Indian Super League (ISL) rivals Mumbai City FC and Bengaluru FC lock horns in the Durand Cup 2022 final at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday.
Both sides stand at the cusp of history as they look to win their maiden Durand Cup trophy - the oldest running football tournament in Asia. The first edition of the competition was played in British India in 1888.
The Mumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FC Durand Cup 2022 final will kick off on Sunday from 6:00 PM IST onwards. Watch live streaming in India.
Mumbai City FC and Bengaluru FC made it to the Durand Cup 2022 final with cagey 1-0 wins in their respective semi-finals.
Mumbai City FC, managed by Des Buckingham, rode on the extra-time winner from Bipin Singh Thounaojam in the semi-finals against two-time champions and last edition’s finalists Mohammedan Sporting Club. The Islanders will also have a big boost for the final with their captain Mourtada Fall back from injury.
On the other hand, Bengaluru FC sneaked through their semis against Hyderabad FC, the reigning ISL champions, courtesy an own goal from Spanish defender Odei Zabala in the first half.
Despite coming into the final on the back of narrow wins, both teams possess strong attacking line-ups.
Mumbai City FC boast the tournament’s top two goal-scorers, Lallianzuala Chhangte (seven goals) and Greg Stewart (six goals), in their ranks.
Bengaluru FC, under new manager Simon Grayson, have the Indian captain Sunil Chhetri, Javier Hernandez and Fijian forward Roy Krishna at their disposal.
Durand Cup 2022 is the tournament’s 131st edition. As many as 20 teams, 11 from ISL, five from the I-League, and four of the Armed Forces competed in the month-long tournament this year.
Where and when to watch Mumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FC Durand Cup 2022 final live in India
The Mumbai City FC vs Bengaluru FC Durand Cup 2022 final will be telecast live on the Sports18 1, Sports 18 1HD and Sports18 Khel TV channels in India on Sunday (September 18) from 6:00 PM IST onwards.
Live streaming of the MCFC vs BFC Durand Cup 2022 final will be available on the VOOT and JioTV platforms.