City Giant Mohun Bagan AC has atlast agreed to play the Big match against their bitter rival East bengal FC tomorrow as scheduled at the Salt Lake stadium, Match starting from 5.30pm (IST)
Bagan had intially ruled off the possibility of the derby match if the IFA did not play an out-station refree. But as on 16.08.2007, the IFA has decided that they couldnot provide an outstaion refree for the match but they have assured that on the appeal of Bagan for impartial refreeing in the derby, a committee of refrees will be formed who will observe the refree's decessions.
Bagan club secretary is happy with this provision and declared that Bagan will play the derby tomorrow as scheduled.
Bagan go into the match staying two points behind their adversary.
East Bengal are on 12 points from their 4 matches with a goal difference of +8
While Bagan are on 10 points from their respective 4 matches withe same goal difference.
The media has put forward this match as a battle between the brazilians of the two teams, Barreto and Edmilson. Many have subjected them to comparison and predicts that this will the battle of the two players as both of them are in their top form; both of them sharing the spot for the Top scorer in the ongoing CFL, 5 goals from 4 matches.