After a comprehensive 4-1 win in their first game against the Indian Navy Team at the Durand Cup, the Islanders played out a close run 1-1 draw against ATK Mohun Bagan in their second match. They then eased past Rajasthan United with a 5-1 win in their previous game to confirm their place in the quarter-final of the tournament.
Their opponentsEast Bengal currently sits at the bottom of Group B. They are yet to secure their first win at the tournament having played out two goalless draws against the Indian Navy team and Rajasthan United FC respectively. They lost to arch-rivals ATK Mohun Bagan due to a solitary goal in their previous game.
Who said what
Des Buckingham: I am very happy with the team's performance so far. We have been improving in the way we want to play. We had five different goal scorers in the previous game, so it shows the players are getting into good momentum. We have already secured qualification to the next round of the tournament, but there is still a game left that too against the home side East Bengal. They are a quality side and it will certainly be a good challenge for us, especially with the crowd cheering for them. We are looking forward to the game against East Bengal, and our focus will be to keep the momentum going and stick to the plans.
Where To Watch
The game will kick off at 6:00 pm IST and will be broadcasted on Sports18 1 & Sports18 1 HD and can be streamed online on Voot and JioTV. For our global fans, you follow all the action LIVE on our official Twitter account - @MumbaiCityFC.