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I-League 2018-19: 3 reasons why East Bengal can script second Kolkata Derby win over Mohun Bagan

Avik Roy
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 25 Jan 2019, 22:21 IST
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#2 Availability of all six foreigners

East Bengal will get all the foreigners ahead of their match against Mohun Bagan
East Bengal will get all the foreigners ahead of their match against Mohun Bagan

As Enrique Esqueda has joined the team already, East Bengal will get all the foreigners ahead of their match against Mohun Bagan. For the first time, all the foreigners will be available for selection.

East Bengal have suffered without a second striker when Esqueda broke his rib and went back to his country. Come Sunday and he will most probably be included in the starting line-up. “Esqueda is fit and he is ready to play,” Menendez said on Friday.

Esqueda, who missed the first leg of the Derby due to injury, will be eager to make a mark this time. He has developed a good combination with Jobby Justin and the duo could create havoc against the green and maroon side.

If Esqueda starts, then Jaime Santos will have to sit in the dugout. Toni Dovale has already settled himself in the team and he will be starting on Sunday.

All the regulars including Kassim Aidara, Borja Perez and Johnny Acosta are fit and will be there in the starting line-up.

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Published 25 Jan 2019, 22:21 IST
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