I-League 2019-20: East Bengal appoint Mario Rivera as head coach following resignation of Alejandro Menendez
Rivera, who was a former deputy to Menendez, has been appointed as head coach till the end of the season (31 May), the club said in a statement
East Bengal currently have eight points from seven matches. Mohun Bagan on the other hand lead the standings with 17 points from eight matches.
Back in their own backyard, East Bengal will host Kerala outfit Gokulam Kerala FC in a must-win I-League match for both the teams on Wednesday.
I-League 2019-20: Coach David Robertson promises attacking football as Real Kashmir face East Bengal in campaign opener
East Bengal drew with Real Kashmir at home and scored a victory in Srinagar last season and this will give them a psychological advantage before they start their season.
Mohun Bagan looked the stronger team and created many chances but failed to find the net for the deciding goal
Defending champions Mohun Bagan will be under pressure to deny the Alejandro Menendez-coached East Bengal a hat-trick of derby wins when the arch-rivals clash in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division at Kolkata on Sunday.
Durand Cup, Calcutta Football League scheduling clash an 'absolute disaster,' says East Bengal coach Alejandro Menendez
Menendez took charge in his second season at the red-and-gold, preparing his wards for the Calcutta Football League Premier Division A and the AIFF Super Cup
I-League 2018-19: Fitter and sharper East Bengal edge Mohun Bagan in a Kolkata derby devoid of genuine quality
The Kolkata derby was game of fine margins – East Bengal registering a 2-0 victory and thus a league double over their arch rivals after 15 years