I-League | East Bengal suffer blow in title race as Aizawl FC holds side to 1-1 draw
By migrator | Feb 26, 2019, 14:07 IST
KOLKATA, February 26, 2019: East Bengal's title aspirations suffered a huge blow as they were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Aizawl FC in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Monday.
Relegation-threatened Aizawl, placed ninth on the points table, took a shock lead in the 23rd minute riding Leonce Dodoz's goal.
East Bengal responded in the second half through in-form Mexican striker Enrique Esqueda in the 65th minute but failed to find the all-important winner which could have taken them to within five points of leaders Chennai City FC with a game in hand.