5 key stats: Punjab FC 1-1 Quess East Bengal FC
Quess East Bengal FC failed to win against Punjab FC at Ludhiana on Saturday, drawing in consecutive games, have now just 2 points from 2 matches from the I-League campaign.
Here are five key statistics from the game:
11 Matches Undefeated in I-League
Since the loss against Chennai City FC back on 14th January 2019, Coach Alejandro and his boys have been unbeaten for 11 matches now in the I-League.
More interestingly they have come from behind 6 times in those 11 matches to snatch a draw or a win.
Maiden Goal for Mera
Juan Mera González scored his first ever goal for Quess East Bengal FC on Saturday to grab home the equaliser and a point from Ludhiana.
Juan had appeared in 5 matches in the Calcutta Football League. His goal means Quess East Bengal FC now has 9 different scorers in the 2019-20 Season.
Still undefeated away against Punjab FC
Quess East Bengal FC maintained the unbeaten away record against Punjab FC (previously Minerva Punjab FC).This was their 4th trip to Punjab and had won the previous 3 visits against Mr. Ranjit Bajaj’s side.
16-17: Minerva Punjab 0-5 East Bengal (Wedson 3, Plaza, Robin)
17-18: Minerva Punjab 0-1 East Bengal (Lobo)
18-19: Minerva Punjab 0-1 East Bengal (Enrique)
Lack of clean sheet
Quess East Bengal FC has now failed to keep a clean sheet in 3 consecutive games this season. The last one came against NBP Rainbow AC in the Calcutta League.
The Red and Gold brigade has only kept 5 clean sheets this season in the 16 matches they have played.
Worse start to I-League campaign since 2011/12 season
2 points from 2 games is the worst start to an I-League campaign for East Bengal FC since 2011/12 season when they got just 1 point from 2, as they lost the first game against Churchill Brothers and drew the next one against United SC.
Last season, Coach Alejandro managed to grab all 6 points from the first two games but then followed it with 3 defeats!
East Bengal will face NEROCA FC away next, against whom they are still unbeaten both home and away (2 draws, 2 wins).