Exclusive: East Bengal plays a friendly game before players leave for Christmas vacation!
Last Updated 7:55 PM 22nd December 2019 .
With the Kolkata Derby postponed and there is ample time before the next game against Churchill Brothers, Coach Alejandro Menendez has allowed his team a 5 day Christmas vacation starting from tomorrow before they again start their preparation for the Churchill Brothers game.
Today, the team was divided into two halves and a practice game was played where the Team in Whites defeated the Team in Red by 4 goals to 1 with goals from Ronaldo Oliveira, Jaime Santos, Pintu Mahata and Manoj Mohammed for the Team in Whites while Bidyashagar Singh scored the only goal for the Team in Red.
East Bengal fans can be happy with the fact that Captain Didika Ralte has joined in the practice and played the game for the Team in Red, along with Borja Gomez, both coming back from injuries.
There were few absentees also with Marti Crespí being absent due to a slight knock and Marcos de la Espada, Lalthuammawia Ralte were given rest, while Mehtab Singh is still recovering from his sickness.
East Bengal Red: Rakshit Dagar, Borja Gomez, Arpan Polley, Rohlupuia, Bidyashagar Singh, Juan Mera, Boithang Haokip, Samad Ali Mallick, Abhijit Sarkar, Brandon, Didika Ralte.
East Bengal White: Mirshad, Asheer Akhtar, Prakash Sarkar, Kamalpreet Singh, Manoj, Kassim Aidara, Tondomba Naorem, Jaime Colado, Subhoneel, Ronaldo, Pintu Mahata