East Bengal took on Calcutta Customs at the sold out East Bengal stadium, and the game ended in a goalless draw.
Costa Rican World Cupper Johnny Acosta, who is East Bengal's biggest signing this season, on Thursday said that he joined the I-League giants because of their reputation and not talk of them jumping ship to the more glamorous Indian Super League (ISL).
Days after city football giants East Bengal roped in a high-profile investor, the club's cavalier attitude came to the fore when Costa Rican World Cupper Johnny Acosta's first press briefing could not be take place for want of an interpreter.
Mohun Bagan defeated Rainbow AC 3-2 after going a goal down first, to score a second consecutive win in their CFL 2018 campaign.
WATCH MOHUN BAGAN GET their season officially underway with a Calcutta Football League 2018 first round win against the young guns of Pathachakra
EAST BENGAL'S BID TO ENTER ISL has IMG-Reliance officials' attention, but they are waiting for another situation to develop before making a move.
THE RUMOURED ROBINHO TRANSFER to East Bengal carries the baggage of his sexual assault conviction in Italy
EAST BENGAL, WITH NEW PARTNERS Quess Corp, are drumming up maximum buzz around transfer business to pursue an immediate ISL entry