East Bengal went one goal ahead in the 18th minute through Alvito D'cunha, but could not hold onto the slender lead as Bagan piled on some pressure in the 2nd half. Bagan young gun, Lalawpuia scored the equaliser in the 73rd minute through a header off a Lalkamal corner. Pressure mounted in the game as both teams tried to get one past the other, but Bagan in the 83rd minute went ahead, thanks to an acrobatic Lalawmpuia who scored his second to win it for Mohun Bagan seven in a row in the CFL.
Bagan move to the league top after the First Leg. Mohd. Sporting though has one last match left before end of the first leg with 3 points behing Bagan. East bengal end their 1st leg with 11 points!