East Bengal start Fed Cup campaign with easy win

Cuttack: Led by Brazilian forward Tolgay
Ozbey`s double strike, reigning champions East Bengal defeated
Air India 3-1 in the inaugural match of the 32nd Federation
Cup Football Tournament here on Tuesday.

The red-and-gold brigade went ahead in the 27th minute
through Ozbey, who found the back of the net after penetrating
the Air India defence. East Bengal doubled the lead 11 minutes
into the second half when Ozbey converted a penalty.

Seven minutes later, East Bengal got their third, thanks
to Rabin Singh`s superb skills with ball.

Struggling against a dominant East Bengal side, Air India
reduced the margin through Vijith Setty, who converted from
the spot.



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