Played between Indian Super League side, SC East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan, fans were thrilled again as they have been yearly done since the first tie the Cooch Behar Cup in 1921.
SC East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan find themselves in contrasting positions on the table.
Bagan, impressive from day one of the season, are at the very top of the table and are favorites to walk away with the League Winners' Shield.
The two teams took on each other in the landmark Kolkata Derby at the Fatorda Stadium, Goa at 7.30 IST with a lot more than three points will be at stake.
But at the end of 90 minutes, Mohun Bagan carried the day, winning 3-1.
The two teams were tied 1-1 before the home team marched out in full force against Bengal, causing the visitors to slop and concede a second goal through sloppy play.
Their coach, Tony Grant, attributed the loss to the second goal which he thought was a wrecking gift handed Mohun Bagan.
It was an honest game. Strong game. Obviously, the sloppy goal that we gave away, the second goal was the turning point. It is a derby game, it's a (goal) each and we gifted them the second goal," Grant said after the game.
"In the derby game, the opposition did not do too much to win the game. We helped them." Grant added before concluding that "The second goal was the turning point. Of course. At 1-1, we had bright runs. We gifted them the goal. At 1-1 It was very hard to pick who was going to win the game," he added.