William Lalnunfela's star turn brought Aizawl back from the brink and helped hold East Bengal to a 2-2 draw in the season opener for both teams.
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With two leagues running simultaneously, I-League will find it increasingly difficult to compete with ISL, but there's hope for younger players.
As the I-League completes 10 years, ESPN's writers pick their memories of matches or moments that they witnessed first-hand.
Defending champions Aizawl FC begin their title defence away to East Bengal, while the first Kolkata derby of the season will take place on Dec 2.