In the opening match of the season Mohun Bagan locked horns with long-time rival Mohammedan Sporting in Durand Cup. The mini-Kolkata Derby saw the ultras of Mohun Bagan kicking off their season with a tifo that depicted the beginning of the Spanish era of Mohun Bagan under the supervision of the new gaffer Kivu Vicuna alongside the inclusion of Spanish national like Fran Glez, Joseba Beitia, Fran Morante & Salva Chamorro in the squad. The tifo showed a Spanish warrior taming a mad bull. A classic depiction of famous Spanish bullfighting games. The tifo delivered a strong message that from now on the mad bulls in every rival’s camp will be tamed.
Before the match MBC brought in the ‘cold smoke bombs’ which was first to be used by any ultras group in Indian football circuit. The pictures of the ultras photo shoot went viral after they were posted on social media.