Aizawl FC's William Lalnunfela scored deep into stoppage time to pour cold water on East Bengal's victory ambitions and hold them to a 2-2 draw in an entertaining I-League football encounter here on Tuesday.
Brazilian defender Eduardo Ferreira (66th minute) and Japanese midfielder Yusa Katsumi (72nd) gave the hosts a two-goal cushion only for Lalnunfela (74th) to pull one back in the next minute.
Only a handful of spectators turned up at the revamped Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
It was one way traffic for the home side as the likes of midfield general Yusa Katsumi and the impressive Brandon Vanlalremdika tried to make inroads only to be thwarted in the final third.
Initially the state government had said that regulations do not permit two matches to be held in 48 hours' time at the same venue.
East Bengal and Aizawl now have one point from their first outing this season.