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AFC Cup: Bengaluru pounce Mohun Bagan by 2-1

Pulkit Verma  |  Bengaluru FC  |  2 Years Ago

Bengaluru has pulled out a stupendous victory over the Arch-Rivals Mohun Bagan in the opening encounter in AFC Cup group stages. The last season runner-ups have managed to come up from behind after the Mariners took the first half lead through the Captain Katsumi Yusa’s penalty. 

 

The match kicked off with Roca making two changes in the squad that played their last League match against the same opponent at home. CK Vineeth and Salaam Ranjan Singh made into the side while Nishu Singh and Eugeneson Lyngdoh started on the bench. Mohun Banagn made early chances in front the penalty box and scared the entire Bengaluru side. It was in the 35th minute when a Sandesh Jhingan foul in the penalty box on Sony Norde won the visitors their first clear cut chance of scoring and Yusa sent the ball into the net without wasting the opportunity 

Mohun Bagan led the game by a goal at the half time interval. 





The second half began with all Bengaluru dominance. The team not only managed to have a much better possession, but tested the entire Bagan defence with the crisp and precise crosses. The magic began when Roca decided to take Lyngdoh on for Lenny Rodrigues to add strength to the attack force. 

 

It was Jhingan who hit home the first goal of the night for the Blues when his shot deflected from Shilton Paul on the Watson corner buried past the Bagan goalie, before the Captain Sunil Chhetri hit home the winner on a dead ball from outside the 30 yard box. 

 

Bengaluru, now after trouncing the continental rivals, have kept their hopes to progress in the tournament alive after facing a real tough time in the National League. Two wins and a draw in three matches, its certainly an indication of good time for the Roca boys, which for the Maroon and Green brigade, it was nothing less than a tough day as they played Not-So-Bad tonight.





It was Jhingan who hit home the first goal of the night for the Blues when his shot deflected from Shilton Paul on the Watson corner buried past the Bagan goalie, before the Captain Sunil Chhetri hit home the winner on a dead ball from outside the 30 yard box. 

 

Bengaluru, now after trouncing the continental rivals, have kept their hopes to progress in the tournament alive after facing a real tough time in the National League. Two wins and a draw in three matches, its certainly an indication of good time for the Roca boys, which for the Maroon and Green brigade, it was nothing less than a tough day as they played Not-So-Bad tonight.






 

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