Mohun Bagan stuns Bengaluru FC 3-0 after the national break...

Pulkit Verma  |  Mohun Bagan  |  1 Year Ago

Mohun Bagan cropped out Bengaluru FC 3-0 in the 11th roundup of the Hero I-League. Playing away today, Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca made his priorities clear by resting the likes of Sunil Chhetri,  Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Lenny Rodrigues, while taking off CK Vineeth and Udanta Singh in the 63rd minute. This reflects poorly on the Blues as they seem to already have dropped their guards with four matches to go.


The match was thoroughly protected by the Bagan frontmen as they thrived to put the visitors in their own shell right from minute 14th. Amrinder Singh’s arms fell short to Katsumi Yusa’s grounded shot to make it 1-0 for the home supporters to cheer for. It was the Englishman Darryl Duffy who made it 2-0 with a free header after shrewdly stealing the space from Bengaluru’s defense. Yusa’s second grounder at the far post made it 3-0 for the mariners to wear the party eventually.


With this much needed three points, Mohun Bagan remains in the title contention at the third position with 26 points, trailing by a point to the arch-rivals East Bengal and four points to the surprise package Aizawl FC. Mohun Bagan will be playing East Bengal derby, Minerva Punjab and Aizawl FC in their remaining matches.


Another standout player after the Japanese of the match was Sony Norde. He not only made several chances, but playing a little deep, he managed to assist in all the three goals his side netted in. It was entirely his workout on which Darryl Duffy relished his seventh goal for the season to eventually perch on the third position in the Golden boot race. The Haitian International showed no signs of jetlag as he made spaces in the important positions, often leaving Alwyn George awestruck.


The only standpoint from Bengaluru’s perspective was Udanta’s run down the pitch, outpacing Bagan’s defense at many occasions. However due to lack of support upfront, he couldn’t manage to pullout a breakthrough, except in the 62nd minute when his left-footed strike from outside the box hit the post for a goal kick.

Bengaluru will be playing with their full force in Tuesday’s AFC Cup away fixture against Maziya of Maldives.  



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