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Mohun Bagan 0-1 Maziya Sports & Recreation (AFC Cup 2017 Highlights : Group Stage)
Bagan were need of an equalizer and started the half on the front foot as Maziya sat back. But, after the hour mark the Maldives outfit got back into their grove as the Mariners continued to huff and puff.
This win breathes new life into Maziya’s AFC Cup campaign while its fair to say that the Mariners had their minds on the big game at the weekend. Good night from a rainy Kolkata.
90+4′ PPPPPEEEPPPPPPPP! Referee whistle for Full Time.
90+3′ Mohun Bagan fans are chanting for Goal but seems like their team might not able to score it today.
90+2′ Substitution Maziya No. 21 replaced by No. 30
90+1′ Another free kick for Mohun Bagan this time from left side , Katsumi delivery create havox in the Maziya box but some how they clear the danger .
90′ 4 Minutes of added time.
89′ Prabir Das shot from top of the box goes over the goal .Mohun Bagan needs to show more urgency for the goal here .
87′ Katsumi takes the free kick but again nothing from it . Story of the day.
86′ Azharuddin with brilliant run from the left flank and he is fouled just outside the box . Free Kick to Bagan . Second Yellow for Maziya’s defender kovacevic and he has given marching order by Referee .
83′ Jeje needs to change his jersey as it is tore away by Maziya Defender during small match of wrestling while trying to win the ball.
82′ Maziya players has shown tremoundous engery and they have outnumbered Bagan players when ever Bagan gets the ball .
80′ Sanjoy Sen Gamble of resting key players has back fired , Mohun Bagan still have 10 minutes to score the equalizer .
78′ Another corner for Mohun Bagan , Katsumi takes it once again nothing comes out of it .
77′ Corner for Maziya , Mohun Bagan defense clears it with ease.
73′ Substution for Mohun Bagan: Katsumi Yusa comes on and take the armband from Souvik Ghosh.
72′ Corner for Mohun Bagan but nothing from it .
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59′ Kean Lewis with a cross intended for Prabir Das but the ball was misjudged and the ball goes out of play.
56′ Irufaan is down with an injury is being taken out for treatment.
54′ Umair with another amazing solo run to the Mohun Bagan half but the ball is intercepted by Mohun Bagan defenders.
53′ Maziya look like a completely different team in the second half. They have gone back down on the pitch and Mohun Bagan is attacking with all their might upfront.
51′ Rain has started pouring down here at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium. However the match continues.
49′ Both teams getting back to pace for now. Bagan have a big half ahead.
46′ And the second half is underway!
None of the teams could live up to their expectations. Mohun Bagan tried to play a tactical game but Maziya did their part beautifully and stopped Mohun Bagan from succeeding in their counter attacks. Pavel emerged as arguably the most inspiring player in the visiting squad for his outstanding performances down in the bars throughout the first half. The second half will be back in a few minutes, stay tuned!
45’+1′ Umair is down with an injury and is being taken out on a stretcher as the referee whistles to indicate the conclusion of the first half.
45′ One minute of extra time is added by the assistant referee to the match.
44′ Abdulla with an impressive run through the middle and to the Mohun Bagan box! Three Mohun Bagan defenders join the hunt as the Maldivian striker comes down. Unreal!
42′ Balwant Singh is down with a knock! He looks like in pain but no, the veteran striker is up in his feet and calmly walking towards the midfield.
41′ Maziya is awarded a free kick but the Mohun Bagan players intercepts the shot and takes it back further up in the pitch.
39′ The spectators have gone silent already. For more bad news, it seems like a storm is coming towards the stadium.
35′ Bikramjit (Sr) passes to Kean Lewis but Samooh intercepts the ball halfway and goes on a solo run. Unreal intercepting abilities from Maziya players!
33′ GOOOOOOOAAAAL! Umair scores it past Shibin Raj and its 0-1 in favor of the visitors!
31′ Balwant with a short range diagonal to Jeje but the Mizo striker could not reach the ball in time and Pavel collects the ball once again.
29′ The match is turning out to be a tactical unattractive game for both the sides. Even the supporters are on verge of fuming.
26′ Balwant tries to nutmeg Irufaan once again but the defender blocks all the attempts from the veteran striker. The ball goes back in the middle of the pitch.
23′ Jeje with another chance to score! But no, Pavel comes out and collects the ball before Jeje could send the ball behind him in the nets!
22′ Not sure what Kean Lewis just tried was a Rabona or a simple backheel pass. However, the ball goes out of the game.
20′ Habeeb and Irufaan linking up beautifully in the middle of the pitch for Maziya. Shame they are being dominated in the physical battle with Mohun Bagan in an unfamiliar pitch.
18′ Prabir Das is looking dangerous in the right flank for the hosts as he tries yet another shot intending for the Maziya goalposts!
16′ It looks like Maziya has stopped trying to exploit Bagan’s right wing and are opting to go through the middle.
13′ Balwant dribbles around Irufaan and tries a curling shot on the opposition goal. The ball hits the woodwork and goes out. Wasted!
12′ Maziya is trying to exploit the Mohun Bagan defense. Asadullah goes on an impressive run but is taken down by Mohun Bagan defenders in the end.
8′ Balwant gets a lob from the midfield to the opposition box but the opposition goalkeeper had come out and collected the ball easily. Wasted for Mohun Bagan.
7′ Mohun Bagan are looking more like and more attacking minded as the game matures. Prabir Das tries to put a cross in plate for Jeje in the opposition box but is taken down by Maziya defenders.
2′ The referee has awarded a free kick to the visitors after a handball by Jeje Lalpekhlua in the centre of the pitch.
1′ It looks like both the teams are testing their opponents in this early period of the game. Jeje and Balwant looking lively as the Mohun Bagan striking duo are looking for gaps in the opponent defense.
7:00 pm And the match is underway. Ladies and gentlemen, stay tuned!
6:58 pm The AFC Banner is out and being taken to the pitch. Players have lined up side by side in front of the banner.
6:55 pm The players are coming out of the tunnel and to the pitch. The coaches have also come out and have taken their seat in the dug out.
6:50 pm All the practising players have already gone back to the dressing room. The match is only a couple of minutes away. Stay tuned.
6:48 pm The atmosphere here at the stadium is somehow a tad bit uninspiring for the home team. Roughly 200 people have turned up in the stadium of which all are the home fans.
6:43 pm The visiting coach had decided to make a change in his lineup at the last moment as he decided to put Samaam Gasim in the starting lineup instead of Andrei-Alexandru Cordos.
6:40 pm Mohun Bagan is currently in the second spot in the Group E of the AFC Cup 2017 with 3 points collected from two games. The Mariners of Kolkata are expected to give a tough fight to their Maldivian counterparts this evening for a healthy outcome in this year’s AFC Cup.
6:35 pm Mohun Bagan substitutions: Pawan Kumar (GK), Raju Gaikwad, Katsumi Yusa, Sourav Das, Sanjay Balmuchu, Robinson Singh, Azharuddin.
Maziya S&RC substitutions: Mohamed Samdhooh, Shifaz Hassan, Andrrei-Alexandru Cordos, Iyaan Abdul Aleen.
6:31 pm Mohun Bagan XI: Shibin Raj Kunniyil (GK), Sarthak Golui, Kinshuk (C), Bikramjit Singh (Sr), Bikramjit Singh (Jr), Sauvik Chakraborty, Kean Lewis, Souvik Ghosh, Prabir Das, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh.
Maziya S&RC XI: Matiash Pavel (GK), Milos Kovacevic, Ali Amdhan, Mohamed Irufaan, Samaam Gasim, Abdulla Asadhulla, Aleksandar Rakic, Adey, Ali Samooh, Yasfaadh Habeeb, Momhamed Umair.
6:30 pm Hello and welcome to the AFC Cup Group Stage match between Mohun Bagan AC and Maziya S&RC.