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3:30 pm: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Gokulam Kerala Vs ATK Mohun Bagan Group D match in AFC Cup 2022. The kick-off is just an hour away! I’m your host Sattyik Sarkar, and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating night of football.

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Gokulam Kerala Vs ATK Mohun Bagan: Build-up

It has been just three days since Gokulam Kerala became the first club in history to defend their I-League title. Facing the mammoth task of defeating Mohammedan SC in their own den, goals from Rishad and Emil Benny ensured they finished the season at the top of the table. With the wind in their sails, the Kerala-based club will take on ATK Mohun Bagan in their AFC Cup opener.

The Mariners trounced Sri Lankan Champions Blue Star and Bangladeshi outfit Abahani Dhaka in the playoff rounds in April to qualify for the group stage. Since then, they have played two practice games – one against Bengal and another against the Indian National Team. ATKMB’s continental priorities are evident, and they will look to kick things off in style in front of their fans.

ATK Mohun Bagan may look much stronger on paper, but Gokulam Kerala are fresh off a league victory and will make things very difficult for the hosts.

With the ghosts of the 6-0 drubbing to Nasaf FC still lingering, the stakes couldn’t have been higher for Bagan. Their failure to land domestic silverware for the second year running added insult to the injury. Given the money splashed to build the squad, the club owners and fans alike are desperate to taste success.

Gokulam Kerala, on the other hand, have a statement to make. The Malabarians have been the dominant force in the I-League for the past two seasons. They have been playing regular football since March, which gives them an advantage over ATKMB, who have been out of competitive action for a month.

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