The post Uttarayan – and Barreto gives a nice gift to the Mohun Bagan supporters. It came two days late as the scoreline reads Air India 0 : Mohun Bagan 5.
It was an unforgettable outcome on an afternoon the Mariners produced a great performance in absence of a list of players namely Sangram, Deepak, Manju, mohanraj, Masih and Chidi. James was out soon as well.
Bagan(17 points) has returned to the top sport fight at the end of this match chasing Mahindra (20 points), Dempo, Chirag and Churchill (17 points each). Furthermore they will bolster their rank within top 3 if they win the next match against Mahindra.It was all Mohun Bagan right from the word GO, and in particular Jose Bareto, who bossed the attacking third in absence of Chidi Edeh.
In the 5th minute Marcos almost scored but Arnab did well to fist the ball away. In the 9th minute Ishfaq and Biswajit exchanged the ball and Biswajit’s final pass was safed by Arnab. In the 12th minute Sur Kumar cross the ball for Ishfaq from 35 yards. AI defenders averted the move – otherwise Ishfaq was in a scoring position.
In the 23rd minute Ishfaq earned a corner. Marcos took the shot. The ball was getting into the goal -and Khelemba Singh went for a goal line save. In the 27th minute Bagan earned a free kick. Surkumar’s 35 yards free kick was getting into the goal before Arnab fisted the ball out.
In the 38th minute Tomba replaced injured James. Jaes was injured in the 21st minute when he collided with Ibrahim.
As far as AI supporters were concerned Harpreet was the villain just before the end of the first half as Ishfaq Ahmed was tripped down inside the box in 45th minute. Barreto made no mistake in converting the penalty to a goal (1-0)
In the 47th minute Bagan earned a corner as Harpreet headed a ball out. Marcos took the coner – Ishfaq header was saved by Arnab and Barreto got the ball. He made no mistake in pacing it into the goal(2-0)
In the 58th minute Sueoka got a ball and gets into the box from the right flank. He was close to the near post and his minus found Kulothungan. Kulo placed the ball to the far post and Barreto makes sure he does not get into the line (3-0)
In the 62nd minute Bagan earned another corner. Marcos took the shot and another outstanding Ishfaq header found Barreto and Barreto header went past S. James who tried to save the ball with his hand (4-0).
In the 69th minute Azim was in the central part of the ground and his through found Barreto who got into the box, been chased by two Airmen and Arnab, the custodian. Barreto tried to push the ball past Arnab but somehow Arnab managed to hold it with his legs. Barreto snatched the ball from Arnab and from almost Zero Degree placed it inside the box(5-0)
In the 73rd minute Nabeel hit Shilton and earned a booking.
In the 79th minute Banco replaced Barreto. In 86th minute Santa Kumar replaced Ishfaq.
In the 89th minute Santa made a brilliant move from left flank. His cross found Branco who failed to control the ball.
Team : Shilton, Surkumar, Sagram, Azim, Biswajit, James(Tomba), Marcos, Kulothungan, Ishfaq(Santa), Barreto(Branco), Sueoka