Mohun Bagan win the first game of the second leg against Churchill Brothers by 3-2. Odafa scored all the three goals for Bagan while Barreto alone wasted three opportunities to score. Once Jewel’s shot and once Odafa’s shot hit the cross bar. For Bagan Sangram saved a goal at the dying moments.
Bagan had opted a 4-5-1 strategy against Churchill Brothers but defensive lapse led to conceding a goal in the 4th minute of the game. Bagan came back brilliantly and controlled the midfield. Jewel shot his the cross bar and went out in the 6th minute.
Churchill also went for counter attacks but Bagan defense did well to foil the moves. In the 18th minute Nabi moved from right and his cross found Odafa who chest trapped the ball and placed it to the left of Arindam.
In the 28th minute Odafa bull dozed into CB defense but was unlucky as his shot hit the cross bar and went out.
In the 35th minute Subhasish was booked for unknown reasons. A television replay showed Zeleny fouled a CB player but Subhasish got th booking.
In the second half Barreto came in place of Jewel and Bagan moved to 4-4-2. This worked for Bagan as well as Odafa and Barreto started testing CB defense and they collapsed from time to time.
However Kingshuk got a booked for an unnecessary foul in the 48th minute.
Barreto got two consecutive chances to score but failed. Had it been Jose Barreto 3 years back- both could have been sure goals!
In the 60th minute Manish Bhargav replaced Sur and started operating well from the right flank.
In the 73rd minute Odafa got a pass from Masih and placed the ball well to make it 2-1.
In the 76th minute Barreto was fouled in CB penalty box and Bagan was awarded with a penalty. Odafa took the shot and this time he placed it on the right of Arindam to make it 3-1.
In the 81st minute Henry reduced the margin from a defensive lapse of Bagan.
in the 86th minute injured Rakesh was replaced by Souvik.
In the 94th minute Sangram saves a power shot of Balan.
Barreto and Odafa did well to guide Bagan into the win within the next one minute .
Mohun Bagan: Sangram, Surkumar (Manish Bhargav), Kingshuk, Anwar, Nabi, Jewel (Barreto), Zeleni, Masih (Souvik), Subhasis, Snehasis, Odafa
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