Mohun Bagan thrashed SCG by 5-1 today here at Goa. Odafa scored three while Tolgay scored two goals.
Prior to kick-off, Karim suggested his team would not fear playing SCG and within minutes of the start it became apparent the visitors would not be playing a dull game in spite of Echezona Anyichie’s absence who was suspended for the tie.
Despite their conservative approach Bagan created a couple of early opportunities via Tolgay. In the 6th minut he was tripped off. Then in the 10th minute he got another opportunity as moved into SCG penalty area and was tackled by Pratesh Shirodkar – a penalty denied! In the 21st min he again created panic in SCG baox but was denied to convert another opportunity.
Mean while the home team was having double coverage for odafa not allowing him to play.
Meanwhile Bagan boys committed some fouls – Denson and Maithani were booked. But in the 37th min SCG was reduced to 10 men when Dawson Fernandes, who already got a booking in 33rd min handled the ball and the striker was given a marching order.
in 45th min Tolgay tried to score again bt his shot went off target.
Bagan attacked SCG right from the kick off and in 47th min Denson kick was saved. In the 50th min Nabi’s cross for Tolgay was handled in the penalty area by Mathew, and Bagan got a penalty. Odafa made no mistake in converting the same(1-0).
In 54th min Maithani shot was saved. Soon Odafa got a booking for arguing with the referee. In 59th min Tolgay was tackled and Bagan got a free kick. In 64th min Snehasish replaced Maithani.In the following min Tolgay cross for Odafa was foiled.
In 73rd min an Odafa pass to Tolgay was converted well (2-0) but the lead was reduced in 2 mins when Nirmal fouled Martins and Kalu converted the penalty (2-1)
In 80th min Tolgay increased the margin (3-1). Within 2 mins Odafa increased the margin(4-1)
In 90th min Odafa scored his third and 5th for Bagan