Mohun Bagan, the defending Fed Cup champion started their journey in Fed Cup in a grand style. In the opening match of the tournament Bagan faced another Kolkata outfit Mohammedan Sporting. Mohammedan faced a huge defeat by losing 1-4 margin. It was the come back match for Jose Barreto who scored two brilliant goals and brought a great victory for his team. Sueoka, Chiddi scored one goal each.
Jose Barreto seemed to be delighted with scoring over 200 goals in indian domestic football – the first Foreigner to achieve the feat, as Bagan win 4-1 against Mohammedan Sporting on Monday. The Brazilian international scored twice today taking his career tally to 201 goals.
The first goal happened in the 6th minute when there was a movement from the left wing. and Barreto header flicked into the goal. the balled was initiated by Seuoka from a corner and reached Biswajit who crossed the ball for Barreto who made no mistakes and Bagan was up 1-0.
in 32nd minute Jyothi Kumar equalised. He got past Surkumar and put it to Bagan’s goal (1-1). Theo took a power shot, the ball reached to Jyothi Kumar through a defelction with Sk.Azim, Jyothi was unmarked and Surkumar was little late to reach the ball and Jyothi beat Sangram.
In the 41st minute Seuoka scored for Bagan. This time the movement was from right. Barreto passed the ball to to James who crossed the ball into the box. both Seuoka and Chidi went for the ball – and Seuoka found it His header was on target(2-1).
For next 45 mins both the teams tested each other. Sangram was brilliant to foil couple of Eduardo shots. When every body was certain that the match will end in 2-1. Barreto scored for Bagan in the 90th minute from a Chidi through . He half turned and his power shot was too good for Naseem (3-1).
In the 93rd minute, Chidi got a ball from Ishfaq and his power shot made it 4-1.
Sk. Azim and Surkumar were booked today.
On a serious note, how professional AIFF is? No prize for replying that. Is the chief coach of Mohun Bagan is Karim Banerjee? Don’t fall !!! yes it was in the official team list of Mohun Bagan provided by AIFF.
Team : Sangram, Surkumar, Deepak, Azim, Biswajit, James (Tomba), Rakesh, Sueoka, Snehasish(Ishfaq) ,Chidi , Barreto(Mickey)