A weekend of 2-2 draw between Bagan and Chirag United ended with a reminder that the Sahara Kolkata Premier League is still a place of gripping struggle.

Chirag seized a 2-2 draw when the left-half Munna Mallick and mideo Denson Devadas equalised a Muritala and a Barreto netter as Chidi failed to convert  a penalty to a goal. Chidi himself had got injured and was replaced by Jayanta. But it was Somnath who went beyond his capacities and stopped Bagan from scoring. Add to it – Subrata Bhattacharya’s strategy of players play-acting of injuries and stealing time saved the day for Chirag. 

But Bagan defense allowed Chirag to reach to the goal post almost everytime Chirag attacked. With Federation Cup knocking on the doors the fans and supporters might continue having nightmares with this sort of defense. 


Mohun Bagan: Sangram Mukherjee, Kinshuk Debnath, Sheikh Azim, Karan Atwal, Snehasish Chakraborty, Ishfaq Ahmed (Gouranga Dutta, 80th), Manish Maithani, Jose Barreto, Surabuddin Mallick, Edeh Chidi (Jayanta Sen, 40th), Subair Murithala Ali

Chirag United: Somnath Khara, Subhasish Roy Chowdhury, Arnab Mondal (Safar Sardar, 80th), Chika Wali, Sukhen Dey, Jerry Zirsanga (Gouranga Biswas, 54th), Denson Devadas, Asif K, Munna Mallick (Sheikh Sabir Ali, 90+5th), Joshimar, Junior Elija

Referee: Rathin Mukherjee

Opponent team Chirag United
No. of goal Mohun Bagan scored 2
Opponent scored 2
Number of yellow card shown to MB Players 2
Number of red cards shown to MB players 0
Average age of 1st 11 24.6yrs
Average age of the squad (registered for CFL till now) 23.3 yrs
1st half Score  1 – 1
Style of formation  4 – 3 – 3


Jayanta in place of Chiddi


Gauranga in place of Ishfaq


Man of the match Munna Mollick (Chirag)

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