Mohun Bagan starts AFC Cup Group Stage (D) with a clear 2-0 win against Bengaluru FC in Maldives National Stadium , Male.
Mohun Bagan opted for 3-5-2 mostly in the first half. However in the second half the iLeague champion of 2019-20 and ISL runners up 2020-21 had Manvir put down in the defense to support the defenders.
Bagan midfield was rock solid, did not give Bengaluru , the arch rivals in the current decade much space.
Bagan scored one goal each in each half of the game, with Roy Krishna converting a Carl McHugh placer to a goal in 39th minute and then Subhashish , the birthday boy, scored the second in 46th minute from a David Williams through. Hugo Boumous and Sumit Rathi were booked today.
Squad – Amrinder, Subhashish, Sumit, McHugh, Pritam, Williams (Liston) , Hugo (Bidyananda), Deepak, Lenny, Manvir, Krishna (Sahil)