That would be goodbye from our side for now…
This was Santadeep Dey bringing you all the action as it unfurled at the Mohun Bagan Ground. However, stay tuned to Sportstar for your regular dosage of sports!
|90+3′ The whistle has been blown and it is Mohun Bagan, which has repeated its first half performance to make it 4-0 and has simultaneously made it to the top spot on the league table. It has 11 points from six matches now.
MoM: Nongdomba Naorem
90 It will be +3′ ladies and gents!
89′ Meanwhile, the celebrations and fireworks have already started in the stands and why not?! The home team is set to move to the top of the league table.
84′ GOAL! This is turning out to be embarrassing for the visitor. Naorem from the left wing sends a short lob towards the centre where Gonzalez was waiting to pounce on the opportunity. He heads it to find the second post.
79′ Surabuddin speeds down the right flank and for one moment it felt like we are inching towards Mohun Bagan’s fourth goal. But a timed block by defender Eache saves George Telegraph from further embarrassment.
71′ WHAT A GOAL! Winger Chullova with the all-important assist yet again. He pulls one back to Nongdomba Naorem who scores the third, easy as it goes!
66′ A crucial interception by Mohun Bagan’s Durand Cup semifinal hero Suhair, just outside the box, is followed by another left-footed shot on target. But Laltu was quick enough to dive forward and stop the ball.
62′ Interestingly, Mohun Bagan has changed its gameplay a bit in the second half. What looked like a highly effective defence in the first half, has now seen the GT strikers infiltrate the half on multiple occasions now.
60′ Amod Mahato with a spirited shot on target but Chullova comes to the rescue as he pulls off a crucial block to deny the striker.
54′ Another corner kick for Mohun Bagan and this time Tanmoy will be the one to take it, but George Telegraph’s defence was alert. Cleared!
49′ Beitia to take a corner kick for Mohun Bagan. This gives the audience a reason to cheer as everyone waits for the side’s third goal. Chamorro heads it but this time he fails to slot it home.
47′ Tanmoy’s left-footed ground shot lacked power and MB goalkeeper Debjit had no issues in stopping that fair and straight. The wet outfield owing to the incessant rains over the past few days in Kolkata is causing quite some problems for the attackers.
|45+3′ Mohun Bagan 2 George Telegraph 0: This has been Mohun Bagan’s half all along! The George Telegraph attack has carried no venom and most of the times, Justice and Joel have found themselves unsupported. On the other hand, the Mohun Bagan defence has been as strong as a concrete wall.|
45′ An additional time of three minutes to be played in this half.
42′ YELLOW CARD: And George Telegraph’s Ashim Kumar Dey has been booked after he goes for an unfair tackle on Britto during a counter-attack.
33′ Kibu Vicuna is a happy man! And why wouldn’t he be? Villarreal’s academy product Chamorro finds himself on the scoresheet now after the Mariners fans are treated to another stunning header. A right-footed inswinger from Gurjinder outside the box finds Chamorro within the box . Laltu was clueless!
32′ Beitia, who is now rightly called MB’s “playmaker”, with a through ball to Chamorro, but the latter has been rightly ruled offside.
26′ Sk. Sahil continues to impress and has carried on his Man of the Match performance from the match at Kalyani against Bhawanipur. He is one of the reasons why George Telegraph’s attackers haven’t been able to threaten much today.
19′ Two back-to-back corners won by George Telegraph but no success yet. The first corner, taken by Joel was cleared by Kim Kima. The second corner kick by Mohon has been cleared out of the danger zone as well.
16′ And that is it! VP Suhair has put the Mariners ahead courtesy a stunning header to find the back of the net. Yet another cross from Chullova this time and Suhair makes no mistake as he rushes in to get to the ball ahead of the GT defenders.
10′ And there was Joel Sunday’s first genuine opportunity to put George Telegraph ahead on the scoreline but he misses the golden chance. A wonderful floater comes in from the left, thanks to Justice Morgan, but Sunday, who does manage to get the ball, chips it above the crossbar.
8′ Sk. Sahil’s long ball finds Suhair, but he loses the ball to George Telegraph’s defence line.
2′ Chullova’s searching cross from the right flank is cleared by George Telegraph’s Ashim Das. There is an appeal of a penalty after an MB defender injures himself in an attempt to win the ball in the box, but it has been turned down by the referee.
1′ And George Telegraph has set the ball rolling. This promises to be one exciting evening with the fifth-placed George Telegraph playing against sixth-placed Mohun Bagan. However, whoever wins this contest, leaps to the top of the CFL leaderboard.
|The Playing XI:
Mohun Bagan: Debjit, Kim Kima, L. Chullova, Gonzalez, Gurjinder, Joseba Beitia, Sk. Sahil, Britto, Naorem, Suhair VP, Sanva.
George Telegraph: Laltu, Mohon, Eache, Chinta, Ashim, Rajib, Denson, Bablu, Joel, Tanmoy, Justice.
Referee: Nipel Haldar
Where to watch: The match kicksoff at 3 p.m. IST and will be telecast live on Sadhna News and streamed on its YouTube channel.