Kolkata soccer giants Mohammedan Sporting started their 131st Indian Oil Durand Cup marketing campaign with a thumping 3-1 win over defending champions FC Goa, within the event opener at Kolkata’s Vivekanada Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Tuesday (August 16). Muhammed Nemil opened the scoring for the champions within the thirty fourth minute of the primary half with a surprise objective, his second such effort in two years, however the house workforce got here again robust within the second half to first equalise by Pritam Singh (48’) after which go forward with six minutes of regulation time left by substitute Faslu Rahman.
Talisman Marcus Joseph put the icing on the cake with a 3rd within the third minute of stoppage time. Positioned in Group A alongside Bengaluru FC, Jamshedpur FC and the Indian Air Power, each groups wanted a win to make sure a possible top-two end to qualify for the knockouts. Mohammedan coach Andrey Chernyshov will definitely return the happier of the 2, seeing each his first eleven and bench performing with aplomb.
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The sport was preceded by a gap ceremony the place Mamata Banerjee, Hon. Chief Minister, West Bengal was Chief Visitor. There have been Military Bands on show and star singers Papon and Rewben Mashangwa rendered the event theme tune, earlier than the Chief Visitor was launched to the gamers and assist employees of each groups.
A sport of two-halves
Deggie Cardozo the Goa gaffer regardless of fielding a comparatively inexperienced aspect opted for an attacking 4-3-3 formation to start the sport, whereas Mohammedan went the regulation 4-4-2 with Trinidadian Marcus upfront with the younger Rahul Paswan.
Nonetheless, it was the Gaurs who drew first blood when simply over the half-hour mark, Nemil discovered himself with some house simply exterior the field and fully wrong-footed the keeper Shankar Roy with a tasty chipped shot on the flip.
The Black & White brigade come again robust
The second half was all Mohammedan as Pritam Singh discovered a unfastened ball contained in the field after the Goa custodian had parried away a Sk. Faiaz cross. He made no mistake. Mohammedan continued to assault and Marcus specifically missed a number of gilt-edged alternatives. Then Chernyshov made an impressed double substitution bringing in Abhash Thapa and Faslu Rahman with simply over 10 minutes of the sport left. The 2 subs mixed successfully as Man of the Match Faslu received on the finish of an Abhash cross and Mohammedan had been nicely on their solution to avenge final 12 months’s last defeat.
Then with the sport in stoppage time, Marcus tapped in from near make it 3-1 to the enjoyment of the 30,000 odd native supporters within the stadium.