ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC play out exciting 1-1 draw

ATK Mohun Bagan –1 (Liston Colaco 40’) Mumbai City FC – 1 (Jorge Diaz 76’)

Kolkata, Wednesday, August 24, 2022:

ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) and Mumbai City FC
(MCFC) played out an exciting 1-1 draw in a Group B 131st IndianOil Durand Cup clash, at the
Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK). Liston Colaco drew first blood for the green
and maroons in the first-half, only to see that effort cancelled out by Argentine striker Jorge
Pereyra Diaz, in the second. MCFC now have four points from two games while ATKMB have
picked up their first, after going down to Rajasthan United in their first game.
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The ATKMB coach Juan Ferrando effected four changes in his starting eleven, including keeper
Vishal Kaith in goal in place Arsh Shaikh, who had started the first match. Des Buckingham,
the MCFC gaffer made just the one, bringing in Ahmed Jahouh to start in place of Pereyra Diaz.
Fast paced start
The match started at a ferocious pace with ATKMB doing most of the attacking in the first 20
minutes of the first-half.
Liston, as early as the second minute, made a dazzling run from the right and unleashed a rightfooter from inside the box to beat keeper Phurba Lachenpa in the MCFC goal, but the right
upright came to the rescue. Another solo run by the Goan in the 12th minute was thwarted by an
alert Rahul Bheke in the MCFC defence.
Bipin Singh got the first chance for MCFC in the 16th, but Pritam Kotal made a similar
intervention and from the resulting corner Bheke’s header went over the target.
Then Finish world cupper, Joni Kauko got a loose ball inside the box in the 18th minute, but
missed his connection totally.
In the 35th minute, Bipin Singh found Alberto Ripoll inside the box and the Spaniard sidestepped Ashish Rai for a shot on target but the effort was aimed straight at Vishal Kaith in the
ATKMB goal.
The goal came in the 40th minute. It started with Florentin Pogba in the middle of the park who
controlled the ball with some skill to shrug off two MCFC challengers and passed square to his
left to Deepak Tangri. The Indian Arrows product found Frenchman Boumous over on the right
flank who spotted the run of Ashish Rai inside the box and played him on. Ashish’s strike on
target was saved by Lachenpa, but Liston was at hand and bulged the rebound into the roof of
the Mumbai net.
MCFC could have equalized four minutes later when Greg Stewart found Bipin Singh in the
clear with a floater, but the Manipuri’s header was straight at Vishal again.