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Aizawl lose 1-3 to Bengaluru
I-League: Mohan Bagan trounce Salgaocar 4-2
Aizawl/Barasat: Former champions Bengaluru Football Club on Saturday beat Aizawl Football Club by a solitary goal in the first ever I-League match played in Mizoram. Bengaluru FC scored the lone goal in the 27th minute through Curtis Osana to the stunning silence of thousands of home supporters. The home team made 14 goal attempts while their opponents managed had seven tries and Aizawl FC had 67 per cent ball possession in the first half.
Aizawl FC had lost their opening match to Mohun Bagan 1-3 in Kolkata on January 9.
Meanwhile, Reigning champions Mohun Bagan decimated Salgaocar with a crushing 4-2 victory to win their second round I-League encounter, here on Saturday.
Skipper Katsumi Yusa’s 9th minute header from long throw-in by Dhanachandra Singh opened the floodgates before Cornell Glen (28th minute), Luciano Sabrosa (33rd) and Balwant Singh (48th) completed the rout as the green and maroon brigade braced themselves for the derby against arch-rivals East Bengal in the coming round.
However Bagan’s defensive worries remained as the struggling Goans pulled back through Darryl Duffy (69th) and Gurjinder Kumar (86th) but the that was too little too late in the end.
The defending champions climbed to the top of the table pushing Bengaluru FC to second spot on goal difference as both have six points from two matches while Salgaocar remained without any point.
Up 3-0 at the breather, there was no stopping Mohun Bagan as the Goans started conceding easy spaces for the midfielders to play in the ball upfront. (PTI)