FEDERATION CUP CHAMPIONS MOHUN BAGAN REACHED KOLKATA
25.05.2016: The Federation Cup champions,Mohun Bagan reached Kolkata today afternoon after their successful mission in Guwahati. The champions were received by thousands of jubilant fanatics at the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose international airport.
The Mohun Bagan team bus surrounded by the supporters reached the club tent at Kolkata maidan where the footballers were honored by the club officials in presence of the ex footballers and dignities. The club premises were truly in a festive mood when the Mohun Bagan team bus reached the club tent.
After being the runners up in I League, Mohun Bagan won the Federation cup last week when they crashed Aizawl FC by a margin of 5-0, creating a record in the history of the tournament.
MOHUN BAGAN CREATES A HISTORY IN FEDERATION CUP FINAL
21.05.2016 : MOHUN BAGAN - 5-0 - AIZAWL FC (FT..)
MB : Sony Nordi 48', Dhanachandra 59', Glen 73', Bikramjit 82', Jeje 88'
MB : Debjit, Pritam, Luciano, Kingshuk, Dhana, Katsumi, Pronay, Bikramjit, Sony, Jeje, Glen
AIZ : Poirei, Ricky, Kim Kima, Emmanuel, Lalramchullova, Lalruatthara, Yuta, Alfred, Lalmuankima, Albert, Joel.
REF :Ramasawmy Srikrishna :: MOM : Jeje- MB
Mohun Bagan are the champions of the Federation Cup. At Guhawati in a rainy evening the Mariners created a history of scoring a record number of goals in a final of Federation cup when they crashed Aizawl FC in their maiden appearance in the final. This is the fourteenth occasion when Mohun Bagan bagged the crown of Federation Cup which includes two joint winners with their arch rival East Bengal.
MOHUN BAGAN FEDERATION CUP WINNING YEARS :
1978-79 (Jt winners with East Bengal ),80-81(Jt winners with East Bengal), 1982,1883,1986-87,1987-1988, 1992,1993,1994,1998, 2001,2006,2008,2016
SEE MINUTES TO MINUTES UPDATE OF THE FINAL
The dream run of Aizawl FC in the Federation ended as their failed to restrict the might Mohun Bagan in the second session. After an equally exchanged first session the Mariners came back strongly in the second session, hardly allows the North Eastern outfit to create any danger. A change in strategy in the second session by Sanjay Sen yield result as the Mariners played a number of passes at the middle third of Aizawl FC utilizing both the wings. This created a big gap in the central defense of Aizawl FC who had no answer to respond in front well combined attack Sony Nordi, Jeje Lalpeklua and Cornell Glen.
This is the first instance when a team scored five goals at the final of Federation Cup. Mohun Bagan's highest margin victory in the Federation Cup final (3-1) was against Sporting Clube in the year 2006 at Kolkata.
This is Mohun Bagan's first crown at the flag end of the season. Mohun Bagan ended as runners up in the recently concluded I League and won the Federation Cup at Guwahati. This once again proves Mohun Bagan's superiority in Indian football when the rank and file of AIFF and their commercial partner IMGR have different plan in their mind.
SEE MINUTES TO MINUTES UPDATE OF THE FINAL
HERO OF THE MATCH : JEJE LALPEKHUA
FULL TIME Mohun Bagan won Federation Cup 14th time with a 5-0 win against Aizawl FC
90': 2 minutes of added time.
89':Players Change in Mohun Bagan: Souvik in place of Pronay.
88':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Jeje added one more. Azharuddin's pass, Jeje finished it brilliantly to become top scorer of Federation Cup of all time.
87':Players Change in Mohun Bagan: Azharuddin replaced Glen
86':Another brilliant shot from corner, Debjit with another fine save.
85':Joel Sunday's brilliant shot, Debjit fisted it over. Corner to Aizawl FC.
84':Yuta's shot, straight to Debjit.
82':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sony's pass to unmarked Bikramjit, he finished in open net.
82':Foul against Katsumi, free kick to Mohun Bagan.
80':Glen committed foul this time.
STAT :Mohun Bagan last Fed Cup win on 21.12.2008 vs Dempo SC. Goalscorer was Barreto.
77':Yuta's brilliant long ranger, close but wide.
76':Chance to both Sunday and Alfred, good block in Mohun Bagan defence.
74':Mohun Bagan leading 3-0 now in Guwahati .
73':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Glen's back heel and Jeje's shot finds the net.
STAT : Mohun Bagan won 13 times FED Cup - 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2008.
71':Lalramchullova's shot after finding the ball from free kick, went like a sixer. Too much high.
70':Push of Dhanachandra to Sunday, free kick in a very good position .
69': Players Change in Aizawl FC: Lalramzuava replaced Lalruatthara
67':Sony with another fine run, Kim Kima cleared the ball.
66':Lalramchullova's long ranger, went wide.
65':Players Change in Aizawl FC: Brandon replaced Lalmuankima.
65':Joel Sunday's shot, went over the bar.
63':Bad tackle to Katsumi by Lalruatthara, free kick to Mohun Bagan.
62':Ricky's free kick, Kim Kima missed the header.
61':Luciano's bad tackle to Sunday, free kick to Aizawl FC.
59':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Katsumi's corner, Dhanachandra's header finds the net.
58':Katsumi's cross blocked, corner to Mohun Bagan.
58':Alfred's another powerful grounder, fine save by Debjit.
57':Emmanuel's header from Lalmuankima's corner, went wide.
56':Sony cleared a ball from Albert. Corner to Aizawl FC.
54':Chance to Aizawl FC from free kick, but back to back some good block and finally Yuta's cross finds Debjit.
53':Free kick and a long ranger shot from left flank, went wide.
52':Yellow Card to Lalruatthara for his bad tackle to Katsumi.
51':Alfred's cross, nearly finds Albert, but ball went over to him.
50':Alfred committed foul against Katsumi.
49':Lalmuankima's cross, went wide.
48':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Forward pass of Bikramjit, Jeje Chest trap and finds Sony. Sony's shot finds the net.
46':Yuta's shot, straight to Debjit.
46':Second half resumed.
HALF TIME Score remained goalless between Aizawl FC and Mohun Bagan in half time.
45'+3':bad tackle to Pritam, but no foul given by referee.
45'+2':Lalmuankima's long run , good block by Pritam to deny a good chance.
45'+1':Sony's corner, cleared for throw-in.
45':2 minutes of added time.
44':Katsumi's good run and a fine pass to Jeje, Kim Kima blocked and corner to Mohun Bagan.
44':Lalmuankima's cross from left flank, Sunday's header to find Alfred cleared by Pronay.
43':Sony's free kick, went well over the bar.
42':Sony will take it.
41':Luciano's forward pass to Glen, but Emmanuel committed foul against him. Free kick to Mohun Bagan.
40':Aizawl Fc's move through right flank, Kingshuk cleared the ball.
39':Glen with good touch by Emmanuel cleared the ball brilliantly.
36':Alfred's long ranger, went wide.
36':Glen's through to find Jeje, Poirei save the ball.
35':Katsumi's corner, Glen's shot but not much powerful shot helps Poirei to recover.
34':Glen's shot, cleared and a corner to Mohun Bagan.
33':Another move trough Sony, but Aizawl players made some good tackle to block Sony.
32':Bikramjit's foul against Yuta, free kick to Aizawl.
30':Bad tackle to Kim Kima by Kingshuk, Aizawl FC players are furious against referee.
29':Score remains still goalless.
28':Sunday's shot, straight to Debjit.
27':Sony's corner, cleared in defence.
26':Dhanachandra tries to cross, blocked and a corner to Mohun Bagan.
25':Back to back chances to Aizawl FC, Mohun Bagan defence clears the ball.
23':Jeje's header, too easy for Poirei.
22':Alfred's powerful left footed shot, Debjit slips it initially but no dangers done as he save it second time.
21':Joel's tackle to Katsumi, free kick to Mohun Bagan.
20':Sony's free kick, cleared in defence.
19':Yellow Card to Emmanuel for his bad tackle to Sony Norde. Free kick to Mohun Bagan.
18':Albert taking treatment after a head clash. Play resumes.
17':Alfred's free kick, sailed over the bar.
16':Luciano committed foul against Alfred, free kick to Aizawl FC .
15':Lalmuankima's corner, straight to Debjit.
14':Dhanachandra cleared the ball from Albert, corner to Aizawl FC. 3rd Corner of Aizawl FC.
13':Yuta's long ranger, went wide.
13':Pritam's cross, cleared in Aizawl FC defence.
10':Yuta's shot, good save by Debjit.
9':Bad tackle of Pronay, free kick to Aizawl FC.
8':Brilliant through ball of Sony to Glen, fine block by Poirei to deny Glen.
6':Lalmuankima's left footed shot, went over the bar.
5':Aizawl's corner, cleared in defence.
5':Counter attack of Aizawl, Ricky's pass cleared by Luciano.
5':Tackle to Glen just outside the box, referee says play on.
4':Sunday's long run through right flank, Kingshuk blocked it.
3':Sony with a fine run and a minus, both Glen and Jeje's shot blocked and finally Pritam committed a foul.
2':Ball cleared from corner easily by Mohun Bagan.
1':Aizawl FC's attack results a corner.
0':Both the teams are inthe field. Match is about to start.
IT WILL BE A TOUGH MATCH : SANJAY SEN
WE CAN DEFEAT MOHUN BAGAN : JAWHAR DAS
PREVIEW : Mohun Bagan and Aizawl FC will going to meet in the Federation Cup final 2016 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati , on Saturday evening . This is Aizawl FC's maiden entry in the final of the competition as the second team from the North Eastern states. On the contrary Mohun Bagan entered the final of the Federation cup after 2010 had won the crown for the maximum number of times.
After faced the relegation in the I League , Aizawl FC are in a dream run in the Federation cup. Aizawl FC defeated the champions of I League and the defending champions of the Federation Cup Bangaluru FC twice at home as well as in away at the initial stages. Aizawl overcome the challenge of Sporting Clube in the semifinal by proving themselves much superior than the oppornants. While Mohun Bagan are the favorites of the tournament need to cross a hurdle to bag the crown. The Mariners qualified to play the knock out stages in the AFC Cup but yet to win a competition in the current season.
HEAD TO HEAD : MOHUN BAGAN VS AIZAWL FC (2015-16)
2nd March : Mohun Bagan : 2 vs Aizawl FC: 2
26th March : Aizawl Fc : 2 vs Mohun Bagan : 1
In fact Mohun Bagan failed to cross the barrier of Aizawl FC in the I league. The North Eastern outfit halted Mariners unbeaten run, a result which perhaps eventually cost Bagan the Hero I-League title. Though Aizawl FC have to restrict the upfront of Mohun Bagan in the final as Sony Nordi, Jeje Lalpeklua and Katsumi Yusa are capable of creating danger at any point of time.
While interacting in the pre match conference Aizawl FC coach Jawhar Das stated, “We have defeated Mohun Bagan before and we can defeat them again. We are all united for the cause and we are all hoping that the result sways in our favour. Obviously we have to be at our best against Mohun Bagan. But when you play such big matches you need that bit of luck." Mohun Bagan can be rated as the most well combined team in the country in recent days. Though they yet to register a victory against Aizawl FC are eager to turn the situation in their favour.
Sanjay Sen, the head coach of Mohun Bagan while addressing to the media said, “It will be foolish to say Mohun Bagan are the favourites. Aizawl FC have proved themselves in this competitions and they deserve to be in the final. We respect our opponents. It will be a tough match for us.hey have the ability to score goals. They scored five goals in their two away fixtures. They also have the ability to come out good in crunch situations."
MOHUN BAGAN SQUAD FOR FEDERATION CUP FINAL :
GOAL KEEPER: Debjit Majumder, Arnab Das Sharma
DEFENDERS : Kinshuk Debnath, Luciano Sabrosa,Sanjay Balmuchu,Raju Gaikwad, Pritam Kotal,Abhishek Das, Dhanchandra Singh.
MIDFILDERS: Bikramjit Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Katsumi Yusa,Pranay Halder, Souvik Chakraborty.
FORWARDS : Sony Norde, Azaharuddin Mallick, Cornell Glen, Jeje Lalpekhlua.
HEAD COACH : Sanjay Sen
ASSISTANT COACH: Sankarlal Chakraborty