FEDERATION CUP FOOTBALL CUTTACK - 2017

Mohun Bagan 0-2 Bengaluru FC in Fed Cup
VINEETH'S BRACE : BENGALURU FC LIFTS THE FEDERATION CUP

21.05.2017 : MOHUN BAGAN 0-2 BENGALURU FC - (FT)
SCORER : C.K.VINEETH 106', 118'(BFC)

MB : Debjit, Pritam, Eduardo, Anas, Subhashis, Katsumi Yusa, Souvik Chakraborty, Sehnaj, Sony, Duffy, Balwant.
BFC : Amrinder, Salam Rajan, Johnson, Juan, Khabra, Sandesh, Udanta, Lenny, Lyngdoh, Alwyn, Lenn.

REFEREE: C.R. SRIKRISHNA
Mohun Bagan 0-2 Bengaluru FC in Fed Cup

REPORT: A brace by C.K. Vineeth in the extra time helped Bengaluru FC to lift the Federation Cup. At Cuttack today in an electrifying atmosphere, Bengaluru FC showcased an improved performance, but were unlucky within the ninety minutes when Referee Srikrishna disallowed goals each in both the halfs.

Mohun Bagan were reckoned as favourites before the kick off by the experts. But, it was Albert Roca who proved to be much calculative in his approach as his brigade hardly allowed Katsumi Yusa and Sony Norde, to create any danger in the entire match. Bangaluru FC played like a unit in all the departments with Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Lenny Rodriges controlling the midfield, while John Johnson and Sandesh Jhingan leading the defence from behind.

Mohun Bagan had the chances to score from but failed to capitalise even from the close range in both the halfs. In the extra time it was entirely dominated by Bengaluru FC, created positive opportunities by Cornell Glen and C. K. Vineeth. Finally it was Vineeth who did all the damage in the Mariners citadel scored twice (106m,118m) brilliantly utilising his individual brilliance with sheer speed.

This is second occasion when Bengaluru FC wins the Federation Cup. In the year 2014-15 Bengaluru FC won the Federation Cup defeating Dempo sports Club of Goa by a margin of 2-1.


MINUTE TO MINUTE UPDATES AND STATISTICS

120+2': SCORE: MOHUN BAGAN 0-2 BENGALURU FC

FULL TIME: BENGALURU FC LIFTS THE FEDERATION CUP FOR 2ND TIME DEFEATING MOHUN BAGAN BY A BRACE IN THE FINAL AT BARBATI STADIUM ORISSA. GOALS SCORED BY C.K. VINEETH IN 2ND HALF OF EXTRA TIME.
120': 2 minute added time.
118': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-0 to Bengaluru FC. A good individual effort by C.K.Vineeth. He got past a host of Mohun Bgan defenders and scored for Bengaluru FC.
117': Back to back corner for Mohun Bagan, Sony's kick followed by Jeje's header missed the taget.
116': Corner kick of Sony from the left cleared by Gleen out of the danger zone.
115': 5 minutes in hand. Bengaluru FC is leading 1-0 in the Federation Cup.
STAT 14 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 21.05.2016. Mohun Bagan beat Aizawl FC 5-0. Jeje-2, Dhanachandra Singh, Bikramjit Singh and sony Norde scored for Bagan.
Mohun Bagan 0-2 Bengaluru FC in Fed Cup

112': Attack of Mohun Bagan from the left , a forward pass to Jeje cleared but cleared by Juan out of the danger zone.
110': A good collection by Amrinder from a cross pass ball from Katsumi before Sony could react.
106': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Bengaluru FC. C.K.Vineeth's goal bound shot from top of the box deflected of Anas and enter in the net.
106': 2nd half of extra time starts.
STAT 13 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 21.12.2008. Mohun Bagan beat Dempo SC 1-0. Jose Barreto scored for Mohun Bagan.

105': HALF TIME OF EXTRA TIME. SCORE MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
104': CHANCE TO BENGALURU, Vineeth's left footer from a right sided cross just saved by Debjit.
101': Slow pace now in the match.
0': STAT 12 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Harmanjot Singh Khabra-the first eleven player of Bengaluru FC today have an experience to score against Mohun Bagan in the Federation Cup Final in the year 2006. In the Final against Sporting Goa on 30.12.2006 Mohun Bagan won 3-1 via tie breaker while the schedule time ended 1-1. Favio Vidal scored for Mohun Bagan and Khabra scored for Sporting Goa that day.

98': Free kick for Bagan as Sony was fouled by Sandesh from Behind.
96': REPLACEMENT- BENGALURU FC : Nishu Kumar in and Khabra out.
95': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
93': Goal kick for Bengaluru FC from an attack of Sony.
EXTRA TIME 90+1 : Extra time Match Starts.
STAT 11 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 30.08.2001. Mohun Bagan beat Dempo SC 2-0. Jose Barreto and Abdul Seriki scored for Mohun Bagan.

90+3': AFTER 90 MINUTES: MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BANGALURU FC. NOW EXTRA TIME TO START SOON
90+2': It's Jeje again.....missed from a close range following a cross pass from Balwant from the right
90+1': What a chance missed by Jeje ,,,,,his push from a close range saved by Amrinder
STAT 10 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 12.09.1998. Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal 2-1. Amit Das and I,M Vijayan scored for Bagan while Carlton chapman scored for East Bengal..

90': 3 minutes added time
87': Bengaluru creating pressure in Mohun Bagan half as Raju cleared a pass from Vineeth for a corner
86': Lyngdoh's corner kick cleared by Anas out of the danger zone

86': STAT 9 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 03.05.1994. Mohun Bagan beat Salgaocar SC 3-0 in Tie breaker the schedule time was ended 0-0.
85': Duffy's header easily collected by Amrinder following a pass from Sony
83': Glen was blocked by Raju at the age of 18 yards following a forward pass from Lyngdoh
80': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
86': STAT 8 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 28.04.1993. Mohun Bagan beat Mahindra and Mahindra 1-0 where V.P Satyen scored for Bagan.

75': REPLACEMENT MOHUN BAGAN: Raju in , Eduardo out
74': Lyngdoh's free kick cleared hit the human wall and finally cleared by Anas
73': Gleen brought down by Shehnaj deep inside the Mohun Bagan half free kick for Bangaluru Br> 72': REPLACEMENT FOR BENGALURU : Gleen in , Len out
71': A cross pass from Jeje from the right but cleared by Johnson out of the danger zone
70': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
75': STAT 7 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final ON 17.02.1992. Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal 2-0. Debasish Sarkar and Chima scored for Bagan.

68': It's still goal less , both the teams are playing open football are in search of a goal
66': A good effort by Jeje after beating a host of Bengaluru defenders but his weak shot went straight to Amrinder
64': REPLACEMENT MOHUN BAGAN: Prabir in , Subasish out
62': REPLACEMENT MOHUN BAGAN: Jeje in , Souvik out
61': REPLACEMENT BENGALURU : Udanta out, Vineeth in
60': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
65': STAT 6 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 27.05.1987. Mohun Bagan beat Goan side Salgaocar SC 2-0. Sisir Ghosh and Narinder Thapa scored the goals for Mohun Bagan.

65': A cross pass from sony after covering a long space but no Mohun Bagan footballer was there to reach the ball
58': Sony's shoots wide from inside the 18 yards ... Bengaluru survived
55': What a miss by Udanta.... he failed to place the ball in the open goal as Debjit was not in his position
54': A brillant save by Amarinder... he punched away a powerful shot from Balwant
53': A weak header from Sony following a cross pass from Sehnaj easily collected by Amrinder
51': A good tackle by Sehnaj as he denied on rushing Udanta who was really looking dangerous
50': Sandesh's shoots wide following a free kick from Juan
48': Johnson's goal once again disallowed by the Referee following a free kick from Lyndoh. Controversial decision by the Referee.
47': Eduardo fouled Udanta deep inside the Mohun Bagan half ... free kick to Bangaluru
46': Second session starts , Mohun Bagan kicks off
45+1': HALF TIME SCORE : MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BANGALURU FC
45': 1 minute added time
43'; It's a good contested match so far as both the teams had the chance to score.
41': A good tackle by Johnson as he denied Balwant at the age of 18 yards following a pass from Katsumi
40': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
38': A counter attack by Khabra from the right flank but his forward pass to Udanta cleared by Subhasis
37': A good combined move by Katsumi and Duffy but finally Pritam shoots wide for a goal kick to Bengaluru
35': STAT 5 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 25.09.1986. Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal 5-4 in tiebreaker as the schedule time ended 0-0.

34': A good cross by Udanta from the right but Len was a bit slow in reacting as the ball rolled over the goal line
33': A good tackle by Salam he denied overlapping Pritam following a pass from Souvik from the midfield
31': A good counter attack by Bangaluru but Lens cross pass cleared pass by Subasish before Lyndoh could reach
30': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BENGALURU FC
29': A chance for Mohun Bagan ..... Sandesh cleared a push from Katsumi from the goal line following a corner from Sony from the left
25': STAT 4 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 02.05.1982. Mohun Bagan beat Mafatlal Mills 1-0 in the Final where Surojit Sengupta scored the only goal for Mohun Bagan.

28': A cross pass from Pritam from the right cleared by Johnson for a corner
27': A long forward pass from Lyngdoh as Debjit came out at the age of 18 yards to collect denying Udanta
26': A curling cross pass from Subasish easily collected by Amrinder as Balwant was a bit slow in reacting
5': STAT 3 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 10.05.1981. Mohun Bagan beat Mohammedan SC 2-0 where Ulaganathan and Shyam Thapa scored for Mohun Bagan.

23': Lyngdoh's corner kick cleared out of the danger zone by Anas
21': A brilliant save by Debjit he denied Udanta from a close range. Udanta push the ball following a forward pass from Lenny
20': A prompt shot by Balwant from a loose ball deep inside the Bangaluru half but the ball went wide
20': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BANGALURU FC
18': Udanta's shot following a corner from Lyngdoh went inside the goal but Referee disallowed as Len was in a offside position
17': A curling corner kick from Lyngdoh from the left punched away by Debjit out of the danger zone
16': A good goal keeping by Debjit as he came out and collects a forward pass from Lyngdoh as Len was following the ball
15': STAT 2 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Fed Cup Final on 08.05.1980. Mohun Bagan and East Bengal Joint Winner. The match ended 1-1. Mihir Bose scored for Mohun Bagan and Md. Habib scored for East Bengal.

13': Sony unable to reach to a forward pass from Souvik as the ball rolled over the goal line
12': Sehnaj's free kick went wide for a goal kick
11': YELLOW CARD to Lyngdoh as he tackled Sony who was cutting inside beating a host of defenders
10': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 BANGALURU FC
10': YELLOW CARD to Sony as he pushed Khabra unnecessarily when the play is stopped for free kick
8': Sehnaj shoots high over the cross bar following a back pass from Balwant
7'; A good defending by Sandesh as he blocked Balwant inside the 18 yards who was moving dangerously following a pass from Katsumi
5': A good move through the middle by Len but he was covered by Eduardo and Anas and finally ball rolled over the goal line
3': A cross pass by Sandesh from the left headed away out of the danger zone by Anas
3': A good combined move by Khabra and Salam but finally blocked by Subasish
2': A cross pass from Udanta from the left as Debjit came out from his place to collect
1': Match started, Bangaluru kicks off
0': STAT 1 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : Mohun Bagan and East Bengal Jointly won Fed Cup 1978. In the final on 07.05.1978 ended 0-0 and on 09.05.1978 again ended 0-0.
0': This will be the 6th meeting in the season. Mohun Bagan won twice, Bengaluru once and twice match ended without result.
0': Match will start at 7 Pm IST.

A COMPETITIVE FEDARATION CUP FINAL AWAITS ON SUNDAY

PREVIEW: The stage is all set for yet another high profile match at Cuttack as the two top reckoned team in Indian football Mohun Bagan and Bangaluru FC will going to fight for the honour in the final of the 38th Federation Cup. Mohun Bagan, the reigning champions and the second seeded team in the recently concluded team I League defeated the arch rival East Bengal by a brace while Bengaluru FC prove themselves superior when they overcome the strong hurdle of the I league champions Aizawl FC in the semifinal by a solitary goal.

The Mariners will definitely start as favorite as the team are performing as a unit with a lot of option in the armory of Sanjay Sen. The Bagan upfront will going to lead by the Haitian star Sony Nordi who is ably supported by Balwant Singh, Darrel Duffy.

 The Last 5 Meeting in the Season   
17.05.2017 AFC  MB  3-1 BFC 	
12.05.2017 FC 	MB  1-1 BFC
01.04.2017 IL 	MB  3-0 BFC
14.03.2017 AFCC BFC 2-1 MB
11.03.2017 IL   BFC 0-0 MB
 MONUN BAGAN 14 TIMES WINNER : STAT : NARAYAN DASGUPTA 
07.05.1978 : 0�0 East Bengal &
09.05.1978 : 0�0 East Bengal (jt. winner)
08.05.1980 : 1�1 East Bengal (jt)
10.05.1981 : 2-0 Mohammedan SC
02.05.1982 : 1-0 Mafatlal Mills  
25.09.1986 : 0-0, 5-4 (Pen) East Bengal  
27.05.1987 : 2-0 Salgaocar SC  
17.02.1992 : 2�0 East Bengal  
28.04.1993 : Mohun Bagan  1�0 Mahindra 
03.05.1994 : 0�0, 3�0 (pen) Salgaocar SC 
12.09.1998 : Mohun Bagan 2�1 East Bengal 
30.08.2001 : 2�0 Dempo SC
30.12.2006 : 1-1, 3�1 (Pen) Sporting  Goa  
21.12.2008 : 1�0 Dempo SC  
21.05.2016 : 5�0 Aizawl F.C.  

In spite of an exempilary performance in I League and so far in the Federation Cup Mohun Bagan yet to win a trophy in the current year. While interacting in the pre match press conference at Cuttack, Sanjay Sen the chief coach of Mohun Bagan said, "Mohun Bagan will be looking for nothing less than winning the trophy.We have prepared for it and now we are ready to give our best and win the Hero Fed Cup Trophy. Bengaluru FC have also studied our players, so have we theirs. It is an advantage and a disadvantage of facing a known opponent and since Bengaluru FC are one of the strongest teams in India, it will be a very competitive final.”

Bangaluru Fc's way are quite tough as they will miss the service of skipper Sunil Chhetri, and midfielder Cameron Watson, who is suspended for tomorrow’s final. Bangaluru FC lost against Mohun Bagan at Kolkata but are confident to win the trophy on Sunday evening.

In the pre match press conference at Cuttack, "Mohun Bagan are favorites to win the Federation Cup and they (Mohun Bagan) deserve to be in the final. Bengaluru FC it is important to be in the finals of the Federation Cup and tomorrow we have another opportunity to win a trophy and we have to make the most out of it. I will be a very happy man if we win the final tomorrow.” The match will kick off at 7 pm.

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Mohun Bagan 2-0 EAST BENGAL in Fed Cup
OPPORTUNIST MARINERS ENTERED THE FINAL OF THE FEDERATION CUP

14.5.2017 : MOHUN BAGAN 2-0 EAST BENGAL - (FT)
MB : Duffy 34', Balwant Singh 83'
MOM : Debjit Mazumder - (Mohun Bagan).
EB : Subhasish, Rahul, Gurwinder, Arnab, Narayan, Rolwin,Mehtab, Rafique, Bikash, Wedson, Plaza.b

MB : Debjit, Pritam, Deuardo, Anas, Subhasish, Yusa, Souvik Ch, Sehnaj, Sony, Balwant, duffy...... REFEREE : M.B.Santosh Kumar (KERALA)
Mohun Bagan 2-0 EAST BENGAL in Fed Cup
The defending champions Mohun Bagan entered the final of the 38th Federation Cup. At Cuttack they defeated the arch rival East Bengal by a brace, to meet Bangaluru FC in the final on the 21st of May.

The match can be analysed in two ways. Mohun Bagan utilised the opportunity that came in their way in both the halfs and convert the match in their favour even East Bengal dominated all through the entire ninety minutes. The Mariners prove to be opportunist in the upfront and scored from the gaps in the central defense of East Bengal who had no answer to respond. It can be summarized that Mohun Bagan played a much calculative game and bag the match in their favour .

On the contrary it was an exhibition of missed opportunity showcased by the Red and Gold in the entire ninety minutes. In fact, East Bengal strikers lead by Willis Plaza failed to score in numerous occasion even from the hand shaking distance from the goal keeper or when the the Mohun Bagan central defenders were not in their position. Morgan era had ended in East Bengal but the new group of coaches failed to realise their footballers the utility of scoring goal in a football match . East Bengal enjoyed the more territorial supremacy than the oppornant Mohun Bagan, but lost the match only because of missing the opportunity of scoring goals.

In the first semifinal Bangaluru FC defeated the I League champions Aizawl FC in a solitary goal scored by Watson from a penalty. It was a dramatic finish when the Bangaluru FC goal keeper Amrinder Singh blocked a spot kick by at the final minute of the added time.


Mohun Bagan 2-0 EAST BENGAL in Fed Cup
14 Times (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2006, 2008, 2015–16) Federation Cup winners Mohun Bagan reached the final to face Bengaluru FC. This is Mohun Bagan's 20th entry in the final.

90+4': FULL TIME SCORE: MOHUN BAGAN 2-0 EAST BENGAL
90': 4 minutes added time.
88: REPLACEMENT MOHUN BAGAN : Balwant out and Jeje in.
STATISTICS 07 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : In Federation Cup Semi Final Derby held on 31.12.2009 at Guwahati, East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan 2-0, Mehtab Hossain and Yusuf Yakubu scored for East Bengal.

85': MOHUN BAGAN 2-0 EAST BENGAL
85': REPLACEMENT MOHUN BAGAN : Duffy out and Probir in.
83': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-0 to Mohun Bagan,Brilliant cross of Yusa from right wing followed by a half volley from Balwant Singh beat Subhasish.
STATISTICS 06 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : In Federation Cup Semi Final Derby held on 18-12.2008, Mohun Bagan won through tiebreaker 5-3. Schedule time was 1-1. Sanju Prodhan scored for East Bengal and Barreto scored for Bagan..
Mohun Bagan 2-0 EAST BENGAL in Fed Cup

75':Bikash's corner kick and effort of Plaza wasted again.
75': Mehtab's free kick cleared for East Bengal's corner kick.
74': Yellow Card to Sehnaj of MohunBagan. Free kick for East Bengal as Sehnaj fouled Wedson.
73': Long ball of Rahul for Robin cleared in Mohun Bagan central defense .
70': Foul of Plaza to Debjit in a dead ball situation. Debjit is injured and is under treatment.
68': Free kick for East Bengal as Pritam fouled Narayan. Poor free kick of Mehtab went high over the cross bar .
66': REPLACEMENT EAST BENGAL : Rafique out and Robin Singh in.
65': MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 EAST BENGAL
64': Corner for Mohun Bagan, Yusa's kick corner cleared by Gurwinder out of the danger zone.
62': CHANCE MISSED- East Bengal : Rafiq unable to place the ball in open net followed by a faulty clearance missed by Anas .
STATISTICS 05 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : In Federation Cup Semi Final Derby held on 11.09.2007 at Ludhiana, East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan 3-2, Surkumar singh, Ashim Biswas and Dipendu Biswas scored scored for East Bengal and Barreto and Baichung Bhutia scored for Mohun Bagan.
Mohun Bagan 2-0 EAST BENGAL in Fed Cup

60': Robin Sing is warming up in side line.
55': Still Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0 , though East Bengal is dominating
52': Bikash's corner kick and Wedson's header deflected from Subhasish. Is it a handball???.
50': Plaza to Rafique in right wing and finally corner for East Bengal as the ball defected of Anas.
STATISTICS 04 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : In Fedaration Cup Semi Final Derby held on 13.07.1997, East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan 4-1, Baichung Bhutia scored a Hattrick and Nazimul Haque scored for East Bengal and Cheema Okorie scored for Mohun Bagan.

46': Brilliant effort of Wedson, his curling shot from inside the Mohun Bagan 18 yards missed the target .
46': 2nd half match starts Mohun Bagan kicks off .
46+1': HALF TIME SCORE: MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 EAST BENGAL
46': 1 minute added time.
STATISTICS 03 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : In Federation Cup Semi Final Derby held on 01.06.1995, East Bengal beat Mohun Bagan 2-1, Baichung Bhutia scored a brace for East Bengal and Sisir Ghosh scored for Mohun Bagan.

43': Narayan to Bikash and Bikash to Narayan but finally Narayan's corss went wide over cross bar.
42': Rolwin's cross to Wedson but the later unable to collect.
40': Yellow card to Gurwinder, he fouled Duffy. Free kick for Bagan.
34': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Mohun Bagan, Balwant to Sony and Sony curling cross pass from left wing finds Duffy who flicked with a header to beat Subhasish in his left.
30': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 EAST BENGAL
29': Rafique got a loose from miss clearance of Eduardo but his volley from a close range went over the bar.
STATISTICS 02 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : In Federation Cup Semi Final Derby 1st leg held on 15.05.1984, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal ended 0-0 but in 2nd Leg on 17.05.1984 East Bengal won 1-0 scored by Biswajit Bhattacharyya.

24': A curling free kick from Sony from almost 30 yards brilliantly saved of Subhasish for corner.
23': Free kick for Mohun Bagan as Mehtab pushed Duffy. in a danger area.
22':Another Shot of Wedson from a pass from Plaza in top of Mohun Bagan 18 yards but his shot was too high and wide.
20': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 EAST BENGAL
18': Throw in for Mohun Bagan, Pritam throw in cleared.
STATISTICS 01 - NARAYAN DASGUPTA : In Fed Cup Semi Final Derby 1st leg held on 05.05.1981, Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal 2-0. Both Goal scored by Xavier Payas and in 2nd Leg on 08.05.1981 the match ended 0-0.

14': Mehtab's corner kick cleared by MOhun Bagan defense.
13': Corner for East Bengal in left of Debjit from Plaza's attack.
11': CHANCE for East Bengal : Bikash's cross pass from left and header of Rafique saved by Debjit.
10': MOHUN BAGAN 0-0 EAST BENGAL
9': Goal kick for Mohun Bagan, Debjit's long shot.
7': CHANCE-EB :What a miss of Plaza..Rafiquee grounder cross to Plaza, No one only Debjit but Plaza unable to push the open net.
7': Arnab for Wedson but Debjit cleared early before Weson's action.
5': Mohun Bagan 0-0 East Bengal
3': Counter attack of East Bengal, Plaza in right wing but miss pass.
3': Attack of Mohun Bagan, Yusa to Balwant and missed cross of Balwant went for Goalkick of East Bengal.
1': Match starts at Barabati , East Bengal kicks off .
0': East Bengal in traditional Red and Gold and Mohun Bagan in Green and Maroon jersey.


13.5.17: PREVIEW - : It will be a royal battle on Sunday evening at the Barabati stadium Cuttack as the two arch rival of Indian football, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are ready to fight for a berth in the final in the 38th edition of Federation Cup.


The defending champions Mohun Bagan topped Group B with 7 points from 3 matches while East Bengal finished as the runners up from Group A with 5 points from the identical number of matches. Though Mohun Bagan showcased an improvised performance in the Group League stages converting the chances of scoring as their arch rival East Bengal failed to capitalised easy opportunities were forced to share points with Churchill Brothers and Aizawl FC in the Group stages.

This will be third instance when these two giants of Kolkata football will going to face against each other. Mohun Bagan won in the second round ( score-2-1) of I league clash while the first round ended in a barren draw. Mohun Bagan did not field their team in the in the CFL derby at Kalyani. Suddenly the enthusiasm of the Federation are at the peak and the tension are mounting high as the supporters of both the teams are reaching in numbers to witness the Derby even at the sweltering heat in Cuttack.


East Bengal are having a better records in the Federation Cup.Though the fate of the Derby cannot be predicted. Mohun Bagan had some good matches at the initial stages as compared to the arch rival East Bengal. It will be the match of strategies between the two teams and a lot will depend on the implementation of defense organisation as both the teams consider unnecessary goals in the Group league stages.


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MOHUN BAGAN REACH IN THE SEMI FINAL TO FACE EAST BENGAL
Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bengaluru FC in Fed Cup
12.05.2017 : MOHUN BAGAN 1-1 BENGALURU FC (FT..)
BFC : Alwyn George 12'
MB : Sony Norde 50'
MOM ; Raju Gaikoad- Mohun Bagan. |

MB : Debjit, Raju, Eduardo, Kingshuk, Subhashis, Yusa, Souvik Chakraborty, Bikramjit, Sony, Kean Leewis, Jeje
BFC : Amrinder, Sandesh, Johnson, Salam Ranjan, Khabra, Juan, Lenny, Watson, Alwyn, Lenn, Sunil.

FT: Match ended 1-1. Mohun Bagan to face arch rival East Bengal in Semi Final while Bengaluru will face I-League winner Aizawl FC in the Semi.
90': 3 minutes added time.
86': SCORE : Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bengaluru FC
53': PLAYER CHANGE- BFC Sunil Chhetri out and M.Zuala in.
50': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-1. Yusa to Sony in left wing and Sony cit into the box and shoot with right footer which beats Amrinder from his left.
47': Corner for Mohun Bagan. Yusa's corner cleared.
46': 2nd half match starts.
HT : SCORE : Mohun Bagan 0-1 Bengaluru FC
45': 1 minute added time.
38': YELLOW CARD to Sunil Chhetri who fouled Yusa from behind.
35': Slow pace now in the match, Score remain same.
25': IN JUST FINISHED I-LEAGUE MATCHES MOHUN BAGAN WIN 3-0 IN HOME AND DREW 0-0 IN AWAY WITH BENGALURU FC.
23': CHANCE TO MB : Raju's cross and Jeje's header missed the target.
22': IN LAST 6 MATCHES MOHUN BAGAN WAS UNBEATEN TO BENGALURU FC.
20': SCORE : Mohun Bagan 0-1 Bengaluru FC
15': Watson's corner kick header by Sinin hits the cross bar and finally cleared by Kean Lewis.
14': Another attack of Bengaluru, Alwyn to Sunil but his shot missed the target and went for Corner..
11': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Bengaluru FC. Alwyn George scored from right of the box to get a ball and his grounder beat Debjit from left.
6': Watson's corner kick cleared.
6': Corner for Bengaluru in left side of Debjit.
5': SCORE : Mohun Bagan 0-0 Bengaluru FC
5': Poor kick of Sony cleared from BFC box.
4': Corner for Mohun Bagan, Sony to take.
2': Both the teams already reach in Semi-Finals of Fed Cup from Group B. Let's see who win the 3rd match of this Group.
1': Match starts at Cuttack.

PREVIEW- BFC PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC take on Mohun Bagan on Friday at the Barabati Stadium knowing a win would give the Blues the best chance to make it to the semifinal of the Federation Cup from a group that’s riddled with possibilities for all teams involved, with a last round of games left to play.

With the DSK-Lajong game kicking off at 4 pm, the Blues will know exactly what they need to do against Bagan later in the evening. But Albert Roca has asked his side to turn a blind eye to all combinations of results and mathematics and instead focus on three points against the Kolkata side who lead the Group B standings having all but made the cut to the last four with two wins in as many games. “We find ourselves in a situation where our backs are against the wall and while our progress could be determined by the other result in the group, we need to train all our thoughts on getting the win against Bagan,” said Roca on the eve of the game.

Bengaluru’s 2-0 defeat to DSK means the Pune side joins the Blues on second position with three points while Lajong, with two losses, are bottom of the pile. The head-to-head record will determine who makes it out of the group should there be two teams with same points. In the event of three teams finishing with the same points, goal difference serve as the deciding factor.

In what is a bit of a set-back, Bengaluru will be without midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh who sits out of the fixture with two bookings in as many games. But Roca sounded confident of the quality his side possessed. “We have enough ability on this team to find us results when we need them the most. Every player in every position will have to step up if we are to stay alive in the competition. We know we are up against a very strong team in Bagan and nothing short of our best will do,” said Roca.

Having put a dominant show for most parts of both group stage games, Bengaluru will have to be wary of the lapses in focus that saw them concede rather needless goals. “We’ve seen what happens when we let our guard down for even a bit. We got away with it in the first game but were punished in the second. We are a side that loves to attack always and that can leave us a little vulnerable on the counter if we aren’t focused enough. Let’s hope we can fix this in a game where mistakes can end our tournament,” said Roca.

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Mohun Bagan 3-2 Shillong Lajong in Fed Cup
10.05.2017 : MOHUN BAGAN 3-2 SHILLONG LAJONG ( FT.)
SLFC : Pritam (og 2'), Yuta 79'
MB : Duffy 6', Sony 27', Yusa 43'
MOM : Sony Norde - Mohun Bagan.

MB : Debjit, Pritam, Eduardo, Anas, Subhaish,Yusa, Souvik Ch,Sehnaz, Sony, Duffy, Balwant.
SLFC : Visal, Shadap, Aibor, Sana, Pritam, Yuta, Issac, Redeem, Samuela, Ruepert, Favio.

Mohun Bagan 3-2 Shillong Lajong in Fed Cup
FT : Match end.Mohun Bagan win 2nd Match to beat Shillong Lajong 3-2. TABLE :
90+2': CHANCE MISSED - SLFC: Alen left footer beat Debjit but hit's side net.
90+1': Free kick to Lajong as Pritam fouled.
90': 3 minutes added time.
87': More and more attack of Lajong is going on now.
85': Mohun Bagan 3-2 Shillong Lajong
84': PLAYER CHANGE- MOHUN BAGAN : Balwant out and Bikramjit sr. in.
82': Another shot of Bipin just wide over the cross bar of Mohun Bagan.
80': GOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL 3-2 for Lajong,Yuta scored from long grounder ff a left sided cross of Shadap..
78': Eduardo cleared a goal bound shot of Lajong.
77': Corer for Lajong but cleared by Anas with header.
74': Vishal punched the corner kick of Sony.
Mohun Bagan 3-2 Shillong Lajong in Fed Cup
73': Yusa's goal bound shot from Prbir saved by Vishal for Corner.
71': Another corner for Lajong, Samuela shot goalline sve of Prabir Das.
70': Mohun Bagan 3-1 Shillong Lajong
70': Corner kick for SLFC. Issac shot cleared.
66': PLAYER CHANGE- MOHUN BAGAN : Duffy out and Jeje in.
65': Chance missed - MB : Pritam's cross and Balwant's close header went over cross bar.
63': Long ranger of Sony went out.
60': Mohun Bagan 3-1 Shillong Lajong
58':Another one to one Save of Debjit from Samuela as Anas failed to clear a ball from box.
56':Well attack of SLC,Samuela beats 2 players and passed to Alen but his grounder shot went to Debjit.
55': Sony's low corner kick cleared.
55': Corner for Mohun bagan from a left sided attack of Prabir.
54': Mohun Bagan is playing ground pass to attack.
50': MOHUN BAGAN IS LEAING 3-1.
46': STARTS OF 2ND HALF MATCH.
HT SCORE : Mohun Bagan 3-1 Shillong Lajong
43': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3-1 to Mohun Bagan. Yusa scored from the final pass of Sony Norde. BALWANT TO DUFFY TO SONY TO YUSA FINISHED.
41': PLAYER CHANGE- MOHUN BAGAN : Subhasish Bose out and Prabir Das in.
40': SCORE : Mohun Bagan 2-1 Lajong
38': Another Chance missed Mohun Bagan - Pritam to Duffy in open area and one to one Duffy unable to lob the ball over Vishal.
37': Chance to Mohun Bagan,Yusa to Duffy and Duffy release to on rushing Sony but Sony missed to trap.
35': SCORE : Mohun Bagan 2-1 Shillong Lajong
27': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 2-1 to Mohun Bagan. What A shot of Sony Norde from the Free kick his curling shot from top of the box beat Vishal.
24': Free kick for Bagan in top of the Box.
24': CHANCE- SLFC : Brilliant save of Debjit off Samuel from top of the box.
22': In first match of the day Bengaloru FC lost 0-2 to DSK .
20': In Last Match of I-League on 12th April Mohun Bagan and Shillong Lajong ended 1-1.
18': SCORE : Mohun Bagan 1-1 Lajong
14': ANother attack of Mohun Bagan, Yusa to Duffy long ball but one to one with Vishal and Duffy but Visal cleared earlier.
12': GOAL LINE SAVE OF LAJONG : Yusa to Duffy in left wing and Duffy's final shot blocked by Aibor as Vishal was not in the line.
10': SCORE : Mohun Bagan 1-1 Lajong
9': YELLOW CARD to YUTA of SLFC to foul YUSA,Free kick for Bagan.
7': Attack of Mohun Bagan from right, Yusa's cross too high to collect by Duffy, Goal kick.
6': What a save of Debjit off Issac's free kick for corner.
6': Free kick for Lajong, Danger area.
5': SCORE : MohunBagan 1-1 Lajong
6': GOALLLLLLLLLLLL 1-1, Duffy scored the equalizer for Mohun Bagan. Getting the ball from behind and beat upcoming Keeper of Lajong with left footer grounder.
2': GOALLLLLLLLLL 1-0 to Shillong Lajong, Sameside goal of Pritam Kotal when wants to clear a long bal.
1': Match starts at Cuttack. 2nd Match of Mohun Bagan.

SLFC PRESS RELEASE : Shillong Lajong will play their second group B match against Mohun Bagan on 10th May, Wednesday at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack at 7PM. The match will broadcast live on Ten 2.

It was a disappointing first day for the Reds in Cuttack as they succumbed to a 3-2 loss versus Bengaluru FC. Udanta Singh and Eugeneson Lyngdoh provided the two goals for the winning side and their third was a defensive mistake by Lajong captain, Aiborlang Khonjee which resulted in an own goal.

Thangboi Singto’s young squad had a better second half and were pushing forward on many occasions. They first won a penalty after Sandesh Jhingan handled the ball inside the box but Reds striker, Aser Dipanda Dicka failed to convert the glorious opportunity as his shot flew over the crossbar. The Reds were eventually rewarded with a goal when Japanese midfielder, Yuta Kinowaki netted the ball past the Bengaluru keeper Ralte and Samuel Lalmuanpuia successfully converted the penalty after he was brought down inside the box. The boys tried hard to level the game but the Blues held strong till the end of the final whistle.

On the opening day of the group B games, Mohun Bagan took on DSK Shivajians in the 7PM kick off. The defending champions of the Federation Cup had a great first day as they scored four goals that came from a Balwant Singh brace, a header from Daryl Duffy and Jeje added the fourth in stoppage time.

The last time Shillong Lajong and Mohun Bagan played against each other, was in Shillong on April 12 in a Hero I-League encounter in what was one of the most thrilling and entertaining matches played at the JN Stadium. Shillong Lajong was the stronger side and gave Mohun Bagan a tough time at home. The result, however, ended with both teams sharing one point after a 1-1 draw.

Shillong Lajong Head Coach Thangboi Singto shared his thoughts on the first game and what we can expect in the next game against Mohun Bagan. He said, “It was a very challenging first game of the Federation Cup. If we didn’t miss the penalty and didn’t concede an own goal, it would have been a different result.”

“It will be a tough game versus Mohun Bagan as we will miss the services of two key players, Dicka and Nim Dorjee, who got injured in the last match.”“Mohun Bagan has always been a very strong side. It’s a good opportunity to play and do better this time. We will approach the game positively only”, he concluded

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WINNING START OF DEFENDING CHAMPIONS MOHUN BAGAN
Mohun Bagan 4-0 DSK in Fed Cup
08.05.2017 : MOHUN BAGAN 4-0 DSK (FT)
MB : Balwant Singh 25', 70', Duffy 65', Jeje 90+1'
MOM : BALWANT SINGH -MOHUN BAGAN
MB : Shilton, Pritam, Anas, Eduardo, Subhasish, Yusa, Souvik Chakraborti, Sehna, Sony Norde, Duffy, Balwant.

DSK : Soram Poire, Sasha, Mcfaul, S.Kima, Jerry, Milan, Sanju, Quero, Holicharan, M.Thanga, Kim Song.

Mohun Bagan 4-0 DSK in Fed Cup
FT : MOHUN BAGAN WIN 4-0 OVER DSK IN OPENING MATCH.
90+1': Mohun Bagan 4-0 DSK
90+1': GOOAALLLLLLL :4-0 TO MOHUN BAGAN. Jeje scored the 4th.
90': 4 MINUTE ADDED TIME.
90': Corner to DSK, Rohit's kick wide.
89': CHANGE- MB : Bikramjit in anas out.
85': MB keeper Shilton injured and under in treatment.
80': CHANGE- MB : 2 goal scorer Balwant in rest while Kean Lewis in.
75': Mohun Bagan 3-0 DSK
73': CHANGE- MB : Duffy out and Jeje in.
70': GOOAALLLLLLL :3-0 TO MOHUN BAGAN. 2nd goal of Balwant from rebound shot. got from Souvik and his first shot deflected and scored from rebound shot.
69': 2 back to back corner for DSK but no score.
Mohun Bagan 4-0 DSK in Fed Cup
65': Mohun Bagan 2-0 DSK. .
64': GOOAALLLLLLL : 2-0 TO MOHUN BAGAN. Duffy scored from the corner kick of Sony
64': CHANGE- DSK : HOLICHARAN OUT AND L. ZUALA IN
61': Balwant missed to create danger from Sehnaj.
60': Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0.
57': Move of DSK, Quero to Sanju in right but poor show of Sanju went for goal kick.
56': Free kick to Mohun Bagan but Kima cleared the shot of Sony.
49': Kim was fouled in Bagan box, no penalty says referee
46': 2nd half match starts.
Mohun Bagan 4-0 DSK in Fed Cup
HT : Mohun Bagan 1-0 DSK
45': 1 minute added time.
42': Milan's poor corner kick, no impact.
41': 2ND CORNER TO DSK
38': Milan Sing's effort but no score for DSK.
35': Mohun Bagan is attacking more and more for more goal.
32': Holicharn's shot from Sanju blocked.
31': In first match Bengaluru FC win 3-2 against Shillong Lajong.
30': Mohun Bagan is leading 1-0.
29': No score from Yusa's corner kick.
28': Corner for Mohun Bagan from attack of Duffy-Sony duel.
25': Mohun Bagan 1-0 DSK
24': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 To Mohun Bagan. Balwant Singh scored with header from a cross from Sony who beat 2 defenders in box..
21': Free kick for Mohun Bagan. Sony's kick saved by Soram.
20': Mohun Bagan 0-0 DSK
18': 2 back to back save of DSK keeper Soram off Bagan's attack.
17': Another corner for Bagan, Sony's corner kick cleared by Milan Singh.
15': Corner from Mohun Bagan, Yusa's corner cleared.
12': Chance!! Mohun Bagan. Soram well saved an effort of Duffy from Sony.
12': Recenty ended I-League Matches, Mohun Bagan win 3-1 and made 0-0 against DSK.
10': Mohun Bagan 0-0 DSK
10': Duffy's goal mouth movre with a ball stopped timely.
7': Sanju's cross for Kim cleared.
5': 0-0
3': Sony Norde long shot from a free kick went to keeper..
1': Match starts at Barbati Stadium- cuttack orrisa.
0': Match will start soon.

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Mohun Bagan Football Team is leaving tomorrow for Bhubaneshwar to participate in the Hero Federation Cup 2017 at Cuttack.The following list of players and officials are traveling;

1.    DEBJIT MAJUMDER (GK)
2.    PRITAM KOTAL
3.    EDUARDO SOARES FERREIRA
4.    ANAS EDATHODIKA
5.    KINSHUK DEBNATH
6.    PRABIR DAS
7.    BIKRAMJIT SINGH (JR.)
8.    KATSUMI YUSA
9.    SONY NORDE
10.    SOUVIK CHAKRABARTI
11.    JEJE LALPEKHLUA
12.    BALWANT SINGH
13.    DARRYL DUFFY
14.    SEHNAJ SINGH
15.    BIKRAMJIT SINGH (SR.)
16.    SHILTON PAUL (GK)
17.    SUBHASISH BOSE
18.    SHIBINRAJ KUNNIYIL (GK)
19.    RAJU GAIKWAD
20.    KEAN LEWIS

OFFICIALS

1. Mr. Sanjoy Sen - Head Coach
2. Mr. Sankarlal Chakraborty - Asst. Coach
3. Mr. Arpan Dey - GK Coach
4. Mr. Djair De Miranda Garcia - Physical Trainer
5. Mr. Abhinandan Chatterjee - Physiotherapist
6. Mr. Uttam Kumar Saha - Team Manager