I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Winning start of Mohun Bagan, beat Mumbai FC.

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R-1: 18.01.2014: MOHUN BAGAN ---- 3-1 --- MUMBAI FC - ( FT..) :: MORE FOOTBALL |-| FIXTURES
MMB : Yusa 17',71, Sony 25'
MFC : Joshimar 22'
MMB : Shilton, Pritam, Bello, Kinshuk, Souvik, Bikramjit, Katsumi, Tirthankar, Denson, Balwant, Sony.
MFC : Kunal, Chika, Justine, Ashutosh, Kuttmoni, Josimar, Taisuke, Rafi, Mohonraj, Rahul, Jayesh.... REF : Tejesh Nag-Venkar.


Mohun Bagan registered a comfortable win and start their I League campaign. At Kolkata today the Mariners defeated Mumbai FC by a margin of 3-1 in a match dominated by them. Mohun Bagan were leading by a odd goals to two at the break.

Mohun Bagan started to attack right from the beginning as Sony Nordi was the main man who was leading at the upfront. He was well supported by Katsumi Yusa along with Denson Debdasa and Bikramjit Singh in the midfield. Sony, Balwant and Katsumi were continuously changing their position and make the Mumbai FC central defense under pressure.

On the contrary Mumbai FC relying only on the counter attacks, but it was observed time and again that the Mariners central defense comprises of Belo Razzak and Kingshuk Debnath are yet to co ordinate among themselves. In the second session Sanjoy Sen had a strategic change as he deputed Bikramjit Singh in front of the two central defenders to block the attacks of Taisuke and Josimar.

Mohun Bagan's first goal at the 16th minute is an example of team effort. It was Balwant Singh who places a center from Sony for unmarked Katsumi.The Japanese made no mistake who came from behind to place at the far corner beating Kunal Sawant .Mumbai FC equalizes at 22nd minute when Josimar heads in following a defection from a Rahul Veekay's long throw.

Mohun Bagan had the lead at the 26th minute as Sony Nordi score beating Justine Stefen by sheer speed from a forward pass from Denson. At the second session Mohan Bagan had the complete dominance and scored the third goal at the 71st minute when Katsumi converted off a Manish Bhargava pass from the right.

Mohun Bagan are now leading the I league table with 3 points and better goal average

Katsumi Yusa of Mohun Bagan got the Man of the Match award.
FT : MATCH END IN KOLKATA. Winning start of Mohun Bagan beat Mumbai FC 3-1.
90+3': CHANGE - MMB : Souvik Chakrabarty in, katsumi out.
90': 5 minute added time.
89': Katsumi's free kick straight to Cletus.
88': Cletus Paul will be the goalkeeper now for MFC.
88': RED CARD TO KUNAL SAWANT - GK OF MFC. Handled ball out side of the box, Free kick to MMB.
87': josimar tackled by Bikramjit.
85': Free Kick of MFC, left sided kick of Josimar went out.
83': vasum centre cleared by kingsuk.
81': MMB CHANGE: Denson out and Shenaj Singh in.
80': Chika tackled Sony of Bagan.
80': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 3-1 Mumbai FC
76': CHANGE - MFC : Amoes in, Md. Rafi out.
75': Mohun Bagan scored 2 in half time and 1 in 2nd half.
72': Katsumi was tackled by chika in MFC box.
73': Chanc Missed to MMB, Katsumi's cross but balwant was unable to head.
72': YELLOW CARD - MMB to Denson Devdas fro a rough tackle to Taisuke.
72': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 3-1 Mumbai FC
71': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3-1 to Mohun Bagan. 2nd of Yusa from a cross of Manish Bhargav..
68': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 2-1 Mumbai FC
66': corner to Bagan but kunal saved the corner of Sony .
65': Bagan attacked but Sony was tackeled by chika inside the box.
62': Chika Wali tackled Manish of Bagan. STAT : From 2012 Mohun Bagan still Unbeaten to Mumbai FC in I-League Matches.
61': josimar tackled by bello.
60': CHANGE : MMB : Manish Bhargav in, Tirthankar Sarkar out.
60': 2-1 still the scoreline for Mohun Bagan.
58': Talsuka's header cleared by kinshuk
56' : Sony was tackled by chika
55': Balwant's header went straight to kunal from Sony's cross.
55': Still Mohun Bagan is leading 2-1.
52': Denson's header cleared by justine in MFC box.
51': Taisuke tackled by bello of Bagan.
50': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 2-1 Mumbai FC
49': CHANGE - MFC : Vasum in, Kuttimoni out.
48': Royal is leading 2-1. Satyasen Singh scored the 2nd for Royal against Shillong Lajong.
47' : MFC attack. Ausotosh centre cleared by kinshuk.
46': Attack of Bagan, sony centre cleared by justine.
IN SHILLONG - SCORE is 1-1. Royal Equalized the score through Beekay. 45 minutes.
HT : Mohun Bagan is leading 2-1.
45+2': YELLOW CARD - MMB : Yellow card to shiltom for misconducting.
45': 2 minutes added time.
45': Söny was tackled by justine Stephen of MFC.
43': YELLOW CARD - Joshimar of MFC for handling the ball..
41': Bello well tackled MFC's Taisuke in out side Box.
40': Mohun Bagan is leading 2-1 against Mumbai FC while Shillong Lajong is leading 1-0 against Royal.
38': Attack of Bagan, josimar's centre cleared by Souvik.
37': What a Miss or Bad Luck of MFC, Josimar's shot hits the 1st bar.
36': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 2-1 Mumbai FC
34': Corner to Bagan, katsumi's corner cleared by justine.
33': Effort of Bagan, Long ranger of Shouvik went wide.
30': Mohun Bagan is leading 2-1 against Mumbai FC while Shillong Lajong is leading 1-0 against Royal.
29' Pradip Mohonraj's long ranger went wide
28' Taisuke tackeled by Denson.
26': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 2-1 Mumbai FC
26': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-1. Sony scored from Denson's pass beating Justine Stephen.
25': Long shot of Kingshuk was collected by MFC Keeper.
24': Attack of Mohun BAgan. Thirthankar's effort went direct to Kunal's hand.
22': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-1. Joshimar scored through a header from a Throw in of Rahul Vikey of Mumbai FC.
21': MFC attacked. Taisuke's cross cleared by bello.
20': SHILLONG LAJONG IS LEADING 1-0 OVER ROYAL WAHINDOH after 16 minutes. Boithang Haokeep scored the goal.
18': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 1-0 Mumbai FC
16': GOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL Katsumi Yusa scored. Left sided cross of Sony and Balwant's back header went to Yusa in unmarked area and score of Yusa for Mohun Bagan.
16': josimar tackeled by bello.
13': Mohun Bagan is playing ground pass more now.
12': Attack of Mumbai FC. Header of Justine Stephen saved by Shilton.
In an another match in I-league at Shillong Shillong Lajong and Royal Wahindoh still 0-0 after 7 minutes.
11': Pritam centre cleared by Mumbai FC keeper Kunal.
11': Rafi's header from a corner straight to Shilton Pal.
10': Corner to Mumbai FC.
10': SCORE LINE : Mohun Bagan 0-0 Mumbai FC
8': Free Kick to Bagan, Thirthankar's shot cleared by chika.
6': Corner to Bagan, Tirthankar's shot cleared.
4': Rafi's header cleared by bello.
4': Bikramjit centre too wide.
3': Again Sony passed to Balwant but he was too slow to reach as Kunal collected the ball.
2': Another attack of Bagan, Cross of Sony went to Kunal- GK of Mumbai FC.
1': ATTACK of Bagan, Sony Nordy's shot from Balwant just missed the target from a close.
1': Match starts and kick-offed by Mumbai FC.
0': Both the teams are entering inside the playing arena.
0': Mohun Bagan is unbeaten in last 5 I-League matches against Mumbai FC.
In FED Cup 2013-14 Gr League Match Mohun Bagan beat Mumbai FC 1-0.
06.01.2015 Lajong 0-1 Mohun Bagan
04.01.2015 Salgaocar 4-1 Mohun Bagan
01.01.2015 Pune FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan
30.12.2014 Bengaluru 0-0 Mohun Bagan
0': Mohan Bagan are in traditional Maroon and Green Jersey, while Mumbai FC are in yellow and blue.
0': Mohun Bagan to start their I-League 2014-15 campaign in home tie against Mumbai FC.
0': Two Teams already declared see upper.


Mohun Bagan and Mumbai FC will start the current edition of the I league campaign at Kolkata. Mohun Bagan are without a honour since last four years, and this year the Mariners are one of the best attacking sides of the league.

Mohun Bagan are quite a composed team with Yusa Katsumi, Balwant Singh, Sony Norde are all fit to pose a stern test for the Mumbai defense, while Kingshuk Debnath and Bello Rasaq will have the primary responsibility to stop the Mumbai attackers. Though Pierre Boya, the marquee footballer and Dhanachandra Singh the deep defender will be out of the squad due to injury.

In the pre match meeting Sanjoy Sen, the Mohun Bagan coach said that he will opt for a fit squad and it is likely that Balwant Singh or Jeje Lalpekhlua or C.S. Sabeeth will be in action with Sony Norde. While narrating at the pre match media meeting Sanjoy Sen said that his only target is to win the first I league match and there is no other option.

Though Mumbai FC have not got the better of Mohun Bagan in the last six meetings between the two clubs, Khalid Jamil's men will be desperate to end the winless streak. Mumbai Fc who had an unimpressive performance at the Fedaration Cup are in search to regain their form. Mumbai FC has an experienced foreign footballers Chika Wali, Taisuke Matsugae and Josimar having previous experience in Indian football.

Mohammed Rafi and Josimar will start upfront for the away side, as the veteran Climax Lawrence, , marshalling the central midfield. Young players like Rahul Bheke, Ashutosh Mehta and Jayesh Rane are quite capable of creating wonders.