DEFENDING CHAMPIONS MOHUN BAGAN STARTS WITH WINNING

09.01.2016: MOHUN BAGAN - ( 3-1 ) -- AIZAWL FC (BST- FT..)
MMB : Glen 5', 22', Baleant 29'
AFC : Preetam Kotal (16' Og)
Hero of the Match: Cornel Glen (MMB)

MMB :-Shilton (c), Kinshuk, Dhanachandra, Sanjay, Pritam, Souvik, Kean, Katsumi, Manish, Glen, Balwant
AFC : Poirei, Imanuel, Kim Kima, Emmanuel, Lalruatthara, Yuta, Lalbiakthanga, Malsawmtluanga, Brandon, Albert, Alfred
REF : C R Srikrishna
FULL TIME Mohun Bagan beat Aizawl FC 3-1 in the opening match of I League at Barasat Stadium.
90'+3':Players Change in Mohun Bagan: Sarthak Golui in place of Kean Lewis .
90'+2':David's free kick, went wide.
90'+2':Players Change in Mohun Bagan: Azharuddin in place of Cornel.
STAT : LaltuChakraborty : 2001-2002- winner mohun Bagan : 2002-03 1st match on 08.12.2002: Mohun Bagan 0-2 East Bengal (Round 1)
90':4 minutes of added time.
87':Short corner, cleared in defence.
86':Aizawl's free kick, Shilton cleared. Corner to Aizawl FC.
85':Hero of the Match: Cornel Glen .
83':David's brilliant corner, nearly finds the net. Another corner.
82':Alfred's left footed shot inside box, deflected and went wide.
81':Kean Lewis's free kick, went over the bar.
81':Yellow Card to Lalruatthara for his bad tackle to Katsumi.
80':Players Change in Aizawl FC: Lalramchullova in place of Brandon.
79':Albert's shot, finds side net. Brilliant opportunity missed.
76':Kean Lewis's cross, cleared by Ricky. Corner to Mohun Bagan. First good attack of Mohun Bagan in second half.
76':Bad tackle f David to Souvik, free kick to Mohun Bagan.
74':Players Change in Aizawl FC: David in place of Lalbiakthanga
72':Pritam's through to find Balwant, cleared in defence.
71':Good sportsman spirit showing by Balwant by helping injured Emmanual. Play stopped due to treatment.
69':Tulunga's free kick, deflected by human wall and rebound chance to Tulunga, but his shot went over the bar.
68':Shilton made a mistake here. He came outside 18 yards box while ball is still in his hand. Free kick to Aizawl FC.
67':What a chance to Alfred!! Albert's pass to unmarked Alfred, but his weak shot cleared in defence.
STAT - Laltu Chakraborty : 1999-2000- winner Mohun Bagan : 2000-01 opening Match on 14.12.2000: JCT 2-2 Mohun Bagan : Scorer-Basudeb Mondal, Barreto (Round 1)
65':Tulunga's corner, Ricky's shot went over the bar.
64':Another chance to Aizawl FC, Kingshuk cleared. Corer to Aizawl FC.
62':Aizawl FC looks more aggressive in the second half.
61':Aizawl's move through Lalruatthara, Dhanachandra blocked. Corner to Mohun Bagan.
58':Pritam's cross, Balwant's header went over the bar.
57':Ricky's cross, 2 Aizawl players are there. But no one reach it. Ball went wide.
54':Long pass to Glen, but he is in OFFSIDE position.
53':Ball cleared from corner.
52':No communication betwee Kingshuk and Shilton nearly caused a error. Corner to Aizawl FC.
52':Players Change in Mohun Bagan: Bikramjit in place of Manish Bhargav.
51':Kim Kima's challenge to Glen.
49':Back to back two corner of Aizwal FC, Alfred's header went over the bar.
46':Second half in progress.
HALF TIME Mohun Bagan leading 3-1 after the end of first half.
45'+2':OFFSIDE. Long pass to Balwant and he is in OFFSIDE position.
45'+1':Back to back two fine save by Shilton to deny Aizwal FC.
45':2 minutes of added time.
44':Alfred's cross, cleared by Sanjay. Corner to Aizwal.
42':Yellow Card to Souvik Chakraborty for his tackle to Alfred.
39':Cross in Mohun Bagan box, Sanjay cleared the ball.
38':Mohun Bagan's corner. Kean Lewis's corner, Pritam's long ranger went over the bar.
36':Yellow Card to Katsumi Yusa for his tackle from behind
36':Players Change in Aizwal FC: Ricky in place of Imanual
34':Chance to Alfred after a defensive mistake, but his left footed shot went wide.br> 32':Aizwal's corner cleared initially, Kim Kima's long ranger just over the bar.
STAT - Laltu Chakrabarty : 1997-98- winner Mohun Bagan : 1998-99 opening match on 05.01.1999: JCT 0-0 Mohun Bagan (Round 1)
31':What a shot!! and What a save!! Brilliant save by Shiton Paul from a powerful shot outside the box.
29':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Balwant Singh make it 3-1. Through ball finds Balwant, before Emmanual misjudge it. Finally placed the ball in net.
28':OFFSIDE.. Forward pass to Balwant but he is in OFFSIDE position.
25':Chance to Aizawl, long cross, but saved by Silton.
23':Kean Lewis's shot, HIT THE POST. Another brilliant chance to Mohun Bagan.
22':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Cornel Glen once again. Good long run of Balwant, fine pass to Glen, brilliant turn and a powerful shot, finds the net.
21':Back to back two corner of Aizwal FC, cleared in defence.
19':Mohun Bagan's move, good block of Emmanual to Cornel.
16':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Own goal by Pritam Kotal. Aizawl equalised.
14':Cross in Mohun Bagan defence, Kingshuk again cleared the ball.
13':Aizwal's move through Alfred, Kingshuk cleared the ball.
12':Ruatthara's wasted long ranger, went wide.
10':Balwant looks injured, treatment going on.
8':Short corner by Dhanachandra, cleared in defence.
8':Nearly another chance to Mohun Bagan, cleared and corner.
7':Counter attack of Mohun Bagan, Katsumi's pass went wide.
5':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Mohun Bagan leading through Glen. Balwant's pass, deflected and finds Glen and he made no mistake this time.
4':Kean Lewis's cross, a fine shot of Glen, saved by keeper.
3':Long free kick, header of SOuvik, straight to keeper Poirei.
0':Kick off.
0':Both the teams are in the field. Match is about to start.


0': 3 TIMES NFL WINNER MOHUN BAGAN (1997-98, 1999-2000,2001-02) UNABLE TO WIN THEIR OPENING MATCH OF NEXT YEAR'S NFL (AFTER WINNING YEARS - 1998-99, 2000-01, 2002-03). .. 2014-15 I-LEAGUE WINNERS OPENING MATCH TODAY......
0': DEFENDING CHAMPIONS MOHUN BAGAN TO FACE MIZORAM PREMIER LEAGUE 2015 WINNER AIZWAL FC.
0': I-LEAGUE 2015-16 OPENING MATCH TO START AT BARASAT STADIUM FROM 4.30 PM.

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS TO MEET THE DEBUTANTE IN THE INAUGURAL ENCOUNTER

PREVIEW : The defending champions Mohun Bagan to play against Aizwal FC in the opening encounter of 2015-16 edition of I League at the artificial turf of Vidyasagar Kriangan at Barasat. Aizwal FC the debutante in the competition is the third team from the North Eastern states after Shillong Lajong FC and Royal Wahingdoh.


Aizwal FC will play their opening match ever in League with a lot of promises and expectation as they were the unbeaten champions in the Mizoram League. The team is managed by a Spanish coach Manuiel Retamero Friley since last six months. The main target of Manuiel is to place his team in a respectable position in I league.The team comprises of talented youths along with four foreign recruits. The foreigners include Japanese midfielder Yuta Kinowaki, forward Atsushi Yonezawa , Nizerian striker Alfred and central defender Emmanual Chigozie.

Mohun Bagan on the contrary are keen to continue their winning run. Though some footballers are busy in office football tournament but Sanjay Sen, the Mohun Bagan chief coach feels that he has some good footballers in his armary to combat against Aizwal FC. While interacting Sanjay Sen said that he believes in team effort and each footballer have to prove himself before he is included in the first eleven. Mohun Bagan had an unimpressive performance in the CFL, but undoubtedly the after the inclusion of Cornell Glen, Balwant Singh, Jeje Lalpeklua and Sony Nordi in the upfront the Mariners are now all set to put up a strong challenge in their I league mission.

The match will kick off at 4.30 pm IST.