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Sunday, August 5, 2007

High scoring match ends in Bagan's favour! 2 penalties against Bagan!

Not quite what Bagan Fans would have expected...their second match in CFL this season ending in a 4-3 score line! A high tension match, two penalties against Bagan, four players opening their account! The match started off as heavy rained poured down... Mohun Bagan drew first blood through a 13 minute goal from Venkatesh. Barreto put in a centre from the left out and Venkatesh meeting it precisely to put it to the left bottom corner of the goal. Chirag pressed hard and earned a corner in 20th minute and Sangram made an ugly mess of an in-swinging floater and Peter Odafe used his hand to stop the ball from crossing the line. The inevitable happened, a penalty against Bagan but Odafe should consider himself lucky not to have been given the marching order on his debut for Bagan for handling the ball intentionally. Theo, the Chirag foreign striker hit a cannon shot and equalised. Bagan piled on the pressure and after an usuccessful Bagan corner, Lalkamal with the ball was aiming to send in a penetrative long ball, when Theo stole the ball from Lalkamal who was the last man and rushed towards the Bagan goal pursued by Odafe. But Theo was unselfish enough to take Sangram and Odafe on his side and gifted a free goal to his team mate. Soon after Venky missed a sitter with only the keeper to beat just outside the six yard box, as he only managed to hit the keeper! Bagan went into the Half time break with the score 1-2 Perriera fielded Isfaq Ahmed with the beginning of the 2nd half in place of Habibur. Bagan pressed on for the equaliser when from a 59th minute Dharamjit corner Barreto flicked a header from the first post to the second lounging forward to Lalam, who left unmarked did not make any mistake and burried home a right footer. Score 2-2 Bagan still relentless in their attack with 3 strikers, pushed forward and earned a free kick when Barreto was tripped about 45 yards away from the Chirag goal. James sends in a floater in the box, Isfaq heads high, the ball rises and falls to Odafe who heads it towards Barreto and in the middle of a crowded box, sheer magic! Brazillian miracle! an exquisite back volley! Score 3-2, Bagan fans ecstatic! Bagan determined to increase the lead were still attacking in numbers as Isfaq Ahmed was fouled on the right flank...Bagan sealed victory with a 74th minute header from Peter Siddique off a Dharamjit free kick! Bagan, however become a slight negligent after the 4th goal and started playing wayward! Passes not meeting inetended players, tackles flying here and there, concedeing unnecessary free kicks... That is when the Bagan captain, Dharamjit screwed it for Bagan and flew in with a needless tackless from behind inside the box on Asim Das Sr. and gifted yet another penalty and Chirag converted it to make the score 4-3 still in Bagan's favour...

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Team: Sangram Habibur[Isfaq] Peter Siddique Peter Odafa Rauf Khan James Singh Suman[Lalkalmal] Venkatesh Dharamjit[C] Barreto Lalawmpuia Odafe impressive: The Tall Nigerian who has signed for Bagan seems to have impressed the Bagan fans with his accurate slidding tackles, headers and long thow-ins! Though might be too early to judge, this player seems to have a sense of good football and might play an important role in marshalling Bagan's defense this season! Jersey color changed: After much confusion about the orange/yellow color on the Bagan jersey, the team sported a new jersey today with no yellow/orange stripes instead replaced by white stripes! Barreto joins Elite Club* Jose Ramirez Barreto became the third foreigner to score 150 goals — after Chima Okerie (280 goals in 413 matches) and Chibuzor Nwaknama (168 in 419 matches) — for Indian clubs when he netted Mohun Bagan’s third goal against Chirag United SC on Sunday. Barreto has scored 136 goals in 219 games for Mohun Bagan, while for Mahindra United he has netted 14 in 24 games. Following is the break-up of the Brazilian’s goals for Mohun Bagan and Mahindra:
Calcutta League — 25 goals in 47 matches
National League —62 goals in 110 matches
Federation Cup — 13 goals in 15 matches IFA Shield — 14 goals in 15 matches Durand Cup — 8 goals in 13 matches Rovers Cup — 1 goal in 5 matches Bordoloi Trophy — 2 goals in 2 matches
Governor’s Gold Cup — 7 goals in 6 matches
Airlines Cup — 6 goals in 7 matches Millenium Cup — 4 goals in 4 matches McDowell Cup — 3 goals in 4 matches AFC Cup — 5 goals in 13 matches *source The Telegraph **Photo: Anandabazar news reporter

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MOHUN BAGAN ATHLETIC CLUB-The National club of India

A Short History:

MOHUN BAGAN AC-The National club of India, the oldest Club in Asia,
was established on 15th August 1889 when India was up in arms against her collonial head, England.

Eversince its establishment the Club had been winning a lot of local leagues and cups but the moment of greatness that surpasses all came in the year 1911 when Mohun Bagan AC became the first Indian club/team to defeat the foreigners in their own game of football.

On 29th of July 1911 Mohun Bagan won the IFA shield beating East Yorkshire 2-1. Eversince there has been no stopping!

The club has won and keeps on winning many a laurel for the country! It has made our Nation Proud!

According to FIFA rankings, in Asia, Mohun Bagan is the 16th biggest team to have an avg. home crowd of 19,888. According to World standards, Mohun Bagan has been ranked of 127 much ahead of other big clubs like Udinese(Italy), Benfica(Portugal) and Fulham(England) to mention a few.

It is however,not an easy task to consolidate the history of a club which is more than 117 years old*...(read more...)

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Location: Kolkata Maidan
Green and Maroon
Symbol: Sail Boat

Stadium: Mohun Bagan ground
Yuva Bharati Krirangan

MOHUN BAGAN AC- It's not just a club, it is an institution, a religion, a passion. LIVE IT...DIE FOR IT...

A Pictorial trip of the Mohun Bagan Ground!

Satellite Imagery of our Club Ground!*
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Images of Yuva Bharati Krirangan*
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Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha
Photos by: Soumyadeb Sinha


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