Mohun Bagan was estopped today by the South African side, Santos in the semi final of the 113th IFA shield and thus ending the season for Bagan.
Bagan were banking on the 'trusted duo' upfront, Barreto and Bhaichung to pull them to the finals, but the young South African side managed to take advantage of the lacuna in defence and score in regular intervals. The first goal came in the 20th min. when a Santos player from inside the penalty box took a volley. The second was in the 39th min. After the two goals, Bagan piled on more pressure but the well managed Santos defence and more so the horrendous misses by the Bagan strikers did not help much to Bagan's cause.
However, the first goal for Bagan came in the 66th minute when Bhaichung headed in a ball sent in by Barreto. Bgagan still continued to push for two more goal, and as if in a moment of brilliance, Ishfaq Ahmed scored a screamer in the 80th min. Bagan were now 3-2, but the game was put possibility for Bagan when a Santos player in the 89th min scored the 4th for them. Bagan went down 4-2