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Monday, July 28, 2008

Bagan go down 2-1

CFL 2008-09 had its second big match between Mohd. Sporting and Mohun Bagan AC at the Salt Lake Stadium. Mohun were on 10 points from 4 matches and Mohd. Sporting on 9 points from same number of matches!
The match started off with Mohd. Sporing Theodore Sunday posing a threat to Bagan defense along with Mike Okoro. Mohun Bagan started playing attacking football upfront but seemed in a loss of ideas in the midfield and blocking was totally missing as Mohd. Sporting movements saw them menacing the Bagan defense on a number of occasions and somehow it seemed the usually composed Mohun Bagan defense was suffering from panic attacks and both Odafe and Vasan making unwanted frantic clearances and picking up the lose balls Mohd. Sporting started gaining momentum. 22nd minutes in, the referee pointed to the Bagan penalty spot awarding Mohd. Sporting a spot kick when Odafe went for a lounging tackle on a goal-bound Theo and Odafe managed to take Theo off the ground inside the box! Thoedore scored off the penalty to give Mohd. Sporting an early lead. Bagan tried to pull their strings together through out the half, but some how Bagan could not create as many chances as Karim would have liked. Barreto found himself out numbered upfront and Mohd. Sp. tightened their grip and came very close to scoring second during the end of the half.
Second half saw a different Mohun Bagan as they turned the table and started attacking Mohd. Sp. and mostly the game was played in the Mohd. half. Come the 56th minute, Lalkamal played in a ball to Barreto, who moving out to the right sent in a ball for Mama who he flicked in a ball across the face of the goal to Lalampuia, who just nudged it in. After the equaliser, Bagan piled on the pressure and created many chances which they failed to convert. A Barreto header off a Naveen Kumar center, was saved by Naseem Akhtar. Few minutes later, a Lalampuia header, again off a Naveen Kumar center, rattled the bar.
Just when it seemed the two teams would split the point, sheer ill-luck saw Bagan concede a goal with just 4 seconds left on the watch from a counter attack by Mohd. Sp. Vimal Pariyar chased a ball and what seemed to be a back pass from Mohunraj to Sangram, was out of the keeper's reach and rolled into the Bagan net!
Team: Sangram, Odafe, Vasan, Habibur(Naveen Kumar), Mohunraj, Lalramluaha(Tapan Maity), Lalkamal, James Singh, Malsauwm Tulunga, Barreto, Lalampuia

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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...)

*For Further Info:Please visit The Offical site of MAC: History section please open in a New Window

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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