Barreto ensured that Bagan fans went home with a smile on their face as he scored the only goal of the match in the 30th minute. The keeper came out of the line to smuggle the ball off Barreto's feet but Barreto pushed the ball past the keeper. The first half saw Bagan much in control of the match, but after the second half, Bagan's dominance went missing as the midfield failed to take the game to the other side. Jr. James did well in the midfield playing the role of a snatcher but as always lacked the finishing.
Karim introduced Ishfaq Ahmed in place of Jr. James so as to gain some control and with the hope creating few chances. But poor refereeing decision ruined the match. Ishfaq was pulled down from behind inside the penalty box, but the referee ruled a foul against Ishfaq. A series of wrong decisions followed as the referee kept awarding George players free-kicks whereas the decision should have gone in Bagan's favour. This followed a few protests from the Bagan side and with the referee ineffective, the George players started heckling Ishfaq, Barreto and Lalampuia. Ishfaq protested only to receive a yellow and then a red card. Today Barreto was relentless with running up and down the field and working tremendously.