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Friday, January 23, 2009

Bagan thrash Mumbai FC!

The newbie of Indian football, Mumbai FC had taken much joy in defeating the oldest club of Indian football in the first leg of the I League in a slushy Barasat stadium. The second leg of the I League saw Bagan thrashing Mumbai FC away in Mumbai by three goals from the three strikers of Bagan, Bhaichung, Barreto, Lalampuia.
Mohun Bagan in first half measured their opponent and refrained from repeating the mistake of the first leg and slowly with time settled into the match. Bagan came close to scoring the first half a couple of times but failed to capitalise. However, in the second half Bagan looked determined to get the three points from the match and extend their I League winning tally to a staggering continuous 7 matches.
In the 73rd minute, James sent in an in-swinging centre and a flying Bhaichung side volleyed the ball into the goal.
Then in the 81st minute, Marcos put the ball long for Barreto, who ran almost half the length of the field before placing in at the second post and the Mumbai FC keeper left stranded. 2-0 for Bagan.
Bagan kept up the pressure and then in the 89th minute, Lalampuia was set up again by Marcos with a defense splitting pass and the young gun made quick run and beautifully placed the ball past the keeper. What is heartening to see this season is that Lalampuia has realised scoring goals is not always about power but placement.
Bagan continue their I League winning spree and win their 7th match in a row. Next Bagan play Air India in Mumbai.

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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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