AFC Cup ATK Mohun Bagan 1-1 Bashundhara Kings HIGHLIGHTS: ATKMB draws match but reaches semifinal play-offs

AFC Cup LIVE Blog: Bashundhara Kings locks horns with ATK Mohun Bagan in must win game at the Maldives National Stadium.

Roy Krishna

ATK Mohun Bagan's Roy Krishna struck in the 39th minute to put the Mariners ahead against Bengaluru FC. (File Image)   -  ISL/Sportzpics

Welcome to the highlights of the AFC Cup Group D match between ATK Mohun Bagan and Bashundhara Kings which was played at the Maldives National Football Stadium.

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MATCH REPORT: AFC Cup: ATK Mohun Bagan holds Bashundhara Kings to progress to the knock-out semifinals

ATK MOHUN BAGAN PROGRESSES INTO THE AFC CUP SEMIFINAL PLAY-OFFS

Bangladesh Champion Bashundhara Kings loses with 10-men on the ground as Habas' men seal a crucial victory. With this win, it becomes the 14th Indian football club to  reach the AFC semi-final play-offs.

FULL TIME ATK MOHUN BAGAN 1-1 BASHUNDHARA KINGS

90+1' ATK Mohun Bagan make two substitutions as Bidyanand and Sahil step ito the pitch. Williams, the goal scorer is subbed-off

89' Kings playing very high as it attempts to score the crucial goal to seal a victory. ATK MB using its numerical strength to defend with all its players in its box

83' Manvir makes another run as hit short fizzles past the post. Scores still level

80' Amrinder saves a crucial short from Robinho as Maqboor Rahman and Yasin Khan subbed in for Kings

80' We get into the last 10 minuted of regulation time. Bashundhara Kings has taken the lead in 19 games in its domestic season last year and has not lost any of them. Can it continue its record here as well?

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79' ANOTHER YELLOW CARD FOR KINGS

The goal scorer Fernandes gets a yellow card with his team now on the receiing end of five yellow cards.

74' Krishna tries to play the ball forward as a hit form Robinho is cleared by Pritam Kotal

71' BLOCK! Williams takes another long shot as Anisur blocks it again. Score remains 1 goal to each side.

67' SUBSTITUTION FOR KINGS

BIPLO comes in for Fahad for Bashundhara Kings

65' Robinho makes a promising run on the left, but fails to hit the target as the ball flies long way away from goals.

61' GOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! David Williams scored for ATKMB to score a goal with a Liston assist.

ATKMB 1- 1 Kings

60'  We reach the hour-mark with Habas' side still trying to score 1 to make things level.

Subhasish comes close to scoring as the ball slides past the goal with Anisur Rehman on the ground.

54' Liston flies in a right foot ball which runs out of play for a goal kick. Kings pushing a man at the back with one of its men sent off in the first half.

51'  A great cross from Manvir Singh, but nobody to receive it to make a scoring opportunity.

48' YELLOW CARD FOR ATK MB

Deepak Tangri is shown a yellow card with a foul on Robinho. Second booking for ATK Mohun Bagan.

46' Kings continues its approach with the first foul in the second half on Roy Krishna, Williams takes the free kick as Rehman catches it comfortably

SECOND HALF KICKS OFF!

Bashundhara Kings has had more fouls (12) and played more passes (144), but ATK Mohun Bagan has taken more shots.

How will an 11-man ATK Mohun Bagan play out the next half against a 10-man Bashundhara Kings? Follow here.

HALF-TIME!

Bashundhara Kings leads with the only  goal scored by Fernandes as ATK Mohun Bagan aims to recover in the second half.

45+2' RED CARD

Sushanto of Kings has been red carded on the verge of half time.

45' YELLOW CARD TO FAHAD

Kings gets its fourth yellow card of the game, the fifth in the game so far.

41' Williams hits from a distance as Anisur Rehman meets it with equal force. ATK still trails

39' Roy Krishna makes a turn from left to right and takes a hit with is faced with a strong bock from Kings

38' Another yellow card for Zoni for a high boot as Kings continues a physical game

35' Manvir's delivery cleared as Robinho marches forward with Fernandes on the other end as the attack fizzles out eventually

31' ATK Mohun Bagan trails for the second match in a row. Habas continues to guide his squad form the sidelines as it tries to come level.

27' GOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL FOR KINGS !!!!  Fernandes and Robinho pair up to score the first goal for Kings as Amrinder misses the ball.
 

Bashundhara Kings 1 ATK Mohun Bagan 0

24' FREE KICK Liston hits a right footer straight into the wall

22' Roy Krishna with a bicyle kick narrowly misses out with a Liston cross

19' YELLOW CARD TO BISHWANATH

Roy Krishna fouled by Bishwanath through a reckless challenge. ATKMB demanding a red card.

17' MISS! Liston misses an open goal with a Williams assist, as David Williams furious with a wasted opportunity.

17' Fernandes and Robinho continue asking questions to ATKMB as Kings try to seal a victory today

13' Kings' Fernandes floats in a ball which is eventually cleared by Amrinder Singh and the ATKMB defence. Kotal looking strong. Corner to Kings.

11' ATKMB stretching the game with back passes and penetrating the wings which is eventually stopped by Kings.

7' Chrish Mchugh walks off the field with an injury as the team tends to him. Kings continue to play more physically

5' Amrinder puches out the ball as the ball comes in from the corner

Sushanto Tripura is fouled close to the box as Fernandes gives a floating ball. The ball goes out for a corner kick.

3' Kings playing a more physical game as Mohun Bagan get a free kick in its half.

1' ATKMB is playing from right to left while Kings play with the goal on the right side.

4:30pm : Kick-off!

ATKMB and Kings both starts with a 4-3-3 formation with Krishna as the captain of the former and Topu as the skipper of Kings.

Both coaches Bruzon and Habas greet each other as both the teams walk out in to the National Maldives stadium.

4:20pm : 10 minutes to go for Kick-off!

Roy Krishna takes up captaincy from Pritam Kotal who led the squad in the last match.

4:00pm : Will Habas’ side play for a draw or go for a clean sweep of three wins in the group stage or will Bangladesh champion seal its much needed victory in Male?

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3:50pm : ATK Mohun Bagan has made just one change from its side in the last match, with Ashutosh coming in for Sumit.

Bashundhara Kings has made two changes, with Atiqur Fahad and Sushanto Tripura replacing Biplob and Mahbubur from its last match against Bengaluru FC.

3:44pm : Team News!

ATK Mohun Bagan XI: Amrinder Singh, Ashutosh, Pritam, McHugh, Subhasish, Lenny, Tangri, Manvir, Williams, Liston, Roy Krishna

 

Bashundhara Kings XI: Anisur Rehman, Kazi, Topu, Bishwanath, Khaled, Fahad, Fernandes, Sushanto, Becerra, Zoni, Robinho

 

MATCH PREVIEW

ATK Mohun Bagan just needs a draw against Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh in its last group match to qualify for the knock-out stage of the AFC Cup, here on Tuesday.

With two wins from as many games, the Mariners has the edge after it followed up its 2-0 victory over compatriot Bengaluru FC with a come-from-behind 3-1 triumph against Maziya to tally six points and give it a two-point buffer over the Kings going into Tuesday's tie.

A draw will be enough for Antonio Lopez Habas' side to be crowned South Zonal champions and claim a place in the Inter-Zone Semi-final.

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The Bangladesh champions, on four points from a win and a draw, need nothing less than a win.

Much will depend if the Kings is able to shut down Group D leading scorer Roy Krishna, who has scored two from two for ATK Mohun Bagan so far.

The Fiji international is sure to test a backline that is yet to be breached in this year's competition.

For the Bangladesh champion, it will be Brazilian forward Robinho, who is the main source of inspiration in attack. He could not do much against Bengaluru FC, but ATK Mohun Bagan will write him off at its peril.

Habas expects his team to carry on the solid work it has produced so far.

"I don't like to talk about favourites, because football is full of complications. We have good professional players, very disciplined and tactical on the pitch."

"They have the opportunity to learn every day and I am happy with the performances of my players," he said.

"They are a good team, we give them maximum respect. The most important thing for us is not to concede a goal, but that doesn’t mean there won't be any attacks.

"We have to find the balance. We know that this is a decisive match and we have to give 100 per cent on the pitch."

Kings head coach Oscar Bruzon fully believes his side can defeat ATK Mohun Bagan on Tuesday for a place in the 2021 AFC Cup knockout stage.

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"I think (the match-up) is very balanced. Both teams are the only clubs to have the opportunity to qualify for the next round," Bruzon said.

"Tomorrow is going to be another long 90 minutes. If we are smart and wait for our opportunities, I’m sure we can bag the three points. Our confidence is that we only lost one match this season, and I don't think tomorrow will be the second." 

He admitted ATK Mohun Bagan is at an advantage and said his side will be in attack mode as it needed a win.

"ATK are starting with a slight advantage and we need to push a little bit more tomorrow if we want to win the game."

The Kings has had a phenomenal domestic season, losing only one of its 21 matches in the Bangladesh Premier League.

The ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bashundhara Kings match will kick-off at 4.30 PM IST.