Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan beats Real Kashmir in extra-time, sets up final with Gokulam Kerala

Super-sub VP Suhair scored a goal in each half of extra-time to guide Mohun Bagan into its first Durand Cup final in 10 years. Another substitute Fran Gonzalez assisted both the goals.

Salva Chamorro opened the scoring for Mohun Bagan, Gnohore Krizo equalised for Real Kashmir and VP Suhair scored twice in extra-time to win it for the Mariners.   -  Getty Images

Suhair V.P. scored twice in the extra-time to help Mohun Bagan prevail over Real Kashmir 3-1 in the second semifinal of the Durand Cup.

The Mohun Bagan win was fashioned by its two late second half substitutes, Suhair and Francisco Gonzalez, who combined in creating the two strikes after the regulatory 90 minutes saw the opponents locked at 1-1.

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Salva Chamorro found the target late in the first half to help Mohun Bagan gain the lead but the home team could not preserve it till the end as Real Kashmir established parity in the injury-time extending the match to another 30 minutes of extra-time.

Gnohere Krizo found the equaliser for Real Kashmir in the third minute of the injury-time nodding home a cross from Loveday Enyinnaya. Mohun Bagan will take on Gokulam Kerala FC in the title clash on Saturday.

Suhair, who came in as a 68th minute substitute, livened up the proceedings in the extra-time and restored the lead for Mohun Bagan in the 93rd minute when he was set unmarked inside the Real Kashmir box by a nice through-pass from Francisco Gonzalez.

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The Spaniard had himself come in as substitute in the 73rd minute. Suhair put the finishing touch with another powerful drive in the 112th minute while latching on to another fine assist from Gonzalez.

THE RESULT:

Mohun Bagan 3 (Salva Chamorro 42, Suhair V.P. 93, 112) beat Real Kashmir FC 1 (Gnohere Krizo 90+3).

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