AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan wins again

Mohun Bagan currently tops the Group-G on nine points from three games, five ahead of both Yangon and Maziya Sports & Recreation after the side from the Maldives defeated Hong Kong’s South China 2-1 in another Group-G encounter.

Action during the match between Mohun Bagan and Yangon United FC, in Guwahati on Wednesday.   -  PTI

High-flying Mohun Bagan maintained its record intact as it rode on striker Jeje Lalpekhlua’s double strikes to notch up a 3-2 win over Myanmar’s Yangon United in the AFC Cup football here today.

Sony Norde and Lalpekhlua put the host ahead inside 25 minutes before Brazilian Marcelo Fernandes pulled one back for Yangon before the interval at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.

Forward Fernandes then scored again to draw Yangon level 19 minutes after the restart only for Lalpekhlua’s second of the night two minutes later to win the tie for the I-League side.

Mohun Bagan currently tops the Group-G on nine points from three games, five ahead of both Yangon and Maziya Sports & Recreation after the side from the Maldives defeated Hong Kong’s South China 2-1 in another Group-G encounter.

Mohun Bagan has been on a roll this season, having remained unbeaten for 11 matches in I-League, besides tasting victory in all its continental AFC Cup matches.