Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of the 2022 Durand Cup clash between ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC being played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash. That was all for the night in the Durand Cup. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
Full Time! ATK Mohun Bagan 1-1 Mumbai City FC
Last minute chance for ATKMB! Manvir and Kiyan get together on the left flank, but the final shot flies off target.
Manvir and Pronay gets together for an attack, but before the bal could reach Kiyan, Mumbai City intercepts and gets a throw-in.
Carl McHugh steals the ball off Noguera as the Spaniard is left on the ground appealing for a foul. Hnamte delivers a long cross for Manvir, who gets his head on the ball, but fails to keep it on target.
Stalin tries to get the ball into the ATKMB box again, but the Mariners are playing with caution. The winner against them had come right in the last minute of the match. Four minutes of regulation time left in the game so far.
Foul! Noguera tries to get the ball into attack after a turn, but ends up fouling Kiyan Nassiri instead. As it stands, ATK Mohun Bagan has no wins in this year’s Durand Cup.
Change for ATK Mohun Bagan! Lenny Rodrigues replaces Hugo Boumous as Mariners get back on level terms at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
77’ Mumbai City FC is back on level terms
Mumbai City FC resumes the match with Pereyra Diaz getting the ball in the right flank. But he loses the ball and the player is clearly unhappy with the decision of the referee.
Bipin Singh tries to go on attack, but Asish looks to have pulled up an injury and the game pauses temporarily as the defender is attended by the medical team.
ATK Mohun Bagan has three players at the back, with the focus clearly on counter-attack and runs along the wings.
Greg Stewart takes a free-kick, but tries to loft the ball in the penalty box instead of going for a shot on target from distance. However, ATK Mohun Bagan clears the ball away, out of danger.
Chance! Vishal Kaith gets the ball into action with a goal kick and Kiyan Nassiri passes the ball to Mavir, but the final shot is saved by a last-moment challenge by Griffiths.
61’ Double Change for ATK Mohun Bagan!
Yellow Card! Boumous makes a run close to the Mumbai City box, but is dispossessed of the ball eventually. In the follow-up Boumous fouls Apuia in a rash challenge and gets into the book. First card of the match.
Noguera tries to get the ball up the pitch, but Pogba comes to the team’s rescue with a last-minute challenge
The free kick is blocked by the blue shirts and Mumbai City tries to attack on the other end. This time, ATK Mohun Bagan keeps its opposition at bay.
Change for Mumbai City FC! Sanjeev Stalin replaces Amey Ranawade as Des Buckingham looks for more options in its squad.
Foul! Griffiths tries to limit Colaco on the right flank, but pushes the forward down for a ATKMB free-kick.
Mumbai City is drawing ATKMB ahead to get a chance to attack on the counter, but Lachenpa and denies Colaco any chance on the ball in the penalty box
The second half begins with Mumbai City FC looking more aggressive, but Greg Stewart is eventually pushed down by Tangri. Jahouh takes the free kick after the foul, but the ball flies over the MCFC players, beyond any specific target.
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Save! Greg Stewart delivers an aerial cross for Bipin and the Indian shoots on target. Vishal makes a good save to deny Mumbai City FC an equaliser.
40’ Liston Colaco scores for ATK Mohun Bagan; ATKMB 1-0 MCFC
Mumbai City FC has six men in front of its penalty box and Kauko and McHugh try to breach the fortress, only to see MCFC get back possession.
Bipin makes a run and passes it to Noguera. The former FC Goa player shoots on target, but Kaith makes a regulation save to keep the scores level
Vishal Kaith gets the ball back into action with a goal kick, but it lands to MCFC, with Apuia passing it to Vikram, who then passses it to Greg Stewart. But ATK Mohun Bagan has almost all players in its own half and MCFC is forced to try and start an attack from the back.
Chance! Noguera delivers a through ball for Bipin, who beats his marker, Pritam Kotal, stops and shoots, but the ball is just wide off-target.
Kauko and Boumous pair up for an attack on the right flank, but MCFC is marking well to get the ball out of play for a throw-in
Substitution for Mumbai City FC! MCFC captain Rahul Bheke looks to have picked up an injury as he is carried off the field. Mehtab replaces him at the back.
Asish goes for an attack this time, making a run from the right wing and cuts in to his left. He shoots with his left foot, but the ball ends up in the side-net. Vignesh is marking the former Hyderabad FC player very well for now.
Initially Greg steps up for the corner, but Jahou takes it, but the kick fails to find any target and ATK Mohun Bagan goes on the attack. Kauko tries a shot from distance, but the ball is way off-target and the Iceland international raises his hand to apologise.
Mumbai City starts at attack from the back with Greg playing a one-two with Ranawade and Vikram takes over. But his shot is blocked by Subhasish for a corner kick
ATK Mohun Bagan is finally being forced by back with MCFC choosing to go for aerial passes and shots from distance.
Bipin beats his marker and makes a forward run, Pritam follows him with Pogba as cover and shot is eventually blocked by Pritam for a MCFC corner. Greg Stewart takes the corner kick, which falls for Vikram, but his header is too high as the ball flies over the net.
Griffiths tries to get the ball in control for Mumbai City FC and passes to Jahouh, who is pushed down by Kauko for a foul. ATK Mohun Bagan, eventually gets back possession and Kauko goes for a shot on goal. but it flies off target.
Liston steals back the ball, and runs right into the penalty box and shoots, but he is surrounded by three blue shirts to stop that attack.
ATK Mohun Bagan is pressing very high as it dispossesses Apuia and Ashique makes a run into the penalty box, but Lachenpa gets the better of him to stop that attack
Ashique tries to get the ball back for ATK Mohun Bagan, but Mumbai City FC attacks on the counter. Greg is away with the ball, but goes down easily in the penalty box, demanding a penalty. The referee, however, is not interested.
Colaco makes a a run into the box and shoots with his right foot. Lachenpa misses the ball completely, but the ball comes off the goal post.
Starting Lineups are out!
Which teams are playing in the Durand Cup today?
ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC will be in action on the Matchday 9 of the Durand Cup 2022.
There will be names like Liston Colaco, Vikram Pratap Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Bipin Singh, Manvir Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Kiyan Nassiri, Rahul Bheke et al on either side representing the who’s who of Indian football.
There will also be top foreign footballers plying their trade in India like Ahmed Jahouh and Hugo Boumous.
And as the icing, there is the prospect of a boisterous home crowd already smarting from a first-game defeat in the tournament.
If ATKMB loses, which it has, four times in their five previous meetings, with their Wednesday opponents having drawn the fifth one, even a win over its arch-rival, Emami East Bengal (EEB), in its next outing, might not help it cross the line.
Juan Ferrando’s men therefore will be under immense pressure against MCFC.
Mumbai, on the other hand, picked up a comfortable 4-1 win in its first game against the Indian Navy and looked to have settled down, particularly in the second half to their efficient best.
Their young striker Vikram looked sharp and Chhangte had a super game on the wings. Spaniard Rippol and Moroccan Jahou had decent first shifts in midfield and Scotsman Gary Stewart was also linking up well upfront.
Its only reason of worry would be the space offered in defence, particularly in the first half, which led to the Navy goal, to the likes of Colaco, Kiyan and Manvir up front as coming back against ATKMB might not be as easy as it was against the Indian Navy.
Where is ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC being played?
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC is being played at the Khuman Lampak in Imphal.
When is ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC in Durand Cup?
The match between ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC is scheduled for a 6 pm kick-off IST.
Where can I watch ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC?
The Durand Cup fixture – ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC – will be aired on Sports18 and Sports18 HD.
Sports18 is available on Tata Play (Channel No. 488), Airtel Digital (Channel No. 293), JioTV+ (Channel No. 262 – SD, 261 – HD) and Sun Direct (Channel No. 505).
Where can I live stream ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC?
The Durand Cup fixture – Army Red vs Mumbai City FC – will be live streamed on Voot and JioTV
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