Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the 2022 Durand Cup clash between ATK Mohun Bagan and Rajasthan United 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. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
90+5’ Rajasthan United finds a breakthrough
Kiyan takes the corner kick, but the ball falls for Subhasish, who passes to Kauko, but the attack is controlled by Rajasthan as the ball goes out for a throw-in
Asish Rai goes on the attack on the other side and his right-footed flick is too high for the goal as the Mariners fail to find a way out of the deadlock.
Rajasthan United attacks on the counter and Willams puts the ball into the net. But thelinesmen had the flag raise. Off-side as ATKMB escape a scare!
Kauko’s starts n attack with a cross to the right and the cross that follows has Manvir right in front of the goalkeeper. The India international fails to keep the ball in target as he shoots it miles over the goal.
Off the bar! Kauko and Kiyan barge into the penalty box and after the former’s shot is blocked, Kiyan goes for it. The ball comes off the woodwork. What a chance this was!
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Chance! Williams gets the ball close to the penalty box and shoots with his right foot only to see the ball whizz past the net following a soft touch of the keeper. Corner for RUFC.
Niraj’s long kick falls for Subhasish, who passes to Carl McHugh and Kauko and Ashique combine to get the ball past the RUFC defenders in the left flank and the former BFC player crosses it for Kiyan. Just then, Niraj jumps to intercept the ball.
It is Rajasthan United which is pressing high up the pitch now and Arsh somehow clears the ball, but the ATKMB box has white shirts all around the spot as it gets a corner kick. It is eventually cleared by Arsh
70’ Save! Niraj denies Kauko a goal.
ATKMB is keeping the ball up the pitch, with Pritam Kotal and Asish Rai pushing the ball up front, but Rai’s run is stopped by Jagdeep
60’ Rajasthan gets back into the match again!
Double Change for ATK Mohun Bagan! In: Subhasish Bose, Asish Rai; Out: Florentine Pogba,
Rajasthan is left tracing the ATKMB players and Remsanga is fouled by Sumit Rathi as both go for the ball as Sumit gets into the book for the challenge.
ATK Mohun Bagan is trying to pull Rajasthan down the pitch as Juan Ferrando’s men wait to attack on the counter
ATK Mohun Bagan continues to stick to its plan to push players up the pitch. Rajasthan tries to exploit the approach, but Pritam Kotal and Pogba stops the attack and Arsh takes control of the ball
47’ ATK Mohun Bagan is back in front with a quickfire goal
Second Half Kick Off!
Half-Time! 45 Minutes and still nothing to separate between the two sides
Two goals in three minutes!
Rajasthan is trying to slow down the match with back passes, but Boumous, after making an interception gets into the box from the right, but his cross is stopped by Niraj
Kauko starts the build up and passes to Pritam, who delivers a buccaneering pass to Kiyan. Kiyan gets to the box and crosses for Kauko, but the ball is intercepted
After an attack from the right flank from Rajasthan, ATK Mohun Bagan attacks on the counter, with Kiyan making a run behind the defence and tries to cut in to his left and shoot, but fails to keep the ball to his feet as Mambetaliev stops the forward.
Hnamte tries to make a run along the right flank, but is stopped in his tracks as ATKMB looks to change its attacking front to tempt Rajasthan players to mark more players
Free Kick! Colaco and Pogba step up for the free kick and Colaco takes it, The shot is on target, but Niraj, as he as throught the game, sticks his hand out for the ball and saves it comfortably
Ashique making his first competitive appearance for ATK Mohun Bagan,, continues to be a threat, as his cross goes out for a corner. The corner, delivered for McHugh is headed in, but it is too high as the ball lands over the net
First real chance to attack for Rajasthan as Alister gets close to the box, but fails to go past Pogba, who has been rock soild at the back so far.
Boumous gets the ball in the box with a fancy shot from outside the box, but Jagdeep is there to see out the danger for Rajasthan United.
20’ Double save for Niraj!
Kauko gets a long ball from the ATKMB half and tries to deceive the defence. Rajasthan, which is sticking to the Iceland international, prevents him from a shot.
Ashique, Liston and Kauke get together for a brilliant combination play as Colaco gets a pass from left and shoots, but the ball is cleared out of danger eventually
It is still early on in the match, but the players look to have pulled some cramps and Ashique continues to make wing runs ,crosses to Boumous on his right. He passes to Kiyan, but the ball lands in Niraj’s gloves.
11’ Chance! Colaco comes close to scoring
Boumous takes the corner kick this time, but the ball is cleared away by Rajasthan. Juan Ferrando’s side is playing with three men at the back at the moment, which would mean the attack will continue along the flanks for the Mariners.
Chance! Kiyan gets the ball in the penalty box and this time tries to go for goal himself only to see the ball get deflected for a corner kick. The ball is eventually headed out of danger my the Men in white.
The Indian Super League side continues to attack, with Kauko crossing the ball in from the right, but the ball falls on top of the net.
ATKMB goes on attack, with Ashique making a run along the left flank and passes it to Kiyan. Kiyan is surrounde and he leaves the ball for Kauko. Rajasthan intercepts the ball by then to end that attack
Chance! Ashique carries the ball into the box to force Niraj Kumar into action, but the Rajasthan United goalie pushes the ball out. The free-kick that follows sees Pogba rushing into the box and scoring, but the linesmen raise the flag. No goal.
Both the teams observe a minute’s silence after the demise of former India captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee and we are underway in Kolkata. Rajasthan United is playing from left to right, while ATK Mohun Bagan starts from the other end.
5 minutes to go for kick-off!
Starting Lineups is out!
Which teams are playing in the Durand Cup today?
ATK Mohun Bagan and Rajasthan United will be in action on the Matchday 5 of the Durand Cup 2022.
A star-studded ATKMB will be at home against Durand Cup debutants Rajasthan United FC (RUFC) in the second match on Saturday.
While ATKMB looks stronger on paper, RUFC has assembled a side full of players who have experience at the top level of Indian football.
Lalremsanga Fanai for example, the RUFC striker, served Aizawl FC with distinction before making the move to Rajasthan. Fellow striker Shaiborlang Kharpan also began from Shillong Lajong, another talent-churner in Indian football, before having stints with Kerala Blasters and Sudeva.
Centre-back Melroy Assisi played for Chennayin FC in the previous season. Winger Surchandra Singh has played with all top clubs of India and moved to RUFC from Real Kashmir FC.
ATKMB thus, will not have it easy, but with a line-up that boasts of India internationals Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Ashish Rai, Ashique Kuruniyan, Manvir Singh and above all, Liston Colaco, it would be tough for it to not pull of a win.
Some of the best future Indian talents such as Kiyan Nasiri and Fardin Ali Mollah are in the ATKMB ranks.
Where is ATK Mohun Bagan vs Rajasthan United FT being played?
ATK Mohun Bagan vs Rajasthan United FT is being played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
When is ATK Mohun Bagan vs Rajasthan United FT in Durand Cup?
The match between ATK Mohun Bagan vs Rajasthan United FT is scheduled for a 6 pm kick-off IST.
Where can I watch ATK Mohun Bagan vs Rajasthan United FT?
The Durand Cup fixture – ATK Mohun Bagan vs Rajasthan United FT – 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).
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