MBSG 3 - 1 ALD, Highlights, AFC Cup Playoff: Mohun Bagan secures AFC cup group stage place with win over Abahani Dhaka

AFC Cup Highlights: Sportstar’s updates from the AFC Cup Playoff match between Mohun Bagan Super Giant and Abahani Dhaka at the VYBK stadium in Kolkata.

Updated : Aug 22, 2023 22:28 IST

Jason Cummings scores the equalising penalty against Abahani Dhaka in the AFC Cup Playoff match at VYBK Kolkata.
Jason Cummings scores the equalising penalty against Abahani Dhaka in the AFC Cup Playoff match at VYBK Kolkata. | Photo Credit: X @mohunbagansg

Jason Cummings scores the equalising penalty against Abahani Dhaka in the AFC Cup Playoff match at VYBK Kolkata. | Photo Credit: X @mohunbagansg

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the AFC Cup Playoff match between Mohun Bagan Super Giant and Abahani Dhaka at the VYBK stadium in Kolkata.

  • August 22, 2023 22:28
    Match Report

    Mohun Bagan SG beats Abahani Dhaka to secure AFC Cup group stage spot

    Mohun Bagan Super Giant recovered from a goal’s deficit to beat Abahani Limited Dhaka 3-1 in an AFC Cup south zone play-off match, at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • August 22, 2023 21:13
    Qualification secured!
  • August 22, 2023 21:12
    South Zone group for AFC Cup
    • Odisha FC (IND)
    • Bashundhara Kings (BAN)

    • Maziya Sports & Recreation Club (MAD)

    • Mohun Bagan Super Giant (IND)

  • August 22, 2023 21:10
    Post Match comments from Jason Cummings

    Jason Cummings: “The coach wasn’t happy in the half-time, he said we can do better. Second half was a good performance, Armando got a goal, Hugo created the own goal. It’s still early days, but, we have to build on this performance.”

  • August 22, 2023 21:08
    Continental journey begins!
  • August 22, 2023 21:02
    Mission successful!
  • August 22, 2023 20:57
    Mohun Bagan qualifies for the AFC Cup group stage!

    An excellent second half performance from the Mariners as two quick goals completes the comeback against Abahani Dhaka. An own goal from Milad Sheikh and a goal soon after from Armando Sadiku ensures that Mohun Bagan get the win.

    Abahani Dhaka did not really create many chances in the second half and its star player Cornelius Stewart was kept quiet after he created quite a few problems in the first half.

  • August 22, 2023 20:54
    90+3’ MBSG 3 - 1 ALD

    Manvir and Kiyan combine to create another chance for the Mariners. The two have been a menace for the Bangladesh team since coming on.

    Cornelius with a volley late in the game but it is wide of the post. The referee blows for Full Time.

  • August 22, 2023 20:50

    Four minutes of stoppage time. Fans in the stands with their flashlights on as the Mariners near another win.

  • August 22, 2023 20:48
    88’ MBSG 3 - 1 ALD

    Manvir in space down the left side of the box, tries to square it to Kiyan at the far post but the defender dives to intercept. Replays suggest he used his hand but nothing from the ref.

  • August 22, 2023 20:47

    Chance for Nassiri! Great ball control from the youngster inside the box and tries to get a shot away but couldn’t get enough contact.

  • August 22, 2023 20:44
    85’ MBSG 3 - 1 ALD

    Kiyan Nassiri comes in instead of Jason Cummings. Asish Rai is replaced as well. Hnamte replaces him.

  • August 22, 2023 20:43

    Chance!! Kuruniyan lets fly after a throughball in finds him in space in the box. Just above the cross bar.

  • August 22, 2023 20:40
    80’ MBSG 3 - 1 ALD

    Another attack from Abahani Dhaka and Asish Rai puts out the cross from the left for a corner. The corner falls to the feet of Rahmat at the edge of the box but his shot is too high.

  • August 22, 2023 20:37

    A chance for Dhaka!! Kaith comes out to catch and is nowhere near the ball, the forward gets his head to it but he can’t get it on target. Could have been the second costly mistake from the keeper this game.

  • August 22, 2023 20:34
    75’ Substitutions

    IN: Ashique Kuruniyan, Glan Martins

    OUT: Liston Colaco, Sahal Abdul Samad

  • August 22, 2023 20:32
    73’ MBSG 3 - 1 ALD

    Almost walking pace from MBSG as it recycles possession in the middle of the field. The Bangladesh team has not been able to create anything from the counter attacks in this half.

  • August 22, 2023 20:29

    Close! Manvir almost scores with his first touch. The ball came in following the freekick and Manvir gets his head to it. The ball goes out of play very close to the far post.

  • August 22, 2023 20:28

    A few changes for the team from Bangladesh as it looks to make a comeback in the game. Yousef is shown a yellow card for a foul on Liston Colaco.

    Manvir replaces the goalscorer Sadiku.

  • August 22, 2023 20:25
    65’ MBSG 3 - 1 ALD

    What an exhilarating few minutes for Mohun Bagan SG. Two quick goals has turned the game completely in its favour. The team is very much in control of this match and are returning back to controlling possession.

  • August 22, 2023 20:21
    60’ Sadiku scores!!

    Goal!! Corner taken quickly and Sadiku scores! Boumous tried it once earlier and this time it comes off, Dhaka was not ready to deal with the danger. Boumous long range shot was saved by the keeper for the corner. The quick corner finds Colaco and he finds Sadiku to get the two goal lead.

    MBSG 3 - 1 ALD

  • August 22, 2023 20:17
    58’ Mohun Bagan lead!

    Own goal!! Excellent play to find Boumous in space in the box, his ball into the far post is turned in to his own net by Milad Sheikh. Sadiku was waiting at the far post to turn it in as well.

    MBSG 2 - 1 ALD

  • August 22, 2023 20:14

    A delicious cross in from Jason Cummings from the left side, hanged it up for Sadiku at the far post but the defender does well to head it behind for a corner.

  • August 22, 2023 20:12
    52’ MBSG 1 - 1 ALD

    A bad challenge from captain Subhashish and he is shown a yellow card. First MBSG player to go into the book.

  • August 22, 2023 20:10

    Another corner for MBSG after Boumous attempted cross from the left of the box is headed out by Bablu. The corner comes in and is headed out comfortably by the defence.

  • August 22, 2023 20:08
    49’ MBSG 1 - 1 ALD

    A long throw in from the right and Emeka gets his head to it. Very close to the near post and Kaith was scrambling. Just past the post.

  • August 22, 2023 20:06

    Early corner for Mohun Bagan and Hector Yuste attempts to get his head to the Boumous corner. The header is off target though.

  • August 22, 2023 20:04
    Second Half begins!

    Mohun Bagan gets us underway at the VYBK. The team will be looking to fare better at the front and convert the chances.

  • August 22, 2023 19:55
    The Mariners are back in the game!
  • August 22, 2023 19:49

    The score is level at half-time. Cummings’ penalty following a foul on Colaco brought Mohun Bagan SG back into the game after Vishal Kaith’s early error allowed Cornelius to score an early opener for Abahani Dhaka.

    The Dhaka side had an excellent start to the game counter attacking brilliantly and they almost took the lead at the half-time whistle following a free-kick. Mohun Bagan has been the better team, creating numerous chances but the final ball and finish has been missing. Join us in ten minutes for the second half!

  • August 22, 2023 19:47

    Two minutes of stoppage time at the end of the half. Chance!! A long freekick into the box and the deflection from the header almost trickles into the net. Good save from Kaith to turn it onto the post!

  • August 22, 2023 19:44

    Mohun Bagan very much in control of the ball since conceding the early goal. Subashish delivers a beautiful ball in from the left and Cummings almost turns it in for a second goal!

  • August 22, 2023 19:41
    40’ MBSG 1 - 1 ALD

    An attempted long ball to Colaco is cut out by the defender and a corner is conceded. The corner is eerily close to the goal but Yuste is just not close enough to turn it in. Ridoy did well to get in front of the forward and win the initial header.

  • August 22, 2023 19:37
    37’ Cummings scores!

    Cummings scores! The Australian makes no mistake from the spot as he dispatches the penalty to the right corner of the goal, past the diving keeper. A deserved equaliser for Mohun Bagan!

    MBSG 1 - 1 ALD

  • August 22, 2023 19:36
    35’ Penalty!!

    Penalty awarded for MBSG!! Colaco brought down in the box trying to get at the end of the second ball after the keeper initially saved a shot from the left wing.

  • August 22, 2023 19:34
    32’ MBSG 0 - 1 ALD

    Another glorious chance for Sahal! A cross in from the right wing is deflected onto Sahal’s path and he can’t get a shot away in time. The keeper does well to cover the near post. MBSG creating many chances but the final finish been missing.

  • August 22, 2023 19:30

    Sahal with a chance to shoot from the edge of the box but he hesitated on the shot and the chance goes away. Asish has another chance to put a cross into the box, cleared by the defence again.

  • August 22, 2023 19:29
    28’ MBSG 0 - 1 ALD

    Appeals for a penalty!! Looked like Boumous was pushed in the box, but the referee plays on! Replays suggest a blatant push on the back of the MBSG number 10.

  • August 22, 2023 19:27

    Cornelius has another shot from the edge of the box but this time Kaith is upto the task!

  • August 22, 2023 19:26

    First yellow card of the game for Muzaffarov. Liston curls in a shot from the edge of the box on the left side and the keeper pouches it safely. First shot on target for the Mariners.

  • August 22, 2023 19:23
    23’ MBSG 0 - 1 ALD

    Rai with more space down the right. Makes a run into the box but Ridoy’s block puts it out for a corner. Almost 3 MBSG players were waiting for that cross to come in.

  • August 22, 2023 19:22

    Great ball over the top to find Cummings. He passes it to Rai who crosses it into the box but the defence heads it clear.

  • August 22, 2023 19:21
    20’ MBSG 0 - 1 ALD

    Boumous almost finds Asish Rai in the box with a through ball, just a little too ahead of him and despite the diving effort he can’t keep it in.

  • August 22, 2023 19:17
    17’ Goal!! Kaith with a howler!

    Goal!!! Vishal Kaith makes a mess of an easy catch and Cornelius is there to turn it in. Cornelius has been a menace all game and he was there in the right place at the right time to take full advantage of the mistake.

    MBSG 0 - 1 ALD

  • August 22, 2023 19:15
    15’ MBSG 0 - 0 ALD

    Another shot from distance, this time it is Colaco. He blazes it high over the bar though!

  • August 22, 2023 19:14

    Dhaka not allowing Mohun Bagan to control posession. A constant counter attack threat looming. Sadiku has a chance from distance but doesn’t get enough power as it goes out meekly for a goal kick.

  • August 22, 2023 19:11
    9’ MBSG 0 - 0 ALD

    The Abahani Dhaka keeper scuffs his kick and he is stuck in no man’s land but no real danger caused as the team clears the ball. Can’t afford to make such mistakes with the quality of players in MBSG.

  • August 22, 2023 19:08

    Dhaka with a quick counter after winning the ball near the penalty box. Cornelius with a super run and Kaith saves at the near post! From one end to the other in no time.

  • August 22, 2023 19:05

    Long ball into the box from Dhaka and the second ball is won back. An excellent one-two involving Cornelius and Anwar Ali is needed to clear the danger. Great chance for the the Bangladesh team!

  • August 22, 2023 19:03
    2’ MBSG 0 - 0 ALD

    Chance!! Excellent run by Colaco down the left wing, cuts it back to Cummings in the box. Doesn’t get proper contact and it is an easy save for the keeper.

  • August 22, 2023 19:01

    Mohun Bagan in its traditional kit. Abahani Dhaka sporting its blue kit. Match kicks off!

  • August 22, 2023 18:57
    Almost there!

    Just a few minutes to kick-off! Juan Ferrando’s men have an opportunity to progress to the AFC Cup.

  • August 22, 2023 18:43
    Catch the highlights from MBSG’s previous encounter against Machhindra FC

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  • August 22, 2023 18:27
    A start for Sahal Abdul Samad today!


  • August 22, 2023 18:26
    An unlikely hero for Mohun Bagan SG last time out!

    Anwar Ali scores twice as Mohun Bagan SG beats Machhindra FC 3-1 in AFC Cup prelims

    Australian World Cupper Jason Cummings produced the other strike for Mohun Bagan, which plays Abahani Dhaka in the next round at the same venue on August 22.

  • August 22, 2023 18:20
    A crucial game at the VYBK
  • August 22, 2023 18:13
    MBSG has arrived at the VYBK
  • August 22, 2023 18:10
    LINEUPS out!

    Mohun Bagan SG: Vishal Kaith (GK), Asish Rai, Anwar Ali, Hector Yuste, Subhasish Bose (C), Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Liston Colaco, Hugo Boumous, Jason Cummings, Armando Sadiku

    Abahani Dhaka: Shahidul Alam (GK) (C), Sushanto Tripura, Riday, Cornelius Stewart, Muzaffarov, Yousef Mohammad, David Ifegw, Ashaduzzaman Bablu, Emeka Ogbugh, Milad Sheikh, Rahmat Mia

  • August 22, 2023 18:05

    The AFC Cup Playoff Round match between Mohun Bagan Super Giant vs Abahani Dhaka at the VYBK in Kolkata will be streamed live on the Mohun Bagan SG Facebook page for subscribers only.

    There is no live telecast of the match available in India.

  • August 22, 2023 18:03
    The Mariners are ready!
  • August 22, 2023 18:01

    Buoyed by a dominant start, Mohun Bagan Super Giant will be looking to build on its continental aspirations when it takes on Abahani Dhaka from Bangladesh in the AFC Cup playoff match at home in Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday.

    The Indian Super League champion made a strong start to its campaign by prevailing over Machhindra FC of Nepal (3-1) and cleared the preliminary stage in its first outing of the tournament, at the same venue five days ago.

    The Mariners will be eager to continue the momentum and progress to the South Zone group stage for which Odisha FC, Bashundhara Kings (Bangladesh) and Maziya Sports and Recreation Club (Maldives) have already qualified.

    - Amitabha Das Sharma

    Read full preview here: Mohun Bagan wary of in-form Abahani Dhaka in crucial AFC Cup clash

  • August 22, 2023 17:56
    Stay Tuned

    Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the 2023 AFC Cup Playoff round match between Mohun Bagan Super Giant and Abahani Dhaka at the VYBK in Kolkata. Stay Tuned for lineups and other important match updates.

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