Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's ATK Mohun Bagan vs SC East Bengal Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you all the pre-match buildup and live updates from the Kolkata Derby.
That is all for today. We will meet you tomorrow when the Kerala Blasters takes on Bengaluru FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.
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FULL-TIME (ATK Mohun Bagan 3-1 SC East Bengal)!!
90+4' GOOOAAALLLL!!! IT IS THREE FOR ATKMB!! HAT-TRICK FOR KIYAN!! This is stuff of dreams for the youngster. He has bagged a hat-trick in the Kolkata Derby and SC East Bengal does not know what hit them.
90+3' GOOAALLL!!! ATKMB HAS SCORED IN ADDED TIME!! ITS KIYAN AGAIN!! The ball came off the post and Kiyan was there to score from the rebound.
90+2' SCEB Sub- Subha Ghosh and Semboi replace Perosevic and Mahesh.
87' Shot- A counter-attack by SC East Bengal. Angou finishes the attack with a low-driven shot but it takes a deflection and goes out for a corner.
86' Liston with a venomous shot and it would have been a goal if not for Hira's magnificent goal-line clearance.
84' Manvir tries to square the ball from the right but good pressure by Prce as the former puts the ball out of play.
80' Save- Hnamte lashes a shot at goal after being set up by Perosevic. But Amrinder is there to make a great save from almost a point-blank range.
79' Booking- Carl McHugh sees yellow for shirt pulling.
Match halts for a drinks break!!
75' SCEB players back defending in numbers. It has been all ATKMB since the equalizer.
72' SCEB just cannot get out of its own half right now. It is relentless attacking from ATKMB.
70' Shot- Liston pulls the trigger from distance but Arindam watches the ball sail above his goal. We all know that the Goan is more than capable of scoring screamers.
69' Liston swings a cross in from the left but Arindam punches it away for a ATKMB corner.
67' SCEB Subs- Mohammad Rafique and Lalrinliana Hnamte come on for Sidoel and Marcelo
66' Williams misses his penalty!! He blazes his shot above the goal and SCEB breathes a sigh of relief.
65' Penalty to ATKMB!! Amarjit has brought down Liston inside the box.
64' GOOOAAALL!!! ATKMB EQUALISES!! IT IS SUBSTITUTE KIYAN!! The youngster lashes the ball across goal and Arindam has no chance of saving it.
61' ATKMB Sub- Kiyan Nasiri comes on for Tangri.
60' SCEB Booking- Hira sees yellow for his challenge on Manvir.
57' GOOOAAALLL!!! SC EAST BENGAL SCORES!! It is Darren Sidoel who has squeezed the ball inside the net from a SCEB corner.
55' Superb from Perosevic and equally superb from Amrinder! The winger goes on a run on the right before cutting in and unleashing a powerful low drive, which Amrinder saves.
49' Close- Kotal with a great chance to score the opener. Prabir swings in a great cross and the ball is flicked to Pritam who tries to guide the ball inside the net with his head. But, header is wide.
47' Off the bar- Liston gets the ball on the left flank. He skips past Amarjit, cuts inside and tries to curl the ball inside the net. His effort strikes the bar and comes back into play.
Second half starts!!
ATK Mohun Bagan did most of the attacking in the first half. However, it was SC East Bengal's Marcelo who had the best chance to score.
SC East Bengal, unlike the reverse fixture, created chances of its own. ATK Mohun Bagan enjoyed the lion's share of the possession but the quality of the final ball has been poor from Ferrando's men today.
Stay tuned as live-action awaits in the second half. We will be back after a short break.
Half-time (ATK Mohun Bagan 0-0 SC East Bengal)
Two additional minutes!!
45' Perosevic completely overcooks his cross from the freekick and goalkick to ATKMB.
44' Booking- David Williams sees yellow for his challenge on Perosevic.
42' Boumous whips in a delightful ball inside the box. Williams heads the ball but it is not on target.
41' Shot- Subhasish shoots from distance but Arindam gets down quickly and takes the ball.
39' Liston floats a great ball to the far-post. Kotal gets to the ball and heads it but it is not on target. Good work by Amarjit to put pressure on him.
36' Liston with a great cross into the box. Williams was waiting to meet the ball with his head but it is good defending by Prce as he clears the ball.
33' Amrinder tips the ball over the goal after Marcelo sends in a looping header. But the referee says it is a goalkick but the replay suggests otherwise.
Match halts for a drinks break!!
28' Marcelo tries to go for goal but an ambitious distance but his shot is blocked. A square pass to Mahesh seemed like a better option.
25' Chance- Marcelo with a glorious chance to score he has put it wide. It was some loose defending by ATKMB, which allowed Marcelo to pounce on the ball but the finish was not ideal.
23' Pritam commits an off the ball foul on Marcelo. The former does not agree with the decision.
22' A good attacking move by SC East Bengal, but it could not find an opening goal to threaten Amrinder's goal. The pressure ends with Perosevic losing possession by going down but the referee says it is not a foul.
20' Shot- A misplaced pass allows Mahesh to pick up the loose ball and shoot at goal. however, Pritam Kotal puts in a great block to thwart any possible danger.
17' Shot- Williams squares the ball from the left and sets up Carl McHugh for the shot from the edge of the box. The shot is not on target and sails above the goal.
15' Shot- Mahesh shoots from distance, which does not miss the target by much.
14' Quick and snappy passing by Mohun Bagan leading to a good passage of pressure around the SCEB box. All the Mariners need is the right opening to pierce the defence.
12' Perosevic takes a shot at goal after a couple of stepovers but it lacks venom. It is an easy take for Amrinder.
11' SCEB Sub- Amarjit Kiyam comes on for Ankit.
10' Prabir swings a cross inside the box from the right flank, which finds Liston. But the Goan cannot control it and the ball goes out of play.
9' Ankit has gone down again. That surely is the end of the night for him. Amarjit getting ready to come on.
7' Ankit seems okay to continue for now. He is back on the pitch.
6' Ankit currently on the ground. It seems like a hamstring issue.
5' Manvir takes a shot at goal from distance but it does not pose any danger for Arindam.
5' Sidoel tries to find Marcelo with a floating ball inside the box but Amrinder reaches the ball first.
3' It is ATK Mohun Bagan doing all the attacking in the opening stages of the match. SC East Bengal not pressing its opponent.
7:30pm: And we are underway!!
7:17pm: What are the coaches saying?
7:00pm- Stat: Leaky defence of SC East Bengal!!
SC East Bengal has played 13 games this season. It has conceded a goal in the last 15 minutes of the first half in seven of those 13 games. No team has conceded more goals in the first half of games this season than SC East Bengal (16).
6:52pm: Key player for each team!!
Liston Colaco (ATK Mohun Bagan): Colaco has scored five times this season and has an assist to his name. He was on the scoresheet in the reverse fixture.
Naorem Mahesh Singh (SC East Bengal): The forward has netted two goals in 11 games this season. His brace gave SC East Bengal its first win of the season against FC Goa.
6:35pm: Starting lineups are out!!
ATK Mohun Bagan: Amrinder Singh (GK), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, David Williams, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco.
Subs: Shaikh (GK); Sumit, Sandesh, Ashutosh, Abhishek, Bidyananda, Lenny, Krishna, Kiyan.
Coach: Juan Ferrando
SC East Bengal: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Adil Khan, Hira Mondal, Ankit Mukherjee, Franjo Prce, Darren Sidoel, Wahengbam Luwang, Sourav Das, Antonio Perosevic, Marcelo Ribeiro, Naorem Singh.
Subs: Sankar (GK); Rafique, Hnamte, Bikash, Fran, Amarjit, Subha, Balwant, Haokip.
Coach: Mario Rivera
6:17pm: Highlights of when both teams met the last time!!
6:00pm: Here is how we think both teams will lineup!!
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Tiri, Ashutosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal (C), Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, David Williams, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna.
SC East Bengal Predicted XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Adil Khan, Ankit Mukherjee, Franjo Prce, Darren Sidoel, Mohammad Rafique (C), Sourav Das, Amarjit Kiyam, Antonio Perosevic, Naorem Singh, Marcelo Ribeiro.
5:45pm: Head-to-head record!!
ATK Mohun Bagan and SC East Bengal have met thrice in the ISL. ATKMB has a 100%-win record against SC East Bengal in the ISL. ATK Mohun Bagan emerged victorious in a sounding 3-0 win in the reverse fixture.
ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) will be looking to keep its recent dominance intact against traditional rival SC East Bengal when the two face off at the Fatorda in the Indian Super League's (ISL 2021-22) Kolkata Derby on Saturday.
ATK Mohun Bagan won the first phase meeting with a clear 3-0 verdict and continues to remain the favourite as it is the better-placed side in the current league standings. ATKMB, which has remained unbeaten in its last six outings, is currently placed eighth with 16 points from 10 matches but still has three games in hand.
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SC East Bengal is at the bottom of the table with just nine points from 13 matches and is hoping to see a turnaround in its fortunes under new coach Mario Rivera, who made a few signings in the January transfer window. The league records often become irrelevant when it comes to the high-voltage encounter that has kept the teams engaged for around a century now.
“When you play a derby, league positions do not matter. The derby is always about facing your top rival and the outcome can be anything,” said Rivera on the eve of the match. The SCEB coach now has the task of reorganising the side after suffering a demoralising 0-4 loss against Hyderabad FC in the previous outing.
ATKMB has not tasted success after returning from an 18-day COVID induced break. But what will serve as a morale-booster for the side coached by Juan Ferrando is the fact that SC East Bengal has never beaten ATKMB since the two sides joined the ISL. The last time SC East Bengal won the derby was three years ago in January 2019.
“We understand that our target is to get the three points, improve in our style and stay focused throughout the game. Of course there is an emotional side to the game but we have to keep our focus,” Ferrando said.
The green-and-maroon side will see the return of its highly-rated play maker Hugo Boumous, who is getting back after serving a one-match suspension. “I feel we have improved in the possessional attack but our problem remains in the transitions. First, it is necessary to be confident in the attacking play and make risky passes. And then it is about good transitional play. In the last three weeks there has been a change in methodology. It is not easy but the players are working hard and trying their best,” was how Ferrando assessed ATKMB’s progress under him.
“Professional players always play to win the game. I think that sometimes when you look from outside, you can say a team is a favourite or an underdog. But if you see the players training, you can see that they are preparing properly to win the match,” Rivera said while adding that the players do not need to be motivated ahead of a derby.
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