Thursday, December 8, 2022

ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal in Kolkata Derby

ATK Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal 2-0 in the Kolkata derby in the Indian Super League at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday.
Hugo Boumous and Manvir Singh scored the goals as the Mariners defeated the torchbearers and climbed up to fourth in the points table.
In the fifth minute of the game, Hugo Boumous, who had been running rings around the EBFC midfield, found the ball at his feet in behind to the left of the goal. He decided to cut back to Subhasish Bose, whose shot whistled over the crossbar.
After the initial pressure from ATK Mohun Bagan, with Liston Colaco ruffling the side netting in the 11th minute, it was time for East Bengal to hit back.
In the 32nd minute, Hugo Boumous danced his way past multiple defenders and was just a stroke away from handing ATKMB the lead but Sarthak Golui’s last-ditch tackle kept the scores level.
In the 56th minute, the mood in Salt Lake changed. The green and maroon half were delirious with joy as the red and gold brigade sunk deeper into the seats.
Hugo Boumous smashed the ball and the bounce took it past a hapless Kamaljit Singh with a shot from 25 yards out. Ten minutes later, Manvir doubled the lead. Hugo started off the move again as he found Dimitri Petratos but his attempt to take the shot was stopped only for the ball to deflect to the right where it found Manvir Singh.
By this time Hugo was a man possessed. Empowered by the fans behind his back, the French-Moroccan started pulling off outrageous tricks and flicks, including a no-look nutmeg.

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