Published by: Subhajit Mandal | Posted: March 4, 2023 9:29 pm| Updated: March 4, 2023 9:32 pm
Mohun Bagan: 2 (Bumos, Petratos)
News Daily Digital Desk: Mohun Bagan reached the semi-finals of the ISL. The green and maroon camp confirmed their place in the last four after defeating Odisha FC 2-0 at home in the second play-off match on Saturday. Mohun Bagan’s opponents in the semis are last-time champions Hyderabad FC.
.@atkmohunbaganfc make it to the semi-finals for a third consecutive season after a convincing win over @OdishaFC! 👊🔥#ATKMBOFC #HeroISL #HeroISLPlayoffs #ATKMohunBagan #OdishaFC pic.twitter.com/FSTs7WsOFv
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 4, 2023
Mohun Bagan went down as slight favorites in Yuva Bharati on Saturday. On top of that, the support of the home crowd has boosted Ferrando’s boys. The green-maroon camp took full advantage of this. Petratos-Bumos presented rhythmic football from the very beginning. Which resulted in two goals in two halves of the match. In the 36th minute of the first half, a great goal from the corner by Boumos (Hugo Boumos). And Petratos’ world-class finish in the 58th minute of the second half. These two goals were decisive in the match. Not that Odisha did not attack Palta. But failure in goal has made them suffer again and again. As a result, the game ended 2-0.
[আরও পড়ুন: জামিন কৌস্তভ বাগচির, আদালতে খারিজ পুলিশের আরজি]
In fact, Mohun Bagan is getting its rhythm back at the right time. Despite being one of the best teams in the Khatayakalm ISL, the green and maroon lost its rhythm midway through the tournament. At one point, Juan Ferrando’s men lost consecutive matches and created a situation where the play-offs were in doubt. However, towards the very end of the league phase, the green-maroon footballers indicated a gradual return to form. And against Odisha in the play-offs, they showed that Mohun Bagan is ready for the semi-finals.
[আরও পড়ুন: বেতন নেই, মিলছে না পর্যাপ্ত খাবারও, আর্থিক বিপর্যয়ে বেহাল দশা পাক সেনার]
However, before the semifinals, one thing will keep the Green Maroons in mind. That is injuries to Ashiq Courignon and goalkeeper Vishal Keith. Both Ashiq and Vishal sustained serious injuries in today’s match. The green and maroon fans will be worried about whether they will be able to reach the semi-finals at all.
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