Mohun Bagan SG beat Bangladesh Army 5-0 in the opening game of the 2023 Durand Cup at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata on Thursday.
Liston Colaco, Manvir Singh and Suhail Bhat scored for MBSG in the 1st half to give the Kolkata side a 3-0 lead at half-time. In the 57th minute Hnamte scored from a free kick and Kiyan Nassiri scored from a rebound in the dying minutes of regulation time to seal the game for the Mariners by a five-goal margin.
As it happened:
- 3 Aug 2023 1:47 PM GMT
A link up play between Liston Colaco and Kiyan Nassiri creates another chance for the hosts. Kiyan is unable to slot it and the ball goes out for a corner. Liston takes it, the ball dips into the box and it is a free header for Kiyan. But he heads it just wide.
- 3 Aug 2023 1:38 PM GMT
And just like that Mohun Bagan makes it four. Liston Colaco takes a free kick from the far left of the box. Short pass into the box, goes past another white shirt inside the box and Hnamte taps it into the net. Easy finish, shambolic defending from the Bangladesh Army.
Mohun Bagan 4 - 0 Bangladesh Army