Mohun Bagan entered the Federation Cup final on Saturday with a 5-0 aggregate win over shilling Lajong, despite playing out a goalless draw in the second leg at Shillong. The Mariners will now face the winners of the other semi-final, between Sporting Clube de Goa and Aizawl, in the final.
Sanjoy Sen’s Mohun Bagan side reached Shillong for the second leg with a 5-0 lead after hammering the Lajong side at Kolkata last Sunday. Although the Mariners lost in midweek in the AFC Cup, all the big stars came back into the team for the second leg with the deadly triumvirate of
For Shillong Lajong, pride was at stake against the 2014/15 I-League champions, and coach Thangboi Singto made three changes to the side as he searched for a win. In came Robin Gurung, Zodingliana
The job was done in the first leg at Kolkata and the Mariners calmly went through their paces to see off the home side in the second leg. Shillong needed goals to come back into the match and they made their intent clear from the first minute. Issac Vanmalsawma missed a good chance from a corner in the seventh minute to put the home side ahead as his powerful shot sailed over the bar. Although the home side made the majority of the attacks in the first half, goals remained missing with Brazilian striker Uilliams Souza absent from the starting XI. Fabio Pena was alone up front and was easily negotiated by Luciano Sobrosa and Raju Gaikwad. Set pieces
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