ATK Mohun Bagan defeats Odisha FC and qualifies for the semi-final

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ATK Mohun Bagan ended Odisha FC’s first-ever playoff run in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday with a 2-0 win. Goals from Hugo Boumous and Dimitri Petratos were enough to secure semi-final qualification for the Mariners, who will now face defending champions Hyderabad FC next.

In the opening ten minutes, Odisha FC dominated possession but could not test Vishal Kaith in goal. The hosts were dealt an early blow when Ashique Kuruniyan had to go off in the 11th minute following a duel with Raynier Fernandes near the halfway line, with Liston Colaco replacing him.

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Saul Crespo was solid in midfield in the first quarter of the game, but the midfielder brought Colaco down on the left flank in the 15th minute. From the set piece, Petratos curled a potent ball into the box, which was glanced on by Carl McHugh and palmed behind for a corner by Amrinder Singh at full stretch.

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As both sides pressed further up the field, the deadlock was broken less than ten minutes before the break. Petratos’ effort from range was palmed over the bar for a corner that was taken quickly by the striker. Manvir Singh arrived at the near post just in time to flick it across an open goal before Boumous drove it in at the far post.

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In the second half, Odisha FC hovered around the ATK Mohun Bagan’s box in the opening couple of minutes. Jerry Mawihmingthanga came close to pouncing on Diego Mauricio’s header across the face of the goal, but couldn’t test ATK Mohun Bagan. Instead, the Mariners broke on the counter, with Colaco forcing a finger-tip save out of Amrinder.

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Approaching the hour-mark, McHugh recovered the ball in midfield and exchanged a pass with Boumous before rolling it through to Petratos near the edge of the box. The striker moved his season’s tally into double digits as he slotted his side’s second goal past Amrinder. Just after the hour-mark, there was a collision between Kaith and Mauricio, which eventually led to the former being unable to continue as Arsh Shaikh came on to guard the goal.

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Seeing a new keeper in the ATK Mohun Bagan goal, Pedro Martin was put in to increase his side’s potency in the final ten minutes of the game. However, the hosts spent most of the time in the opposition half, not allowing Odisha FC to launch any promising attacks until the full-time whistle as the Juggernauts finished with just a solitary effort on target.

As the final whistle was blown, Odisha FC’s stint in the playoffs was brought to an end, while ATK Mohun Bagan progressed to the next stage to face Hyderabad FC in a two-legged semi-final on the 9th and 13th of March.


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Liven Bose
Liven Bose
A die-hard Mohun Bagan supporter and Indian Football fan from Kolkata who dreams of seeing glorious and successful days ahead.

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