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Key Events

90' + 2'
I. Sultan Jitu
S. Rana
90'
R. Singh
J. Lalpekhlua
89'
Y. Khan
Yellow Card
87'
B. Singh
Assist
87'
S. Norde
Goal
72'
Bikramjeet Singh
Eduardo Ferreira
64'
P. Das
Bikramjit Singh
48'
B. Singh
Goal
48'
Y. Katsumi
Assist
45' + 1'
S. Norde
Assist
45' + 1'
J. Lalpekhlua
Goal
21'
N. Newaj Jibon
Assist
21'
J. Brown
Goal
15'
R. Hasan
Yellow Card
3
0
2
2

Stats

Possession
% %
9
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 3
Total Passes 363 254

Commentary

FULL TIME: MOHUN BAGAN 3-1 ABAHANI LIMITED DHAKA: The Mariners open their AFC Cup Group E account and move to second position on the table leapfrogging Maziya S&RC on goal difference.
90' + 4' Almost! Balwant could have got a goal but Sahidul stops it and that is it!
I. Sultan Jitu
S. Rana
Abahani
90' + 2' Substitution Sohel Rana Imtiaz Sultan Jitu
90' + 2' Some changes here and there happening. The result has already been secured by Bagan as they romp to an AFC Cup victory.
R. Singh
J. Lalpekhlua
Mohun Bagan
90' Substitution Jeje Lalpekhlua Robinson Khumukcham Singh
90' Three minutes of added time and young Manipuri medio Robinson gets a run out in the AFC Cup.
Y. Khan
Yellow Card
Abahani
89' Yellow card Mohamed Yasin Khan
B. Singh
Assist
Mohun Bagan
87' Assist Balwant Singh
S. Norde
Goal
Mohun Bagan
87' Goal Sony Norde
87' GOOALL!!!! Sony Norde gets the ball inside the box and fools two players and takes a false shot in front of another. The bamboozling Haitian gets the elusive goal as I had predicted!
84' Miya replaces Miya and Katsumi takes a good left-footed shot but Sahidul does not allow him any sniff of goal.
M. Al Mamun Miah
83' Substitution Mohammed Al Mamun Miah Rubel Miya
82' Good save by Debjit! Yeasin Khan takes a blinder from the left flank, which turned out to be a good one actually. Bagan start a counter move but Raju Gaikwad had again forgotten to imply his brains.
80' Miah fouls Sony and the magic spray comes out! On the left side, Sony is on target but Sahidul punches it back to play! Unlucky!
77' SAVED!! WHAT A MISS! Katsumi laid the ball in the same fashion as the second goal but Balwant turned and shot from his right foot. Sahidul was at full stretch as he dived towards his farside and parried the ball away for a corner. Poor shot selection.
75' Tenth corner for Abahani! Shows how immature the Bagan defense has been! However, Brown fails to spit magic with that one. Sony Norde is on the counter.
73' Jonny Brown is holding his back and walking. No one knows why. Bikramjit Singh Jr is given a run out.
Bikramjeet Singh
Eduardo Ferreira
Mohun Bagan
72' Substitution Eduardo Soares Ferreira Bikramjeet Singh
70' Everyone on the field is terrified of Raju Gaikwad's presence on the field. He just cannot hold his stuff together. Corner for the Sky Blues. Jonny Brown skies it out!
69' OHH!!! Katsumi takes on Badsha and he crosses across the face of an empty goal but Jeje was too near to him to control the ball. Corner nonetheless.
68' Katsumi was free to pass it to anyone on either flanks as he chose Balwant but he gifts a freekick to Abahani to dismiss the nice buildup in play.
66' WOW! Prabir Messi Das as it is! Takes charge of the right wing and he releases the ball for Jeje who backpasses him near the box. Only the shot was not that good as it kissed the side-netting. All hail the Indian Messi! 
P. Das
Bikramjit Singh
Mohun Bagan
64' Substitution Bikramjit Singh Prabir Das
63' Prabir Das will now come in, hoping to change the game. Well the 'Indian Messi' is no more the 'Messi' as his blonde patch has disappeared and he has had a haircut.
62' NEARLY the equaliser for Abahani. Everyone misses it and Debjit holds it with ease.
59' After a few duels near the Abahani byline and the ball now travels to the other half where Jonny Brown takes another freekick.
57' Balwant combined well and found Norde on the run inside the box but he fails to get the better of Badsha. Now, a freekick for Abahani from range which results in nothing!
56' Another shot by Sony Norde and another save by Sahidul. The Haitian hasnt been that brilliant tonight like he was against BFC the other day but there is a feeling that he might score!
55' The Mariners are now chanting songs about Balwant Singh and it shows on the field why. Sen's hafltime talk should have done the magic as Bagan look to socre some more. 
53' On the counter, Jonny Brown exploits Raju's stupidity and crosses in from near the byline but Sohel Rana could only hit the side-netting!
50' Chance here for another goal for Bagan but Sahidul takes it good over Jeje who was left standing.
B. Singh
Goal
Mohun Bagan
48' Goal Balwant Singh
Y. Katsumi
Assist
Mohun Bagan
48' Assist Yusa Katsumi
48' GOOOAAL!!! Bagan back! Katsumi makes a good turn to leave his marker and makes a diagonal run into the box. Just before he reaches the box, he releases it to Balwant who ran in and with a left-footer, scores over Sahidul's head.
47' Raju Gaikwad has brought his brains with him it seems in the second half. He waits and passes it to Norde and Bikramjit was open in acres of space but again, brain-fade sets in and a wild shot is blocked off by Nasiruddin.
45' Second half begins!
HALFTIME: Mohun Bagan 1-1 Abahani Limited Dhaka.
45' + 2' The goal's movement happened all within the box. What were the Abahani defenders doing? 
S. Norde
Assist
Mohun Bagan
45' + 1' Assist Sony Norde
J. Lalpekhlua
Goal
Mohun Bagan
45' + 1' Goal Jeje Lalpekhlua
45' + 1' GOOOOAAALLL!! Balwant crosses it and Sony Norde cushions it laying out to Jeje who scores with a good left-footed shot! Bagan are back. Are they?
44' WHAAAT!!!! Raju Gaikwad had acres of space to pass it to Yusa or Norde but he goes for glory and the ball could well reach the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka. 
42' Good move by Bagan as Bikramjit finds space on the right. He takes onto the by-line and crosses it but Sahidul jumps and saves it from a poaching Balwant!
40' Abahani clearly have more possession and Bagan are taking needless swipes from range which results in nothing.
38' Golui and Eduarrdo are just embarrasing themselves. Bikrmajit just wants to pass Sony and he knows nothing. Even Jon Snow knows more things than him. Again, the Mariners are just not interested. 
36' Wow! the referee needs some medical attention now! Bug in the eye and Bagan medical treats him. 
33' Raju Gaikwad seems to be the an favourite as Bagan are trailing by a goal. Sony has too much meat on the ball with his cross and Yusa fumbles in holding the ball on the other flank. What is happening? Bagan seem uninterested!
30' Good delivery by Bikramjit towards Katsumi inside the box but again no industry by Bagan infront of the box!
29' Good tackling by Eduardo! Emeka runs on the counter and it was a one v one situation. A good tackle inside the box and Bagan get a goalkick!
27' OHH DEAR! Three chances to score go away and all near the net. Loose ball, Katsumi shoots it loose, from Sahidul's fumble from Sony's shot. Balwant's shot is blocked by Yeasin Khan and the rebound is shot over the bar by Balwant again! What misses! Sanjoy Sen is incensed!
23' Bagan are behind and rightly so! Now they are putting men forward. This is what happens when you rest three of your first-choice defenders.
N. Newaj Jibon
Assist
Abahani
21' Assist Mohammad Nabib Newaj Jibon
J. Brown
Goal
Abahani
21' Goal Jonathan Brown
21' GOOOAL!!! As easy as it gets for Jonny Brown! Ziban darts in from the right and cuts back to square it in. The unmarked Welshman fins the goal with the first touch!
20' Yet another corner for Abahani and yet another failure to find the net. We are rolling in the mud of mediocrity it seems. The game's quality is very poor.
17' There is an injury concern on the field as Ziban needs some assistance. Earlier, Sony Norde tried to up the ante with a darting run from the left but was blocked by the Abahani backline.
R. Hasan
Yellow Card
Abahani
15' Yellow card Rayhan Hasan
15' YELLOW CARD! Rayhan Hassan trips Katsumi and the skipper will now take a free-kick from 27 yards. A poor one and goes straight to Sahidul.
13' SIX corners for Abahani within the first eleven minutes but the Sky Blues cannot capitalise. In the other end, Jeje chips it so Bikramjit who blasts the ball over the bar from 20 yards. A little bit of patience could have come in handy!
10' Four corners on the trot. All failed. Katsumi tries to counter, fails that too. Another corner. Bagan on the backfoot it seems.
8' Another corner for Abahani and Waly the left back has to go all the way to take it. Emeka was getting to it but Golui does well to clear. Another corner.
6' CORNER! Mamun Miah earns a corner from Sohel's failed attempt to cross.Waly Faisal takes it and Emeka heads it well only for Debjit to catch it infront of goal mouth.
4' Katsumi gets the ball from the right side and prance onto the box. Balwant heads it to a defender and Jeje fouls his marker. The attack dies down. There is not much interest in the game it seems considering the low turnout.
2' Mohun Bagan showoff the physical side early on! Sehnaj pushes Emeka and the game goes on. Abahani appear to be in 4-1-4-1 formation.
1' AND here we go!
The teams are out, we will have kickoff soon!
Abahani Bench: Sultan Sakhil(GK); Sultan Jitu, Saad Uddin, Shahedul Alam, Rubel Miya, Didarul Alam, Munna Yeamin.
Bagan Bench: Shibinraj Kunniyil(GK); Sanjay Balmuchu, Bikramjit Singh Jr, Shouvik Ghosh; Prabir Das, Robinson Singh, Azharuddin Mallick.
Abahani Limited Dhaka: MD Sahidul Alam(GK); Rayhan Hasan, MD Nasiurddin Chowdhury, MD Mamun Miah, MD Waly Faisal; MD Tutul Hosain Badsha; Sohel Rana, Jonathan Brown, MD Ziban, MD Yeasin Khan; Emeka Onuoha Darlington.
Mohun Bagan: Debjit Majumder(GK); Sarthak Golui, Eduardo Ferreira, Kinshuk Debnath, Raju Gaikwad; Katsumi Yusa, Sehnaj Singh, Bikramjit Singh Sr, Sony Norde; Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh.
CONFIRMED LINE-UPS SOON...
It's the cross-border Bangla battle as its the City of Joy host the team from the capital from Golden Bengal. Both these teams lost their first game of the group and just moments ago, Bengaluru FC won the game against Maziya at Male and they now top the group with 6 points.
Hello and welcome to the LIVE text commentary of AFC Cup 2017 Group E Matchday 2 game between Mohun Bagan [IND] and Abahani Limited Dhaka [BAN]. I am Swapnaneel Parasar and I will be bringing you live updates from the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata.
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