India: Barreto Gives Mohun Bagan Super Cup Win

Bagan ended their campaign with another trophy after defeating the I-League champions at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Gurgaon on Sunday.

Churchill Brothers 1-2 Mohun Bagan

Both sides fielded their strongest possible elevens and so a mouthwatering contest was very much on the cards.  

The first chance of the game fell to Indian skipper Bhaichung Bhutia after a good cross by Habibur Rehman Mondal. But Bhutia failed to get his shot past Churchill Brothers goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya.  

But Mohun Bagan did take the lead in the 21st minute when N.S. Manju headed a James Singh cross into the back of the net. This was Manju’s fourth goal in five matches in all competitions.  

That goal brought Churchill into life and they could have equalised five minutes later but Vashum’s shot was off target. Chandam Singh had Churchill’s next chance but his effort went over the bar.  

But, just like the league encounter, Churchill did find their equaliser on the stroke of half-time when Vashum’s low cross was put into his own net by Deepak Mandal.  

Churchill looked a much better side in the second half but were not able to create any clear cut chances, with Odafa coming closest with a free kick.  

At the other end, Bhaichung and Jose Barreto were well watched by the Churchill defence.  

But just as the game was heading for extra time, Mohanraj’s cross from the left hand side was headed into the back of the net by an unmarked Barreto to win the Super Cup for Mohun Bagan.

Goalscorers: N.S Manju (Mohun Bagan) 21', Deepak Mandal own goal (Mohun Bagan) 45+2', Jose Ramirez Barreto (Mohun Bagan) 88' India

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