AFC Cup: Liston Colaco scores a brace as ATK Mohun Bagan defeats Maziya 3-1 after a brilliant comeback to go top of Group D

AFC Cup: Liston Colaco scores a brace as ATK Mohun Bagan defeats Maziya 3-1 after a brilliant comeback to go top of Group D
AFC Cup: Liston Colaco scores a brace as ATK Mohun Bagan defeats Maziya 3-1 after a brilliant comeback to go top of Group D

AFC Cup – ATK Mohun Bagan Wins: Liston Colaco scored a brace as ATK Mohun Bagan defeated Maziya 3-1 to go top of Group D: ATK Mohun Bagan moved within a point of reaching the AFC Cup knockout stage after coming from behind to defeat hosts Maziya Sports & Recreation 3-1 in their Group D tie on Saturday.

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AFC Cup: Liston Colaco scores a brace as ATK Mohun Bagan defeats Maziya 3-1 after a brilliant comeback to go top of Group D

AFC Cup – ATK Mohun Bagan Wins: The result sets up an intriguing final day (Tuesday) encounter between ATK Mohun Bagan and Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh for a place in the inter-zone semi-final while Maziya join Bengaluru FC in being eliminated. Earlier, in the day Bengaluru were held goalless by Bashundhara.

How Mohun Bagan can advance to Knockouts? A draw will be enough for ATK Mohun Bagan (six points) to advance to the knock-out stage, while Bashundhara Kings (four points) will need a victory. The group winners make the grade.

AFC Cup – ATK Mohun Bagan Wins: Aisam Ibrahim scored the 1st goal of the match in the 25th minute to give Maziya the lead.

It was an amazing comeback which was initiated by Liston Colaco in the 48th minute with a delightful assist by Ashutosh Mehta as he headed the ball past the goalkeeper to make it 1-1.

ATK Mohun Bagan vs Maziya: After that, Colaco scored another in the 64th minute to complete the comeback successfully after a deflection. He kept his composure and placed the ball in the goal to complete the comeback.

The 3rd and last goal of the match was scored by Manvir Singh. He placed the shot into the bottom right corner, unsavable for the goalkeeper. ATK Mohun Bagan 3-1 Maziya

As it stands, ATK Mohun Bagan is 2 points ahead of Bashundhara Kings, having won both their matches.

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@11:20 PM: 90+2: Another great chance for Boumous but it is blocked by the Maziya defense.

@11:18 PM: 90 min: 4 minutes of additional time

@11:15 PM: 89 min: Maziya knows it has been defeated now. They are trying shots from 30 yards out.

@11:12 PM: 86 min: ATK is now trying to run down the clock every chance they get. They lead 3-1 as Colaco is replaced by Engson

@11:09 PM: 83 min: Maziya goalkeeper failed to clear the ball and Roy Krishna put pressure on him. The goalkeeper somehow gets away with the ball.

@11:07 PM: 81 min: Yaamin Moosa receives a yellow card for bringing down Boumous. He was the last man and fouled him at the half-line, ATK players asked for a red but it is yellow.

@11:06 PM: 79 min: Great save by Amrinder from a shot from close range. He stretches his leg and goes down quickly to save.

@11:05 PM: 77 min: GOAL!!! Manvir Singh doubles the lead for ATK Mohun Bagan. He places the shot into the bottom right corner, unsavable for the goalkeeper. ATK Mohun Bagan 3-1 Maziya

@11:03 PM: 76 min: Roy Krishna was through on goal but his shot was blocked. However, the linesman raised his flag.

@11:00 PM: 73 min: Maziya is now passing the ball in ATK’s half, ATK is pressing only when Maziya comes near the box.

@10:56 PM: 69 min: Great defending by ATK to block the shot. Manvir goes down after a foul from Hamza Mohammad.

@10:51 PM: 64 min: GOAL!!! Roy Krishna puts it past Maziya keeper after a deflection. He kept his composure and placed the ball in the goal to complete the comeback.

@10:48 PM: 62 min: Maziya’s Hamza Mohammad tries to curl the ball past Amrinder but his shot doesn’t go as planned and Amrinder collects it without much fuss.

@10:45 PM: 59 min: Possession is almost equal with ATK at 47% and Maziya at 53%.

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@10:42 PM: ATK needs a win here to qualify to the next round.

@10:38 PM: 52 min: The goal has suddenly changed the momentum for Liston as well as ATK. They seem more confident and are moving the ball really well

@10:35 PM: 48min: GOAL!!! Liston Colaco was at the right place at the right time as he headed the ball in the net with an inch-perfect cross from Ashutosh

@10:32 PM: 2nd half starts

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@10:15 PM: 45 min: 1 minute added on.

@10:14 PM: 44 min: Once again ATK defense in trouble, Maziya settle for a corner this time.

@10:11 PM: 41 min: Nihaan receives a yellow card for a rash challenge on Roy Krishna.

@10:08 PM: 39 min: ATK showing some signs of life now. But it is not helping, it almost seems like Maziya defenders know their next move before they even make it.

@10:04 PM: 35 min: Mohun Bagan has not looked at their best till now. They have tried a few variations to try to penetrate through the Maziya defense but none of them has worked so far.

@10:01 PM: 31 min: Roy Krishna is brought down outside the box. Dangerous position to give the ball away

@9:58 PM: 28 min: Another great chance for Maziya but they are unable to finish, ATK got lucky there.

@9:55 PM: GOAL!!! What a turnaround! After ATK took the free-kick, Maziya won the ball and went for a counter-attack. Stewart sent a delightful cross and Ibrahim tapped the ball in to give Maziya the lead. Maziya 1-0 ATK

@9:51 PM: 24 min: David Williams to take a free-kick 40 yds away

@9:51 PM: 21 min: ATK is unable to take possession of the ball. However, in their last 2-0 win, they had 33% posession

@9:46 PM: 16 min: Good shot by Roy Krishna but it is blocked and it is a corner for ATK

@9:42 PM: 12 min: Both the teams have been moving the ball really well but no real chances have been created.

@9:38 PM: 9 min: Mohun Bagan is trying to work the ball through the middle. It worked for them against Bengaluru FC but Maziya is defending really well.

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@9:36 PM: 7 min: Deepak Tangri receives a yellow card early in the match.

@9:32 PM: 2 min: ATK wins the 1st corner of the match, it is defended easily by Maziya

@9:30 PM: Kick-off! ATK Mohun Bagan in white starts from right to left.

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