Aizawl hold Mohun Bagan to a goal-less draw in I-League opener

Aizawl Football Club,Mohun Bagan,I-League 2019-20,Julian Colinas,Stanley Rozario

Hosts Aizawl Football Club held Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan to a goalless draw in the opening match of the 13th I-League Aizwal on Saturday.

The season’s inaugural game between two former champions had several moments of excitement but a goal eluded both sides in the end.

Both coaches, Kibu Vicuna of Mohun Bagan and Stanley Rozario of Aizawl, packed their sides with midfielders, indicating a cautious approach to begin their campaign.

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Mohun Bagan had Suhair V P as the lone striker upfront while Rozario played William Lalnunfela ahead of a six-man midfield. The visitors pressed hard from the get-go.

Suhair’s through pass to Julian Colinas brought up the first chance of the game in the third minute and the Spaniard’s left-footed strike beat Lalremruata in the Aizawl goal but went just wide.

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