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Mohun Bagan A.C. vs Shillong Lajong FC Match Preview

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Mohun Bagan A.C. started their Federation Cup 2017 campaign with an empathetic 4-0 victory against DSK Shivajians. A brace from Balwant and strikes from Duffy and Jeje ensured a comfortable 4 goal victory for the Mariners.

The Mariners will now shift their focus on securing a semi-final berth in the Fed Cup by defeating Shillong Lajong FC. A win on Wednesday would ensure the Mariners of a top two finish in the group – which is enough to take them to the latter half of the tournament.

During Mohun Bagan’s Federation Cup opener at the Barabati Stadium on Monday, the Mariners once again ​showed the reason for them being labelled as one of the favourites to lift this cup. The Mariners outclassed the Pune side in each and every department of the game to bag home a deserving win.

Balwant, who scored a brace against the Pune outfit, will again​be the focal point of the team’s attacking aspirations when they take on Lajong FC in their second Group B match on Wednesday. Balwant admitted that having two quality wingers – Sony Norde and Katsumi Yusa – operating in tandem made his job easier.

Despite his team making a strong statement, Sen refused to get carried away. He expects another stern test from Shillong Lajong FC.

“You can’t take anything for granted against a team like Lajong FC. It’s good to see all three strikers on the scoresheet, but playing three matches in five days is never easy,” the Mohun Bagan coach added.

Lajong showed lot of heart in their 2-3 loss to Bengaluru FC. The result could well have been different had they not missed a penalty and conceded an own goal.

Lajong coach Thangboi Singto said that his side will go all out for a victory against the Green and Maroons as this is a must win game for them.

Debjit Majumdar is expected to take his position under the bar today – as he returns after serving a one match ban from AIFF.

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Time: 19:00 ( IST )

Venue: Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

TV Details: Ten 2 ( India )

Live Stream: Sony LIV app, JIO TV app