Colaco dedicates hat-trick to ATK Mohun Bagan teammates, family
Kolkata: A delighted Liston Colaco paid tribute to his teammates and family after his hat-trick powered ATK Mohun Bagan to a commanding 4-0 win over Bashundhara Kings in Group D of the AFC Cup™ 2022 on Saturday.
Colaco struck in the 24th, 33rd and 53rd minutes with David Williams adding the fourth in the 77th as the Indian side bounced back from their 4-2 defeat to Gokulam Kerala FC on Matchday One to revive their hopes.
With Maziya Sports & Recreation defeating Gokulam Kerala 1-0 later on Saturday, all four teams are on three points heading into Matchday Three.
Group D: ATK Mohun Bagan bounce back with win over Bashundhara Kings
Kolkata: Liston Colaco scored a hat-trick as ATK Mohun Bagan defied awful conditions to keep their AFC Cup 2022™ knockout stage hopes alive with a commanding 4-0 win over Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh on Saturday.
In a match delayed for nearly an hour due to a heavy storm, the weather did nothing to impede Colaco, who scored twice before half-time, then added a third after the interval to take his tally in the tournament to four goals in two matches.
The win means ATK Mohun Bagan joins Bashundhara on three points from two matches, with both sides still in contention heading into Tuesday’s crucial Matchday Three.
Group D: Victory over Gokulam Kerala revives Maziya's campaign
Kolkata: Maziya Sports & Recreation revived their AFC Cup 2022™ knockout stage hopes and set up a thrilling final day of Group D action with a deserved 1-0 win over Gokulam Kerala FC on Saturday.
A Cornelius Stewart goal shortly after half-time settled the tie, leaving all four teams in the group on three points ahead of Tuesday’s third and final Matchday at Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium.
That means every kick will take on significance when Gokulam Kerala face Bashundhara Kings in their final match, while Maziya will go into the group finale against ATK Mohun Bagan knowing exactly what is required.
Group B: Arabi SC edge Shabab Al Khalil to stay perfect
Kuwait City: Arabi SC confirmed at least a top two finish with their second win on the trot in the AFC Cup™ 2022 Group B, defeating Shabab Al Khalil of Palestine 1-0 at the Kuwait SC Stadium on Saturday.
With just one game left in Group B, Arabi will look to guarantee top spot in the table against Oman’s Dhofar FC on Matchday Three, while the eliminated Shabab Al Khalil will take on Bahrain’s Al Riffa.
Muharraq: Second half goals from Boukonta Sarr and Ali Alaaeddine steered Nejmeh SC to a 2-0 win over Hilal Alquds in Group C of the AFC Cup™ 2022 on Saturday.
After a goalless 45 minutes at the Muharraq Stadium, Nejmeh took the lead through Boukonta Sarr before Ali Alaaeddine scored in added time as Tareq Jaraya’s side collected the first win of their campaign.
Nejmeh will meet Syria’s Tishreen next on Tuesday, while Hilal Alquds will be aiming to bounce back against East Riffa of Bahrain in the other Matchday Three fixture.