Group D: ATK Mohun Bagan power past Maziya to book knockout stage spot
Kolkata: India’s ATK Mohun Bagan surged into the AFC Cup™ 2022 knockout stage with a 5-2 win over Maziya Sports & Recreation of the Maldives on Tuesday.
Needing a win and nothing less to secure top spot in Group D, the group hosts got up and running thanks to a first half brace from Finnish midfielder Joini Kauko, then went on with the job after half-time to delight the crowd at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium.
The result sent the Indian Super League outfit to the Inter-Zone Semi-finals for the second successive season, with the club to resume their continental campaign in early September.
Group D: No joy for Bashundhara Kings despite win over Gokulam Kerala
Kolkata: Bashundhara Kings temporarily kept their AFC Cup™ 2022 knockout stage hopes alive, but were ultimately eliminated despite a 2-1 Matchday Three win against Gokulam Kerala at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium on Tuesday.
ATK Mohun Bagan's 5-2 win against Maziya Sports & Recreation later in the evening meant the Indian Super League side won the group by virtue-of their superior head-to-head record, ending Bashundhara's brave bid at the group stage despite a fabulous showing from Captain Robinho, who scored one brilliant goal and set up another.