Preview - Group D: ATK Mohun Bagan (IND) v Bashundhara Kings (BAN)
Kolkata: ATK Mohun Bagan will focus only on the positives when they take on Bashundhara Kings in Group D of the AFC Cup 2022™ at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium on Saturday.
ATK Mohun Bagan's bid to advance to the Inter-Zone semi-finals suffered a blow when they fell 4-2 to fellow Indian side Gokulam Kerala FC on Matchday One.
With only the top team to advance to the Inter-Zone semi-finals, defeat against Bangladesh's Bashundhara Kings - who defeated Maziya Sports & Recreation Club in their opener - would mean early elimination for Juan Ferrando's side.
Annese hails Gokulam Kerala players after superb win over ATK Mohun Bagan
Kolkata: Head coach Vincenzo Alberto Annese paid tribute to his Gokulam Kerala FC players after they opened their AFC Cup™ 2022 Group D campaign with an impressive win over ATK Mohun Bagan on Wednesday.
In a meeting between two Indian sides, I-League champions Gokulam Kerala fully deserved their 4-2 victory over ATK Mohun Bagan.
Luka Majcen bagged a brace and set up another goal for Gokulam Kerala, who scored three times in 15 second-half minutes to stun Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK Mohun Bagan in front of over 30,000 fans at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium.
Bruzon: It was vital for Bashundhara Kings to defeat Maziya
Kolkata: The importance of opening their AFC Cup™ 2022 campaign on a winning note was not lost on head coach Oscar Bruzon after his Bashundhara Kings defeated Maziya Sports & Recreation Club 1-0 in Group D.
A Nuha Marong goal at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium proved decisive as the Bangladesh champions boosted their hopes of advancing to the knockout stage of the AFC Cup for the first time.