A ten-man Mohun Bagan beat previous edition runners-up Shillong Lajong FC 1-0 in their opening Group D match of the Federation Cup at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Wednesday. Subair Murithala Ali scored the winner in the 19th minute, heading in Snehashish Chakroborty's corner.
In the other match, Salgaocar beat comfortably beat Mumbai FC 2-0 in the second Group D league encounter. Striker Yusif Yakubu put Salgaocar ahead in the 36th minute before Anthony Barbosa sealed the win with a strike in the 89th. Mumbai FC were down to ten men a minute later after keeper Nidhinlal was sent off for a clumsy tackle.