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I-League: Mohun Bagan hope to end on a high against Chennai City FC

Mohun Bagan must beat Chennai City FC and hope that Shillong Lajong will beat Aizawl FC for them to win the I-League title

football Updated: Apr 30, 2017 08:48 IST
Dhiman Sarkar
Dhiman Sarkar
Hindustan Times, Kolkata
Mohun Bagan are currently placed second in the I-League after Aizawl FC.
Mohun Bagan are currently placed second in the I-League after Aizawl FC.(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Having been the master of their destiny for most of the 10th I-League, more so after convincingly winning the Kolkata derby on April 9, Mohun Bagan go into their last match knowing things aren’t in their control anymore.

“Our aim is to win and end the league on a high. I am not thinking about what will happen there (in Shillong),” Mohun Bagan coach Sanjoy Sen told reporters on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s game against Chennai ‎City FC.

That would end the league for Mohun Bagan who go into their last match with 33 points. That’s three less than leaders Aizawl FC who finish against Shillong Lajong on the same day. So while Aizawl FC need a draw, Mohun Bagan must win and hope for a favour from Shillong Lajong.

READ | Aizawl FC seek to create history in I-League season-ender vs Shillong Lajong

Sen said Mohun Bagan players need to be cautious against teams such as Chennai City FC who are eighth in the 10-team league with 17 points.

Forward Charles de Souza will be the lone foreigner for the visiting team, said coach V Soundyarajan.‎ For Mohun Bagan, all the foreigners are available.

‎Both teams go into the final round on the back of losses; Mohun Bagan have nearly blown their chances of regaining the league with the 0-1 loss to Aizawl FC and Chennai City went down 1-6 to Churchill Brothers.

Defender Celestine Iche was shown the red card in that match and is out of Sunday’s game.

First Published: Apr 30, 2017 00:05 IST

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