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Bagan play 1-1 draw with Yangon, on verge of knockout round

Top Indian side Mohun Bagan played out a 1-1 draw against Yangon United in their away match to put themselves on the verge of booking a historic knockout berth in the AFC Cup football tournament here on Wednesday.

Trinidadian striker Glen Cornell scored the equalising goal in the 41st minute after Brazilian forward Adilson Dos Santos had put Yangon in front in the 25th minute at the Youth Training Centre.

Myanmar National League champions Yangon United thus ended Mohun Bagan’s AFC Cup winning streak of three games, including the Indian side’s 3-2 victory over the same opponents in the first leg match in Guwahati last month.  Nonetheless, it was a creditable show for Sanjoy Sen’s boys to come out unscathed in an away match, more so after four winless matches in the domestic I-League which saw their chances of retaining the title fade away. A win would have secured a knockout round spot for Mohun Bagan but they still have put foot on the Round of 16 with 10 points from four matches to remain on top in Group G. They need a win from their two remaining group matches -- against Maziya and Recreation of Maldives in Male on April 27.
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