Douhou’s brace put Bagan out of semis race
Douhou Pierre scored in each half as Salgaocar registered a resounding 4-1 came-from-behind win over Mohun Bagan in the Group B league match of the 36th Hero Federation Cup at the Tilak Stadium, here on Sunday.
After Pierre Boya gave Bagan the lead in the 28th minute, Douhou Pierre (35th, 85th), Francis Kasonde(77th) and substiute Clifton (90+2) scored to register the convincing win for the hosts. The win takes Salgacoar FC to six points from three matches and keep the side afloat in the semifinal race. They are now in the second spot, one point behind Bengaluru who have played one match less.
While Bagan, who remained on two points from threee, matches are out of contention for the semifinals. The first half was fought evenly. Knowing very well that a defeat on Sunday would end their chance of making it to the semifinals, Bagan started offensively and had the ball possession for first 20 minutes.