Mohun Bagan thrash Bengaluru 5-0, finish 2nd
The dethroned Mohun Bagan ended their campaign on a high with a 5-0 rout of champions Bengaluru FC to finish at the second place in the I-League, here on Saturday.
Having annexed their second I-League title after a 2-0 win over Salgaocar FC last Sunday, Ashley Westwood’s wards were a complete mismatch as Mohun Bagan seized the opportunity with Man of the match Cornell Glenn leading the hammering with his double strike in the 8th, 66th minutes in front of an empty Kanchenjunga Stadium.
Lenny Rodrigues (21st), Luciano Sabrosa (23rd) and Azharuddin Mallick (28th) struck in space of seven minutes in the first-half to hand them a commanding lead as it was a sour ending for Bengaluru who were reduced to 10 players in the second-half.
Despite the big win, Mohun Bagan had to be content with the second place, two behind Bengaluru FC, also the 2013-14 winners who finished atop the table with 32 points from 16 matches.
Bengaluru FC tried their best to reduce the margin and sign off with a consolation goal but Mohun Bagan defence held their way to finish with their heads held high. This was Mohun Bagan’s first win in five matches as their last win was against Mumbai FC on March 13 but since then their campaign faltered to hand the silverware to Bengaluru.