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ATKMB concede 6 against Uzbek side FC Nasaf to bow out of AFC Cup

ATK Mohun Bagan conceded five goals in the first half.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: September 23, 2021 7:31:59 am
ATK Mohun BaganGlimpses from the match. (Photo: AFC Cup/Twitter)

ATK Mohun Bagan had a torrid time in unfamiliar Uzbek territory in the AFC Cup Inter-Zone semifinal match against FC Nasaf as they conceded 6 goals and scored none in reply.

In the 4th minute of the match, Nasaf took the lead from a corner. It was chaos inside the box as Mchugh headed the ball, which ricocheted off Kotal and landed up at the back of the net. The lead was doubled in the 17th minute as Norchaev scored his first goal of the day. Norchaev went on to add two more in the 21st minute and the 31st minute to complete his hattrick as Mohun Bagan conceded five goals in the first half.

Substitute Nazrullaev piled on ATKMB’s misery as he fired home from close range for his side’s 6th goal in the 71st minute.

It was embarrassing for Mohun Bagan as Nasaf, are currently placed fifth in the Uzbekistan Super League. Antonio Habas coached side which didn’t have much match practice will start their Indian Super League (ISL) season 8 against Kerala Blasters at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on November 19. The 0-6 defeat equals Bagan’s worst in the AFC Cup which came against Al Kuwait back in 2009.

 

It may be mentioned that ATK Mohun Bagan were without central defender Sandesh Jinghan, who has joined Croatian club Sibenik, since the 1-1 draw with Bashundhara Kings which saw the Indian side advance as South Asian Zonal champions.

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