Goa, Feb 22 : Despite trailing twice in a high-pressure conflict, league leaders ATK Mohun Bagan fought their manner out as they performed out an exciting 2-2 draw against 10-man Hyderabad within the Indian Super League on the Tilak Maidan Stadium right here on Monday.
Aridane Santana (eighth minute) put Hyderabad up forward earlier than Manvir Singh (57th) restored parity for ATKMB. The Nizams as soon as once more took the lead by substitute Roland Aalberg (seventy fifth) earlier than Pritam Kotal (90+2nd) discovered the web late on to assist Bagan snatch a vital level.
The consequence successfully implies that Bagan must await both Mumbai City FC to drop factors of their subsequent recreation or deny the Islanders a win of their final recreation to safe the league winners protect. A win right here would have handed Bagan the title.
Hyderabad made a disastrous begin to the sport as Chinglensana Singh was despatched off as early because the fifth minute.
Intercepting a clearance from Odei Onaindia, David Williams raced in direction of aim with solely the keeper to beat earlier than being introduced down by Chinglensana exterior the field. The center-back was instantly handed his marching orders.
But it was Hyderabad who broke the impasse. Santana pounced on a free again cross from Kotal and fired a first-time shot. Subhasish Bose did not clear the ball over the road and the ball snuck into aim after hitting the far submit.
With a numerical benefit, the Mariners ultimately grew into the sport however HFC’s defence stood tall. Keeper Laxmikant Kattimani hardly broke a sweat as Bagan did not register a single shot on the right track within the opening half.
Bagan have been the kings of the second half — scoring essentially the most targets throughout this session — and so they proved that once more.
Williams gained the ball and located Manvir, who unleashed a robust strike which Kattimani had no reply to.
But HFC took the lead once more. Santana, the goalscorer, turned creator as he flicked the ball from a throw-in in direction of Alberg, who slotted his effort into the underside nook.
As ATKMB pushed on for an equaliser, Kotal who was responsible of conceding the opener, managed to redeem himself. Jayesh Rane’s cross was saved by Kattimani, however the ball hit the Bagan captain and went in.
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