After securing back-to-back victories in their first two Group D matches, ATK Mohun Bagan will face Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh in their final group match of AFC Cup 2021 at the National Stadium in Male, the Maldives on Tuesday, August 24.
Under the tutelage of Antonio López Habas, the Mariners have made a great start to their AFC Cup 2021 campaign, defeating Bengaluru FC 2-0 and followed it up with a 3-1 win over Maziya Sports & Recreation Club of the Maldives.
An exhilarating second-half display from the #Mariners gives us an Asian night to remember! 💚❤️— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) August 21, 2021
MAZ 1-3 ATKMB#MAZvsATKMB #MarinersInAsia #ATKMohunBagan #JoyMohunBagan #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/VWFovHBq9N
With six points from two matches, ATK Mohun Bagan are currently at the top of the Group D standings. The Kolkata giants need just a draw against Bashundhara Kings in their last group match in order to secure a place in the Inter-Zone Semi-final.
“We have six points, and no other team has that. [In this match] we had the possibility to draw, but we didn't have to think that way, only the possibility for us to try to win, and this will be our idea for the next match,” said ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Antonio López Habas.
On the other hand, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) champion Bashundhara Kings played a goalless draw against Bengaluru FC to knock the Indian Super League (ISL) club out of the competition on Saturday. The Bangladesh outfit currently has four points from two matches, having beaten Maziya 2-0 in their opening group match on Wednesday.
With their second consecutive defeat, local club Maziya joined Bengaluru FC to be eliminated from the ongoing edition of the AFC Cup.
ATK Mohun Bagan squad for AFC Cup 2021
Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharya, Amrinder Singh, Avilash Paul
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Ashutosh Mehta, Sumit Rathi
Midfielders: Carl McHugh, Bidyananda Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Engson Singh, Sheikh Sahil, Deepak Tangri, Ricky Shabong
Forwards: Liston Colaco, Abhishek Suryavanshi, Kiyan Nassiri, Manvir Singh, David Williams, Hugo Boumous, Roy Krishna
Where to watch ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bashundhara Kings live in India?
The ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bashundhara Kings AFC Cup 2021 Group D match will be telecast live from 4:30 PM IST on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 1 Hindi and their corresponding HD TV channels in India. For regional commentary, you can switch to Star Sports 1 Bangla and Star Sport 3.
Live streaming of the ATK Mohun Bagan vs Bashundhara Kings match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
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