Indian Super League (ISL) outfit ATK Mohun Bagan will square off against Maldives’ Maziya Sports and Recreation Club in their third and final Group D match of AFC Cup 2022 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday, May 24.
After succumbing to a 2-4 defeat against two-time defending I-League champions Gokulam Kerala in their first match of the continental competition, ATK Mohun Bagan bounced back strongly to thrash reigning Bangladesh champions Bashundhara Kings 4-0 in their second match of the tournament.
ATK Mohun Bagan star forward Liston Colaco netted a stunning hat-trick and a solitary goal from David Williams helped the Mariners clinch a dominant victory and stay in contention for the AFC Cup Inter-Zone semi-finals. With three points from two matches, Juan Ferrando’s ATK Mohun Bagan are currently leading the points table on goal difference.
On the other hand, Maziya beat Gokulam Kerala 1-0 to secure their first win in AFC Cup 2022 on Saturday. Vincentian footballer Cornelius Stewart scored the solitary goal of the match in the 50th minute to help Maziya claim three valuable points.
Earlier, Maziya started their AFC Cup 2022 campaign with a 0-1 loss to Bashundhara Kings.
Interestingly, all the four teams in Group D - ATK Mohun Bagan, Gokulam Kerala, Maziya and Bashundhara Kings - have three points from two matches. However, only one team finishing as group-toppers will qualify for the AFC Cup Inter-Zone playoff semi-finals.
As per the current scenario, ATK Mohun Bagan need to win against Maziya in order to keep their Inter-Zone play-off semi-final hopes alive.
Maziya vs ATK Mohun Bagan head-to-head
ATK Mohun Bagan thrashed Maziya 3-1 in their only meeting in the AFC Cup last season.
Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna and Manvir Singh netted one goal each for the Mariners while Aisam Ibrahim scored the only goal for Maziya.
ATK Mohun Bagan squad for AFC Cup 2022
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Avilash Paul, Subrata Paul, Arsh Shaikh
Defenders: Sumit Rathi, Gursimrat Singh, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Ashutosh Mehta, Ravi Rana, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das
Midfielders: Joni Kauko, Carl McHugh, Hugo Boumous, Abhishek Suryavanshi, Sheikh Sahil, Bidyananda Singh, Deepak Tangri, Michael Soosairaj, Lenny Rodrigues, Kiyan Nassiri, Ningomham Singh
Forwards: David Williams, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco, Roy Krishna
Where to watch Maziya vs ATK Mohun Bagan live in AFC Cup 2022?
The Maziya vs ATK Mohun Bagan AFC Cup 2022 match will be telecast live at 8:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 1 Bangla in India.
Live streaming of the Maziya vs ATK Mohun Bagan match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and JioTV.
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Featured photo: ATK Mohun Bagan