5:30 PM: Mohun Bagan vs Punjab FC – Durand Cup 2023
Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Mohun Bagan vs Punjab FC match in the Durand Cup 2023. The kick-off is just 30 minutes away! I am your host Aishwarya Chakraborty and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
Durand Cup 2023: Mohun Bagan vs Punjab FC – Build-up
More teams are set to get a slice of 132nd IndianOil Durand Cup action come Monday, as Indian Super League (ISL) side and reigning Hero Super Cup champions Odisha FC lock horns with the Indian Army Football Team at the SAI stadium in Kokrajhar, even as the first-ever promoted ISL side Punjab FC take on the might of Mohun Bagan Super Giant in Kolkata’s Kishore Bharati Krirangan (KBK).
Punjab FC’s Strengths
- They have a goal machine in Luka Majcen, with over 50 goals in his India career so far.
- Other proven performers include Leon Augustine, Amarjit Kiyam, and Nepalese Kiran Limbu in goal.
“We are looking forward for the game tomorrow. We have a balanced team of players from the last season as well as quite a few exciting new players. We know we are playing against a big club and though we respect our opponent we will go strong with our plans. It is pretty early in the season, so we’d want to see where we stand and evaluate the things, we need to improve for the long season ahead.” – Luka Majcen
“Our plan is to present one team with a lot of defensive cohesion, a team that will be compact to avoid any possible chances from the opponent. At the same time, we are working on our offensive transitions to have a competitive game against a very strong side in Mohun Bagan.” – Coach Vergetis
Mohun Bagan’s Performance
Mohun Bagan has been playing impressive football in multiple tournaments and their young talent is enviable. Their performance in the first game of the Durand Cup was nothing short of champagne and clinical. They would also look to be comfortably placed on the table ahead of their Kolkata derby game up next in the tournament.
A Competitive Game of Football
Under the circumstances, a competitive game of football is in the offing between Mohun Bagan and Punjab FC, both teams showing belief and determination in their respective campaigns.
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