In a thrilling encounter in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24, Mohun Bagan Super Giant (MBSG) showcased their resilience and depth of young talent by securing a remarkable 3-2 victory against Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex. The Mariners celebrated their first ISL win after conceding an opening goal in over nine months, signifying their ability to bounce back from setbacks.
Young Talent Shines
The match was a testament to the rising young talent in the ISL, as 19-year-old Mohammed Sanan, a Reliance Foundation Young Champs (RFYC) graduate, made a significant impact. Sanan became only the second teenager in ISL history to score a goal for Jamshedpur FC, finding the net in the sixth minute. Pressing from the left flank, Sanan capitalized on a defensive error, and with a clever finish, he put his team in the lead, delighting the Jamshedpur FC faithful.
Mariners’ Training Ground Masterclass
MBSG quickly responded with a well-executed attacking move, leveling the score in the 29th minute. Overloading the right flank, attacking midfielder Sahal Abdul Samad delivered a precise through-ball to an onrushing Manvir Singh, who set up Armando Sadiku for a goal that left TP Rehenesh with no chance.
Liston Colaco’s Heroics
Liston Colaco, the Mariners’ winger, played a pivotal role by unleashing a remarkable long-range strike in the 48th minute. Catching the Jamshedpur backline off guard. His stunning goal swung the game in favor of MBSG.
Jamshedpur Reduced to 10 Men
Jamshedpur FC faced a setback when TP Rehenesh was sent off. After a foul in the 68th minute, reducing them to 10 men. MBSG capitalized on the numerical advantage when Kiyan Nassiri Giri netted a well-executed goal in the 80th minute.
Despite the challenges, Jamshedpur FC found a lifeline with a penalty kick. Awarded in the 86th minute, which Steve Ambri converted. However, MBSG held their defensive line intact in the final moments to secure a hard-fought victory.
Key Performer – Liston Colaco (Mohun Bagan Super Giant)
Liston Colaco was instrumental in MBSG’s comeback. Contributed with a sensational long-range goal and a stellar defensive effort that included six tackles and one interception.
The Mariners will face Hyderabad FC on December 2 in their next ISL fixture. While Jamshedpur FC is set to take on FC Goa on November 27 at the Fatorda Stadium.
Mohun Bagan Super Giant 3 (Armando Sadiku 29’, Liston Colaco 49’, Kiyan Nassiri 80’) – 2 (Mohammed Sanan 6’, Steve Ambri 86’)
MBSG’s remarkable comeback victory exemplifies their ability to recover. From early setbacks and showcases the wealth of young talent emerging in the ISL.