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Eyes locked on summit, Mohun Bagan look to stymie Bengaluru run

ATK Mohun Bagan is hoping their climb to the top of this tree begins with a win against arch-rivals Bengaluru FC. The two sides will meet at the PJN Stadium, Fatorda, in the 2021-22 Indian Super League.

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Roy Krishna of ATK Mohun Bagan warming up before the match 31 of season 8 of HERO INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE played between Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Goa, India, on 16th December 2021.
Photo: Sandeep Shetty/Focus Sports/ ISL

ATKMB is fifth in the points table, with 15 points in their bag, but they have only played nine matches so far.

They will be closer to Kerala Blasters, who have played 11 games but are currently at the top of the heap with 20 point. A win on the morrow would bring them closer. The top four teams have played 11 games and the Mariners have a golden chance to be there.

The team seems to have found its mojo under Juan Ferrando after having lost their way at the beginning of the season. In their last match, Hyderabad FC held the green and maroons to a draw.

Hugo Boumous’ inability to attend Ferrando’s match would be a major concern. Boumous was given his fourth yellow card during the last match, and he won’t be available this time.

This season, he has been an integral part of ATK Mohun Bagan’s attack. He has provided three assists and five goals in nine Hero ISL matches.

After a disappointing start to the season, Bengaluru has found their form. To further highlight their slide, the Blues are unbeaten in five of their last five matches and defeated Mumbai City FC by a large margin in their last match. The club. He is currently joint top goal scorer at the club.

With his heroics in the last two games, Prince Ibara has relieved Cleiton Silva of the goal scoring pressure. That should be music for coach Marco Pezzaiuoli’s ears.

Roshan Singh Naorem, a remarkable season in his own right, has assisted the Congolese striker with three goals.

With 13 points from 11 games, Bengaluru is seventh on the table. A win would move them to fifth. Last time they met, the game ended in 3-3 draws.

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