Match Preview: Mohun Bagan SG vs FC Goa, Durand Cup 2023, Semi Finals

Following a dominant 90 minutes and a wonderful 3-1 quarter-final win against much stronger side Mumbai City FC, Mohun Bagan is looking forward to keeping this form intact and improving it against Goan side FC Goa in a much more important semi-final clash.

Juan Ferrando and his boys played their best match till now in this season's opener tournament, and it was definitely one of those nights the Mariners are looking very forward to keep remembering and improving from this.

This star-studded side showed a side that was missing until the encounter with Mumbai City and showed their true dominant identity in style. The redemption of Manvir Singh, the masterclass of Jason Cummings, the pointing accuracy of Hugo Boumous and the warrior-like attitude of Anwar Ali plays a crucial role in every department of this team.

Courtesy:  Soumyadip Mitra/Sportz Point

Mainting this morale, the mariners will face another well-dominant team FC Goa who thrashed Chennaiyin FC 4-1 to go through and meet Mohun Bagan in the Semi-Finals. With the likes of ex-Mohun Bagan CDM Carl Mchugh, FW Noah Sardaoul, MF Udanta Singh and CB Sandesh Jhinghan. Cracking this Manolo Marquez side will be quite tricky for Juan Ferrando as Goa is looking for another Durand triumph to cement their position in ISL before the season commences.

Courtesy: Durand Cup

The missing out of CB Brandon Hamill is making it quite difficult as Mohun Bagan now has to play with new signing Hector Yuste who is still taking his time to set his form in India. But on the bright side this whole squad is now playing as a 'Team' everyone is helping each other in every department of this game. This mentality will indeed bring more trophies to the century-old clubhouse

Let's Roll

Prediction: If all things go well for Juan Ferrando, a replica of the previous match against Mumbai City can be seen. But as Manolo Marquez and this Goa team is quite unpredictable a scoreline of 2-1 or 2-0 can be expected.

Last five Encounters between Mohun Bagan SG and FC Goa:

Super Cup 2023: MBSG 0-1 FC Goa

2022/23 ISL: MBSG 2-1 FC Goa

2022/23 ISL: FC Goa 3-0 MBSG

2021/22 ISL: MBSG 2-1 FC Goa

2021/22 ISL: FC Goa 1-1 MBSG

Possible Line-ups:

Mohun Bagan SG: Vishal Kaith (GK), Ashish Rai, Anwar Ali, Subhasish Bose, Hector Yuste, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul, Ashique Kuruniyan, Hugo Boumous, Jason Steven Cummings, Manvir Singh

FC Goa: Dheeraj Singh (GK), Seriton, Odei Onaindia, Sandesh Jhingan, Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes (C), Noah Sadoui, Saviour Gama, Raynier Fernandes, Carl Mchugh, Carlos Martinez.

Kick OFF: 6:00 PM IST

Live Stream: Sony Sports Ten 2 (TV) and Sony Liv (OTT)

Venue: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangyan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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