Preview: Mohun Bagan vs Yangon United

Mohun Bagan will look to extend their lead atop the Group G standings when they take on second placed Yangon United in the AFC Cup on Wednesday. 

Mohun will look to maintain their perfect start to the AFC Cup after they hammered Hong Kong-based club South China 4-0 last Wednesday.

Mohun’s success continues beyond the AFC Cup as they cruised past Mumbai FC 2-0 on Sunday and currently sit at the summit of the I-League standings.

However, Mohun coach Sanjoy Sen has called on his side to forget about what they have already achieved and set their sights on picking up another three points against Yangon United.

“The last matches are history and I don’t want to remember that; this is a fresh 90 minutes of football and the result will be decided only by how we play tomorrow and nothing else,” he said.

Meanwhile, Yangon United were held to a 1-1 draw by Maziya Sports and Recreation in their last AFC Cup fixture. The Myanmar-based club have not played since then and subsequently remain in fourth place on the Myanmar National League standings with a game in hand.

The match between Mohun and Yangon United is expected to be a close affair and the I-League team will do well to silence Yangon United forward Kyaw Ko Ko, who has already scored twice in the AFC Cup.

Yangon United will have a tough time restricting Mohun strikers Jeje Lalpekhlua and Cornell Glen as they have scored three goals each in the tournament thus far.

Yangon United coach Marjan Sekulovski reckons that Mohun are the best club in Group G, but believes that his side are capable of snapping their unbeaten streak.

“Mohun Bagan have been playing fantastic football in the AFC Cup so far and I would say they are easily the best team in the group, but if we play to our potential then anything can happen,” he said.

The match at the Gandhi Stadium kicks off at 21:30pm HKT.