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FC Bengaluru United Beat Mohammedan SC to Seal Top Spot in Group A of Durand Cup

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Thokchom James Singh and Luka Majcen scored for FC Bengaluru FC who beat Mohammedan SC 2-0 in their final group game of the Durand Cup.
Thokchom James Singh FC Bengaluru United scores against Mohammedan SC in Durand Cup

Thokchom James Singh scores the opener for FC Bengaluru United in their 2021 Durand Cup Group A match against Mohammedan SC on Tuesday.

FC Bengaluru United beat Mohammedan SC 2-0 at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday to progress into the quarterfinals of the 2021 Durand Cup as the top side of Group A.

With both sides already qualified for the quarters, it was a clash that carried among many stakes, bragging rights, as well as possible easier opponents in the knockouts. 

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The game, however, remained goalless in the first 45 minutes, with players finding it difficult to play on a rain-soaked surface. 

The breakthrough came in the 64th minute when Bengaluru’s Thokchom James Singh rose above his marker to score the opener.

The goal triggered some quick action from both sides with Mohammedan trying their best to equalise as the game cantered into stoppage time.

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The game was snatched away from Mohammedan when they conceded a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Slovenian forward Luka Majcen stepped up and made no mistake in converting the spot-kick. 

Air Force vs CRPF Match Scrapped

The Group A fixture between Indian Air Force football team and CRPF, which was scheduled to take place at the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club Ground, had to be called off due to unplayable conditions caused by heavy rain and water logging. Both sides have been awarded a point each. 

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