I League 2017/18: Gokulam Kerala FC 1-1 Mohun Bagan: 5 talking points from the game
2017-18 Season of Hero I League was wrapped up with 3 mouthwatering clashes on the final day. Gokulam FC and Mohun Bagan were out of the title race but stakes were high for the two teams. Gokulam FC needed a win to finish sixth in the league to confirm a qualification to the Super Cup, while Mohun Bagan had to finish above their arch-rivals East Bengal. Gokulam Kerala FC had defeated Mohun Bagan 1-2 in the away leg and had high hopes in the game after winning against Minerva Punjab, East Bengal etc.
Mohun Bagan started the game on a high taking the lead through Dicka's goal but Gokulam equalized just before the halftime. The game ended 1-1 with Gokulam failing to get automatic qualification to the Super Cup.
Let us now take a look at five major talking points from the match!
#1 Mohun Bagan start on the front foot
Mohun Bagan had a strong start to the game with Dicka, Cameron Watson and Nikhil Kadam constantly attacking the Gokulam goal post. Lakra and Chigozie's defensive awareness and poor finishing from Mohun Bagan Strikers delayed the first goal till the 26th minute. Mohun Bagan controlled the game for most of the first half with good control on the ball and fast attack. Gokulam were defensively strong to deny Mohun Bagan on multiple occasions.