The Mariners could not have asked for a better title defence. Apart from a brief period of pressure and a foul, Juan Ferrando’s side has clearly been the better team.
Mohun Bagan vs Punjab FC: Champs Mohun Bagan beat Punjab FC 3-1 in ISL
After a late start, Mohun Bagan dominated the proceedings against the I-League promoted team and led 2-0 at halftime with goals from Jason Cummings (9th) and Dimitri Petratos (34th).
After the changeover, Luca Majsen (53rd) pulled one back from a poor back pass from Glenn Martins.
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Mohun Bagan Super Giants will begin their title defence when they take on newly promoted Punjab FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) Match 10 at the Salt Lake Stadium on Saturday.
The second match of the weekend double-header is expected to see good competition as I-League champions Punjab will look to produce something extraordinary in their first match against the defending champions and one of the most expensive teams of the tournament.
The stakes are high for Mohun Bagan, who picked up some key Indian players in their pre-season shopping to secure a star-studded squad. This was done with the hope of becoming the first team to retain the crown.
With players like Sahal Abdul Samad, Anirudh Thapa and Anwar Ali joining Mohun Bagan, the green and maroon team won the Durand Cup and then continued their good run in the AFC Cup play-offs and group league stage.