Mohun Bagan beat Pune FC 3-0 in IFA opener

It was an off colour performance from Pune FC wherein poor finishing and defending did them in.

updated: March 05, 2013 22:53 IST
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Kolkata: Pune FC went down 0-3 to Mohun Bagan in their IFA Shield Group A opener at the Kalyani Stadium here Tuesday.

Striker C.S. Sabeeth's brace (fourth and 53rd minute) along with skipper Odafa Okolie's (30th) goal from a free-kick were enough to give Mohun Bagan the win. The loss to Mohun Bagan was Pune FC's second in the IFA Shield and third in five matches played here. (Image courtesy: AIFF)

In a game of a physical nature, Pune FC went close couple of times in the opening minutes. Midfielder Velington Rocha's attempt from the edge of the box went over after Douhou Pierre slid back the ball from the left. A minute later, striker James Moga's overhead kick went just wide after he did well to connect the ball.

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