Mohammedan finish Kashmir’s unbeaten run

Kolkata, February 28

Pedro Manzi’s brace — a long-range stunner and a header — helped a 10-man Mohammedan SC beat Real Kashmir FC 2-0 in an I-League match here today.

Mumbai vs Goa, ATK vs NorthEast in ISL semis

Margao: Mumbai City FC, ATK Mohun Bagan, NorthEast United FC and FC Goa have qualified for the playoffs of the Indian Super League starting March 5. Mumbai City FC, who beat ATK 2-0 today, will play their two-legged semifinals against fourth-placed FC Goa. ATK Mohun Bagan, who finished second in the league stage, will lock horns with third-placed NorthEast United FC. pti

This is Real Kashmir’s first defeat in the tournament. They are second in the standings. Mohammedan Sporting have been ensured of a top-six finish.

After skipper Kingsley Eze was sent off in the first half, Manzi proved to be the trump card for Mohammedan as he scored two goals in the space of five minutes in the second half.

The forward saw the opposition goalkeeper off his lines and shot from inside his own half to hand Mohammedan the lead in the 74th minute.

In the 79th minute, Manzi headed home from close range after a cross from the right flank found him unmarked inside the box.

In the day’s other matches, TRAU beat Sudeva Delhi 3-2, while Aizawl beat 10-man Chennai City 3-0. — PTI

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