Barreto stars in Bagan’s win

Mumbai: Brazilian Jose Barreto shone in Mohun Bagan’s 2-1 win over Air India in the ONGC I-League match at the Cooperage here on Sunday. Bagan picked up three valuable points.

Barreto made a considerable contribution to his team’s fortunes after Subhas Singh had put Air India ahead with a solid assist from Kaliash Patil.

The home team’s lanky Swarup Das was alert under the bar until he was beaten hollow by a Barreto deflection off his head and off a flag kick. Not long after the interval, Ishfaq Ahmed’s free run from the centre and splendid ball control shook the Air India defence as Barreto produced a perfect finish with a firm right footer.

Bagan has 27 points from 13 matches, just one point behind Sporting Clube De Goa (28) and ahead of Churchill Brothers (24) and Mumbai FC (22). — Special Correspondent

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