ATK Mohun Bagan’s highly forgettable Hero Super Cup 2023 campaign ended on a worse note when they went down 0-1 to FC Goa in their concluding Group C match at the EMS Corporation Stadium in Kozhikode on Tuesday.
Syrian recruit Fares Al Arnaout scored the only goal of the match in the 88th minute.
It was a match of no consequence, as Jamshedpur FC have already qualified for the semi-finals from this group. While Jamshedpur finished with nine points from three wins, FC Goa are in second place with six points. ATK Mohun Bagan are placed third with three points.
With nothing at stake, the match turned out to be a drab encounter, though FC Goa were marginally better than their rivals.
Forward Noah Sadaoui, tried to create some magic in up front for the Goa side with some individual brilliance. ATK Mohun Bagan defence had a tough time marking him on several occasions
ATK Mohun Bagan head coach Juan Ferrando rested some of his front-ranking players.
Jamshedpur FC finished their group stage campaign with a perfect record, beating hosts Gokulam Kerala 3-2 in the final game.
They are the only team to have registered three straight wins in the competition’s group stage in this edition.
Samuel Konney took Gokulam ahead, but Harry Sawyer drew level for Jamshedpur. Farukh Choudhary made it 2-1.
In the 62nd minute, Gokulam bounced back with Samuel driving it home. But Ishan Pandita found the goal to seal the deal for Jamshedpur.