Indian football heavyweights Mohun Bagan clinched their second I-League title with a 1-0 win over Aizawl FC in Kalyani on Tuesday.
The club has wrapped up the title with four rounds to go in the season. Senegalese striker Baba Diawara scored the all-important goal for Mohun Bagan in the 80th minute to beat former champions Aizawl in their 16th round match and give their supporters a memorable Holi gift.
With Tuesday’s win, Mohun Bagan have 39 points from 16 matches, having lost just one game all season. They are 16 points ahead of second-placed East Bengal (23 points from 16 matches) who cannot catch up their arch city rivals even if they win all their four remaining matches.
Mohun Bagan’s first I-League title came in 2014-’15 season. This was a fitting farewell to the tournament for the Mariners as the Kolkata giants will merge with ATK next season to be a part of Indian Super League.
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