Mohun Bagan beat Tampines Rovers to reach second qualifying round of 2016 ACL

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Kolkata: Mohun Bagan (white & maroon) and Tampines Rovers (Singapore) players in action during AFC Champions League 2016 at Salt Lake in Kolkata on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Ashok Bhaumik  (PTI1_27_2016_000250B)

packed a punch in a 3-1 drubbing of Singaporean heavyweights  to become the first Indian club to win a match in the  qualifier at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan.

Jeje Lalpekhlua, Cornell Glen and Katsumi Yusa scored for Mohun Bagan while Yasir Hanapi struck the lone goal for Tampines Rovers in the 43rd minute.

Mohun Bagan’s Haitian recruit Norde made the difference on a day Cornell Glen had a miserable run that included missing a penalty.

Mohun Bagan will now travel to China to face Shandong at the Jinan Olympic Sports Centre Stadium next Tuesday with the winners taking on 2008 ACL runners-up Adelaide United in Australia on February 9, with a place in Group F of the 2016 AFC Champions League at stake.

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