AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

AFC Cup 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 – Liston Colaco scored a hat-trick as ATK Mohun Bagan defied awful…

AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

AFC Cup 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 – Liston Colaco scored a hat-trick as ATK Mohun Bagan defied awful conditions to keep their AFC Cup 2022 knockout stage hopes alive with a commanding 4-0 win over Bashundhara Kings of Bangladesh on Saturday. ATKMB joins Bashundhara on three points from two matches. Follow Live AFC Cup Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS

AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK against Bashundhara Kings

In a match delayed for nearly an hour due to a heavy storm, the weather did nothing to impede Colaco, who scored twice before half-time, then added a third after the interval to take his tally in the tournament to four goals in two matches.

Having lost against Gokulam Kerala on Wednesday, ATK Mohun Bagan returned to Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium knowing another defeat would extinguish their knockout stage hopes, while Bashundhara Kings were hopeful building on a 1-0 win against Maziya, but inclement weather proved the most difficult opponents for both teams early on.

AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
The heavens opened virtually as soon as the match kicked off, with play lasting just over 10 minutes before the thunderstorm was deemed too dangerous for play to continue, and the players leaving the pitch for an extended period before the match finally resumed.

AFC Cup 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0

The slippery conditions did neither side many favours when the action did restart, but Bishwanath Ghosh had only himself to blame when his error led to the opening goal, with the Bashundhara defender’s botched attempt at a clearance allowing Colaco to ease the ball home from no more than six yards in the 25th minute.

The Mariners’ second goal, scored nine minutes later, was much easier on the eye, with Joni Kauko’s defence-splitting pass sending Colaco through on goal before the in-form forward skilfully rounded goalkeeper Ansiur Rahman and rolled the ball into the empty net to double his tally.

AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
Bashundhara were unable to fire in front of goal in the first half, but the Bangladeshi side had edged possession, and it took a fine low save from Arsh Anwer to keep them from getting back into the game through Yeasin Arafat’s strike shortly after the interval.

AFC Cup 2022: ATK Mohun Bagan secure all 3 points

That was a mere interruption to the Colaco show, however, and ATK Mohun Bagan’s star man capitalised on more sloppy defending to clinically swipe home his third goal of the evening following Manvir Singh’s low cross from the right in the 53rd minute.

The visitors continued to push for goals of their own, but their evening went from bad to worse with 13 minutes remaining, when substitute David Williams latched onto Subhasish Bose’s low cross, swivelled clear of two defenders, and hammered the ball high into the net from nine yards to cap a crucial win.

AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
ATK Mohun Bagan can now look ahead to Tuesday’s potentially decisive game against Maziya with more confidence, while Bashundhara too retain a fighting chance going into the final day.
AFC Cup 2022: Liston Colaco scores a HAT-TRICK as ATK Mohun Bagan beat Bashundhara Kings 4-0 to secure all 3 points, Watch HIGHLIGHTS
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