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Katsumi Yusa [second from left] remained a complete workhorse for Mohun Bagan in their third-straight AFC Cup 2016 winIANS

Defending I-League champions Mohun Bagan continued their stunning form in the AFC Cup 2016 as they earned their third-straight win. The Mariners defeated Yangon United 3-2 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, Wednesday.

With the win, the Indian side cemented their place atop Group G of the competition.

Without any delay, Bagan started the proceedings as early as they could. Sony Norde got the first goal for Mohun Bagan in the tenth minute of the match after Japanese star Katsumi Yusa lobbed a perfect ball from the free-kick. 

Ten minutes later, the Haitian turned to play the assist as his cross from the flank found a lurking Jeje inside the Yangon penalty box. The Indian hotshot forward made no mistake in slotting home the cross and double the lead for the home side in the 20th minute of the match.

Yangon United pulled one back however in the 34th minute after Marcelo Fernandes successfully converted from the spot, following a defensive error by the home side. It was 2-1 as the players went for the break.

Marcelo struck again for the visitors in the 64th minute after his headed goal off a corner gave the vital equaliser to Yangon. However, Mohun Bagan were not willing to back down. In the absence of Cornell Glen, Subhash Singh started the match and performed quite well. He also played a key role in the third goal of the match for Bagan.

Jeje got his second of the night after finding the net in the 65th minute. The tireless Katsumi was once again the mastermind behind the whole move of the goal. The Japanese played the ball from the right flank to Subhash Singh inside the box, who flicked it back for Jeje and the Indian star forward got the job done once more.

Katsumi took a brilliant free-kick in the 70th minute but Yangon custodian Luiz Fernando showcased his aerial abilities by making a top-class save. If it had not been for the Brazilian goalkeeper, Mohun Bagan would have got atleast five games in the game.

Yangon's Brazilian forward Adilson had a go on goal during the closing stages of the game but Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Debjit Majumder was up for a good save too and help his side bag the third win of the competition.

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