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Mohun Bagan Energizes League Shield Race with Close Victory over Punjab FC in ISL 2023-24

In a thrilling encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Dimitrios Petratos scored the only goal as Mohun Bagan Super Giant (MBSG) defeated Punjab FC 1-0, keeping their hopes alive for the League Winners Shield in the ISL 2023-24 season. Petratos’s strike in the 42nd minute secured the victory for the Mariners and made him the highest goal-scorer in ISL history for the team.

With this important win, Mohun Bagan now has 42 points in 20 games, just two points behind the league leaders Mumbai City FC. The upcoming clash between the two teams on April 15 will be crucial in determining the league standings. On the other hand, Punjab FC’s defeat has effectively ruled them out of contention for the playoffs, as they remain in 10th position with 21 points from 21 matches.

The offensive trio of Petratos, Armando Sadiku, and Jason Cummings played a vital role in Mohun Bagan’s victory, constantly threatening the Punjab FC defense. Petratos’s determination paid off with a well-placed shot from outside the box in the 42nd minute, sealing the win for his team. Despite Punjab FC’s efforts to equalize, Mohun Bagan’s strong defense held firm throughout the match.

Mohun Bagan’s next challenge will be against Bengaluru FC on April 11, while Punjab FC will face East Bengal FC on April 10. The Mariners will look to continue their winning momentum and secure their position at the top of the table in their quest for the League Winners Shield in the ISL 2023-24 season.

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