Aizawl FC defeat Mohun Bagan: How will the I-League 2017 winner be selected now?

Sayantan Maitra
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Mohun Bagan needed only a win in their match to lift the I-League 2017 title on Saturday April 22, but they couldn't get the job done, as Aizawl FC defeated them 1-0 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.

In a dense foggy match that made visibility little to none, Aizawl FC defender Zohmingliana Ralte scored the only goal of the match in the 83rd minute to record a 1-0 win for his side.

The home side needed to win by at least 2 goals to win the title, but the expectation has not been ticked off as yet.

While it was supposed to be a final of I-League 2017, things did not really turn out as we hoped. As of now, it all depends on the final round of the I-League to decide the winners. One thing's set: It's either Aizawl FC or Mohun Bagan who is taking home the title.

Current points table

  • Aizawl FC: 36 points from 17 matches 
  • Mohun Bagan: 33 points from 17 matches

Mohun Bagan and Aizawl FC have a 1-1 head-to-head record this season. Interestingly, the two have the same goal record (3 goals) in their head-to-head matches.

However, in the overall goal difference chart, Mohun Bagan have a +14 GD, compared to Aizawl FC's +10 GD. 

Here are the scenarios from the I-League final round

  • A defeat to Shillong Lajong in their final round match will end Aizawl FC's hopes of lifting their first-ever I-League title.
  • Mohun Bagan have to win against Chennai City FC to win I-League 2017, and hope Aizawl loses against Shillong Lajong.
  • For Aizawl FC, a draw or a win will see them crowned as the champions.

Key fixtures and dates

Date Home team   Away team Time Venue
April 30 Shillong Lajong v Aizawl FC 7 pm IST JLN Stadium, Shillong
April 30 Mohun Bagan Chennai City FC  7 pm IST Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata

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