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ISL : Kiyan Nassiri’s Hat-trick ;ATK Mohunbagan Beat SC East Bengal 3-1

by Kolkata Today

Super sub Kiyan Nassiri superlative performance scripts his new beginning in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) in style as he netted a stunning second-half hat-trick to help ATK Mohun Bagan record a 3-1 win over SC East Bengal in the Kolkata derby at the PJN stadium in Margao, Goa on Saturday.

Kiyan who is the son of East Bengal legend Jamshid Nassiri became the youngest goalscorer for ATK Mohun Bagan and also the youngest hat-trick scorer in Hero ISL.

The win means ATK Mohun Bagan have won each of the four contests against SC East Bengal in the Hero ISL.

After a cagey first half, Darren Sidoel (56’) put SC East Bengal into the lead but substitute Nassiri (64, 90+2’, 90+3’) single-handedly turned the derby on its head with a fine hat-trick to give ATK Mohun Bagan all three points.

The win lifts ATK Mohun Bagan to fourth place in the standings, four points behind leaders Hyderabad FC with two games in hand. The heartbreaking loss keeps SC East Bengal bottom of the league.

After the match SC East Bengal coach Mario Rivera said ,”when you lose there is a little disappointment but we have to be proud of our players, they fight a lot and we could have won the match, we played how we wanted but, we have a very bad situation with the injury in the first half we missed the only option to turn for defense and it was exploited.”

ATK Mohunbagan coach Juan Ferrando,”I’m happy for Kiyan because he’s working hard in the training. He’s improving a lot in training sessions and today when the game was in a very difficult moment, we decided to change the system. We use Kiyan like number nine. And of course, I’m very happy about his success in his role because he’s a young player. When a young player has amazing games, I’m very happy.”


ISL SC East Bengal ATK Mohunbagan Football Sports  Kolkata

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