Aizawl, Bagan draw 0-0 in I-League opener
Aizawl : Aizawl FC held Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan to a goalless draw at home on the artificial turf of the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium.
The opening game of the 13th I-League season between two former champions had several moments of excitement, but a goal eluded both sides in the end.
Both coaches, Kibu Vicuna of Mohun Bagan and Stanley Rozario of Aizawl packed their sides with midfielders indicating a cautious approach to begin their campaign.
Bagan had Suhair V.P. as the lone striker upfront while Rozario played William Lalnunfela ahead of a six-man midfield. The visitors pressed hard from the get-go.
Suhair's through forward to Julian Colinas brought up the first chance of the game in the 3rd minute as the Spaniard's left-footed strike beat Lalremruata in the Aizawl goal, but went just wide.