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2022 Durand Cup: How can ATK Mohun Bagan qualify for the knockouts?

17:38 BST 03/09/2022
ATK Mohun Bagan Durand Cup 2022
GOAL takes a look at how the Mariners can qualify for the knockout stages of the Durand Cup

ATK Mohun Bagan defeated Indian Navy 2-0 at the Kishore Bharati Stadium in Kolkata on Wednesday in order to keep their Durand Cup 2022 quarter-final hopes alive.

The Mariners now have as many points as Mumbai City (7), who faced a 4-3 defeat at the hands of East Bengal but have already qualified for the knock-out stage of the tournament.

However, Juan Ferrando's men still need to wait for the result of Rajasthan United's final group game.

Group B Table

Team

Played

Won

Draw

Loss

GF

GA

GD

Points

Mumbai City (Q)

4

2

1

1

13

7

+6

7

ATK Mohun Bagan

4

2

1

1

6

4

+2

7

East Bengal

4

1

2

1

4

4

0

5

Rajasthan United

3

1

1

1

4

7

-3

4

Indian Navy

3

0

1

2

1

6

-5

1

What happens if two teams are tied on points?

  1. Points won in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams.
  4. Goal difference in all group matches;
  5. Goals scored in all group matches;
  6. Penalty shootout if only two teams playing each other in the last round of the group are tied;
  7. Disciplinary points (yellow card = 1 point, red card as a result of two yellow cards = 3 points, direct red card = 3 points, yellow card followed by direct red card = 4 points);
  8. Drawing of lots.

How can ATK Mohun Bagan qualify for the knockout stages of the Durand Cup?

ATK Mohun Bagan have played their four group games but have to wait for the result of Rajasthan United's final group game on September 5.

Scenario 1: Should Rajasthan United fail to pick a win against Indian Navy in their final group game, Juan Ferrando's men will be through to the quarter-finals as they will have at least two points more than the I-League outfit in Group B.

Scenario 2: If Rajasthan United defeat Indian Navy on Sunday, it will be end of the road for ATK Mohun Bagan in the Durand Cup 2022 as the Jaipur-based outfit earlier defeated the Mariners 3-2 and will advance on account of a better head-to-head record despite the same number of points (7).