Mohun Bagan’s Haitian go-to-man Sony Norde gave the Kolkata football giants the lead with a stunning strike against Chennai City in the 50th minute of the I-League fixture to send fans on Twitter into a frenzy. Mohun Bagan, currently placed fourth in the I-League table, took the lead after Norde curled the ball past Chennai City FC goalkeeper Nauzet Garcia Santana with his right foot. The goal quickly became the hot topic on Twitter with Indian football fans applauding Norde for his sensational effort.
Hero of the Match @sonynorde16 rues the missed opportunities against @ChennaiCityFC today.#MBCCFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/jhRUc9wwpq
— Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) December 1, 2018
50′ Sony Norde scores the opener and gives @Mohun_Bagan a 1-0 lead.#MBCCFC #HeroILeague #ILeagueIConquer pic.twitter.com/jmISGzGQXJ
– Hero I-League (@ILeagueOfficial) December 1, 2018
It’s always an honour for a player to hear his name being cheered by the crowd and Sony Norde rightfully deserves it.@Mohun_Bagan#MBCCFC
– Anirban Majumdar (@AnirbanM16) December 1, 2018
Sony Norde breaks the deadlock against @ChennaiCityFC that was the danger playing the way they were, but that was special to crack the gap open. I hope the southern brigade show why they are still unbeaten the @ILeagueOfficial
– Mazhar Ahmed (@maazy12) December 1, 2018
What a goal by Sony Norde. Our right footed Messi. I know that I am exaggerating but he deserves such exaggeration. #MBvsCCFC #HeroILeague #MohunBagan
– Relegation Battle (@MyLuvArsenal) December 1, 2018
Sony Norde special!#MBCCFC
– Anish Anand (@testbowler) December 1, 2018
However, Norde’s opener was cut short by Chennai City FC’s Nestor Gordillo in the 81st minute as the match ended in a 1-1 draw.
League leaders Chennai City remained on top of the table, with 17 points from seven matches while Mohun Bagan also remained unmoved on the fourth spot.
The 29-year-old Norde has scored 20 times in 48 appearances for Mohun Bagan.
Indian football giants, Mohun Bagan on the other hand, have clinched the Federation Cup 14 times. While their last I-League win came in the 2014-15 season.
Mohun Bagan will next face traditional rivals East Bengal in the Kolkata derby on December 16.