INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE - 2014 (REPORT)

ISL 2014: MUMBAI CITY FC beat Atletico de Kolkata.

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07.12.2014 : MUMBAI CITY FC 2-1 ATLETICO DE KOLKATA (FT....)
ADK : Baljit 59'
MCF : Lalrindika 39', Friedrich 75'
MCF : 1-Subrata Paul, 17-Deepak Mondol, 5-Friedrich, 27-Cmovs, 19- Rahim Nabi, 4-Tiago, 2-Letzelter, 6-Stohanzl, 20-Lalrindika, 39-Anelka, 9-Abhishek.
ADK : 25-Edel, 4-Kingshuk Debnath, 5-Arnab Mondol, 17-Josemi, 2-Biswajit Saha, 20-Masih, 23-Nato, 8-Borja, 10-Garcia, 14-Rafi, 9-Fikru.
Referee: MB Santosh Kumar

MATCH REPORT - : Lalrindika Ralte and Manuel Friedrich scored on either side of the halftime, but more importantly their goals came in the winning cause of Mumbai City FC, which gave themselves a glimmer of hope in qualifying to the semifinals as they beat Atletico de Kolkata 2-1 at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here on Sunday evening. Lying at the bottom of the heap after 12 matches, Mumbai made the most of the opportunity after Delhi's win against Pune City on Saturday opened up the qualification race for the last two spots. Ralte had opened the account for Mumbai City FC in the 40th minute, but after the change of ends Baljit Sahni pulled back the match on level for third-placed Atletico de Kolkata. German Friedrich then fired what became the winning goal in the 76th minute to give Mumbai a well-deserving win just when it mattered the most. As things now stands after 13 matches Mumbai have 15 points and are in 7th position, while Kolkata remain on the No 3 spot with the final round of league matches remaining to be played. Playing at home, Mumbai City began well with Nicolas Anelka making moves early on. As early as in the fifth minute, Anelka pushed into the Kolkata forte and played a neat pass inside the box, but the visiting goalkeeper Apoula Edel made a confident save. But Mumbai City suffered in the 14th minute when their captain Syed Rahim Nabi crashed onto the ground. The defender apparently injured his hamstring and was stretchered out. Anelka was in imperious form running with the ball and creating chances. In the 32nd minute it was, however, Jan Stohanzl who overstepped and moved away from a defender before taking a left-footed shot. The shot did not have enough power to bother Apoula, who dived to his left to make a comfortable save. A few minutes earlier Dika was shown a yellow card, but his enthusiasm was intact. Tiago Ribeiro moved with the ball on the right wing and set up Ralte on the minus. Ralte took a first time left footer to find the net in the 40th minute. Mumbai City took the 1-0 lead into the break. Anelka was not to stay idle. He rolled the ball for Asif outside the 18-yard box in the 51st minute. Asif came charging and took a first time right-footed shot to rattle the woodwork. That could have been the second for the home side, nonetheless it was a magnificent effort. Mumbai City was in for a shock when substitute Baljit Sahni struck within five minutes coming onto the field. Captain Luis Garcia played for Borja Fernandez, who sent in a nice pass to Baljit, who tapped the ball inside the net for a surprise equalizer. Mumbai City, however, had the last laugh as Friedrich collected a superb delivery from a Dika free-kick towards the far past. The German made a good run and headed the ball inside the goal before Mumbai City did well to hold on to the lead and the win. Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid was obviously satisfied with the result but refused to look at the possibility of his team making it to semis. “We were not looking at semis, we were just focusing on going out there and win the game. It was a superb performance by Ralte, and a brilliant header by Friedrich. It was a wonderful atmosphere and a great game." "We are not going to look at the mathematical possibilities. We are just going to go out and try to beat NorthEast United in our next game," he said. Striker Abhishek Yadav said, "I missed out on some chances, but I am happy with the end result. The team winning is more important than me scoring."

07.12.2014 : MUMBAI CITY FC 2-1 ATLETICO DE KOLKATA (FT....)
ADK : Baljit 59'
MCF : Lalrindika 39', Friedrich 75'
MCF : 1-Subrata Paul, 17-Deepak Mondol, 5-Friedrich, 27-Cmovs, 19- Rahim Nabi, 4-Tiago, 2-Letzelter, 6-Stohanzl, 20-Lalrindika, 39-Anelka, 9-Abhishek.
ADK : 25-Edel, 4-Kingshuk Debnath, 5-Arnab Mondol, 17-Josemi, 2-Biswajit Saha, 20-Masih, 23-Nato, 8-Borja, 10-Garcia, 14-Rafi, 9-Fikru.
Referee: MB Santosh Kumar

FULL TIME Mumbai City FC beat Atletico de Kolkata 2-1
90'+8':Arnal scored in last minute but it is OFFSIDE
90'+7':Yellow Card to Asif. Free kick to Kolkata
90'+7':Ball cleared from corner
90'+6':Move through Garcia, Letzelter cleared. Corner to Kolkata
90'+3':Lalrindika's long ranger, went wide
90'+2':Kolkata's move but Garcia committed foul against Subhas
90'+1':Baljit's tackle to Letzelter, free kick to Mumbai
90':8 minute added time
89':Still treatment in going on for keeper Subrata
87':Kingshuk's cross to find Arnal, collision with Subrata and he looked injured
86':Players Change in Kolkata: Arnal in place of Nato
85':Yellow Card to Nato for his bad tackle
84':Good move of Kolkata, Nato tipped the ball but Subrata saved the ball
83':Lalrindika's shot, went wide
82':Edel saved the ball from corner. Counter attack of Kolkata, Garcia's shot cleared by Subrata
81':Subhas's free kick, Stohanzl's header to Abhishek but Edel cleared Abhishek's header. Corner to Mumbai
80':Arnab committed a foul against Abhishek, free kick to Mumbai
80':Baljit's cross, Subrata saved the ball
79':Sanju's pass to find Fikru, Subrata saved the ball
77':Forward pass to Garcia, but he is in OFFSIDE position
75':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Lalrindika's free kick and Friedrich's header finds the net
73':Lalrindika's header from corner went wide
72':Stohanzl's shot blocked and went wide. Corner to Mumbai
71':Players Change in Kolkata Sanju Pradhan in place of Md. Rafi
70':Ball cleared from corner
70':Josemi's free kick, Subrata's save touched side bar and Deepak cleared the ball. Corner to Kolkata
68':Bad tackle by Deepak to Baljit, free kick to Kolkata
67':Ball cleared from corner
67':What a chance to Abhishek!! He took more time to finish and finally Biswajit cleared the ball. Corner to Mumbai
66':Atletico de Kolkata looked more aggressive in the second half
65':Fikru's shot blocked, chance to Borja but his shot went wide
64':Players Change in Mumbai City FC Subhas Singh in place of injured Anelka
63':Lalrindiks's shot, directly in Edel's hand
61':Ball cleared from corner by Borja
60':Mumbai's move through Tiago, ball cleared and another corner to Mumbai
59':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL Garcia's clever free kick, Borja's pass to Baljit and he equalised for Kolkata
58':Bad tackle by Lalrindika to Fikru just outside the box, free kick to Kolkata
57':Baljit's cross, went over the keeper
56':Chance to Baljit, but he failed to make a shot, easy for Subrata to clear
55':Substitution of Kolkata Baljit in place of Rakesh
54':Tiago's challenge to Biswajit, he looked injured.
54':Score remained still same. Too many miss pass by Kolkata
51':Garcia's cross, directly in Subrata's hand
50':Asif's shot deflected by Bar and went wide
49':Chance to Stohanzl, but a good tackle by Josemi. Corner to Mumbai
47':Ball cleared from corner
46':Good chance to Fikru, but a fine tackle by Cmvos. Corner to Kolkata
46':Second half resumed
HALF TIME Mumbai City FC leading 1-0 after the end of first half against Atletico de Kolkata.
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45'+2':Garcia's pass and Fikru's shot, just went wide
45'+1':Counter attack of Mumbai through Anelka, Biswajit's tackle. Anelka looks injured
45':2 minutes added time
44':Wasted pass of Nato, went to Subrata
41':Chance to Fikru from free kick, ball cleared and went to Biswajit, his cross from left flank cleared by Subrata
40':Foul against Garcia, free kick to Kolkata
39':GOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Good pass of Tiago and Lalrindika finished it well
38':Long forward pass of Josemi to Kingshuk, but he failed to cross
35':Kolkata's move but Garcia committed a foul against Anelka
33':Yellow Card to Abhishek for his bad tackle to Arnab
32':Lalrindika's corner cleared in defence
32':Anelka's forward pass, Biswajit cleared the ball. Corner to Mumbai
31':Yellow Card to Lalrindika Ralte for his bad tackle to Garcia
30':Tiago's cross, Josemi's header cleared the ball
29':Good move of Kolkata ended with a bad cross of Rafi
27':Stohanzl's left footed shot, Edel saved the ball
26':Kingshuk's long run through right flank and a cross, Subrata cleared the ball
25':Mumbai's counter attack, Tiago's cross went wide
24':Good turn by Garcia in box but a well tackle in Mumbai box
23':Garcia's forward pass to find Fikru, good tackle by Friedrich to clear it
22':Cross to find Fikru, good save by Subrata
21':Stohanzl's cross, cleared in defence
20':Anelka's long ranger, Edel saved the ball
19':Kolkata's move, good block in Mumbai defence
17':Yellow Card to Stohanzl for his bad tackle to Biswajit
16':Tiago's tackle to Garcia, he looked injured.
16':Substitution of Mumbai Asif in place of Nabi
15':Nabi is stretched out to the ground.
14':Another injury problem to Mumbai Skipper Nabi, looks like a hamstring injury
13':Rafi's shot, Subrata saved the ball
12':Deepak's cross from right flank, Edel fisted it away.
10':Stohanzl committed a foul against Arnab, free kick to Kolkata
8':Kolkata's move, long pass directly in Subrata's hand
7':Tiago's cross but Biswajit blocked the ball
6':In this early 5 minutes Mumbai looks more aggressive
5':Anelka's free kick, initially cleared in defence and finally Edel saved the ball from another cross of Anelka
4':Mumbai's move through Anelka, good pass to Lalrindika and his shot saved by keeper Edel
4':Counter attack of Kolkata, brilliant chance to Borja, his shot went wide
3':Nabi's shot from 25 yards, went wide
2':Ball cleared from free kick
1':Borja committed a foul, free kick to Mumbai
1':Mumbai's attack through Tiago, cleared in defence
0':Kick off.
0':This is the last ISL match in Mumbai in this year


06.12.2014: MATCH PREVIEW : MUMBAI CITY FC PRESS RELEASE : Mumbai: Mumbai City FC will take on Atletico de Kolkata in their final home game of the season at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in the Indian Super League on Sunday evening.

Still in with a mathematical chance of making it to the last four, the hosts have everything to play for against a solid Kolkata unit who have struggled in recent matches after a splendid start to their campaign.

And since this is their last home game of the season, Mumbai City FC would be keen to put up a good show and give the fans something to cheer. The loyal and enthusiastic home fans deserve nothing less than a victory to sign off, and the Mumbai City FC players will try everything to give the fans what they deserve.

Mumbai City FC went down 0-3 to the same opponents in Kolkata in their season opener, and would have surely learnt a lot about the opposition from that game. Mumbai City FC were solid till the half-time in that game, and would be cautious to not let it slip away in the second half, like they did in Kolkata.

That game was played just a little under two months ago, and a lot of things have changed since then. Hence, Mumbai City FC won't need to carry any burden of that loss, and would do well to look at it as a fresh game.

Coach Peter Reid has often spoken about being solid at the back, and that is something the Mumbai City FC have tried to work on throughout the season. And they will try to ensure that all the hard work done in the practice shows in the final result against Kolkata, who have a very good forward line. Goalkeeper Subrata Pal has often been left stranded, and that is something Mumbai City FC would try to avoid on Sunday.

In the absence of Freddie Ljungberg, Nicolas Anelka and Moritz, the hosts' forward line has not looked threatening enough. And although coach Reid has been honest enough to not make that as an excuse, the absence of these experienced pros has had an impact.

Mumbai City FC have scored just once in the last six games, and that is one stat they would love to change on Sunday. A goal early in the game can change the whole scenario, and can lift the morale of the entire team and keep their slim semifinal hopes alive.

It's not that the Mumbai City FC have not created the chances, but at times, have been let down by their finishing. However, one quality finish, especially early on, can change that, and that's something Mumbai City FC would try to achieve on Sunday. And should that happen, it could be a different contest altogether.

"I am not looking at mathematical permutations and combinations. As a coach, I am just going to try and win the game with as many goals as possible," Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid said on the eve of the game. We just got to go out there and try and win the game, and that's what we are going to do.