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07.11.2019: MUMBAI CITY FC
FC GOA (FT)
: LENNY RODRIGUES 27', COROMINAS 45', BOUMOUS 59', PENA 89'
:SARTHAK GOLUI 49', SOUVIK CHAKRABARTI 55'
Hero of the Match
: - Lenny Rodrigues - FC GOA
: - FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match
: - Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Winning Pass of the Match
:- Mourtada Fall - FC GOA
: - Sarthak Golui - MUMBAI CITY
: Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Diego Carlos, Mohamed Larbi, Bipin Singh, Amine Chermiti.
:Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ferran Corominas.
: Umesh Bora
ISL PRESS RELEASE
: FC Goa returned to winning ways and climbed to the top of the Hero Indian Super League table with a 4-2 win against Mumbai City FC at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday. The goal-fest began with Lenny Rodrigues giving Goa the lead in the 27th minute. The visitors doubled their lead with a Ferran Corominas (45') strike just before half-time. The second half saw three goals in the space of ten minutes, with Mumbai City equalizing in quick session through Sarthak Golui (49'), Souvik Chakrabarti (55') and later Hugo Boumous (59') putting the visitors back in lead. Carlos Pena (89') scored another late in the game to rub further salt into Mumbai's wounds.
Sergio Lobera's team picked up their second win of the season and are atop with eight points after four rounds. Mumbai are fifth with four points in their kitty. Mumbai refused to sit back and let Goa pass the ball around in the opening minutes but the hosts, however, failed to test Mohammed Nawaz's goal during that period. This allowed the visitors to get back into the game and draw first blood.
In the 27th minute, a Brandon Fernandes corner-kick found Lenny with just enough space inside the box to take a touch, turn and place his shot into the bottom left corner of the net to score his first goal for the club. Mumbai responded well and pressed high up the field. Bipin Singh's cross from the flank was met by Subhasish Bose who headed it into the path of Diego Carlos. The Brazilian striker hit the side-netting from a dangerous position, leaving the Goan defence relieved.
At the stroke of half-time, Goa carved the Mumbai defence open with a simple yet effective passing move. Boumous fed Seriton Fernandes in behind Bose and the full-back's cross into the centre was well received by Ferran Corominas who took a touch and found the net to score the Gaurs' second.The hosts came out for the restart with renewed vigour and hit back immediately. Mohammed Larbi's corner-kick from the left found Golui at the far post and the defender, left completely unmarked, nodded a looping header into the net.
Mumbai soon pulled level courtesy of a neat finish by Chakrabarti. Bipin's cross into the box was initially cleared but the ball fell to Raynier who laid it off for Chakrabarti to execute an excellent strike into the bottom corner.With the sides level and nothing to separate them, the match opened up. Goa regained the lead when Mourtada Fall rose highest inside the box to a flick a free-kick across goal towards Boumous. The 24-year-old midfielder’s header bulged the net, leaving Amrinder with no chance. Goa added a fourth to seal the win in the 89th minute. Edu Bedia's free-kick from the right flank was met by Pena with a smart flick to guide it past the goalkeeper.
27.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC
MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)
HERO OF THE MATCH:
SARTHAK GOLUI (MCFC)
SOUVIK CHAKRABORTY - 90'(MCFC)
Hero of the Match
- Sarthak Golui : MUMBAI CITY
- Chennaiyin FC , Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match
- Amrinder Singh -MUMBA CITY
Winning pass of the match
- Rowllin Borges - MUMBAI CITY
- Lallianzuala Chhangte - CHENNAIYIN FC
: Vishal, Tondonba, Lucian, Sabia, Vanspaul, Anirudh, Ganesh, Chhangte, Firtulescu, Crivellaro, Schembri.
: Amrinder, Subasish, Sarthak, Pratik, Souvik, Rowlin, Raynier, Larbi, Sougou, Chermiti, Diego.
: RAHUL KUMAR GUPTA.
ISL MEDIA RELEASE:
Though the score remain unchanged throughout, Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City played out an entertaining draw in a Hero Indian Super League clash here at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium on Diwali evening. Festive spirits were not dampened despite the game lacking goals. Both teams created a host of chances in an intense encounter. However, poor finishing meant that the teams had to share honours in the Marina Arena.
The result sees Chennaiyin FC get their first point of the season on board while Mumbai City join NorthEast United at the top of the table with four points from two games. Chennaiyin could have stormed into the lead within 30 seconds when Rafael Crivellaro fed Andre Schembri through on goal. But the Maltese striker could only toe the ball forward on the stretch which was blocked by Mumbai City goalkeeper Amrinder. The rebound fell for Rafael who saw his effort miraculously palmed over Amrinder’s outstretched arm.
The home team looked full of attacking intent in that opening period, with Rafael pulling the strings. The Brazilian did exceedingly well to hold on to the ball in the 11th minute down the left wing, before rolling his marker and unleashing a vicious shot that flew just over. Minutes later, a poor defensive header from Souvik Chakrabarti saw Lallianzuala Chhangte race through on goal but his tame effort was blocked by Amrinder and Rafael, who was following up, shot wide.
Mumbai City, who were struggling to put together moves, were dealt a blow in the 24th minute when Modou Sougou went off injured with Serge Kevyn replacing him. However, Mumbai started to grow into the game soon after and Amine Chermiti had two good chances to score. First, he lobbed over after a disastrous backpass from Edwin Vanspaul before heading a Raynier Fernandes cross over from point-blank range in the 27th minute.
Just past the half-hour mark, Kevyn was sent through on goal by Rowllin Borges but the substitute shot wide as Mumbai started to exert themselves. The Islanders finished the half well but found themselves under pressure at the restart as Chennaiyin showed some urgency. Several chances were created but the goal remained elusive.
In a bid to gain more control, Mumbai City head coach Jorge Costa brought in Portuguese midfielder Paulo Machado for Raynier Fernandes. The substitute almost had an impact when his pass found Kevyn in space down the left but his first-time shot was tipped away by Chennaiyin custodian Vishal Kaith.John Gregory’s side had to change their plans after Rafael went down injured after a tough challenge from Souvik, which forced the Englishman to bring on Masih Saighani.
After a bit of a lull, Chennaiyin started to pile the pressure and almost got a break in the 80th minute. A good passing move saw Anirudh Thapa play in Nerijus Valskis just inside the penalty box but the lanky forward’s shot went wide. The home team continued to threaten on the counter but a combination of poor decision-making from them and last-gasp defending by Mumbai City kept the scores level.
Though Mumbai City were reduced to 10 men in injury time after Souvik was sent off for a cynical foul on Thoi Singh, Chennaiyin could not force a winner.
24.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS
MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)
MOHAMED AMINE (82')
Hero of the Match
- Amine Chermiti (MUMBAI)
- Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match -
: Diego Carlos (MUMBAI)
: -Prasanth Karuthadathkuni (KERALA)
Bilal, Carneiro, Jairo, Zuiverloon, Rakip, Gning, Jeakson, Halicharan, Cidoncha, Prasanth, Ogbeche.
Amrinder, Subhasish, Grgic, Sarthak, Souvik, Raynier, Rowllin, Machado, Carlos, Larbi, Chermiti.
A late goal from Amine Chermiti saw Mumbai City FC stun Kerala Blasters FC in a closely-fought Hero Indian Super League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday. The teams had several half-chances to break the deadlock but lacked an end product for most of the game until Chermiti's smart 82nd-minute finish settled the contest.
While the result meant Mumbai start their season with a win, it was also their first-ever win over Kerala Blasters in Kochi. Kerala Blasters struggled to test Amrinder Singh early on while Mumbai resorted to aerial balls and floating crosses into the box at the other end.A Diego Carlos cross into the box from the right flank in the 10th minute had the home defence under pressure but Mohamed Larbi's weak header fell straight into the hands of goalkeeper Bilal Khan.
Mumbai continued to threaten and Carlos outpaced Jessel Carneiro on the right flank again in the 19th minute. This time around, the former FC Pune City player attempted a powerful strike from a tight angle, forcing Bilal Khan to come up with a reflex save at his near post.
At the other end, a foul by Souvik Chakrabarti allowed Sergio Cidoncha to swing a free-kick into the box from the left a few minutes later. Bartholomew Ogbeche got to the end of it at the far post but headed wide from close. The hosts had another chance at the stroke of half-time when Cidoncha whipped another one in from a similar position, but Jairo's powerful header was saved by Amrinder Singh at the near post.
Mumbai started on the front foot after the change of ends and went close in the 53rd minute. Larbi's cross from the left found Modou Sougou unmarked in the centre of the box but the Senegalese striker's first-time shot flew wide.The game continued to swing from one half-chance to another at both ends. Minutes after the hour mark, a Cidoncha corner was headed clear by the Mumbai defence, straight to Carneiro who unleashed a thunderous, outside-the-boot strike that flew just over Amrinder's goal.
Just when it seemed like spoils would be shared in Kochi, Chermiti stunned the Kerala crowd with a late goal. Souvik Chakrabarti played a low cross into the box from the right flank which the Kerala defence failed to clear. The Tunisian striker, who was waiting in the centre, slotted the ball into the net with a fantastic first-time shot.
In a last-gasp attempt to get back into the game, Ogbeche latched on to a chip by Sahal Abdul Samad inside the box but the Nigerian's swivelling strike from close-range was miraculously saved by Amrinder as Mumbai returned home with three points.
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