17/01/2020 : MUMBAI CITY FC 2-0 BENGALURU FC (FT.)

17/01/2020 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red>2-0 </b></font> BENGALURU FC (FT.)

Hero of the Match -Rowllin Borges : BENGALURU FC Club Award - Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match - Modou Sougou : MUMBAI CITY
Winning Pass of the Match - Rowllin Borges : BENGALURU FC Emerging Player - Sourav Das : BENGALURU FC

' BFC : Gurpreet Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar Harmanjot Khabra, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Manuel Onwu, Sunil Chhetri, Ashique Kuruniyan.

MCFC :Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Diego Carlos, Mohamed Larbi, Rowllin Borges, Sourav Das, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou.

REFEREE :C.R Srikrishna

11.01.2020 : ODISHA FC 2-0 MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

11.01.2020 : ODISHA FC  <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT.)

Hero of the Match : Aridane Santana - ODISHA FC
Club Award : Odisha FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : Xisco Hernandez : oDIsha FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Xisco Hernandez : oDIsha FC
Emerging Player : Jerry Mawihmingthanga - MUMBAI CITY

OFC : Francisco Dorronsoro, Gaurav Bora, Shubham Sarangi, Narayan Das, Carlos Delgado, Nandhakumar Sekar, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Vinit Rai, Xisco Hernandez, Marcos Tebar, Aridane Santana.

MCFC : Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Mohamed Larbi, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Serge Kevyn, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou

REFEREE : C.R Srikrishna

04.01.2020 : MUMBAI CITY FC 0-2 ATK (FT.)

04.01.2020 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> ATK (FT.)

Hero of the Match : Sumit Rathi - ATK
Club Award : ATK FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : Roy Krishna - ATK
Winning Pass of the Match : David Williams- ATk
Emerging Player : Michael Soosairaj - ATK

MCFC: Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Diego Carlos, Mohamed Larbi, Modou Sougou, Amine Chermiti.

ATK : Arindam Bhattacharja, Sumit Rathi, Victor Mongil, Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Armando Sosa Pena, Pronay Halder, Javier Hernandez, David Williams, Jayesh Rane, Roy Krishna.

REFEREE: L Ajit Metei

04.01.2020 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> ATK (FT.)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : ATK brought Mumbai City FC’s six-game unbeaten run to an end after a 2-0 win at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Saturday.First-half goals from Pronay Halder (29’) and Michael Soosairaj (43’) were enough as Mumbai City were left to rue the chances they missed in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). The win sees ATK draw level on points (21) at the top of the table with FC Goa while Mumbai City are placed fourth (16).

A frantic start to the match saw both goalkeepers tested early in the game. Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh had to get down smartly to keep out a long-ranger from Jayesh Rane in the third minute, while Diego Carlos stung ATK goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya’s palms with a good effort from inside the box minutes later.Mumbai continued to trouble the ATK defence as the game wore on with Mohammed Larbi and Amine Chermiti going close in quick succession. The pick of the chances, though, went to Modou Sougou after Carlos fed Chermiti down the left. The Moroccan’s cutback from the byline was sent straight at Arindam by Sougou.

ATK saw off that spell of pressure and started to make inroads of their own. Roy Krishna shot agonisingly wide in the 22nd minute after a lovely reverse pass from Rane found him in space inside the box.ATK were not to be denied in the 29th minute when Javier Hernandez and Roy Krishna combined delightfully to send David Williams into the penalty box. The Australian had the presence of mind to pick out an onrushing Pronay Halder who slotted it into the net.

The celebrations, though, were soured by an injury that Halder picked up, with Antonio Habas forced to send in Michael Soosairaj in place of the goalscorer. That move paid off handsomely in the 43rd minute when Soosairaj found himself in possession down the left-wing. He went on to place a sensational curler into the far corner to double ATK’s advantage at the break.A stung Mumbai City showed greater urgency in the second half as they sought a way back into the game. As Jorge Costa’s men mounted pressure on ATK’s defence, the likes of Roy Krishna and Soosairaj were finding spaces to run too.

One such move saw Soosairaj twist and turn Pratik Chaudhury, before picking out Krishna at the near post. But his first-time volley from close range rattled back of the crossbar.Mumbai, at the other end, had no luck either. Sougou did find the back of the net in the 68th minute but the effort was chalked out for offside. The Islanders continued to pepper the ATK goal with attempts but saw chances go begging, thanks to a combination of last-ditch defending and poor finishing. Chermiti was denied in the 74th minute after a desperate goal-line clearance following a scramble inside the box.

Mumbai continued to pour forward desperately but lady luck did not shine on them. Sougou thought he had a goal in the 82nd minute when Arindam spilled a ball and he turned it in, but the referee disallowed it for a foul on the goalkeeper. Minutes later, Serge Kevyn headed wide from point-blank range.Towards the end, Sougou hit the woodwork as well as Mumbai were left to ponder the chances they wasted.

29.12.2019 : MUMBAI CITY FC 2-1 HYDERABAD FC (FT')
MCFC : SOUGOU 6',79'
HFC : BOBO 81'

29.12.2019 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> HYDERABAD FC (FT')

Hero of the Math : Modou Sougou - MUMBAI CITY
Club Award : Mumbai City FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : Diego Carlos - MUMBAI CITY
Winning Pass of the Match : Bidyananda Singh - MUMBAI CITY
Emerging Player : Asish Rai - HYDERABADD FC

MCFC : Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Sourav Das, Raynier Fernandes, Diego Carlos, Mohamed Larbi, Serge Kevyn, Modou Sougou.

HFC : Kamaljit Singh Matthew Kilgallon, Gurtej Singh, Asish Rai, Adil Khan, Nestor, Jesus Benitez, Rohit Kumar, Nikhil Poojary, Marcelo Pereira, Giles Barnes, Bobo.

REFEREE : Coimbatore Ramaswamy Srikrishna

29.12.2019 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> HYDERABAD FC (FT')

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Modou Sougou’s brace helped 10-man Mumbai City FC to a 2-1 win over Hyderabad FC in a Hero Indian Super League tie at the at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday. Bobo did get on the score-sheet late in the game for the visitors, but Hyderabad still suffered their seventh defeat of the season. The win takes Mumbai to the fourth spot, level on points with defending champions Bengaluru FC with 16 points. Hyderabad remain rooted to the bottom with a mere five points.

The very first minute saw Diego Carlos cut inside from the left and his right footed shot was just about parried away by Kamaljit Singh. At the other end, Bobo got into the action after Marcelinho did well to find him inside the box. However, the Brazilian’s shot hit the side-netting. The goal came in the sixth minute as Sougou opened his account for Mumbai. Carlos got behind the Hyderabad defence and pulled it back for Sougou who placed beyond the reach of Kamaljit to make it 1-0.

Four minutes later, Serge Keryvn found Carlos on the left and the winger’s shot was just about saved by the Hyderabad custodian. Bobo was involved in the thick of action again when he headed wide under pressure from Mato Grgic as he met a cross from Ashish Rai. Midway into the half, Bobo, who was unmarked inside the box, headed it wide, much to the disappointment of Phil Brown and co.

It took a double save from Rai on the goal-line to keep the scoreline at 1-0 in the 41st minute. A corner-kick was met by Grgic at the far post and his effort was cleared by Rai. The ball found its way to Sougou whose shot too was kept out by the former Indian Arrows defender after Kamaljit was beaten all ends up.

Brown introduced Shankar Sampingiraj for Rohit to add more creativity and bite to his midfield in the second half. Hyderabad could have got the equalizer soon after when, from a set-piece, Adil’s header came off the far post and off the rebound, Bobo’s attempt was inadvertently.blocked by fellow team-mate Kilgallon.

In the 67th minute, Marcelinho was denied by the woodwork as the Brazilian broke free on the left and his venomous shot struck the far post. Mumbai suffered a massive blow a minute later when Golui stopped Marcelinho in his tracks and picked up his second booking of the evening. It were Mumbai, however, who doubled their lead. Carlos found Sougou in space and the Senegalese lobbed his effort over Kamaljit who was off his line to put Mumbai in a commanding position.

Bobo did pull one back to score his fourth goal of the campaign as he got on the end of a cross from Rai to beat Amrinder to make it 2-1. Hyderabad created a few half chances with Robin having the best opportunity, but he lashed his effort into the stands as Mumbai stood firm and held on for their third consecutive win.

JFC : TIRI (37')

Hero of the Match :Paulo Machado - MUMBAI CITY FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : Raynier Fernandes.
Winning Pass of the Match : Modou Sougou - MUMBAI CITY FC.
Emerging Player : Farukh Choudhary - MUMBAI CITY FC

JFC: Subrata Paul, Tiri, Narender Gahlot, Robin Gurung, Piti, Aitor Monroy, Memo Moura, Isaac Vanmalsawma, CK Vineeth, Farukh Choudhary, Sumeet Passi.
MCFC: Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Bipin Singh, Mohamed Larbi, Rowllin Borges, Paulo Machado, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou.


BFC : GRGIC 58'(OG), SUNIL 89'(P)

15.12.2019 : BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 2-3 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Rowllin Borges - MUMBAI CITY
Club Award : Mumbai City
Limitless Player of the Match : Subhasish Bose -MUMBAI CITY
Winning Pass of the Match : Raynier Fernandes - MUMBAI CITY.
Emerging Player : Bipin Singh - MUMBAI CITY

BFC :Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Raphael Augusto, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Erik Paartalu, Sunil Chhetri, Ashique Kuruniyan.

MCFC : Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Mohamed Larbi, Bipin Singh, Rowllin Borges, Paulo Machado, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou.

REFEREE : Turki Alkhudhayr

15.12.2019 : BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 2-3 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : : Mumbai City FC showed great character and a steely resolve as they ended Bengaluru FC's unbeaten start to the season with a spectacular 3-2 win in the Hero Indian Super League clash at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday. Subhasish Bose's (12') header had given Mumbai City an early lead, but an unfortunate Matic Grgic (58') own-goal gave the defending champions a lifeline. Diego Carlos (77') headed in what looked like the match-winner until Sunil Chhetri (89') converted from the spot to equalise. However, it was Rowllin Borges who scored the winner in the 94th minute as the Islanders continued their unbeaten run on the road and grabbed their first win since the opening game.

Mumbai climbed to the sixth spot with 10 points from eight matches. Bengaluru's first defeat of the season has left them third, with 13 points. The visitors broke the deadlock in the 12th minute. Larbi delivered a terrific cross into the box from the left flank and an unmarked Bose ghosted past the Bengaluru defence to head in at the far post.

Bengaluru were unable to mount an immediate response as Mumbai pressed well. A magnificent defence-splitting pass by Erik Paartalu caught the visitors' defence unawares midway through the first half. The Australian found Udanta Singh’s run into the box perfectly, but the winger failed to make use of the chance and lobbed his effort over the crossbar.

Mumbai threatened to double their lead before the break. A Modou Sougou strike on target was kept out by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu before the Senegalese striker set up Mohamed Larbi inside the box who blasted his shot over the bar. The visitors were awarded a penalty at the stroke of half-time when Amine Chermiti and Juanan ran into each other inside the box but Larbi was denied from 12 yards by the strong gloves of Gurpreet.

The Blues started the second half as the stronger side with an intent to press higher up the field and win the second balls. Dimas Delgado nearly found an equaliser when the Mumbai defence failed to clear a long-throw-in into the box from the right flank. The Spaniard unleashed a curling strike from outside the box that Amrinder tipped away at full stretch. The pressure paid off as the hosts soon drew level thanks to an own-goal. Grgic accidentally sent the ball into his own net after an out-swinging corner-kick by Dimas ricocheted off the defender's shoulder.

The teams struggled to keep hold of the ball for long periods as the second-half wore on. Sougou had an opportunity to regain his team's lead in the 65th minute after he was released into the box by Larbi but the striker opted to square the ball for Chermiti and the pass was intercepted well by Gurpreet.

Mumbai looked more likely to score and the goal came via a Raynier Fernandes cross that beat the Bengaluru defence. The inch-perfect delivery from the left flank found an unmarked Carlos at the far post who headed in and silenced the home crowd. There was late drama as Sarthak Golui handled the ball inside the box and conceded a penalty in the 89th minute. Chhetri stepped up and smashed home from 12 yards to make it 2-2.

Just when it looked Bengaluru had held on for a point, and their unbeaten record in the league, a Paulo Machado corner-kick unlocked a late winner for Mumbai. The delivery was nodded towards goal by Bose and was helped into the net by Borges with a fine finish from close-range.


Hero of the Match :Jeakson Singh : Kerala Blasters
Club Award : Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : TP Rehenesh - Kerala Blasters
Winning Pass of the Match : Mohamed Larbi - Mumbai City.
Emerging Player : Jeakson Singh - Kerala Blasters.

05.12.2019 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> KERALA BLASTER FC (FT)

MCFC: Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Paulo Machado, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Mohamed Larbi, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou.

KBFC: TP Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Seityasen Singh, Sergio Cidoncha, Messi Bouli


05.12.2019 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> KERALA BLASTER FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters FC played out a 1-1 draw in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday.Raphael Messi Bouli (75') put Kerala in the lead but Mumbai hit back with an Amine Chermiti strike (77') to share the spoils. Mumbai and Kerala are without a win in six matches and find themselves at sixth and eighth spot on the table, with one point separating them.

Chasing their second win of the season, Kerala Blasters showed plenty of intent but lacked an end product as they dominated the early stages. A 12th minute Raju Gaikwad throw-in found its way towards Seityasen Singh who shot wide from a one-on-one with Mumbai goalkeeper Amrinder Singh.

Raphael Messi Bouli, who led the Kerala Blasters attack in the absence of Bartholomew Ogbeche, was a handful for the Mumbai defence. Midway through the half, the Cameroonian striker pulled off a brilliant overhead effort from inside the box off Jessel Carneiro's cross from the left, but was denied a goal-of-the-season contender by Amrinder, who kept the shot out.

Mumbai slowly regained control in midfield and threatened before the break with Rowllin Borges and Moudou Sougou combining to carve out two good chances. Borges did well to find Sougou out wide and the forward's cross for Chermiti was punched away by TP Rehenesh, before a similar cross from the same combination saw Mohammed Larbi head over the bar.

The game evened up after the change of ends, with Mumbai turning more aggressive in their approach. The Islanders were brilliantly denied twice by Rehenesh who kept Kerala Blasters in the contest. The goalkeeper was quick to rush off his line to get to Chermiti's dangerous long pass before the intended target, Bipin Singh, could receive it inside the box.

Minutes later, Borges split the Kerala defence with an excellent through-ball that released Bipin into the box. The Kerala Blasters custodian sprinted out of his area and blocked the forward's shot. After impressing throughout the game with his movement upfront, Messi Bouli broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 75th minute. Jeakson Singh dribbled into the box and forced a save off Amrinder but Jessel delivered the rebound across the goal on a plate for the striker whose left-footed strike found the back of the net.

However, the away side's celebrations didn't last long as Chermiti came up with an equaliser two minutes later. Paulo Machado headed a Sarthak Golui cross into the path of an unmarked Chermiti who beat Rehenesh on his second attempt following a scramble inside the box, ensuring the two teams share the spoils.

30.11.2019 : ATK - 2-2 MUMBAI CITY (FT)

30.11.2019 : ATK - <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY (FT)

Hero of the Match : Serge Kevyn - MUMBAI CITY
Club Award : ATK AND Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Michael Soosairaj - ATK
Winning Pass of the Match : Pritam Kotal - ATK
Emerging Player : Pratik Chaudhari - MUMBAI CITY

ATK : Arindam, Prabir, Anas, Pritam, Javier, Sehnaj, Soosairaj, Krishna, Mchugh, Garcia, Williams.
MCFC : Amrinder, Subhasish, Sarthak, Pratik, Souvik, Rowllin, Machado, Deigo, Labri, Sougou, Chermiti


30.11.2019 : ATK - <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY (FT)

90+3': GOOOOOOAAALLLL ATK equalised. Krishna scored of a deflection of Pratik.
90+1': GOOOOOOAAALLLL Mumbai scored. Serge placed the ball of a cross pass from Carlos from the left.
90': 5 minutes added time.
86': REPLACEMENT MUMBAI: Bipin in, Sougou out.
82': Gracia's corner from the right cleared by Mumbai defense.
80': Score are 1-1 here at Kolkata the match heading towards a close finish.
76': REPLACEMENT ATK: Balwant in , Hernandez out.
74':An easy miss by Mumbai.....Larbi shoots wide of a pass from Serge.
70': Corner for Mumbai.... Larbi's corner went straight to Arindam.
66': Sooisairaj shoots wide from inside the 18 yards of a defection from Amrinder.
64': Chance for Mumbai.....Serge shoots wide from a close range of a pass from Paulo.
61': GOOOOOOAAALLLL Mumbai equalised. Pratik's header of a corner from Larbi from the right finds the target.
58': REPLACEMENT ATK: Machugh out, Augustin in .
57': Machugh was fouled dangerously by Larbi, likely to be replaced.
56': Gracia's long ranger defected of a Mumabai defender went of for a corner.
54': ATK pressing hard deep inside the Mumbai half, trying to increse the lead.
51': Prabir shoots wide from aclose range of a pass from Sooisairaj.
50': Match are in slow pace, ATK leading by a goal.
48': REPLACEMENT MUMBAI: Serge in, Sarthak out.
46': Second session starts.....Mumbai kicks off.
45': 3 minutes added time.
42': ATK leading by a goal, Mumbai are trying hard to equalise.
40': Chance for ATK again......Sooisairaj's cross pass cleared by Sarthak as Willams was chasing the ball.
37': GOOOOOOAAALLLL ATK scored. Sooisairaj scored of a forward pass from Gracia.
32': Score are 0-0 at Kolkata, both the team are playing attacking game.
28': YELLOW CARD to Subasish ..... he hits straight to the nose of Gracia
26': Willams long ranger went wide of the target.
25': A weak long ranger from Paulo went staraight to Amrinder.
23': Sougou after a long run failed to control the ball ultimately cleared by Anus.
19': Chance for ATK.....Hernandez shot defected of Mumbai defenders and went over the goal line.
17': A long pass from Carlos to Chermiti but Prabir in control of the situation.
15': Souvik's corner from the right cleared out of the danger zone by Pritam.
13': A forward pass from Gracia to Krishna, but Amrinder saves the situation.
12': Carlos collected a loose ball deep inside the ATK , his cross pass cleared by Anus.
10': Paolo's curling free kick cleared by ATK defense.
9': ATK slowly coming back in the match, playing anumber of passes inside the Mumbai Half.
7': Willams was fouled by Souvik deep inside the Mumbai half, Referee over looks the situation.
5': A long pass from Paulo to Carlos , but the ball was to long.
3': Carlos cross pass defected of a ATK player creating danger but Arindam saves the situation.
2': Sooisairaj was blocked deep inside the Mumbai half, ball cleared out of the danger zone.
1': Chermiti unable to control a pass from midfeild , ball rolled over the touch line.
0': Match started,ATK kicks off.

MCFC : CHERMITI 23', 32'

27.11.19: NORTH EAST UNITED - <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Asamoah Gyan - NORTH EAST UNITED
Club Award : NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC Limitless Player of the Match : Amine Chermiti - MUMBAI CITY
Winning Pass of the Match : Martin Chaves NORTH EAST
Emerging Player : Rakesh Pradhan - NORTH EAST

NEU : Subhasish Roy, Reagan Singh, Mislav Komorski, Nim Dorjee, Rakesh Pradhan, Jose Leudo, Milan Singh, Panagiotis Triadis, Redeem Tlang, Martin Chaves, Asamoah Gyan.

MCFC : Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Rowllin Borges, Diego Carlos, Mohamed Larbi, Paulo Machado, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou.
REFEREE : Om Prakash Thakur

27.11.19: NORTH EAST UNITED - <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : A goal-fest in Guwahati saw NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC share the spoils in a 2-2 draw in a Hero Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Wednesday. Panagiotis Triadis (‘9) opened the scoring for the home side before Mumbai City fought back with two goals from Amine Chermiti (23’, 32’). Asamoah Gyan (42’) then restored parity for the Highlanders before the break as both teams settled for a point.

NorthEast United started the game on a positive note and got off the mark as early as the ninth minute. Sauvik Chakrabarti failed to clear the ball from a Rakesh Pradhan throw-in and gifted the ball to Triadis, who unleashed a stunning strike from the edge of the box which left Amrinder Singh with no chance.

Mumbai upped the ante and started creating a few chances after going behind. The increased tempo paid off in the 23rd minute. Mohammed Larbi released Modou Sougou down the right flank and the striker's accurate cross into the box from the right was tapped into the net from six yards out by Amine Chermiti who pulled his team level.

The visitors soon scored another, taking advantage of lacklustre defending. Paulo Machado's free-kick from the deep fell to Nim Dorjee inside the box who struggled to clear the ball, thereby allowing Chermiti to pull off a scissor-kick and send the ball into the net. The contest remained action-packed when Gyan equalised for NorthEast United just before the break. From a quick counter, Martin Chaves played Gyan through and the Ghanaian, after using clever feet to beat two defenders, slotted past Amrinder to make it 2-2.

Mumbai continued their aggressive approach after the break and could have gone ahead again, if not for a crucial touch by Mislav Komorski after the hour mark. Larbi dribbled forward and found Diego Carlos free in the centre with a cut-back. The Brazilian forward lashed at the ball, but his strike fizzed past the post following a deflection.

Mumbai looked more likely to score as the half wore on but lacked an end product. At the other end, Gyan's firm shot from a quick break was well saved by the goalkeeper, keeping the scoreline intact. Amrinder Singh nearly cost his team a goal when the Mumbai goalkeeper fumbled with the ball while trying to collect a straightforward free-kick from the deep, but the hosts failed to punish the goalkeeper for his mistake and sent the loose ball over the bar.

Minutes later, Triadis received the ball inside the box on the left and crossed towards the other side of the goal where substitute Maximiliano Barriero failed to connect a close-range header with just the goalkeeper to beat.

07.11.2019: MUMBAI CITY FC 2-4 FC GOA (FT)

Hero of the Match : - Lenny Rodrigues - FC GOA
Club Award : - FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : - Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Winning Pass of the Match :- Mourtada Fall - FC GOA
Emerging Player : - Sarthak Golui - MUMBAI CITY

07.11.2019: MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 2-4 </b></font> FC GOA(FT)

MCFC : Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Diego Carlos, Mohamed Larbi, Bipin Singh, Amine Chermiti.

FCG :Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ferran Corominas.

REFEREE : 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.


Hero of the Match - Sarthak Golui : MUMBAI CITY
Club Award - Chennaiyin FC , Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match - Amrinder Singh -MUMBA CITY
Winning pass of the match - Rowllin Borges - MUMBAI CITY
Emerging player - Lallianzuala Chhangte - CHENNAIYIN FC

27.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

CFC : Vishal, Tondonba, Lucian, Sabia, Vanspaul, Anirudh, Ganesh, Chhangte, Firtulescu, Crivellaro, Schembri.
MCFC : Amrinder, Subasish, Sarthak, Pratik, Souvik, Rowlin, Raynier, Larbi, Sougou, Chermiti, Diego.

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.
27.10.2019: CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

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.


Hero of the Match - Amine Chermiti (MUMBAI)
Club Award - Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match - : Diego Carlos (MUMBAI)
Emerging player : -Prasanth Karuthadathkuni (KERALA)
24.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC

KBFC: Bilal, Carneiro, Jairo, Zuiverloon, Rakip, Gning, Jeakson, Halicharan, Cidoncha, Prasanth, Ogbeche.
MCFC: 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.
24.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC

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.