I-LEAGUE 2014-15 : Pune FC now top of the Table beat Mumbai FC 3-2.

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01.02.2015 : PUNE FC -- 3-2 -- MUMBAI FC (FT..)
PFC : L Sarbosa 8’ D Nikac 31’, R. Seouka 85’
MFC : Josimar 12’, M Rafi 89’

PFC : Amrindar, Mathew, Luciano, Zohmingliana, Raju, Edgar, Arata, Dhanpal, Sueoka, Darko, Haokip
MFC : Nidhin, Chika, Justine, Collin, Ashutosh, Climax, Taisuke, Cletus, Nicholas, Milagres, Josimar
Mumbai FC's dismal run continued. The Mumbai club paid for poor defending and suffered their third defeat on the trot, losing 2-3 to Pune FC in the first Maharashtra Derby clash of the Hero I-League at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi on Sunday evening. Playwin is the official sponsor of Mumbai FC.

Searching for their first point, Mumbai FC after showing early promise went on to lose their way and finished on the losing side. In the 8th minute Pune FC took the lead when Luciano Sarbosa capitalised on a defensive lapse to unleash a right-footer which took a deflection off Ashutosh Mehta and into the goal. Mumbai FC quickly regrouped and restored parity four minutes later through their Brazilain striker Josimar who tapped in the rebound after the first attempt by Milagres Gonsalves came back off a defenders' leg.

Thereafter, there was more of midfield action before Pune FC's Darko Nikac was left unmarked at the far post and he coolly headed home Edgar Marcelinio's cormer from the left in the 31st minute to give the home team the lead for the second time, which they carried till the end of the first half.

After the restart, Mumbei FC tried to apply pressure on the rival goal but without success and later were dealt a body blow as skipper Climax Lawrence sustained an injury and had to be replaced by Reisangmi Vashum in the 58th minute.

In the 85th minute, Pune FC capitalised on another defensive error to increase the lead. The Mumbai FC defenders failed to stop substitute Nikhil Kadam’s cross from the left reach R. Seouka whose tap went in off a defender.

Later, Mumbai FC goalkeeper Nidhinlal did well to make a couple of saves to deny Pune from adding to their tally before substitute Mohammed Rafi's header found the mark in the 89th minute. However, in the remaining 4 minutes of additional period the Mumbai team could not find the third goal, which would have earned them a point.

01.02.2015 : PUNE FC -- 3-2 -- MUMBAI FC (FT..)
PFC : L Sarbosa 8’ D Nikac 31’, R. Seouka 85’
MFC : Josimar 12’, M Rafi 89’

PFC : Amrindar, Mathew, Luciano, Zohmingliana, Raju, Edgar, Arata, Dhanpal, Sueoka, Darko, Haokip
MFC : Nidhin, Chika, Justine, Collin, Ashutosh, Climax, Taisuke, Cletus, Nicholas, Milagres, Josimar
FULL TIME Pune FC beat Mumbai FC and reach top of the I League table
90'+3':Players Change in Pune FC: Prakash in place of Edgar
90'+2':Brilliant chance to Pune FC through Counter attack, Darko's shot blocked by Nidhin and a rebound chance to Edgar straight to keeper Nidhin Lal
90':4 minutes of added time
89':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Md. Rafi scored for Mumbai FC. Brilliant header of Rafi finds the net.
86':Players Change in Pune FC: Ramlua in place of Sueoka
85':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Sueoka scored for Pune FC. Nikhil's brilliant through pass to Sueoka, Sueoka's shot deflected from Justin and finds the net.
84':Players Change in Mumbai FC: Md. Rafi in place of Cletus
83':Edgar's cross, went wide
80':Edgar's powerful shot but a brilliant save by Nidhin Lal
79':Yellow Card to Arata for his foul against Taisuke
74':Players Change in Pune FC:: Nikhil in place of Haokip
72':Taisuke's pass to Joshimer, but Ralte cleared the ball
66':Arata's grounder, deflected and went wide. Corner to Pune FC
64':jayesh's long ranger, went wide
63':Players Change in Mumbai FC: Jayesh in place of Nicholas
60':Yellow Card to Ashutosh
59':Players Change in Mumbai FC: Vasum in place of injured Climax
57':Climax looks injured, treatment going on
55':Counter attack through Sueoka, Taisuke brought him down.
48':Yellow Card to Edgar for his tackle to Ashutosh. Free kick to Mumbai FC
46':Second half in progress
HALF TIME Pune FC leading 2-1 over Mumbai FC
45'+2':Haokip's shot inside the box, went over the bar
45':4 minutes added time
41':Yellow Card: to Nicholas for his tackle Edgar.
37':Tackle to Joshimer by Sueoka, free kick to Mumbai FC
31':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Darko scored for Pune FC. Edgar's corner and Darko's header finds the net.
30':Sueoka'a flick cleared in defence. Corner to Pune FC
29':Bad tackle to Edgar, free kick to Pune FC
25':Arata's shot, went over the bar
19':Brilliant shot of Arata from 25 yards, Nidhin cleared the ball
15':icholas's brilliant corner, Amrinder cleared the ball
12':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL Another Brazilian Joshimar equalise for Mumbai FC.Cletus's long throw-in, Amrindar fumbles and Joshimer took the advantage to score.
10':Nearly a chance to Milagres to equalise.
8':GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL Luciano scored for Pune FC. Luciano's shot from corner inside the box, touched Ashutosh and finds the net.
6':Bad tackle of Edgar to Milagres, free kick to Mumbai FC
3':Corner to Mumbai FC, cleared in defence
0':Kick off

31.01.2015: PREVIEW : Pune FC vs Mumbai FC

Pune FC will be keen to maintain their impressive form when they take on arch-rivals Mumbai FC in an I-League 2015 Round-4 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi on Sunday. Coming into the game after a dominant 5-2 win over Shillong Lajong FC, Pune FC will be confident going into the season’s first Maha-Derby.

Despite Mumbai FC's poor start to the I-League season, the game will be a fiercely fought battle between the two sides with bragging rights on offer.'Moreover, the match will be an even important one for Pune FC given the fact that they suffered a first home defeat to their fierce rivals going down 1-2 in the same fixture last season and will be eager to set the record straight.

Having been held to a 1-1 draw by Salgaocar FC in the league opener, Pune FC came out all guns blazing in the following two games. After dispatching defending champions Bengaluru FC 3-1 last week, Pune FC demolished Lajong 5-2 in the first home game of the season and will be hoping to make it three wins in a row on Sunday.

Speaking at the prematch Press Conference, Pune FC Coach Karim Bencherifa said, "We know how important this derby is. At the same time our focus is also on getting the three points. We had commendable performances in the last two games, but I don't want the players to get complacent." Giving his thoughts on the opponents, Coach Bencherifa added, "Mumbai FC is a very dangerous team. They are always motivated to do good especially against Pune FC. The game will be a difficult one for us and we need to be at our best."

Leading the charge upfront will be I-League top-scorer Thongkhosiem Haokip (4 goals) along with joint second top scorer Darko Nikac (2 goals). Edgar Marcelino, Arata Izumi and Ryuji Sueoka will pull the strings from the midfield.On the team news front, Pune FC will have options with no new injuries or suspensions to deal with but the decision on the final 18-man squad will be made on matchday.

Opponents Mumbai FC come into the game as the only team to still open their account in the I-League. Having suffered back-to-back losses in the I-League, the Khalid Jamil-led side will heavily depend on their experienced players ahead of the derby day. Going into the game, Mumbai FC will be banking on their attacking trio of Brazilian striker Josimar Martins, Japanese playmaker Taisuke Matsugae and striker Mohammed Rafi.

Ashutosh Mehta, Climax Lawrence and Jayesh Rane will be the other keys players in the Mumbai FC's lineup. Over the years, both sides have faced off eleven times and Pune FC has the upper hand with four wins to Mumbai FC's three. In the eight games played at Balewadi Stadium, which includes the Mumbai FC home games, Pune FC have logged three wins compared to the opponent's one and will be hoping to extend that record.

The match kicks off under floodlights at 7.00 PM IST on Sunday.


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