Mumbai City FC will host Chennaiyin FC today (Friday) in a clash that will effectively decide the way forward in Indian Super League 2019-2020 for both the teams.
Mumbai City FC striker Modou Sougou dubbed Friday’s Indian Super League game against Chennaiyin FC as a final for their side and expressed confidence of making the playoffs.
Mumbai City FC will have to win their last league game against Chennaiyin FC in Mumbai on Friday to make the playoffs in the Indian Super League.
Any adverse result for Mumbai in their last league outing for the season can dethrone them out of the top four race with Chennaiyin FC and Odisha well in sight to find a place among the leading four.
FC Goa, ATK FC and Bengaluru FC have already qualified for the playoffs and now there is only one vacant spot.
A win will ensure qualification for either side – Mumbai City or Chennaiyin FC – making it a virtual do-or-die clash.
“It is a final for us. This is the most important game for us in the season, it is all or nothing. We either kill Chennaiyin or get killed. It is a very crucial game for us.
I’m confident we will come out on top,” Sougou was quoted as saying in a release issued by Mumbai City FC.
Talking about how they would defend a free-scoring Chennaiyin FC, he said, “We need to win this game and Chennaiyin need to win it as well, both the teams are under pressure.”
“We have one choice – three points, nothing less or nothing more. They are a very different side right now from the last time we played against them, we know that and we are confident we can restrict them and qualify,” he said.
“We are ahead of them in the points table, which shows we have quality too,” added the star striker, who has three goals this season.
The match scheduled to start at 7:30 pm will be broadcast LIVE on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Bangla. The LIVE broadcast with a 30-minute preview show will start from 7:00 pm. Fans can also get the LIVE streaming of the match on Hotstar and JioTV.