ISL 2020-21 Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa: Adam Le Fondre came to his side’s rescue and scored from the spot in the stoppage time to hand Mumbai City FC a 1-0 win over hosts FC Goa in an Indian Super League match here on Wednesday.
Sergio Lobera’s men had played much of the match with a man-advantage after Redeem Tlang got a first-half red card.
But some dogged defending from Goa and Mumbai’s own lack of fluency looked to be taking the match to a draw.
But then, at the stroke of the final whistle, Le Fondre stepped up and fired in a penalty to ensure that Lobera got the better of his former team.
Lobera made three changes to the side that lost to NorthEast United.
Bartholomew Ogbeche and Mohamad Rakip were dropped with Ahmed Jahouh suspended following his red card. Amey Ranawde, Cy Stephen Goddard and Mourtada Fall all came into the starting eleven.
FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando named an attacking team. Left-back Saviour Gama was back in the side after a suspension while Tlang and Alberto Noguera were selected ahead of Princeton Rebello and Jorge Ortiz.
The Gaurs had the first chance in the eighth minute when Noguera found Igor Angulo with a low cross, but the latter’s poor first touch let him down.
Mumbai played with intent with Le Fondre constantly troubling Goa’s left flank. But they couldn’t convert their dominance into chances as they failed to record a single shot on goal in the first session.
The Gaurs then suffered a huge blow in the 40th minute when Tlang was shown the red card for his two-footed tackle on Hernan Santana.
Surprisingly, it was Goa who started more aggressively in the second half. They nearly took the lead just after restart when Angulo sprinted in the box, only to see his shot narrowly miss the target.
At the other end, Goa keeper Mohammed Nawaz almost gifted Mumbai a goal. His last-ditch clearance brushed the onrushing Le Fondre, but the touch wasn’t enough to send the ball to the back of the net.
With less than a quarter to go, Mandar Rao Dessai squandered a great chance. Le Fondre’s low shot was met by the left-back, but with just the keeper at his mercy, his touch proved too heavy, sending the ball over the post.
After constant knocking, Mumbai were finally awarded a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time after Lenny Rodrigues handled Bipin Singh’s header, and Le Fondre’s powerful drive gave Nawaz, who dived in the right direction, no chance.
ISL 2020 Points Table:
ISL 2020 Points Table : Adam le Fondre converted a late penalty as Mumbai City FC register their first win of the season. After a goalless first half, 10-man FC Goa did not let that affect them and had better chances than the Islanders.
|5||Mumbai City FC||2||1||1||0||1||0||3|
|8||SC East Bengal||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
ISL 2020-21 FC Goa vs Mumbai City Live Updates:
Full Time: FC Goa 0-1 Mumbai City FC
Referee blows the whistle for the full time.
Adam le Fondre’s penalty goes at a good pace into the right hand bottom corner of the goal despite Nawaz getting a finger on
Cy Goodard finds Bipin whose header is blocked by the arm of a Goan player. Penalty awarded
90′- 5 extra minutes have been added on
88′- Chance goes begging!
Mumbai head coach Lobera brings in midfielder Bipin Singh to replace defender Mandar Rao Dessai. This has been a good display from Goa despite being reduced to 10 men
77′- Huge Miss for Mumbai!
Mandar Rao should have made it 1-0 for Mumbai. He misses an absolute sitter. Adam Le Fondre set himself to go for a shot from the edge of the box. It ended up being a low cross and Mandar messed it up as the ball hit his shin and went above the post.
75′- Cooling Break!
71′- Fresh legs for MCFC
65′- YELLOW CARD!
Amey Ranawadegets booked for a terrible tackle on Alberto Noguera. Jorge Mendoza takes the free-kick but his shot goes over the post.
Igor Angulo makes his way out as FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando brings Jorge Mendoza Ortiz into the middle.
58′- FC Goa are playing at a much faster pace now and Lobera’s side are finding it tough to match them even with a extra man on the field.
56′- Excellent work from Amrinder
50′-Drama early in second half!
MCFC players are shouting to the referee, demanding a penalty. Farukh Choudhary goes down inside the box after a tackle from Seriton Fernandes. But the main decision-maker waves his hands.
46′-We are back for the second half and the away side who have a man’s advantage get us underway for this one. No change from either side in the break.
45+3′- The referee blows his whistle and that will be that for the first half. The scores are level but FC Goa are down to 10 men.
45′- 3 extra minutes have been added on
44′- Another chance goes begging!
Farukh Choudhary finds Mandar Rao Dessai in the Goa penalty area but the former Goa skipper doesn’t get the ball in control.
40′ Red Card
Redeem Tiang sent off for going in with a two-footed challenge on Hernan Santana
38′-Yet another foul!
Alberto Noguera wins a free-kick for Goa. Mumbai’s Hernan Santana clipped his legs from behind. It was a soft foul so no booking.
34′- Another Yellow card
30′- Cooling break taken
29′- Freekick for Mumbai
This is also from a promising position. Cy Goddard will take this one. But his cross is very long as it goes out of play. Goa is still untroubled.
29′- Yellow Card
Seriton booked for a wild tackle for kneeing Hugo Boumous in the face which could have been worse.
25′- Edu Bedia takes the free kick but hits it straight it to the keeper. Scoreline still tied at 0-0
23′- Yellow Card
MCFC’s Sarthak booked for a poor tackle. FC Goa gets a set piece from a good position. Can they make anything out of it?
22′- Rodrigues with a wild effort!
15′ – The ball hit the referee and FC Goa has a free kick 30 yards away from the goal, intercepted well by Fall and cleared away!
13′ – A throw-in results in a dangerous chance! The ball is given to Farukh Choudhary who does well to shuffle from a couple of defenders but his shot is blocked by the defender.
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) November 25, 2020
11′ -Attempted cross!
Noguera with a chance to put FC Goa in front but MCFC goalie keeps the danger at bay.
3′ – Mumbai City Fc with a couple of early chances but no real threat in the final third.
2′– Both the teams are looking to attack as soon as they get the ball. We are in for an interesting match, that’s for sure!
1′- Kickoff- and we are underway.
We are minutes away from kickoff!
The players and the officials walk out of the tunnel for the national anthem and pre-match formalities.
Hear what MCFC head coach Lobera has to say about today’s derby
Sergio Lobera – who gave FC Goa its identity and first title – will be managing Mumbai City in the upcoming ISL season, and the Spanish coach will be in familiar settings as the tournament’s seventh season will be held across three venues of the coastal state.
"It's a different team with a different style of play"
— Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) November 25, 2020
FC Goa XI (4-2-3-1)
Mohammed Nawaz (G), Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia (C), Alberto Noguera, Lenny Rodrigues, Seiminlen Doungel, Redeem Tlang, Igor Angulo.
Mumbai City FC XI (4-2-3-1)
Amrinder Singh (C)(G), Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Golui, Mandar Rao Dessai, Hernan Santana, Rowllin Borges,Cy Goddard, Hugo Boumous, Farukh Choudhary, Adam Le Fondre.
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 25, 2020
Total Matches Played: 14
FC Goa Won: 07
Mumbai City FC Won: 07
FC Goa lost: 04
Mumbai City FC: 07
Match Tied: 03
NO Results: 00
Total Goals: 47
FC Goa: 33
Mumbai City FC: 14
When and Where to watch FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC:
When does FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC kick off? Wednesday, 25th November, 7.30pm IST
Where is FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC being played? Fatorda Stadium, Goa
What TV channel is FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC?
FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC and other round 1 fixtures of ISL 2020-21 will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi and their respective HD TV channels in India.
Online live streaming of FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC will be available on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV.
FC Goa Team News:
Mohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Dylan D’Silva, Shubham Dhas, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Aibanbha Dohling, Leander D’Cunha, Mohamed Ali, Sanson Pereira, Sarineo Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia, Flan Gomes, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alberto Noguera, Lenny Rodrigues, Redeem Tlang, Seiminlen Doungel, Nestor Dias, Phrangki Buam, Princeton Rebello, Alexander Jesuraj, Makan Chothe, Igor Angulo, Ishan Pandita, Aaren D’Silva, Devendra Murgaonkar
Mumbai City FC News:
Mumbai City FC
Amrinder Singh, Vikram Singh, Nishit Shetty, Phurba Lachenpa, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Desai, Mehtab Singh, Tondonba Singh, Valpuia, Sarthak Golui, Mohamad Rakip, Amey Ranawade, Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Asif Khan, Bidyananda Singh, Hernan Santana, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Sourav Das, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Farukh Chouhdary, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Pranjal Bhumij, Bipin Singh, Vikram Pratap Singh
PDEDICTED PLAYING 11 FC Goa Vs Mumbai City FC
Mohammad Nawaz, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Mohamed Ali, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Jorge Ortiz, Igor Angulo
Mumbai City FC
Amrinder Singh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Tondomba Singh, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Golui, Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Adam Le Fondre, Bartholomew Ogbeche
FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC Prediction
On paper, these are two evenly-matched teams, with some outstanding ability in their squads. We are sitting on the fence and predicting a draw in this game
CAPTAIN: Bartholomew Ogbeche
VICE-CAPTAIN: H Boumous
GOALKEEPERS: A Singh
DEFENDERS: Mandar Rao Dessai, S Golui, S Fernándes, M Fall
MIDFIELDERS: H Boumous, R Borges, Jorge Ortiz, Edu Bedia
FORWARDS: Igor Ángulo, Bartholomew Ogbeche
Prediction: FC Goa 2-1 Mumbai City FC