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ISL 2017-18, Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa, highlights: MUM 2-1 GOA

Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa 2-1 in a thrilling game at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai thanks to goals from Everton dos Santos and Thiago dos Santos. Catch highlights of Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa here

indian super league 2017 Updated: Nov 26, 2017 08:44 IST
Shayne Dias
Shayne Dias
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
ISL,Indian Super League,Mumbai City FC
Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa 2-1 in a thrilling game at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Catch highlights of Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa here. (HT Photo)

Mumbai City FC registered their first victory of the Indian Super League 2017-18 when they beat FC Goa 2-1 in their second league fixture of the season at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai. Mumbai took the lead when Everton dos Santos took advantage of some sloppy play by FC Goa goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani in the second half. However, Manuel Arana equalised for the visitors and the spoils were going to be shared but for Thiago dos Santos’ late winner just minutes later. Catch highlights of Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa here. (SCHEDULE | RESULTS | POINTS TABLE)

10:00 PM IST: That’s it from our side, thank you so much for joining us! Do join us for more ISL coverage tomorrow.

9:54 PM IST: Full-time: Mumbai City FC 2-1 FC Goa. What a second half that was. Mumbai scored first but Goa’s late equaliser had their fans believing they could come away with a point at least. But Thiago Santos had other ideas!

9:51 PM IST: The game is in injury time now. It started out slow but the end of the game saw three goals scored after some frenetic action.

9:48 PM IST: GOAL! Mumbai have the lead again as Thiago scores from a tight angle after a wonderful run into the penalty box. Surely that’s the winner...?

9:45 PM IST: That late goal has injected some life into the game. Mumbai were merely coasting and as mentioned here earlier, a one-goal lead is never enough.

9:42 PM IST: GOAL! Manuel Rodriguez Arana is the man who gets the equaliser for Goa after coolly finishing off a one-on-one chance.

9:39 PM IST: Emana is causing Goa plenty of problems but again... there is no finishing touch being applied.

9:36 PM IST: The action has been end to end but the lack of quality finishing means only a solitary goal divides the two sides at this point.

9:33 PM IST: Goa are pushing forward here in search of an equaliser.

9:30 PM IST: 20 minutes left to play. Can Mumbai hang on to this slender lead? Time will tell.

9:27 PM IST: Mumbai have the lead, but a second goal will do wonders for them because the game is very much open at this point.

9:24 PM IST: GOAL TURNED DOWN FOR OFFSIDE! Goa thought they equalised after Corominas finished off a beautiful passing move but the assistant referee correctly flags for offside.

9:21 PM IST: Goa need to respond to this sucker-punch, and fast.

9:17 PM IST: GOAL! Everton capitalises on some rather sloppy goalkeeping and blocks Kattimani’s attempted clearance to send the ball bobbling into the back of the net. It’s sloppy, but we finally have a goal here!

9:14 PM IST: Both sides are creating chances but neither is able to apply that finishing touch at this point.

9:11 PM IST: Manuel Rodriguez goes for a spectacular first-touch volley but his touch is so poor the ball rolls harmlessly into Amrinder’s hands.

9:08 PM IST: Some seriously sloppy play from Goa almost sees them concede.

9:03 PM IST: Second half underway. Not complaining here, but a goal sure would be nice.

8:48 PM IST: Half-time: Mumbai 0-0 Goa. Both sides have created chances but in what’s becoming a familiar trend, neither team is able to capitalise. One can only hope the second half sees a few goals being scored.

8:47 PM IST: Amrinder makes a wonderful save from a close range Corrominas shot to ensure the game remains goalless.

8:45 PM IST: Three minutes have been added on in the first half.

8:42 PM IST: Mumbai shot-stopper Laxmikant Kattimani goes down after a collision with Gerson Viera. Doctor’s are out to give them both some treatment.

8:38 PM IST: The first half is drawing to a close and the game remains goalless.

8:35 PM IST: The game is becoming more and more physical now and Marcio Rozario picks up a booking for a body check.

8:32 PM IST: Balwant comes close to giving the home side the lead! He’s through on goal but runs a little wide with the ball and his near-post effort only finds the side netting.

8:31 PM IST: Goa now causing havoc around Mumbai’s penalty area, and Mumbai defenders are throwing their bodies on the line to block shots.

8:28 PM IST: Mumbai’s Sehraj picks up the game’s first booking with a bad challenge on Lanzarote.

8:26 PM IST: Goa, for all their possession, haven’t threatened much in front of goal. That’s due to Mumbai playing a three-man defence; Goa have got no space to operate in the central areas and that is why they are struggling.

8:23 PM IST: And so nearly a spectacular own-goal by Seriton Fernandes! His sliding tackle interception beats the ‘keeper but luckily for Goa, rebounds off the post.

8:21 PM IST: Mumbai are now finding space in Goa’s half, with Emana in particular causing the away team a lot of problems.

8:18 PM IST: There’s a significant contingent of Goa fans present at the stadium today.

8:14 PM IST: Goa are finding their passing rhythm now and are keeping the ball with relative ease. Their one-twos and off-the-ball movements are also quite good.

8:11 PM IST: It’s been an evenly-matched contest thus far, with both teams showing glimpses of quality going forward.

8:08 PM IST: Mumbai are beginning to show flashes of attacking intent here. Already they look a much-improved side considering how poor they were vs Bengaluru FC.

8:05 PM IST: It will be interesting to see how well Mumbai operate in a formation that has a three-man defence. The way the team is lined up should, in theory, make them be able to counter-attack quickly, which makes sense given just how possession-based Goa’s game is.

8:02 PM IST: Goa start the game with some good, crisp passing. They even forced Amrinder Singh off his line for a clearance due to a well-placed through ball.

8:00 PM IST: The referee blows his whistle and we are underway at Mumbai!

7:54 PM IST: The players have made their way out of the tunnel and on to the pitch now.

7:50 PM IST: The start of the game is all but upon us. Goa are undoubtedly favourites, but it would be unwise to count Mumbai out of the game before it even begins.

7:45 PM IST: With kick off only moments away, Mumbai City FC players go through their warm-up routines:

7:40 PM IST: Here’s a couple of stats Islanders fans will enjoy seeing - Mumbai kept five clean-sheets at home last term, which was more than any other team. On the other hand, Goa struggled away from home, managing to find the back of the net only five times in away fixtures.

7:35 PM IST: Kick-off is now minutes away and Mumbai fans are flocking to the stadium to support their boys:

7:30 PM IST: In stark contrast, Mumbai City FC were dominated by Bengaluru FC in their opening ISL game and lost 2-0. To say they need a good result today would be an understatement.

7:25 PM IST: Goa made a good start to life under new coach Segio Lobera, defeating Chennaiyin FC 3-2 to go top of the league. However, their defence still needs to be tightened a bit.

7:20 PM IST: For fans who are tired of ISL games ending in stalemates, here’s a potentially foreboding stat - of the six times these two sides have faced off previously, three games ended in draws. On the plus side, these are two very new squads so history might not be a major factor in deciding the result of this game.

7:15 PM IST: So Balwant Singh makes his first start for Mumbai City FC. Coach Guimaraes rates the Indian highly, but given how well the likes of Sunil Chhetri and Diego Forlan did for Mumbai last season, Balwant has big boots to fill.

7:10 PM IST: FC Goa starting XI - Laxmikant Kattimani: Narayan Das, Ahmed Jahouh, Chinglensana Singh, Ferran Corominas: Manuel Arana, Manuel Lanzarote, Mandar Rao Dessai, Seriton Fernandes: Edu Bedia, Mohamed Ali.

7:10 PM IST: Mumbai City FC starting XI - Amrinder Singh; Raju Eknath Gaikwad, Gerson Fraga Vieira, Lucian Goian, Marcio Nascimento Rozario; Sanju Pradhan, Everton Leandro Dos Santos Pinto, Sehnaj Singh, Abinash Ruidas, Achille Emana Edzimbi; Balwant Singh

7:00 PM IST: Mumbai are still a work-in-progress as a side, but they will need to put in a better performance today to stand any chance of getting a victory. Goa looked far more settled in their style of play in their last outing.

6:45 PM IST: Hello and welcome to live coverage of Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa in the ISL 2017-18.

Alexandre Guimaraes’ Mumbai side started their campaign on a poor note as they were beaten 2-0 by two-time I-League champions and ISL debutants Bengaluru FC.

Bengaluru FC were far and away the better side on the night as Mumbai City FC put in a forgetful performance that saw them waste chances whilst also conceding soft goals.

In contrast, FC Goa made the perfect start to life under new coach Sergio Lobero as they beat Chennaiyin FC 3-2 in what was a tightly contested game in Chennai.

Mumbai will be looking to play a more settled game than they did against Bengaluru. But Goa are not without issues of their own, and they will need to tighten up their defence if they are to go on and contend for the title this season.

First Published: Nov 25, 2017 16:55 IST