Bengaluru FC takes on the second-placed Mumbai City in an attempt to get a win after losing two games straight, but then Islanders had other plans, their early blows made Bengaluru vulnerable.
Bengaluru created some early chances however they failed to capitalize on them, and got defeated for the third time in a row.
Bengaluru FC 1-3 Mumbai City FC: Team News
Carles Cuadrat Head coach of Bengaluru has kept the same formation of 4-2-3-1 keeping C Silva as an AMF. The team stays without the suspended E Paartalu, so Carles Cuadrat deployed K Opseth and D Brown together for the first time this season instead of substituting one for the other.
On the other hand, Sergio Lobera has also kept the same formation of 4-2-3-1, with the same playing eleven.
Bengaluru’s tried to catch the Islanders on counter-attacks but their lack of finishing made it difficult for them to score.
Bengaluru FC 1-3 Mumbai City FC: Match Analysis
The Blues were looking in a good rhythm at the very start of the match, but they conceded from another set-piece (for the third time this season) to undo their good work, and soon let another one in following some miserable defending.
After that, the blue looked quite clueless they very to concede only two goals at the end of the halftime.
The Islanders didn’t start too well and were hemmed in for the first few minutes, but they made up for it as they scored two goals within fifteen minutes of the first half.
Mumbai City came away with another three points from this match, which surely was the perfect way to prepare for the big match next week. But their only matter of concern will be the suspension of A Jahouh.
This was yet another disappointing defeat for Bengaluru FC, which means Bengaluru stay in 5th place, while Mumbai reclaim their spot at the top of the table and continue to reign as the league leaders.
Mourtada Fall: The 33-years-old center-back was on top of his game against the Blues, be it defending or scoring. Fall aced in both of his duties.
Sunil Chhetri: The skipper being skipper, only one to score for the Blues, had a decent game for Bengaluru.
Bipin Singh: Bipin became the Hero of the match not only because of hid goal but also because of his breathtaking skills and impressive gameplay.
Mumbai will face ATK Mohun Bagan upcoming Monday at Fatorda Stadium in Indian Super League. Bengaluru will clash against East Bengal SC this Saturday at Fatorda Stadium.
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