After a 6 goals thriller fixture Mumbai City FC shared points with FC Goa as the match ended 3-3 in the 87th match of Indian Super League 2021.
Mumbai City FC qualify for the semi-finals as per their table standing. They collected a total of 34 points in their 16 league fixtures this season so far.
Whereas FC Goa secured a place in the top four teams. With 23 points in their accounts, they stand at 3rd place on the standings table. While the title contender ATK Mohun Bagan are 7 points ahead of them at 2nd position.
Mumbai City FC 3-3 FC Goa Team News:
Mumbai City head coach Sergio Lobera made two changes in their lineups and went with the same 4-2-3-1 formation.
While FC Goa made 4 changes in their lineups. the formation remained unchanged. However, head coach Juan Ferrando field his playing XI in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Mumbai City FC 3-3 FC Goa Match Analysis:
Both the team created early chances to take the opening lead in the game. In the 20th minutes, Edu Bedia missed passing the ball to his mate outside the Islanders box. Adam Le Fondre gets on the deflected ball and immediately send it to Boumous. The Elite French midfielder had a clear run as all the opponent defenders went to their half. He managed to beat Dhiraj and slotted his second goal of the season.
The Islander doubled their lead in the 26th minute from a set-piece. As Bipin sends in a corner from the right. Hernan Santana heads the ball but Opponet’s goalkeeper showed quick reflexes to save it. However, Adam Le Fondre heads the deflected ball to send it to the back of the net.
Glan Martins reduced the lead of Islanders to 2-1 before half time. He took a powerful strike from outside the box which passed Amrinder Singh. Igor Angulo equalized the score in the second half (51 minutes). Alberto Noguera maneuvered the ball from the left-wing, Angulo timed his run to stay onside and heads the ball in the box. The intensity of the game changed after the equalizer. Both teams received enough chances to take the lead in-game but could not capitalize.
The Islander took a late lead in 90th minute when Rowllin Borges guided Ahmed Jahouh’s free-kick from the left. But in the dying minutes, Gaurs managed to equalize the score from a setpiece. Ishan Pandita headed in Edu Bedia’s cross.
Mumbai City confirmed their place as they were the first team to qualify for the semi-finals. Whereas FC Goa ranked up in 3rd place after picking up a single point from the fixture.
Adam le Fondre: Adam stands third in the top goalscorer ranking with 9 goals in his name. His goal contribution for his team helped them qualify for the League stage. He completed his 250 career goals.
Igor Angulo: Angulo netted 11 of their 24 goals scored this season.
Edu Bedia: He bags the DHL Winning Pass of the Match Award. He has created 1116 passes this season which is the most by any player.
Mumbai City will lock horns against Bengaluru FC on 15 February. FC Goa will face Chennaiyin FC on 13 February.
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