ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: MCFC Seal ACL Spot, Beat ATKMB

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: Mumbai City FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 to finish on top of the table in league stage and claim the ACL 2022 group stage spot.

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Mumbai City FC register a 2-0 win against ATK Mohun Bagan and topple them to make the top of the table finish. Mourtada Fall and Bartholomew Ogbeche's headers in the first half remained the difference as Mumbai City FC showed some perfect game management to contain ATK Mohun Bagan in the second half and grab the massive victory. With the win, Mumbai City FC are the ISL Shield winners (top of the table finish in the league stage) and get the group stage spot in the Asian Champions League next year.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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89' | ATK Mohun Bagan look like they are trying very hard but cannot find a way around Mumbai City FC. Sergio Lobera has set this up to perfection!

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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MUMBAI CITY FC SUBSTITUTIONS
 
72' | Vikram Pratap Singh comes on for Pranjal.

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82' | Frustration for ATK Mohun Bagan! They haven't been able to make too many inroads against Mumbai City FC today.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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68' | Mumbai City FC are currently in the game management phase. They aren't doing much themselves but they are also not letting ATK Mohun Bagan create anything.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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55' | ATK Mohun Bagan have upped the ante in the last few minutes but Mumbai City FC have contained them well. ATKMB are still struggling for clear-cut chances.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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ATK MOHUN BAGAN SUBSTITUTIONS
 
19' | Sandesh Jhingan is replaced by Prabir Das.
 
46' | Tiri and Lenny make way for Edu Garcia and Salam Singh, respectively.
 
82' | Javi replaces Marcelinho.

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2ND HALF KICKS OFF
 
The second half is kicked off by ATK Mohun Bagan with Mumbai City FC leading 2-0.

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Half-time Stats

It's been an even game so far overall but Mumbai City FC have been sharper, have shown more flair and have been more clinical.

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HALF TIME
 
Mumbai City FC have a huge 2-0 lead against ATK Mohun Bagan after 45 minutes. Mourtada Fall and Bartholomew Ogbeche's headers are the difference between the two teams. MCFC have to win this game in order to win the ISL Shield and the Asian Champions League spot and they came out all guns blazing. ATKMB have been unable to play their game at all as MCFC have contained them well.

A huge second half coming up!

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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45' | Nothing has gone right for ATK Mohun Bagan! They haven't been able to play their game as Mumbai City FC have done well to contain them.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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OGBECHE DOUBLES MCFC'S LEAD
 
39' | GOAL! Bartholomew Ogbeche heads in Mumbai City FC's second goal. The free kick has cost ATKMB! Hernan Santana takes the free kick and it hits the crossbar. Ogbeche is the fastest to react and heads home the rebound.

Mumbai City FC 2-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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34' | Such good work from Roy Krishna in the middle of the park with the ball but a complete miss-hit then puts the ball out.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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29' | Pranjal runs hard and gets to the end of a fabulous long ball to the right. He turns inside beating Manvir Singh and goes for goal. His shot is just off the mark.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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JHINGAN OUT INJURED
 
19' | Jhingan cannot continue and Prabir Das comes on for him. Formation change for ATK Mohun Bagan. Pritam takes the middle position in the back three. Manvir on the left flank and Prabir plays right back.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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15' | Sandesh Jhingan is down! He looks like he had twisted while trying to make a block and he is being treated by the physios.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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FALL PUTS MCFC 1-0 UP
 
7' | GOAL! Mourtada Fall heads in Mumbai City FC's opener. Another brilliant and pin-point free kick from Ahmed Jahouh towards the far post and Fall heads it in as Arindam is rooted to the spot.

Mumbai City FC 1-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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4' | Pressure from Roy Krishna and Mourtada Fall cannot really clear the ball and it richochets across the face of the goal. That is what Krishna does!

Mumbai City FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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1' | Early chance for Mumbai City FC! Wonderful cross whipped in from the left flank and Tiri has trouble dealing with it with Pranjal at his back.

Mumbai City FC 0-0 ATK Mohun Bagan

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KICK-OFF
 
We are underway at the GMC Stadium as Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan fight it off for the ISL Shield. Mumbai get us underway!

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The fourth spot in the playoffs was booked by FC Goa as they managed a 0-0 draw against Hyderabad FC. FC Goa have qualified for the semi-finals for the sixth time in their history.

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ATK Mohun Bagan's Carl McHugh Before the Match

"We're definitely going to win the game, like we've done all season. We've been in good form and are hoping for a win.

"The second half of the season with Krishna, Williams and Marcelinho, we've done well.

"They are a good team and we respect them like every time. They have various threats that we have to be aware of."

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Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan

The match will pit the best attack of the league against the best defence.  Mumbai City FC have scored 33 goals and boast the best conversion rate. ATK Mohun Bagan on the other hand, have been the meanest defense - conceding just 13 goals - alongside registering a league-high tally of 10 clean sheets.

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ISL SHIELD BATTLE SCENARIO
 
ATK Mohun Bagan are currently on top of the table, three points ahead of Mumbai City FC and a win or draw will give them the ISL Shield and the Asian Champions League spot. For Mumbai, they need a win to bag the league title. If they win, they will go level on points with ATKMB, which will give them the advantage based on the head to head between these two.
 
READ THE FULL EXPLANATION

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Battle of the Goalkeepers
 
Both Amrinder Singh (Mumbai City FC) and Arindam Bhattacharja (ATK Mohun Bagan) have been rocks at the back for their teams. Neck-and-neck in almost all parameters, Arindam has two more clean sheets than Amrinder.

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WHEN THEY LAST MET
 
Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan last met on January 11 at the Fatorda with the Islanders emerging victorious 1-0. Bartholomew Ogbeche's 69th minute goal proved to be the winner. MCFC were clearly the dominant and more clinical of the two sides in that game as they hit five of their seven shots on target while ATK Mohun Bagan got only one shot on target the whole game.

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ATK MOHUN BAGAN LINE-UP
 
ATK Mohun Bagan starting XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Carl McHugh, Pronay Halder, Lenny Rodrigues, Marcelinho, Manvir Singh, David Williams, Roy Krishna.
 
Substitutes: Avilash Paul (GK), Sumit Rathi, Salam Singh, Prabir Das, Edu Garcia, Jayesh Rane, Javier Hernandez, Regin Michael, Komal Thatal.

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MUMBAI CITY FC LINE-UP
 
Mumbai City FC starting XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Amey Ranawade, Mandar Rao Dessai, Mourtada Fall, Bipin Singh, Ahmed Jahouh, Hernan Santana, Raynier Fernandes, Pranjal Bhumij, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Adam Le Fondre.
 
Substitutes: Phurba Lachenpa (GK), Mohamad Rakip, Tondonba Singh, Mehtab Singh, Valpuia, Bidyananda Singh, Jackichand Singh, Cy Goddard, Vikram Pratap Singh.
 
Pranjal gets a surprise start as Goddard is on the bench today.

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Hello and welcome to News18 Sports' live blog of Match No.110 of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21, the last match of the league stage, between Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: MCFC Seal ACL Spot, Beat ATKMB

ISL 2020-21 Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan HIGHLIGHTS: Mumbai City FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 to finish on top of the points table in the league stage in the final league match, Match No.110, of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Sunday. Mourtada Fall and Bartholomew Ogbeche’s headers in the first half remained the difference as Mumbai City FC showed some perfect game management to contain ATK Mohun Bagan in the second half and grab the massive victory. With the win, Mumbai City FC are the ISL Shield winners (top of the table finish in the league stage) and get the group stage spot in the Asian Champions League next year.

Story of the Match: And they did it! MCFC beat ATKMB 2-0. Mumbai City FC are currently in the game management phase. They aren’t doing much themselves but they are also not letting ATK Mohun Bagan create anything. Bartholomew Ogbeche heads in the rebound as Hernan Santana’s free kick ricochets off the crossbar. Sandesh Jhingan, who picked up an injury around the 17th minute mark, is unable to continue and is replaced by Prabir Das, leading to a formation change for ATKMB. Mourtada Fall heads in Ahmed Jahouh’s free kick to put Mumbai City FC in the lead. Mumbai City FC get us underway at the Bambolim.

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Qualifying scenario: ATK Mohun Bagan are currently on top of the table, three points ahead of Mumbai City FC and a win or draw will give them the ISL Shield and the Asian Champions League spot. For Mumbai, they need a win to bag the league title. If they win, they will go level on points with ATKMB, which will give them the advantage based on the head to head between these two.

The first match of the day was a virtual quarter-final between FC Goa and Hyderabad FC and Goa advanced to the playoffs with a 0-0 draw.

Last Meeting: Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan last met on January 11 at the Fatorda with the Islanders emerging victorious 1-0. Bartholomew Ogbeche’s 69th minute goal proved to be the winner. MCFC were clearly the dominant and more clinical of the two sides in that game as they hit five of their seven shots on target while ATK Mohun Bagan got only one shot on target the whole game.

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