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.