ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs Hyderabad FC: Mumbai and Hyderabad Play Out Goalless Draw

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs Hyderabad FC Latest Updates: Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC played out a goalless draw in the Indian Super League. Full Time - MCFC 0-0 HFC

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22:10 (IST)

Hyderabad FC head coach Manolo Marquez - More or less, we played according to plan. They were better than us in the first leg. Maybe they had better possession tonight, but we played really well. I think that it's very easy to train my players. They do everything I ask them and believe in my work. Today, we were compact in defence and Mumbai hardly found any empty space. So, I'm very proud of my players. We had the problem with Fran Sandaza, our other No. 9. Practically, Aridane Santana is forced to play every minute. I knew if he had to be fully fit for the next game, I had to take him out in the 70th minute. We spend a lot of time together in the hotel and on the field. I have a fantastic bunch of players and it's not about an individual. For us, it's always a team effort.

21:56 (IST)

Mumbai City FC coach Sergio Lobera -  Obviously, I'm not happy because we always want to win three points. The draw is a fair result though, because we didn't play well and Hyderabad FC was clever. I didn't want to lose an important player for ten days. Hugo Boumous was rested for that reason. He wasn't 100% and I have other players who can do the job well. That's the advantage of having an amazing squad and everyone is ready to step up. My strategy for every game is different. I need to choose the best playing XI based on the opponent. And that's why I've been alternating between Adam le Fondre and Bartholomew Ogbeche. Hopefully, we continue this unbeaten run (10 games now) and go into the ISL season seven playoffs as the top-ranked team.

21:26 (IST)

Full time!

It ends as it started! Mumbai and Hyderabad play out a goalless draw...

21:15 (IST)

85' - Yellow cards!

Adam Le Fondre goes into the referee's book.

Minutes earlier, Vikram Partap Singh is shown a yellow card for his late challenge on Akash Mishra from behind

21:12 (IST)

80' - Changes for MCFC and HFC

Mumbai City FC's Vikram Partap Singh is on for Raynier Fernandes and Hyderabad FC bring off Joel Chianese in for Sahil Tavora.

21:10 (IST)

78' - Another change for HFC

Mohammed Yasir is off and Halicharan Narzary in on in his place. 

21:06 (IST)

75' - Hyderabad make 1st change

Aridane Santana is brought off and in his place come on Roland Alberg.

21:01 (IST)

70' - Le Fondre and Ogbeche combine

Adam Le Fondre tres to find Bartholomew Ogbeche but the Hyderabad defence is there alert to deal with the danger. 

Meanwhile, Hernan Santana goes int to the referee's book. 

20:57 (IST)

65' - Another substitution for MCFC!

Cy Goddard makes way for last match's Hero, Bartholomew Ogbeche. 

20:50 (IST)

59' - 1st Substitution

Mumbai City FC make the first change of the night as Bipin Singh is replaced by Vignesh Dakshinamurthy.

20:48 (IST)

Mumbai vs Hyderabad - Possession

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20:46 (IST)

53' - Akash is there again

Adam Le Fondre plays a little one-two with Raynier Fernandes and then again tries to slip in Fernandes but Akash Mishra is there as he puts in a slide to put the ball out for a corner.

20:39 (IST)

49'- Just wide!

Mistake from Amrinder Singh as he gives away the ball to Liston Colaco after he recieved a back pass from Mourtada Fall. But the Hyderabad forward draws his shot wide and Mumbai sigh relief.

20:34 (IST)

2nd Half!

Who will score the first goal of the game?

Mumbai or Hyderabad?

We kick-off for the second 45...

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20:19 (IST)

Half Time!

It is goalless at the break between Mumbai and Hyderabad!

Both the teams have been attacking and either defence has managed to keep their opponents at bay so far in the game.

20:16 (IST)

39' - Akash chests it to safety!

It was good defending at the other too! 

Bipin Singh tries to find Adam Le Fondre at the back post but Akash Mishra is there to safely navigate the ball into the hands of Laxmikant Kattimani

20:12 (IST)

38' - Good defending! 

Aridane Santana is played down the left flank by Akash Mishra and tries to find Joel Chianese. Mourtada Fall is there and he puts in a slide to get the ball into touch.

20:09 (IST)

35' - Chinglensana shown a yellow!

First booking of the game as Chinglensana Singh is shown a yellow card by the referee.  

20:06 (IST)

WHAT A SAVE

33' - What a save from Amrinder Singh!

Joel Chianese was one-on-one... but the Mumbai keeper made a superb save! The ricochet goes to Liston Colaco but Mourtada Fall is there to block him. 

20:03 (IST)

30' - Water break!

Cy Godard has been a constant threat down the right flank for Mumbai!

19:58 (IST)

Foul!

22' - Not good from Mourtada Fall!

The Mumbai defender tackles Mohammed Yasir who was slipped in behind the line by Aridane Santana. The referee gives a foul but keeps his cards in his pocket. 

19:53 (IST)

Saved!

16' - Saved by Amrinder!

What a chance for Hyderabad to get ahead as Aridane Santana and Liston Colaco combine well. The foreign striker got the ball at his feet on the right of the penalty box and tires to find Colaco. The bright Indian forward takes a shot but it is saved by Amrinder Singh. 

19:50 (IST)

Oh! Close!

12' - Blocked

What a chance but Bipin Singh's shot for a corner is blocked out for a corner by Asish Rai. The chance opened up when Raynier Fernandes was released on the right flank and he, in turn, whipped in a delicious ball in the box. 

19:46 (IST)

9'- Kattimani is there!  

Another good play from Cy Goddard as he tries to slip in Adam Le Fondre, who darts into the penalty box. The pass from the Japanese is a bit too strong and Fondre is not able to get there and Laxmikant Kattimani picks it up. 

19:39 (IST)

Freekick inside the penalty box

7' - Cy Goddard tries to find Raynier Fernandes, who dashed into the penalty box but Mohammed Yasir is there to block it off. The ball jumps up and Raynier Fernandes is hit on the head with the attempted clearance from Yaisr. The referee an indirect free kick inside the box, instead of a penalty!

Mumbai does not get anything comes off it. 

19:34 (IST)

2-' - First attack!

Hyderabad FC on the attack in the initial moments of the match. Mumbai City FC are defending confidently.

19:31 (IST)

KICK-OFF

Here we go!

Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC start us off at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim!

19:18 (IST)

Hyderabad FC Manolo Marquez - "Mumbai is the strongest team in the league. Even if they change their lineup, they are still strong. There have a lot of very good players and a very, very good coach. I continue to say that they’ll top the league in the regular season,”

19:17 (IST)

Mumbai City FC coach Sergio Lobera - "I am very happy and I am very proud of my Indian players. It’s not easy to, as I told you before, working in a short pre-season trying to implement a newer style of play in a new club with 24 new players. I think it’s very important, the level of Indian players if you want to achieve something important. The level of my Indian players is amazing, they are improving day-by-day. Most important is their attitude to want to learn every day. If we want to win trophies, we need the level of Indian players to be high during all the season,"   

19:08 (IST)

Defence vs Attack?

The Islanders have the meanest defense along with ATK Mohun Bagan and can open up an 8-point lead at the top of the ISL table if they win this game.

The Nizams have scored 4 goals in each of their last two games, while 6 of these 8 goals came in the second half, which is 80% of their goals in the second half!

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs Hyderabad FC: Mumbai and Hyderabad Play Out Goalless Draw

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Mumbai City FC vs Hyderabad FC Latest Updates: Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC played out a goalless draw at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim in the Indian Super League. Hyderabad put up a solid performance in defence to restrict Mumbai from establishing their superiority and ended up threatening their table topping opposition a number of times as well.

Hyderabad pinned their opponents with their high pressing approach. They were lucky to not concede an early penalty when Raynier Fernandes was fouled after an attempted clearance from Mohammed Yasir. The referee awarded an indirect free-kick inside the box, which Mumbai failed to capitalise on.

It was an end-to-end battle in the first half, as both the keepers were called into action.

First, Laxmikant Kattimani produced a fine save to deny Adam le Fondre. Then, at the other end, Amrinder Singh kept his side alive in the game.

Aridane Santana, Joel Chianese and Liston Colaco combined together to initiate the move before Colaco tried his luck from the byline, but his near post effort was well saved by Amrinder.

The Mumbai defense has been exceptional this season and Amrinder was at his best once again to deny Chianese.

This was undeniably the best opportunity for Hyderabad to take the lead. Winning the ball in the midfield, Yasir delivered a lobbed through-ball for Chianese to send him one-on-one with the keeper. But the Australian's shot was blocked by Amrinder.

It was more of a nervous start for Mumbai in the second half. They gave the ball away easily and nearly conceded a goal, when Amrinder, in a bid to clear a back pass, played it straight to Colaco. However, the Hyderabad striker shot wide.

Colaco continued to trouble Mumbai with his pace and shooting range, but it wasn't enough to get the goal they were looking for. Meanwhile, for Mumbai, they were not at their best in the second session. Lobera's men were sloppy going forward and wasted too many chances in the final third.

Mumbai had two late opportunities to get the winner. Ahmed Jahouh lobbed the ball in the box for Bartholomew Ogbeche, whose first-time shot landed on the roof. Later, the Moroccan's stoppage-time free-kick couldn't get the desired connection from his teammate, as it was easily collected by Kattimani.

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