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ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC Latest Updates: Late Le Fondre Penalty Helps Mumbai Beat Goa 1-0

News18 Sports | November 25, 2020, 21:26 IST
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ISL 2020-21 Highlights, FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC: Mumbai City FC have opened their account in the Indian Super League season 7 following a hard-fought 1-0 win over a 10-man FC Goa. The goal came in the added time of the second half after the Islanders were awarded a penalty due to a handball. Adam Le Fondre stepped up and made no mistake. FC Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz dived in the right direction but there was too much power on Le Fondre's shot as the ball found the back of the net. There should have been more goals but both teams remained toothless in front of the goal for the most part of the match.

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Nov 25, 2020 21:26 (IST)

Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa 1-0 courtesy a last gasp Adam le Fondre penalty

Nov 25, 2020 21:26 (IST)

90+5' Mumbai City scores

Adam Le Fondre converts the penalty. 

Nov 25, 2020 21:23 (IST)

90+3' Penalty for Mumbai

Following a wonderful run, Mohammad Rakip puts in a cross into the box, Bipin Singh heads the ball across, but Lenny Rodrigues' left hand got in the way.

Nov 25, 2020 21:20 (IST)

89' Nawaz denies Le Fondre

Mohammad Nawaz makes also top notch! Le Fondre has the ball in the right channel, he shuffles across and looks to finesse this one towards the goal but the ball is well kept out by Nawaz.

Nov 25, 2020 21:17 (IST)

79' Mumbai misses another opportunity
Another chance goes begging for Mumbai. Mohamad Rakip sends low cross towards Hernan Santana Trujillo who takes a touch and shoots but it goes skywards.

Nov 25, 2020 21:04 (IST)

74' Mandar fails to score

Mandar Rao Dessai misses a sitter from inside the 6-yards box!

Nov 25, 2020 21:01 (IST)

65' Yellow for Ranawade

Amey Ranawade is in the referee's book for tackle on Alberto Noguera. The subsequent free-kick from a good position was hit over the bar by Jorge Mendoza.

Nov 25, 2020 20:49 (IST)

60' Nawaz makes a good save

It's taken 150 minutes for Mumbai to hit a shot on target when playmaker Hugo Boumous unleashed a shot but FC Goa gaolkeeper made a decent save.

Nov 25, 2020 20:48 (IST)

56' Amrinder with brilliant save

Another fantastic save from Amrinder Singh from the close counters and the Mumbai skipper has denied the Gaurs a very good chance to take the lead.

Nov 25, 2020 20:45 (IST)

55' Amrinder parries away a powerful Edu Bedia shot

FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia lets one fly from distance and tests his Mumbai counterpart and keeper Amrinder Singh to his limits.

Nov 25, 2020 20:38 (IST)

47' FC Goa with a chance

Igor almost finds Seiminlen Doungel player with his through ball accross the goal 

Nov 25, 2020 20:36 (IST)

46' Match resumes at the Fatorda stadium

Second half resumes at the Fatorda Stadium, the scores are level but FC Goa are down to 10 men after Redeem Tlang was shown a straight red for a hight boot on Mumbai City FC's Hernan Santana. 

Nov 25, 2020 20:34 (IST)

Goalless at the break

Nov 25, 2020 20:20 (IST)

Goalless at the break

The scores are level at the break but FC Goa are down to 10 men after Redeem Tlang was shown a straight red for a hight boot on Mumbai City FC's Hernan Santana. Prior to that, FC Goa were the better team of the two, having created the better chances. As expected, both teams are playing passing football with occasional long balls. However, both teams are missing that killer pass in the final third.

Nov 25, 2020 20:19 (IST)

45' Three minutes added

Nov 25, 2020 20:11 (IST)

40'  Straight red for Redeem Tlang 

Redeem is sent off for FC Goa for a rash tackle on Hernan Santana. The tackle from Tlang was right between the calf and knee.

Nov 25, 2020 20:06 (IST)

35' Chance for FC Goa

Edu Bedia takes another set-piece for FCG. A decent ball was floated in but no one could reach that, MCF goalkeeper Amrinder Singh lets it go out to win a goalkick.

Nov 25, 2020 20:05 (IST)

34' Mandar is booked

Mandar Rao Dessai makes his way into the referee's book following a tackle on Seriton

Nov 25, 2020 20:02 (IST)

30' Seriton shown a yellow

Seriton was booked for a rash challenge on Hugo Boumous

Nov 25, 2020 20:02 (IST)

24' Sarthak's fouls results in a freekick

FC Goa captain took the responsibility of the freekick. He takes a shot but this is straight into the safe hands of Amrinder Singh.

Nov 25, 2020 19:55 (IST)

24' Mumbai City FC's Sarthak shown a yellow

A rash tackle and the referee dishes out a yellow card to Sarthak Golui.

Nov 25, 2020 19:44 (IST)

13' Farukh wins Mumbai City FC a corner

A good run from Farukh Choudhary who does well to dribble past a couple of defenders and shoots but his shot is blocked by another defender. Win a corner, the corner did not turn out to be dangerous at all. 

Nov 25, 2020 19:40 (IST)

8' Angulo Should have scored

8' Mumbai City FC are focusing down their left plank to attack. So far, it has been an end to end match where we saw some good one-touch passing and good trackbacks. FC Goa has had the better chance in the match so far, however, their star forward Igor Angulo takes a heavy touch which sees the ball go away from him and allows MCFC defender to close the gap. Igor still shoots but his effort is blocked off by Sarthak Golui and the ball goes out for a corner. the corner was successfully defended by MCFC

Nov 25, 2020 19:32 (IST)

Kick-off at the Fatorda Stadium

Match number 6 of the Indian Super League season 7 is underway. FC Goa take on Mumbai City FC at the Fatorda Stadium. The Gaurs has had a good record against the Islanders in the ISL but at that time the team from Goa was under the tutelage of Sergio Lobera. This time around, Lobera has taken over the reins of the Mumbai City FC, it'll be interesting to see who has the upper hand now. One thing is for sure. There will be a lot of passes! Let's Football!

Nov 25, 2020 19:27 (IST)

The players and officials are out

Nov 25, 2020 19:11 (IST)

Mumbai City FC lost their opening fixture of the season 1-0 to NorthEast United FC. They had a slow approach in the game, however, despite losing their maiden ISL fixture, the reduced 10-man Mumbai City FC had more than 60 percent possession and kept passing the ball around without showing any intent of attack.

Nov 25, 2020 19:07 (IST)

Juan Ferrando’s men will head into the fixture after a spectacular comeback with an interesting 2-2 draw against Bengaluru FC in the previous outing at the same venue. 

Nov 25, 2020 19:05 (IST)

This is Mumbai City FC starting XI, and looks like they are going with a 4-2-3-1 formation tonight against FC Goa

Nov 25, 2020 19:02 (IST)

FC Goa will come out to the field with these 11 players. Saviour Gama is back in the starting XI

Nov 25, 2020 18:57 (IST)

FC Goa Squad

Goalkeepers: Mohammad Nawaz, Shubham Das, Dylan D'Silva, Naveen Kumar

Defenders: Sanson Pereira, Seriton Fernandes, Leander D'Cunha, Ivan Gonzalez, Mohamed Ali, James Donachie, Sarineo Fernandes, Aibanbha Dohling, Saviour Gama

Midfielders: Lenny Rodriguez, Nestor Dias, Edu Bedia, Princeton Rebello, Alberto Noguera, Brandon Fernandes, Phrangki Buam, Redeem Tlang, Jorge Ortiz, Makan Winkle Chothe, Alexander Romario Jesuraj, Seiminlen Doungel, Flan Gomes

Forwards: Igor Angulo, Aaren D'Silva, Ishan Pandita, Devendra Murgaonkar

Coach: Juan Ferrando

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC Latest Updates: Late Le Fondre Penalty Helps Mumbai Beat Goa 1-0
FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC

Sergio Lobera has long been known for getting his players to spray passes all around the pitch. During his stint as Goa coach, he averaged 535 passes per match.

He has not been with this Mumbai team for long, but he has already started getting them to stick to his philosophy. Despite falling to a 0-1 defeat to NorthEast United, 10-men Mumbai had more than 60 per cent possession and completed 451 passes to their opponents' 217. No team has passed more in the league so far.

One team has come close though — Juan Ferrando's FC Goa. In the 2-2 draw against Bengaluru, they managed to complete 448 passes, more than twice what their opponents managed.

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Lobera, despite the loss, is happy with how the team is playing and believes that it is only a matter of time before the goals start coming. "We are the team with the most passes till now," he said. "You cannot just consider the shots on target stat. The chances of Farukh (Choudhary) and Sarthak (Golui) were close. We did some things very well. We played with 10 players and still dominated the game. But still, we need to improve."

The Mumbai coach will be without Ahmed Jahouh, arguably his most influential player, on his return to his former stomping ground, but believes his team can compensate for that. “As a coach, I have good players and I am not scared of missing some of them,” Lobera said.

For Ferrando, who turned the game around against Bengaluru with two brilliant second-half substitutions, worrying about what the opponent can do is a waste of time. “My focus is on my team and I am not thinking about the opposition," he said. "The most important thing is to be positive, competitive, and win three points. Against Mumbai or any other team, our mentality will be the same — win three points.”