Mumbai City was handed an irreparable defeat at home by FC Goa in their first leg semi-final clash
Mumbai City lost their first leg of the 2018-19 Indian Super League semi-finals by an irreparable 5-1 margin to FC Goa at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday evening.
Despite going a goal behind on the 20th minute on Rafael Bastos strike the Gaurs showed marvelous strength to bounce back. It took eleven minute or Gaurs to bring in the parity and there was no looking back for the visitors.
Eight minutes later Mourtada Fall scored to give The Gaurs the 2-1 lead at the break.
Six minutes down to second session Ferran Corominas made a diving header to increase the lead for FC Goa. Seven minutes later Mourtada Fall scored his second of the match to make the score 4-1 tearing down Mumbai City´s any chance for coming back.
Brandon Fernandes in the 82nd minute was the final nail in the coffin to humiliate Mumbai City at home and making their return leg task a mountain to climb.
Full-time: Mumbai City 1-5 FC Goa
90: Three minutes added on.
84: Substitution for Goa, Ferran Corominas Telechea OFF Zaid Krouch IN
82: Goal!! Brandon Fernandes scores for FC Goa
81: Substitution for Goa, Jackichand Singh OFF Manvir Singh IN
75: Substitution for Goa, Ahmed Jahouh OFF Hugo Boumous IN
69: Substitution for Mumbai City, Rafael Bastos OFF Matías Mirabaje Correa IN
63: Yellow card Arnold Nkufo Issoko
58: Substitution for Mumbai City, Raynier Fernandes OFF Pranjal Bhumij IN
58: Goal!! Mourtada Serigne Fall scores for FC Goa
51: Goal!! Ferran Corominas Telechea scores for FC Goa
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: Mumbai City 1-2 FC Goa
45: Two minuted added on
39: Goal!! Mourtada Serigne Fall scores for FC Goa
31: Goal!! Jackichand Singh scores for FC Goa
25: Yellow card Joyner Lourenco
20: Goal!! Rafael Bastos scores for Mumbai City
18: Yellow card Rafael Bastos
1: First half kick-off
Goa subs: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Saviour Gama, Mohamed Ali, Chinglensana Singh, Zaid Krouch, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh.
FC Goa line-up: Naveen Kumar (GK), Mourtada Fall, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Brandon Fernandes, Mandar Rao Dessai (C), Ahmed Jahouh, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jackichand Singh, Ferran Corominas.
City subs: Ravi Kumar (GK), Sanjay Balmuchu, Matias Mirabaje, Mohammed Rafique, Sanju Pradhan, Alen Deory, Pranjal Bhumij.
Mumbai City line-up: Amrinder Singh (GK/C), Joyner Lourenco, Subhasish Bose, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Arnold Issoko, Lucian Goian, Sehnaj Singh, Rafael Bastos, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Modou Sougou.