Goa set final date with Bengaluru despite loss against Mumbai
FC Goa booked their place in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19 final despite a 0-1 loss in the second leg of their semi-final encounter against Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa on Tuesday. The Gaurs´ 5-1 victory in the first leg in Mumbai ensured their progression to the grand finale on March 17 with a 5-2 aggregate scoreline.
Goa will face off against Bengaluru FC for the title on Sunday at the Mumbai Football Arena.
Rafael Bastos drew first blood to give Mumbai the lead on the 6th minute.
FC Goa´s Ferran Corominas hit the crossbar on the 56th minute.
Both sides created a host of opportunities in the second 45 minutes but failed to score.
Club Award – Mumbai City FC
Swift Limitless Player of the Match – Rafael Bastos
DHL Winning Pass of the Match – Arnold Issoko
ISL Emerging Player of the Match – Brandon Fernandes
Hero of the Match – Mourtada Fall
Full-time: FC Goa 0-1 Mumbai City
90: Five minutes added on
80: Yellow card Lucian Goian
80: Yellow card Hugo Boumous
79: Substitution for FC Goa, Ferrán Corominas Telechea OFF Zaid Krouch IN
76: Substitution for Mumbai City, Rafael Bastos Claudio OFF Matías Mirabaje Correa IN
70: Substitution for Mumbai City, Raynier Fernandes OFF Mohammed Rafique IN
65: Substitution for FC Goa, Brandon Fernandes OFF Manvir Singh IN
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: FC Goa 0-1 Mumbai City
45: Two minuted added on
39: Substitution for FC Goa, Ahmed Jahouh OFF Eduardo Bedia Pelaez IN
33: Yellow card Ahmed Jahouh
6: Goal!! Rafael Bastos scores for Mumbai City
1: First half kick-off
City subs: Ravi Kumar (GK), Matias Mirabaje, Mohammed Rafique, Sanju Pradhan, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Alen Deory, Pranjal Bhumij.
Mumbai City line-up: Amrinder Singh (GK); Souvik Chakraborti, Lucian Goian, Anwar Ali, Joyner Lourenco; Raynier Fernandes, Milan Singh, Paulo Machado (C); Arnold Issoko, Modou Sougou, Rafael Bastos.
Goa subs: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Mohamed Ali, Saviour Gama, Zaid Krouch, Edu Bedia, Manvir Singh.
FC Goa line-up: Naveen Kumar (GK); Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Pena, Mandar Rao Dessai (C); Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh; Jackichand Singh, Hugo Boumous, Brandon Fernandes; Ferran Corominas.