ISL 2023-24: Mumbai City beats FC Goa to set up Indian Super League final against Mohun Bagan SG

Mumbai City FC will travel to Kolkata, looking to avenge its Shield defeat against Mohun Bagan Super Giant, in the final on May 4 at the Salt Lake stadium.

Published : Apr 29, 2024 21:27 IST , Mumbai - 2 MINS READ

Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa 2-0 (5-2 on aggregate) in the second leg of the Indian Super League (ISL) 10 semifinal at the Mumbai Football Arena on Monday.

MCFC, which was already ahead by a goal on aggregate, sealed the tie after forwards Jorge Pereyra Diaz and Lallianzuala Chhangte found the net in the 69th minute and 83rd minute, respectively.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa, ISL semifinal second leg highlights

FCG started the game aggressively, pushing its players high up while MCFC seemed happy to sit back deep and operate solely on counter-attacks.

Although FCG dominated the first half, it was MCFC that came close to scoring but was stopped by the goalpost twice, once off Tiri – in the 22nd minute – and the second time off Chhangte in the 34th minute.

FCG kept pushing along the wings, through Noah Sadaoui and Udanta Singh, but it failed to penetrate the box and create good chances on goal.

Despite having 56 percent of the ball possession, FCG could only fire one attempt on target, which was a header by Noah off of a cross from Brandon Fernandes in the 54th minute. 

And in the 69th minute, Mumbai drew first blood. Yoell Van Nieff’s corner kick was met by Rahul Bheke’s header, and although it was stopped by the keeper, Diaz tapped it in on the rebound.

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Fourteen minutes later, FCG lost possession in the midfield as MCFC’s Vikram Partap Singh launched a counter on the left flank, setting up Chhangte, who dribbled past the keeper and struck into an empty net

“Once Mumbai scored the first goal we were completely down. We tried till the end but nothing happened,” said FCG coach Manolo Marquez reflecting on the game. 

MCFC will travel to Kolkata, looking to avenge its Shield defeat against Mohun Bagan Super Giant, in the final on May 4 at the Salt Lake stadium.

“It feels good. I am happy for the team and the club that we got so far and it is all positive thoughts and positive spirits,” MCFC coach Petr Kratky said after the win. 

Match result
Mumbai City FC 2 (J. Pereyra Diaz 69, Chhangte 83) beats FC Goa 0 (5-2 aggregate)
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