Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of this evening's ATK Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bring you pre-match buildup and live updates from the match .
That's all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will meet you again when Jamshedpur FC clashes against Hyderabad FC tomorrow. Goodnight and take care.
Post match comments!!
Mumbai City FC head coach Des Buckingham: "It was important that we kept our cool (after loss against Hyderabad FC). We didn't take our chances in the key moments last match but tonight we did take our chances."
David Williams (ATK Mohun Bagan): "It is disappointing. There is a lot of things to work on. It is all about character building. We know we are a good team. It was just a hiccup, it is part of the learning curve We have to be positive and have a long way to go this season."
Vikram Partap Singh (Hero of the Match): "I always believed that when I will start my first match I'll score and today I scored. Every player gave their 100%. Because of them I scored and won the game. We knew that we didn't perform up to the mark against Hyderabad FC. Today we played better. We are now only focusing on our performance."
FULL-TIME (ATK MOHUN BAGAN 1-5 MUMBAI CITY FC)!!!
90+5' SHOT- Ygor with a great shot from distance, which forces a great save from Amrinder.
90+2' Mumbai City FC's Vikram Partap Singh adjudged Man of the Match for his stellar performance in his first start in the ISL. He scored two goals in the first half.
FOUR ADDITIONAL MINUTES!!
89' ATKMB SUBS- Ashutosh Mehta and Ravi Rana replace Carl McHugh and Manvir Singh.
87' MCFC SUBS- Rowllin Borges, Mehtab Singh and Bradden Inman comes on for Jahouh, Fall and Cassio.
86' BOOKING- MCFC's Gurkirat Singh shown yellow for his challenge on Kauko.
85' The tempo of the match has taken a considerable dip. ATKMB players are not pressing and MCFC casually knocking the ball around the park.
82' CHANCE- Catatau played a great through all as he went on a well-timed run. He tried to slot it in Amrinder's far-post but the keeper did well to save the effort.
80' MCFC SUB- Gurkirat Singh comes on for Bipin. What a game he has had.
78' SHOT- Cassinho goes for goal with a long-distance shot from the freekick. The effort does not threaten ATKMB's goal and goes out of play.
77' Kotal brings down Ygor and Mumbai have a freekick.
76' Match resumes!!
Match halts for a drinks break!!
74' BOOKING- MCFC's Mandar Rao sees yellow for his mistimed challenge on a darting Manvir down the left flank.
72' Vikram showing pristine control to wriggle away from three ATKMB defenders. He manages to slip a pass for Bipin on the left, who squares the ball to the centre but sees his cross intercepted.
70' A reckless backpass by Mandar could have been dangerous for MCFC. Manvir sprints to reach the loose ball but Nawaz reaches the ball first to clear the ball. Both have got hurt in the process but nothing serious.
67' ATKMB SUB- Abhishek Suryavanshi replaces Lenny.
66' Krishna is on his feet now. He is okay to continue.
64' Fall seems to have caught Krishna with his elbow as both rose to get the ball. It was a painful collision mid-air and the Fiji international is down right now. He is getting medical attention.
63' MCFC SUB- Ygor Catatau replaces Angulo.
61' BOOKING- Subhasish of ATKMB sees yellow for his rash challenge on Vikram.
60' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! ATKMB HAS PULLED ONE BACK!! WILLIAMS HAS SCORED!! David Williams scores out of nowhere. Three defenders trying to close him down but Williams makes space for himself and slots the ball home in the bottom-right corner from a long way out.
59' SHOT- Bipin shoots from distance but not the level of finishing he enjoyed when he scored his goal. The ball sails above the goal.
56' SAVE- Jahouh with a pinpoint long ball to Amey who had made a great run. He takes it down well and dispatches his shot but Amrinder does well to tip the ball out for a corner.
52' GOOOAAAAALLLL!! MUMBAI GETS ITS FIFTH!! ITS BIPIN SINGH!! What a finish that was by the Indian. He gets the ball on the left side of the box under pressure by two ATKMB defenders. But he keeps his calm to slam the ball past Amrinder.
48' ATKMB players claiming Fall was offside when the ball was played to him. The replay also suggests that he was but the goal stands.
47' GOOOOAAAAAALLLL!!!! ITS FOUR FOR MUMBAI!! ITS MOURTADA FALL!! Jahouh delivers a great ball inside the box and who else but Mourtada Fall, who uses his towering presence to guide the ball inside the net.
46' RED CARD- Deepak Tangri of ATKMB has been shown red. First we thought it was the high boot on Vikram but replay shows that it was the follow through challenge.
46' ATKMB SUBS: David Williams and Prabir Das replaces Hugo Bomous and Liston Colaco.
WE ARE BACK FOR THE SECOND HALF!!
Mumbai has dominated in all departments of the game from the word go and is deservedly 3-0 up. A memorable first start for Vikram Pratap thus far with two goals before Angulo added the third. Can ATKMB bounce back to avoid an embarrassing defeat? We will back after the break.
45'+4' Kauko now has a go from distance and his shot is blocked.
45'+3' Krishna recieves the ball and manages to shake off Jahouh to turn and fifre a shot from distance and his effort too is off the mark.
Four minutes of added time.
44' Mumbai is time and again scything ATKMB open down the flanks, this time on the right. Ranawade goes on the overlap and his cross is nodded behind for a corner before it gets to Bipin on the far side.
Jahouh is receiving treatment. He is okay to continue.
40' Boumous receives the ball on the half-turn and drives through the midfield to the edge of the box before firing his effort well over the bar.
38' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! ITS 3-0 TO MUMBAI!! Angulo gets on the scoresheet!! The corner is headed out into the path of Mandar outside the box and his outswinger is headed into the path of Angulo by Mourtada Fall and the striker has the simplest of tasks in tapping it past Amrinder.
33' From back to front, Mumbai moves the ball seamlessly past ATKMB's defensive lines woth Angulo feeding Bipin on the left again but this time his cross to Vikram is cut off.
32' Tangri now goes into the book for a late challenge on Lalengmawia.
30' Tangri with an ambitious effort from distance after the break which is deflected kinto the path of Krishna, but he is flagged offside.
Match halts for a drinks break!!!
25' GOOOAAAAALLLLLLL!!!!! VIKRAM SCORES AGAIN!!!! MUMBAI DOUBLES ITS LEAD!! Bipin and Vikram combine again. Bipin whips a great ball from the left and Vikram is there again. His first shot is saved brilliantly by Amrinder but the rebound is slotted inside goal by Vikram. ATKMB players protest but the goal stands.
22' CHANCE- Boumous delivers a good cross from a freekick. Nawaz punched the ball away but McHugh is there for the rebound. The defender has a free header but fails to convert his chance.
20' CHANCE- Vikram with a darting run down the right flank sends a low cross at the centre of the box. Angulo made the run but cannot make contact with the ball.
17' Mandar tries to find Angulo with a low-driven cross from the left but it ends up with Amrinder. Angulo not happy with the cross.
15' Possession stat- Mumbai City FC dominating the ball with 62% of the possession right now.
13' Bipin does well to keep the ball inside play and deliver a good ball inside the box. Vikram gets at the end of the cross but not the connection he was hoping for.
10' Boumous does well to slip a pass to Manvir after a good run but the weight of the pass was a tad bit heavy for the Indian. The ball goes out of play.
9' MCFC asking all the questions at the moment. The Islanders have been excellent from the flanks till now.
7' A great cross from the left again by MCFC. It seemed too heavy for Angulo, but he surprises everyone by attempting an overhead kick. Good connection but straight at Amrinder.
4' GOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!!!! MUMBAI CITY FC SCORES!!!! ITS VIKRAM PARTAP SINGH!!! A good break by the Islanders. Bipin delivers a wonderful cross from the left. It misses Angulo but Vikram is there on the far-post to lash it inside goal.
2' The corner is cleared without much fuss by MCFC.
1' ATKMB with a lively start to the match. A Manvir cross leads to a corner in the first minute.
1- KICKOFF!!! (Pritam Kotal, playing his 100th match in the Hero ISL wins the toss and decides that ATKMB will kick-start the game. Mourtada Fall picks the side and MCFC will be operating from right to left in the first half).
7:30 PM- AND WE ARE UNDERWAY!!! (Will ATKMB becomes the first Kolkata team to defeat MCFC?)
7:15 PM- Key player for ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC
Joni Kauko (ATKMB): Joni Kauko played his best match in the ATK Mohun Bagan shirt against SC East Bengal in the Kolkata Derby. He provided an assist with a pinpoint through ball to Manvir Singh to set up the second goal in the match. He will key in creating chances for the Mariners.
Igor Angulo (MCFC): Last season Golden Boot winner Igor Angulo has scored two goals in the ISL so far and will be the main attacking outlet for the Islanders against a well-drilled ATK Mohun Bagan side. If he gets service, is fed with decent assists, the clinical forward can hurt the Mariners.
7:00 PM- Missed yesterday's match between Odisha Fc and SC East Bengal? We've got you covered with our ISL match reviews. Here's a recap of the OFC vs SCEB match.
6:45 PM- Listen in to our season preview on a new episode of The Full Time Show:
6:34 PM- OFFICIAL LINEUPS ARE OUT!!
ATK Mohun Bagan Playing XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal (C), Joni Kauko, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Lenny Rodrigues, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco and Roy Krishna.
Subs: Avilash (GK), Rathi, Ashutosh, Rana, Prabir, Abhishek, Soosai, Williams, Kiyan
Coach: Antonio Habas
Mumbai City FC Playing XI: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall (C), Mandar Dessai, Cassio Gabriel, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia, Vikram Singh, Igor Angulo and Bipin Singh.
Subs: Phurba (GK), Mehtab, Rakip, Valpuia, Inman, Raynier, Rowllin, Gurkirat, Ygor
Coach: Des Buckingham
6:15 PM- Both teams last met in the final of the 2020-21 season where Mumbai FC emerged victorious. See how the match panned out.
6:00 PM- Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI (4-3-3): Amrinder Singh (GK); Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Pritam Kotal; Manvir Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Joni Kauko; Hugo Boumous, Roy Krishna, Liston Colaco.
Mumbai City FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Mohammad Nawaz (GK); Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Rahul Bheke, Mohamad Rakip; Lalengmawia, Ahmed Jahouh; Raynier Fernandes, Cassio Gabriel, Bipin Singh; Igor Angulo.
5:50 PM- Form Guide of both teams heading into today's match.
ATK Mohun Bagan: ATK Mohun Bagan has had a great start to the season, winning both the matches it has played. It started the campaign with a 4-2 win against the Kerala Blasters and steamrolled arch-rival SC East Bengal 3-0 in the Kolkata Derby. Currently, it is sitting on pole position on the points table.
Mumbai City FC: Defending ISL champion Mumbai City FC has had a mixed start this season. It enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win against FC Goa in its season opener but succumbed to a 2-1 loss against Hyderabad FC in its last match.
MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Absorbing encounter on cards as ATKMB hosts holder Mumbai City FC
Last year’s runner-up ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) will be seeking to obliterate the hurtful memories of the previous season when it hosts the defending champion Mumbai City FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda on Wednesday.
The two teams had been the most consistent names who gunned for the title last season but it was Mumbai City FC which stole the march, denying ATKMB the chance to win both the league winner’s shield and eventually the title. The MCFC beat ATKMB on all the three occasions they met in the league stage and in the final.
ATK Mohun Bagan resolved to get over the repeated setbacks and roped in Mumbai City’s most creative possession, Hugo Boumous, in the new season. This has given the Mariners the desired leverage as it won both its first two outings with convincing ease.
The confidence of outplaying the traditional rival SC East Bengal in the previous round will help ATK Mohun Bagan, which has looked formidable in the 3-5-2 formation instilled by head coach Antonio Lopez Habas.
Mumbai City FC has looked a bit hesitant under Des Buckingham, who assumed charge ahead of the new season. The shock 1-3 loss against the supposed underdog Hyderabad FC in the previous outing will be weighing on the holder as it looks to get back the winning rhythm.
With lot of quality under his command, Buckingham will be hoping the Islanders will spring back to their dominant form.
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