ISL 2020-21 Highlights MCFC vs FCG: Ishan Pandita scores deep into stoppage-time to steer FC Goa to 3-3 draw with Mumbai City

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Igor Angulo

FC Goa's Igor Angulo celebrates scoring against Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) on Monday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

Welcome to Sportstar's ISL 2020-21 highlights of today's Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa encounter being played at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.

That's all we have for the night. We will be back again tomorrow when Bengaluru FC takes on ATK Mohun Bagan. Until then, you can follow our entire ISL 2020-21 coverage here. Goodnight!

MATCH REPORT| ISL report: Pandita saves the day as FC Goa clinches thrilling 3-3 draw with Mumbai City  

Mumbai City FC coach Sergio Lobera: "I am happy that we have qualified for the play-offs but in this moment I am not happy to lose points in the last moment. We need to learn because our biggest weakness is not managing the moment well. We had enough chances to score the third goal earlier and finish the gamne. We stuck in and scored goal and and they also beleived and scored the goal and finally a draw for me is not enough. I feel we lost two very important points.

We did not manage the situation well when we were 2-0 up. We conceded a goal in last minute of the first half and again at the end and lost the two points. We need to learn and put all our focus on the next game. There were two teams fighting till the end, it was a very good game. Tomorrow I can think coolly, but right now I am unhappy with losing two points in the last moment."

[On his side's discipline]: "I think the cards can be avoided. We need to think about it. I can understand that the players find it hard to control their emotions with some of the referee's decisions but we are professionals and need to know how to manage these situations. Today we could have avoided the red card especially."

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FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando: "It was an excellent game. Two teams tried to play football and had very good players on the pitch. In my opinion, we have problems in transitions. Character and personality wise, we are the best team in the ISL. This team has never surrendered, always wants the three points. This is most the important aspect for me.

What we saw today was like European football. You can watch the Liverpool vs West Brom game, today's game was the same level as that.

FC Goa has problems in transitional play but we also have young players - Glan played today after attending only one training session. The injuries have been a problem. It's normal because it has been a strange season and has been hard for everybody."

[On defending set pieces] - The second goal was a big mistake. After the substitutions we needed to change our man to man marking and the defence tactics. It was confusing because when you play the last 5-10 minutes it's difficult to concentrate. It's our fault and we need to work on it. We need to push in these points and in transitions. We need to keep improving.

Over to the post-match quotes now.

We've just heard that Hugo Boumous was shown a red card for dissenting FC Goa's goal. He will miss the upcoming game against Chennaiyin  FC and the commentators suggest he could face further disciplinary action for not leaving the pitch.

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This is one fixture that always lives up to the hype. FC Goa came back thrice in phenomenal fashion to clinch a hard-fought 3-3 draw with Mumbai City FC. The result sees FC Goa move to 23 points and climb to the third spot, while Mumbai City remains four points clear at the top.

ISL 2020-21 Points table: FC Goa jumps to third, Mumbai remains on top  

Mumbai City went ahead courtesy of a 20th minute goal from Hugo Boumous, which was followed by Adam Le Fondre's header six minutes later.

Glan Martins scored a stunning long-range strike, a sure contender for the goal of the season, at the cusp of half-time to offer the Gaurs a new lease of life. FC Goa began the second half with renewed vigour as Angulo netted the equaliser in the 51th minute.

It appeared that the two teams would share the points, until Rowllin fired Mumbai ahead with a 90th minute header. The action was far from over as substitute Ishan Pandita found the back of the net in the last play of the game to ensure FC Goa took away at least a point. The result sees Mumbai City become the first team to qualify for the play-offs.

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FULL-TIME! Mumbai City 3 - 3 FC Goa

90+5' ISHAN PANDITA SCORES FOR FC GOA DEEP INTO STOPPAGE TIME! Edu Bedia whips in a fantastic ball and Pandita, who came on just a few minutes ago, scores with a fine header off what was the last play of the game.

90+5' Vikram in the thick of things right away as he attacks Jackichand's cross, but can't get at the end of it. Meanwhile, Boumous is shown a yellow card.

90+4' Lobera makes a change as well as Bipin is replaced by Vikram Pratap.

90+2' Substitution for FC Goa as Ishan Pandita comes on for Saviour.

90' ROWLLIN BORGES SCORESSSSSS! Boumous' curls the free-kick into the far post and Rowllin, completely unmarked, rolls the ball into the net. Dheeraj fails to deal with it and Rowllin makes up for his earlier miss by scoring what could be the match-winning goal. Five minutes to be added on.

90' Free-kick from a very dangerous spot! Seriton is deemed to have fouled Bipin and Boumous will take the free-kick.

88' Double change for Mumbai City - Raynier and Le Fondre are taken off for Jackichand Singh and Bartholomew Ogbeche. Ogbeche is making his 50th ISL appearance.

87' The referee gets in the way and unknowingly blocks Gonzalez from getting to the ball at the edge of the box. That will be a drop-ball.

85' Both teams have been pushing for the winner but it's been a scrappy few minutes. Frequent fouls by both sets of players has made it a stop-start game.

83' Another member of Mumbai City's coaching staff has been shown a yellow card. It's the Indian assistant coach this time, Anthony.

82' Looks like Donachie has aggravated his injury and will have to be taken off. Ivan Gonzalez is the one to replace him.

80' Rowllin misses an absolute sitter! Boumous races down the left, beats Edu and squares it across the face of goal. Dheeraj palms it away and it lands perfectly for an onrushing Rowllin, who makes an absolute mess of it.

78' Le Fondre is the latest player to be booked as he lays a crunching tackle from behind on Ortiz. Mumbai City is the team with the most bookings this season.

75' Devendra is writhing in pain within seconds of coming on! Jahouh catches him in the groin with a high challenge and somehow escapes a booking.

73' First change for FC Goa - Glan Martins appears to have injured himself and will make way for Devendra Murgaokar.

70' Twenty minutes left, 20 minutes left for FC Goa to disrupt the points table. A win today would propel the Gaurs to the third spot, while victory for Mumbai City would see it restore its six-point lead at the top.

66' Boumous has been absolutely sensational today. He skipped past four defenders just a while ago on the right flank and wriggles past three more just now.

64' Excellent work from Seriton. Boumous sets up Bipin the box but Seriton gets his body in the way to prevent the chance.

59' That's a poor tackle from Fall. He clatters into Noguera from behind and the referee has no choice but to book him for that. FC Goa's equaliser has tempers flying now with frequent fouls disrupting the flow of play.

57' Seriton's trailing hand catches Boumous in the face and he goes into the ref's book. Mumbai City's assistant coach Jesus Tato is also booked for his behaviour on the touchline.

56' Rowllin.....that was close! He latches on to a loose ball and hits it on the run, but can't keep it on target. Boumous has a chance a minute later, but he too blazes it past the crossbar.

54' First change of the game - Mandar is replaced by Vignesh Dakshinamurthy.

53' Juan Ferrando's half-time talk seems to have really spurred on the Gaurs for they have completely dominated the proceedings since the restart.

51' ANGULO SCORES THE EQUALISER! Noguera whips in a peach of a cross and Angulo beats the offside trap and Amrinder to record his 11th goal of the season. What a turnaround!

49' STAT: While Mumbai City has scored 13 goals in the first half this season, FC Goa has scored 13 in the second half! Quite a match, this is.

47' Seriton makes a strong run and tumbles in the box, looking for a penalty. He rolls around thrice, but the referee doesn't buy it.

46' KICK OFF! And the second half gets underway.

An outstanding half of football comes to a thrilling end with Glan Martins scoring a phenomenal long-range goal. Mumbai City stormed ahead courtesy of a 20th minute goal from Hugo Boumous, which was followed by Adam Le Fondre's header six minutes later.

FC Goa appeared to be struggling in the final third but that goal from Martins, at the cusp of half-time, has given the Gaurs a new lease of life. An exciting second 45 awaits!

HALF-TIME - Mumbai City 2 - 1 Mumbai City

45' MAAAAAAARTINS! AN ABSOLUTE SCREAMER BRINGS FC GOA BACK INTO THE GAME. Martins lets one rip from the edge of the box and busts the back of the net in sublime fashion. Amrinder, who leads the race for the Golden Glove, could do nothing to keep out that pile-driver of a strike.

44' Excellent build up play from Mumbai ends with Bipin laying it for Amey and the latter fluffs the shot with what looked like a panenka from 15 yards.

43' FC Goa throwing men forward but finding it really hard to break down this resolute Mumbai defence.

40' Nervous few moments for the Goan defence. The backline is carved by a lovely through-ball and Amey races into the box. He skips a challenge and then loses the ball and Rowllin wins it, but his cross is thwarted away.

36' Adil gets booked. Le Fondre strides towards goal but Adil takes him out with a strong block and subsequently has the referee flash the yellow card. 

34' Stunning save from Amrinder! Seriton's cross from the right finds Angulo and the Spaniard nods it towards the bottom corner, only for Amrinder to pull off a fantastic save.

33' Mumbai City has scored the first goal nine times this season and has won eight of those games. A herculean task ahead for FC Goa!

30' The strike floats well over the crossbar and the water break has been called.

29' Free-kick from a very promising position for Goa. Jahouh trips Angulo at the edge of the box and Ortiz will take the deadball. 

26' LE FONDRE MAKES IT 2-0! Poor defending from Goa and it's advantage Mumbai City! Bipin's brilliant corner is met by a strong header from Hernan. Dheeraj manages to keep it out, but only as far as Le Fondre, who nods it into the far corner. That's his ninth goal of the season.

Adam Le Fondre

Adam Le Fondre celebrates his goal against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) on Monday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

 

25' Adil makes a goal-saving touch!  Mandar plays a teasing cross from the right for Le Fondre, but Adil gets a crucial last-gasp touch to send it out for a corner.

22' That's the 13th time Mumbai City has scored in the first half this season. Massive.

20' BOUMOUS SCORES FOR MUMBAI CITY! Boumous makes a marauding run and rounds the 'keeper before slotting it home. The goal comes off a stunning counter-attacking move with Edu Bedia's pass at the other end being cut off. Raynier made the block and Le Fondre released Boumous into acres of space. Savour tried his best, but there was no catching up with Boumous.

Mumbai City FC

Mumbai City FC players celebrate Hugo Boumous' goal against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) on Monday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

 

18' What a monstrous tackle from Fall! Noguera releases Ortiz into the box and Fall makes a crunching sliding tackle to clear the danger.

15' FC Goa has dominated possession in the opening quarter of play, while Mumbai City has looked impressive in its defensive organisation.

13' More of that combination play from Goa and it's Noguera and Ortiz now. Noguera threads it into the box for Ortiz, but the pass is a little overcooked.

11' Ortiz releases Angulo in space....but he's ruled offside. Watch out for this combination today!

9' Jahouh floats the resultant free-kick into the box and Le Fondre attacks it, but Dheeraj gets there first to parry it away for a corner.

8' Rash from Glan! Santana makes a key interception and is taken out by a poor challenge from Glan Martins. That's the first booking of the game.

7' Save from Dheeraj! Boumous darts past Adil and shoots from a tight angle and Dheeraj extends his arm to make a fine save.

Dheeraj Singh

FC Goa's Dheeraj Singh makes a save during the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) clash against Mumbai City FC on Monday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

 

3' First free-kick of the game and it's from the mid-line. Jahouh launches it into the goalmouth trying to find Le Fondre's run, but it's a tad too much.

1' KICK OFF! FC Goa begins the proceedings from right to left.

7:25pm: The players make their way to the pitch....Mumbai City in its sky blue jerseys, while FC Goa dons it away black and orange kit.

7:15pm: FC Goa desperately needs a win today to get back into the top-four. Can the Gaurs get past the Islanders?

Influential midfielder Edu Bedia has returned to the line-up after a one-game suspension. - ISL/Sportzpics

 

7 PM: Stat alert: Mumbai City's Hugo Boumous and FC Goa's Alberto Noguera are the players with the best differential between expected assists (3.02 & 2.02 respectively) and actual assists (6 & 5 respectively) in this ISL season (+2.98 xA value).

6.45 PM: Two changes for Mumbai. Former Goa players Ahmed Jahouh returns from suspension and Mandar Rao Dessai return to the XI. Cy Goddard and Vignesh Dakshinamurthy drop out.

A familiar enemy. Mohammed Ali catches up with former teammate Ahmed Jahouh before kick-off. - ISL/Sportzpics

 

6.40 PM: Three changes for Goa. Skipper Edu Bedia returns from suspension, Glan Martins gets his first start in Goa colours and James Donachie slots in at the back alongside Adil Khan. Princeton Rebello (injured), Devendra Murgaonkar and Ivan Gonzalex make way.

6.30 PM: The team news is in

Mumbai City FC XI (4-2-3-1)

Amrinder Singh; Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Mandar Rao Dessai; Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges; Raynier Fernandes, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Singh; Adam le Fondre.

FC Goa XI (4-2-3-1)

Dheeraj Singh; Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Adil Khan, Saviour Gama; Edu Bedia, Glan Martins; Alexander Jesuraj, Alberto Noguera, Jorge Ortiz; Igor Angulo

Adam le Fondre scored the winner for Mumbai City in the last meeting against Goa. - ISL/Sportzpics

 

6pm: Here's how we think the two teams could line-up today -

Mumbai City FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Amrinder Singh; Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Mandar Rao Dessai; Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges; Raynier Fernandes, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Singh; Adam le Fondre.

FC Goa predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Dheeraj Singh; Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Adil Khan, Saviour Gama; Edu Bedia, Princeton Rebello; Alexander Jesuraj, Alberto Noguera, Jorge Ortiz; Igor Angulo.

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The seventh edition of the Indian Super League got underway inside a bio-bubble in Goa on November 20.

The tournament, spanning over four months, will see 11 teams play each other in a league and playoff format across three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.

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MATCH PREVIEW:

Two teams that dominate most of the statistics in the Indian Super League (ISL) will go head-to-head when Mumbai City FC takes on FC Goa at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Monday.

Mumbai and Goa are first and second in most metrics, except on the table where the latter lie fifth, a full eleven points behind. Sergio Lobera has once again got his team to hog the ball throughout the season, an aspect at which he has only been bettered by Juan Ferrando, the man who replaced him as Goa coach. Goa's 59 per cent possession and 489 passes per game are the highest such numbers in the league with Mumbai's 56 per cent possession and 486 passes per game come a close second. Mumbai has the best passing accuracy in the league (75.71%) while Goa comes in second with 74.04%.

The first game between these two teams was heavily hyped with Lobera taking on his former team, but it did not quite live up to his billing with Goa's Redeem Tlang receiving an early red card and tipping the scales in Mumbai's favour. Adam le Fondre scored a stoppage time penalty to win the contest for Mumbai. Both teams will be eager to prove a point as they go head-to-head again.

For Mumbai, a win is necessary to keep top spot with ATK Mohun Bagan now just three points behind. But with Goa unbeaten in eight games, he knows that is easier said than done. "We are playing against a very good team," said Lobera. "They are playing under pressure because they need to reach the playoffs and now, there are more teams competing to achieve this target. We are thinking about ourselves, trying to improve a few things. As always, it's important to know some details about the opponent."

"But the most important thing for me as a coach is if my team play 100%, I am very confident and positive that we'll get the three points tomorrow," he added.

Goa finds itself in the midst of a set of teams vying for the final two playoff slots. Ferrando knows that any slip-up at this stage will cost his team dear. But he refused to concede that it would be his team which'd be under more pressure. "For Goa, we have pressure on us every game because we want to improve and get three points every game," he said. "Maybe Mumbai have more pressure because of their budget, their team it's supposed to be ready to win the championship. The most important for us is to improve, play good, prepare a good plan (against our opponents) and get the three points."

Although Mumbai is the top-scoring team this season, Goa's Igor Angulo's goal last week took his tally to 10 for the season, and up against him will be the current leader for the Golden Glove award in Amrinder Singh. Mumbai City, which has accumulated the most yellow cards this season, will have everyone in the squad eligible to be picked, much to the content of Lobera, who has vowed to work on the disciplinary aspect.

Goa will be without creative midfielder Brandon Fernandes, who sustained an injury during the game against ATK Mohun Bagan last month.

ISL 2020-21 will be televised live at 7.30 pm IST on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.