As it happened: FC Goa thumps Mumbai City 5-1 away from home

Five goals, four different goal-scorers and one big away win: FC Goa has taken control of the tie with a 5-1 win in the first leg of its ISL semifinal against Mumbai City FC.

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FC Goa's Ferran Corominas trains ahead of Saturday's semifinal clash against Mumbai City FC.   -  ISL MEDIA

Mumbai City FC started well and led through Rafael Bastos' goal, but FC Goa responded strongly to being pegged back and put itself in complete control of the tie with a 5-1 victory.

Live updates (final score: Mumbai City FC 1-5 FC Goa)

Full-time: A brace from Mourtada Fall and goals from Ferran Corominas, Jackichand Singh and Brandon Fernandes give FC Goa a 5-1 win away from home in the first leg of the semifinal. Rafael Bastos put Mumbai City ahead on 20 minutes, but Goa discovered its mojo soon after and has taken control of the tie.

90' We go into three minutes of stoppage time.

89' FC Goa still very much on top apart from the odd moment of complacency that's giving Mumbai City a sniff of reducing the deficit. It looks good to take a four-goal buffer back to Fatorda Stadium. for the second goal.

82' GOAL! Brandon Fernandes receives the ball on the left-hand edge of the box and sidefoots home with his left foot. Amrinder Singh is beaten on his nearpost. 5-1 to FC GOA!

77' SAVED! FC Goa survives a dangerous couple of minutes when it looked like conceding and then mounts an attack of its own. Hugo Boumous, who replaced Ahmed Jahouh, makes space for himself with a piece of skill and from a tight angle, lets fly a right-footed hit. Amrinder makes a good save.

 

74' SAVED! Naveen Kumar stretches to his left and saves a well-struck free-kick from Matias Mirabaje, who replaced Rafael Bastos just moments before. This is the first real spell of possession for Mumbai City and Edu Bedia recklessly slid in to concede the free-kick.

67' SAVED! Amrinder Singh makes an acrobatic save to deny Lenny Rodrigues. Lenny struck the ball sweetly and it was moving wickedly, but Amrinder flew to his left and tipped the ball over the crossbar. FC Goa is completely dominant here. Mumbai City hasn't even had a spell of possession to be able to mount a comeback.

59' GOAL! Mourtada Fall heads home from a corner and FC Goa has a three-goal cushion! Mumbai City's defence is all over the place and Amrinder Singh is not helping its cause.

57' SAVED! Amrinder Singh makes the save albeit unconvincingly. Jackichand Singh, who has been excellent throughout, with a long-range effort and his shot on target is not saved cleanly by Amrinder, who concedes a corner.

56' FC Goa is well on top here. The players are confident on the ball and being two goals up, it has spaces to exploit with Mumbai City desperate for a spell of possession.

 

51' GOAL! Ferran Corominas connects with Jackichand Singh's cross at the backpost to give FC Goa a two-goal cushion. Great wing play from Jackichand and, with no pressure on the ball, he delivers a beautiful ball and Corominas has an easy header.

48' FC Goa has asserted itself early in the second half. Nice build-up play opens up space for Lenny Rodrigues to swing in a cross from the right, but the ball is headed out at the frontpost.

46' The second half is underway. FC Goa, which already has two away goals, has a chance to put the tie to bed.

45+2' OFFSIDE! Modou Sogou thinks he has pulled Mumbai City level with a opportunistic effort after Naveen Kumar fumbles what should have been a regulation save from a long-range effort from Rafael Bastos. The linesman on the farside puts up his flag quite late and the celebration is cut short.

 

45' SAVED! Naveen Kumar with a tremendous save to deny Mumbai City an equaliser as we approach half-time. Paulo Machado's free-kick ricochets off the FC Goa wall and falls to Raynier Fernandes, whose effort deflects onto the path of Subhasish Bose. Bose's left-footed hit is saved brilliantly by Naveen with his left foot.

42' Another cynical foul from Seriton Fernandes and it goes unpunished again. Mumbai City has a free-kick, but it doesn't make the most of it.

39' GOAL! Mourtada Fall puts FC Goa ahead with a diving header from a corner. He's improvised beautifully to nod home at the backpost after the ball took a deflection off a defender at the frontpost.

36' Seriton Fernandes with a cynical foul on Rafael Bastos. Mumbai City FC players call for a yellow card but the referee doesn't think Fernandes made a yellow-card offence.

 

31' GOAL! Ferran Corominas goes for goal from outside the box, his effort is straight at Amrinder Singh, who is neither able to collect the ball cleanly nor palm it away. Jackichand is at the right place at the right time and he sidefoots the ball home to pull FC Goa level.

26' FC Goa has seen more of the ball since Mumbai City scored. Jackichand Singh is seeing plenty of the ball, but Mumbai City standing firm so far and looking for opportunities to counter.

20' GOAL! It's been coming! Arnold Issoko plays in a delightful cross from the right flank with the outside of his right foot. None of the FC Goa defenders leap to head the ball out and the ball evades Naveen Kumar too, but Rafael Bastos arrives in time at the backpost and improvises to score from close range. 1-0 Mumbai City FC.

 

15' CHANCE! Naveen Kumar denies Modou Sogou from getting on the end of a cross from the right flank from Arnold Issoko. He deflects the ball out for corner, which Mumbai City doesn't make the most of.

13' A moment of confusion between Mourtada Fall and Naveen Kumar in the FC Goa goal. Naveen comes rushing out to confront a long ball. Fall seems to have the situation under control but Modou Sogou chases it down and gets on the end of the long ball. Thankfully for FC Goa, the ball had drifted wide of its box and no damage's done.

12' Modou Sogou is making a nuisance of himself in and around the box, engaging in a battle with Mourtada Fall. It's the ultimate physical battle you can get in the ISL and so far, neither has had the better of the other.

8' CHANCE! Mourtada Fall has a free header in the box, but the ball didn't have enough pace on it for him to get enough power on his head. Amrinder Singh makes a regulation serve unchallenged.

5' A free-kick in the attacking half for Mumbai City! Not much comes of that. The delivery takes a deflection off the wall and falls onto the path of a leaping Subhasish Bose, who is unable to get his head to it. A presentable chance for the home team.  

3' A feisty, physical start from Mumbai City FC. Arnold Issoko with a dangerous tackle and it's the second in a matter of seconds from the home team.

1' The referee blows the whistle and Ferran Corominas gets us underway. FC Goa playing from left to right in the first half.