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ISL 2018-19 Playoff Live Commentary: Mumbai City FC Vs FC Goa

Written by: Sabin Castelino


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Mumbai City FC were utterly demolished on the score-board and in their spirit with a display of a life-time by the outstanding FC Goa team! The Indian players and their foreign counter-parts have amalgamated well to make them into the most destructive team of the season! It looks very likely if not certain that Goa are coming back to the Mumbai Football Arena for the Grand FINALE of the Indian Super League!  


90+2' It's long shot time! Mumbai try their hand at the Matka with numerous long shots being tried upon!

90'  3 minutes added as Arnold looks to try half heartedly to go past the formidable Mandarrao!

88' Pranjal surges forward and places a lovely ball as Mirabaje tries to slot one in but Naveen Kumar is on fire tonight! 

87' Brandon gets a Free-Kick on the left touchline! 

86' Pranjal! Comes very close with a shot palmed away by the keeper! He is well known for his long shots and he showed why!

Substitution: Corominas comes off for Zaid Krouch


At this rate it is unclear, whether there is a seconded leg needed! Even an FC Goa second string might be able to play the second leg out and ensure a place in the Finale!

81' Manvir has come on for Jackichand! Looks like Goa want a Few More!

79' Mumbai players seem to have given up! It looks like Goa has done a number on them! even their half chances are looking like mere tries. CDM Boumous is surging forward relentlessly!

77' Brandon with some skills in the ball dribbles and shoots but pushed out off the line by Amrinder and then Bedia Shoots which is collected by Singh.

Substitution: Boumous IN Jahou OUT!

74' Mirabaje seems to have added some fire! The Free-kick palmed away! Corner delivered for another corner to be won and the final corner narrowly off target.

72' Machado trying to return to TYPE-A with long balls to the wings and the Substitute Mirabaje wins a Free-Kick. Will his lethargic brilliance help?

70' The Goan faithful have been rewarded time and again and now it seems they will get to witness the finals in Mumbai with a hope to win their first piece of silverware.

68' Mumabi come close! Souvik dances into the box and crosses but the ball is cleared by the Goan defence!

67' Surely the star of the Match, Seriton strikes the near post and even Lenny has a go but things dont seem to have worked out this time around!

65' Tensions are rising as FC Goa seem to play a game pressinf Mumbai out of the field and frustrating them! To make matters worse, the Referee seems to have lost control over the proceedings!

62' Play resumes with a YELLOW CARD TO Arnold and promptly stops with Costa beinf issued a warning of being sent off to the stand!


11 goals scored against the same team in a season! This has to be some kind of record! the entertaining match has lived up to the billing! We called the GOAL FEST first on KHEL NOW!

57' Jackichand shoots a screamer as Amrinder palms it away! Pranjal Bhumij is brought on in place of Raynier! 

55' End to End action! Coro misses a wonderful chance and Sougou's ball is kicked out from under his foot by Fall!

53' The chants of Corominas cha JayJayKar ring out loud as Jacki makes short work of one of the strongest ISL defences in their pwn backyard!


48' Seriton puts in a brilliant cross! he has been the player with the most crosses on the night! Sougou looks to break Penha's resolve by pressing him to the brink! 

47' Mumbai seem to go back to the plan they adopted before the melt down which led to the the two FC Goa goals and it is seeming to pay off as they get closer and closer to the Goa goal.

46' Its KICK OFF with Mumbai City attacking from the word go!

Have a look at the pre-match discussion here as we gear for Kick-off 

Half Time

Mumbai go into the tunnel with a Goal down! They have maintained their Momentum and are looking to make the chances count! If the game plan is translated well on the pitch, Mumbai surely might get a few goals in, but that doesnt mean that Goa may not score 3 more at least. 

45' 2 minutes added time, as Mumbai break on the counter and Sougou's attempt is flagged offside! will this come to haunt Mumbai?

43' Carlos Penha fouls Arnold on the line and concedes a Freekick in a dangerous area! Three shots are taken off the freekick! Paulo, Raynier and Bastos! They are deflected off for a corner!

42' Raynier fouled! The attacking trident of Sougou, Bastos and Raynier is on full display on the Left Wing. 

41' Mumbai come close with a Paulo free-kick but Naveen collects superbly!

39' Bose had let his man go and FALL took full advantage if the situation! It is going to be a Goal FEST tonight!

38' Mumbai concede a corner which Brandon takes! FALL SCORES A GOAL!!!!!!

37' Lenny Rodrigues quells a Mumbai attack which seemed promising.

36' Costa is furious!!  He enters the field yelling as Bastos is fouled and the Referee refuses to wave a card out!

33' Bastos' shot gets deflected off Fall! as he swerves around Seriton to unleash a curler! The ensuing corner is bungled and ends in a free kick to the opposition!

32' Mumbai  seems to be repeating the mistakes of the past as they let Coro take an easy shot and the stinger  was spilled by Amrinder! FC Goa get a crucial away goal! 


29' Seriton  seems to want to make up for his error with a sleek cross in which everyone misses and Souvik clears!

27' Sasta Neymar  chants ring aloud as Brandon rolls on the field and when the game begins he getsn up laughing! Mumbai concede a corner!

25' Another Yellow for Mumbai! Joyner cautioned for bringing down Jacki! But Jahou makes a mess of the FreeKick!

24' Edu Bedia lashes one into the hands of Amrinder who collects calmly! The Mumbai fans are going absolutely nuts!

23' FC Goa dont seem to want to be quite as Coro comes close to scoring!

21' Silence lays on the FC Goa fans as the Brazilian capitalises on the still standing Goan Seriton and slots it past a hapless Naveen giving the lead to Mumbai!!

20' Its a GOALLLLLL!!!! MUMBAI SCORE A SCREAMER!!!! Bastos Shows His Brazilian Magic!

18' Mumbai City see their First Yellow! Bastos cautioned for yelling at the Referee Hamad Ali!

17' The whole Mumbai team is playing like a family and defending with guile and they break into attack with Machado sending it to Arnold cross field and the winger laying it across the face which beats both Sougou and the Keeper Naveen.

15' Machado seems to be wanting to hold on to the ball and make chances through the channels! 

14' Lenny seems to the architect of the wondrous and fluid football Goa are playing but the moves don't seem to convert as Mumbai is hioolding their own!

10' Raynier is pressing high and that seems to be the motto of the team as Sougou wins the ball off Fall and Mumbai is in ultra attacking mood!

8'  Fall is not able to convert an easy chance as Amrinder foils the move!

7' Naveen pulls off a save with Arnold hitting a stinger which is guided out of the field! Arnold commits a foul on the way back felling Jacki who seems to be the target today!

5' The chants go thus!

" Sasta Daaru vs 7-0"

4' Mumbai's counter attack breaks down as Arnold is fouled and Machado steps up to take the free kick that goes wide!

3' Arnold Issoko commits another foul, are Mumbai looking to break the players down?   

2' Sehnaj has already begun his night with the first foul on Jackichand! 

1' FC Goa begin the proceedings as they kick off the match with the crowds roaring and the whistle flaring!

7:28 PM The toss has been won by Mumbai and they will be playing from Right to Left. Can Mumbai City Football Club pull out a miracle and win the fixture that has seen them concede 7 goals this season! Or will we see the domination of the home side being forced to eat humble pie?

The West Coast Brigade lay out a massive banner saying, "Make Us Believe!" Can the Islanders make them believe?

7:25 PM The subsititutes are on the bench as the teams line up in the tunnel to take the field! The stadium erupts in Mumbai Mumbai and Forca Goa!!

Also Read: Mumbai City Vs FC Goa: A clash of contrasting philosophies underpins second ISL playoff

7:15 PM The substitutes for the two teams are as follows:

Mumbai City FC: Sanjay Balmuchu, Md Rafique, Matias Mirabaje, Sanju Pradhan, Pranjal Bhumij, Ravi Kumar (GK), Alen Deory.

FC Goa: Hugo Boumous, Chinglensana Singh Konsham, Manvir Singh, Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Saviour Gama, Zaid Krouch, Mohamed Ali.

7:10 PM The lineups of the two teams are as follows:

Mumbai City FC: Amrinder Singh (GK), Arnold Issoko, Raynier Fernandes, Joyner Lourenco, Subhasish Bose, Rafael Bastos, Lucian Goian, Souvik Chakrabarti, Sehnaj Singh, Modou Sougou, Paulo Machado.

FC Goa: Ahmed Jahouh, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ferran Corominas, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Eduardo Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues, Serigne Fall, Naveen Kumar (GK).

7:05 PM It has been a solid season for both these teams. Goa finished second in the league phase and make their fourth appearance in the playoffs in five seasons. Mumbai came third and are back here after missing out on the top four last campaign.

Also, a good time to tell you that as far as the head-to-head record between the twi teams is concerned, there are some stats that Islanders fans won't want to look at. The Gaurs did the double over tonight's hosts in the league and have put seven unanswered goals past them in the process.

7:00 PM Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the first leg of the second ISL 2018-19 playoff between Mumbai City FC and FC Goa. This is your host Sabin Castelino coming tio you from a Mumbai Football Arena that is abuzz with anticipation.

Preview: Jorge Costa out to set record straight against Goa, Jesus Tato says Gaurs keen to focus on themselves

Published: Sat Mar 09, 2019 09:28 PM IST


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