Date: 13 March 2021
Time: 7:30 pm (IST)
Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Goa
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It has all come down to two of the best teams of the competition. ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC will fight it out to emerge as the ISL champions on Saturday. While ATK Mohun Bagan had edged out NorthEast United (3-2 on aggregate) in the semifinal to reserve a place in the final of the Indian Football League 2020-21 season, Mumbai City FC and FC Goa were 2-2 on aggregate before Mumbai beat Goa 6-5 in the penalties to reach their maiden final.
Although Mumbai had already finished the league stage as the toppers and sealed a place for themselves in the AFC Champions League, they would want to win the final to put the icing on the cake. However, against ATK Mohun Bagan they would face perhaps their biggest battle as they have been at this stage and done it before, although that was before the merger. Exciting contest awaits us then from the Fatorda Stadium in Goa.
No injury or suspension news from the Mumbai camp and they would be free to put their Best XI on the ground for the all-important clash.
As far as ATKMB are concerned, all their key players are fit for the game and there shouldn’t be too much of a fuss for their starting XI.
ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC have played each other twice this season and on both the occasions it was the Mumbai side that emerged victorious. However, this time around it will be a different ball game. A win here for ATKMB will be the perfect way to avenge their previous defeats as it will come in the finals. However, given the form that Mumbai has carried throughout the tournament, there is no reason to think they can’t get the better of ATKMB for the third time this season. It will be more a battle of nerves, with probably very less to differentiate the two sides from the skills point of view. A blockbuster clash is sure to end the season.
Probable Playing XI
Amrinder Singh, Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Mandar Rao Dessai, Rowlin Borges, Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Bipin Singh, Adam Le Fondre
Arindam Bhattacharya, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Pronay Haldar, Lenny Rodrigues, Roy Krishna, David Williams, Marcelinho
Goalkeeper: Arindam Bhattacharya, Amrinder Singh
Defender: Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri
Midfielder: Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous, Rowlin Borges, Carl McHugh
Forward: Roy Krishna, David Williams, Adam Le Fondre
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