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While ATK Mohun Bagan have lost today, striker Roy Krishna will gain the plaudits from fans as well as critics equally. The Fijian striker has completed league stage with 14 goals to his name, becoming the top-scorer for second consecutive season. A record to behold!
Apart from the rewards, Mumbai City FC have also maintained the status of best goal scorers in the league. ATK Mohun Bagan camp has fallen dead silent as players and coach walk out. A sad sight for the Mariners, but the season is not over yet. Fans should look forward to what of silverware remains.
Hero of the game: Mumbai City FC centre-back – Mourtada Fall.
FULL-TIME: Referee blows whistle for one last time and the celebrations begin in Mumbai City camp. Mumbai City have won the ISL Shield and reserved AFC Champions League spot. It is Mumbai City FC 2, ATK Mohun Bagan 0.
[90′] 5 minutes. That’s the time remaining for ATK Mohun Bagan to regain the top spot and much-coveted spot as fourth official signals from the touch line.
[82′] SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Marcelinho OFF, Hernandez ON.
[79′] AGAIN YELLOW! this time it is Vikram Pratap Singh. Mumbai City substitute brings down David Williams just outside the box on the left flank.
[77′] ANOTHER YELLOW! However, it is Pronay Halder. ATK Mohun Bagan midfielder is shown yellow for bringing down Jahouh. Although replays clearly show it was a dive from the Moroccan. Unlucky.
[74′] YELLOW CARD for Hernan Santana. Mumbai City defender is cautioned after bringing down Roy Krishna. Drinks break to follow.
SUBSTITUTION for Mumbai City FC. Pranjal OFF, Vikram ON.
[70′] OFFSIDE! ATK Mohun Bagan finally get a chance through set-piece but they fail to make most out of it. Edu Garcia took the free-kick, sending a through pass in box, the cross from there finds Roy Krishna, however, the Fiji striker is offside.
[62′] ATK Mohun Bagan finally get a grip over game. The Mariners are now dominating the game and creating more chances. Following a series of attempts, it is Roy Krishna who comes close with several entries in box, but Mumbai City clear the threat every time.
[54′] While it is ATK Mohun Bagan who have made substitutions to play more attacking game match is reflecting otherwise. Mumbai City are dominating the possession and recycling the ball, waiting for the right opportunity. So, still no hope for the Mariners to navigate the right way.
DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Lenny and Tiri OFF, Garcia and Singh ON.
SECOND-HALF: ATK Mohun Bagan kick-off the second half at GMC Stadium. They are in White, playing from left to right.
HALF-TIME: Referee blows his half-time whistle. So far it has been dramatic at GMC as Fall and Ogbeche have got themselves on the scoresheet, while Jhingan has exited from the pitch. It is Mumbai City FC 2, ATK Mohun Bagan 0.
[45′] Will ATK Mohun Bagan get something from this half? We have 3 more minutes to find out.
[39′] GOOOAAALL!!! Bartholomew Ogbeche. The Mariners are down in the waters as Islanders have emerged on the scoresheet once again! This time it is all on ATK Mohun Bagan defence. Following a free-kick from foul on Jahouh, it was Santana who takes free-kick, the strike rattles the woodwork but then bounces back in box kindly. Ogbeche is marked by no man from Mohun Bagan, and he leaps above everyone to bury header in the empty net. Mumbai City FC 2, ATK Mohun Bagan 0.
[37′] YELLOW CARD for Pritam Kotal. ATK Mohun Bagan defender is cautioned after bringing down Jahouh outside the box. Free-kick opportunity for Islanders.
[30′] Drinks Break. So far, it has been Mumbai City’s game as ATK Mohun Bagan are not only behind, but have lost their star defender Sandesh Jhingan to injury. Will they get the much-needed equalizer before half-time?
[26′] ANOTHER SET PIECE! The Mariners win back to back corners, however, they squander both the opportunities as Mumbai City FC are unharmed.
The forced substitution is going to be a huge blow for ATK Mohun Bagan. Following a light tackle, the Indian centre-back went down instantly, despite no signs of tackle being a hard one. However, it seems like the centre-half had not recovered from injury in the previous game and it probably relapsed. So, with departure of Jhingan, Pritam Kotal will have the armband.
[18′] SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Sandesh Jhingan OFF, Prabir Das ON.
[14′] YELLOW CARD for Raynier Fernandes. Mumbai City winger is the first player of the night to go in referee’s books on the charges of dangerous play.
[12′] The Mariners are desperately trying to find their way back in the match. However, the side is just relying on long balls right after conceding, which is not helping them. Mumbai City defence is neutralizing the threats comfortably.
[7′] GOOOAALLL!! Mourtada Fall. The Islanders break the deadlock early in the game, once again! Mourtada Fall is the man who gets Islanders in the lead. Goal came from a set-piece opportunity as Ahmed Jahouh launched a long ball into the box from left flank. The Senegalese is not marked and he is quick enough to pounce and head it home. Assist – Ahmed Jahouh. Mumbai City FC 1, ATK Mohun Bagan 0.
[5′] The match has started with a bang! Following the kickoff, there is not a moment that lacks goal scoring intent from both the teams. Both sides have managed to create a big chance right in the first 5 minutes.
KICK-OFF: Mumbai City get us underway at GMC Stadium. They are playing in Blue from left to right.
So, in a battle of best attack vs best defence, who is going to take away all the points. Stay tuned as game will commence shortly.
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ATK Mohun Bagan Playing XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Carl McHugh, Pronay Halder, Lenny Rodrigues, Marcelo Pereira, Manvir Singh, David Williams, Roy Krishna.
Mumbai City FC Playing XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Amey Ranawade, Mandar Rao Dessai, Mourtada Fall, Bipin Singh, Ahmed Jahouh, Hernan Santana, Raynier Fernandes, Pranjal Bhumij, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Adam Le Fondre.
Welcome to the last league game of Indian Super League that will decide the league stage champions. It is Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan to decide the fate. So, who will come out on top when two of the best lock horns at GMC Stadium.