Mumbai City FC players celebrate Bipin Singh’s equalization against Kerala Blasters FC in the 2020-21 Indian Super League on Wednesday. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog about the match between Kerala Blasters FC and Mumbai City FC on Wednesday in Goa.
69 ‘YELLOW CARD! Kerala Blasters FC midfielder Juande goes into the umpire book for foolishly attacking an opposing player. Mumbai gets a free kick in midfield.
67 ‘GOOOAAAALLLLLL !!!!! LE FONDRE SCORES !!!! MUMBAI CITY 2 – 1 KERALA BLASTERS !!! Le Fondre slammed the ball to the left of Kerala goalkeeper Albino Gomes, who did not move. Once again the Blasters threw away their lead.
65 ‘Penalty for MCFC! Costa Nhamoinesu brings Adam le Fondre into the penalty area and the referee points to the point. The KBFC defender argues with the official who stands by his decision.
62 ‘SHOT! Bipin Singh dribbles past some KBFC players and puts Rowllin Borges up close. But Rowllin’s shot misses the target with a beard.
60 ‘Counterattack! Mumbai City FC opened a counterattack from a corner from Kerala Blasters FC. Le Fondre and Boumous are moving forward. But the defenders of Kerala are returning on time to avert the threat.
58 ‘CROSS! Sahal Abdul Samad sends a cross from the left flank into the box. Rahul KP hits the target. But Amrinder Singh pushes the ball out of the danger zone.
55 ‘A shot from KBFC players in midfield. Since the equalizer, the Tuskers have dominated possession against the islanders.
52 ‘CLOSE! Mumbai City midfielder Rowllin Borges shoots just outside the box. He tests Kerala Blaster’s goalkeeper Albino Gomes, but doesn’t hit him.
49 ‘SHOT! Rahul K. P. sends the ball towards Jordan Murray, who touches too many. In the end, the shot of the KBFC striker is saved by MCFC keeper Amrinder Singh.
46 ‘GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL !!!!!! BIPIN SINGH SCORES !!!!! MUMBAI CITY 1 – 1 KERALA BLASTERS !!!! Adam le Fondre passed the ball to Cy Goddard on the right. The latter avoided a duel and got into the box. Goddard’s attempted shot distracts from Costa Nhamoinesu and reaches Bipin, who finds the back of the net from a tight angle despite pressure from Sandeep Singh.
Mumbai City FC striker Adam Le Fondre (R), who in this Scoring seven goals this season, he missed three good chances against Kerala Blasters FC at the GMC Athletic Stadium. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
Vicente Gomez gave Kerala Blasters FC the lead against Mumbai City FC tonight. Despite multiple chances, the islanders have not yet equalized.
45 ‘Two minutes of added time at the end of the first half! Jordan Murray shoots on goal from a tight angle. But Amrinder collects the ball after pushing it to the ground.
42 ‘CORNER FOR MCFC! Cy Goddard will take over the standard situation. His ball in the middle falls on Mourtada’s case. But Albino comes off his line to hit the ball away. Kerala starts a counter and wins a corner on the other end. Sahal Abdul Samad’s standard situation is bad.
39 ‘CROSS! Bipin Singh uses all his pace to avoid a few opposing players on the left. Then he sends a cross towards Boumous, who tries a header on goal. Albino Gomes collects the ball with ease.
36 ‘A shot from Rowllin Borges and Hugo Boumous is perfect. But here, too, the Kerala line of defense is solid as it averts danger.
33 ‘CLOSE! Both Vignesh and Amey Ranawade continue to deliver crosses from both wings into the box. The first flank of the former reaches Raynier Fernandes, who fires a shot. But there are many KBFC players in the way while the Tuskers regain possession.
27 ‘GOOOOAAAAALLLL !!!! VICENTE GOMEZ SCORES !!! KERALA BLASTERS 2 – 0 MUMBAI CITY !! This was another corner of Sahal Abdul Samad. Gomez easily escaped his marker and headed the ball past Amrinder at the near post.
25 ‘What a chance! Kerala Blasters left-back Yondrembem Denechandra hits the box after a brilliant sprint. Then he sends a low cross in the middle. Rahul KP arrives and has a punch on target, but Amrinder Singh dives to his left to complete the save.
22 ‘SHOT! Cy Goddard shoots at the target from a distance. But Kerala Blasters FC custodian bank Albino Gomes saves uncomplicated in the end.
20 ‘CROSS! Bipin Singh is taking a good step forward for MCFC. His attempt to cross into the box is directed by Bakary Kone.
17 ‘SHOT! For striker Adam le Fondre from Mumbai City, this is already a third good chance of the half. Goalkeeper Amrinder Singh makes a wonderful release and falls to Hugo Boumous on the right. The Feench playmaker prepares Adam le Fondre with a good cross. But Le Fondre’s shot at the volley missed the target.
14 ‘INJURY! MCFC full-back Vignesh Dakshinamurthy accidentally hits Samad with his elbow. The referee does not grant the blasters a free kick. Samad looks good to continue.
11 ‘VERY CLOSE! Mumbai City FC defender Hernan Santana plays a long ball against Adam le Fondre from the other half. Le Fondre controls it well and sees Kerala’s center-back Costa Nhamoinesu slip. He soon goes one on one with goalkeeper Albino Gomes, but shoots the ball wide of the target.
8 ‘KBFC CHANCE! Sahal Abdul Samad passes the ball to Vicente Gomez near the penalty area. The latter tries to score a low cross but Mourtada Fall, Mumbai center-back, equalizes.
5 ‘Kerala Blasters FC are pushing extremely high here. The MCFC defenders are already feeling the pressure. The Tuskers will come by tonight too.
2 ‘CORNER FOR KBFC! Sahal Abdul Samad will take over the standard situation. His cross into the box is led by Mumbai City midfielder Raynier Fernandes.
7:25 pm: The players are in the middle – blasters in their traditional yellow jerseys and Mumbai City in their sky blue jerseys.
7:15 pm: STAT – The last time Kerala Blasters beat Mumbai City was in December 2017. In the five games since then, the men from Kochi have lost three and drawn two.
7:00 pm : Three changes to Mumbai City’s starting XI – Adam Le Fondre and Vignesh Dakshinamurthy return, while Cy Goddard replaces suspended Ahmed Jahouh.
IN: Adam Le Fondre, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Cy Goddard | AUS: Bartholomäus Ogbeche, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ahmed Jahouh
Adam Le Fondre, one of the league’s best strikers, has scored seven goals for Mumbai City FC this season. – PTI
6.45 p.m.: Kibu Vicuna makes three changes as Bakary Kone, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and Yondrembem Denchendra find a place in the starting XI.
IN: Bakary Kone, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and Yondrembem Denchendra | AUS: Jesser Carneiro, Jeakson Singh, Gary Hooper
KBFC XI: Albino Gomes, Costa Nhamoinesu, Bakary Kone, Sandeep Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Sahal Abdul Samad, Vicente Gomez, Rahul KP, Juande, Yondrembem Denechandra, Jordan Murray.
MCFC XI: Amrinder Singh, Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Bipin Singh, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Cy Goddard, Rowllin Borges, Raynier Fernandes, Hernan Santana, Hugo Boumous and Adam Le Fondre.
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The seventh edition of the Indian Super League began on November 20th in a bio-bubble in Goa.
During the four-month tournament, eleven teams will play against each other in a league and playoff format at three venues. After the inclusion of SC East Bengal, 115 games will be played this season, up from 95 last season.
The last time Kerala Blasters beat Mumbai City was in December 2017. In the five games since then, the men have from Kochi lost three and drew two.
They will indeed be desperate for another win against Mumbai when the two teams face each other at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Wednesday. You will be aware that it would not be easy at all.
Mumbai is at the top of the Indian Super League table (ISL 2020-21) with 30 points from the games, while Blasters is at the top of the table with 15 points from the same number Playing in third place is. However, the underdog’s coach sounded confident on the eve of the game.
« We’re ready to face Mumbai City, » said Kibu Vicuna. “You are the leaders of the competition. They are a very good team, very good players with a good coach. It’s a big challenge for us as we have to come back tomorrow and win. «
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He was also able to take advantage of his boys’ performance in the last game against ATK Mohun Bagan, even though he lost 2-3. However, after 2:14 in the second half, SIDE shouldn’t have lost this game.
Mumbai leads the competition but has not been in the best shape lately as it has only won one of its last four games Has. Coach Sergio Lobera admitted that you have to learn from your mistakes.
« We knew this situation was possible because it is practically impossible not to lose a game during the season, » he said. “We lost the first game against NorthEast United. Never before in the same season has a team been unbeaten in 12 games. “
He added that the loss wouldn’t affect the team. « We have to keep improving and working in the same way with the same ambition, » he said. « We have to learn from our mistakes as always, but I’m not worried. »
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