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Match 66 of Indian Super League 5, held on Feb 1 ,saw the Mumbai City FC play against FC Goa.

FC Goa ended Mumbai’s unbeaten run of nine matches in this season with a 2-0 win over them at the Mumbai Football Arena. Ferran Corominas also became the ISL’s top goalscorer after he overtook Hume’s tally of 28 goals in this game. This win also helped Goa move to the third spot in the table. Goa had 58% possession than Mumbai’s 42%.

Goa headed into the break with a 1-0 lead

FC Goa won the toss and chose their side. Goa made a cracking start to the game after Seriton’s throw-in from the right found Corominas who in turn sent a low pass to Brandon and the latter squared it to Mandar Rao. Mandar unleashed a shot from a distance towards the target, but the Mumbai Custodian made a fingertip save to deny a goal. In the 10th minute, Ahmed from the middle passed the ball to Bedia and the latter laid the ball to Corominas who fired a shot towards the goal from outside the box, but the keeper made an easy save as it was straight at the keeper. In the 28th minute, Goa drew the first blood after Brandon played Corominas through on goal and the latter went for the glory, but the keeper made a good save. However, the rebound ball found the feet of Edu Bedia who fired a shot towards the target, which took a deflection of Bose’s leg and rolled into the back of the net. Goa kept on applying constant pressure on the hosts through their attacking play of the game and entered the break with a 1-0 lead.

Goa completed a double over Mumbai in this season

As the second, half started in the 49th minute Edu Bedia sent a good pass to Mandar Rao and the latter fired a shot towards the target, but his shot went just over the bar. In the 57th minute, Mirabaje fired, a shot towards the target from a free kick, but the keeper punched it away for a corner. The resulting corner saw Goian getting to the end of Machado’s pass and the former headed it towards the goal, but the keeper once again came to the rescue. In the 63rd minute, Machado lifted the ball from the middle, which found the head of Goian and the latter headed it towards the goal, but his shot hit the crossbar and went out of play. In the 79th minute, Goa was awarded a penalty after Bose brought down Corominas inside the box and the referee points to the spot and the latter stepped in to take the kick. Corominas calmly slotted the ball into the bottom left corner by sending the keeper in the wrong direction thereby making him the ISL’s top goal scorer with 29 goals to his name. Finally, Goa won the game comfortably by 2-0 and move to the third spot in the table and ended Mumbai’s unbeaten run.




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