ISL-SEASON 5-SEMIFINAL-2-LEG-2-FC GOA VS MUMBAI CITY FC
Semifinal 2 Leg 2 of Indian Super League 5, held on Mar 12 ,saw the FC Goa play against Mumbai City FC.
FC Goa booked their spot in the Finals for the second time in ISL despite their loss to the hosts Mumbai by 1-0. Goa progressed to the finals with a 5-2 aggregate in the semifinals. They will be playing Bengaluru FC in the finals at the Mumbai Football Arena. FC Goa had 60% possession than Mumbai City’s 40%.
Mumbai headed into the break with a 1-0 lead
Mumbai City FC won the toss and chose their side. In the sixth minute, the hosts took the lead after Arnold took the ball from Ahmed and played a perfect through ball to Bastos where the latter slotted the ball into the back of the net. In the 23rd minute, the hosts had another big opportunity to score a goal as Bastos played a lovely through ball to Sougou where the latter tried to chip the ball over the keeper, but Mourtada cleared the ball from the danger. In the 39th minute, Jackichand sent a cross inside the box which found Boumous, but his header went wide of the goal. In the same minute, Ahmed was replaced by Edu Bedia to avoid second booking which would have ruled him out from playing the final. Finally, Mumbai went into the break with a 1-0 lead, which was not enough for them to qualify for the finals.
Goa progressed through finals despite their loss against Mumbai
As the second half started in the 48th minute Corominas tried his luck from a distance, but the keeper saved his shot easily as it lacked enough power. In the 56th minute, Jackichand played a cross inside the box, which was dealt easily by the keeper, but the clearance fell straight into the path of Corominas and his shot came off the crossbar in the end. In the 83rd minute Rafique played, a lovely cross to Sougou and the latter fired a shot towards the goal, but his shot went just wide of the post. A couple of minutes later Mirabaje curled the ball towards the left post from a free kick, but the keeper made a terrific save by diving towards his right. However, the ball hit the post and went into the path of Sougou who blasted his shot into the stands. Finally, Mumbai won the second leg by 1-0, which was not enough for them to qualify for the finals as Goa qualified for the mega event with a 5-2 aggregate scoreline.
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ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between FC Goa and Mumbai City FC.
Mumbai City FC tweet after the game
— Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) March 12, 2019
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 12, 2019
FC Goa tweet after the game
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) March 12, 2019