Mumbai FC 2-1 Sporting Clube De Goa – Khalid Jamil’s Men Hand Flaming Oranje Their First Defeat
The Mumbaikars registered their second win to destroy the Goan side’s unbeaten run in the current I-League campaign…
By Goal.com India
Mumbai FC defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 2-1 in round six of the I-League match played at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, on Wednesday.
Ebi Sukore provided the breakthrough in the injury time of the first half after he was brought down in the box, but it was man-of-the-match Gbeneme Friday who starred for the home side.
It was Rojen Singh who brought Sukore down in the box forcing the referee to show to the spot and the latter coolly converted the penalty.
Both the teams were engrossed in a battle of the midfield with Sporting making random forays through James Moga and Kalu Ogba. Both tried to sneak in on a couple of occasions, but Mumbai FC goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh foiled their attempts.
In the 42nd minute, Nicholas Rodrigues sent a cross from right to Cavin Lobo at the left of the box. Lobo was merely five yards from the goal-line but he failed to control the ball.
On changing the ends, Mumbai FC kept up the pressure and they were rewarded in the 50th minute when Friday smashed in the goal on receiving a pass from Cavin Lobo.
With 2-0 lead in their pockets, Mumbai FC began to control the match while Sporting was left wondering what really hit them. Their frustration grew more so when time started running out before Victorino scored but his effort came little too late for the Goans to think about drawing the match.There were at least three real chances in those last five minutes when Sporting looked like scoring the equaliser, but Mumbai FC held on to their lead until the last minute.
Sporting Clube de Goa
- Own Goal
- Penalty Missed
- Yellow Card
- Penalty Save
- Penalty Shootout Goal
- Penalty Shootout Miss
- Yellow Card / Red Card
- Red Card
- Substitution IN
- Substitution OUT
- Goal.com Rating
- Goal.com Man of the Match
- Goal.com Flop of the Match
- Top & Flop Global Ranking
- Fans' Man of the Match
- Fans' Flop of the Match