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90' + 3'
E. Alfaro
Diego
2 - 1
74'
E. Alfaro
Penalty Goal
1 - 1
46'
Marcos Tébar
Yellow Card
45' + 3'
Sehnaj Singh
Yellow Card
15'
B. Singh
Sehnaj Singh
0 - 1

Match Stats

Possession
60% 39%
8
6
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 467 312
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Pos Team P W D L F A +/- PTS Form
1 Bengaluru BNG Bengaluru 18 13 1 4 35 16 +19 40 W W D W W
2 Chennaiyin CFC Chennaiyin 18 9 5 4 24 19 +5 32 W D D W D
3 Goa GOA Goa 18 9 3 6 42 28 +14 30 W W W D L
4 Pune City PUN Pune City 18 9 3 6 30 21 +9 30 D L D W W
5 Jamshedpur JAM Jamshedpur 18 7 5 6 16 18 -2 26 L L D W W
6 Kerala Blasters KER Kerala Blasters 18 6 7 5 20 22 -2 25 L D W D W
7 Mumbai City MUM Mumbai City 18 7 2 9 25 29 -4 23 L L W W L
8 Odisha ODI Odisha 18 5 4 9 27 37 -10 19 D W W D W
9 ATK ATK ATK 18 4 4 10 16 30 -14 16 W L L L D
10 NorthEast United NEU NorthEast United 18 3 2 13 12 27 -15 11 L L L L L

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Semi-finals

Commentary

This is Nisanth V Easwar signing off for now. Stay tuned for match report and post match reaction. 
FULL-TIME: Pune City wins the derby courtesy of foreign quality on the ball. It was a delight to watch Alfaro lead the Pune line - hardworking and classy. Mumbai will feel hard done by after Balwant's opener early in the first half but Pune clawed their way back into the game.
90' + 5' Referee blows for full-time!
Diego
Assist
90' + 3' Assist Diego Carlos Oliveira
E. Alfaro
Goal
90' + 3' Goal Emiliano Alfaro Toscano
90' + 3' ALFARO WINS IT FOR PUNE!!! Lucca with a stunning defence-splitting through ball from the deep as Pune breaks on a speedy counter. Rozario completely misses the trajectory of the ball and Carlos pounces. The Brazilian squares the ball to an onrushing Alfaro inside the box who slots the ball in behind a desperate Amrinder!
A. Khan
R. Kumar
90' + 2' Substitution Rohit Kumar Adil Khan
90' + 2' Four extra minutes after the end of ninety...
90' + 1' Crowd cheers Marcelinho drives at the Mumbai defence through the centre in the dying minutes of the game but his release for Kean Lewis to the left is too strong! 
89' Sub Thiago Santos tries to flick the ball over Baljit inside the box but instead deflects the ball and helps it onto the path of Gerson whose whot from outside the box has Kamaljit diving low onto his right to save!
Thiago Santos
A. Emaná
87' Substitution Achille Emaná Edzimbi Thiago Nascimento dos Santos
87' Marcelinho flicks the ball to Carlos who lays the ball of to Alfaro inside the but Rozario is there to sweep the ball clear.
86' Alfaro's workrate has been truly exceptional. Great battle between Goian and Alfaro tonight but so far, spoils are shared. Less than five minutes to go in the Maharashtra derby.
83' SHOT! Lucca cuts in from the left, dribbles to the centre and sends a powerful shot towards Amrinder. The Indian goalkeeper punches it back into the area but is safely cleared.
81' Curling free-kick meets the head of Gerson who can't direct it towards the goal. Goal-kick.
80' Emana picks up the ball in midfield and before he can drive at the Pune defence, he is brought down. Free-kick for Mumbai.
78' Alfaro runs with the ball and picks out Carlo's run in behind the backline but Amrinder clears before the Brazilian can get to the ball. 
Jonatan Lucca
I. Vanmalsawma
77' Substitution Issac Vanmalsawma Jonatan Lucca
76' Ruidas tries to get a cross in from the left but it is blocked for a throw-in. Mumbai are on the ball again trying to regain lead. 
E. Alfaro
Penalty Goal
74' Penalty Goal Emiliano Alfaro Toscano
73' ALFARO SCORES! 1-1! The Pune No.9 calmly slots the spot-kick to the left of Amrinder who dived the wrong way. Brilliantly converted. 
72' PENALTY TO PUNE!!! Carlos, who initially goes down under pressure from Rozario, is clipped again by Raju as he tries to get up and control the ball. Unnecessary challenge!
71' Marcelinho is the latest to express his frustration with a shot from outside the box. Pune need a piece of individual brilliance.
69' Kean Lewis gets the ball on the left, does a couple of step overs, cuts in and curls a shot but it lacks conviction to trouble the goalkeeper. Amrinder claims the ball easily. 
68' It's all Pune at the moment but Mumbai are in no way making this easy for the home side. It's all passing and prodding
66' Pune are spreading passes all over the field but are unable to create anything inside the box. Goian and co. are standing firm!
M. Wadoo
S. Pradhan
65' Substitution Sanju Pradhan Mehrajuddin Wadoo
Rafa Jordá
Éverton Santos
64' Substitution Éverton Leandro dos Santos Pinto Rafael Jordá Ruiz De Assin
64' Defensive change for the visitors as Guimaraes throws in Rafa Jorda in place of Everton Santos. Tebar is replaced by Kean Lewis. 
K. Lewis
Marcos Tébar
63' Substitution Marcos Tébar Ramiro Kean Lewis
62' Tebar is running the show for Pune in midfield but is unable to break this resilient Mumbai defence. As a result, Rohit attempts a piledriver from 35 yards and it flies wide!
55' CHANCE! Marcelinho dribbles down the right flanks and crosses for Alfaro in the centre of the box. The forward checked his run at the last second, causing him to miss the cross by inches. Chance wasted!
54' Alfaro clashes into Goian outside the box. Defender is in pain but that doesn't stop the referee awarding a free-kick. Marcelinho takes it and hits the wall.
53' Fanai and Isaac plays a neat one-two just outside the box before the forward gets in to the box and crosses - the cross fails to find a target in the centre and is cleared.
52' Both sides now struggling to hold on to the ball. Rohit tries to pick out Carlos' run down the right but the goalkeeper comes acorss to clear it way for a throw-in
49' Another free-kick for Pune outside the box and Marcelinho curls it in. The ball is headed clear.
Marcos Tébar
Yellow Card
46' Yellow card Marcos Tébar Ramiro
45' Pune City on the ball quickly and operates down the right flank
Pune City started slowly but came back into the game later in the half whereas Mumbai has found chances hard to come by since Balwant's piledriver 15 minutes into the game. Stay tuned for the second half!
We are ready for the final 45 minutes here in Pune!
45' + 4' And that's it for the first half...
Sehnaj Singh
Yellow Card
45' + 3' Yellow card Sehnaj Singh
45' + 3' Sehnaj on Marcelinho again and this time the referee takes out the yellow card. Very minimal contact and the Pune City forward goes down easily. 
45' + 1' Marcelinho steps up take a free-kick from the right and curls it at the goalkeeper who punches it back into play.
45' + 1' Three minutes have been added..
43' TWO-FOOTED by Marcelinho! The Pune City forward flies into a reckless two-footed challenge and interestingly the referee has waved play on.
41' Marcelinho completely fools Sehnaj with a clever touch to take the ball away from the Mumbai midfielder at the byline and in the process, goes down. Referee is unmoved. 
39' Carlos executes a backheel lob over the Mumbai defence into the path of Marcelinho but the goalie sweeps to collect the ball before the forward can reach to it
37' Balwant is down again. And this time, it looks like he is set to be substituted. 
36' Pune have come into the game since the opening goal. They are passing it around with urgency and are creating chances. The final touch is missing.
33' CHANCE! Tebar comes forward and squares it off to Baljit who released Carlos again. The forward's cross across the goal fails to connect with any Pune player!
32' Diego Carlos is released down the right flank, the wideman gets to the bylne and crosses but misses both Alfaro and Marcelinho inside the box. The clearance reaches Carlos again and this time he opts to shoot but it hits the sidenetting!
26' GOIAN to the rescue for Mumbai as Marcelinho is released down the left hand side. The Brazilian gets into the box and shoots at a narrow angle from the byline before the Mumbai centre-back slides in to block
24' Sehnaj's tackle on Rohit is clumsy and late - free-kick awarded but Marcelinho is furious. Not the midfielder's first strong challenge that!
22' Marcelinho twists and turns on the edge of the box but is unable to take a shot - ball is played wide and is sent back into the box to the feet of Diego Carlos in the centre, whose shot forces a save from the goalkeeper. 
19' Balwant is down receiving treatment. He is fine to continue.
17' Mumbai are getting plenty of time to pick out their passes all over the field. Where is the press?
Sehnaj Singh
Assist
15' Assist Sehnaj Singh
B. Singh
Goal
15' Goal Balwant Singh
15' GOAL!!! Balwant scores! The Indian striker receives the ball on the left, cuts inside, opens up his body and pulls the trigger - ball serves in the air and beats the goalkeeper. Visitors break the deadlock in derby 0-1!
12' Baljit's defensive header puts it on a plate for Balwant inside the box on the left. The Indian striker lays it back to Gerson who attempts a curler from outside the box and forces a diving save from the goalie
10' Emana picks up the ball in midfield and executes a slow give and go with Balwant before he attempts a shot from the edge of the box. Blocked.
8' Goian with a hard challenge on Alfaro to steal the ball off the forward. He passes it to Emana who tries to pick out Sanju's run on the right but the defender clears
6' Pune City is off to a slow start with Mumbai City forcing the play early on. 
3' Tebar chips the Mumbai defence but Isaac is unable to keep it in play inside the box. Goal-kick to Mumbai. 
2' Santos holds the ball up at the far right corner but goes down under pressure from two Pune defenders. Free-kick is awarded to Pune and not Santos. 
1' Emana releases Balwant on the right and both players interchange passes outside the box on the right before the former crosses. The cross is cleared.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway..
Ranko Popovic and Guimaraes  have opted to not change the winning formula. Marcelinho and Alfaro were on fire in the last game for Pune whereas it was substitute Thiago Santos who turned matchwinner for the visitors. Another super-sub role today for him today?
We are 10 minutes away from kick-off here at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune!
Today's derby is expected to be a case of Pune's attack featuring Marcelinho, Diego Carlos and Alfaro knocking on the resilient defence of Mumbai. But football can surprise you in many ways. And we can't wait to find out what the surprise in store for today is!
Mumbai City's loss to Bengaluru FC in their first game was soon forgotten as they stunned FC Goa in their second. Their defence featuring Lucian Goian and Gerson is their strongest area in the field. Noo disrespect to Balwant and Santos but the forwards need to take their chances when they arrive - especially the former.
A defeat to Delhi was Pune's first result in this season's ISL but they came back strongly against ATK, thrashing them 4-1 at their own turf. Now, they are back home take on Mumbai City in a derby!
Mumbai City XI (4-2-3-1): Amrinder Singh(GK), Lucian Goian(C), Marcio Rozario, Gerson Vieira, Raju Gaikwad, Sehnaj Singh, Abinash Ruidas, Sanju Pradhan, Achille Emana, Everton Santos, Balwant Singh.
Mumbai City subs: Arindam Bhattacharja(GK), Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Davinder Singh, Thiago Santos, Sahil Tavora, Pranjal Bhumij, Rafa Jorda.
Pune City Subs: Vishal Kaith(GK), Damir Grgic, Harpreet Singh, Jonatan Lucca, Adil Khan, Ajay Singh, Kean Lewis.
Pune City XI (4-3-3): ​Kamaljit Singh(GK) ; Baljit Sahni, Gurtej Singh, Rafael Lopez, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai ; Marcos Tebar, Rohit Kumar, Isaac Vanmalsawma ; Diego Carlos, Marcelo Pereira(C), Emiliano Alfaro.
Hello and welcome to the LIVE text commentary of the first Maharashtra Derby in Indian Super League this season - FC Pune City vs Mumbai City FC.