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Mumbai City FC strike comeback as Islanders clinch ISL Cup

Mumbai City FC strike comeback as Islanders clinch ISL Cup

Mumbai City FC win ISL Cup Final after beating Mohun Bagan 3-1 at the Salt Lake Stadium

Mumbai City FC clinches the ISL Cup. The Islanders struck a wonderful comeback to come from a goal behind to score thrice. The Mariners fought hard to take an early lead but missed out on a chance to grab a domestic treble. Jason Cummings opened the scoring for the Mariners while dual strikes from Pereyra Diaz, Bipin Singh and Jakub was enough to finish the game in the second half.

GOALLLL!

90+8′ – Game set and Match for Mumbai City FC. They have scored again as Jakub score for the Islanders

Another chance!

90′ – Another chance for Mohun Bagan! Liston’s shot was deflected by Lachenpa and then Joni missed out on a close header!

There will be 9 minutes of added time!

Chance!

86′ – A chance for the Mariners to come on level terms! Jason Cummins r shot hits the side netting!

GOALLLL!

81′ – Mumbai City FC grab the all important second goal of the game. They are 9 minutes away from lifting the Cup.

Final 10 minutes!

80′ – Last 10 minutes of normal time remains! And still there is nothing to separate between the two sides!

Break!

76′ – We venture into the final quarter of the game! A short water break for the players as Jayesh Rana receives treatment!

Another change!

72′ – Pereyra Diaz can’t continue and Jakub replaces him!

Change!

68′ – Alberto Noguera can’t continue and Bipin Singh replaces him! A wonderful corner for Mohun Bagan and Yuste’s head goes just wide! Mohun Bagan bring in a chage, Sahal replaces Thapa!

What a Miss!

62′ – A wonderful chance for Mumbai City FC to double their lead! Rahul Bheke misses a sitter!

Injury break!

58′ – A brief break as Phurba Lachenpa is injured. The players get a small drinks break!

GOALLLL!

52′ – Mumbai City FC scores! Jorge Pereyra Diaz equalises for Mumbai City FC

Almost!

48′ – A free kick and a corner for Mohun Bagan. But the Mariners waste the chance to get the second goal!

Second half starts!

46′ – And the second half starts!

Half Time!

HT – And with that we come to the end of the first half. Mohun Bagan leads the game 1-0!

Dying minutes of first half!

45′ – There will be 4 minutes of added time!

GOALLLL!

44′ – Mohun Bagan grab the opening goal! A winderful long ranger from Dimitri Petratos as Lachenpa spills it, only for Jason Cummins to tap it into the back of the net!

Chance for Mohun Bagan!

42′ – Brilliant chances for the Mariners! Lovely link-up between Thapa and Liston but Lachenpa saves on both occasions!

Chhangte hits the bar!

39′ – Another chance for Chhangte and it hits the bar again! Mohun Bagan saved by a whisker!

Pressure!

35′ – Mumbai continue to attack in phases! Brave defending from Mohun Bagan!

Almost the opener!

31′- A free kick from Chhangte hits the crossbar! Almost the opening goal for Mumbai. A short drinks break!

Both sides look for opening goal!

30′- Half an hour has passed and nothing to separate between the two sides. Chhangte got a good chance but his cross was wide!

Mumbai dominate possession!

20′ – Mohun Bagan look for the opening goal as Mumbai dominate possession!

End to End attack!

15′ – End to end attack from both the sides! A couple of clumsy fouls and a quite a few freekicks!

Pressure from Mumbai!

10′ – Still early moments into the match and Mumbai City FC insert early pressure!

Early minutes!

5′ – Early minutes into the match and nothing to separate between the two sides!

Kickoff!

0′ – And here we go!

Time for Kickoff!

The National Anthem and pre match proceedings are done! It is now time for the kickoff!

Almost Time!

A little over 5 minutes to go! We patiently await for the start of this exciting encounter!

15 minutes to go!

The anticipation rises! Just 15 minutes to go for the mega clash!

Tick Tok!

A little less than 40 minutes to go as the wait continues for the exciting clash!

Mohun Bagan Line-up

And here we have the line-up of Mohun Bagan!

Mumbai City FC Line-up

And here we have the line-up of Mumbai City FC!

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and Welcome to the Live of Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC for the ISL Cup Final 2023-24

The iconic Yuba Bharati Stadium in Kolkata once again will lay witness to the epic clash of the giants. With audience expected to touch above the 62,000 mark, it is do or die for both the sides to end the season. While Mohun Bagan are clashing the trophy to complete their domestic treble, the Islanders on the other hand are fighting for the first trophy of the season.

In the 2023-24 football calendar year, the Mariners defeated their formidable opponents 3-1 in the Durand Cup quarters. The two sides then clashed in the ISL where Mumbai pipped the Mariners 2-1 at home in a game that saw 7 red cards. Come the home leg, it was the ISL Shield decider and the Mariners returned the favour to win 2-1 at Kolkata to lift the ISL Shield.

Final Encounter!

The stage is now set for a dramatic encounter. It is the Cup final and winner takes all. Mohun Bagan will be keen to defend their Cup title while Mumbai will be hungry for a taste of maiden silverware in the season. Ahead of the clash both the sides have looked confident in striking comeback in the ISL semis.

Mumbai overturned a 2-0 deficit to Goa in the first leg to 2-3. The Islanders then beat the Gaurs in the return leg to finish the tie 5-2 to reach the finals. Mohun Bagan were handed a 2-1 defeat in Odisha, but the Mariners rallied hard to finish 2-0 to secure a spot in the finals with a 3-2 aggregate in the semis.

The two sides have previously met in a ISL Cup Final. Back in 2021, Mumbai staged a remarkable comeback in the dying minutes of the game to secure a 2-1 win and win the Cup. However, Bagan coach Antonio Lopez Habas is not too keen about revenge.

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Team News

It is safe to say both the teams are equally matched in the finals. While Mohun Bagan will miss the services of Armando Sadiku, Mumbai on the other hand will miss out on Yoell van Nieff (both through suspensions). Another blow for Mumbai would be the absence of star left back Akash Mishara who suffered an injury in the semis clash against FC Goa.

For the Mariners, the team looks set. There aren’t any fresh concerns in the team. Sahal Abdul Samad who was out injured for the better part of the last 4-5 weeks, returned with a bang to score the decisive goal in the semi finals.

Mohun Bagan vs Mumbai City FC Predicted XI

Mohun Bagan Predicted XI: Vishal Kaith; Anwar Ali, Hector Yuste, Subhasish Bose; Deepak Tangri, Joni Kauko; Manvir Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Liston Colaco; Dimitri Petratos, Jason Cummings

Mumbai City FC Predicted XI: Phurba Lachenpa; Rahul Bheke, Thaer Krouma, Tiri, Mehtab Singh; Apuia, Jayesh Rane, Alberto Noguera; Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Vikram Pratap Singh

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