ISL 2020-21 : Mumbai City FC beat Chennaiyin FC, with 4th straight win Mumbai firmly on top of points table

ISL 2020-21 Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC Full Score: 2-1; Mumbai City FC rallied to eke out a 2-1 win over…

ISL 2020-21 Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC Full Score: 2-1; Mumbai City FC rallied to eke out a 2-1 win over Chennaiyin FC and record their fourth victory on the trot in the Indian Super League here on Wednesday. The Sergio Lobera’s team maintained the top spot in the ISL points table with 12 points

Adam Le Fondre smashed in a 75th-minute winner after Hernan Santana scored the first for the winners.

ISL 2020-21 Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC Full Score: 2-1

It’s not often that Lobera makes many changes to his starting eleven. But on Wednesday, four changes were made to the Mumbai City starting line-up with Le Fondre and Santana starting the game. Amey Ranawade and Raynier Fernandes were the other two to come in.

Csaba Laszlo opted for a double change to the team that lost to Bengaluru FC. Fatkhullo Fatkhulloev and Germanpreet Singh started the game for Chennaiyin FC in place of Esmael Goncalves and Anirudh Thapa.

Chennaiyin FC had a perfect start and would have been ahead in the second minute if it was not for Sylvestr missing a sitter. Rafael Crivellaro delivered a perfect corner which was flicked in by Enes Sipovic and found Sylvestr, who missed the target.

Mumbai were not at their best and took time to settle. But they did have their moments. The home side’s best chance came in the 25th minute when Adam Le Fondre had a clear sight on goal, but his powerful drive from inside the box, was straight at keeper Vishal Kaith. The rebound fell to Bipin Singh, but he couldn’t utilise the opportunity.

Chennaiyin were clearly the better side in the opening quarter creating numerous chances through Lallianzuala Chhangte, Sipovic and Crivellaro. The Chennai-based side took the lead in the 40th minute. Sylvestr scored probably the easiest goal of the season.

Chhangte deserved credit for his initial spadework on the right before he played a low cross from the byline to find Sylvestr, who slotted it in.

Just when it looked like Chennaiyin would walk into the breather with a goal advantage, Mumbai’s Santana had different plans. The Spaniard, who was unmarked at the far post, nodded in a Hugo Boumous’ corner to restore parity.

The intensity dropped after the restart but Chennaiyin continued to test Mumbai’s defence. However, Mourtada Fall and keeper Amrinder Singh were at their best in the second half.

Mumbai doubled the lead in the 75th minute through another set-piece. Ahmed Jahouh’s long free-kick was flicked in by Rowllin Borges to Boumous. The Frenchman headed into the path of Le Fondre, who finished from close range.

Chennaiyin nearly scored an equaliser in stoppage time, but Sylvestr’s header narrowly went wide.


Club P W L D GF GA GD Pts
1 Mumbai City 5 4 1 0 8 2 6 12
2 NorthEast United 5 2 0 3 8 5 3 9
3 ATK Mohun Bagan 4 3 1 0 5 2 3 9
4 Bengaluru FC 4 1 0 3 5 4 1 6
5 FC Goa 4 1 1 2 6 5 1 5
6 Hyderabad FC 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 5
7 Jamshedpur FC 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 5
8 Chennaiyin FC  4 1 1 2 3 4 -1 4
9 Kerala Blasters FC 4 0 2 2 3 6 -3 2
10 Odisha FC 4 0 3 1 2 6 -4 1
11 SC East Bengal 3 0 3 0 0 7 -7 0

Here is the Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FClive score and commentary


90+6′- Jakub Sylvestr with a chance but cannot keep his header on target. Rafael Crivellaro whips the ball inside the box from the corner. Jakub Sylvestr jumps high and heads it but his effort is off target. That should be the final action of the game.

90+2′- Bipin’s misery in front of goal continues as he skies yet another chance. Boumous finds him with a neat pass and Bipin has all the time and space to pick his spot but ends up missing the target in embarrassing fashion.
90′- With so many yellow cards, the referee has added 6 minutes as injury time! Can CFC find the equalizer?

88′- Hugo Boumous and Rafael Crivellaro go into the referee’s book. Hugo first pulls Rafael from behind. The two confront each other and push each other. The referee has no other option but to book both the players.

86′- Changes for Chennaiyin FC as Germanpreet is replaced by Edwin Vanspaul and Thoi Singh comes on for Jerry.

82′- Fall comes to his side’s rescue twice in a minute as Chennaiyin is throwing men ahead now in search of an equaliser.

81′- Final changes for Mumbai City FC: le Fondre is replaced by Bartholomew Ogbeche and Ranawade is taken off for Rakip.

75′- Cooling Break
Time for both the teams to chalk out the plans for the remaining game as the players take a cooling break.
75′- Gooooall!
Rowllin wins the first contact off a set-piece and then Boumous heads it. Le Fondre then darts past Tangri, who is stationary, and than diverts a finish past Vishal.

70′- Chennaiyin are denied a penalty, and Jahouh gets away with another foul! Fatkhulloev is brought down inside the box, but the referee has not given Chennaiyin the decision.

63′- Yellow card!

Vignesh has gone in the book after a sliding challenge on Sabia sees the Brazilian floored
61′- Sylvestr holds the ball up in the box, and then finds Germanpreet, who is running on to it at the edge of the box. His first-time shot has gone high though, as he looks to place it in the corner.

55′-  Chennaiyin have a free-kick in a decent position, after Rowllin gets his arm in the way of Chhangte’s

53′- Double change for Mumbai City: Cy Goddard comes on for Raynier, while Mehtab Singh replaces Santana.

51′- Mumbai City’s goal-scorer Santana is on the ground and might have to be replaced soon. Raynier, too, is struggling.

48′- Penalty shouts as Crivellaro is brought down in the box but the referee says nothing doing.

46′- And the second half gets underway. We have a booking right away as Reagan picks up a yellow for a foul on Raynier.



45+3′- Goooooall!

MCFC have levelled right at the end of the half. There is no beter time to score and it is Hernan Santana who has levelled for his side heading into the break.
45 + 3′- Mumbai City have a corner right at the end of the half, as Bipin’s cross is hooked behind by Tangri

45′- Three extra minutes have been added on

44′-Poor play here from Jahouh. He absolutely clatters into Sabia with an extremely late tackle. Surprisingly, its Sabia who gets booked for his reaction and Jahouh gets away with it!

42′- Yellow card
Germanpreet Singh becomes the first player tonight to go into the referee’s book. He takes down Rowllin Borges with a slightly high footed tackle. The referee does not like it and writes his name in his black book.

40′- GOAL! Sylvestr scores as Chennaiyin FC takes the lead

Chhangte is the architect of the goal as he goes on a dizzying run down the right, beating four defenders, before squaring it for an unmarked Sylvestr. The Slovak taps the ball into an empty net to score his first ISL goal.

35′-Another chance goes begging for Chennaiyin FC!

Chhangte runs through on goal, but Santana gets in the way. Then Sylvestr keeps it alive, and then plays it over to Crivellaro, who looks to create space for himself, but Jahouh makes an absolutely sensational challenge inside his own penalty box.

34′- Poor from Hugo Boumous. The Islanders managed to counter-attack as Boumous gets to the ball on his left. He runs forward and gets close to the box. He then takes a shot but hits it way off the target.

33′-Crivellaro takes the corner short to Reagan in the box, and the full-back is running on to it. He should do much better than skew his left-footed shot wide.

30′- Cooling break

 Chennaiyin on top, but Mumbai City FC have had the best chance of the game so far.

25′-First time Vishal Kaith has been called into action and he is up for the task.

24′ Good move from Mumbai City. Boumous releases Bipin down the right and the 25-year-old fires a cross towards le Fondre but Kaith is alert to the task.


A forced change for CFC as Enes Sipovic has injured himself and cannot take any further part in this game. He has been replaced by Memo Moura.


17′- There seems to be a rivalry brewing here between Mourtada Fall and Jakub Sylvesr. The Mumbai City captain has sent the Chennaiyin forward to the ground for the third time so far.

15′- Chennaiyin FC has looked the better side in the opening quarter of play, creating some good chances along the way. Mumbai City has seen more of the ball but is yet to initiate a proper attack or register a shot.

12′- Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev puts in a decent ball inside the box but one of the MCFC player heads it out. The ball falls to Reagan Singh outside the box. He takes a touch and tries his luck but his effort is way, way wide.

11′- Good chance for Chennaiyin

CFC have a chance to put in a good ball inside the box fromthis free kick in a good area. Lallianzuala Chhangte looks to beat Ahmed Jahouh on the left but Jahouh trips him down. Just a free kick and nothing more from the referee.

8′- Sipovic makes a fantastic last-ditch sliding tackle to deny Raynier in the box, but appears to have injured himself in the process. Raynier, who recently came back from an injury, is also getting medical treatment.

5′- A very bad free kick from Rafael Crivellaro. He had a chnace to test the MCFC defense by putting in a good all inside the bx but his free kick from the right is straight to Amrinder Singh.

2′- Chennaiyin player Jakub Sylvestr strikes the shot off target, ball is cleared by the Mumbai City.

1′- The referee blows the whistle and CFC get us underway!

19:27 : Both teams are out in the middle. Mumbai City line-up in its blue home kit, while Chennaiyin dons its white kit.


19.00: The stage is all set for tonight

Team News: Lineups are out

Mumbai City FC (4-2-3-1)

Amrinder Singh (GK), Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Ahmed Jahouh, Hernan Santana, Hugo Boumous, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Bipin Singh, Adam Le Fondre.

Chennaiyin FC (4-2-3-1)

Vishal Kaith (GK), Reagan Singh, Enes Sipovic, Eli Sabia, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Deepak Tangri, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Fatkhullo Fatkhuloev, Germanpreet Singh, Jakub Sylvestr.


17.53: Mumbai City vs Chennaiyin FC- Last Meeting

17.50: Mumbai City FC head coach Sergio Lobera has clearly established what he is expecting out of his players tonighty.

17.45: Tonight table toppers Mumbai CIty FC will lock horns against two time ISL champions Chennaiyin FC. Who will come out the winner?


Total Matches Played: 12

Chennaiyin won: 06
Mumbai won: 04

Chennaiyin Lost: 04
Mumbai Lost: 06

Tied: 02

No Results: 00

Total Goals Scored: 24

Chennaiyin: 16
Mumbai: 08


Date: Wednesday, 9th December, 2020
Time: 7.30 PM IST
Place: GMC Stadium, Bambolim
Teams: Mumbai City FC vs Chennaiyin FC

When does Mumbai City vs Chennaiyin kick off? Wednesday 9th December, 2020 – 7:30 PM (IST)

Where is Mumbai City vs Chennaiyin being played? GMC Stadium, Bambolim

Where can I get tickets for Mumbai City vs Chennaiyin? Ticket information can be found on each club’s official website


Mumbai City FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Amrinder Singh; Mohammad Rakip, Mourtada Fall, Sarthak Goloui, Mandar Rao Dessai; Ahmed Jahouh, Rowllin Borges; Cy Goddard, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Singh; Adam Le Fondre

Chennaiyin FC XI Predicted (4-4-2)

Vishal Kaith; Reagan Singh, Eli Sabia, Enes Sipovic, Jerry Lalrinzuala; Anirudh Thapa, Deepak Tangri, Rafael Crivellaro, Lallianzuala Chhangte; Esmael Goncalves, Jakub Sylvestr

DREAM11 Predicted Team:

CAPTAIN: Esmael Goncalves

VICE -CAPTAIN:  Hugo Boumous

GOALKEEPER: Amrinder Singh

DEFENDERS: M Fall, M Rakip, Enes Sipovic, E Sabia

MIDFIELDERS: Hugo Boumous, R Borges, A Jahouh, L Chhangte

FORWARDS: Esmael Goncalves, Adam Le Fondre


Sitting top of the Indian Super League having won their last three matches, Mumbai City head into this clash against Chennaiyin full of confidence, with their opponents sat on four points, having suffered their first league defeat of the season last time out vs Bengaluru.

Mumbai’s defence has proven particularly impressive, keeping three clean sheets in all three of those victories and if they can score first here, then it’s hard to see this match ending in any other scenario than a fourth successive Mumbai City victory and clean sheet.

Score Prediction: Mumbai City FC 2-1 Chennaiyin FC

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