It’s all to play for both FC Goa and Mumbai City FC in the second leg of the Indian Super League 2020-21 semi-final, to be played at GMC Stadium in Bambolim on Monday, March 8.
FC Goa’s winning run stretched to 14 games when they played out an exciting 2-2 draw in the first leg against the Islanders. With the away goal rule not in place this season, the second-leg would make an interesting watch.
This will be the fourth meeting between FC Goa and Mumbai City FC this season. They first crossed paths during the league stage, with Mumbai clinching a 95th-minute winner through Adam Le Fondre. Their second and third meeting ended in a 3-3 and 2-2 draw, respectively.
Mumbai will welcome the return of Amey Ranawade, who missed the first leg due to suspension. The fitness of Rowlin Borges and Mohamad Rakip, however, remains a worry. FC Goa, on the other hand, will be without Princeton Rebello and Mohamed Ali.
Princeton suffered a dislocated toe following a two-footed challenge from MCFC’s Mourtada Fall in the second minute of the second-half stoppage time in the first leg. Still, Mourtada escaped with a yellow card, much to the dismay of the FC Goa camp. Brendon Fernandes and Seriton Fernandes, meanwhile, remain two injury worries.
FC Goa squad
Goalkeepers: Mohammad Nawaz, Naveen Kumar, Dylan D'Silva, Shubham Dhas
Defenders: Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Aibanbha Dohling, Leander D'Cunha, Mohamed Ali, Sanson Pereira, Sarineo Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Adil Khan
Midfielders: Edu Bedia, Flan Gomes, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Alberto Noguera, Glan Martins, Redeem Tlang, Seiminlen Doungel, Nestor Dias, Phrangki Buam, Princeton Rebello, Alexander Jesuraj, Makan Chothe, Amarjit Singh
Forwards: Igor Angulo, Ishan Pandita, Aaren D'Silva, Devendra Murgaonkar
Mumbai City FC squad
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Nishit Shetty, Vikram Singh, Phurba Lachenpa
Defenders: Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Tondonba Singh, Sarthak Golui, Amey Ranawade, Mohamad Rakip, Mehtab Singh, Valpuia
Midfielders: Ahmed Jahouh, Cy Goddard, Hugo Boumous, Herman Santana, Rowllin Borges, Farukh Choudhary, Raynier Fernandes, Bidyananda Singh, Asif Khan, Bipin Singh, Pranjal Bhumij, Sourav Das, Vikram Singh, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy
Forwards: Bartholomew Ogbeche, Adam Le Fondre
FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC likely playing XI
FC Goa predicted playing XI: Dheeraj Singh (GK); Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Adil Khan, Saviour Gama; Alexander Jesuraj, Edu Bedia, Glan Martins; Redeem Tlang, Igor Angulo, Jorge Ortiz
Mumbai City FC playing XI: Amrinder Singh (GK); Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Mandar Rao Desai; Reynier Fernandes, Ahmed Jahoud, Adama le Fondre, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Shah; Bartholomew Ogbeche
Where to watch FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC ISL semi-final 2nd leg?
The FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC ISL semi-final 2nd leg will be telecast live at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi, as well as the respective HD TV channels in India on March 5.
FCG vs MCFC live streaming will be provided on the Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV platforms.
Get ISL live scores here.
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