A battle of ideologies and bragging rights awaits at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa, as two heavyweights in Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan cross swords in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 final on Saturday, March 13.
Sergio Lobera’s MCFC, who have scored 37 goals this term, reached their maiden final on the back of a hard-fought penalty shootout win over FC Goa in the semi-finals.
The Islanders’ last attempt to book a spot in an ISL final was in the 2015-16 season, where the now-defunct ATK won by a 3-2 aggregate in the semi-finals.
ATKMB, on the other hand, edged past Khalid Jamil’s NorthEast United FC with a 3-2 aggregate win and have secured a place in the final against a team they lost twice this season. However, given his 100 per cent record in ISL finals, Antonio Lopez Habas will be eager to spoil the party for his younger counterpart.
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, Valpuiah
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
ATK Mohun Bagan squad
Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharja, Dheeraj Singh, Arsh Shaikh, Aryan Niraj Lamba, Avilash Paul
Defenders: Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Sumit Rathi, Boris Singh Thangjam
Midfielders: Edu Garcia, Javier Hernandez, Carl McHugh, Michael Soosairaj, Jayesh Rane, Pronay Halder, Bradden Inman, Michael Regin, Sahil Sheikh, Ningombam Engson Singh, Md. Fardin Ali Molla, Lenny Rodriguez
Forwards: Roy Krishna, David Williams, Manvir Singh, Marcelinho
Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan predicted playing XI
Mumbai City FC playing XI: Amrinder Singh (GK); Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Hernan Santana, Mandar Rao Desai; Rowllin Borges, Ahmed Jahouh; Raynier Fernandes, Hugo Boumous, Bipin Singh; Bartholomew Ogbeche
ATK Mohun Bagan predicted playing XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK); Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose; Javier Hernandez, Manvir Singh, Lenny Rodrigues; Roy Krishna, David Williams
Where to watch Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan ISL final live?
The Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan ISL final 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.
MCFC vs ATKMB will also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV. Get ISL live scores here.
Feature image courtesy: Indian Super League