FC Goa and Mumbai City are set to clash for the one last time this season in the second leg of the semi-final. Both the teams will battle it out at the Fatorda stadium to seal their berth in the ISL finals. FC Goa is heading into the crucial fixture with a four away goal lead as they thrashed Mumbai City by 5-1 in the first leg. The stage is set for another thrilling encounter between two deserving semi-finalists with an attacking mindset.
FC Goa, who has been in sensational form throughout this season, is on the verge of storming their way into the finals. They registered a thumping victory against Mumbai City by 5-1 in the first-leg at Mumbai Football Arena. The hosts are likely to score again in the second leg as they have scoring goals for fun lately. Sergio Lobero has transformed this squad of talented players into a footballing powerhouse, who are the strongest contender to take the ISL trophy. FC Goa would be hoping for the same kind of dominant performance in front of their home fans.
On the contrary, Mumbai City has to play out of their skin if they want to overturn the first-leg deficit. The visitors were flying high this season until the last game, where the Gaurs destroyed them in their backyard. Jorge Costa & Co has an uphill task ahead of them in this must-win match. Mumbai would be eyeing to land a counterpunch when taking on FC Goa for the semi-final clash. The hard work and consistency which they showed throughout the season were undone by their pathetic performance in the previous encounter. Mumbai City will have to score at least four goals in this crunch game if they want to book their spot in the finals.
Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Fatorda Stadium, Goa
League: Indian Super League
Live Telecast: Star Network
Online Streaming: Hotstar (Website, App)
Recent form (Last five matches)
FC Goa – W W L W W
Mumbai City FC – L L W L L
FC Goa Won – 5
Mumbai City FC Won – 3
Drawn – 3
- The hosts will feature an unchanged starting lineup for this game.
- Naveen Kumar will be the goalkeeper for FC Goa.
Mumbai City FC:
- Mumbai City can make a few changes in their playing XI.
- Amrinder Singh will be the safety net for the backline.
Probable Playing 11
FC Goa – Naveen Kumar, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Pena, Mandar Rao Desai, Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Manvir Singh, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Ferran Corominas
Mumbai City – Amrinder Singh, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Lucian Goian, Anwar Ali, Subhasish Bose, Arnold Issoko, Sehnaj Singh, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Rafael Bastos, Modou Sougou
FUNTUSH SAFE XI