ISL 2020-21 Semi-final Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa Live Updates: Mumbai City FC are level with FC Goa at 0-0 as they both take on each other for the fourth time this season as the two play the second leg of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 semi-final at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim, Goa on Monday. Handball shout from Mumbai against Adil, which is not given, and immediately on the other hand, Amrinder is called to action with Pandita heading on goal. Amrinder makes another save off a fizzy Saviour Gama shot. Amrinder’s fingertips deny Romario and it remains goalless. Mumbai City FC have been in control of the proceedings and the best chances have fallen for FC Goa. Amrinder denies Ortiz as the Spaniard goes for goal from a free kick outside the box. Huge chance for Goa as Noguera’s shot at goal is palmed out by Amrinder and Redeem’s shot off the rebound is blocked. It’s been a physical battle between Mumbai City FC and FC Goa so far and Mumbai have threatened the Goa goal more. Mumbai and Goa played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg and have all to play in the match today. Since the whole season is played in Goa, there is no away goals rule here and if ends in draw after 90 minutes, we go to 30 minutes extra time and then the penalties. Follow all the live updates of Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa in News18 Sports’ blog. The other semi-final is also tied as NorthEast United FC and ATK Mohun Bagan played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
In the three matches played between the two teams this season, Mumbai City FC edged out FC Goa once while the other two have ended in a draw. Mumbai had defeated Goa in their first encounter with a very late goal. The second game was an exciting 3-3 draw while the first leg of the semi-final was also a very exciting affair and ended 2-2.
Mumbai coach Sergio Lobera admitted that his side needed to put up a better show in the return leg. “I am not happy (with the result),” Lobera said. “We had chances to score more goals and we need to be clinical in these situations. The game was very open (but) we didn’t have control of the game during some periods and gave them the opportunity to play between the lines. We need to improve on this.”
FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando revealed he wanted more than just a draw from the first leg. “We are not very happy because we wanted to win,” he said. “The most important (thing) now is the players are 100 per cent ready. It’s a great opportunity for us to continue to improve and continue working. We hope to be in the final. “We have some problems but we’ll see.”