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ISL 2018-19: FC Goa Defeats Mumbai City FC 2-0

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Spanish midfielder Edu Bedia (28th minute) and star striker Ferran Corominas (79th minute) got a goal each to help FC Goa end Mumbai City FC’s unbeaten win run in Indian Super League.

In the past match, everything had worked in the host group’s support, where Mumbai City FC’s victory against Bengaluru FC was acknowledged for all the correct reasons. They finished their opponent’s unbeaten streak in the group.

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In the following match on Friday, Mumbai was as below par as Bengaluru,  when they surrendered to a 2-0 misfortune and received their heaviest thrashing this season.

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Everything that worked up for Jorge Costa’s Mumbai in the match against Bengaluru, went down for them while playing against Sergio Lobera’s Goa side.

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Goa FC vs Mumbai City FC

Right from the beginning, the two groups played with full rigour and intensity. Nonetheless, in the second moment of the match, Goa had an extraordinary opportunity to lead the pack. As it was expected, it didn’t take much time for Goa’s players to discover their chances.

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A throw from Seriton Fernandes came to Corominas, who gave a low pass to Brandon Fernandes. Yet, the midfielder sold a dummy to skipper Mandar Rao Dessai behind him. Dessai shot from a separation yet a ready Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh fend it off.

However, this fell in the way of Bedia, who shot on target and the ball took a redirection off Mumbai’s protector Subhasish Bose, before coming in. At the midway stamp, Goa was 1-0 ahead.

The possibility came after a sharp move from forward Ferrain Corominas in the wing which Mumbai neglected to hold. This proceeded throughout the match as Corominas’ developments in the intriguing half gave Mumbai’s defenders an exceptionally hard time.

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Tough time for Mumbai City FC

After the difference in closures, Mumbai was at first progressively forceful. Yet, it was Goa’s goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz, who guaranteed that his side remained ahead as he made several great recoveries. Two consecutive possibilities sought Mumbai, yet they missed each of them. In the 63rd minute, Paulo Machado’s free-kick was gestured by Lucian Goian, yet it hit the crossbar.

Additionally, the match authorities were kept on their toes with Goa’s player Seriton Fernandes and Mumbai’s Milan Singh, Lucian Goian, receiving yellow cards in the initial 25 minutes.

Mumbai was rebuffed by an Edu Bedia tap-in goal in the 28th minute pursued by a 79th-minute punishment scored by Ferran Corominas. A quiet and calm Corominas effectively changed over the punishment as he opened the ball into the correct corner to make a 2-0 lead for Goa.

Friday’s misfortune probably won’t be an embarrassment, however, it puts a scar on Mumbai’s acclaimed resistance. With this success, Goa logged three points to move to the third spot in the standings with an overall of 24 points. This was Goa’s seventh win in 13 games, while it was Mumbai’s solitary third thrashing in 14 games.

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