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FC Pune City returns home to host Mumbai City FC with both teams coming off the back of crucial away victories. The Stallions, buoyed by their. Get a summary of the Mumbai City FC vs. FC Pune City football match. Catch the Live score and updates from the Indian Super League match between Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City.
Diego Carlos, who scored the equaliser against Delhi Dynamos, was rewarded with a place in the starting line-up. Pune started brightly and almost took the lead in the first minute when Ashique Kuruniyan nicked the ball off Arnold and laid it into the path of Fanai. Mumbai also had a good chance to take an early lead from an audacious overhead attempt from Arnold.
The Mumbai No 7 won a free-kick on the right after being pulled down by Ashique.
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For Mumbai, Machado pulled the strings from midfield with Sehnaj Singh covering up for him defensively. While Mumbai controlled the middle of the park, Pune decided to channel their attacks through the left. The trio of Ashique, Carlos and Fanai linked up well, but lacked the killer pass.
The Pune No 11 connected well with the ball, but it was not enough to trouble Amrinder in goal. Four minutes later, Mumbai drew first blood. The onrushing Arnold Issoko looked primed to get in an easy tap-in only for the cross to cannon off the post. As luck would have it, Mumbai's Sougou was the first to react as he slammed the ball home to give Mumbai the lead.
It was a well-deserved goal for the Portuguese forward, who had toiled without finding the back of the net in the previous two matches. Three minutes later, Arnold should have got a goal himself. Having beaten the offside trap, the Congolese winger latched on to a ball from deep and only had Kaith to beat. Despite trailing, Pune had more of the ball. But a goal seemed elusive.
Poojari once again was at the right place at the right time to get on the end of a cross, but his volley was straight at Amrinder Singh. Carlos put Alfaro through in on goal, but the Pune captain was stopped in his tracks by a perfectly-timed tackle from Subhashish.
Just as it began to look like Pune might score before the half-time, they were handed a double blow. First, Ashique, who was having an interesting battle with Souvik Chakrabarti, had to be replaced due to a knee injury in the 41st minute by Robin Singh. In the 43rd minute, Pune conceded a penalty after Fanai went sliding into Sougou in the box.
The Pune defender was lucky to escape with only a yellow. Rafael Bastos stepped up to the spot and sent the ball down the middle to give Mumbai a lead going into the break.
They have played only one game so far. It will be a difficult game for us," the coach said. The coach also informed that Matias Mirabaje will be out of tomorrow's game. On the other hand, Pune, who managed to eke out a draw against Delhi Dynamos, will also be targetingtheir first win of the season.
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Pune's coach Miguel Angel Portugal said he was aware of Mumbai's problems. I know that they Mumbai lost their first match here against Jamshedpur but against Kerala Blasters, Mumbai played well. Against Jamshedpur they played in the first half. But I know whats the problem with Mumbai and well try to win," said Portugal.Mumbai City FC vs Pune City FC - ISL
The Pune coach also praised Mumbai's defender Lucian Goian but sounded upbeat about his team's chances. Pune also possess a string of good strikers, along with mid-fielders and defender, and will surely pose a threat to Mumbai in their own backyard. The kick-off is at 7. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services.
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