Diego Forlan scored the first hat-trick of ISL 2016 season as Mumbai City FC demolished Kerala Blasters 5-0 at Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai, on Saturday. Mumbai put in a clinical performance on the night with Cafu and Goian second-half goals adding to Forlan's brilliant treble.
The Uruguayan striker and Marquee player of the club struck twice inside the first 14 minutes and then completed his hat-trick in the second session as Mumbai City ran riot against the in-form visitors, who had come to Mumbai with a back to back two match win. Mumbai led 2-0 at the break and added more goals through Brazilian midfielder Cafu and Lucian Goian. The big victory took Mumbai City to the top of the table with 19 points from 12 matches, leaving Kerala Blasters stuck to stuck to
The big victory took Mumbai City to the top of the table with 19 points from 12 matches, leaving Kerala Blasters stuck to
On Saturday night, it was all about Forlan, who helped Mumbai City register their biggest win at home. The Uruguayan striker started his
Kerala Blasters did not have too many chances in the opening 45 minutes and Mumbai goalkeeper Amrinder Singh did not have any save to make. All that Kerala Blasters threw at the goalkeeper were long, hopeful shots which were not on target. Forlan completed his hat-trick in the 63rd minute. From a goal-mouth melee, Jhingan’s header fell for Cafu just outside the box and the Brazilian immediately set-up Forlan on the left. The Mumbai City star man lost no time in slotting the ball into the goal for ISL’s first hat-trick this season.
Forlan was immediately substituted for some much-needed rest but Mumbai City continued with their goal-scoring ways. Cafu scored a gem of a goal with his left-foot in the 69th minute after accepting a pass from Defederico and running his way past two defenders and then