FC Goa kicked off their ISL campaign with an impressive 3-2 away victory against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. Now they take on hosts Mumbai City FC, who lost their first game of the season with a 2-0 loss to debutants Bengaluru FC, at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai.
FC Goa came away with three points after an impressive win against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai in their opening fixture of the fourth season of the Hero Indian Super League. Despite a stutter in the second half, the Gaurs looked the better side in Chennai. They will be looking to continue the momentum they gained when they face off against a wounded Mumbai City FC who went down to an impressive Bengaluru FC in Bengaluru. The match will be played at the Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai where the Gaurs got their first three points of a difficult season last year.
Skipper Laxmikant Kattimani will be looking to make amends for his error that gave some hope to the Marina Machans. In front of him, the defensive pairing of Bruno Pinheiro and Ali Mohammad are likely to continue along with
Manuel Lanzarote was awarded the man of the match for his superlative display against Chennaiyin FC. He is one of the pillars of this FC Goa side and he will slot into the attacking midfield position and will be flanked by Goan wingers Mandar Rao Dessai who scored the third goal in the last game and youngster Brandon Fernandes who also put in an excellent display. Anthony D’Souza, Manuel
The encounter promises to be a mouthwatering one, as Mumbai will look to get off the bottom of the table with their first win in front of their home fans while FC Goa will want to continue their superb form and return to Goa with two wins on the road ahead of a difficult clash against Bengaluru FC.