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Mumbai City start title defence in model with win towards FC Goa

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Spanish striker Igor Angulo struck twice within the house of three minutes as Mumbai City FC started their Indian Super League title defence in model with 3-0 win towards FC Goa right here on Monday.
Angulo continued from the place he left final season with a superb outing, although towards his former aspect, as he scored within the thirty third (penalty) and 36 minutes to assist Mumbai City FC start their marketing campaign on a successful observe.

HALF-TIME
A brace from Igor Angulo places #theIslanders within the lead and units up an thrilling second-half! 🤩#MCFCFCG #MumbaiCity #AamchiCity 🔵 pic.twitter.com/6wD2mvHf8C
— Mumbai City FC (@MumbaiCityFC) November 22, 2021
Brazilian Ygor Catatau (76th) then celebrated his ISL debut inside minutes of stepping onto the pitch, closing the match for the City Football Group-owned membership of their season opener.

First contact, first objective 🤯
That’s all of the motivation we want for the week! #MCFCFCG #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/nZMoF984xa
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 22, 2021
Des Buckingham, on his first match as head coach on Indian soil, confirmed off Mumbai City’s summer time signings within the beginning XI.

With two strikes, Igor Angulo begins his @MumbaiCityFC voyage in model to win Hero of the Match! 😎#MCFCFCG #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/YxXs7QnT3M
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 22, 2021

Apuia, Mohammad Nawaz, Rahul Bheke, and Cassio Gabriel all began alongside Angulo. FC Goa’s alternative for Angulo, Airam Cabrera, led the road for the Gaurs. Brandon Fernandes remained unavailable for choice because of damage.

FULL-TIME | #MCFCFCG
The defending champions @MumbaiCityFC begin their season with a commanding win over @FCGoaOfficial 👊#HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/lxw3bqBkk8
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 22, 2021
There was drama early on with Leander D’Cunha let off for what appeared like a doable foul contained in the field for tripping down Vignesh Dakshinamurthy. The Mumbai City wing-back needed to be subbed off in ache.
The sport opened up after the half-hour cooling break. Gabriel obtained a cross with Ivan Gonzalez trying to clear. He introduced himself between the ball and the FC Goa participant and Ivan’s mistimed sort out led to a penalty kick.
Angulo transformed the spot-kick with glee, beating previous teammate Dheeraj Singh, who in any other case had an honest night time.

Minutes later, it was time for Raynier Fernandes to show supplier. A pointy flip in midfield led to the ball performed via for Angulo. The Spaniard took a deft contact, rushed previous the defenders, and shot fiercely because the ball went into the online previous Dheeraj’s proper.
Mumbai City may have had a 3rd earlier than the break just for Raynier’s shot to be stopped by the crossbar. Big-money signing Apuia managed the midfield with ease.
FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando turned to his bench as he bought in Nongdamba Naorem within the second half. Captain Edu Bedia nearly halved the deficit with a half volley that flew over the bar.
Cassio Gabriel was the star of the second half together with his industrious invasions inside FC Goa’s field. Ygor Catatau then got here off the bench to nod in a free-kick despatched in by Ahmed Jahouh, sealing the deal.