Report Wire - ISL 2021-22: Mumbai City FC start title defence in fashion with 3-0 hammering of FC Goa

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ISL 2021-22: Mumbai City FC start title defence in fashion with 3-0 hammering of FC Goa

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Igor Angulo continued from the place he left final season, dominating the outing in opposition to his former aspect as defending champions Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa by a convincing 3-0 margin, right here in a 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) match on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Monday.

Angulo (33′ P, 36′) scored twice below three minutes within the first half earlier than Brazilian Ygor Catatau (76′) 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.Des Buckingham on his first match as Head Coach on Indian soil confirmed off Mumbai City’s summer time signings within the beginning XI. 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 resulting from damage.Igor Angulo luggage the Hero of the Match award tonightNew colors. Same previous Angulo. #MCFCFCG #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/Z7U1CfplUy— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 22, 2021
There was drama early on with Leander D’Cunha let off for what appeared like a attainable foul contained in the field for tripping down Vignesh Dakshinamurthy. The Mumbai City wing-back needed to be subbed off in ache.COOLING BREAK ADDS IMPETUS TO GAMEThe recreation 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 a good evening.Minutes later, it was time for Raynier Fernandes to show supplier. A pointy flip in midfield led to the ball performed by way of for Angulo. The Spaniard took a deft contact, rushed previous the defenders, and shot fiercely because the ball went into the web previous Dheeraj’s proper.Mumbai City might have had a 3rd earlier than the break just for Rainier’s shot to be stopped by the crossbar. Big-money signing Apuia managed the midfield with ease.Juan Ferrando turned to his bench as he acquired in Nongdamba Naorem within the second half. Captain Edu Bedia virtually 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.Mumbai City appear to be prepared for a march of their title protection whereas FC Goa want to shortly recover from the defeat as they entertain Jamshedpur FC subsequent on Friday.