Mumbai Metropolis FC asserted their dominance by edging out ATK Mohun Bagan 1-Zero in a hotly-contested Indian Tremendous League (ISL) recreation at Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Monday. The Islanders helped themselves go 5 factors clear on the prime of the standings over the second-placed Mariners proper on the midway stage of the league. Bartholomew Ogbeche scored a 69th-minute stunner which was sufficient for the Islanders to get previous their rivals and prolonged their unbeaten run to 9 video games. His objective was the primary time that ATKMB conceded from open play this season.
Sergio Lobera made two modifications to Mumbai’s eleven with Cy Goddard coming in for the suspended Ahmed Jahouh whereas Bartholomew Ogbeche was a shock inclusion forward of Adam Le Fondre.
In the meantime, ATKMB coach Antonio Habas rang in three modifications with Manvir Singh beginning upfront. Glan Martins paired Javier Hernandez in midfield with the latter making a comeback after final that includes in opposition to Odisha on December 3.
Mumbai Metropolis had been dominant within the first session when it comes to possession play however regardless of some nervy moments within the recreation, ATKMB had been fortunate to stroll into the breather having the scores stage. The opening half was all about Mumbai’s assault vs ATKMB’s defence. However regardless of failing to register a single shot on course, the Mariners defended resolutely to maintain the scoreline goalless.
Sergio Lobera’s aspect compelled an early scare on ATKMB’s defence with their ordinary tempo and excessive urgent recreation, creating a chance through the eighth minute. Hernan Santana initiated the transfer and located Mandar Rao Dessai. The total-back saved his composure and squared the ball to Hugo Boumous, however the Frenchman’s shot was straight at keeper Arindam Bhattacharja.
Mumbai Metropolis FC had been inches away from taking the lead when Ogbeche diverted the ball from a goalmouth scramble. Fortunately, Arindam was on the proper place on the proper second to forestall the ball from getting into the web with a goal-line save.
ATKMB got here again strongly within the second half and created a few probabilities. Edu Garcia had an enormous half to play. First, he crashed his free-kick from exterior the field on course however Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh dived full stretch to maintain it out of the objective. Garcia then noticed his effort from open play hit the woodwork when he was set by by substitute Pranoy Halder, who changed Martins on the break.
Mumbai lastly managed to get previous Arindam within the 69th minute and it was Ogbeche who produced a superb end to present his aspect a deserved lead after being assisted by Boumous.
The Frenchman traded a one-two with Santana and performed back-heel cross to Ogbeche, who made his run and curled his effort into the top-right nook.
Mumbai’s Mourtada Fall stood tall late within the recreation with important blocks to disclaim Sandesh Jhingan and David Williams from discovering the equaliser for ATKMB.
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