ISL 2016: Mumbai City FC face Chennaiyin FC in race for play-offs

Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 11:42 IST | Agencies

On the cusp of their first-ever entry into the Indian Super League play-offs, Mumbai City FC would be keen to put it across defending champions Chennaiyin FC in their second leg clash at the Mumbai Football Arena here today

Mumbai City FC's Diego Forlan during a training session. Pic/ISL
Mumbai City FC's Diego Forlan during a training session. Pic/ISL

On the cusp of their first-ever entry into the Indian Super League play-offs, Mumbai City FC would be keen to put it across defending champions Chennaiyin FC in their second leg clash at the Mumbai Football Arena here today.

Mumbai still unhappy
Mumbai City can make the semi-finals if they beat Chennaiyin, with whom they played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg. The hosts would be going into the clash with their confidence boosted significantly after the 5-0 demolition of Kerala Blasters in their previous game, riding on marquee player Diego Forlan's hat-trick of goals.

Mumbai are sitting pretty at the top of the table with 19 points from 12 matches and three points should be good enough for them for a top-four finish. "We are on the way. We know that to achieve the first goal is to get to the play-offs.

It's good to have these points with two games to be played but we have to get more. 19 points are not enough. We must have (more) good performances," said Mumbai City coach Alexandre Guimaraes. Mumbai would conclude the league phase with their final game at home against Delhi Dynamos on December 3, but would be eager to seal their semi-final spot before that.

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