ISL: Mumbai ride on Samba power for first win
Mumbai City FC rode on two Brazilian players heroics to post a 2-1 victory over Goa FC in a hard-fought contest of the Indian Super League on Saturday
Mumbai City FC rode on two Brazilian players heroics to post a 2-1 victory over Goa FC in a hard-fought contest of the Indian Super League on Saturday. Everton Santos Pinto (59th minute) and Thiago Santos (88th minute) scored for the hosts and helped Mumbai register their first win of the season. Mumbai had lost their opening game to Bengaluru FC. After a goal-less first half, the hosts took a lead in the 59th minute as Everton netted the ball with Goa FC skipper and goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani showing lethargy.
Mumbai City FC's Thiago dos Santos celebrates scoring the second goal against FC Goa during an ISL match. Pic/Suresh Karkera
Everton gives Mumbai lead
Kattimani played a shot pass to Chinglensana Singh, who played it back to the 'keeper, but before he could clear it, Everton blocked it at the clearance and ended up putting the ball at the back of the net. Goa managed to score the equaliser in the 83rd minute through Manuel Arana. A long pass by Serito Fernandez saw Arana playing it to Corominas, who from the right released a cross to Arana again. Arana then rushed towards the goal post and put the ball inside the left side of the goal. But Goa's joy was shortlived as just after five minutes Thiago scored the second goal for Mumbai.
A brilliant strike from Thiago took Mumbai ahead again and eventually sealed the match in their favour. Thiago ran in from the right and cleared Mohamed Ali. Later he shot straight through the goalkeeper's leg to give his side the lead.
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