Last season's semi-finalists Mumbai City FC out to spoil Bengaluru FC's debut

Updated: Nov 19, 2017, 11:37 IST |

Last season's semi-finalists Mumbai City FC will look to spoil Bengaluru FC much-awaited debut when two teams cross swords in their Indian Super League (ISL) opener here on Sunday

Last season's semi-finalists Mumbai City FC will look to spoil Bengaluru FC much-awaited debut when two teams cross swords in their Indian Super League (ISL) opener here on Sunday. The Sree Kanteerava Stadium will witness a first when the home team, a two-time I-League champions, takes to the field in the country's new top-tier league. Bengaluru FC and Jamshedpur FC are the two new teams in this edition.

Mumbai City FC won’t have the services of star footballer Sunil Chhetri this season. pic/AFP
Mumbai City FC won't have the services of star footballer Sunil Chhetri this season. Pic/AFP

Guided by Brazil-born Costa Rican gaffer Alexandre Guimaraes, Mumbai come into the game on the back of a pre-season in Spain, where they played seven friendly games. With former Blues custodians Amrinder Singh and Arindam Bhattacharja in their ranks, the Islanders have also brought in some flair with as many as five Brazilians headlining their overseas contingent, which will be led by Romanian defender Lucian Goian.

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