ISL: Mumbai City begin title defence in style with win against FC Goa | Football News – Times of India

MARGAO: Spanish striker Igor Angulo struck twice in the house of three minutes as Mumbai City FC started their Indian Super League title defence in style with 3-0 win against FC Goa right here on Monday.
Angulo continued from the place he left final season with a nice outing, although against his former facet, as he scored in the thirty third (penalty) and 36 minutes to assist Mumbai City FC begin their marketing campaign on a successful word.
Brazilian Ygor Catatau (76th) then celebrated his ISL debut inside minutes of stepping onto the pitch, closing the match for the City Football Group-owned membership in their season opener.
Des Buckingham, on his first match as head coach on Indian soil, confirmed off Mumbai City’s summer time signings in the beginning XI.
Apuia, Mohammad Nawaz, Rahul Bheke, and Cassio Gabriel all began alongside Angulo. FC Goa’s substitute for Angulo, Airam Cabrera, led the road for the Gaurs. Brandon Fernandes remained unavailable for choice as a consequence of harm.
There was drama early on with Leander D’Cunha let off for what appeared like a doable foul contained in the field for tripping down Vignesh Dakshinamurthy. The Mumbai City wing-again needed to be subbed off in ache.
The sport opened up after the half-hour cooling break. Gabriel acquired a cross with Ivan Gonzalez trying to clear. He introduced himself between the ball and the FC Goa participant and Ivan’s mistimed deal with led to a penalty kick.
Angulo transformed the spot-kick with glee, beating previous teammate Dheeraj Singh, who in any other case had an honest evening.
Minutes later, it was time for Raynier Fernandes to show supplier. A pointy flip in midfield led to the ball performed by means of for Angulo. The Spaniard took a deft contact, rushed previous the defenders, and shot fiercely because the ball went into the online previous Dheeraj’s proper.
Mumbai City might have had a 3rd earlier than the break just for Raynier’s shot to be stopped by the crossbar. Big-money signing Apuia managed the midfield with ease.
FC Goa head coach Juan Ferrando turned to his bench as he received in Nongdamba Naorem in 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 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.

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