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Mumbai edge closer to relegation after sharing the spoils with Chennai City

Koushik Venkatesh  |  Chennai City  |  1 Year Ago

Mumbai FC were sitting at the bottom of the table as they welcomed the newcomers Chennai City FC. In a game where anything other than a victory would make their fight to escape relegation hard, their abysmal finishing came back to haunt them.

 

The first half began with Mumbai FC pulling out all the stop in the attacking end. Although the chances were at a premium, Raimundo failed to convert any of those and to make matters even more complicated for the away side, Karan Sawhney was constantly testing Karanjit. Towards the end of the first half, Chennai’s Midfielder Edwin hit the post and that was the best chance of the game for the visiting side. The half came to an end with the score 0-0 and the home side looked comfortable on top of the southerners. 



The second half saw a more offensive approach for the team from South as they had considerably bettered their passing. Charles spearheaded the attack with Soosairaj as his shadow, proved to be a menace for the Mumbai defenders. The home side however were presented with the best chance of the game as Victorino Fernandes failed to score a tap in. Soosairaj was running through on goal in the dying moments of the game only to have his shot rebound off the post.

 

With just two league games remaining, Chennai would like to get as much points as they can gather to seal their maiden Federation Cup appearance but Mumbai would’ve ideally wanted to win this fixture to help fend off relegation fears but their biggest undoing this season has to be their finishing in front of goal.



Match Ratings

 

K.Singh 7.5/10

 Made a lot of game changing saves. Gave a MOTM performance for the visiting side.

 

E.Anyichei & D.Ravanan 7/10

There will be no goals if these two are on song. Rock solid.

 

A.Das 7/10

Played his part defensively but got caught up in the midfield often.

 

D. Roy 6/10

Often outpaced and over powered by the Mumbai forwards.

 

E.Vanspaul 6.5/10

 Had a shaky game but he held his ground well.

 

D.Ganesh 6.5/10

 Did not do much throughout the game but distributed the ball well.

 

 D.Devdas 7/10

Linked well the forwards but made a few mis-passes and committed odd fouls.

 

             L. Mawia 6.5/10

 Did not have much to do and didn’t make much of an impact in the game

 

M.Soosairaj 7.5/10

Missed what looked like the best chance of the game, but got into good positions during the offence.

                           

Charles 7/10

 Didn't have many scoring opportunities but kept the opponent under constant threat.

 

Substitutes:

D. Caldeira & Y.Mangang 6/10

Came in for Mawia and Devdas respectively. Slogged until the end of the game but failed.

 






 

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