ISL 2020-21: Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri brace helps Bengaluru FC topple Mumbai City FC
This was Bengaluru FC's fifth win of the 2020-21 Indian Super League, as with seven draws and six losses each, it has risen to the sixth place. Mumbai City FC suffered its third loss of the season, while with ten wins and fours draws, it stays in the second place.
In what turned out to be an unexpected, yet thrilling encounter, former champion Bengaluru FC dumped Mumbai City FC 4-2 in the Indian Super League 2020-21, at the GMC Stadium in Goa, on Monday. With this win, Bengaluru has risen to the sixth place, while Mumbai City stays on second.
The first half began on a scoring note. Cleiton Silva put Bengaluru ahead in the opening minute with the first attack, through his right foot to the centre from a similar position, thanks to Udanta Singh's cross assist.
Seven more attempts followed until the 19th minute, including twin saves from Mumbai goalkeeper, Amrinder Singh. Nonetheless, Silva doubled it the very next minute, with a header to the bottom-right from the centre, following a free-kick cross assist from Xisco Hernández.
There were seven more attacks, including a save from Bengaluru goalkeeper, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Nonetheless, Bengaluru maintained its two-goal lead at the half-time.
The second half saw the first attack form Mumbai in the starting minute. Meanwhile, four minutes later, Adam Le Fondre pulled one back for the side, with his right foot to the bottom-left, from the centre, thanks to Cy Goddard's cross assist.
Three more attempts were made until the 55th minute from Mumbai, including a save from Gurpreet. Meanwhile, the next minute saw Sunil Chhetri scoring the third for Bengaluru, through his right foot to the centre from the right flank, following a long assist from Gurpreet.
There were five more attacks until the 69th minute, including three saves, while a couple of them came from Gurpreet again. Nevertheless, the very next minute saw Le Fondre scoring the second for Mumbai, through his header to the top-right from the centre, following Goddard's cross assist.
The closing stages saw four more attempts until the 93rd minute, including yet another save from Gurpreet. Nonetheless, Chhetri scored the fourth for Bengaluru, with his left foot to the centre from a similar position, as Edmund Lalrindika came up with the assist. It was the game's final attack, as Bengaluru comfortably sealed the three points at the full-time whistle.