ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC held to an intense draw by Chennaiyin FC
This was Mumbai City FC's third draw of the Indian Super League 2020-21, as with nine wins and a loss, it stays atop the table. Meanwhile, Chennaiyin FC registered its seventh draw of the season, while with three wins and four losses, it has risen to the fifth spot.
On Monday, Mumbai City FC was held to an intense draw against former champion, Chennaiyin FC in the 2020-21 Indian Super League, at the GMC Stadium in Goa. The draw ensured that Mumbai maintains its top spot, while Chennaiyin has risen to the fifth spot.
The opening half saw six attacks within the 11th minute, including three saves, while a couple of them came from Mumbai goalkeeper, Amrinder Singh. Nine minutes later, Bartholomew Ogbeche handed Mumbai the lead with his close-range header to the top left, following a cross assist from Bipin Singh, as it was the final attack of the half before the half-time break kicked in.
The second half, until the 71st minute, saw seven attempts being made. Meanwhile, it was three minutes later when Chennaiyin was awarded a penalty after Ahmed Jahouh brought down Jakub Sylvestr inside the box, while Isma converted it through his right foot to the top-left.
Six more attacks ensued, including a save from Chennaiyin keeper, Vishal Kaith. Nonetheless, none of the sides could find the back of the net any further, as the honours were shared at the full-time whistle.
As for the next clash, Mumbai would face off against sixth-placed NorthEast United FC on Saturday. Meanwhile, Chennaiyin would take on fourth-placed Hyderabad FC on Saturday.