BAMBOLIM: Mumbai City FC managed to defeat Bengaluru FC 3-1 in their latest Indian Super League assignment at the GMC Athletic Stadium.
Igor Angulo (9′) opened the scoring by converting a penalty with immense composure.
Cleiton Silva (20′) then scored with a sublime long-range direct free-kick bringing the game to equal terms.
Mourtada Fall (54′) rose the highest to head the ball and send his team into the lead again on Saturday night. Ygor Catatau (85′) got on the scoresheet after coming on from the bench to seal the win on Saturday night.
Mumbai City FC was unchanged from their incredible win against ATK Mohun Bagan.
As for Bengaluru FC, Jayesh Rane came back into the starting lineup. Cleiton Silva and Prince Ibarra started together for the first time this season as well.
The game got off to an electric start with Cleiton Silva hitting the crossbar with a powerful volley.
On the eighth minute mark, BFC’s Alan Costa seemingly handled the ball inside the box during an aerial battle with Mourtada Fall.
Referee Pranjal Banerjee pointed towards the penalty spot and Igor Angulo made no mistake in converting the spot-kick for his fourth goal of the season.
Suresh Singh Wangjam received a yellow shortly after for a poor challenge.
On the stroke of 20 minutes, Cleiton Silva got on the end of a direct free-kick from 25-yards-out and found the back of the net with a sublime finish.
The curling effort gave no chance to Mohammad Nawaz and brought the score to one goal each.
BFC’s Prince Ibarra then had to leave the field after complaining of a muscle injury and was replaced by Edmund Lalrindika.
With two minutes left to the end of the first half, Lalrindika was brought down inside the box and the penalty was awarded to BFC. —PTI