Diego Forlan scores as Mumbai City edge past Atletico de Kolkata: As it happened

Mumbai City FC go top of the table with a 1-0 win over Atletico de Kolkata.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 25, 2016 9:18 pm
diego-forlan759 Diego Forlan score his second goal of the season (Source: ISL)

Mumbai City FC go top of the table for 24 hrs at least after they came out on top in their match against Atletico de Kolkata. The fixture was charachterised by two sides who were defending very well but could not co ordinate well while attacking. Finally, it was Diego Forlan who found the back of the net in the 78th minute. It was a poacher’s goal amd Forlan’s second of the season. Atletico de Kolkata had quite a few chances in the second half with Iain Hume getting many shots on target but Mumbai City’s goalkeeper Albino Gomes was a rock at the back.

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Full Time!! Atletico de Kolkata 0-1 Mumbai City FC

As was mentioned in an earlier update, it was a story of two defences and one of the two had to make a mistake for an opening for goal. And that is exactly what happened to Atletioc de Kolkata. he may be way past his prime, but you can’t afford to leave Diego Forlan unmarked anywhere in the box regardelss ofhis age and form or he will punsih you.ATk had umpteen chances both before and after the goal, including a venomous free kick by Javi Lara just before the full time whistle. But Albino Gomes did vvery well to keep oit oyut and the many other shots made by the home side. It ended with Mumbai at the tiop of the table.

rohitmundayurie October 25, 20168:46 pm

85′ gone ATK 0-1 Mumbai City FC

Iain Hume struck the ball sweetly but Mumbai’s goalkeeper made a dive to parry it wide. The Rabindra Sarobar held it’s breath and let it go in a dissapointed huff.

rohitmundayurie October 25, 20168:38 pm

GOAL!! Atletico de Kolkata 0-1 Mumbai City FC

Cometh the hour, cometh man. Atletico de Kolkata’s defense lapsed for one moment and Mumbai City pounced on them. Forlan was in the box and was unmarked. The ball came to his feet without any interruption and he got a tap in. Forlan gets his second of the season, Mumbai get their first of the match.

rohitmundayurie October 25, 20168:31 pm

70′ gone ATK 0-0 Mumbai City FC

ATK had a great chance on goal when Pearson found Hume umarked at the edge pof the penalty box. Pearson found Hume who ran a few steps into the box before taking the shot. The angle looked a bit too tight and he couldn’t keep the shot away from the keeper who dived and managed to get hs hands to it.

rohitmundayurie October 25, 20168:19 pm

60′ gone ATK 0-0 Mumbai City FC

The match had become a bit subdued with repeated stoppages. The humidity of Kolkata is getting to the players and there are quite a few going down with cramps and going back to the touchline to get a sip moff the bottles. But two very good chances on both sides made the Rabindra Sarobar stadium clear their collective throats. For Mumbai, Vadocz passed the ball to a teammate in midfield and continued his run into the box. he almost received the return in the box but could the defendors got t it. Next, Sameehg Doutie found himself facing an open goal after the Mumbai city goalkeeper was compromised but his shot was wide

rohitmundayurie October 25, 20168:12 pm

50′ gone ATK 0-0 Mumbai City FC

Atletico de Kolkata knocking on the doors but Mumbai hold on. In normal circumstances, this would mean that ATK have a strong chance of going in front but so far in the ISL we have wtinessed quite the opposite.

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HALF TIME!! ATK 0-0 Mumbai City FC

It’s impossible to say which team will go ahead from what we have seen so far. Both teams have defended better than they have attacked and that means it is not much of an easy watch.

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40′ gone Atletico de Kolkata 0-0 Mumbai City FC

Both teams have had an equal share of possession thus far and it is pretty much a stale mate as we approach half time. Both teams can do far better than what they have done in this first half in terms of attack.

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30′ gone Atletico de Kolkata 0-0 Mumbai City FC.

Kolkata keeper Majumdar has been kept busy tonight. Some brilliant saves from the man in orange as he has done a great job in denying the visitors any scoring chance.

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20′ Mumbai City has made four shots on goal in last 10 minutes. Mumbai team has thus far, held back the attacks while troubling the Kolkata defence with their own counter attacks.

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12′ Mumbai City FC awarded with a corner and Diego Forlan to take the kick but header clearance from Kolkata’s defender cleared the danger. Kolkata 0-0 Mumbai

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10′ gone, Atletico de Kolkata 0-0 Mumbai City FC.

Kolkata had a chance of taking 1-0 lead as they were given a corner in the ninth minute but the goof effort from Mumbai’s keeper Gomes denied the hosts the opportunity to take the lead.

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Here are the starting XIs

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Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) head coach Jose Molina on Monday made a tongue-in-cheek remark about Mumbai City FC’s underperforming marquee footballer Diego Forlan, saying the Uruguayan must be good as he has been roped in at a high price for the third edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).
“Forlan is dangerous. Maybe he had better times before. If Mumbai are paying a lot of money for him maybe is dangerous,” Molina told reporters on the eve of ATK’s return tie against Mumbai. They played out a 1-1 draw in their first meeting earlier in the tournament.
Forlan is the highest-paid marquee in this season’s ISL. According to reports, ATK were also interested in the 2010 World Cup Golden Ball winner, awarded to the best player in a World Cup.
Asked if the home side have any special plans for Forlan who is returning after a three-game injury gap, Molina said, “They have a very good team. They have good attacking players with some having good individual skills.”
“Yes we do plan against Forlan which I cannot say here. It’s not the same as (Mattias) Defederico and (Sony) Norde. They are different players,” Molina said.
Injured ATK marquee Helder Postiga might be on the bench on Tuesday, Molina informed. The Portuguese has been nursing a rib injury for some time.
“I don’t know whether he will play or not. He could be on the bench. He went 15 days without training and is still not at his best.”