Mumbai City await Goa FC challenge at home

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08 Mar 2019

ISL 2018-19, Mumbai City vs Goa: Preview and TV timing

Mumbai City FC will be looking to avenge their consecutive defeats against FC Goa when the two sides meet on Saturday in the first leg of semi-final of the Indian Super League.

Mumbai had lost 0-2 and 0-5 earlier in the league this season against Goa.

The visitors will go into the match as clear favorites.

Here is the detailed match preview.

FC Goa

Goa have momentum on their side

Goa have momentum on their side

In the league table, Goa had finished second ahead of Mumbai.

The visitors are in a positive frame of mind.

They come into this tie after winning three of their previous five matches in ISL.

Goa have built on the philosophy of outscoring their opponents.

The attractive style of play has been the talk of the town. They would want to continue this way.

I don't think we should change our philosophy: Edu Bedia

"I think our philosophy is what has taken us to the top. I don't think we should change this philosophy to approach the play-offs. It has also been the philosophy that has made us the most attractive team this season," said Edu Bedia to Goal.

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Mumbai's defense will need to stand up

Mumbai need to be wary of the challenge FC Goa will provide.

Like their opponents, Mumbai have been defensively strong.

They conceded just 20 goals from 18 league matches.

But the defensive structure was breached twice by Goa rather comfortably.

The defenders will need to remain on their toes and prevent Goa from making any sort of inroads.

'We need to focus on what we have to'

Mumbai City defender Lucian Goian said to Sportskeeda, "You have to handle the pressure. We have some experienced players in the team, it's up to us to get the youngsters up to the task. We need to focus on what we have to."

Key players

Mumbai City vs FC Goa: Players to watch out for

Mumbai City vs FC Goa: Players to watch out for

For Mumbai, Modou Sougou has enjoyed a solid campaign.

He has netted in 12 goals so far and can create problems for Goa along with Arnold Issoko, who has six assists to his name.

For Goa, Ferran Corominas has been a massive factor. He is the league's top goal-scorer (15).

Central mid-fielder Edu Bedia could have a strong say.

He has scored seven goals.

When and where to watch the match?

The match will begin at 7:30 PM IST on Saturday. The first leg of the semis will be held at Mumbai Football Arena in Andheri. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. It can be streamed on Hotstar.

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What time is the first-leg of the semi-final between Mumbai and Goa in the ISL?

Asked 2019-03-08 18:48:26 by Trishla Bose

Answered by NewsBytes

The match will start at 7:30 PM IST on Saturday.

Where can I watch the match?

Asked 2019-03-08 18:48:26 by Shreyas Rathore

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The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network.

Who are the key players?

Asked 2019-03-08 18:48:26 by Sai Shah

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Modou Sougou will be crucial for Mumbai. Ferran Corominas will look to dictate the show for Goa.

How did the teams fare in the league table?

Asked 2019-03-08 18:48:26 by Navya Sengupta

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Goa finished second (goal-difference) and Mumbai ended up in the third place.

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