Super Cup 2018: East Bengal aim for changed strategy for getting the better of Mumbai City FC in pre-quarterfinal
East Bengal and Mumbai City FC will look to start afresh when they lock horns in a pre-quarterfinal game of the Super Cup in Bhubaneswar on Thursday, aiming to improve on their showings in the I-League and ISL respectively.
A win would all but guarantee Mumbai a place in the semifinals, but dealing a fatal blow to a Chennaiyin side that could pose a big threat later would also be an added motivation, especially considering the big prize that awaits them if they cross that hurdle.
Sunil Chhetri threw a word of caution to his team ahead of their remaining two games, highlighting the unpredictability of the competition
Forlan has been one of ISL's rare marquee success stories in the three years. And those who have watched him play in the ISL this season would vouch for the fact that although his class has shone, he's been doing it the hard way.
ISL 2016: Big defeat to Mumbai City FC hurts Kerala Blasters' goal difference, may hit play-off chances
Mumbai City FC have blown a planet-sized hole into Kerala Blasters' goal difference, and this could prove to be crucial because while the Blasters may yet conjure up the points, this game could yet prove to be the difference
As the race for semi-finals enters the final lap, both Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters will look to trigger one final push on Saturday.
Chennaiyin are in the mid-table obscurity currently, with four teams within a point of each other. With the top six too close to each other, and the bottom two still in contention, the second half of this season could provide a nerve wracking finish.
Mumbai City FC manager Alexandre Guimares challenged sides in the Indian Super League (ISL) to repeat his team's feat of beating Atletico de Kolkata in their own backyard, despite being crippled by a host of injuries, after Atletico's assistant coach called their victory a 'win by chance'.
Mumbai City FC left Kolkata with all three points for the second successive Indian Super League season in a row, but this time it was a pragmatic and disciplined effort from the visitors that did the trick.
Mumbai City FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Brazilian striker Thiago Cunha as a replacement for injured Gaston Sangoy.
A wrong offside call which resulted in a goal; a soft penalty decision going against them; a shot rattling the woodwork in the dying minutes of the game. It was just not Mumbai's day.