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ISL 2020-21: Revamped Mumbai City FC aim for fresh start under Sergio Lobera as they face NorthEast United
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ISL 2020-21: Revamped Mumbai City FC aim for fresh start under Sergio Lobera as they face NorthEast United

Mumbai City have never won the coveted trophy and would be hoping that there is a turnaround in fortunes under new coach Sergio Lobera, who had guided FC Goa to a Super Cup win in 2019.

ISL 2020-21, Mumbai City FC preview: Sergio Lobera looks to lead new team to title with beautiful football
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ISL 2020-21, Mumbai City FC preview: Sergio Lobera looks to lead new team to title with beautiful football

A new coach. A new philosophy. New players forming the spine. New majority owners. Mumbai City FC’s new normal in an abnormal, pandemic-hit season has been brought about by a complete overhaul at every step.

ISL 2020: Mumbai City FC sign defender Mandar Rao Dessai on two-year contract
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ISL 2020: Mumbai City FC sign defender Mandar Rao Dessai on two-year contract

Dessai is an experienced campaigner having featured for and captained ISL side FC Goa for the last six seasons, winning the League Shield and the Super Cup.

ISL 2019-20: Indian Super League has helped improve the standard of country's football, says FC Goa captain Mandar Rao Dessai
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ISL 2019-20: Indian Super League has helped improve the standard of country's football, says FC Goa captain Mandar Rao Dessai

Speaking ahead of the ISL semi-final (first leg) against Chennaiyin FC on Saturday, Dessai also said performing in the ISL gave the Indian players the confidence to do well in international games

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Seiminlen Doungel scores injury-time equaliser against Afghanistan to save India's blushes
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Seiminlen Doungel scores injury-time equaliser against Afghanistan to save India's blushes

When the visitors seemed headed for their second defeat, substitute Seiminlen Doungel (90+3) provided India with a lifeline, outjumping his markers to head one into the far post

ISL 2019-20, FC Goa Preview: Sergio Lobera's side retain best players to emerge as genuine title contenders ahead of season
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ISL 2019-20, FC Goa Preview: Sergio Lobera's side retain best players to emerge as genuine title contenders ahead of season

If FC Goa can find a way to sheathe the double-edged sword that is their attack with a dash of pragmatism in defence, there's more than enough reason to believe that this time around, it could finally be their year

ISL 2019-20: New entrants Hyderabad FC, Odisha FC assemble squads with experienced campaigners, aiming to give other teams run for their money
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ISL 2019-20: New entrants Hyderabad FC, Odisha FC assemble squads with experienced campaigners, aiming to give other teams run for their money

Last year saw 254 goals being scored by the 10 teams during the ISL league stages and the upcoming season is set to be a bigger goal-fest, with every team securing their attack with reputed goal scorers

Intercontinental Cup 2019: Sunil Chhetri's brace goes in vain as Tajikistan thump India 4-2 in tournament opener
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Intercontinental Cup 2019: Sunil Chhetri's brace goes in vain as Tajikistan thump India 4-2 in tournament opener

Tajikistan scored four goals in the second half, taking advantage of India's poor defending, to grab all three points from the first match.

ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC edge FC Goa in extra time in cagey final to win their maiden title
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ISL 2018-19: Bengaluru FC edge FC Goa in extra time in cagey final to win their maiden title

Bengaluru FC clinched their maiden Indian Super League title as Rahul Bheke found a championship-winning header in the dying minutes of the final against FC Goa, in Mumbai on Sunday.

ISL 2018-19 Semi Final Match Highlights, Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa Football Match: Five-star Goa put five past Mumbai
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ISL 2018-19 Semi Final Match Highlights, Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa Football Match: Five-star Goa put five past Mumbai

Follow all the latest updates from the ISL 2018-19 match between Mumbai City FC and FC Goa with Firstpost on our live blog

ISL 2018-19: Ferran Corominas bags brace to take lead in race for Golden Boot as FC Goa all but end ATK's playoff hopes
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ISL 2018-19: Ferran Corominas bags brace to take lead in race for Golden Boot as FC Goa all but end ATK's playoff hopes

FC Goa's Jackichand Singh scored in the first minute of play and Ferran Corominas leapfrogged Bartholomew Ogbeche to the top of the Golden Boot standings

ISL 2019, FC Goa vs ATK, Match Highlights: FC Goa end ATK's playoff hopes with confident display
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ISL 2019, FC Goa vs ATK, Match Highlights: FC Goa end ATK's playoff hopes with confident display

Catch the Live score and updates from the Indian Super League match between FC Goa and ATK.

ISL 2018-19: FC Pune City put in impressive performance to beat FC Goa with two second-half goals
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ISL 2018-19: FC Pune City put in impressive performance to beat FC Goa with two second-half goals

Pune, meanwhile, have climbed to the seventh spot with their second consecutive win, and more importantly avenged their 2-4 hammering in Goa when interim coach Pradyum Reddy had just taken charge.

ISL 2018-19: For Ferran Corominas, FC Goa's biggest strength is their style as club looks to continue their attacking philosophy
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ISL 2018-19: For Ferran Corominas, FC Goa's biggest strength is their style as club looks to continue their attacking philosophy

Goa's footballing philosophy impressed quite a few last season, but there were areas where the team faltered. Specifically in the defence where Lobera's side conceded too many goals.

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa will be fine despite Manuel Lanzarote's departure to ATK, says striker Ferran Corominas
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ISL 2018-19: FC Goa will be fine despite Manuel Lanzarote's departure to ATK, says striker Ferran Corominas

FC Goa striker Ferran Corominas stated that the departure of Manuel Lanzarote would not hurt the team to a significant extent, adding that the team would adapt and try to become better as a unit.

ISL 2017-18: Classy Chennaiyin FC score tactical victory over FC Goa in second leg to qualify for final
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ISL 2017-18: Classy Chennaiyin FC score tactical victory over FC Goa in second leg to qualify for final

It's going to be tough for Chennaiyin FC in the final against Bengaluru FC, but there's no reason why coach John Gregory's tactics won't work again.

ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC clash with FC Goa in a battle of contrasting styles for a spot in final
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ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC clash with FC Goa in a battle of contrasting styles for a spot in final

FC Goa will look to play the best form of their possession-based football while Chennaiyin FC will, once again, depend on their trademark solid defensive setup as both teams set for battling it out in the second-leg of their semi-final clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.

ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC have advantage after holding FC Goa to draw in first leg of semi-final
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ISL 2017-18: Chennaiyin FC have advantage after holding FC Goa to draw in first leg of semi-final

Chennaiyin FC rallied to hold FC Goa to a 1-1 draw in the second semi-final of the Indian Super League in Margao on Saturday, with the visitors heading home with an away goal advantage.

ISL 2017-18: Debutants Bengaluru FC book play-offs spot after beating FC Goa
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ISL 2017-18: Debutants Bengaluru FC book play-offs spot after beating FC Goa

Debutants Bengaluru FC secured a play-offs berth in this year's Indian Super League (ISL) with a convincing 2-0 win over FC Goa at the Kanteerava stadium.

ISL 2017-18: NorthEast United fight back to hold FC Goa in an enthralling match
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ISL 2017-18: NorthEast United fight back to hold FC Goa in an enthralling match

The draw enabled FC Goa to reach 20 points, the same as Kerala Blasters but due to better goal difference, the Goan outfit are placed fifth.