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ISL League Shield: Mumbai City FC registers crucial 2-1 win against Odisha, knocks Odisha FC and FC Goa out of ISL League Shield

ISL League Shield: Mumbai City FC are in great shape to secure themselves the league shield after defeating Odisha FC 2-1 at their home football arena. Mumbai City FC has lived up to the expectations of its coach Petr Kratky in ISL 2023-24.

Mumbai City Clinches ISL League Shield with Victory over Odisha

Mumbai City has secured their ISL League Shield by winning against Odisha. Mumbai City has scored 47 points in a total of 21 matches. This was Mumbai’s fifth consecutive win. Whereas Odisha is at 30th position after scoring 39 points in 21 matches.

Odisha is still struggling with its poor form. It has achieved only one win in the last 5 matches. This is the team’s 5th consecutive defeat while playing away from home. The last win came at home against Hyderabad, which is the weakest team this season. Is being

In the opening minutes of the matches, both the teams played with determination against a beautiful one, both the teams knew that if they won today’s match then they would secure themselves for the upcoming matches. Mumbai City were aiming for the title in the League Shield clash, aiming to get three points while playing at home.

Early drama unfolds as Mumbai City FC and Odisha FC clash in ISL

The initial moments of the match witnessed intense action and skillful play as Mumbai City gradually established their dominance over Odisha in the match. After several big losses by Odisha, Mumbai’s defense remained strong and prevented Odisha from scoring a goal.

Finally, in the 22nd minute of the first half of the match, Jorge Pereira Diaz put the ball into the net in a brilliant display of speed and trickery by Lalinzuala Changte and made it 1-0.

However, Odisha were quick to respond with an early goal as Diego Mauricio took advantage of Mumbai City’s defensive error in the 25th minute to make it 1-1 with a superb curler from outside the box.

Both teams displayed their attacking prowess and Mumbai City came very close to taking the lead when Diaz hit the crossbar but failed to score.

Mumbai City FC Secures Vital Victory to Maintain Top Spot in ISL Standings

In the second half of the match, Mumbai City moved ahead in search of the winning goal and continued to play an aggressive game. Continuous efforts bore fruit in the 62nd minute when Changte took advantage of the rebound and scored the ball in the net to give Mumbai the lead and with this goal, Mumbai won.

With this win, Mumbai are on top of the ISL table with 47 points, making them in a favorable position for the ISL Shield. This victory of Mumbai has put other teams under pressure as Mumbai is close to winning the title of the season.

The win makes Mumbai City the main contenders for an automatic AFC Champions League spot. Mumbai City’s next match will be against Mohun Bagan on 15th April, while Odisha will face NorthEast United on 13th April.



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