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ISL Update: Pandita with the late equalizer as FC Goa and Mumbai City FC play out a thrilling 3-3 draw


Mumbai City FC thought that they had sealed the game in the final few minutes of the 90 when Rowllin Borges scored that late goal but it was Ishan Pandita for FC Goa who came up with the clutch in the 6th minute of stoppage time to make it 3-3. Mumbai City FC regardless of the draw became the first team this season to qualify for the ISL playoffs.

A very closely fought game between FC Goa and Mumbai City FC (Image Source: Twitter.com)

Mumbai City FC began the game with high intensity in their pressing and offensive transitions. An early surging dribble by Hugo Boumous troubled FC Goa goalkeeper early on. FC Goa started to dominate the ball after that and forced Mumbai City FC to go into a counter-attacking mode. That worked well for the Blues when Hugo Boumous was left alone at the edge of his own half and had a free run into the FC Goa goal and the former Goa man kept his composure to go round Dheeraj and slot it into the empty net.

Mumbai City had 58% of their goals this season through set pieces and Adam Le Fondre added to that tally scoring his 9th goal of the season of a corner to which Hernan initially got his head to. Mumbai City FC looked absolutely comfortable in their 2-0 advantage. Glan Martins, who FC Goa signed from ATK on loan in January, came up with one of the goals of the season with an absolutely stunning pile-driver from range to bring the Gaurs back with one of the goals of the season.

FC Goa equalized early on in the second half through Igor Angulo who took his tally to 11 goals this season beating the offside trap set by Mumbai City FC, joint-top in the Golden Boot race. Rowllin Borges missed a golden opportunity to score in the 80th minute but scored what seemed to be the winning goal in the next few minutes.

In the 6th minute of stoppage time, Mumbai City gave the ball away for an unnecessary throw-in. Edu Bedia setup a beautiful cross in the move that came from it and the new sensation of FC Goa, Ishan Pandita got in between Hernan and Fall to snatch home a late equalizer to destroy Mumbai City FC hearts. His celebration depicted the FC Goa attitude in a nutshell. The game ended 3-3 and Mumbai City FC thanks to that point qualified for the ISL Playoffs and FC Goa moved to 23 points with their 8th draw of the season.

Rowllin Borges was awarded the Hero of the Match. Edu Bedia won the DHL Winning Pass of the Match. A game worth the hype indeed!

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