LIVE SCORE, ISL 2021 Closing, Mumbai Metropolis FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan: Islanders face stern check towards Mariners in bid for maiden title
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Margao: As many as 114 video games, 295 targets, 87,811 passes and 7307 tackles later, the Indian Tremendous League 7 will culminate with a heavyweight summit showdown between Mumbai Metropolis FC and ATK Mohun Bagan on Saturday.
The match that lends which means to each single contact taken to date, in what has been an thrilling ISL season, shall be performed on the Fatorda Stadium.
When Mumbai Metropolis FC tackle ATK Mohun Bagan within the summit conflict, there shall be no extra complicated equations in play. The winner takes residence the trophy. It is so simple as that.
Few would argue that there’s a higher candidate for the ultimate than these two — each Bagan and Mumbai have been head and shoulders above the remaining all through the season.
Each the groups come into the ultimate with equivalent data — 12 wins and simply 4 defeats within the league stage.
Regardless of a nervy penalty-shootout win over FC Goa within the semi-final, it will likely be Mumbai who head into the ultimate filled with confidence.
They did the double over Bagan within the league stage, the latter of these victories handing them the League Winners Defend.
For Mumbai, this shall be a first-ever closing, however coach Sergio Lobera, and a handful of his gamers have been right here earlier than when FC Goa misplaced to Bengaluru FC in 2018-19. The group although has regarded assured underneath Lobera.
“They (ATK Mohun Bagan) are an excellent group with good gamers and have the momentum. However crucial factor now’s to place the deal with ourselves and attempt to do our greatest.
“We now have no particular plan, solely small particulars in regards to the opponent. We have to work 100% on our type of play,” mentioned Lobera.
There shall be few choice dilemmas for Lobera, except determining Mandar Rao Dessai’s substitute. The Goan will miss the ultimate resulting from suspension.
Within the different nook, there’s Bagan, buoyed by Antonio Habas’ nearly superhuman document in knockout video games. He has already tasted glory twice and has an opportunity to create historical past by profitable his second straight title and third total.
On the eve of the ultimate, the Spaniard sounded as targeted as ever. “We now have to compete and our thought is to win towards our opponents. My group is ready for profitable,” he mentioned.
Habas dismissed that earlier outcomes had no bearing on the match however that his aspect was braced for a tricky check.
“We now have to analyse the match and management (our possibilities of) victory than (attempt to) management the way in which they play. The opponent will play and possibly, we’ve will difficulties.”
The match can even resolve the destiny of the golden boot and golden glove winners.
Whereas Bagan striker Roy Krishna and Goa’s Igor Angulo are tied on 14 targets for the golden boot, a aim on Saturday will hand the award to the Fijian, who has performed extra minutes than the Spaniard.
The race for the golden glove award is between Mumbai custodian Amrinder Singh and ATKMB’s Arindam Bhattacharja. Each the gamers have 10 clear sheets to their identify. For the time being, Arindam is in pole place, having conceded fewer targets.
With inputs from PTI
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