Mumbai City FC struck late to edge past FC Goa 2-1 in a roller coaster clash at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday.
It was Mumbai City’s first win after an opening round loss against Bengaluru FC, and the first loss for high flying FC Goa who had defeated Chennaiyin FC.
After a barren first 45 minutes where both sides had chances to draw first blood, Everton Santos put Mumbai City ahead in the 59th minute, only for Manuel Arana to draw level in the 83rd. But just when fans were thinking the match would end in a stalemate, substitute Thiago Dos Santos scored the winner in the 88th minute.
The frenetic end to the clash and the two goals in the last seven minutes provided plenty of entertainment, in contrast to the first half where no goals were scored.