Bombolin: Mumbai City beat former champions and current runners-up Chennai FC in the 22nd round of the ISL. Mumbai thrashed Chennai by two goals to one in a thriller at the GMC Stadium. This is Mumbai’s third consecutive win of the season. With this, Mumbai secured the first position with 12 points. Despite the defeat, Chennai conceded defeat to Mumbai. Mumbai won the toss and elected to field. Hernan Santana (45) and Adam Lafondre (75) were the top scorers for Mumbai. Jacob Sylvester scored for Chennai in the 40th minute. The Player of the Match is Mumbai defender Mortada Foley, who failed to score a number of goals for Chennai. Chennai was the best team in the match. They deserved a draw from the start as they played an attacking game but the Mumbai defense’s excellent performance and some of the referee’s errors set Chennai back. The referee did not allow Chennai to score at least three penalties. The first 20 minutes of the match saw Chennai completely dominate.
Mumbai often struggled in front of their high pressing game. Chennai took the lead in the 40th minute through Sylvester. The goal was scored by Changte, who flew with lightning speed through the right wing. The goal was also a direct reflection of the player’s personal excellence. Sylvester was only tasked with diverting three Mumbai players into the net from a low pass close angle given by Changte from a difficult angle. But Chennai could not maintain this lead for too long. Mumbai equalized from the set piece in the first half innings. Hugo Bomas’ corner kick was headed home by Santana.