FC Pune City wins Maha derby By 2-0 at Mumbai to enhance semifinal chances
Mumbai City FC suffered a 0-2 loss to FC Pune City in the ISL-4’s second Maha derby at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday afternoon.While FC Pune City enhanced their chances to qualify for the first-time for the ISL playoffs, the continued poor run of form has further reduced Mumbai City FC’s chances to progress.An erroneous deflection from Raju Gaikwad and a beautiful finish from Marcelinho made all the difference as FC Pune City beat Mumbai City 2-0 in the Indian Super League Maharashtra derby in Mumbai, yesterday.
Pune have been in good form. Star striker Marcelinho, who has been a top-scorer for his side and also scored the only goal of the match to earn Ranko Popovic’s side a vital away win againstNorthEast United in their previous fixture, has been in scintillating form recently.Along with the Brazilian, the visitors also boast an effective forward line with Emiliano Alfaro and Diego Carlos to call upon.Midfielders Baljit Sahni, Issac Vanmalsawma, Jonathan Lucca and new recruit Marko Stankovic have all put in impressive performances so far this season.The win keeps The Stallions in second place in the Hero ISL, three points ahead of third placed Jamshedpur FC and five behind table-toppers Bengaluru FC.
Club Award: FC Pune City
Hero of the Match: Marcos Tebar (FC Pune City)
Emerging Player: Sahil Panwar (FC Pune City)
DHL Winning Pass of the Match: Sarthak Golui (FC Pune City)
Amul Fittest Player: Diego Carlos (FC Pune City)
Swift Moment of the Match: Sahil Tavora (Mumbai City FC)