ISL 2018-19: FC Goa vs Mumbai City - TV channel, stream, kick-off time & match preview

FC Goa will play host to Mumbai City in the second leg of their 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) playoff game at the Pandit JL Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on Tuesday.

Game FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC
Date Tuesday, March 12
Time 7:30 PM IST

TV CHANNELS & LIVE STREAM

Sergio Lobera Jorge Costa Mumbai City FC Goa

The Star Sports Network have the exclusive broadcasting rights of the ISL. The games will be shown with the option of English and/or Hindi commentary over their bouquet of television as well as digital platforms.

India TV channels Online streams
Star Sports 2/HD, Star Sports 1/HD Hotstar and Jio TV

Commentary will also be available in vernacular languages across India.

Malayalam TV channel Tamil TV channel
Asianet Movies Star Sports Tamil

 

TEAM NEWS

FC Goa Possible XI:

goa xi

Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Ferran Corominas, Edu Bedia

 

Mumbai City Possible XI:

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Injured - None
Doubtful - None
Suspended - None

Key Players - Modou Sougou, Arnold Issoko
 

GAME PREVIEW

A 5-1 away win in the first of a two-legged semi-finals is something not many teams in all levels of football can boast. FC Goa, however, have such a luxury and will look to see out the game comfortably.

After having scored 36 in the regular season, goalscoring was never an issue for Goa. They continued their free-flowing football as they recorded the biggest margin of victory an ISL playoff game.

Sergio Lobera has already indicated that his side will not take their foot off the gas. Golden Boot race leader Ferran Corominas broke his ISL playoff duck in Mumbai after failing to score last season. He will be at the forefront of things as the Gaurs promise to put up a show in front of their home fans one last time this season.

Ahmed Jahouh and Edu Bedia are the spine of this FC Goa team. Meanwhile, defender Mourtada Fall has been a rock at the back and has scored vital goals from set-pieces. It remains to be seen if Lobera gives a fair few minutes to Hugo Boumous and Zaid Krouch, which could help him give some of his key players rest before the potential final on Sunday.

Mumbai City FC Goa

Mumbai City might have already given up as was expressed by head coach Jorge Costa after the 5-1 thrashing in the first leg. It is udnerstandable, given that it will take a miracle to overturn this scoreline in Goa.

However, Mumbai dominated proceedings in the first twenty minutes in the first leg and also managed to score the opener. All hell broke loose after that with Mumbai suffering the ignominy of a 5-1 defeat.

Arnold Issoko (7 assists) and striker Modou Sougou (12 goals) showed glimpses of their brilliance the other night but that was not enough. Young Pranjal Bhumij might be given another crack but it would be a surprise if Costa decides to make wholesale changes from his first XI.

The bare minimum Mumbai should aim is to win the 90-minute contest. Having been already beaten by Goa thrice this season, shipping in ten goals, a win would prove to be a morale-booster ahead of the Super Cup.

Will it be another romping scoreline for FC Goa or will Mumbai City do the unthinkable?