Mumbai City FC and Hyderabad FC performed out an evenly fought goalless draw within the Indian Super League on the GMC Stadium, Bambolim, on Saturday.
In a match the place each groups didn’t convert many possibilities, it was Hyderabad who turned up stronger on the day denying any aim to the relentless Mumbai assault.
Coach Manuel Marquez appeared to have ready effectively for the Mumbai take a look at. The Nizams pinned their opponents with their excessive urgent strategy, thus nullifying Mumbai’s hazard. Lobera’s males had been doing all the pieces proper, aside from the ultimate supply.
Hyderabad had been fortunate at first to not concede a penalty early within the recreation when Raynier Fernandes was fouled after an tried clearance from Mohammed Yasir. The referee awarded an oblique free-kick contained in the field, which Mumbai didn’t capitalise on.
It was an end-to-end battle within the first half, as each the keepers had been known as into motion.
First, Laxmikant Kattimani produced a positive save to disclaim Adam le Fondre. Then, on the different finish, Amrinder Singh saved his facet alive within the recreation.
Aridane Santana, Joel Chianese and Liston Colaco mixed collectively to provoke the transfer earlier than Colaco tried his luck from the byline, however his close to submit effort was effectively saved by Amrinder.
The Mumbai protection has been distinctive this season and Amrinder was at his finest as soon as once more to disclaim Chianese.
This was undeniably the most effective alternative for Hyderabad to take the lead. Winning the ball within the midfield, Yasir delivered a lobbed through-ball for Chianese to ship him one-on-one with the keeper. But the Australian’s shot was blocked by Amrinder.
It was extra of a nervous begin for Mumbai within the second half. They gave the ball away simply and practically conceded a aim, when Amrinder, in a bid to clear a again go, performed it straight to Colaco. However, the Hyderabad striker shot large.
Colaco continued to bother Mumbai together with his tempo and taking pictures vary, but it surely wasn’t sufficient to get the aim they had been on the lookout for. Meanwhile, for Mumbai, they weren’t at their finest within the second session. Lobera’s males had been sloppy going ahead and wasted too many possibilities within the last third.
Mumbai had two late alternatives to get the winner. Ahmed Jahouh lobbed the ball within the field for Bartholomew Ogbeche, whose first-time shot landed on the roof. Later, the Moroccan’s stoppage-time free-kick couldn’t get the specified connection from his teammate, because it was simply collected by Kattimani.
The Islanders couldn’t give the perfect birthday current to their coach Sergio Lobera, who turned 44 on Saturday however the end result noticed them stretch their unbeaten run to 10 video games.