CHENNAI. Mumbai City prevails over Chennaiyin 6-2 after playing a incredible match. Mumbai City was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (63%) and that was among the factors of its victory.
The match was played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium stadium in Chennai on Saturday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Ashwin Mohanlal Kanojia. The weather was drizly. The temperature was hot at 26 degrees Celsius or 78.78 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 94%.
Mumbai City had a strong ball possession 63% while Chennaiyin was struggling with a 37% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Mumbai City was putting more pressure with 60 dangerous attacks and 18 shots of which 11 were on target. This is one of the reasons why Mumbai City won the encounter.
Chennaiyin shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Mumbai City shot 18 times, 11 on target, 7 off target.
Chennaiyin received 2 yellow cards (F. Diagne and D. Majumder). Talking about the opposition, Mumbai City received 1 yellow card (R. Griffiths).
After playing this encounter, Chennaiyin will stay with 7 points to soar in the 7th place. Talking about the opposition, Mumbai City will have 12 points to hold in the 2nd place.
In the next match in the Indian Super League, Chennaiyin will host NorthEast United on the 24th of February with a 6-5 head to head in favor of NorthEast United (5 draws).
Mumbai City will host East Bengal on the 19th of February with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of Mumbai City (1 draw).
Chennaiyin – Formation
Chennaiyin started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
The manager Thomas Brdarić decided to play with the following team: Debjit Majumder, Ajith Kumar , Fallou Diagne , Julius Düker , Aakash Sangwan , Prasanth Karuthadathkuni , Yumkhaibam Jiteshwor Singh , Anirudh Thapa , Rahim Ali , Abdenasser El Khayati and Petar Slišković .
The home team had on the bench: Edwin Sydney Vanspaul, Jobby Justin, Sourav Das, Syed Suhail Pasha , Vincy Barretto , Mohammad Dhot , Sajal Bag, Devansh Dabas and Mohammed Rafique.
Chennaiyin made 5 changes: R. Ali for M. S. Dhot (62′), P. Karuthadathkuni for V. Barretto (62′), A. Thapa for S. S. Pasha (74′), N. El Khayati for J. Jobby (74′) and A. Kumar for E. Vanspaul (81′).
Best player: Petar Slišković
As per our analysis, the most impressive player for Chennaiyin was Petar Slišković.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 10 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass.
Mumbai City – Formation
Mumbai City started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Des Buckingham played with: Phurba Tempa Lachenpa, Rahul Bheke , Rostyn Griffiths , Mehtab Singh , Mandar Rao Desai , Apuia , Ahmed Jahouh , Greg Stewart , Lallianzuala Chhangte , Jorge Pereyra Díaz and Th. Bipin Singh .
They had on the bench: Vinit Rai, Rowllin Borges, Sanjeev Stalin, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy , Alberto Noguera , Mourtada Fall , Ayush Chhikara, Vikram Pratap Singh and Bhaskar Roy.
Mumbai City could not rely on the presence of S. Stalin (injured).
Mumbai City made 5 changes: Apuia for V. Rai (46′), M. Desai for V. Dakshinamurthy (46′), J. Pereyra Diaz for A. Noguera (62′), A. Jahouh for M. Fall (68′) and R. Bheke for S. Stalin (84′).
Best player: Greg Stewart
The player that probably impressed the most for Mumbai City was Greg Stewart.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 45 passes (80% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 4 duels out of 8. He performed 6 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Indian Super League.