Mumbai City defeated ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 on Sunday to win the ISL League Winners’ Shield and seal the AFC Champions League spot.
Mumbai City earned a direct entry into the AFC Champions League. (@IndSuperLeague Photo)
- Mumbai City win 2020-21 ISL League Winners’ Shield
- Mumbai City beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 to finish at the summit of ISL 2020/21
- Mumbai City also sealed the AFC Champions League spot
Mumbai City FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the final league encounter of the Indian Super League on Sunday to book a place in the coveted AFC Champions League next season.
Sergio Lobera’s side comfortably won after first-half goals from Mourtada Fall (7th minute) and Bartholomew Ogbeche (39th). Despite losing the top spot to Mumbai, ATK Mohun Bagan will still harbour hopes of salvaging their season with a second successive Hero ISL title.
Being the team with the most goals from set-pieces this season, Mumbai drew the first blood in a similar fashion, scoring with their first shot on target. Ahmed Jahouh’s free-kick fell to an unmarked Fall, whose angular header gave Mumbai the lead.
The Mariners took control of the game soon after conceding but were forced to make a substitution in the 19th minute with Prabir Das replacing the injured Sandesh Jinghan.
Mumbai City FC, ATK Mohun Bagan, NorthEast United FC and FC Goa have qualified for the play-off stages of the Indian Super League starting March 5.
Mumbai City FC will play their two-legged semi-finals against fourth-placed FC Goa. ATK Mohun Bagan, who finished second in the league stage, will lock horns with third-placed NorthEast United FC.
All play-off games will kick-off at 7:30 PM (IST) and will be broadcasted live on the Star Sports Network, Hotstar and Jio TV. :
Friday, Mar 5 – FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC. Fatorda
Saturday, Mar 6 – NorthEast United FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan. Bambolim
Monday, Mar 8 – Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa. Bambolim
Tuesday, Mar 9 – ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FC Fatorda
Saturday, Mar 13 Final Fatorda.