🇮🇳 ISL 2020/21 Season- Matchday 3- Previews, Match Results, Discussions

Its shameful and unprofessional from Goa’s coach to laugh at Gerard Nus like that.
The league should take actions as its shameful not only for him but also for the league too.


:scream: This is totally unprofessional behavior and unacceptable! There didn’t seem to be any display of remorse from the player either…he seemed to have just walked away. The FC Goa’s coach reaction seemed childish and disrespectful more than anything else.


So here’s what happened tonight as tension built up on both sides.

FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando and NorthEast United FC coach Gerard Nus had an ugly spat at the touchline.

The confrontation between the two coaches happened around the 80th minute mark when Nus was waiting to make his substitution. Ferrando was arguing with the fourth official and made a move towards Nus’ technical area when the NorthEast United coach, the youngest in the league, lost his cool at home. The staff from both the teams and FC Goa captain Edu Bedia had to come forward to break the two apart. Both were booked for the same.

The scenes turned uglier close to the stoppage time when Nus was seemingly having an argument with someone on FC Goa’s bench with his back towards the pitch. Alberto Noguera, who came to collect the ball for a throw-in, pushed Nus, who lost his balance and turned around and fell to the ground. Ferrando, who seemingly considered Nus as play-acting, reacted by laughing at Nus and clapping towards him.

However, after the match, Ferrando went towards the NorthEast bench and had the fist bump with Nus.

After the match, when Nus was questioned about the incident, he joked and said, “Basically, I don’t know (about the altercation with Juan Ferrando on the touchline). I think he was interested in joining NorthEast United as he was coming to our side.”

Ferrando, on the other hand, said he would prefer not to talk about the incident and have a face-to-face conversation with Nus about it.


It was an end-to-end contest between FC Goa and Northeast United FC as both sides settled for a point. Idrissa Sylla put the Highlanders in front from the spot but Igor Angulo netted his third of the season just before the break to equalise and earn a point for Juan Ferrando’s side.

Highlights - FC Goa 1-1 NorthEast United FC - Match 12 | Hero ISL 2020-21


Match 13: Mumbai City FC vs East Bengal on Dec 1, 2020

Mumbai City FC will take on East Bengal in tonight’s match. This will be the first meeting between Mumbai City FC and SC East Bengal in the ISL.

It will be Mumbai City FC’s third match and so far, they have 3 points from 2 games. East Bengal played their only game so far against ATK Mohun Bagan and lost despite putting up a good performance.

Mumbai City FC have four former FC Goa players in Mandar, Hugo Boumous, Mourtada Fall and Ahmed Jahouh. Ahead of the season, Mumbai were considered as one of the favourites for the title but so far, they have struggled to showcase their full power and have even found it tough to find the back of the net.

MCFC’s game revolves around ball possession and trying to find spaces in the final third. Against ATK Mohun Bagan, East Bengal also had the ball for the majority of the time and created a lot of chances but were unable to find the back of the net. Mandar said Mumbai will not alter their plan for East Bengal and concentrate on keeping the ball.


Overall Head-to-head form ( wins:draw:loss| 0:0:1)

The two sides have met once outside during the 2018 Super Cup with East Bengal emerging as the winner.

Stat attack from the fixture

Goals scored in 2019-20 season:

Mumbai City FC: 25

SC East Bengal (I-League): 23

Top scorers in 2019-20 season:

Jamie Santos Colado (SCEB) - 6

Marcos Jimenez (SCEB) 6

Amine Chermiti (MCFC) - 6

Pape Sougou (MCFC) - 3

Clean sheets:

Mumbai City FC: 4

SC East Bengal (I-League): 2


Thumping 3-0 win for Mumbai City

Le Fondre and Santana Goals, Boumous Assists Spark Life in Mumbai. Adam le Fondre starred on his 600th professional game of his career. Hernan Santana’s maiden ISL goal lifted Mumbai to the top of the table, while EB remains rooted to the bottom.


Mumbai had a bit more possession than East Bengal but had much better passing accuracy. East Bengal did not have a single shot on target while Mumbai City FC were clinical in scoring three goals in three shots on target.



Fans’ Goal of the Week - Nominees Round 2 | Hero ISL 2020-21

:two: late equalisers and :three: sublime strikes complete 5 nominees in the Fans’ Goal of the Week for Round 2.


Highlights - Mumbai City FC 3-0 SC East Bengal - Match 13 | Hero ISL 2020-21

It was an all-round dominating display by Mumbai City FC as they beat SC East Bengal in Bambolim. On the eve of his birthday, Adam Le Fondre, capped a memorable 600th career appearance with a brace while Hugo Boumous was the star of the show tonight with two assists (one each for Le Fondre and Hernan Santana), making him the highest assist-provider in Hero ISL history!


Match 14: Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC on Dec 2, 2020

Unbeaten HFC take on JFC tonight. JFC are yet to register a win this season.

HFC won its opening match of the season 1-0 against Odisha FC and drew 0-0 against Bengaluru FC. Jamshedpur began the season with a 1-2 loss against Chennaiyin FC and drew 2-2 against Odisha FC in the 2nd match.

Jamshedpur has a success rate of 30.35 per cent in the league stage with 17 wins from 56 matches. Hyderabad, meanwhile, has a success rate of 15 per cent with 3 wins from 20 matches.



Overall Head-to-head form ( Wins: JFC - 1, HFC - 0 | Draw: 1)

The two sides have met twice in the league stage of 2019-20 ISL season with Jamshedpur winning the first match 3-1, while the second match ended in a 1-1 draw.

Goals scored:

Jamshedpur FC: 4

Hyderabad FC: 2

Top scorers:

Farukh Choudhary (JFC) - 1

Marcelinho (HFC) - 1

Aniket Jadhav (JFC) - 1

Sergio Castel (JFC) - 1

Nestor Benitez (JFC) - 1

Sumeet Passi (HFC) -1

Hyderabad FC vs Jamshedpur FC - head-to-head preview, form guide


Jamshedpur without a win in 3 games; draws 1-1 with HFC

A late Eze strike cancels Aridane’s 50th minute goal as it ends 1-1.

:four: goals in :three: appearances at Jamshedpur FC for Aridane Santana!

Hyderabad head coach Manolo Marquez receives a red card from the referee for walking into the field.


Match 15: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC

ATK Mohun Bagan will take on Odisha FC tonight at the Fatorda Stadium.

ATK having won both the games they have played so far, will be looking to continue their strong run. They have not conceded any goal during their first two games and will be looking to extend their clean sheet record when they meet Odisha FC.

On the other hand, Odisha FC have so far had a season full of struggles. The team is placed at the 10th position with just one point from two games. The club will be looking to secure their first victory of the season.



ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0 Odisha FC

A second-half stoppage-time winner from Roy Krishna gave ATK Mohun Bagan a 1-0 victory over Odisha FC.

Mohun Bagan won a free-kick close to the kickoff line. Tiri took the set-piece. He let one fly with his left foot. Sandesh Jhingan got to the ball first and headed it into the box. Krishna got past his marker Cole Alexander and found the back of the net with an accurate header.


Roy Krishna delivers yet again with a winner in the last minute of stoppage time! No doubt he gets the Man of the Match award tonight. :clap: :clap:


Highlights - ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0 Odisha FC - Match 15 | Hero ISL 2020-21

It took until injury time for the breakthrough goal in ATKMBOFC and it fell in favour of ATK Mohun Bagan FC and Roy Krishna. Odisha FC successfully appeared to have nullified the threat of Antonio Lopez Habas’ side until the 94th minute. But up rose the Fiji striker to net his third goal of the season and secure all three points for the Mariners!


Summary of today’s match - ATKMB 1-0 OFC.

  1. ATKMB needs to brush up the players from bench.
  2. Left flank of ATKMB is completely off colour.
  3. Jayesh Rane was off colour completely.
  4. Habas should set a plan B, for the situation, " if not counter attack then what".
  5. Mercelinho should not play in starting 11 of OFC.
  6. Onu should be given more match time.
  7. ATKMB should give a thought to change the free kick taker, come on its been a season and continuing, how many chances do Xavier H need?
  8. Worst referring.
  9. Rock solid defence
  10. The justice has been done.

Totally agree with you @Shubhayan overall the game was not played like a champion team.

yesterday’s game was not as sharp as we are used to be. Habas should deploy a better attacking strategy.

We were lucky to achive a last minute goal.
We have a long way to go but need to improve our game skills drastically.



ATKMB on fire :fire: :fire: They have not conceded any goal till now. :heart: :green_heart: