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Hero ISL: MCFC vs FCG – Igor Angulo will be a great choice for captaincy

Match Details:

Tournament: Indian Super League

Match: Mumbai City FC vs FC Goa

Venue:Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium

Date and Time: 22nd November, 2021

07:30 PM IST

Reigning champions start campaign against revengeseeking Goa

Reigning champions Mumbai City FC will start their ISL campaign as they take on FC Goa who played their last ISL clash against the same opponent. Goa crashed out of the preceding edition of the tournament to Mumbai in the tie-breaker as Glan Martins missed out on his spot-kick while Rowlin Borges smashed his to take his team to the finale.

Mumbai City FC emerged as the champions of the fray in the last edition of the tournament after late drama saw ATK Mohun Bagan sink in the dying embers. But, they lost their star custodian, Amrinder Singh, and illustrious midfielder, Hugo Boumous, to ATKMB the following summer.

FC Goa had a good start to the season as they clinched the Durand Cup and will bank on the good blend of youth and experience to bail them out in the season opener.

FC Goa has a talented pool of Indian youngsters who have been fairing pretty well in the ISL roster and in the international circuit too, wherein Mumbai will rely on their heavy artillery up front led by Ahmed Jahouh in the centre.

Form Guide:

Mumbai City FC – WWLLD

FC Goa – LDLLD

Team News:

Both the teams will be coming to this fixture without any injuries or suspensions. However, the transfer window witnessed shuffling allegiance. While MCFC lost some key players, FC Goa let Angulo join Mumbai.

Probable Starting XI:

Mumbai City FC:

Mohammad Nawaz, Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Brad Inman, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Igor Angulo, Bipin Singh

FC Goa:

Dheeraj Singh Moirangthem, Saviour Gama, Sanson Pereira, Dylan Fox, Seriton Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Glan Martins, Redeem Tlang, Brandon Fernandes, Jorge Ortiz, Airam Cabrera

Players top picks:

Igor Angulo, striker, Mumbai City FC

Igor Angulo is a sublime striker who is very well accustomed to the net and knows how to finish. He has so far been a part of 19 games that has seen him find the back of the net a staggering 13 times. Though he is still to string an assist in the premier version of India’s footballing contests, he is a towering presence who can wreak havoc at the glimpse of the net.

Edu Bedia, midfielder, FC Goa

Edu Bedia is currently the captain of FC Goa and is an electrifying midfielder, to say the least. He is capable of scoring at will and creates impeccable through-balls for the striking forces to feed upon. He has so far played 64 matches in ISL, scored 8 goals and strung 11 assists. He has also been a part of this contest for an overwhelming 4641 minutes.

Captain and vice-captaincy options:

Given the blistering aggression that Igor Angulo brings to the table, this will be coupled with a desire to pen a statement as he will be taking the mantle against his former team. Edu Bedia and Jorge Ortiz will be hefty contenders for the picks of vice-captaincy considering their artistry upfront.

Fantasy team:

Goalkeeper: Mohammad Nawaz

Defenders: Mandar Rao Dessai, Rahul Bheke, Mourtada Fall

Midfielders: Brandon Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Edu Bedia, Ahmed Jahouh

Strikers: Jorge Ortiz, Igor Angulo, Airam Carbrera 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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