ISL: Heroes and zeroes in Mumbai City FC vs FC Pune City match

mumbai city fc vs pune fc cityThe second Maharashtra ISL derby between Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City this season ended in a goalless draw at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. Both teams could not break the deadlock in the 90 minutes. Subash Singh (Mumbai City FC) failed to put the ball into the open net in 28th minutes after creating that chance with a great effort. It was the best chance for the home team to go ahead which they could not.

Mumbai's goalie Subrata Pal made an excellent save of Adrian Mutu’s (FC Pune City) outside the box shot in the top centre of the goal-post in the 75th minute. Just three minutes later, Arindam Bhattacharya (FC Pune City) saved a close range shot of Sampath Kuttymani (Mumbai City FC). It was the second goalless draw in this ISL season.

Here are the hits and flops from the match:


Subrata Pal (Mumbai City FC):- Subrata Pal was looking good in the penalty box. He made a brilliant save of Adrian Mutu’s tremendous long-range effort in the 75th minute. He used his experience successfully during this match that helped his team draw the match.

Didier Zokora (FC Pune City):- Zokora was almost unbeatable in this match. His great efforts made life tougher for the Mumbai forwards. He made some useful interceptions and fearless tackles during this match. He did not give up till the end of the match.


Selim Benachour (Mumbai City FC):- Benachour disappointed his team with his performance in this match. The midfielder could not fulfill his duty to his potential. His shots were at times too weak from the set-pieces.

James Bailey (FC Pune City):- Bailey failed to put any impact in this match. He was looking totally clueless during this match. The English midfielder needs huge improvement to retain his spot in the first XI.