Hello, and welcome to Sportstar‘s live coverage of the Indian Super League 2019-20 match between Mumbai City and Bengaluru FC.
The players have made their way out to the middle. We are ready for the Indian national anthem. The national anthem and the customary pre-match team photos are complete. We are ready for kick-off.
As we await kick-off at the Mumbai Football Area, watch Sportstar‘s Off The Pitch interview of two of Mumbai City’s star players, Subhasish Bose and Amrinder Singh.
Mumbai City starting XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Mato Grgic, Pratik Chaudhari, Sarthak Golui, Subhasish Bose, Mohamed Larbi, Rowllin Borges, Sourav Das, Diego Carlos, Modou Sougou, Amine Chermiti (Substitutions: Ravi Kumar, Valpuia, Bidyananda Singh, Bipin Singh, Mohammed Rafique, Pranjal Bhumij, Raynier Fernandes)
Bengaluru FC starting XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Nishu Kumar, Juanan, Albert Serran, Rahul Bheke, Harmanjot Khabra, Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri, Manuel Onwu (Substitutions: Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Kean Lewis, Suresh Wangjam, Udanta Singh, Deshorn Brown, Semboi Haokip)
Bengaluru FC faces Mumbai City FC away from home with a chance to end the night top of the ISL table. Mumbai won the reverse fixture 3-2, with Rowllin Borges scoring the winner in the second-half stoppage time. It’s also the clash of the best defence (Bengaluru with 7) against the team with the second-worst defensive record in the league (Mumbai with 21). Mumbai is coming off consecutive losses against ATK and Odisha, losing 2-0 on both occasions. Bengaluru has had a long break between its last match and this, with it beating Jamshedpur FC 2-0 at home last Thursday.