ISL 2016: Mumbai City FC 0-1 FC Pune City - 5 talking points
A goal from Eugeneson Lyngdoh led Pune City to a win in the second Maharashtra Derby of the season.
FC Pune City emerged victorious in the Maharashtra Derby that took place between the Stallions and Mumbai City FC on Thursday. An eighty ninth minute goal from Pune's returning midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh won the game for the match for the Antonio Habas-managed side.
Both the teams were equally good in terms of quality on the night, but a mistake from goalkeeper Albino Gomes lost the game for Mumbai. However, the Alexandre Guimaraes-managed team still sit second on the points table with 15 points and Pune moved to the fourth spot after their win.
Here are the five talking points from the game.
#1 Sunil Chhetri and Diego Forlan, a great combination
Sunil Chhetri, who was with I-League club Bengaluru FC participating in the AFC Cup, gave a huge boost to Guimaraes and Mumbai by returning to the squad this week. The combo of Chhetri and the team's marquee player Diego Forlan was always expected to be a deadly one.
Thursday's game gave the Indian Super League fans the chance to see the duo play together for the first time and they were not disappointed. Chhetri and Forlan linked up very well. The two had a good chemistry between them from start to beginning of the game. The two forwards have a similar type of playing style and helped them play smoothly. Both of the players are hard workers and love to fall deep to help his team.
The only thing the two stars were not able to do was to score. Even though Chhetri and Forlan were in good touch, they weren't able to find the back of the net. The game was held in Mumbai, and the fans there would have loved to see them score.