ISL 2015: Atletico de Kolkata 2-3 Mumbai City - 5 Talking Points
- A Sony Norde brace gave Mumbai City their first away win to end their campaign on a high
Mumbai City ended their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) campaign on a high after coming out on top in a five-goal thriller against Atletico de Kolkata at the Salt Lake stadium. Sony Norde's late winner gave Mumbai City a 3-2 win in a roller-coaster of a contest in Kolkata.The win ensured Mumbai Cityrose to sixth place in the standings until Pune City play their last game. The defeat left Atletico de Kolkata's top spot in the league vulnerable as the defending champions failed to extend their lead at the top. The game was a dead rubber but seemed anything but as both teams went hard for the three points right from the outset.Here are five talking points from the game at the Salt Lake Stadium.All images courtesy of ISL
#1 Mumbai City overcome travel woes to claim first away win
Mumbai City finally ended their away hoodoo and won an away game in the ISL for the first time. Ironically, the win came after the team faced various troubles in reaching Kolkata after being stuck in flooded Chennai for two days after their game.
Mumbai City only reached Kolkata in the morning today after a wretched time fighting the rain but they produced a fine performance on the field to finally end their away day hoodoo. The win meant Mumbai ended their season on a high and quite critically got the monkey off their back before the next season.
The dramatic victory also indicated what might have been for this Mumbai City side had they showed some consistency and a bit more fight early on in the season.