ISL 2023-24: Matchweek 15 Recap

Indian Super League (ISL) Matchweek 15 Review: Mumbai City FC Defeats Bengaluru FC, Odisha FC Retains Top Spot, and More Action Highlights

Mumbai City FC emerged victorious against Bengaluru FC in the latest installment of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Mumbai Football Arena, setting the stage for Matchweek 15’s conclusion. The competition for both the ISL Shield and the top six spots is intensifying as the league approaches its final stages. Despite Hyderabad FC still seeking their first win, Odisha FC continues to lead the league standings. Notable moments from this extended match week include Jordan Gil’s and Vikram Pratap Singh’s brace, showcasing the talent and excitement within the league.

In the first clash of the match week, Punjab FC handed Kerala Blasters their first home defeat of the season at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. The Blasters initially took the lead with a goal from Milos Drincic, promptly countered by Punjab FC’s Wilmar Jordan Gil. Wilmar further extended the lead with another goal, ultimately securing a 3-1 victory for Punjab FC. Head coach Ivan Vukomanovic expressed disappointment over his team’s performance as they suffered their second consecutive loss.

Next, Mumbai City FC triumphed over East Bengal FC with a 1-0 victory at the Salt Lake Stadium. Iker Guarrotxena’s stellar goal on his full-time debut sealed the win for Mumbai City FC. East Bengal’s struggles continued as they failed to secure a win in their last six ISL games, highlighting the impact of their absent captain and striker, Cleiton Silva.

FC Goa’s unbeaten streak came to an end as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Mohun Bagan Super Giants at the Fatorda Stadium. Dimitri Petratos capitalized on Goa’s defensive error to secure the lone goal of the match, marking FC Goa’s first league loss under manager Manolo Marquez this season.

Moving on to Jamshedpur FC’s impressive 4-0 victory over Punjab FC, Jeremy Manzorro’s standout performance, including two exceptional free-kick goals, showcased the Red Miners’ dominance. Their win propelled them into the top six, keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Chennaiyin FC extended their unbeaten home record against Kerala Blasters with a 1-0 win at the Marina Arena. Aakash Sangwan’s goal secured the victory for Chennaiyin FC, while the Blasters suffered their fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions.

In the final match of the week, East Bengal secured a narrow 1-0 win over Hyderabad FC, with Cleiton Silva scoring the decisive goal. Despite the victory, East Bengal’s performance raised concerns, while Hyderabad FC displayed resilience and determination on the field.

Lastly, Mumbai City FC overcame Bengaluru FC with a 2-0 victory, courtesy of Vikram Pratap Singh’s brace. With back-to-back wins under their belt, Mumbai City FC continues to impress under Petr Kratky’s leadership, while Bengaluru FC struggles to regain momentum.

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