FC Goa, who played the final of the last season on Wednesday, has once again topped the points table of the sixth season of Hero Indian Super League with their sixth consecutive win at home. Goa defeated Mumbai City FC 5-2 in the match played at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here. For Goa, Ferran Corominas scored in the 20th and 80th minutes, while Hugo Boumos scored in the 38th and Jackichand Singh in the 39th minute. A suicide goal from Mumbai's Mohammad Rafiq (87th minute) was also added to Goa's account. Rawalin Barges scored for Goa in the 18th and Bipin Singh scored in the 57th minute.
This is Goa's 11th win in 17 matches this season and is again in the top spot with 36 points. Mumbai has 26 points from 17 matches and remains in fourth place. Mumbai's defeat saved Odisha FC from being eliminated from the play-offs. After the first 15 minutes in the match, the next five minutes saw two goals one after the other. First, Mumbai took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute with a goal from Rawlins Borges. However, Goa made a spectacular comeback after two minutes and scored 1–1 in the match thanks to a goal from Corominas. Brumos assisted in this goal of Goa.
In the second half, Mumbai fell behind by one goal and Goa wanted to increase this gap. In this sequence, Coro scored a goal in the 80th minute to put Goa ahead 4-2. Brumos was assisted in this goal. This is Coro's 13th goal this season. He has now come on par with ATK's Rai Krishna (13) in the list of players who have scored the most goals. Mumbai's team was not yet able to cope with the shock of this goal that Mohammad Rafiq scored a suicide goal to put Goa ahead 5-2. Now a comeback was impossible for Mumbai and she was eventually forced to lose her fifth defeat of this season.