A 5-1 victory over ATK Mohun Bagan was not just a statement of intent, it was Mumbai City unveiling their new identity.
Vikram Pratap Singh scored a brace as Mumbai City destroyed title rivals ATK Mohun Bagan.
Antonio Habas' metamorphosis into a manager overseeing an attacking, fluid ATK Mohun Bagan left SC East Bengal in shreds in the Kolkata Derby.
Roy Krishna, Manvir Singh and Liston Colaco found the net as ATK Mohun Bagan dominated the Kolkata Derby.
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What should scare everyone else is the realisation that this display, all four-goals-and-17638-chances created, was ATK Mohun Bagan in second gear.
Hugo Boumous scored twice on debut, with Roy Krishna and Liston Colaco also amongst the goals for ATK Mohun Bagan.
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A 1-1 draw with Bangladesh champions Bashundhara Kings helped Bagan top Group D to go through.
ATK Mohun Bagan moved within a point of reaching the 2021 AFC Cup knockout stage after defeating Maziya Sports & Recreation of the Maldives 3-1.
A goalless draw with Bashundhara Kings means this will be a group stage exit at the AFC Cup for Bengaluru FC.
Jhingan says he's at HNK Sibenik "chasing the potential I have in me".
ATK Mohun Bagan saw off a dull Bengaluru FC comfortably to start their AFC Cup campaign with a win.
Jhingan, who had joined ATK Mohun Bagan last season, will be the first Indian to play in Croatia's first division.
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Bipin Singh's 90th minute goal helped Mumbai to a dramatic 2-1 win over ATKMB in the ISL final.
Winning with style is good, but when you can't do that, just winning will do. Lobera's Mumbai has embraced that philosophy.
Having already lost twice to Lobera this season, Habas has to think outside the box to stop Mumbai in the final.
By the time NorthEast came to terms with ATKMB's flow, there was little time left to recover.
Goals from David Williams and Manvir Singh helped ATKMB to a 2-1 win.