Mumbai is all set to host what has got to be one of the most riveting and nail biting encounters in recent Indian Super League history as Atletico de Kolkata travel to Mumbai with a slender 1 goal advantage in the second league of the semi finals. It will be advantage to the Kolkata outfit who part from their one goal lead, will also benefit from the fact that Mumbai City FC will be without their key forward and marquee man Diego Forlan who was will be serving his one match ban after getting sent off in the previous leg. Forlan was a key figure behind City’s table top finish in the league stages, both creating and scoring goals.The absence of the the Uruguayan could come as a huge blow for Alexander Guimares’ side.

Mumbai City FC book their place in semi finals of the latest edition of the Indian Super League after a comfortable 2-0 win against last year’s champions Chennaiyin FC at the Mumbai Football Arena. This will be the first semi final venture for the Ranbir Kapoor owned side since the League’s inception in 2014; Atletico de Kolkata, who currently sit in 3rd position in the league table, will look to confirm their semi final berth. While FC Goa, who lie at the bottom of the pile would still want to be in mathematical contention for a place in the semis with a win at home this time around. The return leg, which was a feisty encounter ended with both the sides splitting points, a scenario that wouldn’t benefit either of the teams this time around.