Mumbai City FC paid the cost for a late red card in the second half as Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) grabbed a draw from the jaws of thrashing in an Indian Super League (ISL) experience at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Tuesday.
Tuned in to the bubbly state of mind on Dussehra, the tie was an arresting issue through and through. To start with, the hosts procured the profit of an awesome first half when Matias Defederico (27th) found the back of the net to go into the break with their noses in front.
In any case, the guests were permitted an escape course once again into the amusement when Mumbai City FC midfielder Pronay Halder was sent off with a second yellow card in the 72nd moment. Not long after the Alexandre Guimaraes guided side were diminished to 10-men; Javi Lara scored with a long-officer to level things for the previous champions.
The stalemate finished Mumbai's all-win record in the initial two recreations, however helped them go top of the table with seven focuses from three trips. ATK then again, moved to the third position subsequent to stowing five focuses from three matches.
Both sides missed their marquees in Diego Forlan (Mumbai City FC) and Helder Postiga (ATK). Bikramjit Singh was gotten back place of Jewel Raja after the previous recuperated from his damage. Mumbai sidelined Anwar Ali for Brazilian Gerson.
The hosts looked the likelier of the two sides to lead the pack first after a flood of assaults in the early trades constrained ATK to drop profound into their own half. At a certain point, winger Sameehg Doutie was seen for all intents and purposes playing at right back.
All the weight Mumbai connected revolved around Defederico who was splendid all through the half and was appropriately the goalscorer.
Aiborlang Khongjee heaved the ball for Defederico who demonstrated praiseworthy abilities to cut down the ball with a brilliant first touch and afterward go up against Arnab Mondal to flame past Debjit into the base right corner.
There was a brief stoppage in play when Tiri banged into partner Borja Fernandes and the Spaniard must be stretchered out, just to be back minutes after the fact.
After the break, Iain Hume was supplanted by Stephen Pearson raising a couple of eyebrows. Abhinas Ruidas was additionally drafted in by mentor Molina to raise the stakes set up of the more guarded Bikramjit Singh.
Ruidas infused the truly necessary pace into ATK's assaults and attempting to contain the whirlwind of strikes Pronay – as of now on a yellow card – conferred an unnecessary foul on Borja drawing the feared red card from the arbitrator.
Down to 10 men, Mumbai were dependably against the tide and ATK gained by the numerical favorable position with the match at the end of its life.
Lara slice in from the left to let free a grating long-officer that took an avoidance off substitute Jackichand Singh to swell the net.