Mumbai 5s win maiden Premier Futsal

Mumbai 5s win maiden Premier Futsal

Mumbai 5’s were on Sunday crowned inaugural Premier Futsal champions after defeating Kochi 5’s via sudden death in the penalty shootout here.

Mumbai keeper Luis Amado scored while his Kochi counterpart Casslone muffed his chance in the penalty shoot-out after both sides were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation 40 minutes.

Mumbai were on the brink of losing the summit clash but their in-form Colombian player Angellot equalised one minute before the regulation time (39th minute) to bring his side back into the match.

In the shoot-out, Ryan Giggs and Michel Salgado missed the target and two teams were tied at 2-2, forcing the match to be decided via sudden death at the Peddam indoor Stadium.

For Mumbai, Angellot and Perez scored in the shoot-out while Chaguinha and Gekabert found the target for Kochi.

Kochi’s Anupam and goal-keeper Cassalone were outstanding as they thwarted Mumbai 5’s attack. Mumbai keeper Luis Amado too made outstanding saves.

A brilliant co-ordination between Chaguinha and Moraes helped Kochi  take the lead in the eighth min­ute.

Mumbai, in the fourth quarter, changed their strategy and were near Kochi goal post. The strategy worked as Angellot scored the equaliser which played a key role in his team’s win.

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