BAMBOLIM: The final match of the Indian Super League's (ISL) group stage will also decide which team finishes on top of the points table as top-ranked ATK Mohun Bagan clash with second-placed Mumbai City at the GMC Stadium on Sunday.
Mumbai (37 points) need nothing less than a win while a draw would suffice for Bagan (40 points) as they chase the League Winners' Shield and a spot in the 2022 AFC Champions League. A win is worth three points.
The two teams have kept themselves above the chasing pack for much of the season. While Mumbai City held a comfortable lead at the summit in the first half of the season, an unexpected slump since January saw them relinquish their position to Bagan.
Their downturn in form has led to Mumbai trailing Bagan by three points before Sunday's match. However, the two teams remain level on goal difference, which means that a win will help Mumbai finish the season at the top of the table. Any other result will mean that ATK Mohun Bagan will keep their position.
Bagan had beaten Mumbai 1-0 the last time the two sides had met, with Bartholomew Ogbeche's goal proving to be the difference. IANS
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