In the second match of the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21), the much-awaited, new-look Mumbai City FC (MCFC) will make its season debut against NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) at the Tilak Maidan, Goa on Saturday.
Sergio Lobera, who coached FC Goa for the last three season, will take charge in these shores again with Mumbai City for the first time in an official capacity.
The Spaniard has been backed with an array of eye-catching overseas and domestic signings as Mumbai City appear the early favourites for the title.
At the other end, NorthEast will look for a better showing this season after a 14-match winless streak led to a ninth place finish. New head coach Gerard Nus has bolstered the squad with some impressive foreign players.
Here’s how the two teams could line-up.