In the end it seemed a fair result with both the sides having their moments in the game at the DY Patil Stadium. If the first half belonged to Mumbai, the second was dominated by the visitors, especially in the later stages.
Kerala's English winger German canceled out Juan Aguilera's first half goal right at the death to level matters, leaving both the teams searching for two wins in as many games to have a far away chance of making it to the semi-finals.
The hosts though had the first laugh when Spain's Aguilera blasted the ball into the roof of the net and got an early lead in the 25th minute.
At first Kerala goalkeeper Sandip Nandy did well to parry a shot from Mumbai forward Singam Subash behind for the corner. The resulting set-piece by Sony Norde was heading straight for the goal but Sandip blocked it with a weak punch. The ball landed at just the right height for Aguilera to volley it into the back of the net from inside the box.
The rest of the half also belonged to Mumbai with consistent attacks on the visiting goal.

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