Mumbai refused to sit back and let Goa pass the ball around in the opening minutes but the hosts, however, failed to test Mohammed Nawaz's goal during that period.
The Mumbai stadium was again the centre stage a few days later, as the Gaurs stepped out on the field to take on Bengaluru FC in the final.
With Chennaiyin opting for a completely-new strikeforce this year, there was hope that they would finally shed this reluctance to score.
Chennaiyin should have been a goal up in as early as the first minute as Brazilian Rafael Crivellaro put Maltese recruit Andre Schembri through on the left inside the box.
The Mumbai team, on the other hand, rode on Amine Chermiti's debut goal to register a win against Kerala Blasters in Kohi on Tuesday and will look to add to Chennaiyin's early-season misery.
Talks about Manchester City’s owners buying Mumbai City FC did the rounds last month and generated quite a buzz.
Coming back from the national camp to his club is a rather drastic shifting of gears for Amrinder Singh.
Head coach of Mumbai City FC Jorge Costa from Portugal is positive that his revamped side will give it their all to achieve this target.
Even as he has gone on to play in Europe and top continental tournaments like the Champions League and Europa League, he hasn’t faced the same roadblocks that some young players from Africa have.
Mumbai City FC played five pre-season games and will start their campaign with a game at Kochi against Kerala Blasters on October 24.
Forlan believes that if the India captain Sunil Chhetri had stayed longer in Europe, he could have eventually broken through.
After three matches without a goal, Modou Sougou (26', 39', 60') returned to the scoresheet with an excellent performance.
The 24-year-old custodian joined Mumbai City FC for the 2016 season of the ISL, initially on loan from Bengaluru FC.
Kerala's stuttering campaign in the league was given a shot in the arm in the national capital thanks to veteran Canadian Iain Hume’s goal-scoring skills with a timely hat-trick.
The draw took Mumbai City to the top four with 14 points from nine matches while Jamshedpur FC are placed sixth on the table with 10 points from eight matches.