The inaugural day of the Premier Futsal⚽ in India got off to a racy start💨 after a Ryan Giggs-led Mumbai and Hernan Crespo's Kolkata won their games. In front of a packed audience, league president Luis Figo watched keenly along with other stars as Giggs, Crespo and Ronaldinho showed their skills👏.
🔰 Mumbai 5's 4⃣-2⃣ Chennai 5's
Chennai, bolstered💪 by the presence of former Futsal Player of the Year🏆 winner Falcao and freestyle legend Sean Garnier, looked the better team in the initial exchanges but Mumbai got a surprise lead😯 when Foglia put away a penalty. Soo, Angellot doubled their advantage before Giggs turned up the charm👌 He nutmegged a player, gave a no-look pass before assisting Foglia for his 2nd of the night. They made it 4-0 after cleverly working a set-piece routine🙌. Chennai sparked to life in the closing stages and scored 2 goals;soccer:. Falcao scored the 2nd with a superb strike but it was all too late😟.
🔰 Kolkata 5's 4⃣-2⃣ Goa 5's
The legendary ⭐Ronaldinho's presence was not enough to save Goa from defeat against Hernan Crespo's Goa in the 2nd match of the night😳. Kolkata took an early 2-goal lead👌 when Pula headed in a deflected cross and later Crespo set up Mohammed Islam, who became the first Indian✨ to score a goal in the league. Ronaldinho did dazzle with some quick feet and skills😲 and almost scored as well at the end of the 2nd quarter. Goa pulled one back in the 3rd quarter⏱ through Rafel's attempted toe-poke. Crespo then restored👊 Kolkata's advantage with a neat strike from a free-kick routine. Though Goa got another goal back, a late own-goal consigned them to a defeat😞.