FULL TIME. THAT'S IT. Tuncay Sanli remains the main of the moment as FC Pune City record their first win of the season.
Final Score: Pune 3-1 Mumbai
The home side dominated every aspects of the game, and Tuncay Sanli, along with Israil Gurung on the wing remained formidable characters throughout the game. And although the away side tried their best with the attack spearheaded by Sony Norde, they just couldn't get the job done.
For Mumbai, it will be a look back to their tactics as Anelka's men have some real work cut ahead, and for Pune, pretty sure David Platt will be asking his men to keep the momentum and not get overboard with the win.
So, that's it from me for tonight. See you in another game soon! Cya.
90 (+2)' Benachour takes a shot on goal, but it's just too high and wide. Sums up Mumbai's night.
90' Former Kerala Blasters medio Sushanth Matthew, who is fondly remembered for scoring one of the best goals in the ISL last season, comes on for Lenny Rodrigues.
Additional time: 4 minutes.
85' Just five minutes remaining, along with the additional time. And as things stand now, Pune City are set to go 2-1 up in their head-to-head record against Mumbai in the Indian Super League.
83' Yellow card for Ashutosh Mehta.
82' Sony Norde is creating chances after chances, but the Haitian workhorse is not getting the success today. So frustrating for him.
79' Anelka makes a run inside the box, but the Frenchman is flagged offside.
75' Finally! Mumbai marquee player Nicolas Anelka makes his appearance. The former Chelsea hotshot comes on in place of Juan Aguilera. Can he brew up some late magic for the away side?
68' GOAL!!! Israil Gurung's hard work finally bears fruit. The Indian midfielder is fed with a lovely ball by Mutu, and Gurung slots home to make Pune's night even more memorable.
Oh wait, it's an own goal by Keegan Perreira.
Pune 3-1 Mumbai
66' Gurjinder Kumar gets a Yellow now for a needless foul on Ashutosh. The resulting free kick from Norde is a complete waste.
63' Selim Benachour replaces Andre Moritz for Mumbai City.
61' And Here he is! Pune City marquee player Adrian Mutu comes on for Tuncay Sanli.
59' Pune City are now on the driver's seat. David Platt has asked them to finish the job, and Albino Gomes has to be wary now.
56' GOAL!!! It's That Man Tuncay Sanli AGAIN!!! Great cross inside the box from Israil Gurung. The Turkey veteran shaves off Ashutosh Mehta and bullets the ball inside the back of the net.
Pune 2-1 Mumbai
53' WHAT A MISS! Piquionne feeds a superb ball to Moritz inside the box, but the Brazilian midfielder's shot is way high and over the goal.
50' Yellow card for Didier Zokora for a needless challenge on Andre Moritz.
46' And we are under way for the second half from the Balewadi Stadium. Yendrick Ruiz comes in for Bailey.
HALF TIME! A corner kick taken by Norde is headed out by the Pune defence. And that is it. At the end of the first 45 minutes of play, both teams go to the break level-pegging.
We can now all expect the second half to be as lively as the first half.
Pune 1-1 Mumbai
45 (+1)' NORDE!!! What a shot. The ball just flies high and over the post.
45' Additional time: 2 minutes.
43' Israil Gurung (Pune) and Gabriel Fernandes (Mumbai) have been blistering for their teams this evening so far.
40' CHANCE! Moritz forces a save from Simonsen.
39' OH!!! Gabriel takes a shot on goal. But that is so high and wide. Wondering what he was thinking there! What a ball from Piqquione though.
34' GOAL!!! After a string of attacks that saw the ball hit the crossbar, Piquionne gave Mumbai the equaliser after comfortably heading in a beautiful cross from Ashutosh Mehta.
Pune 1-1 Mumbai
29' Sony Norde takes the corner. And the ball gets headed out by the defence.
28' Gabriel is turning out to be another lively player for Mumbai in the right wing. Lost count of the number of crosses he has played inside the box this far. What a pace!
26' Pune are seeing most of the ball in the attacking third, but it is the counterattack led by Sony Norde that is stealing most of the attention.
22' WHAT A CHANCE! Sony Norde pulls the trigger from outside the box. Just inches away from the goal. The shot was powerful enough to blast the net.
20' Both teams are really up for it. It looks pretty close. Although the home side are playing in a more decorated manner, the away side are not giving it up yet.
18' The Mohun Bagan man Sony Norde is putting quite a display tonight for the away side.
16' Corner for the home side. Nicky Shorey takes it, but Sanli doesn't get a touch this time.
15' What a run from Sony Norde! The Haitian is pulling the trigger quite often this evening, but the Pune defence are blocking his shots everytime.
12' GOAL!!! It's THAT MAN -- Tuncay Sanli. Brilliant passing from the Pune FC forwards. The incisive cross from Israil Gurung gets the header of the Turkey veteran. And the home side get the lead.
Pune 1-0 Mumbai
10' Superlative dribbling by Gabriel. Beats his marker to manage delivering a cross inside the box. But, the defender gets the header first.
8' Yellow for Sanli for a heavy challenge on Pratesh. Meanwhile, that freekick from Moritz had the goalkeeper, along with the goal post beaten just by inches.
7' Freekick for Mumbai just outside the edge of the box. Moritz takes it, but that's a complete waste!
5' The Mumbai defender almost put it in the back of his own goal. Nice control and interpassing from the home side so far.
2' The home side dominating most of the possession now, with Sanli looking quite dangerous. Meanwhile, Sony Norde is also making inroads for Mumbai.
7 pm: And here we go, the home side start off proceedings. The Maharashtra Derby gets under way from the Balewadi stadium in Pune.
6:55 pm: And we are set for the national anthem, as the players take to the field now.
6:50 pm: Just about 10 minutes to go for the kick-off, and the stands are filled with FC Pune City flags. But the away side's banners also remain aplenty. Also, present in the stands is Indian boxing legend Mary Kom and evergreen actor Rishi Kapoor.
6:12 pm: Alright, we've received the starting XI of each team, and marquee players Adrian Mutu and Nicolas Anelka remain the notable absentees from the first 11 of either sides.
FC PUNE CITY XI: Steve Simonsen (GK); Gouramangi Singh, Nicky Shorey, Gurjinder Kumar, Diego Colotto; Gurung, Lenny, Bailey, Maithani; Didier Zokora (C), Tuncay Sanli.
MUMBAI CITY FC XI: Albino Gomes (GK); Keegan, Bertin (C), Cmovs, Ashutosh; Pratesh, Gabriel, Sony Norde, Aguilera; Andre Moritz, Piquionne.
6:05 pm: We have some leading Indian celebrities making their way to the stadium for the big Maha Derby today. Hrithik Roshan and Lisa Ray are geared up for the match, are you?
6 pm: We've witnessed two spectacular matches thus far in the second season of the Indian Super League, and more than anything, goals have come in aplenty already.
And now, we head to the third match of the tournament, where two of the Maharashtra teams fight it out for the bragging rights in the mouthwatering Maha derby. FC Pune City take on Mumbai City FC at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune.
Will it be Pune this time or Mumbai? Remember, the last time both of them earned a win each, so they are tied 1-1 in the Indian Super League head-to-head. This is exciting already!
Do join me, Sayantan Maitra (twitter @san_footy) and IBTimes India for the live updates from the match, as the next two hours will remain an edge-of-the-seat affair with the tune of "let's football" enthralling the football fans once more.