A late equaliser by teen Ishan Pandita locked out a becoming 1-1 draw between FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan within the Indian Super League on the Fatorda Stadium, right here on Sunday.
Substitute Pandita’s objective got here within the 85th minute after a 75th-minute free-kick from Edu Garcia had put ATKMB forward. Co-incidentally Pandita had comparable fortunes as this when he scored the winner for Goa in opposition to Hyderabad approaching in its place.
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Both groups performed out an thrilling and evenly fought match which witnessed each groups trip on close to targets, buying and selling missed alternatives.
The first half performed itself out in predictable phrases. Goa dominated possession — they’d 62 p.c of the ball in that interval — and sprayed passes across the pitch whereas ATKMB maintained their form and ensured their opponents have been restricted to largely hopeful pictures from exterior the field. But that was to not say that neither group had clear-cut possibilities — each of them managed to search out the crossbar within the opening half.
ATKMB went shut within the 27th minute off a nook by Garcia. His supply was headed into the bottom by Subasish Bose. The ball bounced up and looped over Goa keeper Naveen Kumar’s head. Unfortunately for ATKMB, it struck the crossbar and bounced again into play.
Goa returned the favor simply 4 minutes later when Seriton Fernandes and Alberto Noguera performed a fast one-two, earlier than sending the previous free on the correct flank. Seriton appeared to sq. the ball however was unable to discover a teammate within the space. That second of hesitation allowed Sandesh Jhingan to get a foot to Seriton’s hopeful ball however the deflection took it over ATKMB keeper Arindam Bhattacharja and on to the crossbar.
Goa began wanting extra threatening as the primary half approached its conclusion. In the 36th minute, Bhattacharja was referred to as into motion, to cease a Saviour Gama shot. ATKMB efficiently held fort because the first-half completed goalless.
Goa practically scored quickly after the restart. In the 50th minute, Seriton ran free down the correct and looped a cross into the field, that eluded everybody. The ball crashed into the within of the upright however someway managed to not go in. Six minutes later, Bhattacharja was alerted once more to avoid wasting a deflected shot from Brandon Fernandes.
It was Juan Ferrando’s males who have been operating the present after halftime, however then, completely in opposition to the run of play, ATKMB discovered a objective. Roy Krishna was fouled by James Donachie simply exterior the field. ATKMB has all the time been threatening from set-pieces this season and this time was no totally different. Garcia stepped up and powered one into the right-hand nook of the web.
When ATKMB rating a late objective, it is normally the winner, however this time, there was a twist within the story. With simply minutes left on the clock, Pandita diverted it into the web from a nook to pull his group stage.