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FC Goa Stage Thrilling Comeback Against Hyderabad To End Year On A High

FC Goa picked up three factors in type as they staged an exhilarating comeback to see off Hyderabad FC 2-1 within the Indian Super League (ISL) right here on Wednesday. Aridane Santana (58′) put Hyderabad forward however Goa left it late and scored by means of substitute Ishan Pandita (87′) and Igor Angulo (90′) to inflict a 3rd successive defeat on the Nizams. Joel Chianese, making a return from damage, was among the many three adjustments made by Hyderabad whereas Lenny Rodrigues got here again within the line-up for Goa on the Tilak Maidan Stadium.

Both groups did not create clear-cut probabilities within the first-half, staying defensively organised. As a end result, no pictures heading in the right direction have been registered. But it was Goa, who appeared extra threatening.

They missed the possibility to seize the lead within the 10th minute by means of the primary nook of the sport.

Brandon Fernandes whipped in a teasing cross for James Donachie however the defender did not get his header heading in the right direction.

Goa long-established one other nice likelihood proper earlier than the tip of the break. Receiving the ball on the left, Brandon reduce inside and flicked the ball for Angulo within the field. The latter tipped his header over the bar.

Hyderabad started the second half aggressively, taking the sport to Goa. Their intent quickly paid off as they opened the scoring simply earlier than the hour mark.

Goa, who’ve been responsible of conceding from set-pieces, have been uncovered once more.

Hyderabad received a throw-in and Asish Rai crossed the ball for Aridane, who headed dwelling from shut vary to bag his fifth objective of the season.

The Gaurs too had their probabilities and missed an important alternative to attract parity within the 69th minute. Brandon drilled a cross throughout the face of objective for Jorge Ortiz Mendoza, who made a run into the field however failed to attach.

Two minutes later, Aridane had the ball at the back of the online, after receiving one from Yasir, however was flagged offside.

Goa stored knocking on the door however lacked the innovative within the remaining third, failing to register a single shot heading in the right direction. But Juan Ferrando’s males, like they did within the earlier recreation towards Jamshedpur, displayed preventing spirit.


The equaliser got here by means of a set-piece as Pandita flicked in Edu Bedia’s free-kick on the far publish along with his first contact of the sport.

Minutes later, Angulo netted his ninth objective of the season. Substitute Alberto Noguera threaded a by means of ball for the striker, who produced a superb end to seal the three factors for Goa.Or 

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