FC Goa picked up three factors in model as they staged an exciting comeback to see off Hyderabad FC 2-1 within the Indian Tremendous League (ISL) right here on Wednesday.
Aridane Santana (58′) put Hyderabad forward however Goa left it late and scored via substitute Ishan Pandita (87′) and Igor Angulo (90′) to inflict a 3rd successive defeat on the Nizams.
Joel Chianese, making a return from harm, was among the many three modifications made by Hyderabad whereas Lenny Rodrigues got here again within the line-up for Goa on the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
Each groups didn’t create clear-cut probabilities within the first half, staying defensively organised. Because of this, no photographs on course had been registered. But it surely was Goa, who appeared extra threatening.
They missed the prospect to seize the lead within the 10th minute via the primary nook of the sport. Brandon Fernandes whipped in a teasing cross for James Donachie however the defender didn’t get his header on course.
Goa common 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, had been uncovered once more. Hyderabad received a throw-in and Asish Rai crossed the ball for Aridane, who headed residence from shut vary to bag his fifth objective of the season.
The Gaurs too had their probabilities and missed an awesome 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 behind the online, after receiving one from Yasir, however was flagged offside. Goa stored knocking on the door however lacked the leading edge within the closing third, failing to register a single shot on course. However Juan Ferrando’s males, like they did within the earlier recreation towards Jamshedpur, displayed combating spirit.
The equaliser got here via a set-piece as Pandita flicked in Edu Bedia’s free-kick on the far put up along with his first contact of the sport.
Minutes later, Angulo netted his ninth objective of the season. Substitute Alberto Noguera threaded a via ball for the striker, who produced a wonderful end to seal the three factors for Goa.