ISL 2020-21: A brace from Igor Angulo ensured Juan Ferrando recorded his first win as FC Goa head coach.© Instagram
FC Goa bagged their first win within the Indian Super League (ISL) Season 7 as they defeated Kerala Blasters 3-1 on the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday. A brace from Igor Angulo (30”, 90”) and one from Jorge Ortiz Mendoza (52”) ensured Juan Ferrando picked up his first win as Goa head coach. Vincente Gomez (90”) scored a comfort objective for Kerala. Ferrando made two adjustments to the facet that was held by NorthEast United as James Donachie and Alexander Jesuraj had been included. Nishu Kumar, Gomez and Nongdamba Naorem returned to the beginning eleven for Kerala. The first huge likelihood for the Gaurs arrived early on within the 10th minute when Mendonza beat Nishu to take management of an extended ball and fired a shot from outdoors the field, solely to see his effort hit the crossbar.
The house facet got here near grabbing the lead as soon as once more seven minutes later, solely to be denied by the upright. A miscued go from Rohit Kumar put Angulo by means of on objective. The striker, with solely the keeper to beat, tried to twist his shot into the underside nook however it struck the far publish.
However, Angulo quickly made up for the missed alternative across the half-hour mark as he put Goa forward. Gama flicked the ball in the direction of Angulo within the field and the striker delightfully dinked it over Kerala goalkeeper Albino Gomes to bag his fourth objective of the season.
Goa returned hungrier after the break and continued to pile on the strain. Their efforts quickly bore fruit as they doubled their lead by means of Mendoza. The ahead obtained the ball outdoors the field and traded a beautiful one-two with Brandon Fernandes earlier than burying his shot into the far nook.
Kerala pushed arduous in the hunt for a objective and got here shut within the 67th minute. Gomez gained the ball contained in the field however noticed his shot rattle the underside of the crossbar.
Kibu Vicuna’s facet threatened on fairly a couple of events however had been unable to seek out the again of the web. When a objective did arrive for them, the competition had already been settled in Goa’s favour. Nishu whipped a cross for Gomez, whose header snuck into the objective after brushing the underside of the crossbar.
Kerala captain Costa Nhamoinesu was given his marching orders late on throughout harm time after being proven a second yellow card, following a rash sort out on Princeton Rebello. Goa added one other objective late in harm time as Angulo pounced on a blunder from Gomez.
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