FC Goa: ISL: Goa score first ever win against ATK, move closer to semi-final spot | Football News
MARGAO: Manuel Lanzarote struck twice as FC Goa notched up a dominating 5-1 win over ATK and inched nearer to a semi-final spot within the Hero Indian Tremendous league (ISL) on the Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.
It was FC Goa’s first ever win over ATK because the hosts dominated most a part of the match with Sergio Juste Marin (10th), Lanzarote (15th and 21st), Ferran Corominas Telechea (64th) and substitute Markos Johannus (90th) sounding the board for them.
For ATK, Robbie Keane (87th) scored the solitary objective within the match.
Goa thus took their tally to 27 factors from 17 matches, one level forward of Jamshedpur FC, in opposition to whom they may play of their final league match on March four.
A draw will take Goa to the semi-final as they may end fourth with 28 factors, whereas Jamshedpur who too are within the race for the knock out spherical have to win in opposition to the Goan facet.
ATK, who remained on ninth place with 13 factors from 17 matches, got here again strongly within the final quarter to tug one again by Robert Keane within the 87th minute nevertheless it was too little too late.
Each the groups made two adjustments from their final match. Prabir Das and Rupert Nongrum changed Keegan Pereira and Ryan Taylor for Ashley wooden’s facet, whereas Mohammed Ali and Ahmed Jahouh made method for Chinglensana Singh and Edu Bedia for FC Goa.
Bengaluru FC, Pune Metropolis and Chennaiyin FC have already certified for the semifinals and the final spot is a struggle between FC Goa, Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC.
FC Goa began cautiously and allowed their rival to do the probing. They instantly shifted gears with Lanzarote making solo run on the proper as he despatched an ideal cross however their was nobody to attach it.
The ball got here to Hugo Boumous whose shot on the objective acquired deflected by a rival defender and went for a nook which resulted in a objective.
Boumous, who took the flag kick from the left flank, lobbed the ball into the field for Sergio who outsmarted his marker, leaped excessive and ship the ball into the online with a glancing header within the 10th minute.
The objective spurred FC Goa and there was no trying again as they mounted stress and elevated the lead 5 minutes latter. Mandar Desai who lower in from the left flank went previous Prabir and tried a shot on the objective. Soram someway saved the ball away from the objective however Lanzarote slotted it residence from the rebound.
ATK defence fell aside after the objective and Lanzarote scored his second objective of the evening and third for his workforce. It was Pronay Halder who despatched an extended ball for Lanzarote, who entered the field, went previous Anwar Ali and unleashed a shot that discovered the again of the online within the 21st minute.
ATK defence was saved on its toes with Mandar and Lanzarote launching assault from the flanks. They saved the ball amongst themselves and almost scored the fourth objective however Coro’s shot from contained in the field off Lanzarote’s cross from the left went straight into the fingers of rival keeper Soram Anganba.
ATK got here with a counter transfer simply earlier than half time and Ashutosh Mehta had a golden alternative to tug one again with an open objective infront of him however he shot over the bar to have FC Goa main Three-Zero at half time.
FC Goa continued in the identical trend and Coro swelled the lead when he curled the ball from the highest of the field to search out the far nook of the online within the 64th minute from a free kick.
ATK confirmed preventing spirit within the dying minute and pulled one again within the 87th minute by Keane earlier than substitute Markos Johannus rounded off the tally for the house workforce with one other objective within the 90th minute.