INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE - 2014 (MATCH-18 REPORT)

ISL 2014: Home win of FC Goa against Kerala Blasters.

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26.11.2014 : FC GOA 3-0 KERALA BLASTERS ( FT..)
GOA : Miroslav Slepicka 63', 79', Santos 69'
FCG : 1-Seda, 2-Debabrata, 15-Gregory, 16-Pinheiro, 3-Narayan, 12-Bikramjit, 18-Amiri, 19-Romeo, 27-Santos, 17-Mandar, 26-Ozbey.
KER : 70-James, 15-Jhingan, 16-Gurwinder, 2-Hengbart, 29-Saumik, 21-Godwin, 22-Romey, 25-Pearson, 11-Ahmed, 27-Barisic, 9-Gusmao.

FCG PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa post match press conference : Press conference was addressed by Coach Zico and player Andre Santos

Q.Your team has improved a lot. To whom does the credit go to?
A. ZICO : I give the credit to every player since they play their game really well. So I would give the credit to them. Never did they lose their faith in their capabilities and they worked very hard and very seriously. So naturally, all the credit goes to them.

Q.The team seems to be picking up at the right time. What advice do you give to the team to ward off competition team?
A. ZICO : I always tell them to keep the seriousness that they have been having till now. We should always respect the opposing team and play football.

Q. How much do you enjoy playing in your current position and also what do you have to say about your performance today?
A. SANTOS : I have played in this position before and all the credit goes to Zico since he put me in this position and he knew that I can do well in this position. I am very happy with my performance today, but I know without help from my team it would have not been possible. Like coach said, have to continue playing well and not take anything for granted. We have to keep working hard and look to achieve our target.

Q. Are you happy with the refereeing today?
A. ZICO : I have no complaints about the main referee, but the line referee I am not very pleased. His role is not to tell when it is a foul, but to help the main referee with off-sides. But here he was refereeing himself. I am not just talking about the referees in India, but around the world. I don't agree with the role of the line referee around the world. His role is to help the main referee.

Q. Do you think FC Goa should have won with more margins?
A. ZICO : We are not complaining. The opposing team did very good goalkeeping. It shows why he was the main goalkeeper in the England team. I think the team deserved the victory that we got today and I would have been satisfied even if Goa had won 1-0. But we saw how we dominated the game today.

Q. With this win, Goa is in third position. Do you think it is a secured position?
A. ZICO : No team is safe. Maybe Chennai, but other teams are not safe. With the third position we are not taking anything for granted.

26.11.2014 : FC GOA 3-0 KERALA BLASTERS ( FT..)
GOA : Miroslav Slepicka 63', 79', Santos 69'
FCG : 1-Seda, 2-Debabrata, 15-Gregory, 16-Pinheiro, 3-Narayan, 12-Bikramjit, 18-Amiri, 19-Romeo, 27-Santos, 17-Mandar, 26-Ozbey.
KER : 70-James, 15-Jhingan, 16-Gurwinder, 2-Hengbart, 29-Saumik, 21-Godwin, 22-Romey, 25-Pearson, 11-Ahmed, 27-Barisic, 9-Gusmao.

FT : FC Goa win home match 3-0 against Kerala Blasters.
88': FC GOA is leading 3-0 now.
79': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FC GOA 3-0. Miroslav Slepicka scores his 1nd goal.
76': Ball possession 53% to FC Goa.
75': SCORELINE : GOA 2-0 KERALA.
69': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL : 2-0 GOA, Santos scored from a pass of Romeo .
63': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FC GOA 1-0. Miroslav Slepicka scores assisted by Santoh.
63': PLAYER CHANGE - GOA : Miranda in and Mandar out.
61': PLAYER CHANGE - KERALA : Chopra out and Barisic in
60': SCORELINE : GOA 0-0 KERALA.
49': YELLOW CARD TO Bikramjit of Goa who fouled Soumik of Kerala.
46': 2nd half starts.
45': Half Time. 0-0.
42': Still no score in the match. 0-0.
28': Romey of Kerala fouled Santos of Goa.
25': PLAYER CHANGE : Slepicka in and Tolgey out.
25': SCORELINE : GOA 0-0 KERALA.
20': Ball Possession - 69% to Goa.
17': Corner kick to Kerala, Pearson's kick no impact.
15': SCORELINE : GOA 0-0 KERALA.
12': Yellow card to Godwin of Kerala who fouled Narayan Das of Goa.
10': SCORE LINE - 0-0
2': Attack of Kerala win fist corner but Seda saved the corner kick of Gusmao.

FCG PRESS RELEASE : 25.11.2014 : FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters pre-match press conference Press conference was addressed by Coach Zico and player Miguel Herlein.

Q. After the win against Pune, how is the mood of the team?
A. ZICO : It is the same mood as it was in the beginning of competition. We are playing with seriousness, working hard and aiming to win.

Q. In the last few matches you scored 7 points but in the first few matches you scored only 5 points. How did the transformation happen?
A. ZICO : It is part of football. As we continue playing, we have become more solid and we corrected the mistakes that we did. But in the first round we were not playing badly. We created a lot of opportunities, but we didnít score. Now also we are creating opportunities and we are scoring.

Q. Is tomorrow's game a must-win for you?
A. ZICO : I think every game is a must win game. In football you donít have to be reckless or be in a hurry. We will be playing against a team who has been playing really well since the beginning of the league. We know the difficulties that we are going to face and we have 90 minutes to sort our situation.

Q. How do you rate the performance of the Indian players in ISL?
A. ZICO : I cannot rate any players.

Q. Kerala and Goa have been in good form in the last couple of matches. What are your thoughts on game tomorrow?
A. ZICO : I want my team to come on to the ground with the same disposition, with the same desire to win which they showed in the last game. We lost the last game against Kerala because of one rehearsed play but we have to be focused and hope no Goan player scores against us.

Q How difficult was the decision to keep out Robert Pires in the last game?
A. ZICO : In every game, we have coach options. We always try to put the best on the field in each game. I have 27 players who are ready to play and I have to keep my options for each game.

Q. Has Youness recovered from the injury?
A. ZICO : I am not going to reveal anything about the game tomorrow.

Q. There are rumours that you might become the Indian coach.
A. ZICO : As you said, they are rumours.

Q. Since you are yet to score in ISL, what are the difficulties that you face?
A. MIGUEL : I have been training well. I am ready and when I get the chance I will score. When I come on the field I do my best and do my job. Every striker wants to score. So do I.

Q. Kerala has had the best defense so far. How difficult will it be to play against them?
A. MIGUEL : I think my team is in a very good position and we are performing well. We are going to perform tomorrow as well.