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18.01.2020 : ATK 2-0 FC GOA (FT)
ATK : PRITAM KOTAL (47'), JAYESH RANE(88')


18.01.2020 : ATK <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

Hero of the Match : Pritam Kotal -
Club Award : ATK
Limitless Player of the Match : Roy Krishna -
Winning Pass of the Match : Roy Krishna -
Emerging Player : Sumit Rathi.- ATK

ATK : Arindam Bhattacharja, Sumit Rathi, Agustin Iniguez, Victor Mongil, Pritam Kotal, Armando Sosa Pena, Javier Hernandez, Prabir Das, Michael Soosairaj, Jobby Justin, Roy Krishna.

FCG : Mohammad Nawaz, Mourtada Fall, Seriton Fernandes, Carlos Pena, Mandar Rao Dessai , Lenny Rodrigues, Seiminlen Doungel, Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Ferran Corominas. .
REFEREE : KASIMOV SHERZOD

18.01.2020 : ATK <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : ATK emerged 2-0 victors against FC Goa in a closely-fought top-of-the-table clash in the Hero Indian Super League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. After a goalless first half, Pritam Kotal (47’) headed ATK into a lead before a late goal from Jayesh Rane (88’) sealed the deal, with Goa left to rue all the chances they wasted in the second -half. The victory takes ATK level on points (24) at the top of the table with FC Goa. It also serves as a measure of revenge for ATK who had been beaten 2-1 when they travelled to Goa for the reverse fixture.

There were early threats at both ends with Javier Hernandez sending a strike wide after holding off his marker using his strength. At the other end, Manvir Singh cut in from the right flank and sent his effort inches wide of the frame.Goa asked questions after dealing with the early pressure from ATK. Ferran Corominas went down inside the box after his excellent run was halted by Sumit Rathi with a sliding challenge but the referee shrugged away appeals for a penalty.

Goa custodian Mohamad Nawaz played his part in keeping the scoreline intact with a good save to stop Hernandez' long-range free-kick midway through the first half. Jobby Justin's close-range header from the resulting corner was also safely collected by the relieved custodian.

ATK's work rate helped keep the Goan midfield and attack in check as the visitors struggled to create clear-cut chances. The hosts weren't much better in the final third but had their fair share of chances to score but the game went into the break without goals.ATK struck a huge blow right after the restart and pumped up the home crowd. Roy Krishna latched onto a free-kick on the right-hand side inside the box and chipped the ball into the centre from the byline. An unmarked Pritam Kotal got in between the Goa centre-backs and nodded the ball into the net.

Buoyed by the goal, ATK pushed forward and nearly doubled their minutes later. Jobby ran down the left flank, held off his marker well and crossed into the box for Hernandez whose shot flew over the bar.Goa took control of the game towards the end and Hugo Boumous ran the show from the midfield as the visitors chased an equaliser. The French midfielder made an excellent run down the left flank and found Seiminlen Doungel free inside the box in the 70th minute but the Indian forward's shot was parried away by an alert Arindam Bhattacharya.

ATK had another golden chance to double their lead before the end of the game. A low cross from the right by Roy Krishna in the 82nd minute set Jayesh Rane up with an empty goal in front of him but the forward blasted the ball over the bar from close-range. Rane made amends for his big miss by scoring ATK's second goal in the dying embers of the game. Krishna's chested a long pass, beat his marker on his way towards the byline and crossed into the centre for Rane who executed a sliding finish into the net to put the result beyond doubt

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08.01.2020 : FC GOA 2-0 NORTH EAST UNITED FC (FT)
FCG : MISLAV KOMORSHI-OG (68'), FERAN COROMONAS-P-(82')


08.01.2020 : FC GOA <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Lenny Rodrigues - FC GOA
Club Award : FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Winning Pass of the Match : Ahmed Jahouh - FC GOA
Emerging Player : Mohammad Nawaz - FC GOA - GK

FCG: Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Mourtada Fall, Seriton Fernandes, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai, Hugo Boumous, Ferran Corominas.

NEUFC: Pawan Kumar, Rakesh Pradhan, Mislav Komorski, Reagan Singh, Lalengmawia, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Redeem Tlang, Rupert Nongrum, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Martin Chaves.
REFEREE: CRYSTAL JOHN

08.01.2020 : FC GOA <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE: The race for the top spot in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) heated up as FC Goa defeated NorthEast United FC 2-0 to celebrate their 100th Hero ISL match in style. The hosts were dominant in possession and created plenty of chances to score against a deep-lying defence but lacked the killer instinct in front of goal. A Mislav Komorski (68') own-goal finally allowed Goa to take the lead before Jose Leudo conceded a penalty to allow Ferran Corominas (82') to score what was his 49th goal in the ISL. Goa's seventh win of the season has helped them onto the top of the table with 24 points from 12 matches. NorthEast are eighth with 11 points from 10 matches.

In what turned out to be an entertaining contest in the first half, Goa had the first big chance in the ninth minute. Lenny Rodrigues found Jackichand Singh in the box. The Indian winger dribbled to the byline and provide a cut-back for Ferran Corominas whose first-time hit flew off target. Hugo Boumous was influential for the hosts in the final third. The attacking midfielder fed Jackichand through on goal with a sublime through-ball that split the defence, and although the winger was able to chip the keeper, the NorthEast defence got around to clear the ball before it found the net.

It were the hosts who posed the right questions as the game neared half-time, but the opening goal remained elusive. Brandon Fernandes released Mandar Rao Dessai down the left flank and the full-back's low cross at the stroke of half-time was cleared well by goalkeeper Pawan Kumar before it could find a teammate.Goa started the second half just as they ended the first and took control of the midfield right at the start.

Two minutes after the restart, Seriton Fernandes' pass into the box from the right flank found its way into the feet of an unmarked Jackichand who shot straight at the keeper from close-range. NorthEast custodian Pawan pushed the ball into the path of Brandon who was waiting at the opposite end but the midfielder also failed to find the net from inside the box, with Reagan Singh sliding in to block the effort from the rebound.Pawan Kumar had to be alert once again before the hour-mark as the home team's onslaught continued. A Brandon free-kick from just outside the box swerved in the air on its way towards the goal but the goalkeeper made a comfortable save to his right to deny the midfielder.

The hosts continued to struggle to find the net despite their dominance and threat but were able to take the lead when Komorski put the ball into his own net. A lapse in concentration in the 68th minute by the Highlanders defence saw Jackichand's cross into the box hit the defender's legs and deflect past the keeper and into the net.

Things turned from bad to worse for the visitors with ten minutes left in the game. Leudo brought down Corominas who was fed through on goal with just the keeper to beat and the defensive midfielder was sent off for a last-man challenge. The Spanish striker converted from 12 yards to score his eighth goal of the season and secure the win for Goa.

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03.01.2020 : BENGALURU FC 2-1 FC GOA (FT)
BFC : SUNIL CHETRI (59', 84')
FCG : HUGO BOUMOUS (61')

Hero of the Match - Sunil Chhetri : BENGALURU FC
Club Award - Bengaluru FC.
Limitless Player of the Match - Hugo Boumous - FC GOA.
Winning Pass of the Match - Ashique Kuruniyan - BENGALURU FC.
Emerging Player - Nishu Kumar - BENGALURU FC

03.01.2020 : BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

BFC : Gurpreet Singh, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri.

FCG: Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous, Ferran Corominas.

REFEREE : C.R.SRIKRISHNA

25.12.2019 : ATK FC <b><font color=red> 1-0 </b></font> BENGALURU FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Bengaluru FC continued their supremacy over FC Goa after a gritty 2-1 win in an engrossing Hero Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Friday. After a goalless first-half that the visitors dominated, Bengaluru took the lead through captain Sunil Chhetri (59’). Goa equalised through Hugo Boumous (61’) only to see Chhetri grab the winner in the 83rd minute, which was Bengaluru’s fifth win in seven ISL games against Goa.

The result sees Bengaluru rise to the second spot with 19 points from 11 games, just two shy of FC Goa who continue to top the table. It were the visitors who saw more of the ball and looked likely to create an opening. However, Bengaluru first tested Mohammad Nawaz in the 11th minute after Rahul Bheke cut inside from the left but his attempt was parried over.

Midway through the half, Boumous got into the thick of action as he dribbled past a few blue shirts to get into the box, but Albert Serran just about won the ball. However, Ferran Corominas picked up the pieces and went past the two Bengaluru centre-backs, only for a timely intervention from Bheke to clear the danger. In the 35th minute, from a short corner, Nishu Kumar’s long-range drive was palmed away by Nawaz with Mandar Rao Dessai picking up the pieces.

Lenny Rodrigues had the best chance in the first half as he was in a one-on-one situation with Gurpreet but the goalkeeper came off his line to clear to keep the scoreline at 0-0. Bengaluru started to claw their way back into the game after the restart as the tempo of the game picked up. The Blues’ attackers found a lot of space and troubled the Goan defence on a few occasions before they took the lead in the 59th minute.

Chhetri was left unmarked as Dimas Delgado picked him out from a corner. His powerful header was let in by Nawaz who could not get down in time to keep the ball out. However, Goa hit back within two minutes. Boumous took matters into his own hands with a driving run down the left before exchanging passes with Mandar and Ferran Corominas. A deft touch from Corominas sent Boumous bearing down on goal and he finished with aplomb to make it 1-1.

The see-saw nature of the game continued with both sides going for the winner. Erik Paartalu saw a header from a corner fly just high while Jackichand Singh found space to shoot inside the area, only to fire wide. However, it were Bengaluru who grabbed the winner in the 83rd minute after FC Goa failed to clear their lines during a Bengaluru counter. After both Seriton Fernandes and Mandar failed to clear a pass from deep, Chhetri pounced and raced away before tucking a neat finish past Nawaz to seal all three points for Bengaluru.

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26.12.2019 : CHENNAIYIN FC 3-4 FC GOA (FT')
FCG :F.A.Jahouh 26', BRANDON 41', BOUMOUS 45'. CORO 63'
CFC :SCHEMBRI 57', CRIVELLARO 59', 90'

 26.12.2019 : CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 3-4 </b></font> FC GOA (FT')

Hero of the Match : Ahmed Jahouh - FC GOA
Club Award : FC Goa.
Limitless Player of the Match : Rafael Crivellaro - CHENNAIYIN FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Emerging Player : Seriton Fernandes - FC GOA

CCFC : Vishal Kaith, Lucian Goian, Masih Saighani, Tondonba Singh, Rafael Crivellaro, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Edwin Vanspaul, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri.

FCG : Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ferran Corominas.
REFEREE : Umesh Bora

 26.12.2019 : CHENNAIYIN FC <b><font color=red> 3-4 </b></font> FC GOA (FT')

ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa regained the top spot in the Hero Indian Super League after trumping Chennaiyin FC during an edge-of-the-seat contest witnessing a 4-3 scoreline in favour of the visitors at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

First-half goals from Ahmed Jahouh (26'), Brandon Fernandes (41') and Hugo Boumous (46') set the Gaurs on their way. Chennaiyin threatened to come back with goals from Andre Schembri (57') and Rafael Crivellaro (59') but Ferran Corominas (63') added a fourth for Goa before Crivellaro managed to get another goal back in injury time, setting up a grandstand finish. However, Sergio Lobera’s team held on to seal the win.

FC Goa head the table with 21 points from 10 matches whereas Chennaiyin's loss has left them at eighth with nine points after as many games. The hosts started the game on a positive note but couldn't maintain their aggression in the attacking third for long. Intricate build-up play by Nerijus Valskis and Rafael Crivellaro at the edge of the box nearly created an opening for the home side but the former's backheel return for the latter's forward run was well defended and cleared by the visitors' defence.

Goa soon took control of the midfield and struck the opening goal in the 26th minute. Chennaiyin lost the ball in midfield and allowed Ferran Corominas to charge into the final third with the ball at his feet. The striker found Boumous to his right who in turn place the ball into the feet of Jahouh inside the box. The midfielder finished well past Vishal Kaith to break the deadlock.

With Chennaiyin struggling to make a mark and respond to the first goal, Goa added their second goal four minutes before the break. Lucian Goian failed to control Germanpreet Singh's backpass and gifted it to an onrushing Brandon who executed a neat strike to beat Kaith and find the net.

The hosts suffered another setback at the stroke of half-time, taking advantage of lacklustre defending once again. Jackichand Singh's cross from the right flank found Boumous at the far post and the midfielder had enough time to caress the ball into the net to make it 3-0.

Owen Coyle's half-time team talk seemed to have done the trick for the hosts who nearly pulled off a comeback with two goals in two minutes close to the hour-mark. The Goa defence failed to clear Crivellaro's inswinging corner from the right and the ball fell to Schembri who put the ball into the back of the net. Lallianzuala Chhangte wrestled with Seriton Fernandes for the ball near the byline. Valskis pounced on to the loose ball and passed it to Crivellaro who fired it past Mohammed Nawaz to give the home crowd hope.

The hopeful period of play didn't last long as Goa added to their tally from a break four minutes later. Boumous split the home defence with an excellent through-ball for Corominas who beat the offside trap, opened up his body and slotted into the net with aplomb to take the game away from the Marina Machans.

But Chennaiyin struck in injury time and set up a nervy finish to the game. Nawaz punched a corner delivery which Thapa headed into the path of Crivellaro inside the box. The forward turned and curled a stunning strike into the corner of the net. Chennaiyin’s Edwin Vanspaul was then sent off for a second yellow card amid chaotic final few minutes as Goa sneaked past the home side.

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22.12.2019 : FC GOA 3-0 ODISHA FC (FT)
FCG : FERRAN COROMINAS (19',89'), BRANDON FERNANDEZ (85')

22.12.2019 : FC GOA<b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> ODISHA FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Ferran Corominas - FC GOA
Club Award : FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : Mourtada Fall - FC GOA
Winning Pass of the Match : Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Emerging Player : Shubham Sarangi - ODISHA FC

FCG: Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous, Ferran Corominas.

OFC: Arshdeep Singh, Narayan Das, Carlos Delgado, Shubham Sarangi, Diawandou Diagne, Marcos Tebar, Martin Guedes, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar Sekar, Daniel Lalhlimpuia, Aridane Santana.
REFEREE: AJIT KUMAR METAI

22.12.2019 : FC GOA<b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> ODISHA FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa handed Odisha FC a 3-0 defeat to go on top of the Hero Indian Super League table at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa, on Sunday. Ferran Corominas (19', 89') scored a brace and another strike from Brandon Fernandes (85') was enough to seal the three points. Goa began firing on all cylinders from the word go and they could have taken the lead with their very first attack of the match. Mandar Rao Desai crossed a delightful ball at the far post but Narayan Das was on his toes to stop the ball from reaching Jackichand Singh who was lurking behind him.

In the next minute, Hugo Boumous tried his luck from distance and Odisha were lucky to see his goal-bound shot miss the target by inches after taking a deflection off Diawandou Diagne. Goa were rewarded for their efforts in the 19th minute when Coro drew first blood. Jerry Mawihmingthanga was robbed of the ball in his own half by Brandon, and he did well to find Jackichand Singh. The Manipuri winger produced a defence splitting through ball for Boumous who in turn squared it for Coro inside the box and the striker made no mistake to find the back of the net.

Lobera was forced into making a substitution in the 20th minute as Jackichand could not continue after injuring his ankle and Seiminlen Doungel was thrown into action. Odisha were struggling to play out from the back and turned over possession at frequent intervals as they were unable to cope with Goa's high press. Against the run of play, Odisha churned out their first chance of the match when Aridane Santana spotted a run by Guedes and squeezed in a superb through ball for him. But the Argentine's poor first touch let him down and his subsequent shot from a tight angle sailed off-target.

Gombau made two changes at the break with Xisco and Gaurav Bora coming off the bench. He was also forced to use his third substitution in the 49th minute as Jerry came off worse after a challenge from Mourtada Fall. Odisha came close to drawing level in the 59th minute when Das' inch-perfect cross was headed towards goal by Xisco but for an alert Mohammad Nawaz who pulled off a brilliant save to keep the scoreline unchanged. At the other end, Arshdeep Singh did well to stop Doungel's attempt from point-blank range.

However, it were Goa who scored the next goal. Brandon scored in the 85th minute with a long-range effort after Arshdeep failed to make a routine save. In the 89th minute, Goa further extended their lead when Coro converted from the spot. The two-time Golden Boot winner scored his second of the evening after he was fouled by Aridane inside the box.

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14.12.2019 : FC GOA 2-1 ATK (FT )
FCG : Mourtada Fall 60', Ferran Corominas 66'
ATK : OBY JR 64'


14.12.2019 : FC GOA <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> ATK (FT )

Hero of the Match : Mourtada Fall - FC GOA
Club Award : FC Goa.
Limitless Player of the Match : Ferran Corominas - FC GOA
Winning Pass of the Match : Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Emerging Player : Salam Singh- ATK

FCG : Mohammad Nawaz, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Ferran Corominas, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai.

ATK : Arindam Bhattacharya, David Williams, Edu Garcia, Agustin Iniguez, Javier Hernandez, Pritam Kotal, Roy Krishna, Michael Soosairaj, Salam Singh, Sehnaj Singh, Prabir Das.

REFEREE : Umesh Bora

14.12.2019 : FC GOA <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> ATK (FT )

ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa emerged 2-1 winners against ATK following a Hero Indian Super League game of two halves at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.After a first-half laden with inaction, the game saw three goals in six minutes after the break which ultimately settled the fixture in favour of the hosts. Mourtada Fall (60') headed in the opener for Goa but ATK equalised through Jobby Justin (64'). Ferran Corominas (66') made an impact at the other end two minutes later to restore his side's advantage. With 15 points from eight matches, Sergio Lobera's team has displaced ATK at the top of the table. Antonio Habas' men are second with 14 points.

Ahmed Jahouh and Lenny Rodrigues bossed the midfield and forced ATK inside their own cage. However, neither team was able to carve out clear-cut chances. David Williams charged at the Goa defence just before the break, in an attempt to create something for his team. Seriton Fernandes' firm challenge prevented the forward from getting a shot away quickly before Carlos Pena came around to clear the danger.

Goa's dominance was finally rewarded from a set-piece at the hour-mark. Brandon Fernandes picked up his fifth assist of the season by delivering an excellent free-kick towards the far post from the right flank. Mourtada Fall outmuscled Augustin Garcia to head the ball into the net to put Goa ahead. Jobby Justin’s maiden ISL goal turned out to be ATK’s equliser. Sehnaj Singh fed Roy Krishna into the box but Fall slid in with a brilliant tackle to take the ball off the striker. A minute after coming on, Jobby was at the right place at the right time to tap home the rebound.

The game opened up after the deadlock was broken and Goa regained their lead immediately. From a quick counter, Boumous played a clever ball across the goal from the right for Ferran Corominas who guided it in at the near post to make an impact on his return from injury.Goa's composure on the ball stopped ATK from getting back into the game and the home crowd had plenty of reasons to celebrate when the scoreline remained unchanged at the full-time whistle. www.kolkatafootball.com

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08.12.2019: HYDERABAD FC 0-1 FC GOA (FT)
FCG MANVIR SINGH(68')


Hero of the Match - Chinglensana Singh : FC GOA
The Club Award - FC Goa
Emerging Player of the Match - Asish Rai : HYDERABAD FC
Winning Pass of the Match - Brandon Fernandes : FC GOA
Limitless Player - Manvir Singh : FC GOA

08.12.2019: HYDERABAD FC <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

HFC: Kamaljit Singh, Rafael Lopez Gomez, Matthew Kilgallon, Mohammed Yasir, Asish Rai, Adil Khan, Marko Stankovic, Laldanmawia Ralte, Nikhil Poojary, Bobo, Marcelo Pereira.
FCG: Mohammad Nawaz, Chinglensana Singh, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Brandon Fernandes, Seiminlen Doungel, Ahmed Jahouh, Hugo Boumous, Edu Bedia, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues.

REFEREE: RANJIT BAKSHI

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Manvir Singh came off the bench to score the match-winner as FC Goa edged past Hyderabad FC 1-0 in the Hero Indian Super League clash at the GMC Balayogi Stadium here on Sunday.Goa dominated proceedings for most parts but both teams struggled to create clear-cut chances before second-half substitute Manvir (68') headed in the decisive goal.

08.12.2019: HYDERABAD FC <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

With the crucial three points away from home, Sergio Lobera's side climbed back into the top four after securing their first win in three games. They are now third with 12 points from seven matches. Hyderabad remain winless in four matches and are at the bottom of the table with four points.

The hosts started on the front foot with an intent to take an early lead. Marko Stankovic's shot from inside the box was blocked away for a corner in the sixth minute. From the resulting corner swung in by Marcelinho, Rafael Gomez headed wide from six yards.The momentum soon took a hit when Stankovic went down clutching his hamstring and had to be replaced by Giles Barnes.

The change in midfield allowed Goa to take control and keep the ball unopposed. Ahmed Jahouh's piledriver from outside the box fizzed just wide of Kamaljit Singh's post as the home team’s defence was kept on their toes.At the other end, Hyderabad had a rare sight of goal when a misguided clearance by Mohammed Nawaz fell for Mohammed Yasir who then forwarded the ball to Bobo. The Brazilian fed Marcelinho into the box and the talisman's powerful strike was saved well by the Goa custodian.

The search for the opening goal continued after the break and Goa dominated proceedings. Brandon Fernandes and Hugo Boumous combined well on the left flank before the latter was set free brilliantly by the India international. Boumous chose to go for goal on his own, but shot straight at Kamaljit.

The Hyderabad defence was finally broken after the hour mark and it was second-half substitute Manvir Singh who made an impact from a corner-kick. In the 68th minute, Brandon delivered the set-piece into the box for the Indian striker who beat Adil Khan in the air to head the ball into the net.Goa were more confident in possession and denied Hyderabad a way back into the game in the final few minutes. Boumous and Manvir had attempts on goal that were kept out by Kamaljit but the damage had been done.

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01.12.2019 : KERALA BLASTERS FC - 2-2 FC GOA (FT)
KBFC: SERGIO CHIDONCHA (2'), MESSI BOULI(59')
FCG : MOUTADA FALL (41'), LENNY RODRIGUES (80')

01.12.2019 : KERALA BLASTERS FC - <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

Hero of the Match : Lenny Rodrigues - FC GOA
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC AND FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : Messi Bouli- KERALA BLASTERS
Winning Pass of the Match : Prasanth Karuthadathkuni - KERALA BLASTERS
Emerging Player : Mohamad Rakip - FC GOA

KBFC: TP Rehenesh, Raju Gaikwad, Mohamad Rakip, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Sergio Cidoncha, Sahal Abdul Samad, Jeakson Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Bartholomew Ogbeche (C), Messi Bouli.

FCG: Mohammad Nawa, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai (C), Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Manvir Singh.
REFEREE: CRYSTAL JOHN

ISL PRESS RELEASE : A 10-man FC Goa denied Kerala Blasters FC their second win of the Hero Indian Super League after an injury-time strike from Lenny Rodrigues ensured a dramatic 2-2 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.

Sergio Cidoncha's (2') early goal helped the hosts set the tempo for Kerala Blasters. Mourtada Fall (41') pulled Goa level before the break but was sent off for a last-man tackle in the second-half. Raphael Messi Bouli (59') regained the lead for Kerala Blasters. However, a late goal from Lenny (90+3') struck daggers into the hearts of an expectant home crowd. Eelco Schattorie's injury-hit team are now winless since the opening game against ATK and are eighth in the table with five points. The Gaurs are fourth on the table with nine points.

The hosts got off to a terrific start by taking the lead in the second minute. A long throw-in from the left by Raju Gaikwad hit Mourtada Fall who failed to clear the danger. The ball fell to Sergio Cidoncha whose first-time strike grazed the goalkeeper's gloves before rolling into the net. Goa struggled to up the ante immediately as Kerala Blasters' energetic midfield denied their counterparts time and space to pick out their passes. Brandon Fernandes escaped his marker's attention in the 18th minute, but his through ball was too heavy for an overlapping Mandar Rao Dessai.

Chances were few and far between as the game was mostly played in midfield. After struggling to create chances for most of the half, Sergio Lobera's side found a way back into the game just before the breakthrough with a set-piece. An Edu Bedia free-kick was thwarted away by the Kerala defence, but only as far as Jackichand Singh, whose pin-point cross from the right was headed in with aplomb by Fall. Goa were dealt a hammer blow soon after the restart when Fall was sent off for a last-man challenge on Ogbeche. The defender lunged in from behind and failed to make contact with the ball.

The player advantage helped Kerala Blasters take control of the game and they doubled their lead soon. Prashanth Karuthadathkuni dribbled forward down the left flank and slid a low pass across the face of the goal for Messi, who guided the ball into the back of the net. With the game looking done and dusted in favour of the home side, Goa came up with a late equaliser at the death.

Manvir Singh latched on to a pass from the right, dropped his shoulder to skip past his marker and forced a save from goalkeeper TP Rehenesh. The goalkeeper pushed the ball into the path of Lenny who slotted into the net, delivering another massive heartbreak for Kerala Blasters.

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26.11.19: FC GOA - 0-1 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
SCORER: SERGIO CASTEL (17')

26.11.19: FC GOA - <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Sergio Castel - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award : Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Subrata Paul - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Farukh Choudhary - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging Player : Jitendra Singh - JAMSHEDPUR FC

FCG: Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai, Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Ahmed Jahouh, Manvir Singh.

JFC: Subrata Paul, Tiri, Narender Gahlot, Robin Gurung, Jitendra Singh, Memo Moura, Noe Acosta, Aitor Monroy, Sergio Castel, Farukh Choudhary, CK Vineeth.
REFEREE: R VENKATESH

26.11.19: FC GOA - <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Jamshedpur FC returned to winning ways and handed FC Goa their first defeat of the season (1-0) in the Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday. In a closely-contested match, Sergio Castel's 17th-minute strike, his fourth of the season, proved to be the difference between the two sides. Castel climbed to the top of the goalscoring chart and Jamshedpur climbed to the second spot on the table with 10 points after five matches. Goa slipped to fourth and have eight points.

Goa were quick to take control of the game and threatened the visitors' goal early on. Edu Bedia dribbled forward and released Jackichand Singh down the right flank before the winger's powerful shot from a tight angle was blocked by an alert Subrata Paul. Jamshedpur found an opening in the 12th minute when Castel dropped deep to pick up the ball and found Robin Gurung's overlap to his right. The full-back's floating cross was met by CK Vineeth at the far post but the Keralite's acrobatic effort flew wide.

Minutes later, the on-loan Atletico Madrid striker put Jamshedpur in the lead, utilising the open space in the hosts' defensive third. The Spanish striker collected a Farukh Choudhary cross from the right, used his first touch to outfox Mourtada Fall in the box and confidently slotted the ball into the bottom corner. There were chances at both ends before the break. ISL debutant Jitendra Singh's strike from distance was tipped over by Mohammed Nawaz and Edu’s glancing header was saved on the goal line.

Jackichand Singh continued to threaten with one cross after another from the right flank after the break but they were dealt with by the Jamshedpur defence. Brandon Fernandes attempted an ambitious curler from outside the box close to the hour-mark that failed to test the goalkeeper. Goa continued to apply pressure in the attacking third and Jamshedpur's chances had dried up. Edu fed Jackichand into the box and with the full frame of the goal in front of him, the winger blasted his effort over the bar.

Goa were reduced to 10 men towards the end of the second half when Ahmed Jahouh, who had picked up a yellow card in the fifth minute and was on a thin rope throughout the game, slid in late on Noe Acosta. The central midfielder was shown a second yellow, dealing a body blow for Sergio Lobera’s men. Jamshedpur were clever enough to bring the tempo of the game down and consign a 10-man Goa to a defeat, sending a statement out to their rivals.

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07.11.2019: MUMBAI CITY FC 2-4 FC GOA (FT)
FCG : LENNY RODRIGUES 27', COROMINAS 45', BOUMOUS 59', PENA 89'
MCFC :SARTHAK GOLUI 49', SOUVIK CHAKRABARTI 55'

Hero of the Match : - Lenny Rodrigues - FC GOA
Club Award : - FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : - Hugo Boumous - FC GOA
Winning Pass of the Match :- Mourtada Fall - FC GOA
Emerging Player : - Sarthak Golui - MUMBAI CITY

07.11.2019: MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 2-4 </b></font> FC GOA(FT)

MCFC : Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Sauvik Chakrabarti, Raynier Fernandes, Paulo Machado, Diego Carlos, Mohamed Larbi, Bipin Singh, Amine Chermiti.

FCG :Mohammad Nawaz, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Hugo Boumous, Ahmed Jahouh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Lenny Rodrigues, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ferran Corominas.

REFEREE : Umesh Bora

ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa returned to winning ways and climbed to the top of the Hero Indian Super League table with a 4-2 win against Mumbai City FC at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday. The goal-fest began with Lenny Rodrigues giving Goa the lead in the 27th minute. The visitors doubled their lead with a Ferran Corominas (45') strike just before half-time. The second half saw three goals in the space of ten minutes, with Mumbai City equalizing in quick session through Sarthak Golui (49'), Souvik Chakrabarti (55') and later Hugo Boumous (59') putting the visitors back in lead. Carlos Pena (89') scored another late in the game to rub further salt into Mumbai's wounds.

Sergio Lobera's team picked up their second win of the season and are atop with eight points after four rounds. Mumbai are fifth with four points in their kitty. Mumbai refused to sit back and let Goa pass the ball around in the opening minutes but the hosts, however, failed to test Mohammed Nawaz's goal during that period. This allowed the visitors to get back into the game and draw first blood.

In the 27th minute, a Brandon Fernandes corner-kick found Lenny with just enough space inside the box to take a touch, turn and place his shot into the bottom left corner of the net to score his first goal for the club. Mumbai responded well and pressed high up the field. Bipin Singh's cross from the flank was met by Subhasish Bose who headed it into the path of Diego Carlos. The Brazilian striker hit the side-netting from a dangerous position, leaving the Goan defence relieved.

At the stroke of half-time, Goa carved the Mumbai defence open with a simple yet effective passing move. Boumous fed Seriton Fernandes in behind Bose and the full-back's cross into the centre was well received by Ferran Corominas who took a touch and found the net to score the Gaurs' second.The hosts came out for the restart with renewed vigour and hit back immediately. Mohammed Larbi's corner-kick from the left found Golui at the far post and the defender, left completely unmarked, nodded a looping header into the net.

Mumbai soon pulled level courtesy of a neat finish by Chakrabarti. Bipin's cross into the box was initially cleared but the ball fell to Raynier who laid it off for Chakrabarti to execute an excellent strike into the bottom corner.With the sides level and nothing to separate them, the match opened up. Goa regained the lead when Mourtada Fall rose highest inside the box to a flick a free-kick across goal towards Boumous. The 24-year-old midfielder’s header bulged the net, leaving Amrinder with no chance. Goa added a fourth to seal the win in the 89th minute. Edu Bedia's free-kick from the right flank was met by Pena with a smart flick to guide it past the goalkeeper.

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01.11.2019: NORTH EAST UTD 2-2 FC GOA (FT)
FCG: HUGO BOUMOUS (31'), MANVIR SINGH (90+3')
NEUFC: ASAMOAH GYAN (54'), REEDEM TLANG (75')
01.11.2019: NORTH EAST UTD <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

Hero of the Match -Redeem Tlang : NORTH EAST
Club Award -NorthEast United FC , FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match -Manvir Singh : FC GOA(SUB)
Winning pass of the match -Mourtada Fall : FC GOA
Emerging player -Redeem Tlang : NORTH EAST

NEUFC : Subhasish, Reagan, Heerings, Komorski, Rakesh, Nikhil, Redeem, Milan, Leudo, Asamoah, Chaves.
FCG : Nawaz, Pena, Fernandes, Fall, Rodrigues, Mandar, Jackichand, Fernandes, Jahouh, Boumous, Corominas.
REFEREE : C.R.SRIKRISHNA.
01.11.2019: NORTH EAST UTD <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> FC GOA (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa came up with yet another injury-time equaliser to salvage a point against NorthEast United FC in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Friday. Goa did the same against Bengaluru FC in their previous match which finished 1-1.

Hugo Boumous (31') put Goa ahead in the first-half before NorthEast United came up with two second-half strikes from Asamoah Gyan (54') and Redeem Tlang (74'). But despite a late red card to Seiminlen Doungel, Manvir Singh bagged a late equaliser for Goa.

NorthEast United were the first to threaten the goal when Milan Singh found Gyan at the edge of the box and the Ghanaian forced a good save from Mohammad Nawaz. The game was played from one end to another and Boumous was denied by the crossbar minutes later. Ahmed Jahouh found Ferran Corominas who released Boumous into the box but the Frenchman's thunderous strike struck the woodwork.

However, Boumous was not to be denied in the 31st minute. In a move that oozed quality, Brandon Fernandes played an excellent first-time through-ball off Corominas' layoff to feed Boumous in behind the NorthEast defence. The midfielder skipped past the onrushing goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury and calmly slotted into an empty net.

NorthEast stepped up their efforts to find a goal and Gyan spurned two big chances to pull his team level in the first half. First, Mourtada Fall misplaced a simple pass into the feet of the forward but his shot from the edge of the box was hit straight at the goalkeeper. Five minutes before the break, the Ghanaian’s header was well saved by Nawaz.

Gyan made his mark soon after the restart by scoring the equaliser. The striker, who pounced on Fall's failure to intercept Rakesh Pradhan's through-ball, latched on to the pass inside the box and curled a neat strike past Nawaz into the net.

As the visitors tried to regain their lead, Subhasish pulled off a brilliant double save to keep his team in the game soon after the hour-mark. First, Corominas played Jackichand through into the box and the winger's powerful effort was kept out by the diving goalkeeper. The rebound fell to Corominas lurking inside the box but Subhasish got up in time to block the Spaniard's shot from close-range.

NorthEast's second-half intensity was rewarded in the 74th minute. Martin Chaves ran down the left flank and produced an accurate low cross for Redeem Tlang whose magnificent first-time strike left Nawaz rooted to the spot and put the home side into the lead. There was drama right at the end as Seiminlen Doungel's poor tackle on Chaves was punished with a red card.

But a 10-man Goa found joy in injury time when a free-kick into the box was flicked across goal by Fall. Manvir rose highest in the centre of the box to nod the ball in and give his side a point.

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28.10.19: FC GOA 1-1 BENGALURU FC (FT)
BFC: UDANTA SINGH (62')
FCG: FERRAN COROMINAS -PEN-(90+2')

Club Award : FC Goa and Bengaluru FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Ferran Corominas - FC GOA
Winning pass of the match : Manuel Onwu - BENGALURU
Emerging player : Ashique Kuruniyan - BENGALURU
Hero of the Match : Udanta Singh - BENGALURU FC

FCG : Nawaz, Pena, Seriton , Mourtada, Brandon, Doungel, Jahouh, Lenny, Mandar, Corominas, Manvir.
BFC : Gurpreet, Rahul, Juanan, Khabra, Nishu, Udanta, Delgado, Augusto, Sunil, Manuel, Ashique.
REFEREE : Crystal John
28.10.19: FC GOA <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> BENGALURU FC (FT)
ISL MEDIA RELEASE: The first meeting of the season between the two Hero Indian Super League heavyweights finished all square after FC Goa and Bengaluru FC shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday. In what was a fiercely contested game in midfield, the teams struggled to carve out clear-cut chances but the visitors, who produced the better output in the final third, found the breakthrough through Udanta Singh in the 62nd minute. However, in dramatic fashion, Goa’s Ferran Corominas won a penalty in injury time and converted it himself to salvage a point for his team.

The result sees FC Goa join Mumbai City FC and NorthEast United FC at the top of the table with four points from two games while Bengaluru have now played out a second consecutive draw. The goalkeepers were called into action within the first ten minutes of an intriguing game. Corominas played a good ball forward to Manvir Singh who released Seiminlen Doungel in behind the Bengaluru defence with a clever through-ball. But goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu rushed off his line just in time to collect the ball. At the other end, Udanta Singh's looping cross from the right was punched away by Goa custodian Mohammed Nawaz.

The teams resorted to a cautious approach when going forward after the early hustle. Bengaluru had more of the ball than the home side but chances were few and far between. Seriton Fernandes took matters into his own hands when he picked up the ball in midfield, danced his way past a couple of defenders and played the ball to Ahmed Jahouh with the game nearing half-time. The Moroccan midfielder tried to chip a cross into the box for Manvir but Ashique Kuruniyan, playing at left-back, made a timely interception. At the other end, a Dimas Delgado corner-kick almost bulged the net directly but Doungel's header from the line kept the match goalless at the break.
28.10.19: FC GOA <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> BENGALURU FC (FT)
The hosts enjoyed a period of dominance after the break, with the likes of Ahmed Jahouh and Ferran Corominas getting slightly more time on the ball. The Spanish striker was fouled as he tried to dribble into the box close to the hour-mark but Brandon Fernandes sent the resulting free-kick high and wide. Goa couldn't score during the period they were on top and Bengaluru handed out the punishment in the 62nd minute. Udanta collected a simple flick from Manuel Onwu at the edge of the box, outfoxed Mourtada Fall with a sublime touch and slotted the ball past Nawaz to score with the game's first shot on target.

Udanta's agility got the better of the Goa defence again on the right flank a few minutes later but the winger's cross to Chhetri inside the box was cut out by a vigilant Seriton. FC Goa came alive in the final minutes of the game, with Jackichand Singh wreaking havoc on the right flank and creating two big chances in as many minutes. His drilled crosses on both occasions failed to find a teammate inside the box, much to the relief of the visitors.

But there was drama right at the end. With Bengaluru on the verge of victory, a clumsy challenge by Ashique Kuriniyan on Corominas after the youngster lost the ball resulted in the referee pointing to the spot. Corominas converted coolly from 12 yards to send the home supporters into delirium and earn a point for his team.


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23.10.2019: FC GOA 3-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
FCG :LEN DOUNGEL 30', CORO 62', Carlos Pen 81'

Hero of the Match : Seriton Fernandes.
Club Award : FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : Ferran Corominas.
Emerging player : Mohammad Nawaz.
23.10.2019: FC GOA  <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)
CFC : Vishal Kaith, Masih Saighani, Lucian Goian, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Edwin Vanspaul, Dragos Firtulescu, Thoi Singh, Eli Sabia, Dhanpal Ganesh, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Andre Schembri.

FCG :Mohammad Nawaz, Seiminlen Doungel, Ferran Corominas, Manvir Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai.
REFEREE : Pranjal Banerjee
23.10.2019: FC GOA  <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

FC Goa struck the right chords on the field to ease past Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in their first game of the Hero Indian Super League 2019-20 season at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday. The ISL runners-up were a step ahead of their opponents in all areas of the field and were the better team overall. New signing Seiminlen Doungel scored on his debut to break the deadlock in the 30th minute. All-time ISL top-scorer Ferran Corominas struck in the 62nd minute and substitute Carlos Pena added a third in the 81st minute to consign an unimpressive Chennaiyin to a defeat.

The hosts were quick to get on the ball and spray passes around right from the start. However, it were the visitors who first went close when Dragos Firtulescu was fed through on goal in the 12th minute. A last-ditch Seriton Fernandes challenge prevented a catastrophic start for the hosts.

Sergio Lobera's men soon regained their rhythm to pose a serious threat to the Chennaiyin defence. In the 19th minute, Ferran Corominas picked up the ball from midfield and released Seiminlen Doungel into the box. Chennaiyin goalkeeper Vishal Kaith was on to the ball in a flash before Goa's new signing could pounce and take a shot. A minute later, Manvir Singh attempted a powerful strike after making room for himself at the edge of the box and once again, Kaith was up to the task, pulling off a diving save to his left.

Goa's intent in the attacking third was rewarded at the half an hour mark. Manvir Singh beat his marker and crossed into the box from the right flank. The striker's cross took a double deflection off Eli Sabia and Doungel before rolling into the net. The hosts remained on top of the game and refused to sit back after taking the lead. Brandon Fernandes' piledriver just before half-time had Vishal Kaith well beaten but the ball flew just wide. Ferran Corominas's curling effort a minute later was tipped away by an acrobatic Kaith who kept Chennaiyin in the game.

John Gregory replaced Dhanpal Ganesh with the more creative Anirudh Thapa in midfield to swing the contest back in his team's favour. The hosts, however, proved difficult to break down. Goa continued to create chances and soon doubled their lead. Manvir Singh broke away through the middle and found Jackichand Singh in space to his right. The winger's low cross into the center of the box was guided into the net in by ISL's all-time top scorer Ferran Corominas who scored his 35th league goal.

Chennaiyin struggled in the attacking third and were unable to find a way back into the game. Lallianzuala Chhangte did have a chance to pull one back when he tried to curl the ball into the top right corner from the edge of the box, but Mohammed Nawaz produced a brilliant save to preserve Goa’s clean sheet.FC Goa added a third in the 81st minute and sealed the win when a Brandon free-kick from the left was poked into the net by Carlos Pena at the near post.

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