FC Goa defeated Chennaiyin FC in the 3rd match of ongoing Indian Super League. Goa’s football team scored three goals while Chennai’s team managed to score 2. With this victory, Goa’s soccer club commenced its ISL journey with a satisfactory start in the fourth season of India’s domestic football tournament.
First half of the game was quite interesting for the audiences who were gathered in Jawaharlal Nehru stadium to watch the soccer match. Ferran Corominas hit the first goal for FC Goa. ISL 2015 runners-up acquired lead in the match at 25th minute when Ferran successfully hit the ball into the goalpost of opponent team.
After taking 1-0 lead, Goa’s footballer looked for the next opportunity to score another goal. Impressing the supporters of Goa’s team by hitting a spectacular shot at 29th minute, Manuel Lanzarote Bruno scored goal for his team. Goa’s football club acquired strong dominance over the game in initial stage.
Performance in the early phase of match further boosted the confidence of FC Goa’s footballers. No sooner did the overseas player gladden audiences with his remarkable performances, Indian soccer player Mandar Rao Desai emerged as the vital contributor in the overall performance of FC Goa. At 38th minute, Desai scored a goal to strengthen FC Goa’s lead in the game.
Till the half time, match score was 3-0. Though FC Goa managed to score three goals and attained lead in the match, Chennaiyin FC made a strong comeback in the second half of the game. Chennai’s team scored its first goal at 70th minute. Inigo Calderon made the match more interesting with bringing his team back on track.
At 84th minute, Chennai’s Raphael Augusto hit the ball into the goalpost of rival team and helped his football club in making a good comeback in the soccer match with 3-2 score. Footballers in Chennaiyin FC team tried their best to level the scores, but the strong resistance from opposite side did not let the opponents succeed in doing so.
Chennaiyin FC is scheduled to play its next match against NorthEast United FC on 23rd November this year. FC Goa will be confronting against Mumbai City FC in its next ISL match which will be played on 25th November 2017. Both matches are slated to start at 8:00 PM on the scheduled dates.