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ISL 2017-18 Live Commentary: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC

Written by: Sabin Castelino

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FC GOA lose the advantage of the goal scored by LANZA thanks to a Anirudh Thapa Equaliser and Chennaiyin go to the second leg with an away goal in Hand!!

It has been a pleasure bringing you the Live Commentary and this is Sabin Castelino signing off! See you tomorrow as we bring you the Live Commentary of Bengaluru FC Vs FC Pune City! Preview here.

IT IS ALL OVER!! FULL TIME AT THE FATORDA!

 

90+4'  Sifneos brought down by Sereno and Mailson and Sereno go in to the book with Yellows thanks to the ensuing face-off!

90+2' Sifneos is looking frustrated by the refs decision making!

90' Looking at the body Language of the teams it seems both are settling for a draw as Gregory Nelson is declared MAN of the Match and 4 minutes are added on!

89' Sifneos comes in for Lanzarote as Lobera hopes for a super-sub performance from him.

86' Sergio Juste Clears the ball to Thwart the Chennaiyin attack and Chennaiyin have already started to use their time-wasting tactics

84' Brandon Fernandes is trying to improve the score line while the players around him are lacking in energy. The only positive is that FC Goa are holding on to the possesion.

81' Last 10 minutes. There is no forward momentum visible to the FC Goa sides possesion and the fans are just getting frustrated! WHERE ARE THE GOALS?

80' Are we gonna witness a draw? Both teams have gone flat and aren't able to build anything at all!

78' BRANDON FERNANDES comes on for NARAYAN DAS as Lobera looks to copy Gregory!

77' Lanzarote gets a Yellow for play-acting.

76' Chennaiyin FC come close again through Nelson as FC Goa fail to clear the ball.

72' JEJE comes off for Mohammed RAFI as Chennai add more teeth to the attack.

71' Chennaiyin PULL ONE BACK!! ANIRUDH THAPA SCORES!!!!

Anirudh Thapa was brought in to ensure that Chennaiyin continue to attack and he has delivered with precision. Gregory Nelson Charged forward with the ball and laid it on to Thapa who put it in with power while beating Kattimani on route.

68' Gregory Nelson comes so very close to the back of the net. But another disappouintment for the Chennayin man!

64' FC Goa  Score a Goal!

Mandarrao puts in a Wonderful Cross in and Coro unleashes a shot which is cleared short in to the feet of LANZAROTE who scores his 13th goal of the season!!!

62' Anirudh Thapa comes in place of Bikramjit Singh to ensure an attack mindedness to the game.

60' FC Goa continue their onslaught as there relentless attacks being made with Jahou leading the way from midfield as he unleashes a shot!

59' CORO Misses!!! His last touch lets him down as Corominas misses a sitter in front of the Chennaiyin goal. 

57' Calderon Commits a foul on Coro by kicking his feet off the ground but apparently no cards.

55'  END TO END STUFF!! Francisco comes close to scoring for Chennaiyin as Mandarrao whips in a cross on the other side.

54' Pranoy Halder commits a foul and the Chennaiyin players quickly gather around the Ref demanding a Yellow for the Indian International.

52' Jerry Lalrinzuala has to be much more careful having had a Yellow Card served to him earlier by Referee Santosh Kumar.

51' FC Goa players showing their whole range of skills on the pitch and are making sure that the Goan crowd gets a Carnival like display.

49'  WHAT A SAVE!!! Gregory Nelson skips past the defence and is mat by an onrushing Katti whose out stretched leg denies a sure goal to the visitotrs!

48' Both teams are trying to outmuscle each other in midfield and Chennai almost score through Jeje and Kattimani pulls off a credible save.

46' Chennaiyin FC Kick-off the seconf half and immediately concede possesion to FC Goa who take a shot on target through Narayan Das.

It has been an entertaining half despite the lack of goals and FC Goa have looked to be the stronger of the two sides as they have dominated the possession. But Chennaiyins unpredictiblity in attack may pay dividends as they attack in numbers and cause confusion among the defensive ranks of the opposition. There is a lot more to be desired in the second half as a goalless draw is simply not acceptable.

 

Its half time as the whistle blows and the players head for the tunnel.

45+1' Jerry Lalrinzuala looks like a veteran on the pitch and not like his real 19 year old self! He has forced Coro to play more centrally to avoid running in to him.

45'  Pronay Halder uses an excellent piece of skill to free himself of his marker and unleash a shot. He could have done better by placing it to Coro who was yelling for it!

43' With the number of fouls being ingnored by the Referee, it is sure that soon things are going to boil over.

41'  Narayan Das wins a corner from a very difficult position and the FC Goa lose it in the scramble as Chennai clear it amidst the confusion.

40'  FC Goa have nothing to show for the numbers on the possesion board as they havent been abled to convert against Chennai's dogged defence.

37' FC Goa come close to scoring and Karanjit palms the ball away. FC goa waste the ensuing corner!

36' Referee Santosh Kumar does not seem to care about the foul as there are FC Goa bodies falling everywhere.

34' Nelson comes close for Chennaiyin as Goa seem to be losing their grip.

29' Scintillating attack on both sides as Goa and Chennai both come close to scoring but no one can seem to find the back of the net.

25' Chennaiyin are not keeping the possesion and are looking lethargic on the field as FC Goa look as though they are running with motors attached to their legs.

22' Jerry bends in a freekick on target as Kattimani gathers it in his hands at the bottom corner of his left hand side post.

19' Jerry Lalrinzuala puts in a throw and Jeje Whips it across and Francisco comes within an inch of scoring the opener for the Chennayin side!

17' FC Goa move around comfortably the ball as Mandarrao makes another cross just for Karanjit Singh to pick it up and give it back to FC Goa as Chennayin seem to be sitting back and absorbing the pressure.

15' Referee Santosh Kumar is an experienced campaigner but fails to serve a sure Yellow card for Jahou as he goes in with a jab on Inigo Calderon!

14' Play resumes as Edu Bedia walks out and comes back on after a small injury scare as Calderon takes to the floor.

12' Jahou is looking the perfect fit for FC Goa in the middle of the park as he pushes his team forward and FC Goa come close three times in a minute! What an attacking display!

10' It seems that Chennaiyin have reecognised the threat that Mandarrao is and have assigned two defenders just to stifle his run and movement

8' Chennayin look to surge ahead in the game as Jeje Lalpheklua whips a ball across the face of goal. So Close!!

5' Jerry looks like he saved Chennaiyin the blushes early on by putting in a timely clearance.

4' Mandarrao Dessai Whips in a wonderful cross as FC Goa come close to scoring and the capacity crowd goes into a frenzy.

3' LaxmiKant is looking confident in collecting the ball. His form will dictate the game for FC Goa.

2' Francis Fernandes flagged offside as Chennayin attack.

1' FC Goa Kick off the game and Pranoy Halder has already been fouled already!

19.50:The Teams Enter as we look forward to this Mouthwatering Clash between the Titans of ISL as one looks to win their first Championship while the other it's second.

 

 Did You Know?

FC Goa has 42 goals this term and 30 of them have come through the duo of Coro and Lanza. They both start as we gear up for an exciting GOAL Fest.

The Line-ups are here as Goa looks to set fire at the Fatorda!

FC Goa:  Kattimani, Jahouh, Haldar, Lanzarote, Mandar, Juste, Bedia, Seriton, Das, Corominas, Chinglensana.

Chennaiyin FC: Karanjit Singh, Inigo Calderon, Mailson Alves, Henrique Sereno, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Dhanpal Ganesh, Bikramjit Singh, Francisco Fernandes, Raphael Augusto, Gregory Nelson, Jeje Lalpekhlua

 

 

07:30 PM Hello everyone, it is a wonderful evening in Goa and it is a delight to host such a high voltage game here. The weather here is just perfect for the second semi-final of the Indian Super League between the two sides, FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC. This is your host Sabin Castelino, stay tuned and enjoy the commentary with Khel Now Football!

Published: Sat Mar 10, 2018 09:58 PM IST

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