ISL 2016 Live: FC Goa 1-2 Atletico De Kolkata
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That finish epitomized Goa's season. You just knew that ATK goal was coming and the manner of it too. Thankfully for them in a way even with two matches to Goa they're playoffs quest is over barring miracles. Hopefully the players can play without any pressure and express themselves in the last two games.
For ATK this would have been their sixth draw this season. In the event they are all but into the playoffs. But, if they don't finish off games it will cost them in the semis. Goodnight from Goa.
90+4' There goes the fulltime whistle. What drama
90+2' GOOALLL!!! Pearson scored for ATK. A Goa corner cleared and Doutie finds Pearson with a long ranger and this time he makes no mistake.
90+2' At the other end its three on one and and Doutie takes a shot on that comes off the combination of post and bar.
90+1' Into four minutes of added time. Goa counter and its four on three but Coelho checks back when he should have crossed and the move fizzles out.
90' Another Goa shot straight at the keeper this one from distance.
88' Low cross from the left for Goa the keeper collects.
87' Kattimani produces another save near post.
86' Substitution ATK Lara off Hume on.
84' ATK the team with the most draws this season.They just don't kill off games.
82' Gregory clears with a crucial and header and at the other end Jofre shoots wide. Edge of the seat stuff.
80' GOOOALLLL!!! Mandar Rao Dessai with blazing strike.ATK don't clear their lines and as the ball comes to Mandar on the edge of the box who shoots one across goal that goes past the keeper into the far right corner.
79' Coelho with a long ball for Raju but he can't keep it in.
78' Debjit booked for time-wasting. Silly stuff.
77' Substitution Goa Trindade off Julio Cesar on.
75' Another Goa cross from the right but again Coelho can't direct it towards goal
74' Jofre with a corner fisted away by the keeper and then Coelho blazes over.
73' ATK with a move but Borja's shot is comfortable for the keeper.
72' Great cross in the box Robin Singh unmarked heads it straight at the keeper.
70' Jofre in the book after shaping to kick the ball at the assistant.
69' Romeo lashes one from distance that just skimps past the post with Debjit beaten.
68' Substitutions for Goa. Debabrata and Keenan off Robin and Raju Gaikwad on.
66' Succession of Goa crosses looking for Coelho but they get cleared.
64' As Romeo tried to find him Coelho went down on the edge of the box but the referee just waves play on.
61' Another cross from Ruidas. Appeals for handball as Kattimani saves from Belencoso.
60' An hour gone Goa need fresh impetus of the bench now.
57' Lara's cross and Postiga's foul on the defender. Free-kick.
55' Kattimani tips another one wide for a corner which is easily cleared.
54' But Jofre's effort is neither a cross nor a shot. Wasted.
53' Robert's foul on Romeo. Free-kick in a good position for Goa.
51' Cross in for Goa to the far post but the forward can't connect
50' Postiga's shot on the turn comfortable for Kattimani
47' Goa with an early corner which is easily cleared.
46' Welcome back. The second half is underway
Kolkata deserve their advantage and could have had more. It was an end-to-end game until ATK scored through Belencoso's header. Since then Goa have huffed and puffed. Jofre the best player for them. But even at 1-0 down it already looks a long way back for the Goans. Back in a bit.
45+2' There goes the whistle for the break.
45' Back-to-back Goa corners and some some frantic defending from ATK. But eventually cleared.
Atlético de Kolkata's Juan Belencoso rose highest to power home Ruidas' inch-perfect cross.
43' Another ATK corner this time low towards the near post. Borja with a weak shot that goes out.
41' ATK corner and Postiga with the header that comes off the crossbar. Close.
38' Jofre takes it upon himself to level matters and drives one in anger that has a few jumping up off their seats but not me. Well wide.
37' Romeo with a foul on Borja. Yellow card.
35' Having watched what I have of Goa this year I think this is a bridge too far for them already.
When you keep chasing all season as they have its got to drain you out.
30' More ATK pressure. This time Pearson has his goalbound shot blocked.
28' GOOOAALLL!!! ATK Scored . Cross from the left by Ruidas and Belencoso with the header.
26' Coelho with what can best be described as a standing acrobatic attempted from a Goa corner that flew just wide.
23' These corners for ATK coming like London buses. Another one taken and cleared.
21' Lara with another corner easily cleared.
18' Exciting game that needs a goal to open it up more.
16' Postiga with a reckless challenge on the Goa No. 7 and deservedly gets a yellow.
14' Whatever the result of this game Goa are certainly throwing men forward at every opportunity.
11' Another chance for ATK. Lara produces another save from Kattimani who concedes a corner which is easily cleared.
10' End-to-end game so far not too sure that's good for Goa.
7' Breakdown in communication in the goa back four produces a corner. The set-piece is initially cleared but as the ball is worked back in a deflected shot produces an acrobatic save from Kattimani.
5' Cross into the box this time for Goa but Jofre can't get his shot away.
2' Cross from the right finds Pearson in the box who is a bit surprised and his shot is weak.
1' Kick Off !
6:59 pm The teams are out and the anthems are done.
6:53 pm Goa struggled with their defence for the majority of ISL 2016, conceding 11 goals in their first 7 matches. They were undone by the individual defensive mistakes and lapses of concentration, but they have tightened up at the back in the last 4 matches.
6:45 pm Team sheets are out.
FC Goa Playing XI: Laxmikanth Kattimani(GK), Keenan Almeida, Gregory Arnolin (C), Rafael Dumas, Debabrata Roy, Trindade Goncalves, Joffre Mateu Gonzalez, Richarlyson Felisbino, Mandar Rao Dessai, Romeo Fernandes, Rafael Coelho Luiz.
Atlético de Kolkata Playing XI: Debjit Majumder(GK), José Luis Espinosa Arroyo, Arnab Mondal, Pritam Kotal, Robert Lalthlamuana, Borja Fernández(C), Javier Lara Grande, Stephen Paul Pearson, Abinash Ruidas, Juan Belencoso, Hélder Postiga.
6:38 pm The visitors have never been beaten by the Gaurs and will be looking to maintain that record. This time however, they face a side that is in a do or die position so it will surely not be easy to defend that record. Failure to win means The Gaurs can reach a maximum of 18 points (assuming a draw in this match), and no team has ever qualified for the semis with less than 19 points in the history of ISL.
6:33 pm Welcome to the live commentary of tonight's ISL game between FC Goa and FC Pune City here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Pictures Via ISL Media
Published: 2016-11-24 15:32:04