Last year’s runners-up of the grand ISL tournament FC Goa have started their sixth edition of Indian Super League with a bang as the hosts clinched a brilliant 3-0 win against two-time champions Chennaiyin FC at their home on Wednesday. The Goans put up an excellent show against the former champions in front of their cheerful audience of Fatorda Stadium last night.
Both the teams went hard on each other at the beginning of the game as both Goa and Chennaiyin squads were playing aggressively in the initial minutes. After so many attempts at goal, the hosts finally gained an opportunity to open the account at the 30th minute of first half. All thanks to Seiminlen Doungel who fired a powerful shot against Chennaiyin boys to give a 1-0 lead to his team. After the opener of hosts in the match, visitors tried very hard to level-up the game before halftime but failed to do so. As a result, the first half ended with a 1-0 scoreline in favour of Goa.
In the second half of the nail-biting game, Goans accelerated their speed and sounded with another goal at 62nd minute with the help of star forward player Ferran Corominas who slotted amazing goal to extend the lead for his team. This mounted immense pressure on the visitors and before they could recover from the big blow, hosts sounded with a match-winning goal at 81st minute. Stunning defender Carlos Pena came forward to register the third shot for FC Goa from a free-kick. In this way, hosts sealed their campaign opener with a remarkable win against Chennaiyin FC.
Here’s see the match highlights of the worth-watching battle between last year’s runners up FC Goa and strong opponents Chennaiyin FC at Indian Super League 2019:
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With this impressive win, FC Goa has now reached to the top of current Indian Super League standings with three-points in an account. While on the other hand, Chennaiyin FC went down the bottom-ranked position of the recent standings with zero points.
After having such a great start in the campaign, Goans will next take on the defending champions Bengaluru FC on October 28th at the home pitch of Fatorda Stadium. While Chennaiyin FC will test their fortunes against Mumbai City FC on October 27th at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.