This was FC Goa's fourth win of the 2020-21 Indian Super League, with two draws and three loses, as it rises to the third spot. For Hyderabad FC, it happened to be its third loss of the season, as along with two wins and three draws, it stays in the eighth place.
FC Goa came up with a lively performance to edge past Hyderabad FC 2-1 in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL), at the Tilak Maidan in Goa on Wednesday. Goa has risen to the third spot with this win, while Hyderabad continues to stay at eighth.
The opening half was off to an attacking, yet slow start. It saw seven shots being attempted, but none of them happened to be a promising one, as the half ended with no goals for either side.
The second half saw a change in momentum from both, as there were five attempts made within the 55th minute, including a save from Goa goalkeeper, Mohammad Nawaz. Nonetheless, a couple of minutes later, it was Aridane Santana, whose header to the top-right corner from the centre put Hyderabad ahead, following a cross assist from Ashish Rai.
Five more attacks followed it until the 84th minute, including twin further saves by Nawaz. Meanwhile, a couple of minutes later, Ishan Pandita helped Goa draw level with his header to the top-left corner from the centre, thanks to Edu Bedia's free-kick assist.
Hyderabad came up with an attempt in the 89th minute before Goa ensured the lead, the very next minute. Igor Angulo's right-footed strike to the bottom-right corner from the centre turned out to be the winner, following Alberto Noguera's assist.
Three more attacks ensured for Hyderabad, including another save from Nawaz. However, Goa managed to hold on to the lead and walk away with the three points, leaving Hyderabad shattered.
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Last Updated Dec 31, 2020, 9:52 AM IST