Super Cup: FC Goa beats ATK to advance

Goals from Ferran Corominas, Hugo Boumous and Brandon Fernandes ensured that Goa beat ATK 3-1 and it will face its ISL opponent Jamshedpur FC in the quarterfinal.

Action during the Super Cup match between FC Goa and ATK.   -  Special Arrangement

The fifth game of the Hero Super Cup between Indian Super League outfits FC Goa and ATK saw the Goan outfit emerge victorious. The Goan outfit secured its quarterfinal spot defeating ATK 3-1.

FC Goa drew first blood through Spanish forward Ferran Corominas (45’+1’) in the dying moments of the first half.

ATK came back stronger in the second half to equalize through its captain cum manager Robbie Keane (50’) but couple of strikes within a span of 10 minutes from FC Goa through Hugo Boumous (69’) and Brandon Fernandes (77’) ensured that the Goan team faces its ISL opponent Jamshedpur FC in the quarterfinal.

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The first half of the game began on an attacking note, with ATK managing a corner within the first minute but a poor shot ensured it stood eluded from gathering a lead early in the game.

The Robbie Keane-led Kolkata outfit went on to show its intent, consistently attacking on the Goan post, twice getting extremely close, but the lack of a good finish denied it from an early lead.

FC Goa started on its forward move a little late but the story wasn’t much different at its end as well, until a pass from Brandon Fernandes to its unmarked Spanish forward Ferran Corominas (45’ + 1’), ensured that the Goan team stamped its authority in the game taking a lead during injury time.

The second half began with ATK again leading the attack with an equalizer in the 50 minute from Keane. There after ATK kept pressing hard for a lead but the Goan defence did not allow it to break in.

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FC Goa started slowly but struck early when a brilliant lofted pass from Corominas at the center line to French Boumous in the 69 minute, saw the French make a beautiful run to the ATK box making no mistakes in finding the back of the net bringing back FC Goa in the lead.

It soon struck back through Brandon Fernandes in the 77 minute ensuring the Goan outfit finished the game with a 3-1 win over ATK.

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