Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of this evening's ATK Mohun Bagan vs FC Goa clash being played at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa. This is Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you pre-match buildup and live updates from the ISL match .
That was all for the night. We will be back tomorrow for more Indian Super League action when
Updated Points Table:
Post Match Comments:
Liston Colaco, Hero of the Match: "I have been training this type of shots and was happy to have goal tonight. It was a happy and emotional moment for me to play against Goa (where he was born)."
Clifford Miranda, assistant coach, FC Goa: "I think we started off well, we created chances, but taking nothing away from the first goal and for the second one, we were unlucky, the ball fell for Krishna after slipping off a defenders."
"I think the game was pretty much balanced. One of those days when the better players made the difference. One of those days the opposition made more chances. I don't think the FC Goa will not change the way the team plays."
Juan Ferrando, head coach, ATK Mohun Bagan: "After six days, I am happy the team tried to play in build-up. But we need to improve in press, improve in the last third. Of course we need to improve, but we are happy with the win. We need time, but I think step-by-step, it is necessary for us to improve."
Read Match Report:
ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 FC Goa
Two right-footed goals, one each from Colaco and Krishna, was enough to secure three points for ATK Mohun Bagan as Ferrando's former side, FC Goa, slumped to its first defeat after four games.
90+3' Chance! Dheeraj comes out of his position as ATKMB tries to beat him, but fails to launch a shot as FC Goa gets back and stops the attack
90+1' Foul! Noguera tries to snatch the ball from Tiri in the ATK Mohun Bagan box and ends up fouling to gift ATKMB more time to slow the game down
89' ATK Mohun Bagan, which was caught napping during the third goal of the match, is back in attack as it tries to seal a clear win as it earns a corner-kick
87' Substitution for ATK Mohun Bagan! ATK Mohun Bagan's first goal scorer Liston Colaco is subbed off as Lenny Rodrigues gets onto the pitch for three minutes of regulation time plus added time
81' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!! Ortiz gets the ball in front of the box and takles a shot with his left foot which Amrinder touches, but fails to stop as Goa draws one goal back
ATK Mohun Bagan 2-1 FC Goa
80' ATKMB has nine of its players at the back and it looks as if it is aiming to put the game to bed as soon as possible, as a blunt attack from FC Goa is mitigated by Amrinder Singh
76' Play stops for a cooling break as ATK Mohun Bagan looks comfortable with a two-goal cushion at the moment
74' FC goa tries to go on attack, with Sanson crossing the ball for Ortiz, but the striker misses the ball and ATK Mohun Bagan crowd the final third to avoid any further development in that attack
72' Double Substitution for ATK Mohun Bagan! David Williams and Joni Kauko are subbed on, who replace Roy Krishna and Hugo Boumous respectively
69' Double Substitution for FC Goa! Devendra Murgaonkar and Saviour Gama are subbed off for Makan Chothe and Sanson Pereira
67' FC Goa tries to create something with quick passes along the flanks and the play that follows has FC Goa try from the set piece, only to see Amrinder take control of the ball before Fox could reach it
64' Yellow Card! Nemil tries to stop Prabir Das along the wings and goes into the book to get the first yellow card of the game
63' FC Goa tries to go on an attack with Devendra at the heart of it and as Seriton gets the ball, Ortiz takes a position to receive the ball in the box, but falls down and another opportunity comes to nothing for the Gaurs
56' GOOOOOOOAALLL!!!!!!! Roy Krishna gets the ball after the ball falls for him from the corner kick by Hugo Boumous and he shoots to double ATKMB's lead with a right-footed goal
ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 FC Goa
55' Chance! Prabir Das cuts in from the right, passes it to Boumous, whose shot is deflected away for a corner
54' ATK Mohun Bagan enjoying possession as FC Goa is forced to ball-watch and Amrinder takes control of the ball and the play that follows has Tiri and Noguera coming together and the ATKMB defender falls down
52' The match is stretched by ATKMB and then the team tries to build an attack from the midfield through a pass which finds Krishna, but he is ruled off-side
50' Colaco marches forward, but this time he is stopped in his tracks as the FC Goa defence is cautious to avoid any further damage
48' Chance! FC Goa misses a header from a set piece and Nemil tries to make a forward run as the ball drops, but the ATKMB defence is back defending with a clearance out of danger
Second Half begins!
ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0 FC Goa
Colaco's phenomenal goal in the 23rd minute was the separating factor in the match so far as ATK Mohun Bagan enjoys a slender lead at the end of the first half as FC Goa, Ferrando's former side, tries to find solutions to score in the next half sooner or later.
45+3' Another Chance! Manvir makes another run along the right, stops the ball, turns and tries to shoot, but Aiban makes a crucial block to keep the score 1-0 at the dying moments of the first half
45+2' Chance! Manvir makes a run along the right, beats the FC Goa keeper, Dheeraj, but moves wide enough and delays to shoot giving Dheeraj time to run back to the goal and the attack end there
45' ATK Mohun Bagan completely dominating the match, enjoying possession in the final third and in spite of Krishna making forward runs, is unable to launch a shot
42' Deepak Tangri steals the box from the edge of the FC Goa box and passes it for Krishna, who dribbles through the Goa defence, beats two defenders, but fails to set the ball down on his feet as the ball goes out for a corner
40' Substitution! ATKMB is suffering with fatigue it seems as Subhasish goes down to the ground with an injury and Prabir Das comes on for the full back in an injury-forced substitution
38' Noguera gets down after a Colaco challenge this time. Though the referee stops play for a foul there are no card is involved
37' No shots after the cooling break so far and Amrinder is seen shaking is head as Avilash warms up.
34' Before the match resumes, the ATKMB goalkeeper Amrinder Singh is undergoing treatment for what looks like a clear injury that forces him off the field and the medical team points to the bench indicating the need for a change. But fortunately, he is ready to continue. So, no changes for now
31' Cooling Break!
29' Save! Ortiz takes the free kick, but Amrinder makes a brilliant save to keep ATKMB's lead intact
28' FC Goa has continued to find cracks in the ATK defence and earns a free kick on the left third of the midfield
23' GOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! Liston Colaco puts ATK Mohun Bagan with a right footed stunner from outside the box
ATK Mohun Bagan 1-0 FC Goa
22' Double Chance! Colaco, receives the ball from a throw-in, turns and takes a shot, which side nets as the referee points for a corner kick. Boumous shoots as the ball is delivered from the corner and that too is deflected out
20' Miss! Seriton makes a run along the right and his cross is received perfectly by Nemil in front of an open goal, but his finish was very poor as the ball flies away off target
18' Ivan Gonzalez misses the ball completely and Subhasish goes down to the ground after a horrendous challenge. surprisingly, no cards were involved and eventually the ATKMB full-back is back on his feet
16' Tiri tries to start an attack and passes the ball for Boumous, who misses it and the ball goes out for a throw in. Goa has kept a strong back line to prevent any further forward runs from his former head coach's side
14' Foul! Noguera tries to go for the ball, but Subhasish takes the ball, switching to his other feet and goes down on Noguera's challenge
12' Boumous tries to build an attack from scratch, goes on in a run along the left, but goes to the ground in the box, demanding a enalty. The referee is not interested.
10' ATKMB tries to go on attack on the other end, with Colaco making a run along the left, but Seriton marks him well to stop the attack in its tracks
8' Save! Another attack from FC Goa as Devendra cuts in from the right, beats the ATKMB defence and goes for goal, but Amrinder saves it comfortably
7' Noguera and Seriton pair up for another attack for FC Goa, but Noguera's cross is cleared away. FC Goa finally looks to be in the game
5' Chance! FC Goa's free kick is received by Nemil, who turns and shoots, but the ball is just off-target
4' The match has been played in the Goa half for the most part of the game so far, but Ortiz looks to be back in familiar form, pressing the ATKMB defence, as the ball goes back to Amrinder by the defence
2' ATK Mohun Bagan has started to press right from the start, but FC Goa is trying to not give spaces for Krishna and Boumous, who have been kept at bay at the moment
ATK Mohun Bagan in its green-and-maroon kit starts from the right to left while FC Goa, in white, starts from the other end.
7:23 pm: No changes for ATK Mohun Bagan as Ferrando decides to stick to the side that won against NorthEast United FC. FC Goa has made three changes, with Fox making his second start for the Gaurs and Muhammed Nemil makes his starting debut in the exciting contest.
7:20 pm: 10 Minutes to Kick-off!
ATK Mohun Bagan and FC Goa have met 16 times in the league and half of the results have ended in a draw, including its last meeting. ATK Mohun Bagan leads in the winning list with five wins, while Goa has three wins to its name.
7:05 pm: FC Goa is without a loss in its last four games, but has failed to secure a win in its last two. ATK Mohun Bagan, on the other hand, comes into the game with a win and two successive draws and will be looking to continue it winning tempo.
6:35 pm: Confirmed Line-ups:
ATK Mohun Bagan Starting XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous, Liston Colaco and Roy Krishna.
FC Goa Starting XI: Dheeraj Moirangthem (GK), Dylan Fox, Ivan Gonzalez, Aiban Dohling, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Muhammed Nemil, Alberto Noguera, Princeton Rebello, Devendra Murgaonkar, Jorge Ortiz.
6:15 pm: Here's what happened when both teams met the last time!!
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6:00 pm: Here's how we think the two sides could line up today!!
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous, Liston Colaco and Roy Krishna.
FC Goa Predicted XI: Dheeraj Moirangthem (GK), Mohamed Ali, Ivan Gonzalez, Aiban Dohling, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Princeton Rebello, Edu Bedia (C), Alberto Noguera, Airan Cabrera, Devendra Murgaonkar.
5:45 pm: Our reporters Aashin Prasad and N Sudarshan review matchweek 2 of the 2021-22 season of the Indian Super League and analyse the teams and their performances in this episode of The Full Time Show. Listen in -
MATCH PREVIEW: Juan Ferrando in focus as ATK Mohun Bagan takes on FC Goa
Wednesday’s ISL clash at Jawaharlal Stadium in Fatorda will witness an unusual scene outside the playing field as Juan Ferrando will be giving directions to his players against a team that he had been in charge of till less than a fortnight ago.
Ferrando, who left FC Goa to join ATK Mohun Bagan, would certainly want to take full points off his former team. Meanwhile, the man who replaced him at Goa, Derrick Pereira, will be determined to deny him that pleasure.
He had a decent start to his new job a few days ago, as Goa drew 1-1 with Odisha, extending its unbeaten run to four matches. The side is placed eighth in the table with eight points from seven games.
ATK Mohun Bagan, which has three points more from the same number of games, is fifth. It should be in a confident frame of mind too, having just beaten NorthEast United 3-2. It was Ferrando's first game, having taken over the reins from Antonio Lopez Habas.
He admitted it was difficult to explain his feelings ahead of the match. “Now it is important for me to focus on (my new club),” he said. “And I wish all the best to FC Goa.”
Goa’s coach said his team would stick to its style against ATK Mohun Bagan. “We will put pressure on them and try to create opportunities,” said Pereira.
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