ISL 2021-22 Chennaiyin FC 0-5 FC Goa Highlights: Ortiz's hattrick powers Gaurs to thumping win

ISL 2021-22, CFC vs FCG Score: Read the Indian super league highlights between Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa from the Tilak Maidan Stadium.

Ortiz in action for FC Goa in the Indian Super League.   -  FOCUS SPORTS / ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Chennaiyn FC vs FC Goa Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa, India.

That was all for the day. We will be back tomorrow when ISL 2021-22: Confident Blasters ready for Jamshedpur challenge at 7:30 pm. Thanks for tuning in tonight and take very good care of yourselves.

Match Report: ISL 2021-22: Ortiz on song as FC Goa wins 5-0 against Chennaiyin FC

Updated Stats Table: ISL 2021-22 Stats: Ortiz storms into Golden Boot Race after hattrick against Chennaiyin

Updated Points Table: ISL 2021-22 Points Table: Mumbai City edges closer to top-four with win over Chennaiyin

Post Match Comments:

Jorge Ortiz, FC Goa Hero of the Match: I'm very happy for the team because we come from a difficult situation and we are happy that we got the three points. I'm very happy for me and for the team. Top-four remains a possibility and we need to try and win the next.

Derrick Pereira, FC Goa head coach: "Very happy about the performance and the result. We were looking out for this result for a long time. Before the match, there was a process in place and this result will help us to do well in the remaining matches."

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7:15 pm: What are the coaches saying?

Bozidar Bandovic, head coach, Chennaiyin FC: "(FC Goa are a) technical team, they like to play from the back. They had some problems when they were pressed hard. We see the moments, what we can do. We tried it in the Mumbai City FC game, but they didn't try to build that from the back, they played long balls. So, the second thing is, they have very technical players, they want to keep the ball."

"They want to press high. And sometimes, if the opponent presses very high, of course, you need to play with the long balls. But, we are preparing and the midfield needs to be very strong, now that we don't have (Vladimir) Koman and probably I will move up Ariel (Borysiuk) in the middle."

Derrick Pereira, head coach, FC Goa: "Each and every match is different. We go into a match to give our best and get the best result. We have learned from our mistakes. Hopefully if we perform the way we did in the first leg we will get a good result."

"We have one of the best teams in the league and we got some excellent players. We are working to build this team for the present and for the future."

6:50 pm: Head-to-Head - Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa have met 20 times in the past and FC Goa has won more number of times (10) as compared to the Marina Machans (8), while two matches have ended in a draw.

6:35 pm: Confirmed starting line-ups are out!

Chennaiyin FC Starting XI: Debjit Majumder (GK), Deepak Devrani, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Mirlan Murzaev, Lukasz Gikiewicz.

FC Goa Starting XI: Dheeraj Moirangthem (GK), Anwar Ali, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Aiban Dohling, Brandon Fernandes (C), Edu Bedia, Alberto Noguera, Makan Chothe, Princeton Rebello, and Jorge Ortiz

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6:00 pm: Here is how we think both teams will lineup!!

Chennaiyin FC Predicted XI: Debjit Majumder (GK), Ninthoinganba Meetel, Ariel Borysiuk, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa (C), Suhail Pasha, Nerijus Valskis, Lukasz Gikiewicz.

FC Goa Predicted XI: Naveen Kumar (GK), Anwar Ali, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, Aiban Dohling, Brandon Fernandes (C), Edu Bedia, Alberto Noguera, Princeton Rebello, Makan Chothe and Airam Cabrera.

MATCH PREVIEW

It is the last roll of the dice for both Chennaiyin FC and FC Goa when they meet at the Tilak Maidan on Wednesday as both sides desperately try to get into the top four.

With just five matches remaining for both sides, they need to maximise the points haul from these games starting with this fixture.

Chennaiyin is eighth on the points table, one place ahead of Goa but quite some way off the leaders in its pursuit of a place in the knockouts.

Bozidar Bandovic’s men will come into the game on the back of a 0-1 defeat to Mumbai City FC in which the former champions looked lacklustre and hardly created any chances.

The head coach conceded his side’s chances for a place in the semifinals now looks difficult but promised to put the best foot forward. “It is difficult, but there is always a chance. We have to give everything. We have five more games. Last game, we made so many mistakes with the ball in our feet and under no pressure. This is one thing we need to fix for the future," said Bandovic.

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Without the services of Vladimir Koman and Sajid Dhot, Bandovic hinted that there will be some changes to the team with striker Mirlan Murzaev likely to start to give more speed up-front.

Meanwhile, Goa played out a 1-1 draw in its last game against Odisha FC and like Chennaiyin have struggled in finding the back of the net.

Head coach Derrick Pereira is hoping to do the double after winning the previous encounter against Chennaiyin 1-0. “We are taking it match-by-match. From now on, we are praying and hoping that results come our way. We have learnt from our mistakes. Hopefully, tomorrow if we perform the way we did in the first leg we will get a good result," said Pereira.

When and where to watch?

The Chennaiyin FC vs FC Goa match will start at 7:30pm and will be telecasted live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be live streamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.