ISL 2021-22 SC East Bengal vs FC Goa Highlights: Gaurs ride on Noguera's brace to claim first win of season

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Alberto Noguera

FC Goa's Alberto Noguera celebrates scoring the winning goal in the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash against SC East Bengal on Tuesday.   -  ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of this evening's SC East Bengal vs FC Goa Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash being played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco, Goa.

That brings us to the end of our coverage of the day. We will be back tomorrow when Hyderabad FC takes on Bengaluru FC. See you then!

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Over to the post match quotes now-

Alberto Noguera: Right now I feel very tired but I am very happy because it was a win for the team and we needed it. It was a very important match for us and we got the three points. We need to look (ahead) for the next game now. We have a chance tomorrow to train harder than before. We just have to keep looking forward.

Antonio Perosevic: I don't know what I can say (that sounds) smart after this match, this is how...it's unbelievable. Sometimes we looked like kids, I don't know what I can say. We could have scored two more goals more but we did not. Maybe I am at fault for this and I scored an own goal. I do my best where the coach puts me. I just want to help my team and score or assist. Sometimes it's very difficult and we must try to recover fast and try to win some games because I am very disappointed after this match.

Ivan Gonzalez: [Could the defence have done better?] I don't know..we are very happy because we were in a difficult moment but now it's time to enjoy these first three points and prepare for next game on Saturday. We feel very comfortable with this line up and need time to change some details because we need to improve some things.

Juan Ferrando: [On not celebrating the goals] I am not happy that we lost the last three games, this is the truth. It's not good but I am happy for our supporters and of course happy for the players and the coaching staff. I am happy for this win but upset with myself for the last three games.. it was terrible.

[On the formation] The truth is we played with three centre backs because we have some problems in build up in the last two games. When we work on build up we lost the ball in transition. So we put Ivan as a centre back for build up, had Glan and Edu in the second line, Jorge and Alberto in the third line and Devendra ahjead. It was good and they found space and it got confidence for us. Every game is different and will have a new plan for the next one.

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An enthralling game of football ends with FC Goa walking away with a 4-3 win over SC East Bengal. The victory, FC Goa's first of the season, lifts the side from the bottom of the table to the 10th spot. FC Goa went ahead through Alberto Noguera in the 14th minute but Perosevic bagged the equaliser 12 minutes later. Ortiz scored from the spot in the 32nd minute to put FC Goa ahead and Dervisevic once again got SCEB back on level terms in the 37th minute.

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It was a pattern that was to repeat once again as Perosevic's own goal gave FC Goa the lead in the 44th minute. The Gaurs began the second half well but were back level terms for the third time in the game as Perosevic struck in the 59th minute. Both sides motored on in search of a winner and FC Goa had the last laugh as Noguera scored in the 79th minute to round off an evening of high-octane football.

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90+5' FULL TIME! FC Goa hangs on to defeat SC East Bengal 4-3 and pick up its first points of the season.

90+2' FC Goa is holding on to the ball now and will look to run the clock down and seal its first win of the season.

90' Bedia is eager to open to his season's tally but can't find the target! He notices Suvam is off his line and chips the ball from outside the box but can't keep it on target. Five minutes to be added on.

88' Hira gets lucky there! He play the ball put of defence and makes a cross field pass that falls to a FC Goa player. Lucky for Hira, the Gaurs don't make much of the chance.

84' We have a flurry of substitutions here as Joyner Lourenco replaces Raju Gaikwad for SCEB. The managers are making all their moves for the last six-odd minutes of play left.

83' Triple change for FC Goa here -

IN: Princeton Rebello, Muhammad Nemil, Dylan Fox | OUT: Glan, Aiban, Ortiz

81' Change for SC East Bengal as Thongkhosiem Haokip comes in for Naorem Singh.

81' FC Goa is now nine minutes away from claiming its first win of the season. Can the Gaurs hold on?

80' NOGUERA FINDS THE BACK OF THE NET, AGAIN! FC Goa has done what SCEB could not do - pass the ball. Ortiz makes a fine run down the right flank and flashes a cross across the goal. Nongdamba does really well to sell the dummy and Noguera slots the ball home to put his side ahead once again.

78' The Goan defence is caught napping once again! Chukwu wins the ball and selflessly plays it for Perosevic. The Croatian, hungry for a hat-trick, fails to notice that he has two unmarked team-mates across the goal! He has a shot saved by Dheeraj and Chukwu blasts the rebound off target. A golden chance squandered by SCEB.

77' Two changes for FC Goa as Saviour is replaced by Sanson, while Nongdamba comes on for Devendra.

75' Bedia lets one rip from around 35 yards out and goes for the top corner but can only find the side-netting.

74' Good link up play from the Gaurs and it nearly leads to their fourth goal but Suvam does well to keep out the danger.

70' STAT: FC Goa's poor run with defending set pieces continues as the side has conceded seven goals from set pieces this season.

68' That is absolutely stunning defending from Ivan! SCEB launch into a counter and have five men against two defedners. Naorem drills in a low cross into the box and Chukwu has to simply beat the 'keeper but Gonzalez swoops in to clear the ball.

66' Strong save from Suvam! Bedia curls the free-kick in with his left foot and Suvam does well to parry it out for a corner.

65' Ortiz wins a free-kick at the edge of the box and Adil is shown a yellow card. A fine scoring opportunity for the Gaurs!

61' How does Devendra miss that!?! Aiban does really well to keep the ball in play on the right and he floats in a lovely cross. Devendra, unmarked on the far post, just has to nestle the ball into the goal but can only find the side netting.

60' PEROSEVIC SCORES HIS SECOND TO MAKE IT 3-3! A horrible back pass from Glan falls kindly to Perosevic, who weaves his way past two defenders and drills it past Dheeraj to bring his side back into the game. Poor defending from FC Goa.

Antonio Perosevic

Antonio Perosevic celebrates scoring his second goal against FC Goa in their Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash on Tuesday.   -  ISL

 

59' That's a tad over-ambitious from Dervisevic. He has a go from over 60 yards out and it's nowhere near the goal!

55' This second half has gotten off to a lively start and both sides have had their share of chances. SC East Bengal seems to have unlocked a new dimension in attack with Chukwu's introduction.

51' STAT: SC East Bengal has conceded the most goals (13) as well faced the most shots this season.

48' Save that for the highlight reel! Ortiz gives us a glimpse of his fancy footwork as he nutmegs Hira on the left. The Spaniard curls in a cross but Suvam parries it away.

47' Two changes for SC East Bengal as Daniel Chukwu and Adil Khan replace Mrcela and Amarjit. Mrcela looks rather unhappy on the bench.

46' KICK OFF! And the second half gets underway.

HALF-TIME! A thrilling opening half ends with FC Goa leading SC East Bengal 3-2.

45' Three minutes to be added to this riveting first half.

44' FC GOA LEADS 3-2! Devendra's header bounces off Perosevic's thigh and the Gaurs are ahead for the third time today! It's poor defending from SCEB as Devendra, unmarked, gets a fine header off Ortiz's corner kick. Perosevic tries to control the ball but unfortunately turns it into his goal.

44' Phenomenal block from Sourav as he denies Ali from close range.

43' Ortiz makes the most of a tackle from Hira and goes down theatrically to win a freekick.

40' Gonzalez is lucky to escape Naorem! The Spaniard gets caught with the ball at his feet and Naorem piles the pressure on him before clipping his heel.

37' GOAAAAAAAAL FROM DERVISEVIC AND IT'S 2-2! It's another goal from a set-piece as Dervisevic's free-kick floats into the far bottom corner. The Slovenian's free-kick curled into the box and Dheeraj, completely rooted to his stance, takes his eyes off the ball and can't keep it out.

Amir Dervisevic

SC East Bengal's players celebrate Amir Dervisevic's goal against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) on Tuesday.   -  ISL

 

36' SC East Bengal has won another free-kick from a dangerous position on the right. Dervisevic to take it.

33' ORTIZ MAKES IT 2-1! Ortiz makes no mistake from the spot as he tucks the ball into the bottom corner to put his side ahead again.

32' Sourav clips Seriton's ankle at the edge of the box and Ortiz will take the spot kick. The referee had initially awarded a free-kick outside the box but he went on to consult the linesman after the FC Goa players protested. The linesman felt the contact was inside the box and the penalty was awarded.

31' Seriton has been brought down and it looks like FC Goa may be awarded a penalty!

29' A great chance for the Gaurs! Saviour makes a really good run on the left and drills a low cross into the box for Devendra. The Goan tries to place it past Suvam but the 'keeper does well to keep it out.

27' GOAAAAAAAAL! WHAT A HIT FROM PEROSEVIC! Dervisevic's free-kick was saved by the wall and the rebound fell for Perosevic, who's ferocious strike rattled the post and went into goal. A sublime strike from the Croatian brings SCEB back on level terms.

Antonio Perosevic

Antonio Perosevic celebrates scoring SC East Bengal's equaliser against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) on Tuesday.   -  ISL

 

25' Seriton is booked for hacking down Jairu and SCEB now has a free-kick from a very promising position right outside the box.

22' This is the first time FC Goa has scored the opening goal in a game this season and the Gaurs are in firm control of the game. Juan Ferrando's side has hogged possession and kept the SCEB attack at bay.

19' Saviour picks up a yellow card for tugging on Ali's jersey. A rather unnecessary challenge from the FC Goa wingback.

19' Bikash has a chance to bag the equaliser, but is denied by Dheeraj in a 1v1 situation.

17' Ortiz misses a sitter! Noguera does extremely well on the right and carves an inch-perfect pass for Ortiz. He has just the 'keeper to beat but his shot isn't the best. FC Goa dominating proceedings here with over 70% of possession.

15' My word, there was nothing SCEB 'keeper Suvam could have done there! Noguera shrugged off two defenders before pulling the trigger and finding the back of the net. That strike had it all - power, accuracy and the right amount of swerve.

14' NOGUERAAA! What a screamer! The Spaniard busts the net with a stunning long-range strike to put the Gaurs ahead.

Alberto Noguera

Alberto Noguera celebrates scoring FC Goa's opening goal against SC East Bengal.   -  ISL

 

13' Decent move from FC Goa as Saviour bombs down the left flank and fires a cross in. Hira Mondal's first touch is exquisite and he clears the danger.

9' FC Goa has been passing the ball well but has found little to no room past the SC East Bengal defence. The Kolkata side's playing a high defensive line and has been watertight so far.

6' First shot of the evening! Ortiz's shot is headed away by a defender and it lands for Bedia, who has a crack from outside the box but fails to trouble the 'keeper.

5' This will be a contest to look out for today - Ortiz vs Prce on the right flank!

3' FC Goa hasn't scored the opening goal in any of its three games yet. Can the Gaurs break that unwanted streak today?

1' KICK OFF! FC Goa in white and SC East Bengal in its traditional red and gold jersey.

7:15pm: STAT: Did you know that neither side had managed a win over the other last season? Both their meetings ended in 1-1 draws last campaign.

7pm: PODCAST alert! Our reporters Shyam Vasudevan, Aashin Prasad and N Sudarshan review matchweek 1 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 -

6:45pm: Changes aplently for both sides! Four new faces for FC Goa.

IN: Mohamed Ali, Dohling, Seriton, Gama | OUT: Dylan Fox, Sanson, Princeton, Jesuraj

SC East Bengal coach Manolo Diaz has made five changes from the side that drew with Chennaiyin.

IN: Raju Gaikwad, Franjo Prce, Bikash Jairu, Sourav Das, Antonio Perosevic | OUT: Daniel Gomes, Joyner Lourenco, Rafique, Sidoel, Daniel Chukwu

SC East Bengal

SC East Bengal will look for its first win of the tournament when it hosts bottom-ranked FC Goa today.   -  ISL

 

6:30pm: LINE UPS!

SC East Bengal: Suvam; Mrcela, Hira, Raju Gaikwad, Prce; Sourav Das, Amir Dervisevic, Bikash Jairu, Amarjit Singh; Antonio Perosevic, Noarem Singh

FC Goa: Dheeraj Singh; Mohamed Ali, Ivan Gonzalez, Aiban Dohling, Seriton Fernandes; Edu Bedia, Glan Martins, Alberto Noguera, Saviour Gama; Devendra Murgaokar, Jorge Ortiz

6:15pm: SC East Bengal and FC Goa are placed 10th and 11th on the ISL table respectively. Can the Gaurs pick up their first points of the season today?

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5:45pm: Here's how we think the two sides could line up today -

SC East Bengal Predicted XI: Suvam Sen (GK); Daniel Gomes, Tomislav Mrcela, Joyner Lourenco, Hira Mondal; Amarjit Kiyam, Amir Dervisevic, Mohammad Rafique, Naorem Singh; Darren Sidoel, Daniel Chima Chukwu.

FC Goa Predicted XI: Dheeraj Moirangthem; Seriton Fernandes, Dylan Fox, Ivan Gonzalez, Sanson Pereira; Princeton Rebello, Glan Martins; Alexander Jesuraj (Romario), Alberto Noguera, Nongdamba Naorem; Jorge Ortiz

MATCH PREVIEW: SC East Bengal, FC Goa in search of maiden win

SC East Bengal will be gunning for the first win of the tournament when it hosts the currently bottom-ranked FC Goa in the Indian Super League match at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Tuesday.

The match pits two of the least successful sides from the nether rungs of the league table with East Bengal tallying two points from as many draws while the former winner of the League Shield, FC Goa, is yet to open its account following three successive losses.

 

East Bengal showed good organisation and tact in playing a goalless draw against two-time champion Chennaiyin FC and would be hoping for improvement against Goa.

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Coming in the tournament with a new team that was hurriedly created under former Real Madrid Castilla coach Jose Manuel Diaz, East Bengal is yet to settle down to a playing system. "It’s a good start for improving our level. We could have won the match and we hope that we win a match in the near future," Diaz hinted on this aspect after the match against Chennaiyin FC.

FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando is still looking for his team to click as a performing unit. The Gaurs lost their previous outing against North East United FC from a goal coming deep in the second-half added time and this is making Ferrando optimistic before meeting East Bengal. “We need to improve everything but our priority is to believe in ourselves, to believe in our skills and that we can do it,” Ferrando said in his pre-match comments.

Where to watch?

You can watch the SC East Bengal vs FC Goa match live at 7:30 PM on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.