ISL 2019, As it happened: Coro, Brandon score as Goa goes top of table

Follow live updates, score and commentary from the Indian Super League (ISL) match between FC Goa and Odisha FC.

Ferran Corominas (centre) scored in the 19th minute to give the lead to Goa.   -  ISL Media

Hello! Welcome to the live coverage of the Indian Super League (ISL) between FC Goa and Odisha FC, which will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa. This is Manasi Pathak and I shall keep you updated about the game.

 

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Full time: Goa 3-0 Odisha - Goa wins 3-0 with strikes from Coro (19' and 89') and Brandon (85'). Odisha put up a good fight but couldn't trouble the Goan defence. Goa, with the win, goes on top of ISL standings.

90+2' - Arshdeep dives to his right side to deny Coro a chance at a hat-trick! Bedia set him up with a ball from the right.

90' - Four minutes have been added on. The game, however, seems all but over for Odisha.

89' - GOAL! Goa 3-0 Odisha, Ferran Corominas scores again! Coro delivers from the spot after Santana was guilty of awarding a penalty-kick to Goa. Coro finds the net to register his brace for tonight.

87' - Manvir comes on replacing Doungel, who was himself introduced as a substitute.

85' - GOAL! Goa 2-0 Odisha - Brandon Fernandes scores! Brandon, who loves taking shots from distance, finds the net this time to mark his first goal of the season! Brandon bursts into celebrations, and that should seal the game for Goa.

80' - Corner for Goa and Bedia takes it. He tries to curl it in but Arshdeep blocks. The second corner-kick is headed away by Santana.

77' - CHANCE! Santana sends his header from the box straight into the hands of Nawaz after Das picked him with a cross from the left. Santana is visibly disappointed because that was a golden chance to equalise!

74' - Chance wasted! Bedia misses a great chance to make it 2-0 for Goa as he shoots directly at Arshdeep between the sticks. Coro tries to release Bedia with a through pass and an error from Romeo helps him achieve that. Bedia, though, shoots it with the outside of his boot...at the 'keeper.

73' - Bedia is the latest player to be booked. Goa is still leading 1-0.

70' - Goa is currently leading ball possession with 53% to Odisha's 47%. Goa has had four shots on target, while Odisha has had two.

66' - Bora, who is making his ISL debut, picks up a yellow card for bringing down Coro.

64' - Goa makes its second change: Bedia on, Boumous off. Boumous got the assist for Coro's goal earlier.

62' - SAVE! Arshdeep palms away a solid strike from Dougel. Coro releases Doungel with a good pass but Doungel disappoints with his shot directed straight at the goalkeeper.

58' - Das, from the left, clips the ball for Xisco at the near post who heads it towards goal. Nawaz, the Goa custodian, dives to his right to have a vital touch on the ball to save it from entering the net! Good effort from young Nawaz!

54' - Coro plays a one-two with Brandon as the duo moves towards the goal. Coro squares it for Brandon in the box as Brandon takes a turn and shoots. The shot has power but is collected by Arshdeep.

50' - Jerry is down with an injury and like I said earlier, Romeo will replace him. What a blow for Odisha! Also, Gombau has made all his changes.

49' - Doungel causes trouble for the visitor as he runs on the right flank. Guedes stops him from going close to the box. Meanwhile, it seems like Romeo might come on for Jerry.

46' - Second half begins. Xisco and Bora have come on for Odisha replacing Lalhimpuia and Diagne.

- Manasi is back. Hello again.

Half-time: FC Goa 1-0 Odisha FC

There goes the half time whistle and that's that for the first half of this game. Goa, with that goal and an interesting little jig from Coro, has dominated this half. Odisha has increasingly found itself getting frustrated in this game. The bursts of brilliance are not enough to keep a team that can stay switched on like Goa. The host, despite leading, has not outplayed its opposition per say. Odisha has been good and Goa has found itself capitalising on Odisha's errors. Given the potential in this team, the side should be 2-3 goals up.

FC Goa has also become the first team in the Indian Super League to score 100 goals under a single manager. Pull out the champagne, Sergio Lobera.

45+2'  - Collision here. Diagne and Brandon collide and the former has not landed very well. He is holding his right shoulder. Dislocation scare here for Diagne. Resultant free kick to Odisha. Aridane to take and it goes too wide here. Frustrating half for the visitor. Let's hope Diagne is alright.

45+1' - Odisha needs the creativity Xisco brings to the mix. Hopefully Gombau brings him on in the second half. Interestingly, FC Goa has not lost a game where it has scored first this season. We're seeing a few Christmas hats here in Goa. Early Christmas courtesy Coro?

45'
Two minutes have been added to this half

Possession favours FC Goa 56% - 44% at this stage of the game.

42' - MAN DOWN. Coro is down, holding his chest. And a card is out. YELLOW to Delgado and this is an error. Neither the referee nor the linesman has this right. Coro and Delgado ran into each other, more a shoulder-to-shoulder collision but Coro has the referee eating out of his hand with that reaction. Deafening boos from the crowd here though.

39' - Hugo Boumous manages to get the ball back into the Odisha half on the counter and tussles with a few defenders before giving up and kicking the ball back into the centre. Goa is testing Odisha with its ability to keep possession, the passing rally on here is excruciating if you're member of the Juggernaut.

Hi guys. This is Lavanya taking over for a few minutes. Manasi is off to have some dinner.

36' - Guedes takes the free-kick but he can't send the ball beyond the Goa wall! On the counter, Boumous and Coro lead the attack and Boumous' shot strikes Tebar's hand. Boumous appeals for a handball but the referee is not interested. It seemed like the ball simply ricocheted off Tebar -- unintentional.

36' - Boumous brings down Diagne close to the box, and Odisha has a free-kick here.

35' - Odisha is awarded a free-kick away from the box. Guedes takes it but he sends it out of the field hereby wasting the chance.

31' - We have crossed the half-hour mark and it is the host, Goa, which is leading right now. 1-0 to Goa, with Corominas on the scoresheet. Can Odisha bounce back? Just about 15 minutes pending in the first half.

28' - CHANCE! A peach of a through pass from Santana -- the delivery makes it way through the space between three Goa players and sets up Guedes in the box. Guedes, though, takes a touch and moves towards the right side of the box, which makes it tough for him to shoot from a tight angle. He aims for the far post but the ball fails to enter the net.

25' - Arshdeep with a clumsy goal-kick and it puts Goa on the threat again! Coro lays it for Doungel, who shoots towards the near post, where Arshdeep redeems himself through a block.

23' - Jackichand has been taken off on a stretcher and on comes Doungel to replace him in midfield.

19' - GOAL! Goa 1-0 Odisha. Ferran Corominas scores! It is the Goa talisman yet again who finds the net for the Gaurs. Coro slots a simple tap-in from a Boumous cut-back after Jackichand pounced on an error from Jerry. This is Coro's fifth goal in six games.

17' - CHANCE! Das and Nandha team up wonderfully from the left wing as Nandha's fine cross finds Santana in the box. Santana, being marked by Pena, heads the ball but sends it just over the bar! Good effort from the visiting side.

12' - Odisha tries to attack from the right through Santana and Jerry. Santana trips near the box but manages to pass the ball to Lalhimpuia, who takes a shot that is blocked by Pena. On the counter, Coro sprints up the midfield before Seriton gives away possession from the right flank.

9' - Santana does well with his defensive duties as he challenges for an aerial duel with Fall. The collision, which has no malice, sees Santana fall in pain.

6' - Brandon takes the free-kick as he aims for Fall at the far post but Sarangi heads it away. From the second ball, Boumous moves into the box and squares it for Fall in the box, but a timely clearance cuts the danger for Odisha.

5' - Goa making good use of the width of the field as they switch the ball from left to right. Receiving the ball at the right side, Jackichand is brought down by a clumsy challenge from Das, just outside the box. Referee signals a free-kick.

3' - Boumous lays off the second ball for a shot but the attempt takes a deflection to miss the mark.

2' - Mandar paces up the left wing and squares the ball into the box but Das clears it for a corner. From the set-piece, nothing quite comes off. Credit to Brandon for his chip which helped Mandar.

1'- Kick-off! Goa vs Odisha begins. Goa is in orange, Odisha players are in blue jerseys.

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- Goa is unchanged from its win over ATK. As for Odisha, Vinit Rai is suspended so he misses a spot in the XI. Another exclusion is Xisco, who has been named among the substitutes, while Lalhimpuia is included in the starting line-up.

Line-ups

Goa XI (4-2-3-1): Nawaz; Seriton, Pena, Fall, Mandar; Lenny, Jahouh; Jackichand, Boumous, Brandon; Corominas.

Odisha XI (4-2-3-1): Arshdeep; Sarangi, Diagne, Delgado, Das; Guedes, Tebar; Jerry M, Lalhimpuia, Nandhakumar; Santana.

 

Match preview

FC Goa will bid to reclaim top spot in the ISL points table when it takes on Odisha FC in Margao today. Goa is currently in second spot with 15 points from eight games, while Odisha is seventh with nine points.

Sergio Lobera, the head coach, will back his team’s attack to fire against a shaky Odisha defence. Goa has the second-best attacking record this season, with 15 goals. Nine of those goals came from set-pieces and Odisha seems susceptible in dealing with them as it has so far conceded five goals from dead-ball situations.

Looking ahead to the contest, Lobera said: “I think it is important to keep possession and have the ball as much as possible. We did not have the ball too much in the last few matches. Odisha are playing very well. I saw their matches and they are a good side.”

On the other hand, Odisha will miss the services of midfielder Vinit Rai due to suspension. Bikramjit Singh is likely to be deputised alongside Marcos Tebar in the middle of the park as they look to take on the likes of Brandon Fernandes and Ahmed Jahouh.

Goa is likely to suffer if it doesn't get possession of the ball, felt Odisha head coach Josep Gombau. “It is important to have the ball against Goa. They like to have the ball and if they do not have it, they will suffer more. It is also important that we make not many mistakes as they have the quality to punish us. We have a gameplan. We have worked well. I hope it will be a good game. They will have to work a lot, if they have to beat us,” Gombau said.

Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar Sekar, Xisco Hernandez, and striker Aridane Santana could play key roles for Odisha.

Match details

FC Goa vs Odisha FC will be streamed live on Hotstar and Star Sports network from 7.30 pm.