ISL 2020-21: Angulo brace guides Goa to win over Kerala Blasters

An Igor Angulo double and another goal from Jorge Ortiz helped FC Goa defeat Kerala Blasters 3-1 in a 2020-21 Indian Super League outing on Sunday.

Igor Angulo celebrates his second goal against Kerala Blasters with his FC Goa teammates at the Fatorda Stadium.   -  ISL/SPORTZPICS

It is still early days at the Indian Super League, but Igor Angulo has an eye on the golden boot. The striker from Spain took his tally to five goals from four matches, as he scored twice to help FC Goa register its first win of the season on Sunday.

Angulo wasn't the only Spanish player to delight the Goan fans in the match against Kerala Blasters at the Fatorda Stadium, Margao (Goa). Jorge Ortiz also scored in the Goans'  3-1 victory. To complete the theme it was a Spaniard – Vicente Gomez – who pulled one back for Blasters.

While Juan Ferrando's boys must be relieved a lot after finally winning a game, the wait continues for Blasters.

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Right from the beginning, the Goans put pressure on the Blasters defence. They had won a corner as early as the third minute. But, the Kerala team too created some chances as the opening half produced some exciting moments of end-to-end football.

Before long, however, the Goans began to assert their supremacy in the midfield, where Brandon Fernandes was particularly impressive. It was his superb pass, which pierced through the Blasters defence, that set up the second goal.

That had come in the 52nd minute, after Angulo opened the scoring in the 30th minute. He put the ball above goalkeeper Albino Gomes after receiving an excellent ball from Saviour Gama.

While Gomes cannot be blamed for that goal, he should be for Angulo's second, as he allowed the forward to snatch the ball away from him. It was one of the shabbiest pieces of goalkeeping you will see at any level of football.

That was after Gomez made the score 2-1 going into the injury time, with a fine header.

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