ISL 2020-21 highlights, FCG vs ATKMB: Garcia, Pandita score as FC Goa, ATK Mohun Bagan ends 1-1

ISL, ATKMB vs FCG: Edu Garcia and Ishan Pandita struck in the second half as FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan played out a 1-1 draw at the Fatorda Stadium.

Ishan Pandita scored the equaliser for FC Goa against ATKMB.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the ISL 2020-21 game between FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan in Goa on Sunday.

Tomorrow, Chennaiyin FC will take on SC East Bengal. [PREVIEW] Until then, it's good night.

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Juan Ferrando "Because in last game I said about his illness and he struggled in training. This time we decided to put Ishan as the No. 9. [Brandon injury and Saviour] This is the target fo Goa. I am sad about Brandon's injury. We have many players [Phrankie, Chhote, Sanson] We have to find the best moment for these players. We play last Thursday and we had few minutes to prepare for today. Normally we have 6-7 days to prepare but not in 20 minutes."

Antonio Habas "We had possibilities to win. We scored first and 10 minutes we lost control and they equalise."  ATKMB next plays Chennaiyin FC on January 21.

Post match quotes follow..

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FULL-TIME.  A superb game of football with two teams playing contrasting styles of football. It looked like ATK Mohun Bagan would take home another late 1-0 win over Goa through Edu Garcia's superb freekick. Goa pushed on for an equaliser and got it through substitute Ishan Pandita, five minutes from the 90 minutes. 

90'+4' Ortiz runs into the edge of the goal and takes a left-footed shot which narrowly flies wide.

90'+2' Noguera slips in a through ball into Saviour into the box and his shot hist the side netting.

90'+1' Goa has ATKMB pinned into its own half. Noguera with a reverse pass into Bedia, whose deflected cross is headed into the hands of Arindam.

Five minutes of added time.

89' An inswinging freekick into the Goa box and Manvir's flicked on header clips the crossbar and goes over!

86' ATKMB SUB: Williams OFF, Manvir ON

85' GOAL! FCG 1-1 ATKMB! It's Ishan Pandita the supersub! From a corner, Donachie's header is superbly kept out by Pritam on the goalline but Pandita drills home the rebound!

81' ATKMB SUB: Garcia - OFF, Javi Hernandez - ON

80' FCG SUBS: Lenny, Romario - OFF; Pandita, Princeton ON

78' Gama with a shot from distance and its safely into the hands of Arindam.

75' GOAL! FCG 0-1 ATKMB! Edu Garcia with a stunning free-kick! The Spaniard curls it past Naveen and into the top corner of the net!

74' Foul by Donachie on Krishna at the edge of the Goa box.  Bedia with a poor giveaway in midfield which led to the freekick.

70' Poor from Romario... A superb ball over the top from Bedia to find the run of Romario but he plays in a poor cross. There is a foul on the far side by Devendra on Tiri.

67' Crucial header by McHugh from the corner to take the ball away from a Goa attacker.

66' Gama wins the ball in his own half, makes the run to the opposition box to win a corner.

64' FCG SUB: Brandon OFF, Devendra ON

63' ATKMB SUB: Sahil OFF, Rane ON

61' A last man foul by Gonzalez on Krishna after he was dispossessed by Williams. McHugh comes in and shoves down Gonzalez. Yellow cardfor Gonzalez. He is lucky to be on the pitch.

60' Brandon is okay to come back into play for the moment.

59' Brandon is now getting some treatment for an injury.

58' Goa is knocking on the door of ATKMB goal! Noguera dribbles into the box and lays it into Saviour, who sets up Brandon the left. The Indian international only hits the side-netting, however

57' Sustained spell of possession by Goa and the ball breaks to Brandon 35 yards out. He goes for a shot from distance which is collected easily by Arindam.

54' Seriton is busy at the start of this half. He weaves past Jhingan into the box and his cutback is fired wide by Lenny!

53' Goa continues to probe through the right side. This time Seriton's low cross finds the feet of Ortiz but he can't get his shot away and the ball is cleared away from goal.

50' Off the post! Excellent intricate play down the right by Noguera and Romario releases Seriton into a crossing position. The right-back's overhit cross beats Arindam but ends up hitting the far post and bounces back into play!

49' Goa on the break with Ortiz playing the ball down to the right for Noguera, who slips in a squared ball to return the favour but for Pritam's crucial interception.

47' Tiri goes down injured after Saviour accidentally trudges on his ankle.

46' Edu Garcia has a shot at goal from distance and the ball goes over the bar.

46' ATKMB gets the second half underway.


HALF-TIME. Both teams go in level at the break. Goa has looked the most threatening but ATKMB has kept the home side at an arm's length. Both teams struck the crossbar without troubling the scorers.

45'+2' McHugh can't redirect his header back across goal and that's the last action in the half.

45'+2' Donachie with a poor lunging tackle on Sahil. No yellow card though. Freekick for ATKMB in the Goa half.

45'+1' Brandon's freekick into the box is met by Bedia but he can't get it on target.

Two minutes of added time.

43' That's not Noguera! A rare error by the Spaniard. He gets the ball on the left and he ends up miscuing his cross horribly and ends up being a goalkick.

40' Ortiz was chopped down by McHugh but the referee gives Goa the advantage. Brandon plays it into Romario, whose volley is straight at Arindam.

39' Corner for ATKMB, and the ball is looped high into the air from a header before a foul is awarded against Bose.

37' Handball against Nogerua in the Mohun Bagan half.

35' FC Goa has really hit its stride in the last few matches with its build up play. Some of the passing and movement from the back to the front has been superb. Ferrando would hope that this passing can translate into goals here against ATKMB. 

31' Water break taken.

30' Wow. Goa at its best! Patient build up play as it movrs the ball from left to right before Noguera thrads a ball in behind to find the run of fullback Seriton. The Indian's cross is deflected by Bose and clips the crossbar before being cleared away.

FC Goa's Jorge Ortiz in action against ATK Mohun Bagan in the ISL.   -  ISL/Sportzpics


Bedia is okay to continue. Four shots each for both teams with just one shot on target a piece.

27' Corner for ATKMB. Off the crossbar and stays out! Garcia with an outswinger and Bose meets it and bounces it off the crossbar! Jhingan collides with Bedia inside the box and he receives medical attention.

23' Noguera picks up the ball near the center circle and goes on a mazey run to the edge of the ATKMB box before unleashing a left-footed strike. But his shot is wide.

19' Ortiz has a shot from distance on target but Arindam has it covered.

18' Superb by Edu Garcia to pickout Prabir with a ball behind Goa's defence. Naveen does well to get down low to catch Prabir's first-time, volleyed effort!

16' Brandon's inswinging freekick is headed over the bar by Ortiz!

15' 60 per cent possession for FC Goa in the first 15 minutes. Kotal bundles over Brandon down the left side.

10' Long ball down the left for Saviour and he plays it behind for Prtiz, who in turn sets up Nogeura on the edge of the box. His shot flies narrowly wide of the far post!

8' Corner for ATKMB. Crucial interception by Edu Bedia from the corner to set off a Goa counter-attack. Noguera creates space for Romario, whose cross from the left is met by Ortiz and Arindam as they clash into each other. The referee awards a freekick in favour of ATKMB.

6' A clearance from Donachie lands in the path of Williams, whose shot from 25 yards out is blocked! 

Three minutes in and ATKMB has had three shots so far.

2' ATKMB wins the ball highup the pitch and McHugh tees up Edu Garcia, whose long range effort flies a meter over the bar.

1' FC Goa kicks things off at the Fatorda.


7.24 pm: Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan make their way out to the middle. ATKMB will lineup in its black away kits.

Jorge Ortiz scored twice in the win over Jamshedpur FC while playing as the No. 9. - ISL/Sportzpics


7 pm: Three changes for ATKMB. Manvir, Martins, Javi Hernandez - OUT. Prabir, SK Sahil, McHugh - IN

6.50 pm: FC Goa names an unchanged XI from the win over Jamshedpur FC. That means no Igor Angulo for the second straight game. Juan Ferrando did say that the striker had an illness two days before the JFC tie which reduced him to only a cameo appearance from the bench. Has Ferrando opted for Jorge Ortiz's direct running and speed against ATKMB's stubborn defence?

6.30 pm: The team news is in

FC Goa XI (4-2-3-1)

Naveen Kumar; Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama; Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia; Alexander Jesuraj, Alberto Noguera, Brandon Fernandes; Jorge Mendoza Ortiz

ATK Mohun Bagan XI (3-5-2)

Arindam Bhattacharja; Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan; Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Edu Garcia, SK Sahil, Subhasish Bose; David Williams, Roy Krishna

6 pm: Here's how the two teams could line-up:

FC Goa predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Naveen Kumar; Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama; Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia; Alexander Jesuraj, Brandon Fernandes, Jorge Mendoza; Igor Angulo

ATK Mohun Bagan predicted XI (3-5-2)

Arindam Bhattacharja; Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan; Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Javi Hernandez, Jayesh Rane, Subhasish Bose; David Williams, Roy Krishna

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The seventh edition of the Indian Super League got underway inside a bio-bubble in Goa on November 20.

The tournament, spanning over four months, will see 11 teams play each other in a league and playoff format across three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, this season will feature 115 games, up from 95 last season.

ISL 2020: Points Table


There will be a lot riding on the Indian Super League match between FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan to be held at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.

In the last four matches (one draw and three wins), Goa has been steadily getting into its groove, with its slick passes and strong show in the midfield and frontline. If not for the wonderful solo goal by Bright Enobakhare, Goa would have finished with a win and not a draw against SC East Bengal. Juan Ferrando's men (currently with 18 points) have the opportunity to jump to second spot, which is now occupied by ATKMB (20).

Placed one position above Goa, Antonio Lopez Habas' side possesses the best defence in the league and a lethal striker in Roy Krishna.

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"Tomorrow [Sunday] is a nice game because it is an opportunity to get three points and an opportunity to improve as a team. As everybody knows, our target is to play in the playoffs,” said FC Goa head coach Ferrando, whose chief worry would be the number of goals his team has conceded off set pieces (8).

Habas knows Goa would be a hard nut to crack given the form that it is in. “I know that Goa has good players, we also have good players. Now we are ready to fight it out in the 90 minutes in the next match," he added.

ISL 2020-21 will be televised live at 7.30 pm IST on Star Sports and live streamed on Disney+Hotstar and Jio TV.