This is Sportstar's match blog of the ISL game between FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao.
That's all for the night. Tomorrow, Kerala Blasters will take on SC East Bengal. [ MATCH PREVIEW ] Until then, it's good night.
MATCH REPORT |
Juan Ferrando "Happy with 60-70 per cent possession. Its important for us to control. After the goal, the team couldn't control the space and possession. It gave the opponents opportunity. Igor had illness in the last few days to be 100%. So we prepared a plan with a false no. 9 to attack the spaces with Ortiz. We have 25 players in squad, my coaching staff has to prepare everyone. [On plan against JFC] Ortiz uses area behind defence, Alberto use area as No. 9 and Romario attack space as winger. Against ATKMB, we will have another plan. Naveen start work with team 3 months ago, He is hardworking every session. So I had to give him that one opportunity of him and I am happy for him. It's good to have both Nawaz and Naveen."
Owen Coyle "Got to give credit to goa. Keeper was outstanding for them and we created more chances. Would be worried if we werent creating chances. Not happy with otu defensive actions. Lot of players are playing patched up with injuries. Edu had six fouls after his yellow but Lima was sent off after just one foul. Thats frustrating. We are still 2 points off playoffs. We are there and we will rally them up. [On pressing high? Was it a good choice against Goa?] I was the right choice because we did dispossess them and had a chance with Isaac. When you do that you can have these problems. We planned for Angulo playing. It's football.
Post match comments coming up...
FULL-TIME! An emphatic win for Goa as it completes a league double over Jamshedpur. Goa moves to third on the table. All the Goa players thank Naveen Kumar, who is playing his first game in nearly two seasons, for the crucial saves that helped Goa complete this emphatic win. An uncharacteristic performance from Owen Coyle's Jamshedpur tonight with just little flash of the energy and sharpness, which we saw the first half of the season. Two back-to-back defeats for JFC since the start of the new year. Ortiz, who started as the No. 9 tonight, could have had four-five goals if not for his poor finishing.
90'+1' GOA SUB: Romario OFF, Princeton ON
90'+1' Yellow card for Devendra.
Four minutes of added time
89! GOAL! WHAT. A . GOAL! Goa's centre-back Ivan Gonzalez drives with ball at his feet past a number of JFC players before he plays a one-two with Angulo at the edge of the box to receive the pass and dink the ball past Rehenesh and into the net! A goal to sum up what FC Goa is all about.
86' RED CARD! Alex Lima is sent off for a foul on Devendra.
84' Goalline clearance! First, a lobbed pass from Valskis is cleared away by Naveen with a jumping save and the follow up shot was heading into the goal but for the headed clearance by Donachie!
84' GOA SUB: Brandon OFF, Devendra - ON
81' Goa on the counter... Brandon with a long pass from left to right for Romario. Romario plays the ball into the box for ANgulo but he can't quite get the required touch to divert it into goal.
79' GOA SUB: Ortiz OFF, Angulo - ON
77' Play resumes.. Monroy with an excellent pickout to find Grande at the edge of the box and he lays it off for William. The Indian plays a diagonal pass into the path of Jackichand, whose volley draws a superb save from Naveen!
77' JFC SUB: Grande ON, Aniket OFF
75' Drinks break taken.
74' More Goa possession... Donachie from the back plays a pass along the floor for Romario, who backheels it into the path of Ortiz and is through on goal. From a narrow angle, he can only draw a save out of Rehenesh!
72' Foul by William on Brandon after a sustained period of Goa possession in the JFC box.
68' Even with the lead, Goa is just dominating play and possession at the moment. 65 per cent of the ball for the home side.
65' Yellow cards for Lima and Ortiz.
64' Another ugly scrap between the players. Ortiz and Lima in the middle of it.
64' JFC SUB: Hartley - OFF, Joyner - ON. Hartley seemed to be carrying a knock.
61' Nogeura has so much quality for JFC to handle at the moment. He threads in two superb balls for Romario and Ortiz but both time JFC defenders make crucial interventions.
58' JFC SUBS: Isaac, Mobashir - IN; William, Jackichand - ON
56' That could have been his hattrick. Its the same combination again. Noguera with a reverse pass down the left to find Brandon and he sets up Ortiz for another tap in but this time his shot is deflected behind.
52' GOAL! Ortiz gets his second! Noguera again at the heart of it by driving with the ball through midfield till the edge of the JFC box before slipping in behind the defence for Brandon. Brandon hits a first time ball across face of the goal, where Ortiz's tap in bobbles to hit the crossbar before it lands in his path for him to smash it into the net.
51' Ortiz is found free on the right and he takes his time to measure his ball into the box but Rehenesh dives to push the pass away.
49' Bedia with a shot from distance through number of bodies but Rehenesh does well to see it and collect the ball.
49' Switch to the left and the cross is played along the face of the goal where Eze knocks it behind for a corner.
48' Jamshedpur has started the half on the front foot, looking to press Goa's players off the ball.
46' Goa gets the second way underway.
Half-time. Goa deservedly ahead at the break and it could have been more with better finishing. Ortiz, who is played ahead of Angulo in the No. 9 role, with the opening goal for Goa. Jamshedpur hasn't had many chances except for that one shot at goal by Valskis.
45'+1' Valskis is booked for simulation after appearing to go down under contact by Romario.
Two minutes of added time.
45' Foul by Bedia on Monroy after he loses possession. He gets booked for it.
44' Magical from Noguera. he pirouettes away from a high press just outside his own box then he weaves past twp JFC players before having his through ball blocked.
43' Aniket does well to win a corner kick against Gama and Gonzalez after making a run down the right flank.
40' Foul on Isaac by Seriton. Stop-start game since the water break.
39' Both the team's bench having a go a rach other after a foul on Brandon.
36' Monroy's free-kick is headed wide by Eze.
35' But Monroy's freekick doesn't get past the one-man wall. Another foul from Brandon and this time its on Aniket.
34' Jamshedpur resumes on the front foot. Long bal into the Goa box but Valskis can't win the header against Gonzalez. Brandon with a needless challenge and foul on Narender.
31' Water break taken
29' Goa playing a risky game with its passes from the back under high press from Jamshedpur forwards but the opposition can't dispossess the home side off the ball. Ends up being a foul on Noguera.
26' Goa moves on the counter. Ball over the tip to find Ortiz, who beats the offside trap, but he can't get the ball into his stride well. Rehenesh comes out to collect the ball low ahead of Ortiz.
25' Chance for Jamshedpur at the other end. Lima gets past Donachie on the left side, runs to the byline to put in a cutback for Valskis, whose first time shot is saved well by Naveen!
23' Brandon fouled on the left by Aniket. 66 per cent possession so far for Goa. Dominant display by the Gaurs.
19' GOAL! Ortiz puts Goa ahead! Superb goal and well deserved for the home side. The pressure has been building. Brandon picks up the loose ball to slip the ball in behind JFC's defence to Noguera, who checks his run at the byline and finds Ortiz unmarked. The Spaniard sets himself up and fires the ball into the bottom corner!
16' Gahlot plays Ortiz onside as Brandon finds him with a through ball. Ortiz's shot is saved well by Rehenesh!
13' Chance for Goa now. A reverse through ball by Noguera finds the run of Romario, who fails to collect the ball well on his stride and TP Rehenesh ends up collecting it.
11' Bedia gets himself in trouble looking to dribble his way out of pressure from JFC players but ends up losing the ball in his own half. Isaac cuts in from the left, plays a one-two with Valskis, and unleashes a powerful drive at goal but Naveen makes a superb one-handed save.
10' Should have been a goal for JFC. Monroy's outswinging freekick into the box was there to be put in by Hartley, who rose the highest but couldn't get the right connection.
9' Gama brings down Lima outside the Goa box.
8' Superb pickout by Bedia from deep to find the run of Ortiz. But Eze manages to catch up to put off the striker, who ends up overrunning the ball.
5' Freekick taken by Bedia and it is just over the head of Gonzalez inside the JFC box.
5' Ortiz drives at Jamshedpur's defence and looks to play a through ball but his pass strikes the hand of a JFC player.
4' An end-to-end start so far without much penetration into the final third.
1' Jamshedpur gets us underway at the Fatorda from left to right.
7.24 pm: Both teams make their way out to the middle. Goa in its home colours, while Jamshedpur will play in its away kit of blue.
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6.45 pm: For Jamshedpur, Narender Gahlot will deputise at right-back in place of Joyner. Isaac Vanmalsawma is the other change for Jackichand Singh, who started against SC East Bengal in the last game.
6.40 pm: Hmm.. Naveen Kumar replaces Mohammed Nawaz in goal for FC Goa. The youngster had kept just a solitary cleansheet in 10 matches this season. Is this an indication that Juan Ferrando is looking beyond Nawaz's ability to play out from the back? Princeton Rebello drops out of the XI for Lenny Rodrigues. Goa's top-scorer Igor Angulo is on the bench.
6.30 pm: The team news is out...
FC Goa XI
Naveen Kumar; Seriton Fernandes, James Donachie, Ivan Gonzalez, Saviour Gama; Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia; Alexander Jesuraj, Brandon Fernandes, Jorge Mendoza; Alberto Noguera
TP Rehenesh; Narender Gahlot, Stephen Eze, Peter Hartley, Ricky Lallawmawma; Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima, Mohammad Mobashir; Aniket Jadhav, Nerijus Valskis, Isaac Vanmalsawma
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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.
MATCH PREVIEW: FC Goa braces up for Jamshedpur test
Fourth-placed FC Goa will take on a team which is two spots below it in the 2020-21 Indian Super League standings - Jamshedpur FC - in match 58 of the tournament at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao on Thursday.
The duel between strikers Igor Angulo (Goa) and Nerijus Valskis (Jamshedpur), who are on top of the ISL 2020-21 Golden Boot standings, with nine and eight goals, respectively, will be the main talking point of the game.
FCG has never lost an encounter in which Angulo has scored. However, the real problem for the outfit is the lack of goals from other players. Jorge Mendoza, with two goals, is the second-highest goalscorer for The Gaurs.
The 28-year-old Spanish midfielder has also attempted the most shots - 38 - in the ongoing edition. But Mendoza's finishing in the final third hasn't been the best. Hence, this might tempt manager Juan Ferrando to enter the transfer market with his club having one more foreigner’s slot to fill.
“We’re checking players, but it’s important to get players who can help the team, and the young players improve. If we don’t get players fulfilling these two criteria, I am happy with the squad until the end of the season,” he said ahead of the outing.
Ferrando then claimed that his side has no specific plans to contain JFC’s in-form 33-year-old Lithuanian forward Valskis.
“There’s no individual plan for anyone, be it Valskis, (Alexandre) Lima or Jackichand (Singh). Jamshedpur is an excellent team. We have to improve game by game. We try to find our mistakes in training and are working on it. They’re strong during set-pieces, but we have a solution.
“It’s important to control timing and space. We aim to control the second ball. In the first round (of matches), we weren’t fully content. But the character of players and their personality has been positive. After this game, we have ATK Mohun Bagan. I want to help young players get better,” he added.
Jamshedpur had lost to Goa earlier this season, with Angulo scoring a second-half stoppage-time winner. Lima's 87th-minute goal for The Men of Steel, during which the ball hit the post, crossed the goal line and bounced out, was not awarded by the referee back then.
'Not about avenging defeat'
However, head coach Owen Coyle isn’t too concerned about avenging last month’s controversial defeat.
“It’s not about avenging the defeat. Everyone has seen the game. We scored the winning goal but weren't awarded it for some bizarre reason. Even during the penalty, Alex Lima played the ball, and it was very soft. What we can do now is focus on our next game,” he said at a virtual media conference.
Making the top-four is JFC boss Coyle’s top priority, and he is wary of the threat fellow contender FCG can possess.
“We didn’t win against Kerala Blasters FC (in the previous contest) because we made individual mistakes. We want to be in the top-four, and everybody in the league wants to do the same. To do that, we must replicate the performances from most of our matches in the first half of the season.
“FC Goa has an excellent coach and some terrific players. They play a style that they have been playing for many years, all credit to them. But we know their strengths and weaknesses, and we have to make sure we do our best. It's a game that we can win,” he signed off.
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