ISL 2020-21 highlights, HFC vs FCG: Angulo, Pandita goals give Goa 2-1 win over Hyderabad

ISL, FCG vs HFC: Goals from Igor Angulo and Ishan Pandita gave FC Goa a 2-1 win over Hyderabad FC at the Tilak Maidan.

Welcome to Sportstar's blog of the ISL 2020-21 match between Hyderabad FC and FC Goa.

That's all we have for the night and the year. The next game in the ISL will be on the second between Mumbai CIty and Kerala Blasters on the 2nd of the New Year. Keep an eye out for the review podcast of the gameweek in the coming days. Until then, it's good night.

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Manolo Marquez "If I am the owner, I sack the coach. I lost the game with the last sub. Team was controlling with 4-2-3-1 and the scoreline and we put 4-4-2 and we lost control. Team was not good and it was my fault. I am happy with attitude of my players, They had two shots on target and I am angry with myself. I won't put any excuse on the days between the games. I am happy with performance of my players. [Goals conceded in transition] I agree. Maybe its the style of the team. We take risks with the ball because we don't have big strong players except Joao. We lost the ball and they took advantage of our situation.

Juan Ferrando "I am happy with the win but it was difficult. I explained Hyderabd is very good team and they understand the concept of hihh press. In possession it was difficult to find spaces but at the end scoring goals was important to get the win. [Subs] At the end of first half, more or less the game was same. After their goal, it was necessary to change plans. 4-1-4-1 with two midfielders [Brandon and Noguera], the tactical changes worked. It didn't work against ATK Mohun Bagan. In building play, Hyderabad was intelligent. We find spaces with Seriton but it was idfficult. Our fullbacks need to improve more in these games. It was difficult to find space in our left area and was difficult for us to play against these teams.

Ishan Pandita, "I couldn't have asked for something better. First touch, first goal. Lot of emotions. It's been 7-8 games and I haven't participated as much as I have liked to. Coach has a plan and it worked well today. There is a lot of competition for places. I am here to help the team. I am pushing Igor and he is pushing me as well. I was expresing myself with the celebration."

Igor Angulo, "Important to finish the year this way with a win. We are in the top four now. We had to suffer to get there. Happy at the end of I hope it's a better year for everybody. Its important to be in the top four for us."

FULL-TIME. FC Goa with another thrilling late win.

90' +5' Oh my! Nearly the equaliser! From the freekick the ball is set up on the edge of the box for Sastre, whose volleyed effort ripples against the side-netting.

90' +3' Sandaza does well to turn away from his marker inside the box and take a shot at goal which Nawaz manages to hold on to.

90' +1' GOAL! Goa has done it again! Angulo has done it again! Hyderabad with a cheap turnover in possession which allows Goa to hit on the break. Angulo cuts in from the left and takes a shot at goal, which Kattimani fails to keep out and the ball rolls into the net.

Five minutes of added time

90' Yasir nicks the loose ball from Dohling and cuts in from the right and fires a shot which is just over the bar.

89' HFC SUB: Narzary OFF, Halder ON

87' GOAL! Ishan Pandita equalises for Goa! What an impact from the sub with just his first touch of the game. Bedia clips in the ball into the box from the free-kick and Pandita, who is facing away from goal, heads into the corner of the net.

87' GOA SUB: Seriton OFF, Pandita ON

85' Santana with a shot from distance which Nawaz pouches comfortably.

84' Back-to-back corner for Goa but Hyderabad get the numbers back and defend well.

82' Seriton does well to make room for himself o play in a cross into the waiting men inside the box. Ortiz goes for the overhead kick but fails to get the connection.

80' Narzary with a shot from distance which Nawaz manages to save.

76' Drinks break called

73' HFC SUB: Hitesh OFF, Sandaza ON

72' GOA SUBS: Saviour, Lenny OFF ; Sanson, Princeton ON

71' Santana's backward header from Yasir's cross is into the net but he is offside. Santana did well to start the move by playing the pass into the right but Yasir took too long to play that pass.

69' Angulo wins he ball off Odei down the right flank and plays it into Brandon, who swings in a superb cross into the six yard area where Ortiz fails to connect on the run.

68' Sastre is booked for blocking and pulling down Brandon.

65' HFC SUB: Souvik OFF, Sastre ON

64' Goa SUBS: Donachie, Romario OUT; Noguera, Dohling IN

63' Mishra is booked for a foul on Ortiz.

Nawaz's save off Santana's shot to keep the score at just 1-0.


62' SAVE! Bedia's pass from the back is intercepted and its a four vs three advantage for Hyderabad. Santana goes for a piledriver from distance which Nawaz does well to palm it onto the crossbar and over.

59' Souvik is booked for a foul.

58' GOAL! Santana puts Hyderabad in front! A throw-in down the right flank is worked into a promising crossing position for Asish, who swings in outswinging ball into the box. Santana does well to hold off his marker and power his header into the corner of the net!

56' Sana heads a Goa freekick behind to concede a corner. Brandon's corner is overhit.

54' Superb from Halicharan to pull the Goan defenders towards him before slipping the ball down the right for Victor's run. The midfielder's firsttime shot is saved by Nawaz.

53' Mistake from Mishra for Hyderabad's corner leads to a counter from Goa but Mishra does well to recover and avert the danger in his own half.

50' Superb run from Mishra down the left channel to cut inside into the edge of the box and unleash a right-footed shot, which flies wide.

46' The second half is underway. HFC SUB: Chianese OFF, Yasir ON


Half-time. An enthralling half with both teams not giving the other an inch. Just one real chance in the half, which came right two minutes before the end.

45'+1' Hyderabad loses the ball in midfield and the ball breaks to Angulo, whose shot is defected behind for a corner. Angulo can't quite direct his header from Brandon's cornerkick goalside.

Two minutes of added time.

43' Some sustained spell of possession for Goa with Ortiz switching it to the left for Brandon, who clips the ball into the box, where Angulo heads over. That's the first clear goal-scoring chance in this game.

40' That should have been better from Asish. Santana does well to play in the rightback into space but his cross is wild and ends up over everyone inside the box.

38' Crunching tackle from Sana against Ortiz at the edge of his own box. Could have been a horrible effort if he got it wrong.

34' Football is played at a break neck speed but the right pass in the final third is lacking.

31' Drinks break called.

31' Short-worked corner and Ortiz sets up Lenny for a shot from outside the box. Lenny ends up putting his effort wide.

30' Saviour does well to steal the ball off Asish, who ends up conceding a corner under pressure.

26' Santana goes down after Seriton clatters into him from behind. Freekick from a promising position for Hyderabad. The ball is floated into the box and Angulo ends up getting a head on to it but Nawaz has it covered.

25' Both teams, who play a similar style of football, are cancelling each other out here. 25 minutes gone and there has been just one shot off target thus far.

20' Corner for Hyderabad after Donachie cuts out Narzary's attempted cross from the left.  BUt the set piece is et by a Goan head and cleared away from the box.

16' Clash of knees between Narzary and Bedia and the latter comes off worst. He receives medical attention but he is able to walk it off for the moment.

14' No big chances on goal for both sides so far. Long bal played to Angulo but Kattimani is off his box and clears the ball out.

10' Romario is released down the right channel after some excellent play by Ortiz in the middle. Romario's cross is cut out behind by Sena. Donachie's header from the corner is over the bar.

8' Poor giveaway in Hydrabad's from both sides by Souvik and Angulo before Goa work the ball into the right channel. Brandon puts in a testing cross but none of the Goa attackers make the run to attack the ball.

4' Not sure what happened there from the freekick. Goa came close to scoring but the referee has awarded a freekick in favour of Hyderabad when there appeared no foulplay inside the box.

3' Hitesh concedes a freekick in his own half after Hyderabad is harried at the back by Goa's pressing.

1' Hyderabad gets the match underway and will play from left to right.


7.24 pm: The players make their way out to the middle. Goa will line-up in black kits, and Hyderabad will wear its home colours.

Both Angulo and Ortiz have 10 goals between them this season. - ISL/Sportzpics


7.14 pm: FC Goa’s last game against Jamshedpur FC was the first time in 52 games that Lenny Rodrigues did not feature in a game for the side, his first since signing for the club in 2018. The central midfielder started all 43 games Goa played in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons in addition to all four games in the club's triumphant Super Cup campaign in 2019. He had started the first six games this campaign before coming on as a substitute against Chennaiyin.

7.02 pm: More good news for Hyderabad, it has its full set of foreign players for the game. Luis Sastre is also back on the bench after his injury.

Joel Chianese (R) returns to Hyderabad starting XI after having suffered an ankle injury on November 28 against Bengaluru FC.


6.45 pm: Joel Chianese returns to Hyderabad XI after a month-long layoff and will come in place of Mohammed Yasir. Souvik Chakrabarti also gets a start with Liston Colaco making way. Laxmikant Kattimani will be the goalkeeper today for Hyderabad. Goa makes one change. Princeton Rebello makes way for Lenny Rodrigues.

6.30 pm: The team news is in

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

Laxmikant Kattimani; Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensena Singh, Akash Mishra; Joao Victor, Hitesh Sharma; Souvik Chakrabarti, Joel Chianese, Halicharan Narzary; Aridane Santana

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

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

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

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

Subrata Paul; Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensena Singh, Akash Mishra; Joao Victor, Hitesh Sharma; Nikhil Poojary, Mohammed Yasir, Halicharan Narzary; Aridane Santana

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

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

5:45pm: Match preview

Hyderabad FC, smarting from two successive losses, will be eager to get points in the bag when it takes on FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) clash at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco on Wednesday.

Hyderabad is eighth on the table, while FC Goa is two spots above it and has played an additional game.

Manolo Marquez’s side began the season in fine fashion to remain undefeated in five games but was then outplayed by Mumbai City and Kerala Blasters. For a side that has scored half of its goals from set-pieces, it will fancy its chances against an FC Goa side that has conceded the most goals from set-pieces this season - seven.

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FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando acknowledged his side’s set-piece struggles but added that he was more focussed on the result. Talking on the eve of the game, he said, “I'm not worried if we concede three goals, but we should score four. About the set-pieces, we need to put attention to why (we are conceding from them).

“It's important to connect. When we are working in the defensive line, it's important to understand the moment of the timing to attack the ball, who is better in free space, the zones, and man-to-man. In this case, we need time because it's necessary to change game by game, depending on the opponents.”

He continued, “Clubs like ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City and Bengaluru FC, for example, are successful in set-pieces because they know and have been working together for two-three. Everyone knows more or less what to do.”

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The 39-year-old added that Hyderabad would prove a tough nut to crack. “Hyderabad has a very good squad. I believe that in the second round (of fixtures) everyone will need to pay attention to them because they will further improve. They may be the surprise team at the end of the season.”

Interestingly, the current Hyderabad squad consists of eight former FC Goa players, including the likes of Liston Colaco, Halicharan Narzary, Chinglensana Singh and Mohammad Yasir.

Hyderabad also has its share of defensive woes, having been unable to keep a clean sheet in any of its last five games. The side’s back-line will face a stern test against a Goa side that has scored 10 goals and is home to the top-scorer in Igor Angulo.

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"These kinds of things (conceding goals) are normal in football. If you are an offensive team, you can have problems in defence and vice versa. Goa has an offensive style because they arrive with a lot of players when they attack. They have very good players, everybody knows that. It's not only about Igor Angulo but also their midfielders and forwards. But for their defence sometimes, when the other team is in counter-attack, there are fewer defenders than attackers and it becomes very difficult to defend," said coach Marquez.

A win would see Hyderabad climb to the fifth spot and potentially even dislodge Bengaluru FC on fourth if it were to win by five goals or more. Goa, on the other hand, has a chance to move to the third spot if it seals the win.


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The Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) marks the return of major league competition in India after the nationwide lockdown to prevent the COVID-19 outbreak was first imposed in March.

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

ISL 2020-21 points table

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