ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin's Crivellaro scores directly from corner kick

ISL 2020-21: Chennaiyin FC's Rafael Crivellaro struck a fantastic goal against FC Goa on Saturday as he scored directly from a corner kick.

Rafael Crivellaro

Chennaiyin FC captain Rafael Crivellaro celebrates scoring against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) on Saturday.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

Rafael Crivellaro bagged his first goal of the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) in style as he scored directly from a corner kick during the 2-1 win over FC Goa on Saturday. This is the third time in the ISL that a goal has been directly scored from a corner.

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The Chennaiyin captain put his side ahead in the fifth minute with a fantastic curling corner kick from the left that sailed past FC Goa goalkeeper Mohammad Nawaz and slotted into the top corner.

Former Chennaiyin midfielder Bruno Pelissari, also a Brazilian, had scored from a corner in 2015.

Chennaiyin won its first corner in the fourth minute and Crivellaro swung it in towards goal, but Nawaz managed to parry it away. However, the Goa custodian could do nothing to keep out the resulting corner.

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Brazilian Crivellaro tested Nawaz once again from a corner in the 11th minute and the 'keeper was alert to clear the danger.

Chennaiyin's lead lasted only four minutes as Jorge Ortiz Mendoza struck in the ninth minute to bring FC Goa back on level terms.

Jorge Ortiz celebrates FC Goa's equaliser against Chennaiyin FC.   -  sportzpics

Rahim Ali won the game for Chennaiyin as his second-half strike saw his side claim its second victory of the season.

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