ISL 2020-21 news: No Coro, no problem as Angulo shines for FC Goa

ISL 2020: Two goals from debutant Igor Angulo helped FC Goa rescue a point in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) match against Bengaluru FC.

Igor Angulo celebrates scoring his goal against Bengaluru FC in the ISL.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

FC Goa striker Igor Angulo has big boots to fill in taking over the No. 9 role from former Gaurs hero Ferran Corominas.

On Sunday, the Spaniard lived up to the hype surrounding him as he struck a brilliant brace on his Indian Super League (ISL) debut to steer FC Goa to a 2-2 draw with Bengaluru FC (BFC).

He has a long way to go but showed glimpses of his goal-scoring prowess in his first 90 minutes for the club.

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Corominas is the leading ISL goal-getter with 48 strikes from 57 games and was an integral part of former coach Sergio Lobera's side for the last three seasons. The club, however, decided not to renew his contract and opted for Angulo, who has scored 88 goals in his last four seasons for Gornik Zabrze in Poland, under the new manager Juan Ferrando.

Goa was trailing 0-2 in the 65th minute of its first game, when Angulo came up with his twin strikes. His first was a well taken finish with his left foot to find the bottom corner, while the second showed his striker's instinct, when he opened his chest to guide a fierce cross into the net to get the equaliser.

Igor Angulo

FC Goa players celebrate Igor Angulo's equaliser in Sunday's Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) clash against Bengaluru FC.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

 

Angulo wasn't satisfied with the result. "[I am] Happy to score two goals. But I hope I can help my team win the next game with my goals. Two good passes from my teammates [Alberto Noguera and Alexander Romario]. We know they [BFC] are a very good team from set pieces and they proved that today," said the Spaniard after the game.

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The 36-year-old now has his eyes on Wednesday's clash against Mumbai City FC (MCFC).

"There is no time for resting and we have a tough game next up (vs MCFC). I know that some players and coaches from Goa are now at Mumbai. They [Mumbai] are a good team in the competition just like Bengaluru," he said.

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