ISL 2020-21, OFC vs FCG highlights: Angulo goal gives FC Goa 1-0 win over Odisha FC

Today's ISL Match, FCG vs OFC: An Igor Angulo goal helped FC Goa beat Odisha FC 1-0 in the Indian Super League at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Bambolim.

FC Goa's Igor Angulo celebrates scoring against Odisha FC in the ISL.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

This is Sportstar's ISL 2020-21 highlights of the match between Odisha FC and FC Goa.

Podcast: Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad review the ups and downs of matchweek 3 of the Indian Super League on The Full Time Show.

 

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Odisha FC coach Stuart Baxter: "Baxter: We tried to deny them spaces and we just did not manage it well enough because our possession was not great. The quality on the turnover was just not good enough to be a threat. I was not happy with the goal – it was not a great goal, it was a massive mistake from our side. [On Marcelinho] He’s not a 100% fit. He has a shoulder injury that has been troubling him. When he can’t train 100% you are a bit doubtful when you can start him. And then it’s when he can come off the bench. We were so stretched out I did not think I could have brought him on earlier. We love his skill and ability but weaving that into the fabric of the team is not the easiest one. [On his side’s forwards] We had maybe a few situations that you can call semi-dangerous and we wasted a few set plays, but apart from that we gave nothing away. We are not transferring enough from the training ground to match arena. Until we do that we will see the same thing. We need better service in the box and play with more confidence without turning the ball over after three-four passes. It’s a vicious circle, until we play with more confidence it will pretty much be the same thing."

FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando: "For me today was important to work in transition. I was not so happy in the first half but, of course, after the goal we found more spaces and the team was good in attack. But it is important to continue working. Our focus is now on our upcoming game against ATK Mohun Bagan. The game against ATK Mohun Bagan is a very important and in my opinion they are a very competitive team. It is last season’s champion team. Their style is so hard for us and it is necessary to recover. We want three points (from the game) and need to make new plans."

Competition's top-scorer Igor Angulo: "[Ferran Corominas comparisons] I always have pressure as a striker. We fortunately won 1-0 today and took three important points. {On Romario’s pass] Romario gave me a very good pass and I took advantage and scored an important goal. To score the goal was important and then we controlled the game and played much better than them and deserved the win. [Lone striker or with partner] I don’t mind – this is question for the coach.  What I want is to play and to be on the pitch for 90 minutes. I know at the beginning or in the end I will have chances to score and I don’t mind if I play as a lone striker or with a striking partner. [Target number of goals] I do not have concrete target as to how many goals I want to score this season. The most important thing is the collective target and it is to win every single game. And then to reach top-four and then win the semifinal and then the final."

 

7.15 pm: For Goa, skipper Edu Bedia appears to be rested. Alberto Noguera will take his place in the starting XI. Just one change from the 3-1 win over Kerala Blasters.

After an injury ruled him out of the start of the season, midfielder Vinit Rai will make his first appearance of the season for Odisha FC. - ISL/Sportzpics

7.10 pm: Vinit Rai makes his first start of the season. Marcelinho is dropped to the bench. Four changes for Odisha today. Stuart Baxter has gone with two strikers - Manuel Onwu and Diego Mauricio. Arshdeep Singh returns to the XI in place of Kamaljit Singh, who was concussed during the 0-2 loss to Mumbai City FC.

FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia has been benched for the match against Odisha FC. ISL/Sportzpics

 

TEAM NEWS

Odisha FC  XI (4-3-3)

Arshdeep Singh; Shubham Sarangi, Jacob Tratt, Steven Taylor, Hendry Antonay; Gaurav Bora, Cole Alexander, Vinit Rai; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Nandhakumar Sekar, Manuel Onwu, Diego Mauricio.

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

Mohammad Nawaz; Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Saviour Gama; Alberto Noguera, Lenny Rodrigues; Alexander Jesuraj, Brandon Fernandes, Jorge Mendoza; Igor Angulo.

5.45 PM: Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad review the ups and downs of matchweek 3 of the Indian Super League on The Full Time Show.

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The Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) will mark 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.

The tournament, spanning over four months, will see 11 teams play each other in a league and playoff format across three venues. Following SC East Bengal's inclusion, 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.