ISL 2018: Edu Bedia powers FC Goa to 3-2 win over wasteful Delhi Dynamos

FC Goa scored two goals in eight minutes to snatch a remarkable 3-2 comeback victory over Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League on Thursday.

FC Goa's Edu Bedia celebrates scoring against Delhi Dynamos during their clash in the Indian Super League on Thursday.   -  ISL MEDIA

FC Goa’s famed all-out attacking approach paid rich dividends as the Gaurs came from behind to score two late goals in gap of eight minutes and snatch a 3-2 win against Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League on Thursday.

Delhi Dynamos drew first blood at Goa's Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium through Bikramjit Singh as early as the sixth minute of the match. The midfielder received Adria Carmona's pass on the edge of the box and curled a magnificent shot into the top left corner, leaving Mohammad Nawaz helpless in goal.

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Ferran Corominas looked eager to score on his return from suspension as he forced Francisco Dorronsoro to a good low save to his right at the other end. Jackichand Singh crossed the ball into the box from the left and Goa's leading goalscorer skipped past defenders inside the box before pulling the trigger.

 

The visiting side had two glorious opportunities to extend its lead in the first half but squandered both. Marcos Tebar missed a free header at the far post from a Carmona free-kick, while Marti Crespi headed wide from handshaking distance from Carmona's free-kick at the stroke of half-time.

It took almost 50 minutes and a change of side for Goa to find the equaliser through Edu Bedia in the 54th minute. An excellent build-up saw Corominas release Mandar Rao Dessai into space on the left flank and the Indian winger's perfect cross into the centre was slotted home by Edu Bedia.

Delhi Dynamos' Lallianzuala Chhangte in action against FC Goa on Thursday.   -  ISL MEDIA

 

Goa's midfield took control of the game after the equaliser and the host strung passes together in the attacking third to pin the visitor onto the backfoot. 

However, Mihelic's introduction gave Delhi renewed energy in the attacking third. Delhi's persistence was rewarded with a second goal in the 70th minute. Mihelic's cross into the box was backheeled into the path of Lallianzuala Chhangte by Nandhakumar and the winger made no mistake from close-range to put the Delhi Dynamos ahead. 

Mihelic played another teasing cross and Chhangte attempted a diving header from the centre of the box but blazed his attempt well above the crossbar.

FC Goa's Brandon Fernandes celebrates after bagging the equaliser against Delhi Dynamos in the 82nd minute.   -  ISL MEDIA

 

Goa coach Sergio Lobera introduced Brandon Fernandes and he made an immediate impact. The Indian winger latched on to Dessai's pass and struck a powerful drive from the edge of the box past a diving Dorronsoro to bring his side back into the tie in the 82nd minute.

FC Goa found the winner in the 89th minute when Hugo Boumous delivered a delightful free-kick into the box and Bedia glanced a fine header into the net to seal the match.

The win propels FC Goa to the top of the ISL table with 13 points from six matches, while Delhi Dynamos slips to the ninth spot with four points from eight games.