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ISL 2020-21 Highlights: FC Goa, Bengaluru FC share spoils after 2-2 draw at Fatorda

ISL 2020-21, FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC Highlights: Igor Angulo scored twice on his debut to snatch a point from the Blues.

ISL 2020-21, FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC Highlights: FC Goa and Bengaluru FC shared the spoils after a thrilling 2-2 draw in the third match of the Indian Super League 2020/21 season at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Sunday.

After Cleiton Silva bagged a goal on his debut in the 27th minute to put Bengaluru ahead, the first half ended with the Blues leading 1-0. After the break, Juanan doubled the lead with a volley in the 57th minute. But Juan Ferrando’s side showed grit soon after as they turned the match on its head in three minutes. Igor Angulo scored twice in the 66th and the 69th minute of the match to snatch a point from Bengaluru.

ISL 2020-21, FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC Highlights:

The spoils are shared at Fatorda, after a superb Goa comeback. Even after four minutes of added time, neither team manage to eke out the winner. Igor Angulo’s second-half brace cancelled out Cleiton Silva and Juanan’s goals for Bengaluru. What a match!

After Dimas fouls Noguera right at the edge of the box, Goa have a free-kick in a wonderful position. Brandon’s free-kick slams Brown in the wall, who has taken a blow to the face, with the ball striking him flush there. Brown is tended by the physios.

Bengaluru make their final change of the game, with skipper Sunil Chhetri making way for young winger Leon Augustine.

Suresh drifts in from the right but his shot goes out for a Goa throw-in. Minutes later, Goa defend a Bengaluru attack again. Then, Ashique finds himself on the left flank and his cross goes out for a corner. Nothing comes off from Dimas’ resulting set-piece.

Cleiton Silva and Fran Gonzalez have gone off now, with Dimas Delgado and Pratik Chaudhari coming on for Bengaluru. Goa also made changes before the equaliser. Aiban Dohling and Alberto Noguera are on in place of Lenny Rodrigues and James Donachie.

WHAT A TURNAROUND! Angulo has his second goal of the game. Bengaluru have been caught off-guard again, with Brandon sliding the ball through to Romario. His cross across the box is chested in by Angulo. The improvisation works and it’s all square!

Game on! FC Goa are right back in it as Angulo slots past Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to provide some hope for the Gaurs. Right outside the box, Brandon finds Ortiz who then threads one to the debutant. All the momentum is with Ferrando’s side now.

Right before the goal, Goa made two subs, bringing Brandon Fernandes and Romario Jesuraj on in place of Seiminlen Doungel and Princeton Rebello. Bengaluru make their second change — Udanta Singh goes off to be replaced by Rahul Bheke.

And it is two for the Blues! Juanan comes ahead from centre-back and volleys home Bengaluru’s 100th ISL goal to double the lead against the Gaurs. Ashique’s cross is met by Brown, which is then again headed by Paartalu towards an unmarked Juanan. 

At the break, Bengaluru have made a substitution up-front. Deshorn Brown replaces Kristian Opseth. On the other hand, Angulo goes in the book, for a foul on Fran Gonzalez. The second half has started with a lot of verve. Can Goa get a point out of this?

Cleiton Silva put Bengaluru ahead in the 27th minute with a header. From a Khabra long throw, the ball was caught in the middle of a mess. Opseth got a touch and guided it towards the path of the Brazilian. If one wants to impress on his debut, that’s the way!

FC Goa (4-3-3): Mohammad Nawaz; Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Sanson Pereira; Edu Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues; Seiminlen Doungel, Princeton Rebello, Jorge Ortiz Mendoza; Igor Angulo

Bengaluru FC (4-2-3-1): Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Harmanjot Singh Khabra, Fran Gonzalez, Juanan Gonzalez, Ashique Kuruniyan; Erik Paartalu, Suresh Singh Wangjam; Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva, Sunil Chhetri; Kristian Opseth

Hello and welcome to the third match of the new ISL season between FC Goa and Bengaluru FC. The Blues have got the better of the Gaurs in the opening 45 minutes owing to a goal from new boy Cleiton Silva. Can Ferrando’s side bounce back? Stay tuned!

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