FC Goa Edge Past Chennaiyin FC In A Thrilling Encounter


The fourth edition of Hero Indian Super League (ISL) finally saw goals galore as FC Goa beat Chennaiyin FC 3-2 in a thriller at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, on Sunday. After two goalless draws, the Hero ISL got off to a five-goal fest with FC Goa racing away to a 3-0 lead in the first half. Ferran Corominas started it all with a counter-attacking goal in the 26th minute before Manuel Lazarote made it 2-0 three minutes later. Before the teams marched inside their dressing rooms for the half-time break, FC Goa had time for another goal as Mandar Rao Desai became the first Indian to score in this edition of the Hero ISL.

It seemed like it was all over for Chennaiyin FC but the hosts fought their way back with two late goals in the second session. Inigo Calderon scored from a free-kick in the 70th minute and Raphael Augusto converted a penalty with six minutes left on the clock. Goa, however, held on to walk away with full points.