FC Goa gamers have fun their objective towards Jamshedpur © ISL
Riding on Spanish striker Ferran Corominas’ brace both aspect of halftime, FC Goa certified for the Indian Super League (ISL) play-offs in a digital knockout conflict towards Jamshedpur FC on the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Sunday. Top-scorer within the league Corominas scored within the 29th and 51st minute with Manuel Lanzarote (69th) including gloss to the scoreline. Jamshedpur, positioned fifth on the factors desk with 26 factors from 17 video games, needed to win the sport to make the reduce whereas a draw would have been sufficient for the guests who had been on 27 factors from 17 video games.
Goa, who completed with 30 factors, joined Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC and FC Pune City to finish the listing of groups who will vie for the silverware this season.
In a uncommon incident, each keepers had been despatched off in every half for dealing with the ball exterior the field.
First, hosts’ veteran India custodian Subrata Paul got here out of his 18-yard field to inexplicably catch the ball and after the change of ends, Naveen Kumar did one thing much like pressure the referee to take out the crimson card from his pocket.
Jamshedpur had no possibility however to chase the match and that left massive gaps on the again. Lanzarote’s aerial by ball discovered Corominas on the run, and he slammed it previous the goalkeeper after glorious approach to manage the ball. With a two-goal cushion, the guests began attacking with all their pressure to complete the match off. Ahmed Jahouh took a rasping effort from distance which struck the woodwork, however Goa quickly discovered the third objective.
This time it was Corominas’ move that was cleverly left by Edu Bedia to run onto Lanzarote. The attacker measured his end and neatly tucked it into the again of the online.
Things bought attention-grabbing when Goa misplaced their goalkeeper Naveen Kumar for precisely the identical motive Jamshedpur did – however this comedy of errors got here too late for Jamshedpur to benefit from it.
Goa had already scampered away to a wholesome lead and stormed into the semi-finals the place they may face Chennaiyin FC.