KOLKATA: FC Goa had been stretched to the restrict earlier than they overcame Bengaluru FC 7-6 in sudden dying to develop into the primary Indian Tremendous League facet to enter the Durand Cup remaining on Wednesday.
Having conceded a sloppy opening purpose, Naveen Kumar made amends together with his sensible save off Damaitphang Lyngdoh to convey an finish to the marathon 16 spot kicks.
Each groups had been locked 2-2 after further time.
FC Goa will face native heavyweights Mohammedan Sporting within the summit conflict on the similar venue on Sunday.
Earlier, Sivasakthi Narayanan was the star for Bengaluru as he gave them the early benefit together with his first-minute purpose after which compelled the match into further time together with his 83nd minute strike.
Trailing 0-1, the Juan Ferrando-coached facet snatched a 2-1 lead with strikes from Devendra Dhaku Murgaonkar (eighth) and Redeem Tlang (72nd).
However there was extra drama in retailer when Siva Shakthi introduced the equaliser after Namgyal Bhutia set it up with an ideal ball contained in the field.
The following tiebreaker failed to interrupt the impasse as each the edges struck 4 occasions and missed as soon as.
For the Goans, Aibanbha Kupar Dohling, Sanson Pereira, Leander D Cunha and Edu Betia transformed their possibilities, whereas Bengaluru goalkeeper Lara thwarted Redeem’s strike of their second effort.
Bengaluru matched Goa with every shot with Wungngayam Muirang, Ajay Chhetri, Parag Shrivas, Namgyal Bhutia and captain Ajith Kumar scoring from the spot kicks, whereas Akashdeep’s shot to the best was saved by Naveen.
Within the sudden dying, Papuia and Makan Chothe and Christy Davis struck for the Gaurs, whereas Ajith Kumar and Bekey Oram scored for Bengaluru earlier than Naveen supplied the profitable second.
Ferrando went into the sport with a five-man again line as he was lacking key gamers like Brandon Fernandez, Glan Martins and Sertion Fernandez, all now on India obligation.
Naushad Moosa, the BFC coach was the extra enterprising, choosing a three-man ahead line and moving into with out a central midfielder.
Sivasakthi gave BFC an ideal begin, due to a shocker by Goa ‘keeper Naveen Kumar.
Goa bounced again nearly instantly.
A well taken training-ground quick nook and Nemil put that within the path of Devendra Murgaokar who deflected it previous Lara within the BFC purpose.
This was Murgaokar’s fifth of the event and his stature continues to rise with each passing sport.
Thereafter it was all Goa within the half and the Gaurs ought to have taken an unassailable lead however for the wastefulness from the likes of Edu Bedia and Nemil in entrance of the purpose.
Goa had the higher hand within the second half as effectively and eventually Redeem, who had simply are available in as a part of a triple change by Ferrando, put them forward.
He would owe all of it to Spanish playmaker Alberto Noguera Ripoll as his piercing run on the BFC defence discovered him in area and the previous Shillong Lajong artificial no mistake with a scorching left-footer that whizzed previous Lara.
BFC, to their credit score, saved transferring ahead and located reward 11 minutes later when a transfer from the best flank by Namgyal Bhutia and his subsequent cross noticed Siva Sakti leaping above the Goan defence for his second of the sport.
FC Goa’s Murgaokar and Mohameddan’s Marcus Joseph at the moment are the highest purpose scorers with one sport to go.
Goa’s captain Bedia was adjudged the Man of the Match.
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