ISL 2020-21 FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC HIGHLIGHTS: FC Goa beat Jamshedpur FC 3-0 and close the points gap with the Top 2 in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 table during Match No.58 at the Fatorda Stadium on Thursday. Centre-back Ivan Gonzalez goes on a brilliant run and finishes it with a goal. Igor Angulo comes on for Jorge Ortiz. Alex Lima and Jorge Ortiz saw a yellow card each after a fight between the two broke into a big team fight. Ortiz scores his second off a brilliant Brandon Fernandes assist in the 52nd minute as FC Goa took a 2-0 lead. FC Goa are breaking the play away quite well. They are not giving much space to Jamshedpur FC. Close to half time, Edu Bedia was booked for a foul while Nerijus Valskis went into the referee's books for simulation. Valskis with a brilliant chance to equalise but Naveen Kumar makes a good point-blank save. Jorge Ortiz puts FC Goa in the lead in the 19th minute off a beautiful Alberto Noguera assist. Both FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC have got close to scoring with Jorge Ortiz and Romario getting a couple of golden chances and Isaac Vanmalsawma showing brilliant skill to get a shot at goal only to be denied by Naveen Kumar. FC Goa are currently on the fourth place in the points table level on points with third place Hyderabad FC at 15 and will want to go closer to the Top 2. Jamshedpur FC, on the other hand, are just two points adrift of FC Goa and will have their eyes set on the third place in the table. Follow all the live updates of FC Goa vs Jamshedpur FC in News18 Sports' blog.
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The Gaurs finished on top last season, but this year, they have struggled to get desired results despite dominating most of their games. Ferrando's men conceded the first goal in 8 out of their 10 matches. Lapses in concentration are not doing justice to their defense which, overall, has performed decently. Jamshedpur are yet to find a player who can get them goals apart from Nerijus Valskis. The Lithuanian has scored 8 out of 12 goals for Jamshedpur this season.
In their away leg, FC Goa were lucky to walk away with three points. However, coach Juan Ferrando seemed confident that he had addressed the issues in the concerned departments. "It's (Jamshedpur) a good team and have very good players. For us, it's a new chapter and we are working every day to improve some details in defence and some details in attack. We are not going to repeat the same problems against Jamshedpur."
Jamshedpur coach Owen Coyle is well aware his side cannot make any mistakes against FC Goa, who dominate possession and are lethal in attack.
"We have to eradicate individual mistakes and continue to move forward, continue to improve. We have to do it against FC Goa, who are a very good side. We have to continue working hard, working together and continue to get better," stated Coyle. "Goa have a very good coach and some terrific players and the playing style they have been playing for many years, that has continued their progression. All credits to them. We know their strengths, we know their weakness and now we have to give our best. And that's our focus."