ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, FC Goa vs Odisha FC: Noguera, Ortiz, Gonzalez Score as Goa Beat Odisha 3-1

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, FC Goa vs Odisha: FC Goa move back into the top four with a 3-1 win over Odisha FC

  • Updated: February 17, 2021, 9:26 PM IST

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21:28 (IST)

FULL TIME

FCG 3-1 OFC

FC Goa move back into the top four with a 3-1 win over bottom-placed Odisha FC

21:23 (IST)

OFC Chance

90+1' |  Daniel Lalhlimpuia almost pulls one back! That would have made it an interesting finish! A long ball into the box is chested down nicely by him. He turns and then strikes it but it is wide of the goal.

21:20 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

88' | Redeem Tlang is booked for a foul on Diego Mauricio near the halfway line.

21:18 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

FC Goa Change

84' |  Jorge Ortiz OUT, Ishan Pandita IN

21:17 (IST)

FCG Chance

83' | Ivan Gonzalez almost with his second of the night. A good ball was swung in from a corner by Ortiz towards the far post. Gonzalez got good contact with he ball as well but his effort hit the bar

21:15 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

Odisha FC Change

80' | S Lalhrezuala OUT, Kamalpreet Singh IN

21:14 (IST)

77' | FC Goa in cruise control of the match now. 

21:13 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

FC Goa Change

75' | Princeton Rebello OUT, Redeem Tlang IN

21:06 (IST)

GOAL

FCG 3-1 OFC

75' |Ivan Gonzalez restores Goa's two goal lead. Ortiz swung in the ball frrom the corner quadrant towards the far post. Gonzalez's first effort is saved by the keeper but the ball falls for Gonzalez again and he makes no mistake this time.

21:05 (IST)

Brilliant Block

71' | A forward pass is played for Igor Angulo from the middle, the Spaniard gets to the ball and then cuts in and tries to find space to take the shot h, however, Steven Taylor with a brilliant block to deny him the goal.

21:02 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

FC Goa Change

66' | Alexander Jesuraj OUT, Devendra Murgaokar IN

21:00 (IST)

OFC Chance

63' | Diego Mauricio with a brilliant chance to pull Odisha on level terms there. Jerry's cutback falls for the Brazilian inside the box, however, he fails to get any connection with the ball

20:54 (IST)

59' | Diego Mauricio in the thick of the things. This time he gets the ball on the left, he cuts in and goes near the box and shoots. Its is just wide.

20:51 (IST)

OFC Chance

58' | Diego Mauricio almost wriggles his way to the goalline but Seriton holds his ground there to deny the Brazillian the chance to score his second of the night. OFC win a throw.

20:50 (IST)

55' | FC Goa are slowly getting into the groove again. They are stitching passes again and retaining possession of the ball too!

20:45 (IST)

OFC Chance

51' | Manuel Onwu brings down a cross inside the box in the centre. He has a few bodies in front of him. He still manages to twist and turn and gets a shot in but it is blocked and it goes to the keeper.

20:41 (IST)

50' | It has been an evenly poised first five minutes so far at the Fatorda Stadium. Both teams got their chances to test the opponent goalkeepers, however, they failed to do so.

20:39 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

OFC Change

46' | Rakesh Pradhan OUT, Jerry Mawihmingthanga IN

20:36 (IST)

SECOND-HALF

FCG 2-1 OFC

46' | Action resumes at the Fatorda Stadium! 

20:22 (IST)

HALF-TIME

FCG 2-1 OFC

FC Goa have their noses in front at the break thanks to goals from Alberto Noguera and Jorte Ortiz. Diego Maurico was on target for Odisha FC.

20:18 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

45' | Odisha FC's Rakesh Pradhan is booked by the referee for a foul on Igor Angulo

20:17 (IST)

PENALTY DECISION OVBERTURNED

43' | Penalty overturned! FC Goa was awarded a penalty after it looked like Angulo was fouled by Pradhan inside the box, however, after consultation with the linesman, the referee rescinded his decision. and awarded Goa a free-kick. Well, the replays showed that Angulo dived inside the box. 

20:14 (IST)

40 ' | Alberto Noguera, the man who scored the first goal, is struggling in the middle of the pitch. He is standing on the right flank while the action goes on. He is trying to probably get through the half time.

20:14 (IST)

BLOCKED!

38' | Jorge Ortiz makes a run from the left flank once again. He enters the box and shoots it powerfully. However, Steven Taylor stands in the middle and makes a block with his body.

20:13 (IST)

35' | Odisha FC have found their feet in the game now. They have looked like a totally different side after they scored the goal.

20:02 (IST)

GOAL

FCG 2-1 OFC

Odisha pull one back!

30' | Diego Mauricio pulls one back for the Kalinga Warriors!

19:58 (IST)

GOAL

FCG 2-0 OFC

26' | Jorge Ortiz increases FC Goa's lead with a cool and calm finish. It all started from an Odisha FC corner. Bradden Inman's delivery was punched away by Dheeraj Singh. The loose ball fell for a FCG player who put forward a ball for an unmarked Jorge Ortiz. He gets teh ball near the halfway line, rushes forward, chipos it over Arshdeep Singh who came charging. Classic counter-attack goal.

19:57 (IST)

OFC Chance

21' | Bradden Inman takes a free kick from the right side. He delivers the ball to his left. Daniel Lalhlimpuia looks to hit it on the volley but his effort is a take one as he just manages to get his leg to it. It goes wide of the frame of the goal.

19:49 (IST)

GOAL

FCG 1-0 OFC

18' | Albert Noguera opens the scoring for the Gaurs! A deserved lead for the men in orange. A Superb cross from the left by Ivan Gonzalez was headed down superbly by Alberto Noguera who scored his first FCG goal. 

19:48 (IST)

11' | Jorge Ortiz once again attacks from the left. He runs with the ball nd enters the box. He is able to go past his marker once again but one of the other defenders makes a run and snatches the ball away from Jorge Ortiz.

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, FC Goa vs Odisha FC: Noguera, Ortiz, Gonzalez Score as Goa Beat Odisha 3-1

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, FC Goa vs Odisha: FC Goa move back into the top four with a 3-1 win over Odisha FC. Alberto Noguera, Jorte Ortiz and Ivan Gonzalez scored for the Gaurs as they get back to winning ways.

Odisha FC’s goal machine Diego Mauricio has pulled one back for the Kalinga Warriors from almost a nothing cross. Dheeraj struggled to deal with the cross and the ball fell for the Brazillian at the far post and he simply guided the ball in. Earlier, FC Goa increased their lead on the 26th minute after Jorge Ortiz chipped the ball over Arshdeep’s head to finish off a brilliant counter-attack. Alberto Noguera opened the scoring for the Gaurs on the 18th minute of the match from a well-worked move. Ivan Gonzalez floated in a ball from the left flank and Noguera lept high and head it past Arshdeep.

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It has been a bright start for FC Goa against Odisha FC. They have been on top of the Kalinga Warriors right from the word go and created a number of half-chances if not chances thanks to the 60% plus possession of the ball they have had so far. Noguera has come the closest to score from both teams.

FC Goa will hope to stop their run of draws and strengthen their playoff chances with a win when they face laggards Odisha FC in the Indian Super League on Wednesday. When the ISL season was halfway through, few would have looked past FC Goa while predicting the possible semifinalists. However, six draws later, they are just about hanging on.

When they take on Odisha FC at the Fatorda Stadium, Juan Ferrando’s men will be vying to break the unwanted streak. Goa are currently lying fourth, level on points with fifth-placed Hyderabad and only two points adrift of Bengaluru FC in sixth.

Ferrando knows that the game against bottom-dwellers Odisha is their best chance of getting full points among the three games that remain. However, he will have to deal with multiples absentees. “We have some injuries. But I’m not scared because we have a very good squad,” Ferrando said on the eve of the match.

“The problem is that we only had two days to prepare. But about the players, I am not upset because we have a very good squad and everybody can help the team,” he added. Goa have made a habit of coming back to salvage points after falling behind, something they also did in their last-gasp draw against Chennaiyin FC.

No team has won more points after conceding the first goal than them. Still, Ferrando must be wondering why his team only wakes up after going behind. “At this moment, our mentality is to continue working,” he said. “It is not possible to change more details. I hope these draws in the future will be wins.” On the other hand, Odisha are trudging along from defeat to defeat. The season’s stats make for some dismal reading for them. They’ve lost 10 matches, the most by any team and kept just one clean sheet, the least by any side.

It has been eight games since they last tasted a win. Their last three games have seen them concede a whopping nine goals. However, their interim head coach Gerald Peyton sounded confident ahead of the contest against Goa.

“I’m going to stay with the facts,” he said. “Goa are a good passing team. I know how they will play against us. I know their tactics. Without giving tactics away, we will play a certain way. It’s going to be important that we start straight from the off.”

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