FC Goa beat Chennaiyin FC 5 - 4Click To TweetFC Goa beat Chennaiyin FC 5-4 in an Indian Super League match played today at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium in Fatroda.
It was an aggresive start by both teams. Jerry Lalrinzuala put Chennaiyin FC ahead in the 4th minute but their lead was for only two minute as Rafael Coelho Luiz equaliser. Chennaiyin took the lead again in the 14th minute, as Grégory Arnolin scored an own goal but FC Goa managed to equalise in 21st minute through a penalty and Jofre González Mateu didn’t missed oppurtunity. Hero of Match in previous encounter Dudu Omagbemi put Chennaiyin in lead in the first half in 28th minute. Chennaiyin FC was leading 3-2 at Half time.
The second half started off on a contrasting note, as the game lacked the fire of the first. Halfway through the second half however, the tempo quickly stepped up as Sahil Tavora evened the scores for FC Goa in 68th minute. Soon after, Rafael Coelho Luiz put hosts Goa in the lead for the first time in the match in the 76th minute. Chennaiyin FC were able to get back into the game when Raju Gaikwad committed an awkward handball inside the penalty. John Arne Riise put it away to equalise the scoreboard 4 – 4 once more in 88th minute. In the dying moments of the game, Sahil Tavora ran in from the left and drilled in a goal in scintillating fashion. This turned out to be the match-winning goal for the hosts.
After today’s match, both FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC end of their this season’s campaign. FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC finish with 14 and 15 points respectively.
Rafael Coelho of FC Goa was named “Hero of the Match”
FC Goa – 5 (Luiz 6′, Gonzalez (P) 21′, Tavora 68′, Luiz 76′, Tavora 90′) beat Chennaiyin FC – 4 (L ‘Rinzuala 4′, Arnolin(OG) 14′, Omagbemi 28′, Riise (P) 88’)