Durand Cup 2021: FC Goa register 2-0 win over Army Green

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FC Goa recorded an amazing 2-0 win over Army Green Football Team in their Durand Cup Run at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) on Tuesday.

Certainly two strikes from Alberto Noguera Ripoll and Devendra Murgaonkar confirmed FC Goa’s victory in the salt lake.

FC Goa vs Army Green | Highlights

As is frequently the character of Football. The score-line doesn’t reflect the chances Army Green created. And it rather suggests how wasteful they had been when the white and green nearly brought about a massive dissatisfaction in the 15th minute. By a move from Vikas Zanje took a depraved deflection and nearly caught FC Goa Keeper Naveen Kumar off-guard. However, the woodwork protected his blushes.

Juan Ferrando’s facet then again has been ways more medical while possibilities provided themselves. Inside the 35th minute. A beautiful thru-ball from Goa’s Makan Winkle Chote positioned Alberto Noguera thru on intention to score. And when then went over the onrushing army keeper. And the Spaniard sliced the ball into the net and scored the first goal in the match.

During the 59th minute of the game. Romario Jesuraj’s assist helped Devendra to score the second goal for the Gaurs.

FC Goa vs Army Green | A Final Chance for Army Green

It become one of those days for Army Green, when they may have done the entirety they would have desired to besides for scoring. Ten minutes later, Lallawmkima had the best chance of the game while the ball landed at his feet following a comedy of errors inside the Goa’s half. He had all the time in the world to settle himself, which he did, and whilst it become time for him to take the shot, he tried to be too cheeky with the aid of taking an additional touch and going around the keeper.

However, Naveen Kumar preserved his easy-sheet by way of creating a high-quality save. Kima had multiple chances in the game from wherein he should have scored but it became now not to be for Army Green.

In addition Narayan, the Army Green Goalkeeper named the Man of the Match. And he said, “Our opponents FC Goa were the better side, tactically and technically. They have better facilities than us. Our boys still gave a good fight, which is a big achievement in itself. We will try to improve on this result and win the other two games that we have.”

Speaking of first-rate saves. Army Green custodian Sarath Narayanan produced multiple blinding saves to maintain his facet in the sport until the very end. Further, he saved out a header from factor-blank range to disclaim Goa defender Lalhmangaihsanga within the 72nd minute. Before making another remarkable shop to maintain out a protracted-range swerving try from Alexander Romario Jesuraj.

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