SC East Bengal 1 – 1 FC Goa: Post-Match Analysis

East Bengal Goa, Football Express

SC East Bengal played out a 1-1 draw against FC Goa in the 49th match of the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan stadium.

Goa dominated the play for the first half, created many chances but could not find a goal. East Bengal played with only 10 players after a rough foul. Danny Fox received a red card and has to leave the ground.

Enobakhare scores his second consecutive goal in the Indian Super League 2020-21 season.

The Red and Gold scored the first goal of the match and took the lead but soon after Gaurs were able to equalize the score.

SC East Bengal 1 – 1 FC Goa: Team News

The head coach of East Bengal Robbie Fowler made five changes in their line-ups. Narayan Das, Ankit Mukherjee, Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Midfielder Bright Enobakhare, and lastly Harmanpreet Singh were included in the playing XI squad. They played with the same 4-4-2 formation.

Whereas FC Goa made a single change in their lineups. Midfielder
Princeton Rebello replaced Lenny Rodrigues. Juan Ferrando went with the same 4-2-3-1 formation.

SC East Bengal 1 – 1 FC Goa: Match Analysis

The Gaurs dominated Red And Gold in the first half, many chances were created by Gaurs but did not find the back of the nets.

East Bengal captain Danny Fox was sent off for a rough foul on Alexander Jesuraj. The Red and Gold played with just 10 players for the rest of the second half.

Red and Gold took the lead in the 80th minute, Enobakhare recieved the ball in midfield and dribbled through 4 defenders before he played the shot in the bottom corner of the post.

The lead did not last for so long as the Gaurs equalized soon, Saviour Gama delivered a cross into the box and Murgaonkar rose high to send the ball inside the post.

Notable Performance:

Debjit Majumder: He played a crucial part in the game. Debajit kept East Bengal in the game before Enobakhare scored a goal. He Initiated a total of 8 saves.

Bright Enobakhare: Enobakhare scored the solo goal for East Bengal. He has played 2 matches so far this season and has 2 goals in his name.

Post Match Comments:

“I’m happy with our performance. In the first half, we had great opportunites. The team was pressing high and creating chances. But we unfortunately couldn’t score. Sometimes it’s necessary to change the plan in attack. This game we went for the 4-3-3 formation. We had positive things in the first 45 minutes but suffered on the counter.”

-Juan Ferrando

“Delighted, I think we did well. But every game we are up against the referee. And we have to live with that. Two players went for the ball, he (Daniel Fox) won the ball. I don’t know why he was sent off. I hope it’s only a one game ban. The attitude, intention and desire was brilliant from the team after being reduced to 10. We looked dangerous during set-pieces.”

-Robbie Fowler

East Bengal next faces Bengaluru FC on January 9, while Goa next faces Jamshedpur FC on January 14.

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