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ISL: FC Goa pip East Bengal 2-1 with a last minute goal | football news

Local giants East Bengal’s test continued after they lost 1-2 to FC Goa in the Indian Super League, courtesy a stoppage time free-kick from Edu Bedia in Kolkata on Wednesday. The Gaur thus ended their six-match winning streak at the Salt Lake Stadium. It was Brandon Fernandes who propelled Goa’s outfit in the seventh minute, while Clayton Silva converted a spot kick to restore parity. FC Goa got the lead when the 28-year-old midfielder was kicked off the left flank by Alvaro Vázquez before he caught Ivan González and caught on custodian Kamaljit Singh to give his team the lead within the 10th minute of the first half. taken over.

Jordan O’Doherty and Clayton Silva counterattacked in the 24th minute. O’Doherty played the ball behind Silva but the striker could not take a shot.

At the half-hour mark, East Bengal appealed for a penalty, but was awarded a freekick to the edge of the box instead. Silva’s strike from the set piece was cleared by junior World Cup player Dheeraj Moirangthem.

Five minutes after half time, a length ball from the defensive third was played towards Vazquez. The Spaniard brought the ball down with an excellent touch and then hit a shot on goal that was away for a corner. Edu whips the ball from the resulting corner and Anwar Ali’s header was just wide.

The red and gold brigades put up initial pressure and pushed the Gaurs to their side. In the 57th minute, VP Suhair rolled down the right flank and dismissed Alex Lima near the edge of the box. The Brazilian made a few touches before firing his shot over the bar.

The pressure from East Bengal paid off minutes after the hour mark. Suhair leaves the offside trap and approaches the ball ahead of Dheeraj and the keeper knocks him down.

The referee immediately pointed to the spot. Silva stepped up to take a spot kick, sending Moirangthem the wrong way and leveling the score in the 64th minute.

In the fourth minute of second half stoppage time, FC Goa won a free kick near the halfway line in the East Bengal half. Gaur goes for it as Bedia hits a deep ball into the box. The ball bounced awkwardly in front of the keeper and entered the back of the net without touching any player.

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Gaur will travel to the southeast coast to face Chennaiyin FC in their next match on Friday.

A day before that, East Bengal will travel to Guwahati to face NorthEast United FC.

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