ISL Update- Chennaiyin FC booked their place in the final of Indian Super League on Saturday. FC Goa fought well in the second leg. They came so close but the tie was mostly finished in the first leg itself. Chennaiyin FC were victorious in the first leg of the Semifinal by a margin of 4-1. However, FC Goa tried their best at Fatorda Stadium on Saturday.
Lucian Goian’s own goal at the 10th minute of the match gave FC Goa the lead in the first half of this ISL match. The early lead in the first half of the match gave the home side the much-needed confidence to make a comeback in this tie. Mourtada Fall scored the second goal for FC Goa at the 21st minute of the match.
Brandon Fernandes provided the ball towards Mourtada Fall during the Goal. Edu Bedia came as the substitute for Hugo Boumous at the 25th minute of the match. Hugo Boumous felt that he would not be able to continue and the manager subbed him off. The first half ended with a scoreline of 2-0 in favour of FC Goa.
The manager of FC Goa, Clifford Miranda fielded his side with a formation of 4-3-3 on Saturday. Mohammad Nawaz was keeping the goal for the home side. Mourtada Fall and Carlos Pena were there in the central defence. Serinton Fernandes and Mandar Rao Desai were playing as two side-backs. Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh and Hugo Boumous were deployed in the central midfield of FC Goa. Jackichand Singh and Brandon Fernandes were playing as two wingers. Ferran Corominas was there as the lone centre forward for FC Goa.
FC Goa needed just one goal to qualify for the final of Hero Indian Super League this season. However, things changed completely in the second half. Lalrinzuala Chhangte scored the most important away goal for Chennaiyin FC at the 52nd minute of the match. The manager of Chennaiyin FC, Owen Coyle brought Germanpreet Singh in place of Sydney Vanspaul in the second half. Nerijus Valskis scored the second goal for Chennaiyin FC in this match at the 59th minute of the match. Rafael Crivellaro provided the ball towards Nerijus Valskis during the Goal. Thoi Singh came from the bench at the 60th minute of the match in place of Andre Schembri. Manvir Singh came in the field in place of Lenny Rodrigues at the 66th minute of the match.
Edu Bedia was shown a yellow card at the 70th minute. Saviour Gama came in the field in place of Jackichand Singh. Edu Bedia scored the third goal for FC Goa at the 81st minute of the match. Mourtada Fall provided the ball towards Edu Bedia at the time of the Goal. Mourtada Fall scored the fourth goal for FC Goa at the 83rd minute of the match. Vishal Kaith was booked for time-wasting. The match ended with a scoreline of 4-2 in favour of FC Goa. However, Chennaiyin FC went through to the final of the ISL with an aggregate scoreline of 5-6 in their favour.