Now for the final game of the league phase – Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan face off for ISL Shield and AFC Champions League spot.
Both teams are throwing more than the kitchen sink at this one. But none of the shots are going into the goal so far!!
Substituted Lluis Sastre gets a red card for throwing a water bottle at the Goa bench!
Hyderabad make changes as Mohammed Yasir and Fran Sandaza is off and in their pace come on Liston Colaco and Roland Alberg. Then Sahil Tavora replaces Souvik Chakrabarti!
Joao Victor, the Hyderabad FC skipper, is shown a yellow card for his challenge on Igor Angulo.
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Lluis Sastre is left frustrated for a foul not being given and lunges into a tackle on Alberto Noguera. The referee awards a free-kick to Goa.
Moments later, Edu Bedia is shown a yellow card for his challenge on Joel Chianese and then Redeem Tlang also follow his captain into the referee’s book for his tussule with Nikhil Poojary.
Alberto Noguera passes the ball to Alexander Jesuraj from the right flank. Jesuraj’s cross finds Saviour Gama, who in turn scuffs his shot. Redeem Tlang picks it up, on the left edge of the penalty box and takes a shot from near the byline but it hits only the side netting. Goa come close but Hyderabad sigh relief.
Joel Chianese has the ball for Hyderabad as FC Goa’s Edu Bedia tackles him from behind. The referee has no choice but to give a free-kick to the Nizams.
It is goalless at the break as either team have not been able to really test the goalkeeper.
Mohammed Yasir is on the run down the right flank as Adil Khan brings him down. The players call for action but the referee waves away the protests.
Bad tackle! Mohammed Yasir tries to stop Redeem Tlang but does so illegally. The referee points for a free-kick. Edu Bedia is the one who takes it but Odei Onaindia is there to head it out for a throw-in.
James Donachie gets booked by the referee and is the first player to do so for having his arms too high as he went for a header with Fran Sandaza.
Neither team has been able to really test the opposition keeper and it is still goalless as the teams take a drinks break.
Edu Bedia is down on the ground as he and Souvik Chakrabarti climb in the air for the same ball. Souvik ends up elbowing Bedia in the back. The referee calls back play.
Alberto Noguera tackles Lluis Sastre from behind in order to get the ball. The referee has no option but to call for a free-kick in favour of the Nizams.
FC Goa players are not happy that a corner is given and not a goal kick. Hyderabad FC’s Lluis Sastre takes it quickly, with none of the Goa players ready, as soon as the referee points for the corner. Nothing comes from it as Fran Sandaza scuffs his shot but Hyderabad players hound the referee as he asks for the corner to be taken again.
Glan Martins puts in a strong tackle on Joel Chianese. The referee blows his whistle to call for a free-kick.
Mohammed Yasir is on a brilliant run down the right flank, past Adil Khan, and he tries to square the ball back into the middle. But there is no one in the middle to finish off the move and Goa’s Donachie clear it away.
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ISL 2020-21 Live Score, FC Goa vs Hyderabad FC Latest Updates: FC Goa and Hyderabad FC played out a goalless draw at the Fatorda Stadium, to book their spot in the semi-finals of the 2020-21 season of Indian Super League (ISL). ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC and NorthEast United FC have already qualified for the semis. The second game of the night, Mumbai City FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan, will decide who wins the ISL shield winner and play in the AFC Champions League. Here are the scenarios on the final day.
Both the teams failed to break the deadlock in the first half. Ivan Gonzalez made a crucial interception in stoppage time to deny Hyderabad FC a goal and seal the fourth spot for the Gaurs.
Neither side managed to create anything of note in the first half as the defenders were on top and looked solid while dealing with any sort of danger that came their way. FC Goa enjoyed more possession, but Hyderabad FC were territorially superior. Manuel Marquez’s men spent a lot of time in FC Goa’s half without getting in behind the Gaurs’ backline. They could have also capitalised from a few set-pieces, but FC Goa held firm and averted any danger that came into their box. FC Goa came out for the second half looking more positive. Creating clear-cut chances though were still difficult to come by as both the sides struggled to produce their best in the opposition final-third.
Hyderabad FC upped the ante in search of a goal as the match entered its last 15 minutes of regulation time. They spent a lot of time camped near FC Goa’s box but the Gaurs managed to get bodies behind the ball and defend resolutely. Hyderabad FC had a huge chance of taking the lead in the 85th minute when a Joao Victor ball into the box was just beyond the reach of Joel Chianese and substitute Liston Colaco, both of whom were desperately trying to get on the end of the cross.
FC Goa went up the other end and saw substitute Devendra Murgaokar charged with the ball from the left into the box and cut onto his right foot before failing to hit the target with his shot. James Donachie then headed an FC Goa corner marginally above the crossbar in the last minute of regulation time. Hyderabad FC also had a golden opportunity to win the match in injury time when Gaurs custodian Dheeraj Singh could only parry substitute Roland Alberg’s shot into a dangerous area in the six-yard box. Colaco looked like he was about to put the rebound into an empty net, however, Ivan Gonzalez made a crucial interception to deny Hyderabad FC.
Adil Khan also had a nervy moment towards the end of the match as he almost headed the ball into his own net. However, Dheeraj rescued Adil by tipping the ball over the crossbar for corner as FC Goa held on for a draw. FC Goa joined Mumbai City FC, ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United FC in the semi-finals. have already qualified for the semis. FC Goa now will have to wait for the result of the game between ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC to know their semi-final opponents.
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