ISL 2015: FC Goa go down to Atletico de Kolkata 4-0

Kolkata, 22 November 2015: FC Goa are unable to break the Kolkata jinx as they went down 4-0 to Atletico de Kolkata in Match 44 of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata, on Sunday evening.

Arnab Mondal of Altetico de Kolkata and Dudu of FC Goa battle it out for the ball

Arnab Mondal of Altetico de Kolkata and Dudu of FC Goa battle it out for the ball

Sameehg Doutie (20’) and Borja Fernandez (22’) scored goals in quick succession in the first half before Iain Hume (68’) and Doutie (78’) scored again to inflict ATK’s second win in regulation time over the Goans.

Both sides had two changes each. Antonio Lopez Habas deployed Mohammed Rafique and Ofentse Nato in place with Arata Izumi and Valdo starting on the bench while Zico sent out Nicolau Colaco and Narayan Das as the right and left wingbacks respectively instead of Romeo Fernandes and Mandar Rao Dessai.

Narayan slipped in a pass to Dudu Omagbemi from the left which the Nigerian fired straight down the throat of ATK goalkeeper Amrinder Singh in the opening minute.

Dudu another opportunity in the ninth minute when Thongkhosiem Haokip drove Rino Anto’s loose pass to Arnab Mondal towards his strike-partner whose attempt to find the far post was denied by Amrinder.

The home team then began creating chances for themselves as Hume’s cross from the left was a bit too far for an onrushing Rafique before the Canadian himself missed the right post.

Soon after Jaime Gavilan Martinez almost setup Rafique to a goal with the latter’s shot on goal being blocked by Narayan, the Spaniard did turn the provider for Doutie’s shot that beat FC Goa goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani in the 20th minute.

Two minutes later, Kattimani had to pick the ball from his nets again as the home team’s skipper Borja slammed the ball past him in the top left corner after receiving a pass from Doutie.

Habas’ men kept coming at the visitor’s goal thereon and Rafique was almost put through on goal by Borja but for the former’s first touch that resulted in the ball rolling in the hands of the Goa custodian.

Lucio stopped Doutie in his tracks in the FC Goa and Zico had a change of formation to his side by replacing defender Gregory Arnolin with midfielder Denson Devadas before the score line read 2-0 in favour of the defending champions at half-time.

The Goan side’s coach made another tactical change in the second half as striker Reinaldo was brought on for midfielder Jofre, though ATK continued dominating the proceedings of match.

Rafique was put through on the right wing but his effort to minus a pass for Martinez was well read by Narayan around the hour mark after which Hume wasn’t able to direct Anto’s cross from the right on target.

Hume finally got an opportunity to get his name on the scoreboard as he converted from the spot to make it 3-0 in the 68th minute after Doutie was deemed to have been fouled by Nicolau Colaco inside the box.

Nicolau was replaced by Mandar in Goa’s last change but the score line only got worse for the visitors as Doutie squeezed past Lucio and Raju Gaikwad to get on the end of Nato’s pass and sidestepped Kattimani to calmly slot the ball at the back of the net in the 78th minute.

Minutes later, it could have been 5-0 but ATK substitute Arata Izumi shot wide after Doutie’s cross from the right found him on the far side.

Atletico de Kolkata, who now have 20 points from 12 matches, displace FC Goa from the top spot while the Goan franchise go second with 18 points from 11 matches.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Author:

Aspiring Media Enthusiast, Cricket Tragic, Football Fanatic, Avid Reader, Amateur Photographer & Wannabe Sports Writer.

Cricket

Kathiwada Arts and Sports: Auction featuring sports memorabilia

Kathiwada Arts and Sports: Auction featuring sports memorabilia

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 5th, 2016

Kathiwada Arts and Sports which is a part of the prestigious Kathiwada Foundation will be curating their very own brand of auctioneering starting with sports me ..

Football

ISL 2016 Semi-Final 1 (1st Leg) Preview: Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC

ISL 2016 Semi-Final 1 (1st Leg) Preview: Atletico de Kolkata vs Mumbai City FC

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on December 10th, 2016

KOLKATA: Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC will look for the crucial early advantage as they battle for a place in Hero Indian Super League final at Rabind ..

Tennis

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Chennai Open 2017: Roberto Agut and Borna Coric confirm their participation

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 29th, 2016

Chennai:  The 22nd edition of the Aircel Chennai Open promises to be a world class affair, with two more tennis heavyweights confirming their presence for the ..

F1

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Life Lessons learned from Sports & Fitness #TOSBDay

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on September 26th, 2016

Held on Sept 1st, The Outstanding Speakers’ Bureau (TOSB) Twinterview consisted of sports panelists such as Mark Gallagher (Public Speaker on F1 race), Shayam ..

Boxing

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Uncertainty remains over future of Tyson Fury

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on October 27th, 2016

Having gone from Heavyweight Champion to the fallen giant in just a matter of months, the future of Tyson Fury remains up in the air, with many questioning whet ..

Other Sports

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

PUMA hosts Asafa Powell along with PT Usha, Milkha Singh and many more Indian athletes

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on November 18th, 2016

The Fastest Sportswear brand – PUMA hosted one of the fastest sprinters on the planet- Asafa Powell at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The Jamaic ..

One stop guide to all the latest sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2017 | The Sports Mirror