The match turned put to be much closer than expected. Atletico de Kolkata took the early lead with a brilliant volley from Doutie. The first half was then all about Goa trying to work out something and failing and Kolkata wasting opportunities to go even further up.
Those misses looked even costlier when they were reduced to 10 men with Stephen Pearson getting a red card. FC Goa could not take advantage of the situation and ended up going one man down themselves when Sanjay Balmuchu was sent off. But they could provoke a penalty with the referee deciding to penalise Kolkata skipper Borja Fernandez inside the box. Joffre stepped up to take the spot kick and made no mistake with it. In the end, the two teams had to settle for a point each.