Last gasp victory for FC Pune City over FC Goa: As it happened

FC Goa dominated but it is FC Pune City with the three points thanks to a late goal from Momar Ndoye.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 11, 2016 5:57 pm
Momar Ndoye scored the winning goal for FC Pune City against FC Goa. (Source: ISL)

FC Goa will be cursing their luck at the end of this match but it is clear that they need to improve on their communication while attacking. A number of chances that the home side got in the first half were either seen away by Pune’s goalkeeper Edel, or disappeared due to the ball being given away cheaply.

Pune on the other hand, remained disciplined in defence and were always looking dangerous on the counter. After the 70th minute, it did look like this would be Goa’s match through and through and Pune should be happy with the one point that they might get at the end of the ninety. But substitute Momar Ndoye made the most out of the window of opportunity he got in the 89th minute and whipped the ball into goal from outside the box.

Zico’s team have no lost both of their opening fixtures and both times have looked the more unlucky of the two teams rather than the weaker one. They will have to now regroup and travel to Chennai to face Chennaiyin FC while this is exactly the kind of motivation FC Pune City will be looking for when they face NorthEast United next.

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FC Pune City and FC Goa have had different trajectories in the Hero ISL. Goa has been traditionally a state that has a strong footballing culture and this can be clearly seen here with the crowd that has turned up at Fatorda. The teams are walking out. Big news for Pune as Mohammed Sissoko makes his debut. Sissoko is the new marquee player that Pune signed after they lost Gudjohnsen to an ankle injury.

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Here is what the two starting XIs look like:

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10 mins. gone, FC Goa 0-0 FC Pune City
A rash challenge by Sissoko centimetres outside the box and Goa’s Rafael was the man who stepped up to take the free kick. He tried to drive the shot under the wall but the ball hit the foot of one of the players on the wall and ended up rolling towards the goalkeeper. Sissoko made a heavy challenge just seconds later on another Goa player.

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Everyone’s watching!

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20 mins gone, FC Goa 0-0 FC Pune City

Jonathan Luca was seemingly brought down in the Goa box. Referee didn’t budge and it did seem like the Pune winger made too much of the contact. Touch and go but the referee doesn’t think much of it and so it’s still all square. Pune have been pretty aggressive on the field themselves with the midfielders making some pretty rash challenges over the course of these 20 minutes

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GOAL!! FC Goa 0-1 FC Pune City

Arata Izumi the goalscorer. He was at the right place at the right time. The ball deflected off the goalkeeper after a thunderous shot by Jonatan Lucca. Keeper did a good jovb of keeping it out to be fair but Arata was there to follow up. The Fatorda has been silenced momentarily.

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GOAL!! FC Goa 0-1 FC Pune City (25′ Arata)

Arata Izumi the goalscorer. He was at the right place at the right time. The ball deflected off the goalkeeper after a thunderous shot by Jonatan Lucca. Keeper did a good jovb of keeping it out to be fair but Arata was there to follow up. The Fatorda has been silenced momentarily.


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GOAL!! FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City (32′ Rafael)

Well this is just what the visitors didn’t want. They seemed to be in the ascendancy, Goa looked like they were a bit shaken by that forst goal, and just when it looked everything was going surprisingly well for the visitors, a defensive mistake from Pune’s Gouramangi left the ball free for Rafael to pick. He had only the goalkeeper to beat and made no mistake as he drilled a shot from the right flank. If it was silenced before, The Fatorda is back to its cacophonic best.

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GOAL!! FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City (32′ Rafael)


Well this is just what the visitors didn’t want. They seemed to be in the ascendancy, Goa looked like they were a bit shaken by that forst goal, and just when it looked everything was going surprisingly well for the visitors, a defensive mistake from Pune’s Gouramangi left the ball free for Rafael to pick. He had only the goalkeeper to beat and made no mistake as he drilled a shot from the right flank. If it was silenced before, The Fatorda is back to its cacophonic best.

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GOAL!! FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City (32′ Rafael)

Well this is just what the visitors didn’t want. They seemed to be in the ascendancy, Goa looked like they were a bit shaken by that first goal, and just when it looked everything was going surprisingly well for the visitors, a defensive mistake from Pune’s Gouramangi left the ball free for Rafael to pick. He had only the goalkeeper to beat and made no mistake as he drilled a shot from the right flank. If it was silenced before, The Fatorda is back to its cacophonous best.

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HALF TIME!! FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City

Quite a frantic first half at Goa. It was pretty monotonous for the first twenty minutes with both the teams unable to make any notable headway into the opposition’s half. But Arata’s 25th minute goal changed everything and suddenly, even the slightest lapses in concentration was proving to be costly for both the teams. One such mistake gave the home side their equaliser with Rafael being the man to grab the opportunity. Goa has the momentum, and we’ll se if they can sustain that in the second half.

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HALF TIME!! FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City

Quite a frantic first half at Goa. It was pretty monotonous for the first twenty minutes with both the teams unable to make any notable headway into the opposition’s half. But Arata’s 25th minute goal changed everything and suddenly, even the slightest lapses in concentration was proving to be costly for both the teams. One such mistake gave the home side their equaliser with Rafael being the man to grab the opportunity. Goa has the momentum, and we’ll se if they can sustain that in the second half.

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HALF TIME!! FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City

Quite a frantic first half at Goa. It was pretty monotonous for the first twenty minutes with both the teams unable to make any notable headway into the opposition’s half. But Arata’s 25th minute goal changed everything and suddenly, even the slightest lapses in concentration was proving to be costly for both the teams. One such mistake gave the home side their equaliser with Rafael being the man to grab the opportunity. Goa has the momentum, and we’ll se if they can sustain that in the second half.

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55′ gone FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City

Two very good chances for the home side but Pune hold on. The visitors are lucky that the referee didn’t blow the whistle for penalty at the end of the first half. The ball very clearly hit the hand of Eduardo but the referee was not in a good position to see that and he blew for half-time. Both teams have started the second half on a very positive note and it seems to be pretty end-to-end at the moment.

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65′ FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City

Goa are having more of the ball at the moment and making more inroads in to the Pune box but Pune are looking just as dangerous on the counter. There seems to a lack of communication among the Pune players whih is what is undoing them whenever they go forward. It still remains all-square.

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75′ FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City

FC Goa stepping up the ante now. Trindade made a great acrobatic attempt at goal and was denied by Bete, who has been brilliant between the posts so far for the visitors. If the match ends with the same scoreline, FC Pune City will certainly have to be greateful to the former PSG man

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80′ FC Goa 1-1 FC Pune City

Goa are having more possession and the attacks are dissipating from Pune. The visitors are being held aloft only by Edel’s vigil at goal. The rain is pelting down at the Fatorda and the attacks are pelting down on the Pune box. How long will they be able to hold on, only time will tell, but Goa need to be more alert in the final third. Most of their attacks are not working out because of a serious lack of communication at the end.

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89′ Ndoye GOAL FC Goa 1-2 FC Pune City

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GOAL!! FC Goa 1-2 FC Pune City

And that is football. FC Goa have looked the stronger side throughout this second half but they were caught out with a counter from FC Pune. Substitute Ndoye dribbled past Lucio and whipped in a brilliant shot just outside the box and the goalkeeper could do nothing but watch helplessly as the ball crashed into the back of the net.

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GOAL!! FC Goa 1-2 FC Pune City

And that is football. FC Goa have looked the stronger side throughout this second half but they were caught out with a counter from FC Pune. Substitute Ndoye dribbled past Lucio and whipped in a brilliant shot just outside the box and the goalkeeper could do nothing but watch helplessly as the ball crashed into the back of the net.

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FULL TIME!! FC Goa 1-2 FC Pune City

Zico would find it hard to believe that his team has come out of this match with no points for themselves. They were better than Pune in almost all departments of the pitch in the second half and dominated most of the possession. But the visitors, to their credit, did enough to keep the pressure on the home side and seized the opportunity when it came their way.