ISL 2018, Chennaiyin vs FC Goa Highlights: Goa thrash Chennaiyin at their home

ISL 2018, Chennaiyin vs FC Goa Highlights: Chennaiyin were punished for sloppy defence as Ahmed Jahouh-inspired FC Goa pump three goals past them

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 7, 2018 1:35:17 am
ISL 2018, Chennaiyin vs FC Goa Highlights: Chennaiyin FC were picked apart in their second game. (ISL Image)

ISL 2018, Chennaiyin vs FC Goa Highlights: FC Goa handed defending champions Chennaiyin FC a 3-1 defeat in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday. The attacking Goa side capitalised on the home team’s defensive lapses to score one goal in the first half and added two more in the second to earn full points after drawing its opener against NorthEast United FC. The visitors broke through in the 12th after the early exchanges with Edu Bedia finding the back of the net. He latched on to a ball played in from the right and slotted it past the CFC goal Karamjit Singh as the defence made a mess of things.

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ISL 2018, Chennaiyin vs FC Goa Highlights:

21:32 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
FULL TIME! Chennaiyin 1-3 Goa

Chennaiyin now have a goal difference of -3 and they have only played two matches so far. Not a great start to the season for the defending champions. 

21:30 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
GOAL! Chennaiyin 1-3 Goa (Eli Sabia 90+5 mins)

A consolation. Straightforward. Corner floated and Eli Sabia has to only turn it into goal with minimal resistance. Chennaiyin can end this match with a better goal difference now. 

21:26 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
90 mins

There will be SIX minutes of added time. But that is not as much as what is there for the Premier League match between Burnley and Bournemouth that just got concluded - eight minutes. 

21:22 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
89 mins

Jahouh plays in Mandar who is absolutely free.....but is also offside. Jahouh showed today why he is the best midfielder in the league. His passes have torn the Chennaiyin defence apart. 

21:20 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
86 mins

Thapa passes the ball forward straight through the heart of the Goa defence trying to find Carlos Salom. The ball rolls to the keeper who collects it easily. Bread and butter stuff for him. 

21:18 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
GOAL! Chennaiyin FC 0-3 FC Goa (Fall 80 mins)

A lovely curling long ball from Jahouh into the box and Fall gets the back of his head to it. It loops over Karanjit Singh into goal. Chennaiyin have themselves to blame here. FC Goa have not been that great in attack but Chennaiyin have been absolutely sloppy in defence. 

21:09 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
73 mins

Gregory Nelson cuts in from the right and takes a bang at it. The ball has certainly landed in the Cooum river and is making its way to the Bay of Bengal by now. 

21:05 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
60 mins

Seriton Fernandes smashes into Gregory Nelson who was speeding down the right flank. He gets a yellow card for that. 

20:53 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
GOAL! Chennai 0-2 Goa (Coro 53 mins)

Seriton Fernandes squares it into the box, Coro gets to the ball and an easy finish in the end. Sloppy defending from Chennaiyin FC and they are being picked apart at their own home. 

20:27 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
HALF TIME! Chennaiyin FC 0-1 FC Goa

A half that has mostly been about shouting and screaming, between players themselves and players and referees. Not exactly the greatest showcase of football this. If there is anyone who is watching this sport for the first time today, please don't judge it on the basis of this match. 

20:03 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
30 mins

Goa players are now screaming at the referee to give a yellow card to a player who has gone down in the box. No yellow card to him for diving but the referee doesn't give a penalty either. At leat five minutes of the last 10 have gone in players remonstrating with the referee. 

20:00 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
28 mins

Raphael Augusto makes the most of a foul by Ahmed Jahouh. The Moroccan gets a yellow card and he gets in the referee's face for that. That's three yellow cards in the last five minutes and we are not even past the half-hour mark. 

19:57 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
25 mins

Mailson Alves and Hugo Boumas exchange niceties and they both get a yellow card each for their efforts. Replays show that Mailson may have got a headbutt in. He is lucky to have got just a yellow then. 

19:56 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
20 mins

FC Goa have more possession and Chennaiyin are pressing high. The problem with doing that is that they are getting caught out every time Goa attack. Fortunately for them, Goa simply can't make a clean pass in the final third. 

19:46 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
GOAL! Chennaiyin 0-1 FC Goa (Edu Bedia 12 mins)

Edu Bedia connects perfectly and manages to score inside a crowded box. We have seen a number of strikers taking a wild kick and completely messing up shots like these. But there are no mistakes here - not from the attacker at least. Because the ball came to Edu Bedia after one of the Chennaiyin defenders took a wild kick to clear it and missed the ball completely. Astonishing stuff. 

19:40 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
7 mins

The ball floated up field and Goa's Coro seems to be completely offside. But the linesman's flag stays down! Thankfully for Chennai, Coro can't control it and Mailson Alves kicks it out of play. He then berates the linesman. No replays so we can't decipher if Coro was offside or not. 

19:36 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
KICK OFF

Raphael Augusto gets us going for the evening, the pitch in Chennai has certainly seen better days. Let's hope no one gets injured because of this. Lots of empty seats in the stadium too. 

19:14 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
TEAMS!
19:12 (IST) 06 Oct 2018
Hello and welcome!

We have two teams today who have a lot of history together. Said history isn't exactly a nice one either. Unruly incidents are common in the ISL but they are yet to be seen this season. Chennaiyin will hope that their first match at home will result in their first points while FC Goa will be trying to do better than concede in the 89th minute of the match, like they did in Guwahati last week. 

ISL 2018, Chennaiyin vs FC Goa Highlights: John Gregory will be hoping that his team open their account on Saturday. (PTI Photo)

ISL 2018, Chennaiyin vs FC Goa Highlights: Chennaiyin FC will be aiming to make a course correction after their opening round loss to Bengaluru FC when they take on FC Goa in an Indian Super League encounter Saturday. John Gregory's men created a few chances but were largely disappointing their 0-1 loss to Bengaluru and the coach would expect his strikers to up the ante against the Gaurs. Due to heavy rainfall during the past two days, conditions at the Nehru stadium can be expected to be sluggish, making the job a tad tougher for the forward-line.