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Federation Cup - May 10 2016 03:00 PM

Rajiv Gandhi Stadium

Aizawl FC

0 : 0

Sporting Clube de Goa

Aizawl FC

4-4-2
VS

Sporting Clube de Goa

4-4-1-1
  • 0 Goal 0
  • - Possession -
  • - Shots -
  • - Shot On Target -
  • - Pass -
  • - Pass Complete -
  • - Fouls -
  • - Offsite -
  • - Corner -
  • - Yellow Card -
  • - Red Card -
1
Soram Poirei Anganba
Goalkeeper
3
Yuta Kinowaki
Midfielder
4
Emmanuel Chigozie
Defender
13
Lalramzauva Khiante
Midfielder
17
David Lalrinmuana
Midfielder
19
H Lalmuankima
Midfielder
20
Alfred Kemah Jaryan
Forward
25
Yinka Joel Sunday Ayeni
Forward
27
Lalramchullova
Defender
31
Lalchhawnkima
Defender

Aizawl FC and Sporting Clube de Goa lock horns for the third time this year, in their previous meetings the team from Goa managed to outscore and outplay the much loved and appreciated Aizawl FC who have a fan following of their own because of their beautiful game and style of play. The game ended goalless, both teams missed some fine chances, the team that will play the final will be decided on 15th May when the teams play the 2nd Leg of the Semi-Final at Goa.

 

The home team made some changes from the team that defeated Bengaluru FC, the seasons Hero I-League Champions and defending Champions of Hero Federation Cup. Mka starts on the left in place of Brandon, Ruatthara is out of the squad due to an injury, Chullova steps in for the injured defender on the right, Albert was on the bench as Lalramzauva (Rza) plied his skills and speed down the right flank.

The away team too missed some top quality players in Odafa and Theobald.

 

Who’s Playing

Aizawl FC: Soram Poirei Anganba, Yuta Kinowaki, Emmanuel Chigozie, Lalramzauva Khiangte, David Lalrinmuana (C), H.Lalmuankima, Alfred K Jaryan, Joel Sunday, Ricky Lallawmawma, Lalramchullova, Lalchhawnkima.

 

Sporting Clube de Goa: Mahmoud Al Amna, Pratesh Shirodkar, Benny Fernandes, Sumeet Passi, Rowlin Borges, Arindam Bhattacharja, Loveday Okechukwu(C), Subhasish Bose, Nicholas Fernandes, Fulgano Cardozo, Mehrajuddin Wadoo.

 

The First Half

The referee blows his whistle, Aizawl FC have their eye on goal right at the first minute, but it was no threat as the away team cleared with ease. In the following minute, Sporting Clube de Goa had a chance to take a lead but G.Thakur rolls his effort wide off target.

 

The game slows down as the players fought for possession each minute of the game, the home team lacked the energy and pace that they used to show in their home matches, this may be largely due to the scorching heat.

 

Chances are few at both ends as both teams failed to find their finishing touches, but the fans of Aizawl FC, the best fans in Indian football were continuously cheering their team.

 

The referee blows his whistle after the added minutes were played, it’s been less than entertaining.

 

The Second Half

The second half starts rather promising, Joel took a chip shot a few minutes after the restart but his effort went off target. Sporting Clube de Goa too had their chance but Soram Poirei raced out of his goal line to punch the ball to safety.

 

We came really close to scoring the first goal of the match in the 52nd minute, Captain David takes a freekick, finds Emma on the farpost but the tall Nigerian was unable to direct his header on target.

 

Jahar Das reinforced his attacking formation in the 58th minute, Lalramzauva Khiangte made way for Albert Zohmingmawia. Albert made his presence felt right away, the winger beats his man on the right, delivers a cross but there was no one to meet the ball.

Aizawl FC created more chances in the second half but their shooting boots continuously failed to find target, the Captain receives the ball at the edge of the box, settles it and whips a shot to the top right corner, Arindam pulls a top notch save to put the score even at 0-0, a true drawer stuff.

 

The referee blows the final whistle, not a win but a decent result for the home team. With the away goal rule in practice, a single away goal will be costly for both teams. If Aizawl FC managed to score a goal in the second leg match against Sporting Clube de Goa, the Goa’n team will need to goal to have a chance at the final.