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I-League - January 25 2016 02:00 PM

Rajiv Gandhi Stadium

Aizawl FC

27'
0'
0 : 2

Sporting Clube de Goa

Loveday Okechukwu 27'
Nicholas Fernandes 0'
  • 0
    GOAL for Sporting Clube de Goa! Nicholas Fernandes finds himself in a shooting position from the penalty area. He places the ball with his right foot just above the ground, on the left of the goal. The goalkeeper didn't have time to react! Sporting Clube de Goa takes an important advantage with this goal.
  • 9
    David LALRINMUANA delivers a corner kick to help Aizawl FC to get back in the game. It's a short corner. But the defense clears the threat.
  • 10
    Just wide! David LALRINMUANA delivers a nice shot but he is not accurate enough. The scorer brushes the ball with the top of his right boot just in front of the D but he doesn't reach his target.
  • 15
    David LALRINMUANA hits a corner kick that might bring the equalizer. He crosses the ball towards the first post. Ricky LALLAWMAWMA gets out of his marking and shoots but the goalkeeper is able to gather the ball.
  • 20
    David LALRINMUANA hits a corner kick to help Aizawl FC to get back in the game. It's a short corner. Aizawl FC has an opportunity but nobody reaches to the ball.
  • 22
    Odafa ONYEKA OKOLIE goes too far and ends up being offside.
  • 23
    Sporting Clube de Goa concedes a free kick following a foul on Aizawl FC. Aizawl FC takes the free kick. A long ball is played.
  • 25
    Just wide! Alfred KEMAH JARYAN delivers a nice shot but he is not accurate enough. The scorer brushes the ball with the top of his right boot just in front of the D but he doesn't reach his target.
  • 26
    Sporting Clube de Goa hits a dangerous corner kick. It's a short corner. But the defense clears the threat.
  • 27
    GOAL for Sporting Clube de Goa! As he receives the ball, Loveday OKECHUKWU decides to take his chance from over 30 yards. He places the ball with his right foot in the upper right V. The goalkeeper's left flat footed. This goal complicates things for Aizawl FC.

Aizawl FC

3-5-2
VS

Sporting Clube de Goa

4-4-2
  • 0 Goal 2
  • 66% Possession 34%
  • 13 Shots 8
  • 6 Shot On Target 5
  • 337 Pass 211
  • 235 Pass Complete 147
  • 7 Fouls 17
  • 1 Offsite 2
  • 15 Corner 3
  • 2 Yellow Card 2
  • 0 Red Card 0
3
Yuta Kinowaki
Midfielder
14
Lalbiakhlua
Midfielder
16
F. Lalrinpuia
Forward
17
David Lalrinmuana
Midfielder
20
Alfred Kemah Jaryan
Forward
21
Zothanmawia
Goalkeeper
27
Lalramchullova
Defender
30
Brandon Vanlalremdika
Midfielder
31
Lalchhawnkima
Defender
39
Lalruatthara
Defender

In the 4th round of Hero I-league 2015-16, Sporting Clube de Goa earned three well-deserved points with a 2-0 win over Aizawl FC at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Aizawl, courtesy two first half strikes from Nicholas Fernandes and Loveday Okechukwu, in the 1st minute and 27th minute respectively.

Mateus Costa’s boys began leading just seconds after the kick off at 2 pm. Aizawl FC defender Ruatthara committed a mistake in the box and Ferrnandes did not miss his opportunity to score giving his side an early advantage over the local side.

Sporting doubled their lead when long range expert Loveday Okechukwu fired a spectacular ball from the halfway line. The ball found the net, and Sporting doubled their lead in the 30th minute. The score remained the same in the first half.

Aizawl looked prepared to attack from their set-up but their attempts could not be converted by the attackers. Sporting Goa keeper Arindam Bhattacharjya had to be on his toes throughout as Manuel Fraile’s boys continued to pile on pressure on him but he thwarted their attempts.

Aizawl FC’s all efforts in the second half were thwarted by the visiting side in spite of gunning numerous shots on target. Alfred, valpuia and Biaktea miscued their chances and Flaming Oranje kept on winning the midfield battle.

Following Sporting Goa’s this victory, Sporting Goa leapfrog them to the 5th spot with 4 points.

Mateus Costa praised his boys for their valiant efforts, “We are happy because the match went the way we planned today.” Anticipating the next match, he said that his team will start preparing for the next match with Lajong now that their Aizawl match is done.

Manuel sounded a little distorted after the result, “We did not not have focus and concentration. We failed to win the duels and Sporting deserved to take away all three points today.” He asserted that Aizawl FC will make a strong comeback in their next match against Salgaocar, whom they are slated to play in Goa on the last day of this month.

Source: I-League Media