ATK Mohun Bagan managed to get their worthwhile groove once more throughout the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) as they edged FC Goa 1-Zero in a tough-fought contest on the Fatorda Stadium proper right here on Wednesday. Roy Krishna (85′) netted the winner from a spot-kick to ensure Antonio Habas’ side climbed once more to second spot on the ISL desk. The first half belonged to the Mariners no matter Goa having enjoyable with the lion’s share of possession. They nullified the Gaurs’ attacking threat and managed the midfield as Juan Ferrando’s side didn’t register a single shot on course.
Habas’ side, then once more, appeared energetic in assault and customary just a few good chances nonetheless didn’t interrupt the deadlock.
David Williams was launched with an early probability to put ATKMB ahead throughout the ninth minute. Krishna pounced on a miscued cross from Edu Bedia and carried out it to Pronay Halder, who chipped the ball for Williams throughout the discipline. The Australian’s lob was safely collected by Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz, who rushed out of his line in time.
While the hosts have been utterly pleased to sit down once more and take in pressure, Goa didn’t penetrate the opposition defence and couldn’t check out ATKMB keeper Arindam Bhattacharja.
ATKMB as quickly as as soon as extra received right here close to taking the lead merely sooner than halftime in what was the right probability of the game. However, they’ve been denied by the woodwork.
Receiving a protracted diagonal ball from the left, Williams scale back inside by making space following a pleasing contact. The striker launched a pile driver that managed to beat Nawaz nonetheless not the upright.
Goa began the second-half with vigour and managed to create larger chances. They registered their first shot on course throughout the 56th minute. Alexander Jesuraj whipped a cross throughout the discipline for an unmarked Noguera, whose header was straight at Nawaz.
The Gaurs made two attacking substitutions after the hour mark, bringing on Brandon Fernandes and Jorge Ortiz Mendoza, whose arrivals provided them with some a lot-wanted impetus.
Goa had a declare for a penalty in the middle of the 79th minute nonetheless the referee didn’t deem it so. The tables turned merely minutes later as ATKMB gained a penalty on the completely different end and finally took the lead by the use of Krishna, who scored his fifth ISL function of the advertising marketing campaign.
Krishna was launched down throughout the discipline after an ailing-timed type out from substitute Aibanbha Dohling. The Fijian drilled his spot-kick laborious into the underside left-hand nook, leaving Nawaz with no probability.
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