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ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

The win takes Goa to top of the table with 10 points from four matches while Pune continue to sit at the bottom of the table with a solitary point from four games

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FC Goa vs FC Pune City (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)
FC Goa vs FC Pune City (Photo: indiansuperleague.com)

Full-time report: FC scored four past FC City who could manage only two goals in response at the with Spaniard scoring a brace in the first half and then receiving a straight red cad near the end of the second half.

All six goals were scored in the scintillating first half. There was no time for any breather as the game got going from the fifth minute itself when Coro put forward. Jahouh put in a wonderful long ball over the top and Coro controlled it, wriggled beyond the defender challenging him, made space for himself and, from the right of the box, slipped the ball beyond Vishal Kaith to the far post.

were quick to reply and had a goal for themselves within three minute ewhen Marcelinho chipped goalkeeper Nawaz, who was slightly off his line, from the edge of the box on the left to the far post. 

The visitors couldn't hold on to the equaliser for long as Boumous put ahead once again in the 12th minute. He drove to the box, passed the ball to Coro on the right and received it back as a cross inside the box from where he headed it home.

Another goal came for Goa in the 20th minute off Jackichand when Coro was freed on the right wing with a long ball. He drove inside the box and, upon seeing Kaith coming out, laid the ball off unshelfishly for Jackichand who had the easiest task of passing the ball onto the empty net.

pulled another goal back in the 23rd minute when Alfaro received the ball inside the box on the left and absolutely smashed it into the fr side-netting to make it 3-2.

More action was to come in the first half as Coro scored his second in the 35th minute. Jackichand did wonderfully to cut-back the ball from the lefft byline. Coro is the fastest to react in the resulting scramble inside the box, poking home his second goal of the evening.

There were many more close chances that were either saved or came off bar and the scoreline could have been even crazier. 

In the 54th minute, Pune got a penalty kick when Chinglensana held back Alfaro inside the box. Alfaro took the resulting  penalty to the left but Nawaz guessed it correctly to make the block.

The rest of the second half was much less action-packed but it did see one player each of both the teams shown straight red cards.

First, Pune's Diego was show na direct red in the 86th minute and four minutes later, Corominas received his marching orders for a dangerous two-footed challenge.

The win takes Goa to top of the table with 10 points after winning three of their four matches and drawing another while Pune continue to sit at the bottom of the table with a solitary point from four games.

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 90+4 -- Brandon drives forward on the left and fires in a shot that the goalkeeper does well to parry it away

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 90 -- Four minutes of additional time

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 90 (RED CARD)-- Another straight red!! This time at the receiving end is Corominas who went on a two-footed dangerous challenge.

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Yellow card for Emiliano Alfaro for protesting the red card decision

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 86 (RED CARD) -- Pune's Diego is shown a direct red!

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 84 (SUBSTITUTION FOR GOA) -- Edu Bedia makes way for Palanca 

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 84 -- Coro takes benefit of a poor clearance by the Pune defence and then sees the goalkeeper off his line and looks to chip him but his shot can only find the side-netting

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 80 (SUBSTITUTION FOR GOA) -- Jackichand makes way for Brandon

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 77 -- Pune get a chance and Alfaro nears the right goalpost and looks to turn it in but it loops out for a goalkick

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 68 (SUBSTITUTION FOR GOA) -- Pena comes in for Boumous

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

Minute 65 (SUBSTITUTIONS FOR PUNE) Vila makes way for Diego and Robin Singh out for Adil

First Published: Sun, October 28 2018. 18:35 IST

ISL 2018-19: FC Goa steamroll FC Pune City 4-2 to go top of the table

The win takes Goa to top of the table with 10 points from four matches while Pune continue to sit at the bottom of the table with a solitary point from four games

Full-time report: FC scored four past FC City who could manage only two goals in response at the with Spaniard scoring a brace in the first half and then receiving a straight red cad near the end of the second half.

All six goals were scored in the scintillating first half. There was no time for any breather as the game got going from the fifth minute itself when Coro put forward. Jahouh put in a wonderful long ball over the top and Coro controlled it, wriggled beyond the defender challenging him, made space for himself and, from the right of the box, slipped the ball beyond Vishal Kaith to the far post.

were quick to reply and had a goal for themselves within three minute ewhen Marcelinho chipped goalkeeper Nawaz, who was slightly off his line, from the edge of the box on the left to the far post. 

The visitors couldn't hold on to the equaliser for long as Boumous put ahead once again in the 12th minute. He drove to the box, passed the ball to Coro on the right and received it back as a cross inside the box from where he headed it home.

Another goal came for Goa in the 20th minute off Jackichand when Coro was freed on the right wing with a long ball. He drove inside the box and, upon seeing Kaith coming out, laid the ball off unshelfishly for Jackichand who had the easiest task of passing the ball onto the empty net.

pulled another goal back in the 23rd minute when Alfaro received the ball inside the box on the left and absolutely smashed it into the fr side-netting to make it 3-2.

More action was to come in the first half as Coro scored his second in the 35th minute. Jackichand did wonderfully to cut-back the ball from the lefft byline. Coro is the fastest to react in the resulting scramble inside the box, poking home his second goal of the evening.

There were many more close chances that were either saved or came off bar and the scoreline could have been even crazier. 

In the 54th minute, Pune got a penalty kick when Chinglensana held back Alfaro inside the box. Alfaro took the resulting  penalty to the left but Nawaz guessed it correctly to make the block.

The rest of the second half was much less action-packed but it did see one player each of both the teams shown straight red cards.

First, Pune's Diego was show na direct red in the 86th minute and four minutes later, Corominas received his marching orders for a dangerous two-footed challenge.

The win takes Goa to top of the table with 10 points after winning three of their four matches and drawing another while Pune continue to sit at the bottom of the table with a solitary point from four games.

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