ISL: FC Goa blank Chennaiyin FC

Boris Singh
Boris Singh's joys knows no bound after scoring FC Goa's opening goal. Photo: FSDL

Chennai: FC Goa put in a clinical performance to beat Chennaiyin FC 3-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Sunday night. It was also Goa head coach Manolo Marquez's first victory in five meetings over his counterpart Owen Coyle. The Marina Machans were unable to stop a flawless looking Goa unit from recording a convincing victory to extend their unbeaten start to the season.

The Gaurs have regularly unearthed promising talents in the ISL, and full-back Jay Gupta is the latest example. The 22-year-old helped Goa get off the mark with a well-crafted assist for Boris Singh in the 13th minute. Sprinting ahead, he capitalised on the open space and crossed a delivery in for Boris at the far post. The winger met it perfectly and slotted it into the back of the net.

Midfielder Rowllin Borges doubled the lead in the 24th minute, with a collective effort that was capped off with some impressive individual shooting. Victor Rodriguez and Carl McHugh pushed ahead with neat passing before the latter played a short delivery to Borges at the tip of the 18-yard box. The former Mumbai City FC player decided to take a chance at goal and his well-directed shot with pace beat Chennaiyin goalkeeper Debjit Majumder. 

FC Goa attacker Udanta Singh pulled off a terrific effort from outside of the 18-yard box in the 72nd minute to net Goa’s third goal. The Chennaiyin backline gave him plenty of space. 

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