Spanish striker Igor Angulo’s double strike scripted FC Goa’s spectacular comeback as they held Bengaluru FC to a 2-2 draw in an Indian Super League encounter, right here on Sunday.
For Bengaluru, Cleiton Silva (27′) and Juanan Gonzalez (57′) scored and until the hour mark, Sunil Chhetri’s males regarded on the right track for a straightforward win.
Goa dominated possession early on, with Bengaluru comfortable to sit again and preserve their defensive form. However, each groups failed to create clear-cut alternatives within the opening quarter.
Bengaluru registered their first shot on aim within the 11th minute when Ashique Kuruniyan minimize inside from the left, beating three males, earlier than switching onto his weaker proper foot.
However, his tame try was comfortably collected by Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz.
Three minutes earlier than the half-hour mark, the guests obtained their lead in uncommon trend, a throw-in creating confusion within the Goa field.
Harmanjot Khabra’s throw from the left was flicked on in the direction of the face of aim after Jorge Ortiz Mendoza’s clearance. Silva was the primary to react and headed house to hand Bengaluru the lead.
It wasn’t till the 45th minute that Goa obtained their first shot on aim. Seriton Fernandes’ cross discovered Angulo, whose deft flick went straight to Bengaluru keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
The guests made one change after the change of ends, with Deshorn Brown changing Kristian Opseth.
Bengaluru quickly doubled their lead and it got here by a set-piece once more, with Juanan getting on the scoresheet – the membership’s 100th aim in ISL historical past.
Goa’s defence was caught napping as a free-kick by Kuruniyan was nodded on by Brown in the direction of Erik Paartalu.
The Australian headed the ball onto Gonzalez’s path. The Spaniard made no mistake from shut vary and scored on the volley.
Goa made two attacking substitutions across the hour mark, bringing on Brandon Fernandes and Alberto Noguera, and shortly discovered their means again in to the competition with two targets from Angulo within the house of three minutes.
Angulo first minimize quick the deficit with a neat end (66th) following pretty link-up play between Fernandes and Noguera.
The striker then chested a ball into the online for the equaliser (69th )after substitute Alexander Jesuraj performed a sq. go from the precise.
Mendoza had an opportunity to rating the winner for Goa in damage time. However, his shot was saved away by Sandhu.