FC Goa performed out a goalless draw towards Hyderabad FC to turn into the fourth and final workforce to qualify for the semi-finals of Indian Tremendous League on the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.
Hyderabad FC went into the match needing a win to make the semi-finals, however FC Goa ensured that they saved a clear sheet to earn an important level that cemented a top-four league stage end for the Gaurs.
Each the groups failed to interrupt the impasse within the first half.
Ivan Gonzalez made an important interception in stoppage time to disclaim Hyderabad FC a aim and seal the fourth spot for the Gaurs.
Neither aspect managed to create something of be aware within the first half because the defenders had been on high and regarded stable whereas coping with any type of hazard that got here their means. FC Goa loved extra possession, however Hyderabad FC had been territorially superior.
Manuel Marquez’s males spent quite a lot of time in FC Goa’s half with out getting in behind the Gaurs’ backline. They may have additionally capitalised from just a few set-pieces, however FC Goa held agency and averted any hazard that got here into their field.
FC Goa got here out for the second half wanting extra constructive. Creating clear-cut probabilities although had been nonetheless troublesome to return by as each the perimeters struggled to supply their finest within the opposition final-third.
Hyderabad FC upped the ante seeking a aim because the match entered its final 15 minutes of regulation time. They spent quite a lot of time camped close to FC Goa’s field however the Gaurs managed to get our bodies behind the ball and defend resolutely.
Hyderabad FC had an enormous probability of taking the lead within the 85th minute when a Joao Victor ball into the field was simply past the attain of Joel Chianese and substitute Liston Colaco, each of whom had been desperately attempting to get on the tip of the cross.
FC Goa went up the opposite finish and noticed substitute Devendra Murgaokar charged with the ball from the left into the field and lower onto his proper foot earlier than failing to hit the goal together with his shot.
James Donachie then headed an FC Goa nook marginally above the crossbar within the final minute of regulation time.
Hyderabad FC additionally had a golden alternative to win the match in damage time when Gaurs custodian Dheeraj Singh may solely parry substitute Roland Alberg’s shot right into a harmful space within the six-yard field.
Colaco regarded like he was about to place the rebound into an empty web, nonetheless, Ivan Gonzalez made an important interception to disclaim Hyderabad FC.
Adil Khan additionally had a nervy second in the direction of the tip of the match as he nearly headed the ball into his personal web. Nevertheless, Dheeraj rescued Adil by tipping the ball over the crossbar for nook as FC Goa held on for a draw.
FC Goa joined Mumbai Metropolis FC, ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United FC within the semi-finals. have already certified for the semis.
FC Goa now should look ahead to the results of the sport between ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai Metropolis FC to know their semi-final opponents.