FC Goa beat Chennaiyin FC 4-1, enter Durand Cup semis

Goa FC players celebrates after winning the match against Chennaiyan FC during the Durand cup quarter finals in Guwahati on August 26 2023.

Goa FC gamers celebrates after profitable the match towards Chennaiyan FC throughout the Durand cup quarter finals in Guwahati on August 26 2023.
| Photograph Credit score: Ritu Raj Konwar

Former champions FC Goa marched into the 132nd Durand Cup soccer match semifinals, defeating Chennaiyin FC 4-1, right here on Saturday.

Carl Mchugh (thirtieth), Carlos Martinez (thirty seventh), Noah Sadoui (90+1st) and Victor Rodriguez (90+3d) had been the goalscorers for the Goan aspect.

Bikash Yumnam opened the scoring for Chennaiyin within the fifth minute when he discovered the online from a nook.

The Gaurs responded with fervour, with Martinez hitting the bar and Udanta lacking a possibility.

They equalised after half-hour when Udanta’s cross was headed again by Noah and transformed by new signing Mchugh.

Goa’s Noah and Carlos each got here near scoring, however Chennaiyin’s Samik denied them.

Spaniard Martinez then executed an distinctive chip, securing the Gaurs’ comeback together with his third purpose of the match.

Chennaiyin substituted to counter Noah’s menace and commenced the second half extra assertively.

Dheeraj made essential saves to thwart Chennaiyin’s Ayush Sangwan’s efforts.

Within the added time, Noah introduced up his fifth purpose of the match.

Mchugh turned supplier, discovering Noah’s run contained in the field, who introduced it down superbly to nail it previous Samik with a shot on the flip.

The CFC custodian was then crushed for a fourth time, when Boris laid it on to Victor’s path a few minutes later.

The substitute took a superb first contact to go away his marker behind and blasted a left-footer into the left prime nook of the Chennaiyin internet.

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