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Brandon, Edu on target as FC Goa edge out Delhi Dynamos 3-2

Fatorda: FC Goa’s constant persistence to press harder up front paid dividends as the Gaurs came from behind with two late goals in a gap of eight minutes to edge past Delhi Dynamos 3-2 in an entertaining game of the Indian Super League on Thursday.
Bikramjit Singh’s long-range strike put the visitors in the lead as early as the sixth minute. It took almost 50 minutes and a change of side for Goa to find the equaliser through Edu Bedia in the 54th minute.
However, Delhi found the gap in the host’s defence once again to go 2-1 with a Lallianzuala Chhangte goal in the 70th minute.
But the Gaurs known for their aggressive play breached Delhi with late goals by Brandon Fernandes and Edu Bedia in the 82nd and 89th minutes respectively.
Delhi Dynamos drew first blood through Bikramjit Singh as early as the sixth minute of the match.
However, FC Goa’s increased pressure on the Delhi defence after the restart yielded a deserved equaliser in the 54th minute.
An excellent build-up saw Corominas release Mandar Rao Dessai into space on the left flank and the Indian winger’s perfect cross into the centre was slotted home by Edu Bedia.
Goa’s midfield took control of the game after the equaliser and the hosts strung passes together in the attacking third to push the visitors onto the backfoot.
However, Mihelic’s introduction gave Delhi renewed energy in the attacking third.
Delhi’s persistence was rewarded with a second goal in the 70th minute. Mihelic’s cross into the box was backheeled into the path of Lallianzuala Chhangte by Nandhakumar from the byline. The young winger made no mistake from close-range to put the visitors ahead.
Lobera’s response was to bring on Brandon Fernandes in place of Jackichand Singh and the substitute pulled the hosts level in the 82nd minute. The Indian winger picked up Dessai’s pass into the centre and beat Dorronsoro with a powerful shot from the edge of the box.
Goa found the winner in the 89th minute when Boumous delivered a delightful free-kick into the centre where Bedia glanced a header into the net. (IANS)

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