It can be said that the excitement of ISL came today. If the first two days were boring, today is a thriller in Goa. Initially, Goa could not keep up with the physical football of Bengaluru FC. Bangalore FC, who relied on aerial power rather than ground, scored their first goal with a long throw.
Clayton Silva headed in a long throw to put Bangalore FC ahead. It was the first goal of the Brazilian’s career in Bangalore. No other changes were created in the first half other than this goal. The match got a little more exciting in the second half.
Bangalore FC doubled their lead in the 57th minute through Juan. After two header passes, Juan’s right foot strike was to subdue Goan keeper Navas. The game was supposed to be won by Bangalore. But Fernando’s Goa was just beginning. The arrival of Brandon Fernandes Sabbai aroused the Goa column.
Goa’s first sign of the season came in the 66th minute, beating Goa’s big sign Igor Angulo Gurpreet. The score is 1-2. The goal came from Noguevara’s pass. Goa’s second goal came two minutes later. Again, Igor Angulo is the hero. Angulo scored the second goal with a chest from Brandon’s cross. Both teams struggled until the end for the winning goal but the match ended in a 2-2 draw. A save by Gurpreet in injury time saved Bangalore from defeat.