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ISL 2019, FC Goa v Jamshedpur FC: 5 Talking Points

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735   //    28 Jan 2019, 23:51 IST

FC Goa pressed hard but couldn't take away all three points
FC Goa pressed hard but couldn't take away all three points

FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC played out a nondescript stalemate at the Fatorda Stadium. More so, it was the latter holding on to a solitary point until the end, on the back of some splendid defending and astute analysis of the Goa midfield.

The Gaurs had more of the ball and as the game progressed, they pressed for the match-winner. But the visitors were on top of the game and consequentially, they held Coro and co. to an unlikely draw at their own backyard.

Goa were stifled, choked and mostly kept at bay, and when they finally did thread through an array of quick passes, Subrata Pal rose to the occasion to keep his clean sheet intact.

With their eighth draw of the campaign, the Men of Steel recorded their 20th point, while FC Goa are at the fourth place in the ISL table with 21 points. (with a game in hand)

On that note, let's take a look at the major talking points from FC Goa's draw against Jamshedpur FC.


#1 FC Goa start positive, Jamshedpur push bodies back in numbers

Coro and Jacki always looked for one another in the final third
Coro and Jacki always looked for one another in the final third

Right from the outset, FC Goa fit into their attacking shape, offered width and exploited the opposition defence. They saw more of the ball early on and as envisioned, Jamshedpur got bodies behind the ball.

In the 7th minute, a brilliant cross from the hosts fell into a dangerous area, but there was no one to attack it. Ten minutes later, Jackichand found himself in an advanced position, but was tackled by Dhanachandra Singh. That was basically the story of the first half.

Brandon Fernandes had a couple of efforts on goal, but neither tested a rather formidable Jamshedpur back line. The away side dealt with almost all the crosses and had every blade of grass covered, especially in their defensive phase.


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