These two teams maybe out, but they have given us an absolute classic! Sahil Tavora stepped up at the end to give his home-team a big win, a win that Zico had called for "to send the fans home happy". In a see-sawing game, Chennaiyin took the lead thrice, Goa pegged them back three times. Rafael Coelho gave them the lead with a really good counter-attacking goal. A moment of madness from Raju Gaikwad looked to have given Chennaiyin a point, but step forward, Tavora! A stunning, stunning strike from the 21-year old.
A good night for the Indian youngsters. Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa and Daniel Lalhlimpuia did their reputations no harm with very good performances all game, but the limelight was stolen away from them at the death by Tavora! Zico gets the win he so badly wanted. Materazzi will be nursing his wounds. Goa's first win against Chennaiyin at home.
This is Aaditya Narayan signing off at the end of a mad night in Fatorda. Cheers!
What a crazy, crazy game! Sahil Tavora, Goa's hero on the night!
Riise's corner comes to nothing. PEEEPP!! GOA WIN! WHAT A GAME! NINE GOALS ON THE NIGHT!
96' DRAMA!! Succi's shot is deflected for a corner!
Second goal of the night for Tavora. The local boy, he is 21, and he pops up with a stunning swerving strike from left side. Karanjit no chance!
94' WHACK! GOOOOAAAAALLLLLL!!!!!
WHAT A GOAL! HOLY HOLY HELL, SAHIL TAVORA!
Abhishek Das is down with cramp, as play is stopped for him to receive treatment.
THREE MINUTES OF ADDED TIME
90' FREE KICK FOR CHENNAIYIN! This is a good position for Riise to deliver from.
89' Good football from Chennaiyin. They work the ball around nicely and it falls to Daniel, who jinks past one Goa defender, before shooting high and wide.
In typical Riise fashion, he blasts the ball into the net.
Riise steps up.
87' PENALTY FOR CHENNAIYIN!! Another one of Riise's throw-ins and it's a SILLY MISTAKE FROM RAJU! He looked to head it with his arm above his head and it struck his arm.
CHENNAIYIN ARE THERE FOR THE TAKING! Coelho is again played through but Karanjit is off his line in a flash and calmly averts any danger.
84' ALMOST THE HAT-TRICK! RIcharlyson's free-kick is met with a strong header from Coelho but the ball goes over Karanjit's goal.
83' OUCH! Bad tackle from Abhishek Das, as he chops Cesar down from behind.
82' The throw is dealt with, but it's corner to Chennaiyin. Riise's delivery is good, but Mendy's header is straight at Kattimani.
82' Gregory! Bosses his area as he thumps Riise's throw from where it came. Another throw-in.
81' Chennaiyin throw-on. Riise's throw-ins are like set-pieces.
79' SUBSTITUTION. DAVIDE SUCCI COMES ON FOR HARMANJOT KHABRA. The extra striker, Materazzi didn't have a choice. He has got to throw the kitchen sink at this now.
Once again, Chennaiyin are behind, from a winning position. This has been their Achilles' heel all season.
78' NEARLY! Coelho looked to have turned Eder, but the referee's whistle has gone. Foul.
The goal came from a counter attack after Riise hit a tame shot straight at Kattimani.
76' GOA LEAD!!! THAT MAN COELHO AGAIN! RUNS THROUGH ON GOAL, GIVES THE GOALKEEPER THE EYES AND BEATS HIM ON HIS NEAR POST!! The hosts lead for the first time tonight.
75' Cesar smashes his free-kick straight against Khabra.
After the crazy action of the first half, it has been much more subdued in the second half.
73' FOUL BY RAPHAEL. Tavora goes down under the Brazilian's challenge.
71' RIISE COMES ON TO REPLACE THOI SINGH.
Remember, Chennaiyin's last game also finished 3-3 - at home against NorthEast.
The marquee player will shortly be on for Chennaiyin. Riise is all stripped up.
69' FINAL SUBSTITUTION FOR GOA. JULIO CESAR REPLACES JOFRE.
68' GOA ARE BACK LEVEL!! THE SUBSTITUTE SAHIL TAVORA! Coelho bulldozes Jerry and Abhishek Das out of the way, his shot hits Karanjit and lobs up very kindly for Tavora to pass the ball into an empty net. 3-3!
67' SUBSTITUTION FOR CHENNAIYIN! After a very good debut, Thapa comes off to be replaced Chennaiyin's player of the season, Raphael Augusto. Thapa is shown the love by the Chennaiyin bench.
66' Nice from Jerry! Goa look to break on the counter-attack with Romeo, but he takes a heavy first touch and Jerry mops up very well. A cute back-heel to relieve the pressure as well.
64' OOOHHHH! TRINDADE SHOOTS WIDE. Good football from Goa, sets Raju free on the right, his crosses is headed straight to Trindade on the edge of the box, but the Brazilian's shot does not trouble Chennaiyin.
Curious change from Goa. Sanjay is a defensive midfielder. With Goa chasing the game, it will be interesting to see how Zico switches things tactically.
63' SUBSTITUTION. SANJAY BALMUCHU COMES ON FOR ROBIN SINGH, who has been anonymous.
61' Nothing materializes from the corner. Goa have a free-kick for Dudu's foul on Gregory.
61' BEAUTIFUL FOOTBALL FROM CHENNAIYIN'S YOUNGSTERS! HANGHAL SETS DANIEL AWAY ON THE LEFT. HE CUTS ON TO HIS RIGHT FOOT AND FROM HIS PULL BACK, THAPA DUMMIES INTO THE PATH OF HANGHAL WHOSE LEFT-FOOTED STRIKE IS DEFLECTED FOR A CORNER.
60' FOUL by Robin! Looks harsh. He stood his ground and Abhishek Das fell over him.
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