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Asian Champions League 2021: FC Goa (IND) vs Al Rayyan SC (QAT) Live Commentary and Updates | ACL 2021 GOA vs RAY

HALF TIME: FC Goa 0-0 Al-Rayyan SC
Updated: 15 April 2021 00:31 IST - Published: 14 April 2021 03:50 IST
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FULL TIME: FC GOA 0-0 Al-Rayyan

A gritty and brave defensive display from FC Goa ensure a massive one point for the Gaurs against a much-fancied Al-Rayyan! The Gaurs defended in numbers in the final few minutes and have secured a historic first point in the Champions League as far as Indian football is concerned. 

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PEEP! PEEP! PEEP! FC GOA HAVE HELD AL-RAYYAN TO A GOALLESS DRAW!
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90+4' FC Goa earn a corner, Al-Rayyan clear.
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90+4' Substitution for FC Goa: Amarjit Singh replaces Brandon Fernandes.
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90+3' Al-Rayyan squares the ball into the box, the ball is hanging around inside the box but FC Goa clear.
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Additional Time: 2 Minutes.
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90' Yohan Boli hits the side netting with a header. 
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88' SAVE! Dheeraj Singh probably has made the biggest save of his career to deny Brahimi a free header in a tight situation. FC Goa living dangerously. It is Al-Rayyan all the way in the final few minutes of the game.
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86' Substitution for FC Goa: Devendra Murgaonkar replaces Ishan Pandita. 
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83' Yacine Brahimi makes numerous dribbles inside the box but delays his final shot as FC Goa clear the danger. 
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80' PHEW! Dheeraj Singh makes a mess of a simple pass and gives the ball away cheaply to Brahimi. However, Seriton Fernandes saves the day with a last-ditch tackle to take the ball away from the Al-Rayyan forward. 
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78' A Seriton Fernandes cross hits the hands of Mohamed Alaeldin inside the box but the referee denies a clear penalty for FC Goa. Ishan Pandita was lurking around the defender. 
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76' Substitution for FC Goa: Saviour Gama replaces Alexander Jesuraj. 
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74' Alexander Jesuraj injured, being treated.
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71' Mistake from FC Goa at the back. Yacine Brahimi has lots of space to exploit but James Donachie makes a last-ditch challenge to get the ball back inside the six-yard box.
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69' Substitution for Al-Rayyan SC: Masoud replaced by Moufak.
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68' Al-Rayyan players are failing to keep their calm and are doing a lot of unforced errors.
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62' Al-Rayyan have increased their intensity of the attack. Yacine Brahimi goes a past a couple of FC Goa defenders, plays a little one-two with Yohan Boli. However, Brahimi scuffs his final shot off target. 
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60' Decent ball into the box to Abdul Aziz. The final shot is blocked by Ivan Gonzalez. Al-Rayyan using the wings to great effect in the second half. FC Goa are struggling to get outside of the six-yard box.
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56' Al-Rayyan with a fantastic bit of play. Khaled Muftah plays Mohamed Alaeldin who plays it square to Yohan Boli but Ivan Gonzalez makes a timely interception to dispossess Boli off the ball. Boli goes down inside the box when the challenge is made, but the referee does not point to the spot. Al-Rayyan are piling on the pressure.
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51' Yohan Boli delivers in a set-piece into the danger area but straight to the hands of Dheeraj Singh.
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48' FC Goa get a early corner in the second-half. The Edu Bedia delivery towards Jorge Ortiz is intercepted. FC Goa players appeal for a hand-ball but the referee plays on. 
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46' Second-half kicks-off.
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HALF TIME: FC Goa 0-0 Al-Rayyan

Juan Ferrando's FC Goa have kept their composure, discipline and shape at the back and have not allowed an inch of space for Al-Rayyan so far. The Qatari side are forced to go wide and make long rangers to test FC Goa so far. Brave first half from the Indian side.
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45+4' Jorge Ortiz swings in a corner, Al-Rayyan clear their lines.
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45+2' Alexander Jesuraj booked for a two-footed challenge on Yacine Brahimi.
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Additional Time: 3 Minutes.
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44' Abdel Aziz Hatim dispatches a belter of a shot from distance and misses the target by a whisker. Dheeraj Singh had to make a full stretched dive to have it covered.
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41' Al-Rayyan head away the corner.
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38' Romario has a shot on target, Fahad Younis saves. Corner to FC Goa.
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35' Al-Rayyan forced to take long rangers as FC Goa are defending with most of their men behind the ball. 
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32' Ivan Gonzalez tries to find Jorge Ortiz with a long ball, Dame Traore forces the Spaniard to make an early run and is marked offside.
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30' Yacine Brahimi tries to take on several Al-Rayyan defenders at once but is outmuscled eventually.
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23' FC Goa have been extremely disciplined so far.
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19' FC Goa have maintained their defensive formation so far. Al-Rayyan are passing it among themselves but cannot find gaps in the Goa midfield.
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16' Al-Rayyan hit FC Goa on counter. Abdel Aziz Htaim finds Yohan Boli whose shot is blocked by Ivan Gonzalez.
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14' Edu Bedia lobs it over to find Jorge Ortiz who tries to flick it off on for Ishan Pandita but Shoja Khalilzadeh intercepts.
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12' Yellow Card! Al-Rayyan's Mohammed Alaeldin is booked for catching Jorge Ortiz's heels from behind.
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9' MISS! Too many mistakes from FC Goa. Ivan Gonzalez fails to make a simple pass and Yohan Boli has a clear look at the goal but hits the side-netting.
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8' Ibrahim Masoud goes past James Donachie in a flash and is in a one vs one situation with Dheeraj Singh. The Goa goalkeeper comes off his line and gets the ball in his safe hands. Al-Rayyan coming close.
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6' MISS! Jorge Ortiz makes a mistake. Yacine Brahimi has a shot on target, misses the goal. Dheeraj Singh was struggling there.
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5' Glan Martins and Brandon Fernandes are passing it well and finding gaps in the Al-Ryyan midfield.
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3' FC Goa look composed so far and are playing with a positive intention. 
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0' KICK-OFF! Al-Rayyan SC get us underway!
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The teams line up for the team photographs. Kick-off soon.
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The teams walk out in the middle amidst the AFC anthem. 
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Meanwhile, another ISL side Bengaluru FC ran away 5-0 winners in the 2nd preliminary qualifier tie over Nepal Army in the AFC Cup. Can FC Goa make history by getting even a single point against the much-fancied Qatari side?
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Al-Rayyan SC Substitutes: Abdalla Elrady (GK), Abdulrahman Alkorbi, Sultan Alkuwari, Moufak Awad, Abdulrahman Alharazi, Mohammed Juma, Ahmed Mohamed Elsayed, Yousif Umar, Mubarak Al-Nasser, Ali Farydoon
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