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FC Goa vs Al-Wahda Live Commentary and Updates, AFC Asian Champions League 2021, GOA vs WAH, ACL 2021

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 30, 2021 00:23 IST

FT: FC Goa 0-2 Al Wahda.

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00:23 (IST)30 APR 2021

FULL TIME: FC Goa 0-2 Al-Wahda

Al-Wahda seem on course to qualify for the next round with one of the finest runners up finish in the tournament. FC Goa finish third in the Asian Champions League, which has certainly been a proud performance. 

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Additional Time: 3 Minutes.

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89' GOAL! Almenhali scores Al-Wahda's second goal as FC Goa fail to clear their lines and the final shot takes a massive deflection off Adil Khan to roll past a hapless Naveen Kumar. Al-Wahda 2-0 up. 

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87' Omar Khribin is announced as the Player of the Match.

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82' Both teams have reduced the intensity of their gameplay. Surely there is no way back here for the Gaurs.

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75' Substitution for Al Wahda: Phrangki Buam replaces Alexander Jesuraj.

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74' Substitution for FC Goa: Devendra Murgaonkar replaces Ishan Pandita.

23:57 (IST)29 APR 2021

69' Substitution for FC Goa: Naveen Kumar replaces Dheeraj Singh. 

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65' The game has slowed down after Al-Wahda got their goal.

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61' GOAL! Omar Khribin puts Al-Wahda ahead after FC Goa fail to deal with a cross from the left. The goal was long coming especially as Al-Wahda were dominating the Gaurs in attack right from the start of the second half. FC Goa 0-1 Al-Wahda.

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58' Al-Wahda have upped the ante, and FC Goa are forced to defend in sixes and sevens.

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55' Substitution for FC Goa: Saviour Gama replaces Redeem Tlang.

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51' Yet another fantastic save as Dheeraj Singh denies Omar Khribin in a one-vs-one situation. 

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49' Dheeraj Singh makes a save to deny Khalil Ibrahim. 

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48' Lee-Myung-Joo's attempt on goal is inches wide of the target as Dheeraj makes a full stretched dive.

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46' Second half kicks-off. 

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HALF TIME: FC Goa 0-0 Al-Wahda

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Additional Time: 3 Minutes.

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45' Adil Khan blocks Omar Khribin's attempt on target. 

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40' Ishan Pandita has a shot on target, the end result is a fizzled out attempt and a goal-kick to Al-Wahda.

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35' FC Goa have a few opportunities to test the opposition goalkeeper but lose their way midway into their moves.

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31' Al-Wahda almost goes 1-0 ahead as Tim Matavz fires an attempt wide of target after being put into pressure by Dheeraj Singh. 

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28' Dheeraj Singh denies Al-Wahda with a reflex save off a header.

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26' FC Goa lack the creative factor in the midfield today and are just into defending so far.

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23' Al Wahda play a quick one-two among themselves to almost set it up for Khalil Ibrahim in the box but Amarjit Singh makes a timely clearance.

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21' Al-Wahda try to work out a free-kick but do not manage to hit the target.

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18' A decent save from Dheeraj Singh to deny Al-Wahda from a short-range attempt.

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15' A rather slow start from both the teams. 

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10' Brandon Fernandes floats in a free-kick but Omar Khribin clears.

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8' Khalil Ibrahim has a chance to score but his shot is a scuffed one. 

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6' Redeem Tlang caught in two minds, fails to play a quick pass and loses possession.

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4' A wide ball towards Khalil runs out of play for an FC Goa goal-kick.

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2' Al-Wahda with an early challenge. The shot goes across the face of the Goa goal.

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0' Kick-off!

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Line-ups out!

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FC Goa Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Dheeraj Singh (GK), Sanson Pereira, Adil Khan, Saviour Gama, Seriton Fernandes, Redeem Tlang, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Alexander Romario, Devendra Murgaonkar, Ishan Pandita

Al Wahda Predicted XI (4-4-2): Rashed Ali (GK), Lucas Pimenta, Khalil Ibrahim, Tim Matavz, Khamis Esmaeel, Abdalla Alkarbi, Lee Myung-Joo, Ahmed Rahid, Fares Juma, Abdallah Hamad, Omra Khribin

18:23 (IST)29 APR 2021

FC Goa Form Guide: D-D-L-L-D (Latest on the right)
Al-Wahda FC Form Guide: L-D-W-W-W (Latest on the right)

18:22 (IST)29 APR 2021

Al-Wahda Head Coach, Henk Ten Cate:

“It’s the last game for this group and even though the players are tired, I’m really looking forward to this match. We’ve been playing in this competition with this bubble for three weeks. It’s not easy but we are managing thanks to the people here in India.

“So we want to win but it will not be an easy game tomorrow as we have a couple of players suspended. It will be hard because FC Goa are still in search of their first win and they will do everything to get the three points.

“We must not allow them to win the game. We want to qualify into the next round, It’s what we came here for and hopefully, we will succeed.

“We are finally playing in a late kick-off here in Goa and that means we will know the result of the Persepolis match. For me, it’s not really an advantage but for the players, it is because it will allow them some time to have proper refreshments during this Ramadan,” said Ten Cate.

18:21 (IST)29 APR 2021

FC Goa Head Coach, Juan Ferrando: 

“Finishing third in the group of the AFC Champions League is not an easy task. As the head coach, I’m proud of what my players and coaching staff have done so far.“In the end the most important is to make the best decisions on the field tactically and hope that it will play in your favour. The key is staying focused and putting our best team forward.

“These players are mentally strong in managing pressure so I think if I’ve substituted them in a previous match, there is no problem in their performance for the next match. I don’t see my players losing confidence. The target in every match and tomorrow is going to be the same.

“Our plan is to be competitive and collect the three points tomorrow. It may not be an easy task considering the recovery of our players but we must keep our concentration and perform,” said Ferrando.

18:20 (IST)29 APR 2021

TV Guide:

Star Sports 3 will televise the game on the Indian subcontinent. BeIN Sports and Fox Sports have secured the television rights to the AFC Champions League 2021 in the Middle East and South East Asia respectively. Indian viewers can also catch the action on JIO Football on JIO TV and Disney+Hotstar Premium and VIP from 10.30 PM IST onwards.

18:20 (IST)29 APR 2021

Hello and Welcome to Sportskeeda's LIVE coverage of the Matchday six encounter between FC Goa and Al-Wahda in the AFC Champions League from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. This is your host, Sayak Dipta Dey, who will keep you company as the action unfolds here.
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