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ISL Semifinals 2nd Leg: FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC Live Score, Commentary, and Live Updates- 7th March 2020

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedMar 07, 2020 21:32 IST

Match will begin at 7.30 PM IST


21:32 (IST)7 MAR 2020

That brings an end to our coverage of today's thrilling game. Join the live commentary for tomorrow's second-leg of the second semi-final between ATK and Bengaluru FC. Till then, it is a warm goodbye. 

21:31 (IST)7 MAR 2020

FC Goa 4-2 Chennaiyin FC (Aggregate FC Goa 5-6 Chennaiyin FC)
It is all over for FC Goa as a promising season comes to a disappointing finish. FC Goa would have fancied themselves after going into the half-time break but some poor defending helped Lallianzuala Chhangte and Nerijus Valskis come up with two crucial goals in the early minutes of the second-half. With those two goals literally killing the game, Goa always had a mountain to climb as they had to add four more to their tally to progress to the ISL final. Edu Bedia and Mourtada Fall did come up with a goal each in the last ten minutes but it was always an impossible task to achieve after Valskis had equalised for Chennaiyin FC. 

As for Chennaiyin FC, their unbelievable turnaround in this season continues as they have qualified for their 3rd ISL final. They will fancy their chances in the final no matter who they face given their recent form. 

21:25 (IST)7 MAR 2020

90+3' Yellow card now for Germanpreet Singh. 

21:24 (IST)7 MAR 2020

90+2' Saviour Gama is off after receiving a second yellow card. 

21:23 (IST)7 MAR 2020

90' Massive chance missed by Mourtada Fall. Superb cross from Manvir Singh but Fall stumbled at the wrong moment. He had the goal in his vision there. 

21:21 (IST)7 MAR 2020

89' Superb save from Vishal Kaith as he had to adjust for a deflection following Brandon Fernandes' brilliant set-piece delivery once again. 

21:20 (IST)7 MAR 2020

87' Poor from Edu Bedia as he tried to drag Anirudh Thapa up after the Indian mid-fielder was down with a touch of cramp. 

21:18 (IST)7 MAR 2020

86' Yellow card for Saviour Gama as he pulled down Nerijus Valskis. 

21:17 (IST)7 MAR 2020

83' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! Another one for FC Goa!
Is there a final twist in this tale as FC Goa have scored their fourth on the night. 

21:16 (IST)7 MAR 2020

81' GOOOOAAAAAL! Consolation goal for FC Goa here!
Mourtada Fall's shot was deflected initially but Edu Bedia casually stroked the ball into the top right corner to give Goa the lead in this match. 

21:14 (IST)7 MAR 2020

80' Masih Saighani is on for Chennaiyin FC as Owen Coyle is looking to shut the shop on FC Goa. 

21:12 (IST)7 MAR 2020

79' Foul from Brandon Fernandes as he brought down Thoi Singh. Good chance for Chennaiyin FC to indulge in some game management. 

21:10 (IST)7 MAR 2020

77' Strong defending from Dinliana Renthlei. Ferran Corominas tried to feed a ball after making a good run down the middle but Saviour Gama's decision to take a touch backfired him as it gave enough time for Dinliana to make a block. 

21:08 (IST)7 MAR 2020

76' Free-kick for FC Goa but Mourtada Fall's header off Brandon Fernandes' delivery just goes yards out of the target. 

21:06 (IST)7 MAR 2020

73' Another miss for FC Goa as Mourtada Fall could only connect with thin air as he tried to come up with a shot. Vishal Kaith calmly collected the ball. 

21:04 (IST)7 MAR 2020

72' Jackichand Singh is off for Saviour Gama.

21:02 (IST)7 MAR 2020

69' Yellow card for Edu Bedia as a scuffle breaks out!

21:01 (IST)7 MAR 2020

67' Signs that FC Goa's season is over as both Manvir Singh and Coro miss chances from three-yards out. That should have been a goal even after considering that Chennaiyin defenders came up with crucial blocks on the goal-line. 

21:00 (IST)7 MAR 2020

66' Substitution for FC Goa as Manvir Singh replaces Lenny Rodrigues. 

20:58 (IST)7 MAR 2020

65' Superb defending from Eli Sabia and Chennaiyin FC. Edu Bedia tried to carve open Chennaiyin's defense with a through ball to Coro but Eli Sabia cleverly stepped across to ensure Vishal Kaith gets to make a routine collection. 

20:54 (IST)7 MAR 2020

61' The game has completely turned on its head and FC Goa simply can't get the ball from Chennaiyin FC. It is a free-kick now for the visitors as Ahmed Jahouh committed a poor tackle. 

20:52 (IST)7 MAR 2020

58' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! Second goal for Chennaiyin! 
That should be game over as Nerijus Valskis heads the ball into the back of the net after he was supplied with a superb corner-kick. The goal could have knocked the wind out of Goa's sails. 

20:49 (IST)7 MAR 2020

56' Good testing cross from Brandon Fernandes as Jerry Lalrinzuala is forced to head the ball out

20:48 (IST)7 MAR 2020

54' The high back-line is actually paying off for Chennaiyin FC! Here, a through ball aimed for Corominas has been ruled off-side. Center-back and skipper Lucian Goian pulled himself back at the right time to ensure Coro was off-side. 

20:45 (IST)7 MAR 2020

52' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAL! Chennaiyin get one back! FC Goa stranded now!
The skillful Rafael Crivellaro ran rings around the FC Goa defense before he let out a shot. It should have been a routine save for Mohammad Nawaz but he had instead pushed it back into play. Lallianzuala Chhangte who was at the right place at the right time taps the ball into the back of the net. 

20:43 (IST)7 MAR 2020

50' Dangerous tactic from Chennaiyin FC as they are holding a pretty high back-line. This could play into FC Goa's hands. 

20:42 (IST)7 MAR 2020

48' What a miss from Jackichand Singh! Will this be a telling blow?  It was a low cross to which Coro couldn't make any contact while making a turn. The quick Jacki found himself in the middle of the box but he could only scuff the shot in the end. The Manipuri just overran in that situation. 

20:39 (IST)7 MAR 2020

46' Good chance for Brandon Fernandes to ping in a cross but the left-winger puts the ball too close to Vishal Kaith. The goal-keeper duly punches the delivery as Chennaiyin FC breathe a huge sigh of relief. 

20:34 (IST)7 MAR 2020

Forty-five minutes to decide who makes the final. The second-half is set to begin. 

20:25 (IST)7 MAR 2020

FC Goa 2-0 Chennaiyin FC (Aggregate FC Goa 3-4 Chennaiyin FC)

Free-kick for FC Goa but they don't make the best use of it. That brings an end to an absolutely riveting first half. After Lucian Goian's own goal and Mourtada Fall's header put FC Goa ahead in the match, Chennaiyin FC got a little foothold over the game without creating an clear-cut opportunities. Meanwhile, FC Goa were still on the prowl and the same could continue in the second-half too. Stay tuned.

20:21 (IST)7 MAR 2020

45+2' Corner-kick for Chennaiyin FC! 

20:20 (IST)7 MAR 2020

45' The crucial duo of Ferran Corominas and Brandon Fernandes are continuing after they received some treatment. 

20:18 (IST)7 MAR 2020

43' Unlike the first-leg, Seriton Fernandes has had the wood over Lallianzuala Chhangte until now. Yet again, he intercepts the attempted ball to Chhangte. 

20:15 (IST)7 MAR 2020

41' Coro earns a foul after he dropped back to help his mid-field. 

20:14 (IST)7 MAR 2020

38' Another contentious call by the referee as Mourtada Fall's contact with Nerijus Valskis wasn't penalised. It should have been a free-kick just outside of the box for Chennaiyin FC. 

20:12 (IST)7 MAR 2020

35' Interesting decision from the referee as he awards FC Goa a goal-kick after Mohammad Nawaz attempted to punch out a Andre Schembri cross. Owen Coyle on the sidelines is furious with the decision but the referee might have just got it right. 

20:09 (IST)7 MAR 2020

33' A tricky back-pass has been kicked far away by Mohammad Nawaz. Later, Chennaiyin tried to counter with a long-ball but Lallianzuala Chhangte is ruled off-side. 

20:06 (IST)7 MAR 2020

32' Foul as Lenny Rodrigues steps onto Rafael Crivellaro's foot. 

20:04 (IST)7 MAR 2020

30' The game has just settled down a bit but Goa will continue being aggressive throughout the night. 

20:00 (IST)7 MAR 2020

25' Wasteful from Corominas as his weak shot from 30-yards out goes away from target. Chennaiyin's Vishal Kaith rightfully lets the ball go out of play. 

19:58 (IST)7 MAR 2020

22' FC Goa are 2-0 up but they have to make an early substitution. The influential Hugo Boumous is off for Edu Bedia. 

19:57 (IST)7 MAR 2020

21' GOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! FC Goa double their lead!
After Lenny Rodrigues earned a foul, FC Goa make use of their set-piece opportunity to go 2-0 up. As expected, Brandon Fernandes comes up with a superb delivery and Mourtada Fall finishes off the opportunity with a crunching header.

19:53 (IST)7 MAR 2020

17' Decent header from Lucian Goian but the angle was too acute for the Romanian to find the target. FC Goa clear the danger after that. 

19:51 (IST)7 MAR 2020

16' Acrobatic clearance from Mourtada Fall but the referee has blown the whistle for a high boot. 

19:49 (IST)7 MAR 2020

14' After a series of crosses from both the flanks, Brandon Fernandes' cross has been finally headed out for a corner by Jerry Lalrinzuala.

19:46 (IST)7 MAR 2020

9' GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL! FC Goa have the lead!
A routine ball from Ahmed Jahouh to Jackichand Singh and the winger puts in a dangerous cross. In an attempt to clear the ball, Chennaiyin FC's skipper Lucian Goian has headed the ball into the back of the net. 

19:44 (IST)7 MAR 2020

8' Chennaiyin FC maintained their off-side line to prevent Goa from a potentially dangerous move. The curled cross from Seriton Fernandes reached Ferran Corominas but the Spaniard was ruled off-side. 

19:42 (IST)7 MAR 2020

7' Corner-kick for FC Goa. 

19:41 (IST)7 MAR 2020

6' Chennaiyin FC have literally parked the bus and one can't fault them as FC Goa are coming with a wave off attacks. 

19:39 (IST)7 MAR 2020

4' Free-kick for Chennaiyin FC. The frantic start to this game continues as the visitors have got a set-piece opportunity in a pretty similar position to what Goa had earned a couple of minutes ago.
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