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Persepolis FC vs FC Goa Live Score, Commentary, and Updates - AFC Champions League 2021 Live

HT: Persepolis FC 2-1 FC Goa
Updated: 21 April 2021 00:26 IST - Published: 20 April 2021 19:54 IST
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FULL TIME: Persepolis FC 2-1 FC Goa

A gritty display from FC Goa in the second half after a power-packed first-half result in a narrow 2-1 win for the Iranian giants.
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90' Additional Time: 4 Minutes. 
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88' Both the teams have run out of their sheen in the last half an hour of play and look to see the result out. 
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83' SAVE! Redeem Tlang's right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Princeton Rebello.
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78' Substitution, Persepolis. Mehdi Abdi replaces Mahdi Torabi.
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77' Substitution, Persepolis. Mehdi Mehdikhani replaces Isa Alkasir.
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73' MISS! Siamak Nemati left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Omid Alishah following a corner.
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71' MISS! Omid Alishah's left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
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67' Substitution, Goa. Redeem Tlang replaces Edu Bedia because of an injury.
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62' Substitution, Goa. Ishan Pandita replaces Brandon Fernandes.
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61' Substitution, Goa. Princeton Rebello replaces Glan Martins.
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59' Substitution, Persepolis. Omid Alishah replaces Shahriyar Moghanlou.
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58' Substitution, Persepolis. Milad Sarlak replaces Ahmad Noorollahi.
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57' Siamak Nemati wins a free kick on the right wing.
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50' Persepolis find the back of the net with a quick Gegen move and find easy gaps in the Goa defence, but the referee blows for offside.
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47' Persepolis swing a corner, Shahriyar rises and finds Hosseini but the end header is straight to Dheeraj.
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46' Second-half kicks-off.
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HALF TIME: Persepolis FC 2-1 FC Goa
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45+2' Saviour Gama's cross towards Jorge Ortiz is straight to the hands of the Iranian goalkeeper.
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Additional Time: 2 Minutes.
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44' Vahid Amiri goes past Ivan Gonzalez and hits the side netting.
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42' SAVE! Hossein Kananni hits it low, hard but central and Dheeraj Singh makes an excellent save to keep the score, 2-1.
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41' PENALTY! Ivan Gonzalez brings Hossein Kanani inside the box and Persepolis have yet another penalty. Disastrous defending.
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39' Shahriyar is having a field day out there. He has another shot on target but wide.
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37' Shahriyar goes past Seriton and is a one-vs-one situation with Dheeraj Singh, but the Indian goalkeeper comes on top.  
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34' Vahid Amiri has a shot on target, wide.
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31' Persepolis have slowed down their pace of pressing against the Indian side and are relatively patient in their build-up play.
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29' Substitution for FC Goa. Tactical change from Juan Ferrando's side. Amarjit Singh Kiyam replaces Adil Khan at the back. 
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26' Persepolis have been technically and tactically better so far which is no surprise given the competitive difference between the two sides. Goa could have made it 2-0 but have been derailed defensively courtesy a lot of mistakes by Adil Khan at the back.
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24' GOAL! Persepolis score their second goal of the game. Seyed Jallal Hosseini gets his second goal in his third ACL 2021 game.
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21' Brandon Fernandes is struggling to play his natural game and is struggling. 
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19' GOAL! It is 1-1. Torabi levels it for the Iranian side. It is all square yet again.
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17' Momentary happiness? Adil Khan makes a reckless challenge from the back and brings down Shahriyar inside the box. Persepolis have a penalty.
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14' WOW! Brandon Fernandes almost makes it 2-0 but Hamed Lak makes a save to deny the Indian side.
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12' GOAL! FC Goa score their first-ever goal in the Champions League and also a first Indian goal of course in the Champions League as Edu Bedia heads it home from a set-piece opportunity. 
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10' Ahmad Noorollahi's shot is straight to Dheeraj Singh at goal from the free-kick opportunity and FC Goa survive an early scare.
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9' Persepolis FC have a free-kick on the edge of the box after Adil Khan makes a late challenge and has put his team in danger.
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5' The Iranians are pressing and seem highly experienced with the ball. FC Goa are sitting down and hoping to get the ball and launch a counter move but to no luck. 
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3' Persepolis already creating openings and causing some problems for FC Goa through Shahriyar Morghanloo and Isa Alkasir.
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0' Kick-off!
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10.25 PM IST: The teams walk out in the middle amidst the AFC anthem.
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The teams are training in the middle as the groundsmen prepare the field for today's second game at Fatorda after Al-Wahda 3-2 Al-Rayyan.
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Elsewhere: Al-Wahda (UAE) win their first game of the campaign as they coast past Al-Rayyan (QAT) with a 3-2 win, and go second in the Group E standings of the ACL. FC Goa need to score goals and win games to have a shot at qualifying for Round of 16.
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Judging by the line-ups, we can expect an ultra-defensive approach from FC Goa while the Iranians are coming in all guns blazing.
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FC Goa look to go into the game with a 5-4-1 formation with Adil Khan being the extra defender at the back. Jorge Ortiz is expected to be the lone marksman upfront. Persepolis have gone with their usual 4-3-3 setup led by Isa Alkasir, Shahriyar Moghanloo and Vahid Amiri. 
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Substitutes:

Persepolis FC: Bozidar Radosevic (GK), Omid Alishah, Milah Sarlak, Mehdi Abdi, Mehdi Shiri, Mohammad Sharifi, Ali Shojaei, Alireza Khodaei, Amir Mohammad Yousefi, Mehdi Mehdikhani

FC Goa: Naveen Kumar (GK), Leander D'Cunha, Princeton Rebello, Amarjit Singh Kiyam, Makan Chothe, Redeem Tlang, Ishan Pandita, Aibanbha Dohling, Devendra Murgaonkar, Mohamed Ali
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The Line-ups are out!

Persepolis FC XI: Hamed Lak (GK), Seyed Hosseini (C), Hossein Kanani, Ahmad Noorollahi, Mahdi Torabi, Kamal Kamyabinia, Ehsan Pahlavan, Vahid Amiri, Shahriyar Moghanloo, Isa Alkasir, Shamak Nemati

FC Goa XI: Dheeraj Singh (GK), Sanson Pereira, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Jorge Ortiz, Brandon Fernandes, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia (C), Glan Martins, Adil Khan
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Persepolis Predicted XI (4-4-2): Hamed Lak (GK), Siamak Nemati, Vahid Amiri, Hossein Kannani, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Ehsan Pahlevan, Kamal Kamyabina, Mahdi Torabi, Ahmad Noorollahi, Shariar Moghanlou, Omid Alishah

FC Goa Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Dheeraj Singh (GK), Sanson Pereira, Ivan Gonzalez, James Donachie, Seriton Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Glan Martins, Brandon Fernandes, Redeem Tlang, Jorge Ortiz, Devendra Murgaonkar
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