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ISL: FC Goa edge past SC East Bengal 4-3 in a chaotic game of struggling sides

FC Goa’s win-less start to the Indian Super League 2021-’22 season came to an end as they defeated SC East Bengal 4-3 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Tuesday. This was the Gaurs’ first win of the season while the Red & Gold Brigade continue to be bottom of the table with no win as yet.

It was a chaotic game between two sides who have evidently struggled so far this season, with goals from both ends of the spectrum. Some sublime strikes, but mostly woeful defending.

Fourteen minutes into the match, Alberto Noguera (14’) scored his first goal of the season with a long-range screamer and gave the Gaurs an early lead. Antonio Perosevic (26’) went a step better and scored a sensational equaliser with a half-volley from a similar distance. The attempt hit the right-sided post and deflected inside the net, giving Dheeraj Singh no chance.

Jorge Ortiz (32’) then regained the lead for his team by opening his account for the season from the penalty spot after Seriton was fouled inside the box.

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Amir Dervisevic (37’) equalised the second time for the SCEB from a free-kick which caught the goalkeeper off-guard. Antonio Perosevic’s own-goal (44’) handed the lead to the opposition for the third…

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