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ISL 2016: FC Goa, FC Pune City eye first win of season in clash at Fatorda Stadium

Margao: Coming into the match after their loss against NorthEast United FC, FC Goa is now geared up to win their first home match against FC Pune City in the Indian Super League on Saturday.

Both the teams are looking to bounce back after losing their opening ties. FC Pune City lost 0-1 to Mumbai City FC while FC Goa lost to NorthEast United 0-2 and want to prove themselves with a win on Saturday in front of their passionate home support. Jaydev Mody who has taken over the team from previous co-owners Srinivas Dempo and Dattaraj Salgaocar.

FC Goa’ players in action against Northeast United FC. AFP

FC Goa’ players in action against Northeast United FC. AFP

FC Goa goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani who gifted the first goal against NorthEast United will be looking to make amends for his blunder under the bar. The Gaurs will continue to miss Robin Singh, Gregory Arnolin, Luiano Sabrosa and Denzil Franco even as coach Zico is likely to field an aggressive line-up.

Lucio and Raju Gaekwad will continue to play in the central defence. While Romeo Fernandes and Mandar Rao Desai will play on the flanks to give more stability to the attack. Jofre will play the role of playmaker and will play behind the two main attack Rafael Coelho and Reinaldo who was the leading score for his team last season.

Jonathan Lucas, who played last year for FC Goa, will be playing against his former club will play along side with Leny Rodrigues and Bruno Arias which form a strong midfield.

FC Pune City will continue to miss their coach Antonio Habas on Saturday in the dug out after serving a four match suspension. In the upfront they will be looking upon Jesus Tato and Gustavo Obermans to score after both missed couple of clear scoring chances.


Updated Date: Oct 08, 2016 15:20 PM

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