FC GOA marquee player Lucio da Silva Ferreira has ruled out the idea that the ISL final is especially going to be a contest between him and Chennaiyin FC striker Stiven Mendoza.
ON THE SAME DAY when Baichung Bhutia has raised his voice against merging I-League and ISL, FC Goa coach Zico has reiterated his support for the merger.
WE TAKE A LOOK at some of the players who played a vital part in securing their teams' passage to the ISL finals and those whose below-par performances took their teams out of the championship race.
A DOMINANT FIRST HALF sent FC Goa firmly in the driving seat. They then endured an excruciatingly physical second half to deny opponents Delhi Dynamos any chance to score, and breached their defence, weakened due to the departure of John Arne Riise with an injury, a total of 3 times to claim a 3-0 win; and a ticket to the ISL 2015 final thanks to a 3-1 victory in aggregate over both legs of the semi-final match-up.
A HIGH-TEMPO, physical half of football saw FC Goa unleash a wave of attacks on the visitors FC Goa and end the first half with a 2-0 lead. This means the Gaurs are 2-1 ahead in aggregate and the favourites to go into the final; but Delhi can still turn the table with just one goal.
FC GOA COACH Zico has spoken out once again in favour of having less foreigners in ISL so that Indian players don't get sidelined in the matches.
THE SHOWDOWN between Zico's FC Goa and Delhi Dynamos helmed by Roberto Carlos is one of the best things Indian Super League has ever showcased for football fans at large.
FC GOA are keen to avoid another loss at the semi-finals as they prepare to overturn a 0-1 deficit against Delhi Dynamos in the second leg semi-final clash of the Indian Super League (ISL) here on Tuesday.
FC GOA's HEAD COACH ZICO said on Friday they might have lost the first leg battle of the first semi-final 1-0 but still have an equal chance of entering the final, with the return leg match to be played at their backyard on Tuesday.
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Zico - Arthur Antunes Coimbra is really happy with the way FC Goa's pre-season in Dubai is progressing so far.We can't wait to see you in Goa, Coach!Posted by FC Goa on Friday, September 18, 2015
The whistle blows and it's Full time! Final score: Ajman 1 - 1 FC Goa #AJMvGOA— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) September 16, 2015