AN INTEGRAL MEMBER OF THE 7-Brazilian 'Samba Spine' that has propelled FC Goa's ascent to the top of the table, Leonardo da Silva Moura, popularly known as Leo Moura, is celebrating his birthday today after playing a major role in his team's victory against Kerala Blasters last night.
LATE GOALS IN EACH HALF saw FC Goa recover from a deficit and claim a significant 2-1 victory over Kerala Blasters at Fatorda tonight. The win landed Zico's boys at the summit of the ISL points table as they strengthened their bid for a semi-final berth.
A LATE LEO MOURA GOAL brought a sigh of relief for Zico as FC Goa finished the first half 1-1 tied with Kerala Blasters, who had taken an early lead via a Mohammad Rafi header.
The predictions and results of the 4th round proved that TFG's overall assessment of the teams and the games were right. We take on from there and as more clarity emerges about each team vis-a-vis players and strategies, we bring you the winners and losers of the 5th Round which commences today evening.
IF ROUND 3 of the Indian Super League was the round of fireworks as teams like Chennaiyin and Goa sought to re-establish themselves with lots of goals, sending the customary firework system off every time, the 4th round was the round of grit, where we got to see all four winners putting up strong defensive displays, keeping clean sheets, and clinching victories by one or two goal margins.
ROUND THREE OF THE ISL saw a lot of teams finally figure themselves out, and the beginnings of what may well turn out to be the steady trends that will prevail throughout the tournament and shape its course. If the morning shows the day, well the ISL is just about past the dawn phase. And we at TFG bring you, once again, a few of those who shined, and a few who fizzed right out. It's Tops & Flops time folks!
As the early wins and losses kick in and the teams now enter a crucial phase of the Indian Super League, we at TFG are diving into the realms of possibilities and predicting the outcomes of all the matches, round by round. That is to say we are putting in writing and willing to bet on what we talk and argue about all day in office. It's fun, but SERIOUS, and we back it with sufficient amounts of number-crunching and astute analysis.
AN UNDETERRED FC GOA SIDE came back from a goal down to claim a 3-1 victory over home side NorthEast United in a third ISL encounter at Guwahati tonight.
AFTER NORTHEAST UNITED started the game on a high by taking an early lead, FC Goa striked back twice in two successive minutes to claim a 1-2 lead for themselves at half-time in this 3rd round ISL encounter.
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