FC Pune City and FC Goa both have good teams on paper – there is no lack of big names – they’ve got good foreign coaches, their marquee players are former World Cup winners David Trezeguet and Robert Pires and they’ve got excellent stadiums to play their football in. One team has cricket superstar Virat Kohli backing them. And the other — Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan. As it was a 2-0 win and a proud moment for the player as they won their first match in ISL and have taken one step ahead.
FC Goa: Laxmikant Kattimani, Debabrata, Younes Bengelloun, Narayan, Gabriel, Bruno Pinheiro, Peter, Andre Santos, Ranti Martins, Miguel Herelin
Substitutes: Jan Seda, Miroslav Slepicka, Jewel, Rowilson,
Bikramjit, Holicharan Narzary, Amri, Romeo, Allwyn, Mandar
FC Pune City: Emanuele Belardi, Anupam Sarkar, Dharmaraj Ravanan, Daniele Magliochetti, Ashutosh, Lenny, Kostas Katsouranis, Israil Gurung, Ivan Bolado, David Trezeguet
Substitutes: Mady, Andres, Merajuddin Wadoo, Tapan
Maity, Manish, Arindam, Davide, Pritam, Dudu
Kostas Katsouranis scored and its a well taken one. Trezeguet took a clever free-kick, which was floated into the box and the ball was headed through to the far post. Katsouranis dashed into the box and took a smart volley to the top corner and Pune Fc scored their first goal in this match.
It was a brillant goal from David Trezeguet! It was a blundered by Benegelloun and his sloppy back pass was taken by Trezeguetand the Frenchman coolly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper and that should have put the match to bed.
It was the end of the half and the last bit of
action as well as Pune went into the break in command. The
home side ditched their possession based game for the
counter attacked and it has rewarded. Goa had been passing around aimlessly with no end product. It was a good 2-0 win for the Pune Fc with the supporters supporting the club and happily cheered for the club which encouraged the players of Pune Fc from which they performed good on the field and were able to win their first match in ISL against Goa.