Super Cup: FC Goa thrash Jamshedpur FC to book semifinal berth

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Bhubaneswar, April 12 (IANS) FC Goa thrashed Jamshedpur FC 5-1 in a match which saw six players being sent off at the Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday to enter the semifinals of the Super Cup.

The Goan outfit will now face East Bengal in the semis on April 16.

Brandon Fernandes (34th), Ferran Corominas (Penalty 69th), Manvir Singh (77th), Hugo Boumous (78th; 89th) scored the goals for Goa while it was Ashim Biswas scored the lone consolation goal for Jamshedpur FC (90 + 2′).

Jamshedpur got a good chance early on through Haitian Kervens Belfort, but Laxmikant Kattimani made a brilliant save to keep him at bay in the 11th minute.

It was Brandon Fernandes of Goa who drew first blood when he made a fine 40-yard run and beat two Jamshedpur defenders to lob the ball beating the experienced Subrata Paul in the 34th minute.

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Soon after, Jamshedpur had a chance to equalise through Belfort who failed to find the back of the net.

In first half stoppage time, a brilliant pass from Brandon found Spanish teammate Ferran Corominas but the latter couldn’t convert.

The second half began with eight players taking the field from either side, after a brawl that broke between both the teams at the end of the first half.

The referee sent off six players (3 from each side) from the field of play.

Subrata, Haitian Kervens Belfort, Anas Edathodika from Jamshedpur and Brandon, Spanish duo of Bruno Pinheiro & Sergio Marin from FC Goa were sent off on the red card.

Goa were clearly the dominating side in the second half consistently making it to the Jamshedpur FC box.

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Goa, who were consistently attacking all throughout couldn’t really capitalise on their lead until a reckless tackle by Jamshedpur’s Brazilian midfielder Emerson Moura on Ferran Coromino led to a penalty to the Goan side.

Ferran made no mistake in converting it, giving his team a 2-0 lead.

Thereafter Goa played with ease striking twice in a span of two minutes through Manvir Singh and French midfielder Hugo Boumos giving a comfortable lead of 4-0 to his team.

Boumos scored again in the 89th minute giving Goa a huge 5-0 lead in the game.

Jamshedpur finally found consolation through a goal from Ashim Biswas in the stoppage time.

–IANS

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