FC Goa put up a spirited combat earlier than taking place 1-2 to Group E leaders Persepolis FC, bringing to an finish the Indian membership’s unbeaten run within the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
Fairly remarkably, FC Goa grabbed the lead when Edu Bedia headed in to the underside proper nook from the centre of the field within the 14th minute. Bedia was assisted by Brandon Fernandes following a set piece scenario.
However the Indian membership’s pleasure was short-lived as Persepolis FC fought again strongly to not simply equalise but in addition go forward within the high-octane contest.
Persepolis FC, final season’s runners-up within the Champions League, drew parity when Mahdi Torabi transformed a penalty within the 18th minute.
Quickly sufficient, from a cross by Mahdi Torabi following a nook, Seyed Jalal Hosseini unleashed a header from shut vary to place the fancied guests forward within the twenty fourth minute on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The Goans have been pressured to make an early substitution as Amarjit Singh changed Adil Khan within the twenty ninth minute due to an damage.
Persepolis FC had an opportunity to increase their lead simply earlier than half time, however FC Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh saved a right-footed spot kick by Hossein Kanaani after Iv?n Gonz?lez dedicated a foul within the hazard zone.
Once more earlier than half time, Dheeraj made an excellent save to disclaim the guests.
FC Goa’s effort to search out an equaliser by means of the second half, which included just a few substitutions, didn’t bear fruit as they settled for a defeat.
Despite the fact that the Iranian league champions dominated possession, FC Goa tried to place up a combat.
This was FC Goa’s first defeat within the group stage as Persepolis claimed their third straight win.
FC Goa had their moments, tried their finest however that was not sufficient to safe them a 3rd straight stalemate of their maiden look within the continent’s top-tier league.
FC Goa have been positioned within the third spot after Tuesday’s end result as Al Wahda’s Fares Juma headed in with the ultimate contact of their recreation to safe a dramatic 3-2 win over Qatar’s Al Rayyan.