FC Goa performed out a goalless draw in opposition to Hyderabad FC to grow to be the fourth and final group to qualify for the semi-finals of Indian Super League on the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.
Hyderabad FC went into the match needing a win to make the semi-finals, however FC Goa ensured that they stored a clear sheet to earn a vital level that cemented a top-four league stage end for the Gaurs.
Both the groups failed to break the impasse within the first half.
Ivan Gonzalez made a vital interception in stoppage time to deny Hyderabad FC a purpose and seal the fourth spot for the Gaurs.
Neither aspect managed to create something of be aware within the first half because the defenders have been on prime and seemed stable whereas coping with any kind of hazard that got here their approach. FC Goa loved extra possession, however Hyderabad FC have been territorially superior.
Manuel Marquez’s males spent plenty of time in FC Goa’s half with out getting in behind the Gaurs’ backline. They may have additionally capitalised from a number of set-pieces, however FC Goa held agency and averted any hazard that got here into their field.
FC Goa got here out for the second half wanting extra optimistic. Creating clear-cut possibilities although have been nonetheless tough to come by as each the perimeters struggled to produce their finest within the opposition final-third.
Hyderabad FC upped the ante in the hunt for a purpose because the match entered its final quarter-hour of regulation time. They spent plenty of time camped close to FC Goa’s field however the Gaurs managed to get our bodies behind the ball and defend resolutely.
Hyderabad FC had an enormous likelihood of taking the lead within the eighty fifth minute when a Joao Victor ball into the field was simply past the attain of Joel Chianese and substitute Liston Colaco, each of whom have been desperately making an attempt to get on the top of the cross.
FC Goa went up the opposite finish and noticed substitute Devendra Murgaokar charged with the ball from the left into the field and lower onto his proper foot earlier than failing to hit the goal together with his shot.
James Donachie then headed an FC Goa nook marginally above the crossbar within the final minute of regulation time.
Hyderabad FC additionally had a golden alternative to win the match in harm time when Gaurs custodian Dheeraj Singh may solely parry substitute Roland Alberg’s shot right into a harmful space within the six-yard field.
Colaco seemed like he was about to put the rebound into an empty web, nevertheless, Ivan Gonzalez made a vital interception to deny Hyderabad FC.
Adil Khan additionally had a nervy second in the direction of the top of the match as he nearly headed the ball into his personal web. However, Dheeraj rescued Adil by tipping the ball over the crossbar for nook as FC Goa held on for a draw.
FC Goa joined Mumbai City FC, ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United FC within the semi-finals. have already certified for the semis.
FC Goa now could have to wait for the results of the sport between ATK Mohun Bagan and Mumbai City FC to know their semi-final opponents.