ISL: FC Goa edges Odisha FC in a thriller; climbs on top
January 30, 2020
The top-four conundrum in the 2019-’20 Indian Super League took an interesting turn as FC Goa edged past Odisha FC 4-2 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
A Vinit Rai own-goal (21st minute) followed by a Jackichand Singh brace (24’, 27’) set Goa on their way to a big win. Manuel Onwu (59’, 65’) then scored twice in the second half and nearly brought Odisha back into the game. A late goal from Ferran Corominas (90+1’) settled the result.
With 30 points from 15 matches, Goa moved three points clear at the top of the table. Odisha’s playoff hopes took a hit and they remain fourth with 21 points. With games in hand, the likes of Mumbai City FC and Chennaiyin FC now have a chance to overtake Odisha.