ISL: FC Goa beat Chennaiyin FC 2-0, jump to top spot on table

  • PTI, Chennai
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2015 10:33 IST
FC Goa players celebrate the team’s second goal against Chennaiyin FC during the ISL match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on November 5, 2015. (PTI Photo)

FC Goa scored two penalty goals to beat Chennaiyin FC 2-0 and jump to the top spot of the Indian Super League football in Chennai on Thursday.

Leo Moura (64th minute) and Jonatan Lucca (74th minute) converted from the spot to give FC Goa the top spot in the league standing with 14 points, one more than FC Pune City.

Chennaiyin, on the other hand, suffered their fourth loss in eight matches to occupy the fifth place with 10 points.

Worse for Chennaiyin, Harmanjyot Singh Khabra was sent off in the 89th minute, the second time he has been shown the red card in the league. He was banned for four games after his red card against NorthEast United FC on October 20. On appealing, it was reduced to two. Between then and now, the midfielder earned a recall to the India squad for the World Cup qualifier against Guam in Bangalore on November 12.

Chennaiyin had defeated Goa 4-0 in the away clash and it was not surprising to see the visitors opt for an extra man in defence. The five-man defence made it difficult for Chennaiyin to break them down, although Stiven Mendoza had good chances to score.

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