ISL: Late Adrian Mutu goal salvages point for Pune against Goa

  • PTI, Pune
  • Updated: Nov 09, 2015 08:39 IST
Neither FC Goa (in white) nor FC Pune City could find a winner on Sunday. (Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Adrian Mutu slammed a left-footed volley into the net in the last minute of the game to help hosts FC Pune City secure a thrilling 2-2 draw against FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL) clash in Pune on Sunday.

Eugenson Lyngdoh had found the net in the 32nd minute for the hosts but Rafael Coelho Luiz (34) and Jonatan Lucca (44) brought FC Goa back into the game.

Mutu (90+4’) scored the late equaliser to salvage a point for Pune City.

FC Goa had their first chance in the 15th minute when Leo Moura tricked his way on the left but Thongkhosiem Haokip was not able to control the cross inside the box.

Raju Gaikwad forced a save from Pune City goalkeeper Steven Simonsen off Moura’s corner while Roger Johnson put his body in the way of Rafael’s attempt on goal. Simonsen had to also be alert to deflect Rafael’s back heel on goal and to save Romeo’s shot on goal as Goa started feeling comfortable in the attack.

However, that could not keep the Orange Army quiet for long as Johnson’s header off a Nicholas Shorey corner from the left merely missed the far post in the 30th minute. Then came the goal two minutes later as Johnson intercepted a pass in the midfield which Zokora carried through all the way into the FC Goa box and squared it to his right for Lyngdoh, who scored in the return tie, to tap in.

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