Igor Angulo’s brace helped FC Goa salvage a 2-2 draw towards Bengaluru FC of their opening Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) encounter, on the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Sunday.
New signing Angulo, a substitute for prolific striker Ferran Corominas, made a mark in his ISL debut in type. FC Goa entered the second-half trailing 0-2, earlier than Angulo got here alive.
The Spaniard scored his first purpose within the 66th minute, slipping behind the Bengaluru defence to latch on to a intelligent go from Alberto Noguera. A powerful left-footed shot was too sizzling to deal with for goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh.
Angulo bagged his second simply three minutes later as he was in excellent place in entrance of purpose to chest in a cross from Brandon Fernandes.
Earlier, Bengaluru held all of the playing cards, stepping into entrance by targets from Cleiton Silva and Juanan. On each events, the FC Goa defence stumbled. Brazilian Silva bought on the scoresheet within the 27th minute with a robust header which flew previous FC Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz. Silva was in a position to shake off his marker Sanson Pereira a lot too simply.
Juanan doubled his facet’s lead after the restart when he discovered himself fully unmarked deep contained in the FC Goa field. BFC midfielder Erik Paartalu – equally left free – had on a regular basis and area on the earth to go the ball to Juanan, who slammed his shot in. The FC Goa back-line had fallen asleep, and paid the value.
FC Goa performed with larger function within the second-half, creating probabilities usually. BFC, then again, was content material to play it secure, substituting ahead Udanta Singh for defender Rahul Bheke. The strategy didn’t work, nevertheless, as Angulo and FC Goa got here roaring again.