Scores: Edu Bedia comes up trumps for FC Goa, East Bengal’s assault falters

The Gaurs earned a dramatic win in opposition to the Pink & Gold Brigade by scoring within the dying moments.

FC Goa edged out East Bengal in a 2-1 win in ISL 2022-23 on the Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday. It was an enthralling encounter between the 2 sides because the Gaurs’ attacking brilliance was matched by the Pink & Gold Brigade’s defensive willpower. Carlos Pena’s males rapidly took the lead following a breathless passage of play as Alvaro Vazquez laid it on a silver platter for Brandon Fernandes to dink the ball over Kamaljit Singh.

After an inconclusive first half and a few debatable decision-making, Constantine’s cadets got here out all weapons blazing. Dheeraj was at fault this time as he challenged V.P. Suhair contained in the field, introduced him down and conceded from the resultant spot-kick. Fortunately for Goa, Edu Bedia snatched the sport away for FC Goa on the brink of added time to disclaim East Bengal a share of the spoils. His swerving free-kick sneaked in on the far put up to make sure that FC Goa acquired all three factors from their first recreation of the season.

Listed below are Khel Now’s participant scores for the match.

East Bengal (By Souvari Paul)

Kamaljit Singh – 6.5

Kamaljit had a bittersweet outing at present. He sometimes made good saves and at instances misplaced his composure. One notable save can that be of the “Olympic” effort from the nook kick by Edu Bedia within the second half, which Kamaljit saved outstandingly. The goalie nonetheless, couldn’t be blamed for the objectives he conceded.

Sumeet Passi – 4.5

Passi had a horrible outing at present. He began in an uncommon right-back place. He didn’t look comfy and FC Goa have been capable of exploit their proper flank fairly successfully.

Lalchungnunga – 6.5

The 21-year-old performed his half very properly. He appeared strong on the again and gave East Bengal’s defence stability. Within the first half, he acquired a yellow card for a harmful sort out on Brandon Fernandes.

Ivan Gonzalez – 5

Ivan’s total outing was debatable. It was from his mistake that FC Goa scored the primary objective. Once more, within the dying moments, he gave away a free kick inside his personal half from the place Bedia conjured his magic to seal the deal for the Gaurs.

Jerry Lalrinzuala – 8.5

Jerry performed brilliantly at present. He saved East Bengal’s left-wing energetic and in addition offered stability to the defensive third. It was his cross from which East Bengal gained their penalty.

V. P. Suhair – 7

Suhair additionally had a bittersweet recreation at present. His presence was a relentless risk for Goa due to his sensible runs. Nevertheless, his ending and composure want enchancment. Additionally, the ahead was proven a yellow card within the second half.

Souvik Chakrabarti – 6.5

Souvik was not very efficient at present. Followers count on extra from him. He was changed by Mobashir Rahman within the second half.

Jordan O’Doherty – 7

O’Doherty’s first begin for East Bengal was inspiring. He saved East Bengal’s attacking third energetic and mixed properly with the strikers. Maybe he coated essentially the most floor for the Pink & Golds this night.

Tuhin Das – 5.5

Tuhin didn’t have an excellent recreation at present. He lacked the shape that he had proven in Durand Cup.

Cleiton Silva – 7

Cleiton had an honest outing. He transformed East Bengal’s penalty. The 35-year-old was a looming risk for FC Goa all through the sport.

Alex Lima – 6.5

Alex Lima performed extraordinarily properly in opposition to FC Goa. He appeared fairly efficient within the attacking third. He could change into an excellent attacker for East Bengal if he can develop his recreation additional.


Sarthak Golui – 7.5

Sarthak Golui got here on as an alternative at half-time. He performed as a right-back and ensured that Goa’s left flank stays inactive. He additionally aided East Bengal by his overlapping exploits.

Naorem Mahesh Singh – 8

Naorem Mahesh had a superb recreation after approaching as a sub. He made inspiring runs and saved Goa’s defenders on their toes. It was primarily his and Golui’s substitution which modified the dimension of the sport.

Mobashir Rahman – 5.5

Mobashir didn’t show to be very helpful after coming rather than Souvik. It was not his day on the workplace.

Charalambos Kyriakou – 6

Kyriakou performed in a central midfielder position, one thing which certainly astonished pundits, since he often performs as a full-back or a centre-back. Nonetheless, he was fairly efficient throughout his commerce on the pitch.

Semboi Haokip – N/A

Haokip got here on within the eighty fifth minute. He didn’t get a lot time to create an impression on the sport.

FC Goa (By Riddhiman Sarkar)

Dheeraj Singh – 6

Dheeraj had a howler as he ran out to clear the ball however swept up VP Suhair resulting in a penalty which he then conceded. He was extra concerned within the second-half that noticed him fly out of place, stretching to pummel aerial balls out of play. 

Seriton Fernandes – 6.5

Seriton was all around the proper flank however was equally concerned in defensive actions. He accomplished the primary 90 minutes of the marketing campaign with one interception and a sort out. Though Anwar Ali’s cowl allowed him to depart the defensive half and enterprise ahead, Seriton dropped again to finish the again 4 at any time when wanted.

Anwar Ali – 6.5

The extent-headed teen gained all three of his aerial duels and used his decrease physique power properly to protect the ball from the likes of V.P. Suhair. Ali blocked three photographs and made two interceptions as not one of the East Bengal attackers may beat him.

Marc Valiente- 6

Marc Valiente’s presence considerably introduced order to the in any other case chaotic Goa defence however was not precisely calming. Whereas he made 4 clearances and maintained a 93% passing accuracy, Pena took him off for Fares Aranout within the 78th minute.

Aiban Dohling – 6.5

Aiban was fortunate to not get penalised for flying into Cleiton Silva within the first half because the penalty claims have been surprisingly waived off by even the assistant referees. He marauded the left wing as he pushed ahead usually within the second half. The defender made 4 interceptions and two of his six crosses discovered their goal.

Glan Martins – 6.5

Martins performed second fiddle to Bedia to wrestle management of the sport however was largely tasked with biking possession and occupying superior areas of the pitch. He accomplished 22 out of his 27 passes earlier than being subbed off for Ayush Dev Chhetri within the 66th minute.

Edu Bedia – 7.5

The Spaniard gathered essentially the most touches with 77, as he was as soon as once more within the thick of issues for the Gaurs. The midfield maestro managed the tempo of the sport at any time when he was in cost and gained 4 out of his six floor duels. Bedia turned in Goa’s winner as Sadaoui’s run masked his roller to make its place at the back of the online.

Redeem Tlang – 6

He loved a vigorous presence on the wings and in addition offered central help however did not convert a peach of a cross from Brandon. He went into the guide afterward and was taken off for Makan Chothe within the 66th minute after having accomplished 73% of his passes.

Iker Guarrotxena – 6.5

It was an all-round shift from the attacker as he began out as a gap participant however incessantly switched with Vazquez in drifting out to the wings. He was on the forefront of Goa’s fluid passage of play within the assault, getting 42 touches on the ball and finishing one key cross.

Brandon Fernandes – 7

Goa’s skilled Indian captain confirmed off sensible composure to complete the Gaurs’ early opener as he collected a cross and ran by to flick the ball over the onrushing Kamaljit. He exited the sphere to present option to Devendra Murgaokar within the 87th minute after finishing two of his 4 tried crosses. 

Alvaro Vazquez – 7

The Spaniard was stuffed with tips and flicks as he linked up the assault like a veteran. From backheeling a by ball to Brandon to flicking the ball over the likes of Lalchungnunga; Vazquez did all of it. He assisted Brandon for Goa’s objective and went off within the 78th minute after having tried one shot, which if ended behind the online may have been among the finest objectives of the competitors until now.


Fares Arnaout – 6

He appeared extra dominant within the air as he gained each of his aerial duels after approaching.  

Ayush Chhetri – 6

Chhetri was deployed in the suitable wing and was largely confined to the identical flank not like Goa’s beginning forwards. He generated one key cross.  

Makan Winkle Chothe – 6

He was not as expressive as Redeem Tlang since he solely acquired six touches on the ball.  

Noah Sadaoui – 6.5

The Moroccan introduced luggage of power to Goa’s recreation as he leaped to get on the tip of a header on one occasion. His efforts paid off as he ghosted behind a napping East Bengal defence and helped confuse Kamaljit for Goa’s winner.

Devendra Murgaokar – N/A

Devendra acquired solely 4 touches and was not very seen.

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