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ISL: FC Goa looking for hat-trick of wins on home soil

Margao: A keen contest is on the card as FC Goa will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins when they play their last match of the Hero Indian Super League at home against
PTI November 30, 2014 16:06 IST
PTI

Margao: A keen contest is on the card as FC Goa will be looking to complete a hat-trick of wins when they play their last match of the Hero Indian Super League at home against NorthEast United FC here Monday.

With three rounds to go, the league is poised for an interesting finish after unexpected results in the last two rounds. Nobody expected FC Goa would rise among the top four after they were lying at the bottom, but their coach Zico kept faith in his boys that they can do it.

He was not happy with his coaching staff and once he got them changed with his own men from Brazil, things changed for the Goan side as they starting winning thereafter to reach third spot with 15 points from 11 matches.

A win tomorrow will not only take them to second spot but also give them the needed confidence to play their last two away matches and win against Altetico de Kolkata and Chennayin and thus qualify for the semi-finals.

Zico is pleased with the away his team has been playing. The last match has been the best among all the matches they have played as they outplayed Kerala Blasters 3-0 with Andre Santos leading the attack from the middle. Romeo Fernandes and Mandar Rao Dessai too played well on the flanks keeping the rival defenders under constant pressure.

Striker Miroslav who struggled to score in the first leg has found his striking prowess, scoring three goals in the last two matches and will be the one who will cause the rival defense all sort of trouble in the absence of their reliable defender Joan Capdevila who will not play tomorrow due to the red card he received in the last match.