Durand Cup 2022: Defending Champions FC Goa bounced again from their opening day loss as they eked out a 1-0 win over Indian Air Power on the Durand Cup.
The defending champions @FCGoaOfficial registers their first win of this version of @thedurandcup, as they earn a hard-fought victory over @IAF_MCC. Nemil scored the winner for #FCG. #FCGIAF ⚔️#DurandCup 🏆#DurandCup2022 🏆#IndianFootball ⚽#Matchday pic.twitter.com/XXy7WIZXpI
— Durand Cup (@thedurandcup) August 19, 2022
Muhammed Nemil was the lone objective scorer at a wet, blustery Kishore Bharati Krirangan right here. With the win, Goa be a part of Mohammedan Sporting and Bengaluru FC with three factors in Group A, although the latter have a recreation in hand. Jamshedpur FC is the opposite group within the group. The highest two groups from every Group qualify for the quarter-finals. The Gaurs received their objective early by way of Nemil, who struck his second in two video games within the match.
The transfer got here from the appropriate when Mevan Dias broke by way of and delivered a minus contained in the field discovering his elegant centre-forward in house. Nemil turned, transferred the ball to his favoured left-foot and located the underside nook with precision. He might have made it three for the match quarter-hour later, however this time his roller from simply outdoors the field, missed narrowly.
Within the second-half, the Airmen did try to apply some stress however the organised and well-schooled Gaurs defence held agency.
The Air Power upped the ante in seek for an equaliser and within the closing 10 minutes received a number of possibilities to attract degree. Mohd. Aqib first hit the cross-bar after which substitute Prabhjot Singh unleashed an exquisite free-kick, drawing a improbable save from Goa keeper Hrithik Tiwari.
The Air Power received as many as three corners as nicely in the previous few minutes however couldn’t money in.