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Hero ISL: Late Romario strike helps FC Goa draw with Odisha

Odisha FC suffered a huge blow in their quest for semi-final qualification after a 1-1 draw with FC Goa at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim. Goals from Jonathas and a

Odisha FC suffered a huge blow in their quest for semi-final qualification after a 1-1 draw with FC Goa at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim. Goals from Jonathas and a last-minute equaliser from Romario meant that neither team would take away three points.

The result prevents OFC from rising to fifth place in the points table, level on points with Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC. As for FCG, the winless run extends to five games in the division.

Plenty of end-to-end stuff was observed in the first few minutes by both teams. The Gaurs had a larger share of possession but struggled to convert it into scoring chances.

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Right at the hour mark, the Kalinga Warriors were awarded a penalty after Javier Hernandez was tripped by Alberto Noguera inside the box.

Jonathas stepped up and sent his spot-kick into the top left corner for the breakthrough goal.

Derrick Pereira made several changes heading into the last stage of the match, pushing for the equaliser. Four minutes were added for stoppages and the equaliser came through Romario, who scored a header in the final minute of added time, thus sharing the points between both sides.

First Published: 2nd February, 2022 14:41 IST



Kummanam Rajashekaran sworn in as new Mizoram Governor

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Recovering well after bypass surgery: President Kovind

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AASU slams Assam government on NRC issue

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