With two targets and an help, Hugo Boumous was the catalyst in FC Goa’s dominant 4-1 win in opposition to Hyderabad FC on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday. Braces from Boumous (19′, 50′) and Ferran Corominas’ (64′, 87′) helped Goa pull three factors clear on the prime with 33 factors from 16 matches. Marcelinho’s (64′) free-kick strike was nothing greater than a comfort for Hyderabad who stay backside of the desk with six factors.
The highlight was on the Gaurs after they sacked Sergio Lobera within the construct as much as the sport. But Derrick Pereira’s expenses began proper the place they left off. The win makes FC Goa the primary crew this season to substantiate qualification for the playoffs.
Corominas was arrange with a golden likelihood to interrupt the impasse eight minutes into the primary half as FC Goa began on the entrance foot. Boumous launched Jackichand Singh down the fitting flank and the winger’s cross to the centre was hit straight at Hyderabad goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani by Corominas from level clean vary.
With no help out there, Marcelinho tried to create one thing for Hyderabad when he picked up the ball close to the half-way line earlier than dribbling into the field previous the Goa defence. The Brazilian ahead was on his personal contained in the field and will solely discover the side-netting.
A minute later, Goa transformed their dominance into a gap objective. After Brandon Fernandes’ corner-kick was cleared by Mathew Kilgallon, the ball fell to Mandar Rao Dessai who tried a long-range effort from exterior the field. The left-back scuffed his shot however Boumous slammed residence the unfastened ball from contained in the field.
Marcelinho got here near scoring once more on the different finish however missed out on a right away equaliser. A minute after conceding, a Stankovic nook was side-footed onto the publish by the Brazilian.
Boumous’ effective kind in entrance of objective continued because the Frenchman scored his eighth objective of the season simply 5 minutes after the restart. He picked up the ball on the left flank, dribbled into the field unopposed and curled a shot into the nook of the web.
Marcelinho, who appeared to be the one probably scorer for the guests, executed a free-kick strike to perfection after the hour-mark. Ahmed Jahouh’s deal with on the Brazilian exterior the field was punished with a incredible effort into the web by way of the hole within the Goa wall.
Goa had been unfazed by the objective in opposition to the run of play and regained their two-goal cushion inside minutes. Hugo Boumous performed a superb, defence-splitting by way of ball into the trail of Corominas who timed his run in behind the defence to perfection and caressed the ball previous Kattimani into the web.
The hosts put the sport to mattress after Kattimani fouled Corominas from behind and conceded a late penalty. The Spaniard slotted residence from 12 yards to ship the guests packing.