Lanzarote’s double strike helps FC Goa sink Jamshedpur FC


MARGAO: Manuel Lanzarotescored a goal in each half to guide FC Goa to a 2-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League here yesterday. FC Goa, who controlled the proceedings in both the sessions, scored through Lanzarote (45+1, 60th). Jamshedpur FC, who defended well to deny the home team an early lead, pulled one back in the 54th minute through Trindade Matheus Goncalves.

With today’s win, FC Goa have collected 16 points from nine matches, the same as Pune City but are placed behind them on fourth place. While Jamshedpur FC remained on 10 points from nine matches and are placed seventh.

FC Goa, who needed a win to stay among the first four, controlled the proceedings with fluid passes. Eduardo Debia Pelaez and Ahmed Jahouh combined well in the midfield and orchestrated the moves with delicate passes but the rival defence stood firm. Ferran Corominas, who is the leading scorer with nine goals, had an opportunity to strike but he was in two minds as he directed a weak shot straight to keeper Subrata Paul in the 19th minute.  —Agencies