New Delhi: FC Goa rallied in a remarkable fashion from a two-goal deficit to beat Delhi Dynamos 3-2 in their last round match of the Indian Super League football to jump to the top of points table in New Delhi on Sunday.
Delhi led 2-0 at halftime through goals from Serginho Green (31st) and Adil Nabi (40) but Goa responded brilliantly in the second half through a double strike by Romeo Fernandes (68th and 69th) and a late winner by Joffre (90th).
The win by Goa in the last match of the league phase of ISL 2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium today took them on top of the points table ahead of defending champions Ateltico de Kolkata with 25 points from 14 matches.
Interestingly, today’s rivals will take on each other in the home and away semifinals as Delhi ended fourth with 22 points from their 14 league matches. Delhi ended on same points with Chennaiyin FC but the Roberto Carlos-coached side have inferior goal difference of minus two as against 10 of the Chennai-based side.
Atletico de Kolkata will play against Chennaiyin FC in the other semifinals as the two teams ended second and third respectively in the points table.
For Goa, today’s win also put them in an advantageous position as they will play their second leg match of the semifinals at home.
For Delhi, it was a sort of disappointment as they could not notch up a win at home for the
sixth time on the trot
though today’s loss was the first here this season. They had notched up just one win at home this season — a 1-0 win over Chennaiyin FC in their first home match on October 8.
All the other five home matches of Delhi had ended in stalemates.
Delhi had better record away from home as they won four times on the road as against three losses.