FC Goa edge out Bengaluru FC to reach Durand finals in sudden death

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Kolkata, Sep 29 | FC Goa eked out a narrow 7-6 victory after a sudden-death tie-breaker over Bengaluru FC (BFC), to make it to their maiden Durand Cup final in a gripping second semi-final here on Wednesday.

The game ended 2-2 after extra time. They now come up against local favourites Mohammedan Sporting (MDSP) in the final of the 130th edition of the iconic tournament. Coincidentally both the semi-finals ended the same way after 90 minutes.

Christy Davis took the deciding spot-kick in sudden death which saw the Gaurs through as DamaitphangLyngdoh missed for BFC,after both teams were tied 4-4 after the first five stipulated spot-kicks. For Goa, the scorers in the shoot-out were AibanbhaDohling, Sanson Pereira, Leander D’Cunha, Edu Bedia, Papuia and MakanChothe, besides Christy.

For BFC the ones to score were Muirang, Ajay Chhetri, Parag Satish, NamgyalBhutia, Ajith Kumar and BekeyOram. The one’s to miss out were Redeem Tlang for Goa and Akashdeep Singh and Lyngdoh for Benagluru.

In regulation time, Devendra Murgaokar and Redeem Tlang had scored in each half for the Gaurs while Siva Sakti got both goals for BFC.

Goa gaffer Juan Ferrando went into the game with a five-man back line, probably insurance for the fact that he was missing key players like Brandon Fernandez, Glan Martins and Sertion Fernandez, all now on India duty. Naushad Moosa, the BFC coach was the more enterprising, opting for a three-man forward line and going in without a central midfielder.

It was yet another goal in the first minute for the second semi-final. Siva Sakthi took BFC to a flying start, thanks to a shocker by Goa keeper Navin Kumar. Goa bounced back almost immediately. A smartly taken training-ground short corner which Nemil put in the path of Devendra Murgaokar who deflected it past Lara in the BFC goal. This was Murgaokar’s fifth of the tournament and his stature continues to rise with every passing game.

Thereafter it was all Goa in the half and the Gaurs should have taken an unassailable lead but for the wastefulness from the likes of Edu Bedia and Nemil in front of the goal. The half ended even-stevens.

Goa had the upper-hand in the second half as well and finally Redeem Tlang, who had just come in as part of a triple change by Coach Juan Ferrando, put them ahead. He would owe it all to Spanish playmaker Alberto Noguera Ripoll as his piercing run at the BFC defence found him in space and the former Shillong Lajong man made no mistake with a scorching left-footer which whizzed past Lara.

BFC to their credit kept moving forward and found reward 11 minutes later when a move from the right flank by Namgyal Bhutia and his subsequent cross saw Siva Sakti leaping above the Goan defence for his second of the game.

Source: IANS

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Share Market Closing Bell: Nifty ends below 16,100, Sensex falls 303 pts

Dalal Street found no relief with incessant sell off during the month. Nifty traded on a bearish note and ended at 16025.80 with loss of 99.35 points or 0.62 percent following weak global cues on Wednesday. While Banknifty closed at 34339.50 on the higher side with marginal gain of 49.35 points.

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The weakness in US stocks is playing out globally with signs of higher inflation, which has spoiled investors’ appetite for the Indian market as well. Rising India VIX to 25.28 has led Indices to big intraday swings on both sides. Sectorally maximum sectors closed on the negative side as Nifty IT and Nifty Media sheds more than 3 percent each. While Nifty Financial Services ended on a positive side gaining 0.68 percent.

In nifty stocks, NTPC, HDFCLIFE, SBILIFE were the top gainers while ASIANPAINT, ADANIPORT and TECHM were the prime laggards. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 16200 followed by 16300 strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 15800 strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed three black crow patterns in the daily chart suggesting bearishness would remain intact. We expect a rise in volatility as well on monthly expiry day.

Riding against the trend may not be beneficial for short term traders. All major moving averages are lying above 16300 levels. Indicators such as MACD and RSI are still struggling to overcome the oversold zone in the daily time frame. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15800 mark while on the upside 16300 may act as an immediate resistance for monthly expiry. While Banknifty has support around 33500 while resistance is placed at 35200 on the daily chart.

Om Mehra
Research Associate
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India

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