Having jumped to fourth spot after beating FC Pune City, FC Goa are now eyeing a victory against Kerala Blasters tomorrow in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda.
Kerala Blasters were lucky to collect full points in their last match against Atletico de Kolkata as Referee and assistant referee disallowed a goal for the Kolkata side when Luis Garcia shot home past the Blasters custodian David James late in injury time.
But the ball came off the crossbar, crossed the line, hit the upright and came back in play and thus robbed the Kolkata a point.
Kerala Blasters who had a poor start are unbeaten in their last five matches are placed third place with 15 points from 10 matches. A win tomorrow will consolidate their position for the knock-out stage.
FC Goa too got off to a poor start but picked up late as they too remained unbeaten for the last five matches to jump to fourth place with 12 points from 10 matches. They now have a good chance to move above Kerala Blasters if they win tomorrow as both have the same goal difference of plus one.
FC Goa coach Zico’s mantra to move one step at a time has worked with the team, remaining unbeaten in the last five matches after inconsistent performance at the start.
The goans strikers are starting to show their striking prowess, and if they continue the same form which they showed in the last match, they have a good chance to avenge their away match defeat at the hands of the Blasters.
The Blasters too are at their best having collected 11 points from their last five matches.