ATK Mohun Bagan, under the guidance of ex-coach of FC Goa, defeated FC Goa 2-1 in the Indian Super League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, here on Wednesday.
Juan Ferrando returned to take on his former side FC Goa as Mohun Bagan head coach and Liston Colaco gifted him with a stunning strike in the first half. With this goal, he became the highest goal-scording Indian in this edition of the ISL. Skipper Roy Krishna made it 2-0 early on in the second half. Gaur's Jorge Ortiz managed to put the ball past Mohun Bagan's keeper in the 81st minute but the visitors went home with three points in the end.
The result means the Mariners continued their resurgence under Ferrando, moving to third in the points table from seventh last week. FC Goa, meanwhile remained eighth having the same number of points from eight games.
Inspite of the loss, FC Goa were enjoying more possession and ended the game with fourteen shots at goal (four on target), one of which ended up at the back of the net.
Mohun Bagan took the lead when Colaco unleashed a rocket from near the halfway line, surprising Moirangthem, who was too late to react. Ferrando had his hands on his head in disbelief, his mouth wide open as the green and maroons went ahead riding that piece of magic.
The Mariners doubled their advantage soon after halftime, with Krishna firing a half-volley from a Hugo Boumous lob from the edge of the box. After conceding two goals, Goa never really got a grip of the game. In the end, they had to be satisfied with a goal and no points.