Tue , 20 Feb 2018

ISL 2015- FC Goa will lock horns with Chennaiyan FC in the finals

KOLKATA: Atletico de Kolkata’s former players returned to haunt them as the defending champions bowed out of the Hero Indian Super League despite a 2-1 victory in the second leg semifinal in Kolkata on Wednesday.

Chennaiyin FC qualified for the final with an aggregate score of 4-2, thanks to their stunning 3-0 victory in the first leg. Chennaiyin FC will now face FC Goa in the final to be played in Goa on December 20.
Dejan Lekic scored in the 22nd minute to provide hope for Atletico de Kolkata at the start and then Iain Hume scored a gem of a goal to make it 2-0 with just three minutes on the clock. The three minutes left to be played and additional time promised an exciting battle but Chennaiyin FC had the last laugh after Fikru Tefera pulled a goal back for the visitors in the 90th minute.
FC Goa reached the final of the 2015 Hero Indian Super League after beating Delhi Dynamos FC 3-0 in the second leg of their semi-final clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday night. Strikes from Joffre and Rafael Coelho in the first half and a Dudu goal in the second were enough for Goa to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.
The hosts made their intentions clear from the word go. Romeo Fernandes whipped in a dangerous looking cross from the right inside the opening minute as the Gaurs put together their first attack of the game. His cross though was just beyond Goa’s attackers in the penalty box.
Courtesy- AIFF Media