featurefootball8 days ago

ISL 2019 | Bengaluru FC take on FC Goa in a game of subtle dualities

As far as hype for an ISL final goes for the neutral fans, Bengaluru FC taking on FC Goa is right there at the top for the sheer names on paper and kind of football both the sides prefer. And given the vengeance with which the two sides will take the field, this could easily be the best ISL final.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball9 days ago

ISL 2019 | Possession in midfield will be main battle in final, believes Carles Cuadrat

Bengaluru FC manager Carles Cuadrat has stated that the side controlling the ball well in the midfield would have the edge in the final on Sunday. The Spaniard also went to claim that they are not the favourites to win in the final despite winning both the league fixtures against the Gaurs.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball15 days ago

ISL 2019 | I’ve been more physically conditioned this season, reveals Ahmed Jahouh

FC Goa lynchpin Ahmed Jahouh has revealed that he had to train a lot to get physically conditioned for the Indian Super League style of play, which has seen him contributing in the attack more this season. The Moroccan also Bengaluru as the ISL team he thinks could win the title apart from Goa.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball16 days ago

ISL 2019 | Jorge Costa gives up final hopes after thrashing defeat against Goa

After losing the first leg of the semi-final against FC Goa by a margin of four goals, Mumbai coach Jorge Costa has stated that they don't have a chance to change the result in the away leg. On the other hand, Sergio Lobera has said that Goa has to approach the second leg with the same excitement.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootballa month ago

ISL 2019 | Mistakes sub-standard Coppell cannot afford against Mumbai City FC

ATK take on Mumbai City FC in probably the most important match of the season as they try to stay relevant in the race for the playoffs. However, standing in their way is their own manager Steve Coppell who needs to take a hard look that the humiliating loss against FC Goa to get a result.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball3 months ago

ISL 2018 | Best Indian Super League XI after Phase 3

After two long and enduring months of the Indian Super League, the struggling teams have now started gaining momentum while the consistent ones have fumbled occasionally. This could mainly be credited to some prolific solo displays who are featuring in our best combined eleven after phase three.
Subhayan Dutta
newsfootball3 months ago

ISL | It was a complete team performance, reveals Sergio Lobera

Sergio Lobera has stated that the win over NorthEast United was a complete team performance and dedicated the win to the FC Goa fans. In one of the more lopsided contests of the season, FC Goa totally decimated the challenge from the NEUFC by a scoreline of 5-1 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
SportsCafe Desk
newsfootball3 months ago

ISL 2018 | I still prefer playing as a winger that I’ve done all my life, says FC Goa’s Mandar Rao Desai

A mainstay in Goa for years now, Mandar has seen the yesteryears when the likes of Robert Pires, Andre Santos, and Julio Baptista graced the club, before transforming himself into one of the most important pieces of their puzzle today amidst Ferran Corominas, Edu Bedia, Ahmed Jahouh and others.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL 2018 | Where has the subtle art of speaking at press-conferences gone

It is strange how pre-match conferences have failed to evolve in the Indian Super League despite the Indian league borrowing a chunk of elements from the English Premier League. The pre-match talks overseas are full of deception and tomfoolery, highly contradicting with what ISL managers do today.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL 2018 | Have most sides got FC Goa totally wrong

The detailed Spanish elements in the ISL were introduced by FC Goa and no matter how effective Bengaluru FC and how flamboyant Jamshedpur FC seem at times, the way Sergio Lobera’s men play would make one sit up and watch in delight. But, who exactly has kept them ticking is still complicated.
Subhayan Dutta