The Goa leg of Premier Futsal kick-started with the home team taking on Kolkata 5’s without their marquee player, Ronaldinho. However, Goa came back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw as Brazilian Futsaller Vampeta scored both of Goa’s goals in a man of the match performance.
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Ronaldinho’s replacement Cafu was yet to arrive in India and they played the game against Kolkata without a marquee player. The Kolkata 5’s made the most of the home team being short of their charismatic leader as Hernan Crespo came close to scoring within the first 2 minutes. However, Pula did not take too long to find the back of the net at 4 minutes. Akshay had a brilliant opportunity to double their lead, but he missed an open goal from 2 yards out.Before the end of the first quarter, Kolkata finally doubled their lead. Carioca received the ball with his back to goal, but an exquisite first touch helped him escape his marker and then he embarrassed the keeper by finding the gap between his legs to make it 2-0.
Speaking to the media after the match, Vampeta said, “Cafu is a World Cup winning captain, he will bring a lot of experience with him and the team will benefit from it. We conceded two early goals and to come from there is just like
Also, read : Premier Futsal | The next big thing in India or another doomed league?But that’s how the game ended as neither team could find that decisive goal to win it. An exciting start to the Goa leg of the Premier Futsal LeagueFinal Score