Super Cup 2019: FC Goa edge out Jamshedpur FC in seven-goal thriller
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The Gaurs were 3-0 up and were almost given a scare before defeating Jamshedpur once again in the quarterfinals of the cup competition...

FC Goa defeated Jamshedpur FC by 4-3 in the third quarterfinal of the 2019 Super Cup in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

Edu Bedia (23') scored the opener and was sent off in the 82nd minute. Pablo Morgado (45+2' O.G.), Seriton Fernandes (64') and Ferran Corominas (73' Pen.) scored in favour of the Gaurs .

Morgado (69') redeemed himself but Sergio Cidoncha (77') and Carlos Calvo's (83' Pen.) strikes were not enough for the Jharkhand-based side to restore parity.

Zaid Krouch for the first time started a second consecutive game in a FC Goa shirt while Brandon Fernandes and Mourtada Fall were brought in after the side's Round of 16 victory over Indian Arrows.

Cesar Ferrando opted to give give young goalkeeper Rafique Ali Sardar his first start for the club as veteran Subrata Paul looked on from the bench.

Goa's early press paid off albeit from a set-piece. Karan Amin gave away a cheap foul on the left side of the box. Brandon delivered the freekick into the box where Edu Bedia was given free space to roam around and jump into space before he headed the ball in for the opener of the night.

Jerry Mawihmingthanga had only the goalkeeper to beat on a counter minutes later but Mohammad Nawaz did well to slap the ball away. FC Goa then saw the ball bounce off the bar after a shoddy clearance from Sardar.



However, the lead was doubled at the stroke of half-time when Brandon's low and hard freekick found its way into the net after a deflection off Pablo Morgado.

After the change of ends, Seriton scored his maiden goal for the club to make it 3-0. The right back steamed into space after being fed by Krouch with Sardar standing no chance from the tight angle.

Five minutes later, Morgado scored the first for Jamshedpur after a goalkeeping fumble from Nawaz was intercepted by Calvo outside the box. Edu Bedia then won a penalty in the 72nd minute after his shot grazed off Pratik Chowdhary's hands.

Corominas made no mistake from the spot to restore Goa's three-goal cushion. However, Sergio Lobera's side were put under immense pressure in the final quarter of the match.

Cidoncha halved the deficit and Edu Bedia was then given his marching orders as he tugged down Morgado inside the box. Calvo found the back of the net from the resultant penalty to open up the game.

Goa held on eventually as they booked their place in the semi-final, where they will face I-League champions Chennai City on Tuesday.