Striker Cavin fires brace as Kolkata side rallies to beat Goa 2-1 in their own backyard
Margao: East Bengal midfielder Cavin Lobo scored a brace in the second half to help table-toppers Atletico de Kolkata overcome a one goal deficit and edge past hosts FC Goa 2-1 in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium yesterday.
Cavin Lobo. Pics/ISL/Sportzpics
It was Brazil International Andre Santos, who opened the scoring for Goa in the 21st minute as the home crowd erupted with joy.
Clifford Miranda from the right send a long cross in the middle for Santos, who controlled the ball inside the box and essayed a left-footer that saw the ball nest at the roof of the net.
Kolkata, who lacked creative in the absence of captain Luis Gracia came with couple of good moves but the alert rival defenders led by Youness Bengelloun and Gregory Arnolin did the marking well.
Cavin Lobo of Atletico de Kolkata (in white) shoots to score for Atletico de Kolkata against FC Goa in a Hero ISL tie at Margao yesterday
Frustrated for not getting the equaliser, the visitors displayed a physical game, which saw Borja Fernandes and Fikru Teferra earn a yellow card in the first half.
Kolkata kept attacking but Goa held on the 1-0 lead till half time. However, Lobo's brilliant brace in the second half saw Goa lose.