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Indian Super League: FC Goa weather early storm to salvage point against ATK

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Kolkata
Robbie Keane struck for hosts ATK, before Corominas equalised for FC Goa in an Indian Super League match that started two hours and 45 minutes behind schedule.
FC Goa had trouble taking off but in the first Indian Super League (ISL) match that began in one day and ended in the next, it was ATK who hit an air pocket. One the defending champions are struggling to come out of even after seven games.
The 1-1 draw — Robbie Keane’s fourth minute goal being neutralised in the 24th by ISL’s top scorer Ferran Corominas, who got his ninth – means ATK are on nine points, four adrift of the top four going into an away games against Bengaluru FC, Northeast United, FC Pune City. FC Goa move to 13.
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Shifting Ryan Taylor to right-back seemed an acknowledgment of FC Goa’s superiority with Brandon Fernandes and Manuel Lanzarote looking to find Corominas with help from Eduardo Bedia who tarnished a good shift with a booking. ATK’s right-back Prabir Das couldn’t handle all this and coach Teddy Sheringham had to sacrifice attacking options Taylor’s passes from the midfield could create for defensive solidity. “We felt in the last 15 minutes of the first half we were getting overrun. Goa had got on top of us during that period and we needed to change it…,” said Sheringham.

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