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Indian Arrows to face Goa in Super Cup pre-quarterfinal
Sportslogon Team March 29th 2019


Bhubaneswar : The young Indian Arrows will face comparable strong Super League team Goa FC in the second pre-quarterfinal match of the 2nd Hero Super Cup here at Kalinga Stadium on Saturday.

The Arrows represents a unique threat as the youngsters have had ample time to acclimatize to the hot and humid conditions prevailing in here. They also come into the game hot on the heels of some impressive results.

On the other hand the Goa FC come into the tournament after another impressive campaign in the Indian Super League, finishing runners-up. This season has seen FC Goa take real strides in terms of being a more complete team as the team finished the season with the highest number of goals, wins and clean sheets.

This is the first time the Goa will be up against the Indian Arrows side in a competitive game. The two sides had earlier met each other in the pre-season in a friendly when a late winner from Princeton Rebello helped Goa to a 2-1 win.

The youngsters finished 8th in the I-League this season, ahead of last season’s winner Minerva Punjab. They started off their campaign in the Hero Super Cup with a win over the Kerala Blasters and unbeaten in the last four games of the season, the youngsters will look to carry the momentum against the Goa, said Indian Arrows coach Floyd Pinto.

FC Goa head coach Sergio Lobere stated in the pre-match press conference that the youngsters will indeed be a formidable challenge for the Goa's to overcome. “We will be facing a tough opponent tomorrow; of that I am sure. And we will have to be at our best if we are to qualify for the next stage of the competition,” stated the Spaniard.

“We will up against a side that have played together for quite a long period of time and knows the climate over here much better than us,” Lobera added. “I have no doubt tomorrow is going to be one of the most difficult games we are going to play this season but we are really excited to start a new chapter with this competition. I am really looking forward to tomorrow’s game.” .
This news was added and updated on : March 29th 2019
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