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ISL: FC Goa steal a point against Atletico de Kolkata

October 16, 2016 23:10 IST

Joffre Mateu

IMAGE: FC Goa’s Joffre Mateu scores from the spot against Atletico de Kolkata on Sunday. Photograph: ISL.

Last season's runners-up FC Goa rallied to hold Atletico de Kolkata 1-1 and open their account after a hat-trick of defeats in an intense Indian Super League football clash, in Kolkata, on Sunday.

South African Sameehg Doutie put Atletico de Kolkata ahead as early in the sixth minute but they failed to make much headway as the Goans bounced back riding on a spot kick from Joffre Mateu in the 76th minute.

Both teams were reduced to 10 players with Atletico de Kolkata receiving as many as three yellow cards and one red, while FC Goa had a share of four yellow cards and one red in the hard-fought match at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium.

The result meant Zico's team opened their account but remained at the bottom of the table. They also failed to get past Atletico de Kolkata from seven meetings overall.

Atletico de Kolkata now have one win and three draws to be on the third place with six points.