The Indian Super League underwent its ninth gameweek and it was an exciting one, witnessing 27 goals across eight games. Bartholomew Ogbeche and Aridane Santana, the star foreign recruits lived upto the billing among others in the ISL this week.
The pick of the matches was FC Goa’s thrilling 4-3 win over Chennaiyin FC at the latter’s home turf as the south Indian side fought back from 3-0 down in the first-half. However, let’s have a look at the other goals which made headlines in the ISL this past week:
For: Kerala Blasters FC
Against: Chennaiyin FC
The star Nigerian striker was signed by Kerala in the hopes that he would plug their attacking troubles and he has done decently. This week though, the Kerala Blasters captain scored an excellent goal that almost tore the net.
Mario Arques laid the ball off for him, and Ogbeche quickly saw the empty space ahead of him and unleashed an absolute thunderbolt which swerved away from the path of the goalkeeper, and nestled itself in the right-hand side of the net, bringing Kerala back into the game for the moment.
For: Chennaiyin FC
Against: Kerala Blasters FC
A few minutes after the Ogbeche scored the worldie, Chennaiyin hit back to take the lead. They had done so a few minutes earlier but the goal was ruled out after a foul was deemed to have occurred in the build-up, causing many bust-ups.
However, Chennaiyin produced an amazing team goal in anger. Rafael Crivellaro floated a great ball forward which was diverted even better by Nerijus Valskis, giving Chhangte the perfect half-volley to put past Rehenesh in the Kerala goal.
You can watch both the aforementioned goals here:
For: Chennaiyin FC
Against: FC Goa
The Brazilian midfielder had a week to remember after he scored a spectacular goal for Chennaiyin FC against Goa, although it came in a losing cause.
Chennai had clawed their way back into the match after being 3-0 down at half-time, getting back two goals before Corominas hit what eventually turned out to be the winner. However, they had one last goal in their bag,
Following a cleared corner, Anirudh Thapa headed the ball back into the box and Crivellaro was alert to it. Receiving the ball with his back to goal, the midfielder turned quickly and looped one over the defence and the keeper, giving the scoreline the competitive edge it lacked for the game it had witnessed.
For: Odisha FC
Against: Jamshedpur FC
Santana scored twice on the night and Odisha will be thanking their stars he did, as it gave them a narrow 2-1 victory over Jamshedpur. The second of his goals is what caught the attention of fans though.
On the stroke of half-time, with the game tied at 1-1, Aridane Santana came up with a screamer, that was fittingly the winner of the game. Odisha worked out a nice move in midfield, moving the ball well till it found its way to the left-wing.
Nandha Kumar Sekar curled in a hopeful cross, with no one really committed in the box. However, Santana judged the curve well, and put his foot through the ball, sending into the top of the net to give the keeper no chance.
Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @KeralaBlasters