Last year’s finalists FC Goa start their Indian Super League Season 6 campaign today against Chennaiyin FC Wednesday.
The Goa vs Chennaiyin FC match will start at 7:30 pm at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa. The hosts, aiming to surpass that last hurdle this time, will be relying on the home advantage to start the season on a winning note.
Two-time Chennaiyin FC too will be eyeing a positive beginning as they have to wash out a number of bad memories from the previous season. In their last encounter, they have lost to FC Goa in the Super League final this year.
Coach John Gregory is well aware of the challenge they are up against in the season opener “Goa FC is a very settled for a long time. Under Sergio (Lobera) for two seasons, they almost had the same squad. The one or two adjustments that they made have only made them a better team. There’s no game more difficult than a first away game against Goa,” he said.
FC Goa head coach Sergio Lobera is boasting of his talented bunch of players. “For me, the performance of the Indian players is the most important. We always speak about foreign players, but I think it’s very important to have talented Indian players. There have to be five foreign players in the first XI, which is why it’s imperative to improve the level of Indian players. For me, it’s impossible to win trophies without quality Indian players,” said Lobera.
The match with the pre-show starting at 6:30 pm will be broadcast LIVE on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 bangla, Star Sports 1 Kannada.
Fans on the move can also catch LIVE streaming on Hotstar and Jio TV.