FC Goa gave a mighty scare to Al Wahda with a fine counter-attacking football in the second half as it held the fancied side from the UAE to a goalless draw in the AFC Champions League group stage here on Saturday.

It was the second such result in as many matches for the Goan side, which had also played out a goalless draw against Qatar’s Al Rayyan in its first Group E match on Wednesday.

FC Goa was left to defend its citadel during the first half but the team showed its counter-attacking prowess in the next 45 minutes with at least a couple of chances that could have resulted in a goal.

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Brandon Fernandes’ 54th-minute strike from a counter-attacking move beat the Al Wahda goalkeeper Al Shamsi all ends up but it hit the upright.

Again in the 69th minute, Devendra Murgaokar, who came in for Ishan Pandita in the 54th minute,…

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