FC Goa knocked Bengaluru FC (BFC) out of the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) playoff qualification race with a 2-1 victory at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.

Early goals from Igor Angulo and Redeem Tlang had left BFC with a mountain to climb in a must-win game. Suresh Wangjam’s first-ever ISL strike provided hope, but a solid second-half performance by Goa ensured BFC will not make it into the last four for the first time in its ISL history.

BFC vs FCG| AS IT HAPPENED

For Goa, it was a statement win, as it took the lead in what increasingly appears a three-way race with Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United FC for the two remaining playoff spots. Goa is now on 30 points with one game left, while the other two are tied on 27 with two matches remaining.

Earlier in the evening, Goa and BFC spent the first few minutes like how boxers feel each other out in the early rounds of a heavyweight…

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