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Guardian Angel outplay Sesa FA

Sirsaim: Guardian Angel Sports Club outplayed Sesa Football Academy 3-2 in a thrilling Goa Professional League encounter held at Sirsaim ground, on Tuesday. Gilbert Oliveira scored a brace in the 10th and 63rd minute for Guardian Angel while Yakubu Mohammed netted the other goal. Shajam P (32’) and Russel Vaz (56’) were on the scoresheet for Sesa FA. Guardian Angel …

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Goa battling to avoid defeat

Porvorim: Hosts Goa were left battling for a draw after Chandigarh declared their first innings at 580 for 7, taking a mammoth 329-run lead on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Plate Group match, at GCA Academy ground in Porvorim on Tuesday. At stumps on Day 3, Goa had reached 87 for 2 in their second innings, and trail …

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GOA BRIEFS

St Anthony’s edge Assonora DULER: St Anthony SC, Marna beat Assonora United FC 2-1 in the GFA Second Division League match at Duler Stadium, Mapusa, on Tuesday. Assonora United led 1-0 at the break as Stepelton scored the first goal. However, St Anthony SC equalised through Sangam Pednekar and then Mayuresh scored the match-winner to seal full points for St …

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Nadal continues to impress

Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal blitzed past Hugo Dellien Tuesday to launch his campaign to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 Grand Slam titles, dropping just five games in the one-sided annihilation. The sparkling Spaniard was in imperious form to sweep past a Bolivian making his Australian Open debut 6-2, 6-3, 6-0 on Rod Laver Arena in barely two …

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I have offers, but my focus is on my game: Jessel Carneiro

AUGUSTO RODRIGUES | NT Maina, Curtorim: Jessel Carneiro from Goa made his debut in Indian Super League this season and has in the thirteen games he has played for Kerala Blasters shown that talent in Goa has not dried but is waiting to be nurtured. He is not the best but set to be amongst one of the best and …

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East Bengal coach Alejandro Menendez quits

Kolkata: East Bengal head coach Alejandro Menendez on Tuesday stepped down from his post citing “personal reasons” less than 48 hours after his team lost the I-League derby 1-2 to archrivals Mohun Bagan. The Spaniard faced a lot of criticism after East Bengal had a hat-trick of defeats but the one against Mohun Bagan was the final nail in Alejandro’s …

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‘Sorry we made you cry’, Napoli captain apologises to young fan

Rome: Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has apologised to a nine-year-old fan after the team’s dismal performance in a 2-0 home defeat by Fiorentina on Saturday made the boy burst into tears. The image of the tearful fan with a Napoli scarf appeared during the broadcast of the match and was widely posted on social media, prompting some supporters to suggest …

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Panjim Footballers swing past Velsao SCC

NT NETWORK Navelim Panjim Footballers dominated from the beginning till the end and registered a convincing 5-0 win over Velsao Sports and Cultural Club in the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League match played at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Monday. The winners led by two goals during the lemon break – scored by Joyson Gauncar (17th minute) and Kunal Kundaikar …

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Punjab ride on Dicka double, down Gokulam Kerala 3-1

PTI    Ludhiana A Dipanda Dicka brace helped Punjab FC register a 3-1 victory over Gokulam Kerala in an I-League match at the Guru Nanak Stadium here on Monday. Sergio Barboza Jr broke the deadlock in the first-half stoppage time before a Henry Kisekka goal drew the visitors level in the 52nd minute. Dicka restored Punjab’s advantage via a free-kick in …

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Inter Milan drop points against relegation-battling Leece

REUTERS Leece Inter Milan we re held to a 1-1 draw by relegation-battling Lecce in Serie A on Sunday, as Antonio Conte’s side dropped points for the second weekend in a row. Inter substitute Alessandro Bastoni headed in a second-half opener four minutes after coming on, but Lecce soon drew level through captain Marco Mancosu. Marcelo Brozovic hit the post …

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