Twitter reacts after FC Goa’s impressive draw against Al Wahda in the AFC Champions League
FC Goa earned their second point in Group E (West Region) of the 2021 AFC Champions League after holding UAE-based club Al Wahda to a 0-0 draw. The Gaurs defended resiliently as they continued their strong start in the continental competition and now find themselves in the second spot in the group having stayed unbeaten after two games. Following their result, fans and experts took to social media to express their admiration for FC Goa’s memorable performance.
A little more composure & better decision making in front of goal and @FCGoaOfficial would’ve probably nicked this one. Nevertheless, another strong performance by the team. Every single player was brilliant!! Next up - Persepolis. Rest well and BELIEVE!! #WAHGOA #ACL2021— Darren Caldeira (@darrencaldeira) April 17, 2021
For a team renowned for its attacking prowess... @FCGoaOfficial displayed some stellar defensive performances 🙌🏼— Khuri Irani Khan (@khuri8) April 17, 2021
Identified the weaknesses and gradually Fit the perfect round pegs in those round holes 🤩#Flawless #WAHGOA #ACL2021 ⚽️🧡
Another Historic Draw for 🇮🇳FC Goa in the AFC Champions League Campaign. What a performance by that Young 20 year old Goalkeeper @dhee_singh01 . Second half performance was very much motivating. I just hope you guys continue the same form. #WAHGOA #FCGoaInAsia #ACL2021 #FCGoa https://t.co/vob1hyheNi— Anirudha Dey (@Anirudh23300250) April 17, 2021
So heartening to see an #IndianFootball club punching well above their weight against clubs from the powerhouses of Asian football - CONSISTENTLY!— Debapriya Deb (@debapriya_deb) April 17, 2021
What a performance! Matched the much-fancied rivals shot for shot! #FCGoa have made us proud - yet again. #ForcaGoa
Can someone tell the names of @FCGoaOfficial's scouts. They've found real Gem 💎 of local & International talents.— Dribble India Football (@DribbleIndia) April 17, 2021
They deserve recognition. ❤️#WAHGOA #FCGoaInAsia #ACL2021 @MarcusMergulhao @akshaytandon117
The praise wasn’t only limited to fans and experts with the likes of Jamshedpur FC’s Farukh Choudhary and All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) president Praful Patel sharing their appreciation for the Gaurs as well.
FC Goa managed to hold on to yet another historic result, as they restricted Al Wahda to a goalless draw in their second round Group E clash in the @TheAFCCL on Saturday. The performance of @FCGoaOfficial is definitely a positive step forward for the Indian Football Club.— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) April 17, 2021
A number of FC Goa players were lauded after their recent displays, but none more so than their winter signing Dheeraj Singh. The young goalkeeper kept his second clean sheet in the AFC Champions League and has been one of the Gaurs’ standout performers so far.
However, the 20-year-old custodian was not the only player who received praise. Brandon Fernandes struck the frame of the goal in the second half and was busy for FC Goa in the middle of the park. Meanwhile, another winter recruit in Glan Martins also put in a commendable performance alongside Edu Bedia in midfield.
Oh my word! @FCGoaOfficial, that was some top notch football that you displayed. Kudos to Juan Ferrando and the entire coaching staff. So disciplined in defence. But huge shout out to @edubedia, Brandon Fernandes and Glan Martins (the energy you displayed). #GOARYN #ACL2021— Noel D'Souza (@Noel2589) April 14, 2021