PANAJI: Sporting Clube de Goa emerged champions at Goa Football Association’s Selvel Goa Professional League after registering a resounding 9-0 win over Guardian Angel Sports Club in the concluding league match at Chowgule ground, Margao on Friday.

Sporting Clube de Goa, who remained unbeaten throughout the campaign, finished at the top with 23 points while Dempo SC were placed second on 21 points.

Calangute Association, who completed their 18 minutes of the pending game, edged past Salgaocar FC with a solitary goal after scoring from a spot-kick at Duler stadium and finished third with 20 points.

Fourth-placed Salgaocar FC also ended their campaign on 20 points, but Calangute Association had a better head-to-head record.

Meanwhile at Chowgule ground, Sporting Clube de Goa started the game in an earnest fashion and took the lead when Philip Odogwu sent in a delivery in the box which was guided in by Marcus Mascarenhas at the half-an-hour mark.

Crossing over, the Flaming Oranje started their onslaught from the 48th minute where Marcus assisted Gaurav to make it 2-0.

Within minutes, Sporting were up by three goals as this time Philip assisted Akeraj before Gautam netted the fourth goal in the 54th minute.

There was no stopping Sporting Clube as they continued scoring. In the 56th minute, Myron provided an assist to Philip and then Gautam made it 6-0.

In the 77th minute, Marcus made it 7-0, as Sachidanand provided the assist. In the final minutes of the game, Sporting netted two more goals through Philip and Marcus, who completed his hat-trick with the final kick of the game.

Over at Duler Stadium, the pending match between Calangute Association and Salgaocar FC started from the retaken penalty kick. Calangute Association’s Domnic Fernandes scored with a far-right corner placement despite Salgaocar FC goalie Jason diving in the same direction.

Once down by a goal; it got difficult for Salgaocar FC, who required not just a win, but also goals to win the crown. Calangute Association held on to their slender lead till the final whistle to finish the game on the winning note to emerge third in a truncated 2020-21 edition of Goa Pro-League.


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