Bhubaneshwar: FC Goa will look to exorcise the ghost of the ISL final when they open their Super Cup campaign against a challenging young Indian Arrows side in a round of 16 match, here Saturday. Goa, who lost the ISL final to Bengaluru FC, will be eager to end the season with some silverware. On the other hand, the developmental side of All India Football Federation, Indian Arrows will be optimistic about their chances after an impressive show against Kerala Blasters in the qualifiers.
This is the first time Goa and Arrows face each other in a competitive game. The two sides had earlier met in a pre-season friendly when a late winner from Princeton Rebello helped Goa to a 2-1 win. The I-League side is unbeaten in the last four games of the season and the youngsters will look to carry the momentum against the Gaurs. “We are playing against one of the best attacking teams in the country. It is definitely going to be a tough game. However, we are one of the top three teams when it comes to form”Pinto, said.