La Manga (Spain), Oct 20 : Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa registered their first win of the pre-season friendly tour with a clinical 3-0 victory over Spanish Tercera Division side Deportiva Minera.
Ferran Corominas put the Goa outfit ahead with a tap-in just before halftime while Manuel Arana and Adrian Colunga added two more goals in the second period on Thursday. This was Adrian's second goal in three games in Spain.
Both teams began the game cautiously, playing the ball out of defence and attempting to hold onto the ball. As a result, there were not too many chances created.
FC Goa were looking for their first victory in Spain and hence they attempted to hold onto the ball and play it around in the hope of cracking open the Minera defence while the Spanish outfit attempted to hit the away side on the counter.
The game sprung to life towards the end of the half however, after Corominas got on to the end of a low cross to tap past the Minera goalkeeper, giving the away side the lead.
Not long after, the referee blew the whistle for half-time with the away side going into the break a goal to the good for the first time on the tour.
It was more of the same in the second half as Sergio Lobera's men attempted to hold on to their lead, despite a number of changes in the squad.
FC Goa found themselves two goals to the good thereafter through a well taken shot from Manuel Arana.
From then on, Goa controlled the game and shut the opposition out with crisp passing and possession play. They were quick to add a third goal through striker Adrian Colunga who netted his second goal in three pre-season games.