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India's FC Goa create ACL history


Thursday, February 20, 2020
FC Goa-ISL Champs 2019-20

Jamshedpur: FC Goa secured a place in the 2021 AFC Champions League group stage after winning the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) title on Wednesday.


Goa, who will be the first club from India to feature in the AFC champions League, also secured the first-ever ISL League Winners Shield after defeating Jamshedpur FC 5-0 in their final league match on Wednesday.

The AFC Champions League will be expanded in 2021, with 40 teams to play in the group stage from the present 32.

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Ferran Corominas (11th), Hugo Boumous (70th, 90th), Jackichand Singh (84th) and Mourtada Fall (87th) made it a five-star affair for Goa at the JRD Sports Complex on Wednesday.

They also broke their own record and ended the league stage with 46 goals - an all-time high. The win ensured that Goa finished the league stage as toppers with 39 points from 18 matches.

Say hi to the #HeroISLLeagueWinners, @FCGoaOfficial 👋#HeroISL #LetsFootball #FCGoaInAsia pic.twitter.com/8nGKLsHYZR

— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) February 19, 2020

Goa will now aim to cap their remarkable season by maintaining their form in the ISL Play-offs with the newly-crowned winners set to take on the fourth-placed team.

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