FC Goa opens 2020-2021 season of the Indian Super League with a clash against Bengaluru FC
All games this season will take place in Goa .
PANAJI: FC Goa’s provisional ISL fixtures for the 2020-2021 season have been released and the Gaurs are starting off with a game against Bengaluru FC on Sunday, November 22. The Gaurs, who made history last season with record hauls of 39 points and 51 goals, will look to defend the ISL League Winners Shield and become the first team ever to top the league table for the third time in ISL history.
A rematch of the 2018-2019 ISL final, the season opener for the Men in Orange will be the first time they will meet the Blues as their opponents on their opening game of the season. The club’s first away game of the season, meanwhile, will see them travel to GMC Stadium Bambolim to take on Odisha FC on December 12, 2020.
This season will see FC Goa share the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Fatorda, Goa as their home ground with Bengaluru FC and ATK Mohun Bagan.
Speaking ahead of the season, Edu Bedia, spoke candidly about the whole season happening in Goa this season and how he feels about it all.
“I’m really excited for the new season. The new Indian guys are hungry and the new foreign signings have been class,” stated the midfielder. “We have been a good team for the past few seasons, and we would like to finally win it all this season. This year will be particularly advantageous for us as it’s happening in Goa. We are well acclimated to the conditions here. This is our home turf.”
The away games for the Gaurs will see them travel to GMC Stadium Bambolim in North Goa (serving as the home grounds of Chennaiyin FC, Mumbai City FC, Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters) and Tilak Maidan, Vasco (serving as home grounds for Hyderabad FC, Jamshedpur FC, SC East Bengal and North East United)
FC Goa’s provisional fixtures for the 2020-2021 season of the Indian Super League is as follows:
|Sunday, Nov 22, 2020||Bengaluru FC||Home||19:30||Fatorda Stadium|
|Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020||Mumbai City FC||Home||19:30||Fatorda Stadium|
|Monday, Nov 30, 2020||NorthEast United FC||Home||19:30||Fatorda Stadium|
|Sunday, Dec 6, 2020||Kerala Blasters FC||Home||19:30||Fatorda Stadium|
|Saturday, Dec 12, 2020||Odisha FC||Away||19:30||GMC Stadium Bambolim|
|Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020||ATK Mohun Bagan||Away||19:30||Fatorda Stadium|
|Saturday, Dec 19, 2020||Chennaiyin FC||Home||19:30||Fatorda Stadium|
|Wednesday, Dec 23, 2020||Jamshedpur FC||Away||19:30||Tilak Maidan Stadium|
|Wednesday, Dec 30, 2020||Hyderabad FC||Away||19:30||Tilak Maidan Stadium|
|Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021||SC East Bengal||Away||19:30||Tilak Maidan Stadium|