he final match went into extra time in front of 34,000 spectators at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan. Captain Eduardo Bedia scored the game-winning goal from a set piece in the 105th minute.
FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando Fenoll’s first-ever trophy on Indian soil was the Durand Cup. Even though both teams started aggressively, they were unable to maintain possession for long periods.
Marcus Joseph fired the first shot of the game in the third minute, but it went wide. Soon after, FC Goa created a chance. Still, a mix-up in the box between Nemil and Romario resulted in a simple Mohammedan SC save.
Mohammedan drew three yellow cards in 17 minutes, with Azharuddin Mallick, Nikola Stojanovic, and Shaher Shaheen going into the book.
Romario of FC Goa had the most excellent chance of the half when a cross from Sanson Pereira on the left flank caught the Mohammedan defense entirely off guard.
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) October 3, 2021
Romario, on the other hand, missed the target with his shot. They dominated possession in the second half. However this didn’t translate into clear chances since they were losing the ball far too readily in the final third.
Mohammedan had some excellent runs down the left-wing, but he couldn’t convert them. Redeem Tlang came close to scoring the game’s first goal in injury time, but the angle was too steep, and the ball went across the goal face.
The final went into extra time with the scores tied at 0-0 at the end of regulation time. As the first half of spare time appeared to be going goalless once more, Bedia came through for his team.
In the 105th minute, the FC Goa skipper scored from a stunning free-kick awarded well beyond the Mohammedan box due to a foul by Milan Singh.
FC Goa received Rs 40 lakh for winning the title, while Mohammedan Sporting received Rs 20 lakh. FC Bengaluru United and Bengaluru FC, the losing semifinalists, each received Rs 5 lakh.
The President’s Cup and two rolling trophies, the Durand Cup and the Shimla Trophy were presented to FC Goa for permanent keeping