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FC Goa opens 2020/21 season of the Indian Super League with a clash against Bengaluru FC

FC Goa’s provisional ISL fixtures for the 2020/21 season have been released and the Gaurs are starting off with a game against Bengaluru FC on November 22, 2020. 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 2018/19 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 in 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 NorthEast United

FC Goa’s provisional fixtures for the 2020/21 season of the Indian Super League is as follows:

Date Opponents Home/Away Time (IST) Venue
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

The rest of the fixtures will be released at a later date.

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