FC Goa clinch maiden Durand Cup trophy after beating Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in final

Indian Super League side FC Goa claimed their maiden Durand Cup football tournament title after a 1-0 win over local giants Mohammedan Sporting in the final in Kolkata on Sunday.

Captain Edu Bedia scored the winner from a set piece in the 105th minute after the match went into the extra time in front of 34,000 spectators at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.

The Durand Cup crown also marked FC Goa coach Juan Ferrando's first-ever trophy on Indian soil.

Though both the teams began with attacking intent, they failed to keep possession for longer durations. The first shot of the match came from Marcus Joseph in the third minute but it was wayward.

Soon after, Goa created a chance but a mix-up between Nemil and Romario in the box led to an easy save for the Mohammedan SC keeper.

Goa's Romario had the best chance of the half when the Mohammedan defence was completely foxed by a cross from Sanson Pereira from the left flank. But Romario's effort went wide.

Goa dominated possession in the second half but kept losing the ball far too easily in the final third.

Mohammedan made some good runs down the left flank in the last few minutes but failed to make them count.

In the injury time, Redeem Tlang came close to scoring but the angle was too tight and the ball went across the face of the goal, as the game went into extra time.

Goa captain Bedia scored from a fantastic free-kick awarded just outside the Mohammedan box in the 105th minute owing to a foul by Milan Singh.