Noah Sadaoui records hat trick to take FC Goa cruise past Hyderabad FC

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Noah Sadaoui

In a thrilling encounter in the Indian Super League (ISL), FC Goa emerged victorious against Hyderabad FC, thanks to a spectacular performance by Noah Sadaoui. The Moroccan midfielder, who started the match as a second-half substitute, completed a hat-trick within 14 minutes of coming on.

Noah Sadaoui hands over a dominating victory to FC Goa

The first half of the match was a goalless affair, with both teams showcasing resilience and strategic gameplay. FC Goa created numerous chances but found themselves frustrated by Hyderabad FC’s robust defence. However, the introduction of Sadaoui at the start of the second half changed the dynamics of the game.

Within 90 seconds of the second half, Sadaoui spectacularly volleyed home to give FC Goa the lead. His agility and precision were on full display as he made space for himself in the Hyderabad box before slotting past a diving goalkeeper to double his team’s lead and his tally for the night.

By the 59th minute, Sadaoui completed his hat trick after getting ahead of his marker and playing a simple tap-in from close range. His performance not only boosted the morale of his team but also left the spectators in awe. The winger now has nine goals in the ISL, a remarkable return.

FC Goa added a fourth in the 84th minute through Carlos Martinez. The win keeps Goa in fourth position in the league after the team already qualified for the playoffs. Hyderabad FC, on the other hand, continues to languish at the bottom of the table.

FC Goa’s head coach, Manolo Marquez, expressed satisfaction with his team’s performance in the second half. He acknowledged that the first half was not up to the mark, but the introduction of Sadaoui in the second half turned the tide in their favour. Marquez’s decision to bench Sadaoui, along with Borges, who played a pivotal role in their previous win against Bengaluru FC, proved to be a masterstroke.

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