En route their entry into the final, FC Goa recorded a better goal aggregate of 3-1 after the two semi-final legs. Having lost the first leg semifinal in Delhi by a solitary goal, Zico's boys came out all guns blazing against Roberto Carlos's out-of-sorts outfit.

Joffre (11th minute), Rafael Coelho (27th minute) knocked the stuffing out of Dynamos in the first half while Dudu Omagbemi's opportunistic strike in the 84th minute was like the final nail in the coffin for Robin Singh and Co.

Buoyed by support of around 30,000 people at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, FC Goa needed at least a goal to take the match to the tie-breaker or at least a clear two-goal lead to win the encounter inside 90 minutes. However they got even one better as their coach Zico was seen jumping in joy.

Goa drew the first blood in the 11th minute when Joffre after receiving a pass from Pronay Halder raced down the wide right, beating left lateral back Robert. With John Arn Riise not in position, he unleashed a left-footer that beat goalkeeper Antonio Doblas to crash into the net.

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