AIZAWL, May 10: Hosts Aizawl FC were held to a goalless draw by Sporting Club de Goa in their Federation Cup first leg semifinal clash at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Tuesday.
The home side who came into the match after upsetting the I-League winners Bengaluru FC, in the quarters and started on an attacking note as the chemistry upfront disrupted Sporting�s defence.
In the ninth minute, in-form striker Joel Sunday had a chance to put Aizawl ahead but the lanky forward failed to find the net, curling his shot over the bar.
Although Sporting disrupted their opponents� attacking flow by initiating counter-attacks sporadically, the Goan club failed to restrict Aizawl in their half as the hosts regularly reached their opposition goalmouth.
In the 43rd minute, Sunday received a cross from the right flank inside the Sporting box. But ran into defensive traffic and was unable to make the most of the chance. � IANS