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Attack on Arsenal great Pires mars Kolkata's victory over Goa

FC Goa are set to lodge a complaint against Atletico de Kolkata boss Antonio Lopez Habas following an incident in his side's 2-1 Indian Super League win on Thursday.

Goa claim that the Atletico manager physically assaulted their marquee player Robert Pires in the tunnel at half-time of the fierce contest which featured seven yellow cards.

In the wake of the incident involving the former Arsenal star, Goa boss Zico said: "One of our players said that he was beaten by the coach of the other team.

"Pires said he was punched in the face by the Atletico coach and it is very shameful.

"I am telling you what my players told me and I didn't see that myself but I don't think that Pires would lie and say something that didn't happen.

"And when the team entered the field in the second half, they were very nervous and during the half-time we were only trying to control their nerves and calm them down."

Goa's media manager Rhys Mascarenhas added: "The team manager of FC Goa Mr Jonathan D'Sousa has complained to the match commissioner that the referee should have expelled Atletico de Kolkata player Fikru Tefera Lemessa for headbutting FC Goa player Gregory Arnolin at the match.

"Mr D'Sousa has also complained to the match commissioner regarding the assault by the head coach of Atletico de Kolkata, on FC Goa's marquee player Robert Pires in the area in front of the players dressing rooms during the half-time interval.

"The team manager of team FC Goa has requested that the disciplinary committee take strong disciplinary action against the players and officials of Atletico de Kolkata for their violent conduct."

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