ISL-SEASON 5-MATCH-3-FC GOA VS NORTH EAST UNITED FC
Match 3 of Indian Super League 5, held on Oct 1 ,saw the FC Goa play against North East United FC.
North East United drew with FC Goa by 2-2 in an entertaining game at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.FC Goa had 55% possession than North East’s 45%.
Goa went into the break with a 2-1 lead
FC Goa won the toss and chose their side. North East started to create chances from the word go; as a result, they opened the scoring early in the eighth minute to put them in the driver’s seat. Goa was awarded a free kick after Nawaz handled the ball outside the box thinking it was a foul. Gallego then slotted the ball into the empty net with ease as the keeper was well off his line. However, Goa equalized the score in the 14th minute with the help of Corominas and Jackichand’s brilliant play in the midfield. Jackichand sent a superb cross to Corominas at the face of the goal, who then slotted the ball into the net. In the 25th minute, Gallego tried his luck from the distance as he drilled a low shot with enough venom towards the goal, but the keeper saved it as the shot was straight at him. After six minutes, Corominas sent a through pass to Hugo Boumous just outside the box and the latter unleashed a shot, but his shot failed to beat the keeper. Goa took the lead in the 39th minute through Corominas yet again. Corominas took the ball outside the box, went past couple of defenders, and smashed the ball past the diving keeper. After 3 minutes, Redeem Tlang tried to curl it towards the far post, but his shot went long and wide. Finally, Goa went into the break with a lead 2-1.
Both the teams shared the spoils from the game
As the second half started both the teams started to play the ball in the midfield. In the 53rd minute North East scored an equalizer after Keegan made a good run and sent a delightful cross, which found Ogbeche at the face of the goal. He then headed it calmly into the back of the net. In the 67th minute, Kadam unleashed a shot on target from the penalty area, but Nawaz made a fingertip save to deflect it behind for a corner. After six minutes, Borges drilled a shot from outside the box, but Nawaz was alert enough as Borge’s shot failed to beat the keeper. In the 88th minute Fernandez chested the ball and went for a bicycle kick from the edge of the penalty area, but it went wide of the post. Finally, both the teams shared the spoils in an entertaining encounter and this was the first draw in this season
FINAL MATCH SCORE
|SWIFT LIMITLESS PLAYER OF THE MATCH||Bartholomew Ogbeche|
|WINNING PASS OF THE MATCH||Keegan Pereira|
|EMERGING PLAYER||Nikhil Kadam|
|HERO OF THE MATCH||Ferran Corominas|
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between North East United FC and FC Goa.
FC Goa tweet after the game
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) October 1, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 1, 2018
North East United FC tweet after the game
An early goal from Gallego in the early minutes of the game and a towering header from Big Man Bart gives us a deserving point from our first clash in Season 5! #StrongerTogether #8States1United #NEUGOA pic.twitter.com/CuFJqFHFS3
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) October 1, 2018