ISL 2016: 10-man FC Goa beat NorthEast United 2-1

Second half goals from Robin and Romeo seal a 2-1 win for FC Goa in their ISL 2016 contest against NorthEast United.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 11, 2016 9:02 pm
livefootballscore2 Goa struggled for most of the game but found the target when it mattered.

After a goalless first half, plenty of drama unfolded in the second as three goals and a send-off were on exhibition. After NorthEast United went ahead in the 50th minute, Goa hit back with Robin in the 62nd. It was all square but a red card Sahil Tavora put the hosts under the pump with about 20 minutes still left. Both teams kept pressing forward but it was Goa who found the winner deep into the extra time period. Romeo beat the off-side trap and outsmarted the goalie to find the back of the net, and steal three points for 10-man Goa.

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GOAL! Deep into extra time, Goa with a brilliant run. Survive the off-side trap and Romeo makes a brilliant move, beats the goalie and puts it in. Celebrations in the stands as this goal is enough for the team to steal three points. Minute after, referee blows the final whistle…

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Four minutes of extra time in progress. Still locked at 1-1. Both teams continue to charge in search of the last-gasp winner

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NorthEast use the width, Nasri with a low cross into the the business are but no striker fails to get a touch on that. Good move but poor execution by the men in the scoring area

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Goa are down to 10 men now. NorthEast would sniff an opportunity now. Little over 10 minutes left in the match, and it’s a good enough duration to find that goal which would put them in front

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71′ Second yellow for FC Goa’s Sahil Tavora and he has to leave the field now. Fourth red card for Zico’s men.

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67′ That was a close one for NorthEast United FC. Back to back attacks on FC Goa.

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62′ GOAL! FC Goa equalise…It’s back to 1-1 as Robin finds the back of the net. Atmosphere is electric in Goa. Exciting last 30 minutes on the card now

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50′ GOAL! NorthEast United FC get ahead in the game. Seityasen Singh’s lose shot takes the deflection on its way and finally FC Goa concede

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And that’s half-time in Goa. Nothing separates the two teams at this stage. NorthEast have been the more dominant unit in the first half and would like to make additions to the tally when teams come out for the remainder. Goa on the other hand need to regroup and get their act right in the middle

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The lobbed ball forward finds the Goa goalie in no man’s land. NorthEast striker had a golden opportunity there but his chip sails over the crossbar. Goa living dangerously here and need to tighten up their defence

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Less than five minutes away from the half-time whistle in Goa. There has been plenty of promise from NorthEast unit but they have failed to convert those moves into goals. Goa, on the other hand, have struggled to get their act right. Not enough penetrations by the hosts in the first 40 minutes

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31′: Goa win a good ball in the midfield, nice through ball and Robin Singh, one on one with the goalie, fails to do much with the left-foot strike. Paul deflects it away for a corner

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FC Goa are trying to penetrate from the wings but are struggling to get the ball into the attacking third as of now. We are done with the first 30 minutes and scores remain locked at 0-0

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NorthEast are making some good moves as they press forward for the first goal of the match. Second corner for them within two minutes but a good delivery fails to find a decent touch in the box

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14′: Katsumi, atleast 35 yards from the target, goes for glory with his free kick. Manages to keep his shot on target but Kattimani has no problems punching it away for a corner. The skipper has been solid in front of the post for the Goa unit so far. 0-0

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10′: Couple of chances for both teams as NorthEast threatened with that early corner while Goa hit back with nice movement from Fernandes outside the box. He covers good ground, finds some space but the shoot is off target. It remains 0-0 in the first half of the contest

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It hasn’t been a good season for Goa so far. Results not going their way and the ISL recently slapped a fine of Rs 4,40,000 for two separate incidents of for team misconduct. Moreover, AIFF suspended two of their players for two matches each for “offensive behaviour”

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3′: NorthEast get the first corner in their favour, nice delivery and even better header on target but Kattimani gets down in time to avert the danger. It remains 0-0 in the first half

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NorthEast United have got the coin toss in their favour and they have opted for side. They will operate from left to right in the middle

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The players line-up for the national anthem and we are moments away from kick-off now. Electric and very noisy atmosphere at home for the FC Goa unit

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The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at the two line-ups

NorthEast: Subrata Paul(GK), Didier Zokora(C), Reagan Singh, Gustavo Lazzaretti, Mailson Alves, Rowllin Borges, Seityasen Singh, Holicharan Narzary, Katsumi Yusa, Robert Cullen, Nicolas Leandro Velez.

FC Goa: Laxmikanth Kattimani(GK/C), Debabrata Roy, Raju Gaikwad, Sanjay Balmuchu, Keenan Almeida, Trindade Goncalves, Sahil Tavora, Romeo Fernandes, Mandar Rao Dessai, Robin Singh, Rafael Coelho Luiz.

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Crucial three points up for grabs as NorthEast United take on FC Goa. Goa would like to end their winless streak while NorthEast would eye crucial three points to work their way into the top four of the standings