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Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC Highlights: KER 2-2 NEUFC at full-time

ISL 2020-21 Live Score Streaming, Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC Football Highlights: In game 7, Kerala and NorthEast United played out a draw.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: November 26, 2020 9:42:58 pm
Kerala Blasters vs North East FC: ISL clash

ISL 2020-21 Live Score, Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United FC Football Highlights: In game 7, Kerala and NorthEast United played out a draw at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim. Two teams with exact opposite results in their first game, KBFC lost by a goal to nil against ATK Mohun Bagan, while NEUFC won by a goal to nil against Mumbai City FC. These teams have faced each other 12 times in ISL with The Blasters coming on top on 5 occasions.

The Highlanders have tasted victory just thrice against the Blasters. NEUFC were a hallmark of defensive organization in their first game, restricting the opposition to zero shots on target. If Khassa Camara’s Hero of the Match performance enabled defensive solidity, Dylan Fox and Ashutosh Mehta’s assuring presence at the back further bolstered the defence.

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ISL 2020-21, Kerala Blasters FC vs NorthEast United: Highlights

21:34 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Fans Speak:

"First, they defeated Lobero’s Mumbai City and now they held Kerala for a draw despite going two goals down in the first half.
NEUFC is an underdog for this season. Gerard Nus changed the playing style of the Highlanders," says Charlie.

21:33 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Full-time!! KBFC 2 - 2 NEUFC

The referee blows his whistle to indicate the end of the game. NorthEast United salvage a draw against Kerala Blasters. Kerala Blasters squanders a 2-0 lead but has its first points on the board. The Highlanders move top of the table.

21:26 (IST)26 Nov 2020
GOALLLLL!!!!!! KBFC 2-2 NEU


Idrissa Sylla grabs this chance and he might have just salvaged a draw for NEUFC!

21:22 (IST)26 Nov 2020
84' Its getting tense

6 minutes plus stoppage time remaining in Bambolim, NorthEast have possession but can they find the goal to restore parity? SUBSTITUTION FOR KERALA BLASTERS: Gary Hooper OFF, Jordan Murray ON

21:21 (IST)26 Nov 2020
83'Off target!

The ball is floated into the box from just ahead of the half-way line, Idrissa Sylla gets in between two defenders but he can just head his attempt over the post. A well directed header and NEUFC might have had something to celebrate about.

21:09 (IST)26 Nov 2020
CONTENTIOUS!

Kone has leapt in the air to clear the ball with an overhead kick and catches Gallego on the follow-up, the foul is given against NorthEast, should that be a penalty instead? No appeal though.

21:07 (IST)26 Nov 2020
72' Changes for 2 teams

NUEFC make a double change as Idrissa Sylla and Luis Miguel Vieira Babo Machado come in to replace Kwesi Appiah and Federico Gallego Revetria. Kerala Blasters also make a double change. Jeakson Singh Thaunaojam and Facundo Abel Pereyra come in place of Rohit Kumar and Sergio Cidoncha.

21:01 (IST)26 Nov 2020
66' Penalty! Missed

A golden opportunity for NEUFC to level as they have a spot kick of their own. Big moment in the game! Kwesi Appiah gets the ball inside the box on the left. He turns and chips it in for Lalengmawia but the NEUFC is brought down by Jessel Allan Carneiro and the referee points to the spot. Kwesi Appiah has made a complete mess of the spot kick and has wasted a wonderful opportunity to level the game. The Highlanders forward steps up to take the penalty.

20:47 (IST)26 Nov 2020
52' GOOAAALLLL!

Appiah gets one back for the visitors. It is Kwesi Appiah who is at the right place at the right time. KBFC 2-1 NEUFC

20:46 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Second half!

The designated home side who are in the lead, KBFC will get us underway for the all important second half and are playing from right to left.

20:40 (IST)26 Nov 2020
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20:32 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Half-time: Kerala Blasters 2-0 NorthEast United.

It is the Blasters who head into the break in a very strong position! It is not like NEUFC has played really bad but it is KBFC who have taken their chances. They went ahead courtesy a header early on in the game.

20:32 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Penalty and GOAL

The referee has pointed to the spot after Puitea went down in the NEUFC box and it is a penalty for Kerala. Gary Hooper scores his first goal of ISL as Kerala double their lead.

20:18 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Goal kick

Ninthoinganba Meetei from the right lays off a ball to Federico Gallego, whose cross is too heavy and the ball floats out for a KBFC goal kick.

20:09 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Big miss

Kerala Blasters were this close to doubling their lead, Gary Hooper misses a tap-in from 6-yards out.

19:55 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Saved

Sergio Cidoncha races with the ball into the box. He runs it to the byline and shoots from an acute angle. Subhasish Roy Chowdhury dives low to collect the ball.

19:48 (IST)26 Nov 2020
GOAL - Beautiful header

That was quick! Kerala Blasters take lead within 5 minutes of the clash as skipper Sergio Cidoncha rises highest to head it perfectly past NorthEast's Subhasish. The free-kick is curled into the danger area by Seityasen and Sergio Cidoncha meets it with his head, it hit the cross-bar and goes in.

19:41 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Match begins

NEUFC gets the match underway but Kerala get free kick soon after a long ball is played towards Rakesh Pradhan, who is helped by Federico Gallego but the duo are penalized for their rough play on the KBFC defender.

19:29 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Tributes to Maradona

Kerala Blasters take on NorthEast United as both sides pay tribute to football legend Maradona. The players come out wearing black bands and a minute's silence ahead of the match is observed. Maradona passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday.

18:55 (IST)26 Nov 2020
Playing XI:

Kerala Blasters Playing XI: Albino Gomes (GK), Bakary Kone, Nishu Kumar Tashni, Jessel Allan Carneiro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Sergio Cidoncha (C), Jose Vicente Gomez Umpierrez, Seityasen Singh, Rohit Kumar, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Gary Hooper

NorthEast United Playing XI: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Rakesh Pradhan, Benjamin Lambot (C), Dylan Fox, Ashutosh Mehta, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Federico Gallego Revetria, Kwesi Appiah, Khumanthem Ninthoinganba Meetei

Two teams with exact opposite results in their first game, KBFC lost by a goal to nil against ATK Mohun Bagan, while NEUFC won by a goal to nil against Mumbai City FC. These teams have faced each other 12 times in ISL with The Blasters coming on top on 5 occasions. The Highlanders have tasted victory just thrice against the Blasters. NEUFC were a hallmark of defensive organization in their first game, restricting the opposition to zero shots on target. If Khassa Camara’s Hero of the Match performance enabled defensive solidity, Dylan Fox and Ashutosh Mehta’s assuring presence at the back further bolstered the defence. It was Kwesi Appiah, who scored from the spot for the Highlanders. NorthEast head coach, Gerard Nus will hope this team are equally pragmatic against the Blasters. In the first match, KBFC failed to trouble the opposition goalkeeper with any of their attempts. Star striker, Gary Hooper will be under pressure to perform better and will look to deliver the goods for his side. Much will depend on the likes of Vicente Gomez, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and Sergio Cidoncha to provide better service to Hooper. Defensive miscommunication and inability to clear the ball, led to the Blasters conceding against ATK Mohun Bagan and this is something they will want to avoid in this encounter. Head coach, Kibu Vicuna will have his work cut out to against the well drilled Highlanders.

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