NorthEast United FC 2-0 Kerala Blasters, Highlights, ISL 2023-24: NEUFC keeps playoffs hopes alive after goals from Nestor,Jithin

NEUFC vs KBFC, Highlights: Catch the highlights of the Indian Super League 2023-24 match between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC being played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.

Updated : Apr 06, 2024 21:40 IST

Northeast United FC players celebrates its first goal against Kerala Blasters FC at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.
Northeast United FC players celebrates its first goal against Kerala Blasters FC at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. | Photo Credit: FSDL/ISL Media

Northeast United FC players celebrates its first goal against Kerala Blasters FC at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. | Photo Credit: FSDL/ISL Media

Welcome to Sportstar’s highlights of the Indian Super League 2023-24 match between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC being played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.

  • April 06, 2024 21:26
    90+5’ FULL TIME!! NEUFC 2-0 KBFC

    Goals from Nestor and Jithin keep NorthEast United FC still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Kerala Blasters FC continue its dreadful form.

  • April 06, 2024 21:24
    90+2’ Yellow card

    A crazy couple of minutes for Jithin who is booked for a harsh swing of his arm towards Saurav Mandal’s face. He is lucky not to get a red card. 

  • April 06, 2024 21:20
    90’ GOAALL!! NEUFC 2-0 KBFC

    Jithin scores to double the lead. Brilliant from Phalguni who dances around in the penalty box. He then passes the ball in for an easy tap-in for Jithin. Five minutes of added time.

  • April 06, 2024 21:20
    88’ Chance

    Philippoteaux starts a counter-attack for NEUFC. He runs with the ball and sets up Nestor for a shot. Lara Sharma makes a great save to keep his side in the match.

  • April 06, 2024 21:18

    NEUFC’s Samte comes off for Tondoba Singh.

  • April 06, 2024 21:14
    84’ GOAALL!! NEUFC 1-0 KBFC

    Nestor scores for NorthEast United FC!!! Zabaco plays a ball over the top from his own half. Nestor receives the ball well and pushes away Drincic. He then taps the ball over the approaching keeper.

  • April 06, 2024 21:13

    Freekick for Blasters from the right edge of the penalty area. Daisuke tries to catch the NEUFC keeper off guard and goes for goal. Gurmeet Singh makes a good save to push the ball away.

  • April 06, 2024 21:11
    80’ Chance

    Ten minutes plus added time to go. NEUFC will need to score in order to keep its chances of making it to the playoffs alive. Phalguni fires in a good-looking ball from the right which is pushed away by the KBFC defense. The follow-up shot from Jithin is blocked by Drincic in front of goal.

  • April 06, 2024 21:07
    77’ Substitution for KBFC

    Nihal Singh is replaced by debutant Korou Singh. Zabaco brings down Ishan Pandita near the half-line. The referee blows the whistle for a foul.

  • April 06, 2024 21:05

    The referee blows the whistle for the drinks break. Still 0-0 in Guwahati. 

  • April 06, 2024 21:02

    Sakai drives into the opponent’s box and takes a shot which goes through the legs of two defenders. An easy save for Gurmeet Singh in the end.

  • April 06, 2024 21:01

    KBFC enjoys a good spell of possession. Rahul KP brings down Bemammer in an attempt to win the ball.

  • April 06, 2024 20:58

    Sakai takes a shot from afar. The ball swings outward and goes past the right post. NEUFC’s Dinesh Singh comes off for Bekey oram 

  • April 06, 2024 20:55
    64’ Chance

    Ishan Pandita drives in from the left and cuts back for Rahul KP. He takes a touch and shoots. But the ball goes wide of the post. 

  • April 06, 2024 20:54
    63’ Substitutions for KBFC

    Aimen and Freddy come off, Vibin Mohanan and Rahul KP comes on.

  • April 06, 2024 20:53
    62’ Yellow card

    KBFC’s Mohamed Aimen is fouled by Dinesh Singh. The referee shows no hesitation in booking the NEUFC right-back.

  • April 06, 2024 20:50
    59’ Substitution for NEUFC

    Jithin once again finds himself in the box. He is able to take a shot but does not keep it on target. Hamza Regragui comes off and is replaced by Romain Philippoteaux.

  • April 06, 2024 20:48

    NEUFC start strong in the second half, maintaining possession of the ball. Jithin drives into the box from the left but is stopped by a strong challenge from Danish Farooq. Appeals for a penalty is waved away by the referee.

  • April 06, 2024 20:45
    54’ Chance

    A ball over the top for Nestor, who taps the ball over the approaching keeper. the ball misses the target and the follow-up cross from Macarton is gathered by the returning Lara Sharma.

  • April 06, 2024 20:43

    Mohammed Aimen plays a through ball from his own half for Nihal. The referee blows the whistle for offside.

  • April 06, 2024 20:41

    A slow start to the second half with neither side not having a clear sight on goal. 

  • April 06, 2024 20:37
    47’ Yellow card

    Foul on Jithin by Saurav Mandal at the edge of the penalty area. He goes into the book. Bemammer takes the freekick and goes for pace. But the ball goes untouched by the wall, over the crossbar.

  • April 06, 2024 20:35
    Second half begins!!

    Substitutions for NEUFC. Redeem Tlang and Manvir Singh are off. Macarton and Phalguni Singh is in. NEUFC kicks off the second half, shooting from left to right.

  • April 06, 2024 20:20
    45+4’ NEUFC 0-0 KBFC

    The referee blows the whistle for half-time.

  • April 06, 2024 20:17
    45+2’ Yellow card

    Four minutes of added time. Ishan Pandita wins the ball in his own half and runs almost the entire length of the field, past the NEUFC outfield players. However, his final touch is heavy and Gurmeet Singh gathers the ball easily. 

    A card is shown to KBFC’s strength and conditioning coach on the bench for appealing a bad challenge on Pandita.

  • April 06, 2024 20:15

    A cross in from the left from Samte is initially headed by Hamza Regragui. The ball goes up and the KBFC keeper jumps up to gather it. Manvir Singh goes for the ball as well and collides with the keeper. Freekick for KBFC.

  • April 06, 2024 20:13

    Chance for Nihal Sudheesh. Pandita intercepts a NEUFC pass near the penalty box and plays the ball through for Nihal who stretches his leg to reach. Ends up colliding with Dinesh singh and the NEUFC keeper.

  • April 06, 2024 20:11

    Five minutes to go and it is NEUFC who seem to be searching for the first goal. Crosses and through balls are coming in plenty, but no end result.

  • April 06, 2024 20:09

    A good-looking cross in from the right from Redeem Tlang. But it is too far away from Nestor inside the box. The ball goes out on the other side for a throw-in.

  • April 06, 2024 20:07

    NEUFC’s Jithin is pulled back by Danish Farooq, 35 yards out. The freekick is floated in beautifully, but Regragui’s header sails over the crossbar.

  • April 06, 2024 20:03

    The match resumes. Chance for Pandita, who is unable to make proper contact with the ball which was crossed in from the right by Saurav Mandal.

  • April 06, 2024 20:00

    KBFC seems to be back in control after a few chances at the other end. The referee blows the whistle for the drinks break.

  • April 06, 2024 19:57
    25’ Save

    Another chance for Manvir who get the ball at the edge of the box. He takes another touch and is closed down by Lara Sharma, who makes an important block. Drincic appeals for offside.

  • April 06, 2024 19:55
    23’ Offside

    Jithin drops his shoulder and drives in from the right side. His shot is blocked and the ball falls to Manvir who was offside. The referee blows the whistle after the ball ends up in the back of the net.

  • April 06, 2024 19:52
    20’ Chance at the other end

    A great chance for NEUFC. Nestor plays in a brilliant through ball for Manvir who skips away from Lara Sharma. The ball is cleared away before he can take another touch. The following corner is blasted above the crossbar by Jithin.

  • April 06, 2024 19:48
    17’ Miss

    Pandita tries to capitalise on a mistake by the NEUFC keeper who takes a heavy touch after a back pass. Pandita closes him down but is unable to keep his shot on target.

  • April 06, 2024 19:46

    Shot from Hameed Regragui goes wide after he intercepts a KBFC pass. First real sight on goal for NEUFC.

  • April 06, 2024 19:42
    11’ Save!!

    Mohammed Aimen gets into the box brilliantly from the left, dribbling through the NEUFC players. He takes the shot and forces a great save from Gurmeet Singh. Corner for KBFC

  • April 06, 2024 19:40

    Corner for KBFC. The ball from Sakai is too high for the players in the box. Kerala keeps possession plays it back to its keeper.

  • April 06, 2024 19:37

    Appeals for a foul from the NorthEast players. Milos Dricis makes a mess of clearing the ball away from Manvir Singh who claims to have been brought down.

  • April 06, 2024 19:34

    Corner for NEUFC. Zabaco’s cross is headed away from target by Asheer. Good, positive start from the Highlanders.

  • April 06, 2024 19:33

    A good-looking cross from the left from Samte. Straight into the hands of Lara Sharma who replaces Karanjit in goal.

  • April 06, 2024 19:30

    Pandita kicks off the match for Kerala Blasters who are in its away kit, shooting from right to left.

  • April 06, 2024 19:23
    Minutes to kickoff!!

    The players are making their way into the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. KBFC is led by Milos Drincic while NEUFC is led by Michel Zabaco.

  • April 06, 2024 19:15
    Ivan speaks

    ISL 2023-24: Poor scheduling might destroy teams even before playoffs, says Kerala Blasters coach Vukomanovic

    The Blasters play their third game in eight days and had a home fixture sandwiched between two away matches. Vukomanovic said that, if given a chance, he would like to change the scheduling.

  • April 06, 2024 19:04
    The visitors are ready

  • April 06, 2024 18:50

    NEUFC is winless in its last five meetings with Kerala Blasters FC, having drawn twice and lost thrice in the process.

    Played: 19

    Kerala Blasters FC: 8

    NorthEast United FC: 4

    Draws: 7

  • April 06, 2024 18:44

    The match will be live telecasted on the Sports18 1 Channel (TV). The game can also be live-streamed on the JioCinema app and website (online).

    The game will be livestreamed on OneFootball for those watching from outside India.

  • April 06, 2024 18:29
    NorthEast United FC Starting XI

    Gurmeet Singh (gk), Dinesh Singh, Michel Zabaco, Asheer Akhtar, Buanthanglun Samte, Hamza Regragui, Mohammed Ali Bemammer, Jithin MS, Nestor Albiach, Redeem Tlang, Manvir Singh

  • April 06, 2024 18:27
    Kerala Blasters FC starting XI

    Lara Sharma (gk), Saurav Mandal, Pritam Kotal, Milos Drincic, Mohammed Azhar, Daisuke Sakai, Danish Farooq, Freddy Lallawmawma, Mohammed Aimen, Ishan Pandita, Nihal Sudheesh

  • April 06, 2024 18:20
    Match Preview

    Kerala Blasters FC will take on NorthEast United FC on April 6, at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, hoping to regain momentum before the final leg of the season commences, having already qualified for the playoffs.

    The Yellow Army had a stellar first half of the campaign that put it in a strong position to finish in the top six. Head coach Ivan Vukomanovic has now taken the club into the playoffs in all three seasons that he has been at the helm.

    With three losses and a draw in its last five matches, it has dropped 11 points out of a possible 15. It lost to East Bengal FC by 4-2 in Kochi in its previous encounter. On the other hand, the Highlanders is in the penultimate spot with 20 points but still has nine of them to play for in the remaining three games.

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