ISL 2021-22, NorthEast United FC vs FC Goa Highlights: NEUFC defeats FCG 2-1 to win first match of the season

NEUFC vs FCG, ISL Match today: Get the Indian Super League score updates between Goa and Northeast from Fatorda Stadium.

Khassa Camara (centre) of NorthEast United FC celebrates with his teammates after scoring a 94th-minute winner against FC Goa.   -  ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of this evening's NorthEast United FC vs FC Goa Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you pre-match buildup and live updates from the match.

That is all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will meet you tomorrow when the Kerala Blasters clashes against Odisha FC. Till then, goodnight and take care.



FULL-TIME!! (NorthEast United FC 2-1 FC Goa)!!

90+6' FCG committing all his mean forward for an equaliser!!

90+4' GOOOOAAAALLLL!!!!! NORTHEAST UNITED FC HAS SURELY WON IT!! ITS A BELTER FROM CAMARA!! Brown sets Camara up for the shot. Camara dispatches his shot from long-range and it flies inside goal like a bullet. 'Goal of the season' contender.

90+2' CHANCE- Brown does well to hold the ball and take a shot. It is blocked and Suhair darts to score from the rebound. But Dheeraj came off his line to put pressure on the winger and the ball goes out for a corner.

90+1' Ortiz with time and space to send a cross inside the box from the right flank but it the Spaniard completely botches it.

Four additional minutes!!

90' BOOKING- NEUFC's Subhasish sees yellow for time wasting.

89' Edu Bedia sends a floating ball in but no Goa player can get a solid contact. NEUFC clears the ball.

88' Pressure on NEUFC as FC Goa has a chance to send a ball in from a freekick.

85' Subhasish seems to have taken a knock. He is currently receiving medical attention.

83' SHOT- Edu Bedia with an ambitious effort from long distance but it never looked like threatening the keeper. The ball rolls out of play.

81' Suhair sends a ball in from the right flank but the cross is overhit and the ball misses everyone and goes out of play.

80' FC GOA SUBS- Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia and Makan Chothe come in for Sanson, Noguera and Romario.

79' Dheeraj does well to come off his line and clutches a loose ball before Deshorn Brown can  pounce on it

77' NEUFC SUBS- Deshorn Brown and Mashoor Shereef come in for Flottmann and Lalkhawpuimawia.

75' 15 minutes to go with both sides locked in a 1-1 draw.

Drinks break!!

71' CLOSE- Coureur sees Dheeraj off his line and tries to catch him with an audacious effort by the half-way line. Dheeraj is beaten but the ball hits the crossbar and comes back into play. 

70' Romario darts down the right flank and sends a driven cross inside the box. Devendra gets his head to it but the header isn't strong enough to trouble Subhasish.

68' FC GOA SUB- Princeton's night is over as he is replaced by Muhammad Nemil. He was brilliant for the Gaurs in the Durand Cup before being ruled out for injury.

65' Now FC Goa's Princeton is down. He wasn't tackled in any way. It looks like a hamstring problem.

63' Hernan shakes his injury off. He is okay to continue.

63' Play halts as Hernan seems to have taken one on his mid-riff. The defender did well to block a shot by Ortiz, putting his body on the line.

60' OFF THE POST- Coureur with a cracking first-time attempt from a long ball, which rattles the crossbar. FC Goa off the hook for now.

59' Seriton finding Noguera on the left with a great defence-splitting pass but the Spaniard's first touch lets him down as the ball goes out of play.

58' FC GOA SUB- Devendra Murgaonkar replaces Naorem.

56' SHOT- A good move by Goa started and ended by Ortiz- The Spaniard passes to Naorem who does well to pull it back to Noguera. Noguera rolls it for Ortiz to take a shot and he obliges but it is not on target.

54' Noguera does well to shield the ball, despite being jostled. Finally a foul is given after the Gaurs cannot make use of the advantage.

51' Apart from a couple of slip-ups, NEUFC looking more compact and disciplined in the second half. Khalid Jamil's half-time talk seems to be working.

49' SHOT- NEUFC loses possession cheapy, which allows Goa to break. The counter attack ends with Naorem's long-distance shot but it sails over Subhasish's goal.

46' SHOT- FC Goa concedes possession cheaply. Khassa Camara gets the ball and shoots one from distance but it is not on target. Not a bad effort.

We are back for the second half!!

It has been a lively half of attacking football. Rochharzela opened the scoring for NEUFC in the 11th-minute but FC Goa did not take much time coming back into the match. Romario capitalised on some poor defending by the Highlanders to score the equaliser in the 13th-minute.

Live second half action coming up. Stay tuned!!

Half -Time

NorthEast United FC 1-1 FC Goa

45+2' Save! Subhasish makes another save to keep the scores level and the referee, after a few more second blows the whistle for half-time

45+1' Sehnaj's free-kick moves to Mapuia, but his header misses the target. Dheeraj was out and a clinical header could have brought NEUFC in front 

44' Chance! Another aerial ball for Northeast United FC, but Dheeraj punches the ball out of danger. A corner that follows is also headed put bythe Goa defence for a throw-in

42' Coureur takes the free kick as Dheeraj jumps to take control of the ball and Santana runs into him, with the ball going out for a goal kick

39' Yellow Card! Kamara gets his second yellow card of the game, bringing him level with Gurjinder and Lakra for the yellow cards this season

37' Off Side! A set piece from Goa falls for Ortiz who guides it into the goal. However, the linesmen have the flag raised

34' SAVE! Glan Martins takes another shot with FC Goa, with the save falling for Gonzalez, only to be saved by Subhasish. Excellent work by the NEUFC captain

33' SHOT! Goa makes a run on the right and his cross narrowly misses a receiver and subhasish takes control of the ball.

32' After a series of shots and end-to end football, the match stops for a brief cooling break, only to resume a minute later

28' SHOT Glan Martins tries one from distance after making some space for himself. But it is nowhere near goal. We have seen scoring from a similar distance. last season.

26' SHOT- Ortiz curls a shot from the left but Subhasish catches it easily. Ortiz did well to shoot as he was surrounded by three NEUFC players.

25' SAVE- Coureur swings a dangerous ball inside the box from a freekick. Hernan goes to meet it but Dheeraj does well to punch the ball away.

23' What a first half this is turning out to be- Not even 25 minutes and we already have two goals.

20' SAVE- NEUFC breaks again- Coureur plays Rochharzela on the right. He goes for a curling shot instead of a cross, which forces a save from Dheeraj.

19' SAVE- Coureur does well to slip past Ivan and run clear on goal. One-on-one with Dheeraj, he shoots but the young keeper makes a save.

18' Nice snappy passing by Goa as NEUFC players chase the ball. The Highlanders under pressure.

17' NEUFC SUB- Early change by Jamil as he brings Joe Zoherliana in place of Lakra.  Lakra was also on a yellow.

13' GOOOAAALLLLL!!!! FC GOA EQUALISES!! ITS ROMARIO!! Poor defending from the Highlanders. Ortiz squares the ball inside the box. NEUFC fails to clear its lines as Romario scores.

11' GOOOAAALLLL!!! NORTHEAST SCORES!! ITS ROCHHARZELA!!! The defence caught napping as Coureur slips a measured pass to Rochharzela. He maintains his composure as the ball goes inside the goal off the crossbar.

10' Coureur sends a searching ball inside Goa's box from a NEUFC freekick but it has too much weight. Ball goes out of play.

7' SAVE- Ortiz showing his speed to keep the ball in play from an overhit pass. He attempts a cross across the face of goal from the left but Subhasish intercepts it.

6' BOOKING- NEUFC's Provat Lakra sees yellow his rash challenge on Princeton.

5' SAVE- Wonderful link-up play between Noguera and Ortiz. Noguera chips an inch-perfect ball to Ortiz, who shoots at Subhasish's near-post. The keeper saves.

4' Now its NEUFC's turn to press and the Gaurs are pegged back into their own half.

2' Early pressure by FC Goa as the Highlanders commit players at the back to deal with Goa's pressure.

1' KICK-OFF!! (Subhasish Roy wins the toss and decides that NEUFC will kick-start the game. Ivan Gonzalez chooses the side and FCG will play from right to left in the first half).


7:15 PM- Key player for both teams!!

Jorge Ortiz: The Spanish forward does not have a goal yet in this season's ISL but he did get an assist in his first match. A clinical finisher, Ortiz will be keen to get on the scoresheet against NEUFC today. 

Mathias Coureur: The new signing has everything required from a forward-aerial threat, dribbling skills and pace. Also, his ability to play across several attacking positions makes him an asset for the Highlanders. 

7:00 PM- STAT: Both teams have played out seven draws. In terms of wins, FC Goa has the better record against NorthEast United FC with five wins whereas the Highlanders have won just twice. NorthEast United FC has not secured a win against the Gaurs over the last three seasons.

6:46 PM- Listen in to our season preview on a new episode of The Full Time Show:


6:40 PM- FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia on the bench as Ferrando starts Dylan Fox against his former club. Deshorn Brown is also on the bench for NEUFC.


NorthEast United FC Playing XI: Subhasish Roy (C) (GK), Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Khassa Camara, Hernan Santana, Sehnaj Singh, Rochharzela, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Mathias Coureur and Lalkhawpuimawia.

Subs: Michu (GK), Irshad, Shareef, Imran, Pragyan, Gani, Joe, Manvir, Deshorn

Coach: Khalid Jamil

FC Goa Playing XI: Dheeraj Moirangthem (GK), Sanson Pereira, Dylan Fox, Seriton Fernandes, Ivan Gonzalez (C), Alberto Noguera, Princeton Rebello, Alexander Jesuraj, Nongdamba Naorem, Glan Martins and Jorge Ortiz.

Subs: Kumar (GK), Leander, Saviour, Aiban, Danstan, Chote, Edu Bedia, Nemil, Devendra

Coach: Juan Ferrando

6:15 PM- Here is what happened when the two teams met last time!!


6:00 PM- Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!

NorthEast United FC Predicted XI (4-3-3): Subhasish Roy (GK); Provat Lakra, Patrick Flottmann, Hernan Santana (C), Gurjinder Kumar; Lalkhawpuimawia, Khassa Camara, Pragyan Gogoi; Laldanmawia Ralte, Deshorn Brown, Suhair Vadakkepeedika.

FC Goa Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Dheeraj Moirangthem (GK); Seriton Fernandes, Aiban Dohling, Ivan Gonzalez, Sanson Pereira; Glan Martins, Edu Bedia (C); Alexander Jesuraj, Alberto Noguera, Devendra Murgaonkar, Jorge Ortiz.

5:45 PM- Missed yesterday's match between Chennaiyin SC vs SC East Bengal? We've got you covered with our ISL match reviews. Here's a recap of the CFC vs SCEB match.


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After a week’s break, FC Goa will be back in action when it faces North East United in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Saturday.

Both sides are looking for their first three points of the season. With the stakes high, the weekend game promises to be an enthralling contest.

Ahead of the game, Juan Ferrando spoke about the current run of form and the Gaurs’ preparations for the match.

“Obviously, I am disappointed as the team has worked very well during the preseason, so it is difficult to cope with these first two results.”


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“It is clear that we must improve certain aspects, but mainly I believe that we must work to improve the emotional aspect. After a goal from the rival we must stay focused and keep fighting and follow the guidelines learned over training. When the rival scores a goal shortly after the first one, it means there is a lack of concentration.”

He added, “I don’t think it will be an easy match as both teams are tense and nervous about achieving their first positive result, the three points. I hope we can stay focused for 90 minutes and pay attention to the game.”

---Via PTI---

Where to watch?

You can watch the NorthEast United FC vs FC Goa match live at 7:30 PM on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.