FT: NorthEast United FC 2-2 FC Goa
95' Final whistle at the Indira Gandhi Stadium and we have the first draw of the fifth season of ISL. Federico Gallego gave NorthEast the lead, but Ferran Corominas' cross fired FC Goa into a lead at half-time. The home team came roaring back after the break and Ogbeche's first goal helped earn a point.
94' Tiredness creeping in and fouls are accummulating. Palanca has a free-kick on the left and delivers a decent ball, but is cleared away by the NorthEast defenders.
92' Corner to NorthEast. Puitea's delivery is dealt with comfortably and FC Goa is able to clear.
Five minutes added on, with both teams striving for the winner. The score is 2-2 now.
89' Substitution for FC Goa: Mandar Rao Desai is replaced by Manvir Singh.
87' Third and final change for NorthEast: Nikhil makes way for Lalthathanga.
84' Substitution for NorthEast: One of the goal-scorers, Federico Gallego makes way for Augustine Okrah.
82' Free-kick to FC Goa. Rehenesh comes to collect a long punt, but steps outside his area inadvertently. Referee awards the away team a free-kick which is sent miles over the crossbar by Ahmed Jahouh, who went for goal from a difficult angle.
80' Substitution for FC Goa: Jackichand Singh is stretchered off and is replaced by Liston Colaco.
78' Carlos Pena finds Mandar Rao with a beautiful throughball in the inside-right channel. Rao's cross, though, is dealt with comfortably. Corner to FC Goa!
75' SAVED! Borges' shot is beaten away by Nawaz. Borges made a great connection and the ball was headed for the corner, but Nawaz flies to his right and his strong right hand maintains FC Goa's parity.
73' FC Goa players committing some professional fouls to break NorthEast's rhythm amid growing frustration. NorthEast forcing Goa to chase shadows.
66' SAVED! Nikhil's left-footed shot from the left-hand edge of the box is palmed away by Nawaz. A spell of possession and probing nearly paid off.
62' NorthEast has found momentum after pulling level with FC Goa — it is knocking the ball around confidently and is forcing to chase by keeping hold of the ball — but the injury to Pereira and his exit (having just assisted Ogbeche's goal) cannot be more untimely.
61' Substitution for NorthEast: Keegan Pereira is off, apparently with an injury, and is replaced by Robert Lalthlamuana.
53' GOAL! Ogbeche pulls NorthEast level with a header, connecting cleanly with Keegan Pereira's cross from the left. NorthEast United 2-2 FC Goa.
52' A fairly low-key start to the second half from both teams. The onus is really on NorthEast to find a way back into the match.
46' FC Goa playing from right to left.
We're back for the second half!
45' Peep, peep, peep! HT: NorthEast United 1-2 FC Goa. The referee brings the first half to an end, with FC Goa holding a 2-1 lead. The away team has recovered from Nawaz's eighth-minute error through Ferran Corominas' brace and taken a deserved lead. NorthEast regressed considerably to relinquish its advantage after Federico Gallego's goal.
42' Redeem Tlang is afforded time and space on the right-hand edge of the box to have a shot on goal, but his side-footed attempt is well over the crossbar.
39' Ferran Corominas puts FC Goa 2-1 ahead! Corominas doubles his tally and gives FC Goa the lead after dribbling past a couple of NorthEast defenders and beating Rehenesh on his left with a fierce hit!
36' Seriton Fernandes intervenes and diverts a cross over the byline, denying Ogbeche a shot on goal. The subsequent corner is comfortably cleared by FC Goa.
31' Mandar Rao Desai with FC Goa's fifth attempt on goal. His side-footed shot is on target, but is straight at Rehenesh, who gathers comfortably.
30' Yellow card for Ahmed Jahouh for a rash challenge. He argues that that was his first foul, but referee Venkatesh doesn't budge; brandishes a yellow.
26' Jackichand Singh is seeing a lot of the ball for FC Goa. He has space from the inside-right flank and has an attempt which sends the ball marginally wide. Seconds later, the ball falls kindly for him again on the edge of the box, from a corner, his volley goes over the bar.
25' FC Goa's somewhat static defending is affording the Northeast attacking players time and space to have shots on goal. Federico Gallego has acres of space and plenty of time to take aim and shoot. He does so and catches the ball sweetly, but Nawaz gathers comfortably.
22' Left-back Keegan Pereira tests Nawaz from a long range, more of a punt than a committed effort. Nawaz gets low and completes a straightforward collection.
14' FC Goa equalises! Ferran Corominas pulls Goa level from a Jackichand Singh's pass. Northeast United 1-1 FC Goa.
Nawaz, rather carelessly, handled the ball in play outside his area. And then, realising his error, casually underarmed the ball while still being off his line and outside the area. Gallego was clinical and lobbed the ball into the net. Talk about a disastrous start!
8' GOAL to Northeast! A goalkeeping howler from Mohammad Nawaz is pounced on by Federico Gallego, who finds the empty net to give the home team the lead. NorthEast 1-0 FC Goa.
4' NorthEast's possession-based football is very evident in the early exchanges. Even as FC Goa applies a high press, Rehenesh is confident rolling the ball out to his defenders, rather than punting it forward.
1' The countdown is over and the home teams gets us underway, playing from right to left in the first half.
We're almost ready for kick-off!
The starting line-ups are out.
NorthEast United: T. P. Rehenesh (GK), Reagan Singh, Mato Grgic, Mislav Komorski, Keegan Pereira, Rowllin Borges, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Redeem Tlang, Nikhil Kadam, B. Ogbeche (C)
FC Goa: Mohammad Nawaz (GK), Chinglesana Singh, Carlos Pena, Mourtada Fall, Seriton Fernandes, Lenny Rodrigues, Ahmed Jahouh, Jackichand Singh, Mandar Rao Desai (C), Hugo Boumous, Ferran Corominas
NorthEast United FC and FC Goa will look to get off to a winning start to their respective ISL seasons. You can read our in-depth preview of the match here .
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