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Indian Super League: NorthEast United and Goa draw 2-2 on Sunday

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GUWAHATI. NorthEast United manages to recover against Goa with a goal on the E. Bedia 31' and a penalty kick on the I. Guarrotxena 65'.

GUWAHATI. NorthEast United manages to recover against Goa with a goal on the E. Bedia 31′ and a penalty kick on the I. Guarrotxena 65′. Goa couldn’t win even though he was superior in terms of holding the ball possession (58%)

The match was played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium stadium in Guwahati on Sunday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The referee was Crystal John. The weather was mist. The temperature was pleasant around 18 degrees Celsius or 64.31 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 94%.​

Match Statistics

Goa was in firm control of the ball 58% while NorthEast United was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Goa was more aggressive with 79 dangerous attacks and 11 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Goa to win the match​.

NorthEast United shot 7 times, 3 on target, 4 off target. Regarding the opposition, Goa shot 11 times, 5 on target, 6 off target.


NorthEast United received 7 yellow cards (Pragyan Sundar Gogoi, Parthib Gogoi, Alex Saji, Mirshad K. Michu, Rochharzela, Gaurav Bora and Jon Gaztañaga). Talking about the opposition, Goa received 2 yellow cards (Sanson Pereira and Edu Bedia).

After playing this match, NorthEast United will have 3 points to stay in the 11th place. On the other side, Goa will have 19 points to stay in the 6th place.

Match Events

  • 13'

    Pragyan Sundar Gogoi

  • 13'

    Parthib Gogoi

  • 15'

    Alex Saji

  • 24'

    Sanson Pereira

  • 31'

    Edu Bedia

    B. Fernandes

  • 45'

    Wilmar Jordán Gil (Penalty)

  • 62'

    Saviour Gama

    Sanson Pereira

  • 62'

    Devendra Murgaokar

    Redeem Tlang

  • 64'

    Mirshad K. Michu

  • 65'

    Iker Guarrotxena (Penalty)

  • 66'


    Jithin M.S

  • 66'

    R. Philippoteaux

    K. Mbombo

  • 68'


  • 71'

    Wilmar Jordán Gil (Penalty)

  • 76'

    Edu Bedia

  • 76'

    Gaurav Bora

  • 83'

    Brison Fernandes

    Ayush Dev Chhetri

  • 83'

    Álvaro Vázquez

    Noah Sadaoui

  • 88'

    Jon Gaztañaga

Next match

In the upcoming Indian Super League match, NorthEast United will play away with Mumbai City on the 19th of January with a 8-5 head to head in favor of Mumbai City (4 draws).

Goa will host Kerala Blasters on the 22nd of January with a 9-4 head to head stats in favor of Goa (4 draws).

NorthEast United: Formation and Lineups

NorthEast United started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).

The manager Marco Balbul chose to play with the following team: Mirshad Michu (6.4), Alex Saji (5.9), Gaurav Bora (6.2), Aaron Evans (6.8), Hira Mondal (6.2), Emil Benny (7.6), Ion Gaztañaga (6.9), Pragyan Sundar Gogoi (6.4), Kule Mbombo (6.3), Wilmar Jordan (8.4) and Jithin MS (6.3).


NorthEast United made 2 changes: Jithin M.S for Rochharzela (66′) and K. Mbombo for R. Philippoteaux (66′).

Top player: Wilmar Jordan

The player who no doubt impressed NorthEast United the most was Wilmar Jordan.

His rating is (8.4) with 2 goals, 20 passes (60% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 9. He performed 1 cross.

Goa: Formation and Lineups

Goa started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the other side, Carlos González Peña played with: Dheeraj Singh (6.6), Sanson Pereira (5.7), Anwar Ali (6.2), Fares Arnaout (6.4), Aiban Dohling (7.0), Ayush Dev Chhetri (6.9), Edu Bedia (7.1), Redeem Tlang (6.6), Iker Guarrotxena (7.4), Brandon Fernandes (7.3) and Noah Sadaoui (7.3).


Goa made 4 changes: Sanson Pereira for Saviour Gama (62′), Redeem Tlang for Devendra Murgaokar (62′), Ayush Dev Chhetri for Brison Fernandes (83′) and Noah Sadaoui for Álvaro Vázquez (83′).

Top player: Iker Guarrotxena

Probably the most impressive player in Goa was Iker Guarrotxena.

His rating is (7.4) with 1 goal, 20 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 10 duels out of 13.


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