Federico Gallego stole the present but once more as he helped NorthEast United FC maintain FC Goa to a 2-2 draw on the Tilak Maidan Stadium, within the ongoing seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Thursday. Goa opened the scoring by way of Alexander Romario Jesuraj (21′) earlier than NEUFC netted the equaliser after a penalty from Gallego (41′). The Gaurs took the lead once more by way of an personal aim from Gurjinder Kumar (80′) earlier than Gallego scored from the spot once more within the 83rd minute to stretch NEUFC’s unbeaten run to 5 video games.
Goa began vivid and broke the impasse within the twenty first minute. Jorge Ortiz acquired to the byline after making a superb run and his cutback discovered Alberto Noguera exterior the field. The latter laid the ball in the direction of Jesuraj who scored with a easy tap-in handy Goa the lead.
NEUFC ultimately grew into the sport and long-established higher possibilities within the second quarter of the opening half. That they had a penalty declare denied after the half-hour mark. Gallego’s by way of ball discovered Deshorn Brown, who had his heels clipped by Adil Khan earlier than the ball hit Goa keeper Dheeraj Singh and went out for a nook.
Nevertheless, their efforts would repay quickly as they gained a penalty, in the direction of the top of the primary half. The referee pointed to the spot after Luis Machado was tripped within the field, by Noguera. Gallego despatched Dheeraj the unsuitable solution to restore parity for the Highlanders.
NEUFC continued to place Goa on the backfoot after the change of ends. They long-established two nice possibilities to make a comeback across the hour-mark, however Dheeraj produced two advantageous saves.
The Gaurs would go on to take the lead within the sport once more, this time from a set-piece. Ortiz whipped in a teasing cross from a nook in the direction of Amarjit Singh, who managed to get his header on the right track after beating Khassa Camara. Gurjinder made his greatest efforts to clear the ball away on the touchline however ended up conceding an personal aim.
Nevertheless, just like the primary half, there was drama once more as NEUFC gained a second penalty. Gallego once more was on the coronary heart of the transfer as he discovered Ashutosh Mehta on the suitable flank, who was fouled by Ivan Gonzalez within the field.
Gallego stepped as much as take the penalty once more and Dheeraj guessed proper this time, managing to dam it. However the ball trickled into the web.
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