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 means 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 means of an personal objective 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 21st minute. Jorge Ortiz bought to the byline after making a superb run and his cutback discovered Alberto Noguera exterior the field. The latter laid the ball in direction of Jesuraj who scored with a easy tap-in at hand Goa the lead.
NEUFC finally grew into the sport and usual higher probabilities within the second quarter of the opening half. They had a penalty declare denied after the half-hour mark. Gallego’s by means 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.
However, their efforts would repay quickly as they received a penalty, in 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 mistaken technique to restore parity for the Highlanders.
NEUFC continued to place Goa on the backfoot after the change of ends. They usual two nice probabilities to make a comeback across the hour-mark, however Dheeraj produced two effective 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 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 objective.
However, much like the primary half, there was drama once more as NEUFC received a second penalty. Gallego once more was on the coronary heart of the transfer as he discovered Ashutosh Mehta on the correct 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. But the ball trickled into the web.
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