VASCO: Federico Gallego scored twice as NorthEast United held FC Goa to a 2-2 draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the TilakMaidan Stadium on Thursday.
Goa opened the scoring through Alexander Jesuraj in the 21st minute before NorthEast netted the equalizer through a penalty from Gallego in the 41st minute. Goa took the lead again through an own goal from Gurjinder Kumar in the 80th minute but Gallego scored just three minutes later to level the score a second time.
Goa started bright and broke the deadlock in the 21st minute. Jorge Ortiz got to the byline after making a brilliant run and his cutback found Alberto Noguera outside the box. The latter laid the ball towards Jesuraj who scored with a simple tap-in to hand Goa the lead.
NorthEast eventually grew into the game and fashioned better chances in the second quarter of the opening half. They had a penalty claim denied after the half-hour mark.
However, their efforts would pay off soon as they won a penalty towards the end of the first half. The referee pointed to the spot after Luis Machado was tripped in the box by Noguera. Gallego sent Goa goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh the wrong way to restore parity for NorthEast. IANS
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