In probably the most exciting match of the season so far, Shouvik Ghosh crushed the dreams of not just the home team but also FC Goa as NorthEast United played an entertaining 3-3 draw against Chennaiyin FC.
In a must-win encounter for Chennaiyin, Dudu Omagbemi’s heroic hat-trick went in vain as NorthEast pulled off an equaliser, with just a few seconds remaining.
Here are the five talking points of the match.
#1 Busy Night For the Goalkeepers
It was a busy night for the three goalkeepers as the intention of both the teams was quite clear right from the word go. Both Karanjit Singh and Subrata Pal produced some spectacular saves, while Rehenesh TP, who replaced Pal later, also had to face the heat.
In the 12th minute, Chennaiyin were handed a free-kick right from the edge of the box and John Arne Riise, known to have a fierce shot, took a powerful left footer. The ball which came off a deflection of Fanai Lalrempuia was certain to go in, only for Pal to pull off a miraculous save.
Similarly, his counterpart Karanjit Singh denied Romaric a goal not once, but twice. In a pressure game, both the goalkeepers proved their worth, though ultimately they conceded goals.