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ISL Preview: FC Goa VS NorthEast United FC

FC Goa will meet NorthEast United FC in a Hero Indian Super League match at 8 p.m Sunday.

Preview 03 Feb 2018, 13:47 IST

FC Goa (Image Source- The Indian Express)
FC Goa (Image Source- The Indian Express)

FC Goa and NorthEast United FC will meet in match number sixty-four of the 2017/18 Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa. FC Goa slipped to the sixth place in the table after 5th place Kerala Blasters were victorious against Pune City FC in their last game. Previously, both the teams met on match number forty, where NorthEast United beat FC Goa 2-1. The mouth-watering clash will begin at 8 p.m Sunday. Lets us look at some likely highlights before the kick-off.


The team from Goa have topped the scoring charts till now, have slotted 27 balls in the back of the net. They have one of the best attacks of this year's Indian Super League; the veteran forward Ferran Corominas and midfielder Manuel Lanzarote have thus won the hearts of the supporters. FC Goa lost against Mumbai City FC in a nail-biting game in their last match at the Goa, as a result, they need to bounce back in order to keep on track for the title.

FC Goa players to watch

35-year-old Spanish forward, Ferran Corominas, is leading the race for Golden glove award with 12 goals besides his name. On the other hand, midfielder Manuel Lanzarote not only has 4 assists but also he is the third highest goal scorer with 8 goals. Finally, Indian midfielder Brandon Fernandes has 4 assists in 10 games for FC Goa.


The team from North East did not have a good start as they have secured only three wins till now. NorthEast United FC is in the ninth place of the table with 8 goals and a win against FC Goa in their last meeting may be giving them the confidence to march forward. NorthEast United was met with a loss against Bengaluru FC in their last match so they must be looking for a rebound in Goa.

United FC players to watch

The 24-year-old midfielder Seiminlen Doungel has 4 goals in 10 matches besides his name; while Brazilian midfielder Marcinho has 3 goals and '1 assist' in 11 matches. There is a good combination in the midfield between the players which has earned them important victories.

What Next

FC Goa will meet Bengaluru FC in Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru on 9 February and NorthEast United FC will face FC Pune city on 7 February.

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