ISL: NEUFC defeats FCG 2-1 to win first match of the season


FC Goa will return to action after one week rest to take on Northeast United in their next Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) on Saturday at the Fatorda Stadium of Goa. Both sides are enduring their worst campaign in ISL so far as they are yet to register their first win of the season.

The Highlanders started their campaign with a 2-1 hammering by former champions Bengaluru FC and in their most recent game, they were battered by Chennaiyin FC 1-2. They have collected just one point after three games after recording a goalless draw against a lacklustre Kerala Blasters.

The Gaurs, on the other hand, are straddled at the bottom of the table after losing their first two games at the hands of Mumbai City and Jamshedpur.

The match between Northeast United and FC Goa is slated to start at 07:30 pm (IST).

Northeast United’s defensive midfielder Imran Khan and their Jamaican attacker Deshorn Brown have been sidelined from this fixture with injury. The participation of Hernan Santana is also under the cloud for this game while Federico Gallego is set to be out of NEUFC’s squad for the entire season.

FC Goa will not be able to rely upon the services of their Indian playmaker Brandon Fernandes. The attacking midfielder has been sidelined from this game with an injury.