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6:30 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters match in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22. The kick-off is just an hour away! I’m your host Waseem Zaidi, and I’ll be keeping you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football.
NorthEast United vs FC Goa: Building up
After the highs of last season, Khalid Jamil’s side seem to have lost their motive this season. They started their campaign with below-par performance against Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC. This is the first time since 2014 that they’ve failed to register a victory in their first three games.
The story doesn’t end here. Things have turned from bad to worse for the Guwahati-based side with long-term injuries to key players. The Highlanders are having a tough time on both ends of the pitch. They’ve not just lost their goal-scoring boots, but have also allowed other teams to take a toll on their backline. Speaking about their upcoming game, the Highlanders have not won against Goa for almost four years now and will be anxious to put an end to the streak.
The story of FC Goa is no different this season. The Gaurs are undergoing their worst-ever start to a season with two back-to-back heavy defeats. They showed a below-average performance in their season opener against Mumbai City, followed by an uncharacteristic display against Jamshedpur FC.
Juan Ferrando’s side sent a statement of intent to the rest of the league with their Durand Cup triumph during the pre-season. However, things have changed drastically ever since the beginning of ISL 2021-22. Their struggle is clearly visible in coping with the new foreign players’ policy, which has caused a lot of distress to the squad. As things stand, FC Goa can take a lot of confidence from the fact that they are undefeated against NorthEast United in the last three seasons.