ISL 2018 – Matchday 7

FC Goa vs Delhi Dynamos

FC Goa met Delhi Dynamos at the Fatorda Stadium, with the away team looking for their first win at this edition of the ISL. Delhi opened the scoring in as early as the sixth minute, when Bikramjit struck an exquisite right-footer from just outside the box. Goa equalised, in the 54th minute, after a neat move resulted in the Mandar finding on rushing Edu Bedia, who made no mistake in putting the ball into the net, past Delhi goalie Dorronsoro. In the 70th minute, Chhangte scored an easy tap-in, after receiving a sleek Nandhakumar backheel pass. Goa equalised in the 82nd minute through Brandon Fernandes, and completed their comeback after Edu Bedia headed the ball past Dorronsoro in the 90th minute, through a Boumous free-kick into the box. Delhi not only will have to wait for the ever-alluding win, they would also have a lot to sort out as they linger at the bottom of the table.

North-East United FC vs Mumbai City FC

North-East United FC met Mumbai City FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium at Guwahati, in a match between two very evenly matched sides. It was only justified that the match was a close-fought one, but unfortunately for the home team, Mumbai had scored very early, in the fifth minute of the game, after an array of goal-bound shots led to the ball going into the net, after taking an unintended deflection off Arnold Issoko. NEU FC were unable to equalise after that, and Mumbai City won the match 1-0.

ATK vs Pune City FC

Yuba Bharati Krirangan was where ATK met Pune City, who are having a disastrous campaign and are without a win in ISL 2018. The home team, who were the favourites, however left it late, till the 82nd minute, to score the winner after Jayesh Rane lobbed the ball goalmouth to set it up beautifully for Gerson, who made no mistake in heading the ball into the net.

Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa

The Blasters from Kerala, having won only one match in the current ISL campaign, looked to regain some confidence, when they took on FC Goa in Kochi. However, Goa took the first scalp in the tenth minute, after Ferran Corominas headed Ahmed Jahouh’s pinpoint cross into the net. Coro doubled the lead, when in the second minute of first half’s added time, he scored a Coutinho-esque goal, after cutting onto his right. Manvir made it 3-0 for Goa, and effectively match-over for Kerala, when he headed in Boumous’s corner from the left, in the 67th minute of the game. Nikola Krcmarevic pulled one back for Kerala, in the 92nd minute, when he slotted-in Jhingan’s low drilled cross, past the Goa goalie.

Pune City FC vs Jamshedpur FC

Pune City, still seeking their first win in ISL 2018, met Jamshedpur FC in Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. The match started off with a bang, with the two sides scoring two early goals. Diego Carlos opened the scoring for Pune, in the fourth minute, when after getting possession of the ball in the halfway, he danced his way through an array  of Pune defenders, and struck the ball into the bottom left corner, once he was inside the box. In the ninth minute, however, Sumeer Passi headed in a Carlos Calvo cross from the left wing. It was Pune, who scored the eventual winner, in the 85th minute, when Matt Mills rose high to head in an excellent free-kick taken by Marko Stankovic.