Indian football news: FC Goa obliterates Northeast United FC 5-1, Gokulam spats with Real Kashmir on Twitter, and much more!

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Welcome to another installment of our daily Indian football news. In this section, you will find all the news pertaining to Indian football that happened on the given day.

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FC Goa obliterates Northeast United 5-1 to finish off 2018

Ferran Corominas regained his Midas touch as he netted in a brace for FC Goa against Northeast United FC
Ferran Corominas regained his Midas touch as he netted in a brace for FC Goa against Northeast United FC

FC Goa thrashed Northeast United FC black and blue 5-1 at the Fatorda stadium in Goa in the Hero Indian Super League. This win takes FC Goa to the third spot on the points table with 20 points from 11 matches. Northeast United FC, on the other hand, is hanging by a narrow thread in the top four as they are just a point above the fifth-placed Jamshedpur FC after 12 matches.

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Ferran Corominas inaugurated the goals galore for the home side after he connected Jackichand Singh’s cross from the right wing. Ten minutes later, Edu Bedia doubled the joy after dinking the ball past the kneeled down goalkeeper.

Hugo Boumous, too, basked in his glory as he scored the third goal for FC Goa. Coro made it 4-0 minutes at the 84th minute after doing a one-two with Hugo Boumous. Northeast United’s Bartholomew Ogbeche ensured FC Goa didn’t walk away with a clean sheet as he rocketed the ball after Mohammad Nawaz saved his initial shot.

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However, the four-goal cushion was restored by substitute Miguel Palanca Fernández’s solo effort. The final scoreline remained 5-1 in favor of FC Goa who received an early Christmas gift from Northeast United FC.

Ferran Corominas becomes the joint all-time top goalscorer in the Hero Indian Super League

FC Goa’s Ferran Corominas became the joint all-time top goalscorer in the Hero Indian Super League history when he scored against Northeast United FC at the 84th minute. The Spaniard is level on goals with the Canadian Ian Hume who has 28 goals from 63 appearances, spanning in all the four seasons.

Coro, on the other hand, has achieved the feat in only 30 appearances. Moreover, he has spent the entirety of his career in India playing for only one team- FC Goa. The Spaniard has also racked up more assists than the Canadian.

It remains to be seen whether Coro can overtake Ian Hume to become the highest goalscorer in ISL history. One ought to note that the Canadian hasn’t found the back of the net a single time this season.

Gokulam Kerala and Real Kashmir engage in a Twitter spat

One day before their I-League encounter, Real Kashmir FC and Gokulam Kerala FC engaged in a Twitter spat owing to unavailability for practice ground for Real Kashmir FC. Real Kashmir accused the Kerala-based team of abuse and denial of basic facilities like training and travel services.

Gokulam Kerala, in retaliation, said that there was a strike going on in Kerala and the club still managed to afford travel services to the Sringar-based side. Here are the pertaining tweets from both the sides:

Young Indian Arrows hold Aizawl FC in the I-League

Earlier in the I-League, Indian Arrows held Aizawl FC to a 0-0 draw at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. This draw doesn’t change the position of either of the teams in the table as they find themselves in the 10th and 11th position respectively.

The first half was a drab one with Rahim Ali only getting the meaningful chance of the match which he headed across the crossbar. Boris Singh’s shot hitting the woodwork and Anwar Ali’s 40-yard scorcher going agonizingly close were the other two notable instances of the match.

That’s it for today. Don’t forget to catch the daily roundup of Indian football news only on Sportsindiashow.