Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United settled for a irritating goalless draw on the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on Thursday.
Both groups got here into this fixture after heavy defeats (Blasters misplaced 2-four to ATK Mohun Bagan whereas NorthEast suffered the same defeat to Bengaluru FC) and appeared focussed on not conceding at any price. This was a sentiment Hernan Santana conveyed on the publish-match presentation. “The first priority was a clean sheet and we are happy with that,” he stated.
Blasters had the higher probabilities within the sport however couldn’t change the scoreline with each side sharing factors and opening their account this season.
NorthEast and Blasters lacked a chunk of their assault and have been apprehensive of taking dangers however Ivan Vukomanović’s males will rue lacking the stronger of probabilities created throughout this sport.
In the 36th minute, Blasters had a chance to go one up when Adrian Luna stripped Provat Lakhra off the ball, who ended up serving a cushty likelihood to Jorge Diaz. The Argentine had only a defender earlier than him however misplaced monitor of course within the one-on-one which ensued, his shot going large.
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