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ISL: NorthEast, Pune play goalless draw

November 15, 2014 22:34 IST

North East United FC and FC Pune City players in action

North East United FC and FC Pune City players in action. Photograph: PTI

North East United FC (NEUFC) and FC Pune City (FPC) missed a lot of scoring opportunities as their Hero Indian Super League match ended in goalless draw in Guwahati on Saturday.

The visitors got a wonderful opportunity during the 42nd minute but Nigerian striker MacPherlin Dudu Omagbemi failed to push the ball inside the net even as only one NEUFC defender was behind him.

The home team too got a beautiful chance in 82nd minute after Zambia's midfielder Kondwani Mtonga passed the ball to Spanish forward Sergio Contreras Pardo alias Koke but failed to convert it into goal despite absence of any defender of FC Pune City.

The match started with an exciting note when FPC's defender Pritam Kotal took a direct hit in the 6th minute on the opponent's goal post but missed.

Referee Pranjal Banerjee showed two yellow cards to FPC's midfielder Kostas Katsouranis from Greece and NEUFC's defender Robin Gurung.

There was also a physical commotion when the visiting team's Italian defender Daniele Magliocchetti pushed home team's English forward James Keene after the referee whistled to stop.

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