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Ten-man Kolkata outplay hosts NorthEast 2-0 in ISL

Ten-man Kolkata outplay hosts NorthEast 2-0 in ISL
Two straight shots by Ethiopian striker Fikru Tefera Lemessa and Czech mid-fielder Jakub Podany gave the Sourav Ganguly co-owned Kolkata another three points after humbling Mumbai FC 3-0 in the tournament-opener on Sunday. Fikru put league leaders Kolkata ahead with his 15th minute strike and carried on the lead till regulation time.

Jakub then slotted home a second in injury time to seal the game for Kolkata.

The team was reduced to 10-men in the 82nd minute after Borja Fernandez got the second yellow card, forcing him to leave the field. But the team kept their composure to hold on to a comfortable win. Though Fernandez’s sending off did lead to a commotion and a bit of a heated discussion with the referee but the tempers soon calmed down and play resumed. Coach Antonio Lopez Habas defended the team’s behaviour.
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