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Srinagar: super strike from Surchandra Singh and a well-judged header from Bazie Armand saw Real Kashmir pull off a 2-0 win over Indian Arrows for its maiden victory at home in the Hero I-League here on Sunday.

The Kashmir players seemed in a hurry to score as they played long balls often, taking advantage of their height advantage.

Kashmir broke through in the 25th minute when Surchandra made no mistake in finding the back of the net from a brilliant cross from Mason Lee Robertson. It was also the first home goal for Kashmir.

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Players of North East United FC (Red jersey) and Kerala Blasters FC in action during their match at the 5th edition of ISL football tournament in Guwahati, Friday, November 23, 2018. 

Guwahati: NorthEast United FC scripted a stirring late comeback to stun Kerala Blasters FC 2-1 in a thrilling Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Friday.

After a goalless first half, Matej Poplatnik scored in the 73rd minute to hand Kerala the lead. However, a late Bartholomew Ogbeche penalty (90+3') and an even later winner from Juan Cruz Mascia (90+6') sealed all three points for the Highlanders.

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Fatorda:  Bengaluru FC accounted for FC Goa 2-1 in a fiery Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

Rahul Bheke opened the scoring with an improvised backheel flick in the 34th minute. Both teams were then reduced to 10 men after the restart as Mohammad Ali and Dimas Delgado were sent off. 

Brandon Fernandes equalised for the hosts in the 72nd minute but Sunil Chhetri notched the winner for Bengaluru five minutes later. 

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Pune:  FC Pune City ended their winless streak in the ongoing edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) with a hard-fought 2-1 win against Jamshedpur FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex here on Wednesday.

Diego Carlos scored as early as the fifth minute for Pune but the early lead was cancelled out by Sumeet Passi in the 10th minute. An end-to-end contest produced a match-winner in the 86th minute when Matt Mills gave Pune the much-needed three points. 

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Panaji: FC Goa will take on last seasons runner-up Bengaluru FC in what promises to be an enthralling affair at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.

The Gaurs lead the Indian Super League (ISL) charts with 16 points from seven games and can further consolidate their position with a win. However, if they suffer a loss at the hands of Bengaluru FC, the club from the south will move to the summit.

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Brazil's striker Neymar (L) scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the international friendly football match between Brazil and Uruguay at The Emirates Stadium in London on November 16, 2018.

London: Neymar kept his cool to score the controversial penalty that fired Brazil to a 1-0 win over Uruguay in a full-blooded friendly.

Brazil captain Neymar was subjected to some ferocious fouls from Uruguay as the clash between the South American rivals boiled over at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

But the Paris Saint-Germain striker had the last laugh, netting from the spot late in the second half after Diego Laxalt was harshly ruled to have fouled Danilo.

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Brussels:   Michy Batshuayi had a brace to lead Belgium to a 2-0 win over Iceland in a UEFA Nations League contest.

The Red Devils, who lead League A Group 2 with nine points from three matches, need only a draw on Sunday against Switzerland to secure a berth in the final stage of the competition, reports Efe news.

For Iceland, without a point, the result marks the end of their adventure in the inaugural Nations League.

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Madrid:  Real Madrid confirmed Santiago Solari as their new permanent first team coach until the end of June 2021 following a successful fortnight in charge since replacing the sacked Julen Lopetegui on October 29.

The 42-year-old Solari was promoted from the Real Madrid B-team (Real Madrid Castilla) on an interim basis and his four games in charge have led to four wins with 15 goals in favour and just two against, which is the best start any Real Madrid coach has ever enjoyed in the club's 116 year history, reports Xinhua news agency.

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Guwahati:  Mumbai City FC are on a roll registering their third consecutive victory, this time a narrow 1-0 win to halt NorthEast United FC's unbeaten run in an Indian Super League (ISL) tie at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium here on Friday.

Arnold Issoko's fourth-minute goal was the difference between the two sides as Mumbai climbed to third on the table with 13 points from seven games, the same as FC Goa and Bengaluru FC who sit above them. NorthEast United are stuck at 11 points but have a game in hand.

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Rio de Janeiro: Internacional struck twice in the last 10 minutes to secure a 2-1 home win over Atletico Paranaense in Brazil's Serie A championship.

Atletico on Sunday took the lead through a long-range strike from Guilherme Camacho just after the hour mark at the Beira-Rio stadium, reports Xinhua news agency.

Rodrigo Moledo equalised for the hosts by latching onto a Wellington Silva cross and blasting a shot into the bottom left corner.

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