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Photos: Koke, Tzorvas star as NorthEast United beat Sachin's Kerala Blasters

 Photos: Koke, Tzorvas star as NorthEast United beat Sachins Kerala Blasters

Sachin Tendulkar and John Abraham — owners of both teams were present in Guwahati to ISL's second match. But it was Abraham who went home happier after his NorthEast United beat Kerala Blasters 1-0. Sportzpics/ISL

match officials are entering the field during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Saikat Das/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Players enter the pitch for the second match of the tournament. Sportzpics/ISL

Fans during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Saikat Das/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

John Abraham's team is not restricted to one state, but represents the eight states of India's north east region. They will play their matches in Guwahati. Sportzpics/ISL

Fans during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Saikat Das/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

As you can see, there's no dearth of football-mad fans in the region. Sportzpics/ISL

Spanish striker Koke scores to put NorthEast united in the lead. Sportzpics/ISL

Spanish striker Koke scores to put NorthEast united in the lead. Sportzpics/ISL

NEUFC co-owner John (C), Nita Ambani (R) congratualting players during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Saikat Das/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

NEUFC co-owner John Abraham and Nita Ambani congratulate NorthEast United players after their win. ISL/ SPORTZPICS

James Keene of NorthEast United FC hit the ball during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Deepak Malik/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

James Keene in action for the home team. Photo by: Deepak Malik/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Penn Orji of Kerala Blasters FC and Joan Capdevila Mendez of NorthEast United FC follow the ball during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Deepak Malik/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Penn Orji of Kerala Blasters tackles NorthEast marquee player Joan Capdevila. ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Alexandros Tzorvas of NorthEast United FC trying to save the goal during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Deepak Malik/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Goalkeeper Alexandros Tzorvas and Durga Boro stop the ball on the goal line as Kerala Blasters push forward in the dying minutes. ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Alexandros Tzorvas of NorthEast United FC , Robin Gurung of NorthEast United FC celebrates his win against the Kerala Blasters FC during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Deepak Malik/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Alexandros Tzorvas and Robin Gurung after the final whistle. ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Trevor Morgan during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Shaun Roy/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Trevor Morgan shouts instructions from the sidelines. ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Nita Ambani presents CS Sabeeth of Kerala Blasters FC the ISL Emerging Player of the Match Award during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Shaun Roy/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Nita Ambani presents CS Sabeeth of Kerala Blasters FC the ISL Emerging Player of the Match Award. ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Alexandros Tzorvas of NorthEast United FC receives the Hero of the Match Award during match 2 of the Hero Indian Super League between NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati, India on the 13th October 2014. Photo by:  Shaun Roy/ ISL/ SPORTZPICS

Alexandros Tzorvas of NorthEast United FC receives the Man of the Match Award. ISL/ SPORTZPICS

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Updated Date: Oct 14, 2014 11:05:38 IST