3′ Redeem 70′ Xisco
Read match report: NorthEast United Vs Odisha FC: Gyan strike seals wins for hosts
Read NorthEast United FC’s post-match press conference: Robert Jarni: Fans are very passionate in Guwahati
Read Odisha FC’s post-match press conference: Josep Gombau: We played good football, I would like to lose like this
90+4′ The final whistle pierces the night sky in Guwahati, NorthEast United script a well deserved win in their first home game, made memorable by Asamoah Gyan’s winner. The final score NorthEast United FC 2-1 Odisha FC
90′ Injury time allotted is 4 minutes, the home side look comfortable in holding the lead to the final whistle.
87′ Xisco delivers into the box from a free kick which results in a goalmouth scramble, the home side breaks out from the clearance and Nandhakumar has to foul Barreiro.
84′ Goooooal The sustained pressure finally pays off as Gyan heads home from a corner. The crowd here goes wild
83′ The home side really look up for the him as the pressure piles on Odisha
79′ Change for the hosts, Milan goes off for Lalthathanga
76′ The home side are taking numerical advantage and have started ramping up the pressure on their opponents.
72′ The visitors are a man down for a second straight game as Delgado clumsily hacks Barreiro down just outside the box.
70′ Goooooal Diagne twists and turns on the right and crosses it for Xisco who beautifully sidefoots it past the keeper
66′ Chaves slips in a ball for Redeem who shapes to shoot but the only goalscorer of the match is offside.
63′ Gharami fouls Gyan near the centre circle who was favourite to turn the defender
60′ The impressive Triadis is brought off and Barreiro replaces him
57′ The substitute Nandhakumar skips past a few challenges inside the box and shoots at goal, but Heerings make an outstanding block
55′ Triadis runs towards goal but the defence doesnt allow him to cause any harm.
52′ The Highlander Brigade is doing a lovely job of keeping the spirits high inside the ground
50′ Diagne shoots across the face of goal which puts the home defence in a spot of bother
48′ Redeem sends in a low cross into the box for Gyan but the Odisha defence clear the danger
46′ The second half is underway, Guedes is replaced by Diagne and Sarangi by Nandhakumar
45+2′ The whistle blows for half-time, NorthEast United take the lead into the break.
45′ Goalkeeper Subhasish is shown the yellow for time wasting, injury time allotted is two minutes.
42′ Jerry floats in a cross from from the right which Xisco harmlessly heads over
39′ Vinit tries to start a counterattack by releasing Redeem on the right but Rakesh intercepts well.
36′ Xisco outsmuscles Leudo and runs with the ball, but is fouled from behind by Triadis who is shown the yellow card
33′ From a corner the ball falls to Jerry who shoots at goal, but is superbly blocked by Rakesh Pradhan
30′ Triadis shoots from distance, the ball bouces awkwardly in front of Arshdeep who just punches it away to Gyan, the Ghanaian’s layoff is wasted by Triadis with his first touch
27′ Gyan end in a cross from the right, but is behind the two forwards
24′ Xisco sends a ball over the top but Heerings boots the ball out of safety
21′ Triadis on the left wing for the home side is looking lively, giving the opposing full back Sarangi a lot to deal with
18′ The chill in the air seems to have kept the crowds away as the stands look just half full
15′ Aridane is setup inside the box but he is flagged offside
12′ Gyan receives the ball inside the box but Narayan Das defends it well
9‘ Odisha win a free kick 30 yards from goal, but Guedes shoots straight at Subhasish
6′ Jerry receives it on the right wing but cant control the ball, ball goes out for a throw-in
3′ Triadis lays it off for Redeem who puts it behind Arshdeep
3′ Goooooal Redeem Tlang puts the hosts ahead
1″ Here we go with the home side kicking off from left to right
7:25 The national anthem is being sung and the players are exchanging pleasantaries down in the middle, kickoff due in 5 minutes
7:22 The players about to emerge from the tunnel, the temperature in Guwahati today a cold 21 degrees, the rain having brought chill to the evening sky
7:10 : The Highlanders will be looking to register their first win this season in front of their home fans. However Gombau’s Odisha FC will be ready to spoil their party.
7:00 : For NorthEast United Mislav Komorski makes way for Wayne Vaz in defence as new signing Milan Singh also comes in for Khawlhring to play alongside Jose Leudo.
6:55 : Josep Gombau has decided to go with young goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh, who makes his ISL debut, replacing Dorronsoro between the sticks. While Martin Guedes starts to provide more support to Aridane Santana upfront.
6: 50: Both Teams will be in search of their first win of the campaign as Guwahati welcomes the Indian Super League for the first time this season.
6:45 PM: Here are the lineups for today’s game.
NorthEast United XI: Subhasish Roy (GK), Heerings Kai, Reagan Singh, Wayne Vaz, Rakesh Pradhan, Redeem Tlang, Panagiotis Triadis, Milan Singh, Jose Leudo (C), Asamoah Gyan, Martin Chaves.
Subs: Pawan Kumar,Komorski, Ghosh, Lalengmawia, Khawlhring,Kadam, Barreiro
Odisha FC XI: Arshdeep Singh (GK), Rana Gharami, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das, Shubham Sarangi, Jerry Mawhmingthanga, Vinit Rai, Martin Guedes, Xisco Hernandez, Marcos Tebar (C), Aridane Santana.
Subs: Dorronsoro, Bora, Dhot, Bikramjit, Diagne, Nandhakumar, Lalhlimpuia.
Welcome to ISL 2019-20 Northeast United vs Odisha FC live commentary of Khel Now, where we will bring you all the live action from the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati.
NorthEast United vs Odisha FC Kick-Off: 7:30 PM IST
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Josep Gombau knows what Asamoah Gyan can do
“He is a big name, a big player and it will be difficult. It’s not like we are going to do anything special to stop him. Our players know him and can stop him. We know how much quality he brings to the table as well,” the Odisha FC head coach concluded.
Robert Jarni wary of Odisha FC
“We saw the game between Odisha and Jamshedpur. It (Odisha FC) is a strong team. They have their strengths and we are working on this. But, of course, at home we will be playing more attacking football, make the fans enjoy and we are ready for that kind of football,” Robert Jarni revealed.
The Croatian also announced that he had a fully fit team ahead of the game on Saturday evening.
“The full squad is ready and available and I am happy because I can choose. We have the full squad and now the last training before the game. It is raining, so the pitch is not in a very good condition, but we will finish our training,” the 50-year-old added.