Full Time: NorthEast United 1-2 Atletico De Kolkata
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ATK with a rousing come back in the second half. Same old Same old for the hosts as they dominate the game but fail to finish it off. A game that ignited in phases. A very happy Diwali to you all. But, for now its good night from Guwahati.
90+7' There goes the whistle. A massive three points for ATK.
90+6' At the other end Bikramjit shoots wide.
90+5' Great ball in the box and Reagan's volley is cleared off the line by Borja
90+4' Substitution for ATK Arnab off Bikramjit on.
90+3' Postiga chases a loose ball Gomes clears.
90+2' Yusa's ballin over everyonbe and out.
90+1' Into six minutes of added time. Robert's foul on Alfaro. Free-kick.
90' Reagan's low drive Debjit's save.
88' Alfaro burst down the line cross it clear to Yusa who can't keep his header down.
Possible winner for #ATK ?
87' Yusa's ball in Belencoso's header out.
86' Sereno's foul. Free-kick NEUFC.
84' At the other end, Yusa's first shot cleared to Reagan who find Yusa and he heads wide.
81' GOOALLLL!!! ATK Scores. Kolkata with waves of pressure and it finally pays. Lalrindika cross and Belencoso's finish. the Kolkata side with the lead.
80' Into the last 10 minutes of the game can either side win it?
77' Substitution NorthEast United: Subrata off Welling Gomes on.
75' Subrata reminds me a bit of Fabianski from crosses.
73' Subrata looks to have picked up a knock doesn't seem like he can continue.
Marquee goal by Marquee Postiga
72' Lara's corner taken short to Lalrindika who clips it in. Subrata comes out flapping and with the net open the offside flag goes up.
70' The home side are very flat they are just inviting pressure.
66' Pearson gives the ball away in his own final third. Yusa tries to shoot but Pearson blocks.
65' Lalrindika's ball in the box. Foul by Postiga. Free-kick.
63' GOOALLL!! Postiga Scored for #ATK. Robert's cross Postiga's header 1-1.
61' At the other end Alfaro to Cullen whose shot is well blocked by Pritam.
60' Some possession for the visitors but struggling to penetrate.
57' Nirmal and Lalrindika both down.
56' Lovely ball floated in by Yusa around the back and Alfaro can't apply the touch as it skips out of play.
55' Alfaro gets wrong side of Arnab who has to bring him down and take the yellow card.
54' Lara's corner Subrata's catch
53' Postiga with another turn and a shot. Deflects for a corner.
52' Lara with a side-foot effort saved by Paul.
51' Lara's corner is easily cleared.
50' Belencoso's knockdown. Postiga's snapshot deflects for a corner.
49' Ball in towards Belencoso but his header is way wide.
47' Spell of posession at the start of the half for ATK. But, Postiga gives the ball away.
46' Substitutions for ATK: Prabir and Doutie off Robert and Postiga on.
Lively game with few chances. The hosts with the best of them Velez with the goal gave his side a deserved lead. ATK with a work to do. Back in a bit.
Watch briiliant cross from Nirmal and Goal from Alfaro .
45+2' There goes the whistle for the break.
45+1' A minute of added time in the first time. Alfaro fouled and then booked for dissent.
45' Into the final minute of the half.
44' Yellow card Pearson for foul.
42' Just to give you an idea Nicolas Velez was the top scorer for NEUFC last season with 5 goals. Alfaro has already matched that tally halfway through this campaign.
Watch this space for goal video .
40' Pritam trying to emulate Nirmal it goes woefully off target.
39' GOOALLLL!! Alfaro scored for NEUFC. Nirmal with a lovely cross. Alfaro rises highest and heads past Debjit. 1-0 NorthEast.
37' Robert wins a corner for NorthEast. Taken short and Nirmal produces a shot just wide
35' Ball down the line to Alfaro. Debjit rushes out doesn't get the ball and clatters his man head first. No penalty. How? I don't know.
34' Cullen's ball in Alfaro jumps highest but can't connect cleanly under a challenge.
32' Arnab's foul on Robert. Free-kick. Driven in by Robert and cleared.
30' Past the half hour mark and no goals, not many chances either.
27' Borja in the book for a foul while the NEUFC physio has been sent to the stand. Strange.
Chance wasted by Cuullen but great save by Debjit
26' Prabir and Holi in a race which the latter wins but then handles the ball.
25' Remember that these two teams are both coming off defeats. So, understandably cautious.
23' Prabir shoots one through a crowd of players but Subrata is behind it.
20' ATK not doing much attacking at the moment. They will expect better.
Ball Possession: NorthEast 44% - 56% Kolkata
16' Yusa finds Alfaro dances into the box and goes down. No penalty.
15' Good run by Yusa tees up Cullen who fires across goal. Debjit saves.
13' After a frantic start the game is just settling down.
11' Ball in towards Belencoso cut out by NorthEast.
10' Yusa's free-kick curled in back post evades everyone.
8' Lalrindika with the foul free-kick just outside the box for NEUFC.
7' Ball in by Yusa for Alfaro earns a corner. The set-piece causes a bit of panic for Majumder but is cleared in the end.
6' Lara allowed time and space. Shoots but Subrata collects.
5' Debjit with a rush of blood to the head comes out to get the ball doesn't get there . Arnab on the cover.
4' Steady start to the game. Both sides feeling each other out.
2' Rowlin Borges is in the heart of NEUFC midfield helping host to keep possession in the middle of the pitch .
1'NorthEast United FC kick the match off and immediately look to conjure up an attack. Yusa plays a sleek pass to Emiliano Alfaro but the striker has no space in front of him and is forced back.
6:59 pm 1 Minute away from big kick off .
6:54 pm Players come out with huge cheer from fans for National Anthem.
6:52 pm Amazing Crowd support for NorthEast United FC
6:40 pm Teams sheet are out . Big call from kolkata as Postiga and Hume are on bench .
NorthEast United FC - Playing XI:Subrata Paul(GK), Nirmal Chettri, Robin Gurung, Gustavo Lazzaretti, Holicharan Narzary, Rowllin Borges, Katsumi Yusa, Didier Zokora(C), Wellington Priori, Robert Cullen, Emiliano Alfaro.
Atlético de Kolkata - Playing XI:Debjit Majumder(GK), Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Arnab Mondal, Henrique Fonseca Sereno, Stephen Paul Pearson, Lalrindika Ralte, Javier Lara Grande, Borja Fernández(C), Sameehg Doutie, Juan Belencoso.
6:35 pm Rowlin Borges has been superb for NorthEast: he has been brilliant shielding the defense as well as initiating attacks by helping them keep possession. He has completed 259 passes, the highest by any player in this ISL. He has also done his defensive duties making 11 tackles and 10 clearances. He has also shown good awareness and reading of the game by making 10 interceptions only 2 midfielders have made more interceptions. He is also not afraid to put his body on the line by making 11 blocks: only Rafael Dumas has made more.
Local lad Holicharan Narzary is excited about the north-eastern derby!
6:30 pm NorthEast United FC will look to make it back to top spot in the Indian Super League table tonight, when they host Atletico de Kolkata at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati.
Welcome from the IGA . I am your host Ashish Negi and this is Khel Now's live commentary of the game between NorthEast United FC and Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League.
Pictures Via ISL Media
Published: 2016-10-28 15:33:20