Hyderabad FC logo ISL 2019-20  0-1NorthEast United logo ISL 2019-20

                                                         86′ Maximiliano Barreiro (P)

Attendance: 8,190

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It seemed to be a game petering towards another goal-less draw but fate had other ideas as Hyderabad were undone by an error from defender Sampingiraj which gave Northeast the opening they needed. Barreiro made no mistake from the spot as the men from Guwahati take all three points from their long travel to Hyderabad. They take top spot in the ISL standings and despite their injury concerns and problems in the first half they came out on top. Hyderabad will feel hard done by, but that’s football. Phil Brown will have more positives than negatives from the performance of the Nizams who gave a wonderful account of themselves and fought hard despite their thin squad. But, Jarni will be the happier of the two as his side got what matters most, the three points!! 

FULL TIME AT HYDERABAD!!! The referee blows the whistle as Northeast emerge victorious once again. You got to feel bad for the home team as they gave heart and soul into this game, but luck deserted them and favoured the Highlanders who held on to hold their lead and most importantly gain three precious points on the road.

90+5′ Kamaljit comes in for the corner as Hyderabad look to aim one last salvo. He is booked for a foul.

90+4′ Subhashish is the third Northeast player to be shown a yellow for time-wasting.

90+3′ Marcelinho wastes his opportunity on the right as he blows his cross over everyone.

90+2′ It’s getting heated in Hyderabad as it turns to quarrels from both set of players.

90′ It could’ve been embarrassing for the home team as Gurtej clears off a deadly cross from Pradhan on the left. Could’ve been an own goal that. We have four minutes of added time.

89′ Kilgallon shows his frustration by bringing down Chaves on the right-hand side and rightfully referee Thakur shows him the yellow card.

86′ GOAL!! The visitors take the lead as Barreiro makes no mistake from the spot. He sends the keeper the wrong way and slots it easily into the right bottom corner. Massive goal for the Highlanders.

84′ PENALTY TO NORTHEAST!! The Hyderabad players are livid as the referee points to the spot for a handball from Sampingiraj off a shot from Leudo. He gets a yellow card as well to add insult to injury. Great chance for Northeast to score having been the better team this half. It will be Barreiro who is standing over the ball for the penalty.

80′ It’s been an even-playing second half as both teams look good going forward but the sight of the net bulging remains elusive as we go into the final ten minutes of the game.

78′ Fantastic clearance from Sahil to deny Redeem a shot at goal off a wonderful cross from Pradhan.

76′ Halder is shown the second yellow card of the day for a foul on Pradhan

75′ Yasir goes on the offensive with a tearing run but his through-ball to Marcelinho is cancelled as the linesman calls offside. A very close one that.

73′ Stankovic is cautioned by the referee as he brings down Chaves on the right-wing for a Northeast free-kick.

72′ Hyderabad are slowly clawing their way back into the game as they slowly seize control of the match with a good phase of possession.

69′ The home team make their first change as Sahil Panwar comes in for Gani Ahmed

65′ Rohit Kumar bolts one from distance but it poses no challenge to Subhashish who collects it with great aplomb. The game is opening up as the ball moves to and fro. The flow of the game has drastically improved since the first half.

64′ Redeem has been the busiest player for Northeast as he remains the focal point of the Northeast attack in the absence of Gyan

62′ Northeast can very much trademark the brand if there was one called “best second-half performers” as they have once again bossed the second half here in Hyderabad. An entertaining final half-hour ensues at the Balayogi stadium with both teams fighting hard.

58′ A nasty clash of heads sees Gurtej and Chaves down on the pitch. Medical personnel of both sides rush to their aide. Remember Northeast have used up all their substitutions. Both players go off the pitch but the good news is that there are no serious injuries to either player and the game moves on.

57′ Great chance for Hyderabad as Stankovic floats a perfect ball to Halder on the left but the winger makes a hash of the situation and bolts the ball into the stands going for power instead of precision.

55′ Things have calmed down since the initial 5-6 minutes as Northeast have more of the ball and look to make their presence known against the Nizams.

52′ Northeast have erupted from the dormancy of the first half as they look sharp on the attack. Hyderabad need to find their mojo back

51′ Massive blow for Northeast as Gyan goes out injured. Panagiotis Triadis replaces him. Northeast have extinguished all their available substitutions.

47′ Massive moment in the game as Gyan goes down clutching his groin in pain. This could be a huge blow for Northeast United. They have come out blazing this half as Tlang comes close with a shot that is parried away brilliantly by Kamaljit.

46′ The second half begins in Hyderabad as Northeast make a double switch bringing on Maximiliano Barreiro for Kadam and Wayne Vaz for Komorski.

Half-time at Hyderabad as both teams are yet to find the back of the net. The home team have dominated in this half with more possession and coming the closest to find the lead with a fine effort from captain Stankovic going just wide. Northeast have been bits and parts of their quality in the first half but that has been the case this season for them. They have been strong second-half performers and if that is evidence of how this game is to go ahead,  then expect a riveting second half compared to the first. For now it’s back to the drawing board.

The referee blows the whistle to signal the end of the first half. 

45+2′ Hyderabad win another corner on the right a few moments before half-time. It should be the final piece of play in this half.

45′ Gyan gets his chance in the right but blazes his shot away over Kamaljit’s post. Two minutes of added time are being signalled.

41′ Northeast win a free-kick on the left-wing as Poojari is cautioned for tugging Chaves’s shirt.

38′ Hyderabad have come close to opening the scoring on several occasions but the final shot has been elusive. Northeast are clearly struggling with bringing the ball forward getting odd chances at best. Hopefully, either one finds the back of the net as six minutes remain in the first half.

36′ A great chance for Northeast to go into the lead. Chaves fluffs his chance off a clearance from the defence of a cross from Kadam. Head in hands time for Jarni as his frustration is evident.

32′ Hyderabad get another chance as Halder gets in behind the defence and almost beat a rushing Subhashish Chowdhury who clutches his back in pain. Both teams take a break to refresh ad rejig their plans. Northeast need to especially.

31′ A long pass floated in from Leudo leaves Hyderabad keeper Kamaljit to make an uncomfortable clearance.

29′ Hyderabad are piling on the pressure as Yasir gets an effort on the left wing with a fine through-ball from Kilgallon but shoots straight into the hands of keeper Chowdhury. Northeast are really struggling at the moment. Hyderabad have suddenly found their mojo and are relentless.

25′ Almost!!! Skipper Stankovic comes extremely close with a curling effort that just curls too much away from Chowdhury’s goal. A fine effort none the less from the captain which would’ve capped off a fine team move. Hyderabad developing confidence and momentum as the game moves on and look really close to opening the lead.

22′ A small stoppage in play for both sides as Pradhan is down by the sidelines receiving medical attention and it does look more serious than it originally seemed. That could be a big blow to the Northeast coach Jarni.

20′ Marcelinho waltzes his way into the Northeast box but his cross is easily dealt with by the Northeast defence. He has been the bright spark in Hyderabad’s attack and on the pitch by far.

19′ Both teams are resorting more to long and direct passes than creating play with the ball in motion using short passes. Something which is evident from the low pass accuracy of both teams.

16′ Northeast win a free-kick in Hyderabad’s half as Yasir fouls Redeem Tlang

13′ Gurtej Singh is the first player to go into the referee’s book and is distraught with the decision as he brings down Chaves on the left flank. Northeast are getting pegged back in their own half by Hyderabad.

10′ Both teams have been making waves into the opposition half but still, look scratchy in the attack still looking there and thereabouts.

7′ Hyderabad have dominated the last 2-3 minutes with good possession and darting runs into Northeast’s half and currently hold 65% of the possession.

5′ Marcelinho goes in with a darting run towards the right flank and whips a shot into the far corner but Chowdhury gets a hand to it to put it away for Hyderabad’s first corner of the game. Hyderabad’s first foray into the Highlanders territory.

3′ The visitors have started well with most of the play concentrated on the left flank. But Hyderabad have not been troubled much.

7:28 PM: Strap up for action as referee Om Prakash Thakur gets ready at the whistle to get the game underway. Northeast will do the opening honours

7:23 PM: The two teams are on the pitch with Hyderabad going in with their home strip of black and yellow. Northeast being the away side sport an all-white kit for the game today as the Balayogi stadium welcomes its showmen tonight. The National Anthem will be played now.

7:18 PM: T-minus 12 minutes to kick-off the fourth matchday in the Hero ISL and we can expect both teams to fight tooth-and-nail to get those precious points which will leave them in a much stronger position going into the international break.

7:14 PM: Northeast United will once again look to the duo of Redeem Tlang and Asamoah Gyan who have scored all of the four goals among them for Northeast this season with two apiece. The duo look sharp and seemingly love each other’s company. If they fire today, Northeast may play spoilsport at Hyderabad and go atop the Hero ISL standings.

7:07 PM: We move slowly towards kick-off in this game week, the last one ahead of a crunch international break for Indian football.

7:02 PM: Hyderabad midfielder Marcelinho makes his 50th appearance in the ISL today and will look to put in a good performance on this landmark occasion. His stunning free-kick in the last game against Kerala Blasters will serve to be just the confidence boost that he and the team needed coming into this game.

6:55 PM: Victory in today’s game would take Northeast to the summit of the ISL standings. They are one of only four teams yet to lose a game in this campaign. Hyderabad though would look to take maximum points at home to keep up the winning momentum and go into the international break with six points on the table.

6:50 PM: Both teams are coming off contrasting results with Hyderabad FC tasting victory for the first time in the ISL while Northeast were almost there but were denied the three points by a stoppage-time equaliser against FC Goa. They will be hoping to go one better, but who is more hungry for the three points today? This question makes for an exciting match today.

6:43 PM: The team sheets are in

Hyderabad FC: Kamaljit (GK), Singh, Sampingiraj, Kilgallon, Poojari, Stankovic, Kumar, Yasir, Marcelinho, Halder, Nigam

Substitutes: Rai, Panwar, Tavora, Negi, Thapa, Kattimani, Akhand

Northeast: Chowdhury, Singh, Heerings, Komorski, Pradhan, M.Singh, Leudo, Tlang, Chaves, Kadam, Gyan

Substitutes: Lalengmawia, Kumar, Lakra, Barreiro, Triadis, Ghosh, Lalthathanga, Wayne Vaz

6:35 PM: The line-ups are yet to be announced

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Despite the recent results, Phil Brown is staying positive

“We still have got a fairly extensive injury list. We focused on the things we had on Sunday than what we hadn’t. We focused on the players we had and a lot of times people tend to dwell in negativity with the number of players missing but we cannot afford to do that. We can keep it to ourselves. A lot of players played with injuries, injections, we showed character and won the game. We need to continue that rhythm,” Phil Brown stated.

Injuries have taken a serious toll on Hyderabad FC, however, Phil Brown feels if his sideshows character once again, they can get a result. He also pointed out the areas of strengths for NorthEast United, who are currently unbeaten in the league.

Robert Jarni has kept a close eye on their opponents

“We saw their two games and we know how they are going to play. They win their last game and they gained some confidence and we have to prepare for them,” Robert Jarni began.

“They looked yesterday under a little pressure but they managed to score two goals and they won the game and also for us we are confident, we play against the big teams in the league.  It will be another tough match. We try to win every game and Wednesday will be the same,” the Croatian added.