Welcome to Sportstar's live blog of this evening's ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates.
That was all for the night. We will be back when
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ATK Mohun Bagan 3-1 NorthEast United FC
ATK Mohun Bagan extends its unbeaten run to 10 matches as NorthEast United suffers another defeat, its fifth in six matches and stays at the bottom of the league table, while ATKMB climbs to second.
90' ATK Mohun Bagan finally returning to possession-based football to see out the match and finally breathes a sigh of relief as the referee blows the final whistle.
89' Save! Manvir makes a solo run with the ball in a counter attacking attempt and shoots, but Shubhasish fists the ball away, keeping the score 3-1 in favour of ATK Mohun Bagan.
85' Shot! This time Santana tries to go for goal with a shot from outside the box. The absence of Kauko and Tangri on the ground is evident as NEUFC threaten with waves of attack in the last minutes of the match
84' Chance! Irshad goes for goal this time and if this had gone in, we could have had a close contest yet again. Irshad had in the last match against KBFC as well
82' Sweeper Keeper Subhasish! Manvir gets the ball in the final third, but Subhasish comes out of the box and sweeps the ball out of danger. The NEUFC captain has made some good saves tonight, otherwise the loss could have been further more embarrassing
79' As the match goes into the last 10 minutes of the match, pressure will be on NorthEast United FC, which will be 10 matches without a win now. Khalid Jamil, its head-coach will have his job under fire as well!
77' Time for another cooling break!
75' The football being played by ATK Mohun Bagan looks to have changed after Kauko and Colaco left teh field and evidently so. The team has a two-goal cushion.
71' Substitution! ATK Mohun Bagan also makes a change as goal scorer Joni Kauko leaves the pitch and Abhishek replaces him
70' Substitution for NEUFC! In: Deshorn Brown, Out: Marcelo Pereira
67' Double attack from NEUFC as Sahanek cuts into the box with a dribble and tries to flick the ball into the net, but it was too hight. a few seconds ago Suhair had tries to get into the box after a through ball from the Austrian
66' Double Substitution for ATK Mohun Bagan! In: Kiyan Nassiri, Bidyananda Ningthoujam, Out: Dipak Tangri, Liston Colaco
64' Substitution for NEUFC! In: Imran Khan, Off: Pragyan Gogoi
63' ATK Mohun Bagan continues to press high and Ferrando looks to be losing his cools along the sidelines for something that might have happened on the field
60' ATK Mohun Bagan attacks on the counter after a free kick for NEUFC, with Manvir, Kauko and Liston making a run into the opposition box, but Kauko delays in releasing the ball and NEUFC defenders track back to put the attack to bed
57' ATK Mohun ghan Bagan return to playing from the back as Subhasish and Jhinghan get busy to get the ball in front
55' Kahlid Jamil looks into the abyss as ATK Mohun Bagan continues to exploit his team's spaces and punish it over and over again
52' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL!!!! Manvir gets the ball in the penalty box, cuts in to beat Mashoor and makes it 3-1 with a calm finish right on target
ATKMB 3-1 NEUFC
50' ATK Mohun Bagan's intensity to attack looks to have reduced after the one goal cushion. If the scoreline remains like this, Ferrando's side is going to second in the ISL Table.
46' It looks like ATKMB has decided to go with four defenders at the back as Jhinghan returns into the field after his spell in Croatia
Second Half Begins!
Juan Ferrando's side come from behind in the first half after an early goal by Suhair to score two, one from Kauko and the other from Colaco to lead at the end of the first half.
45' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Liston Colaco scores for ATKMB to put the Mariners in front
ATKMB 2-1 NEUFC
41' Save! Manvir makes a run and shoot, but Roy makes a save this time. The throw-in that follows has Subhasish go for goal, who is denied off the woodwork
40' Foul! Sahanek fouls Tori as the two go for the ball and the Austrian avoids any booking as the referee lets his off after a few words
38' Tiri is being made to worl by Suhair as the NEUFC makes a run along the right, but the Spanish defender makes his ground to ward off the danger
36' ATKMB attacks on the counter, with Kauko playing the abll out in the midfield and Colaco gets the ball. After making a run along the left, he goes for goal without any success
35' Corner Kick for NEUFC is headed away by the ATKMB defence and the ball falls for Marcelinho, who crosses the ball for Suhair, but Prabir clears the ball out
33' As the match resumes NEUFC looks to be hungry for a goal against a ruthless ATKMB, with Williams watching the match from the bench for now.
30' Time for a cooling break!
29' Chance! Manvir makes a run aling the left, but Zoherliana marks him well to stop his shot and does a good shot to give ATKMB a corner
24' Chance! Marcelinho goes for goal this time on the other end and a deflection keeps it off goal. End-to-end stuff this!
22' GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLL!!!! Kauko makes it all square with a phenomenal strike from outside the box!
ATKMB 1-1 NEUFC
17' GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!! Suhair makes a run as NEUFC attacks on the counter and scores to put the Highlanders in front
ATKMB 0-1 NEUFC
15' ATKMB breaks on the counter. 3-on-1, but poor play in the final third costs them hard as the chance is not converted to a goal
14' The corner kick that follows sees Liston get the ball after a combination play, but his shot is comfortably caught by Roy
13' Miss! Manvir makes a run along the left again and shoots, but Roy makes another save as ATKMB gets another corner. Poor shot in the circumstances.
11' Another Chance for ATKMB! Subhasish makes a run along the left and shoots, mardhing forward as a full-back, but the NEUFC captain fists the ball away
9' Chance! Manvir makes a run along the left and shoots with his right foot, but Subhasish makes a key save to keep the score 0-0
7' Subhasish gets the long ball from the right, but NEUFC dispossess the Mariners, but ATKMB get back the ball to set the ball rolling towards the front
4' ATK Mohun Bagan is trying to get the best of its Indian attack with Manvir and Colaco making runs behind the NEUFC defenders as Colaco earns his team a corner kick.
2' Ferrando's side begins the match with back passes a sNEUFC tries to press high. Colaco makes a run all this while passes to Kauko, but NEUFC tracks back to contain the attack
7:30 pm: Kick off!
The players are out on the field and after the National Anthem of India, have taken their positions on the the ground. As the referee blows his whistle, it is game on in Goa!
7:18 pm: FORM: ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United are polar opposites to each other in terms of form with the former without a loss in the last nine matches, while the latter is without a win in as many games.
ATKMB has decided to go with a 3-52 formation while Khalid Jamil has decided to go with a 4-2-3-1 shape.
7:00 pm: When the two sides met the last met early on in the season, the match ended after a high-scoring tense contest, with the Mariners returning home with three points. In case you missed it we have got you covered.
Read it here:NEUFC vs ATKMB Highlights
6:35 pm: Confirmed Line-ups out!
ATK Mohun Bagan Starting XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Prabir Das, Deepak Tangri, Lenny Rodrigues, Joni Kauko, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco
NorthEast United FC Starting XI: Subhasish Roy (C) (GK), Mashoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Hernan Santana, Joe Zoherliana, Marco Sahanek, Pragyan Gogoi, Suhair Vadakkepeedika and Marcelo Pereira
6:15 pm: HEAD-TO-HEAD - ATK Mohun Bagan and NorthEast United have met 17 times in the past and the Mariners have come out on top 10 times, while NorthEast United has won four times and the match has been a draw thrice.
6:00 pm: Here is how we think both teams will lineup!!
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous, Liston Colaco, David Williams.
NorthEast United FC Predicted XI: Subhasish Roy (C) (GK), Provat Lakra, Mahoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Imran Khan, Marco Sahanek, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Deshorn Brown and Marcelo Pereira.
ATK Mohun Bagan will be seeking to resume from where it left off in its previous win against current leader Hyderabad FC when it meets the bottom-placed NorthEast United FC in a return phase fixture of the ISL-8 at Fatorda on Saturday.
ATKMB is on a nine-game unbeaten run and is positioned in the fourth place of the table with 23 points from 13 matches, which is six less than Hyderabad FC (on 29 points).
Having regained a place in the play-off zone with the previous win, ATKMB will be aspiring to reach the top of the heap by maintaining the winning form. NorthEast United, which has not won a game in its last nine outings, thus gives ATKMB the psychological advantage before the start. The Highlanders have just 10 points from 16 games and is virtually out of contention for a playoff spot.
The ATKMB coach Juan Ferrando chose to be circumspect looking at a big list of injuries in the side. Beginning with the Fijian striker, Roy Krishna, many names in ATKMB’s foreigner roster are nursing injuries of varying degrees.
The Spanish coach hoped that his medical staff will able to help the players recover in time. “For the next few matches, the responsibility will be on the medical staff and fitness coach, because it is about recovery."
"The fixtures have us playing frequent matches, so it is impossible to prepare the team in training sessions as the players remain very tired. The solution, in this case, is for the medical staff to prepare a good recovery,” said Ferrando before the match.
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