Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's ATK Mohun Bagan vs Hyderabad FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) being played at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.
This is Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the pre-match buildup and minute-by-minute updates. That was all for the night. We will be back tomorrow as Jamshedpur FC plays NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
Asish Rai, Hero of the Match: "It feels good to get a point. We fought till the end. It was a tough game because they were a great side."
Manolo Marquez, HFC Head Coach: "I think we are fighting against very good teams. We have very good young players. It is not normal that you concede a goal in 10 odd seconds and it is difficult to fight and equalise after the early goal. I am very satisfied with the team's performance for most of the part of the game."
ATK Mohun Bagan 2-2 Hyderabad FC
90+5' The sides try to outrun each other in what has been a tense and exhausting contest, but it looks as if HFC will be on the top of the ISL table for the first time with each side settling for a point each
90+1' GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!! Siverio makes it all square for HFC with an injury time stunner
ATKMB 2-2 HFC
90' Boumous takes a poor free kick - an absolutely flat kick which is conveniently cleared away by HFC defence as it tries to find an equaliser
89' Substitution for ATKMB! Subhasish Bose replaces Liston Colaco
87' HFC tries to build another attack with Sana Singh takingthe ball forward, but an off-side halts play only for ATKMB to get back and solidify its defence
84' Hyderabad tries to attack on the break and seven yellow shirts sprint for an attack, but ATKMB prevents any further development with Kauko being a pillar at the back, clearing the ball away
82' Save! A brilliant long ball from Asish is is met by Seityasen Singh's head, which is saved by Amrinder and the corner that follows has Juanan heading the ball in, which is again saved by the keeper
80' Shot! Manvir gets the ball from Colaco on the right, cuts in left and shoots with a left-footed curler which is miles away from goal
75' Amrinder pulls up a cramp during a punched out clearance and the referee stops play for a cooling break.
72' Substitution! Roy Krishna is subbed on for David Williams as Ferrando looks for more muscle in attack
71' Miss! Liston Colaco is delivered a fantastic ball by Williams in the box, but Colaco's right footed curler fails to find the net
70' Double Substitution for HFC! Seityasen Singh replaces Nikhil Poojary and Rohit Danu is subbed on for aniket Jadhav
66 'An update on Carl McHugh! McHugh suffered a blow to the neck and wasn't able to breathe properly. He's doing better now and has been taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.
64' GOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!! Williams makes a run along the right of the box and crosses it in to to find Kauko, who heads the ball in. That finds a deflection from Ashish Ray to give ATKMB the lead
ATKMB 2-1 HFC
63' Shot! Manvir makes a run along the right, beats the HFC defence, dribbles to his left and then takes a shot, which whizzes past the goal
60' Double Substitutition! Joel Chianese replaces Edu Garcia and Sahil Tavora replaces Hitesh Sharma
59' Save! Edu Garcia gets the ball from the right and he drifts to the left and takes a left-foted curler, which is saved by Amrinder by a fingertip save
57' Nikhil Poojary tries to make a run along the right flank, but is closed down by Ashutosh prevent any further development in that attack
55' Williams makes a key interception and then three ATKMB players move forward on an attack, but none of them make the keeper work as the yellow wall mitigates any damage with Victor seeing the ball move away from the box and danger
52' ATKMB attacks on the counter and Manvir plays the ball in with a low cross, but it is cleared away by Victor.
51' Liston Colaco gets the ball along the left, cuts in right, but is marked well and his pass to Williams is then passed to Kauko, whose shot is blocked and cleared away
50' HFC is trying to close in the flanks with zonal marking along the right, Ferando's side continues to push and press forward
48' HFC tries to go on another attack and a cross from the left is met by Poojary, but he fails to keep the ball on target
46' The second half starts with an off-side right away as HFC tries to go on the attack and gets caught in the off-side trap
ATK Mohun Bagan 1-1 Hyderabad FC
The fastest goal in the history of the league and a goalkeeping error gifting HFC a goal and in the 18th minute kept the scores locked at 1-1 at half-time with Williams and Ogbeche in the scoresheet, with the latter securing his place on top in the race for the Golden Boot.
Stay tuned here to follow the fate of the match which decides who will top the ISL table after this match.
45+14' Another yellow card! For the challenge before that of Ashish, Boumous is booked after consulting the fourth officials
45+13' Yellow Card! A corner for HFC is headed away from danger and Ashish Rai gets into the book as he tries to stop Boumous who was making a run on the counter
45+8' HFC and ATKMB get back into action and Williams gets into the book after a challenge on Mishra, after he had won the balll. Pretty controversial a decision that
45+7' Pritam Kotal and Ogbeche get together this time in a clash and both are back on their feet with no injuries or cards for now
45+5' Injury! Carl McHugh is attended by the ATKMB medical team and an ambulance after an on-field collision and forced off with Joni Kauko replacing him.
45+3' McHugh looks to be sitting up and in a conversation, which is a positive sign as he is helped on to an ambulance.
41' Injury! Carl Mchugh looks to be in some sort of trouble as ATK Mohun Bagan's medical team. The Ambulance is here and he is being assisted as much as possible.
39' Yellow Card! Edu Garcia males a run though the midfield and continues beating the ATKMB midfield until Ashutosh pulls him down to get into the book
38' Williams and Manvir pair up as the latter passes to the former, and Williams keeps the HFC defenders in the floor, but fails to land a shot and his cross fails to find Ashutosh as well
37' Edu Garcia takes a free kick, which finds Juanan, but his header is comfortably taken in control by Amrinder
35' Williams tries to go for the magnificent from distance and Juanan gets a head to it to clear the ball away
34' HFC tries to play back passes and Williams chases Juanan as the Spaniard passes the ball back to the keeper at the last moment
32' ATK tries to go on the attack right as the match resumes after the break, but HFC has all men at the back and the ball is cleared away
30' Time for a cooling break!
29' Yellow Card! Ogbeche tries to get the ball back from Tangri and ends up fouling him and gets into the book.
27' Shot! McHugh goes down as Tangri is released and he takes a shot from the midfield, which glides off target
26' Miss! Amrinder makes a horrendous error pto play the ball in with his hand, but Ogbeche gets hold of the ball, but his poor finish hands the keeper the ball
25' Manvir tries to outrun Mishra, but then passes to Boumous, but he is surrounded and HFC takes back possession of the ball
19' Aniket makes another run along the left, beats the defenders, but fails to keep the ball on target as the ball goes side-netting
18' GOOOAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! A cross from the wings is dropped by Amrinder as Ogbeche puts it into the net with ease to make it all square
ATKMB 1-1 HFC
16' Foul! Williams makes a run along the right and turns to bring down Juanan as the referee stops play for a foul
14' Boumous goes on attack, passes it on the right to Manvir, but his cross is intercepted and cleared away from danger by HFC
13' HFC tries to feed in a ball up front for Ogbeche, but ends up kiking it too long as Amrinder watches the bal lgo out of play for a goal kick
9' ATK MMohun Bagan is pressing high and Joao Victor tries to stabilise the midfield and ends up getting a free kick in the midfield and HFC goes on attack
5' Hyderabad FC has a corner as Edu Garcia takes it. As it falls for Aniket, he fails to put the ball in the net as the ball flies off target
1' GOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! 16 seconds into the match and ATK Mohun Bagan is in front with a stunner from outside the box
ATKMB 1-0 HFC
7:31 pm: Kick off!
7:27 pm: The players are out on the field as Marquez and Ferrando discuss on the sidelines. We are set for the contest - the decider for the table topper.
7:05 pm: Here is what happened when the two sides met each other in the league last season: ISL 2020-21 Hyderabad vs ATK Mohun Bagan highlights
6:39 pm: Confirmed Line-ups:
ATK Mohun Bagan Starting XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Tiri, Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Prabir Das, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, David Williams, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco.
Hyderabad FC Starting XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Joao Victor (C), Aniket Jadhav, Edu Garcia, Hitesh Sharma, Nikhil Poojary, Bartholomew Ogbeche.
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MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Keen contest on the cards as ATKMB meets Hyderabad FC
ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) will be looking to carry forward its newly gained momentum under new coach Juan Ferrando when it takes on one of the title contenders of the Indian Super League, Hyderabad FC, at Fatorda on Wednesday.
Ever since Ferrando arrived to replace Antonio Lopez Habas, under whom ATKMB had remained winless for four rounds, the last year’s runner-up has regained its winning rhythm.
It beat FC Goa 2-1 in its last appearance to bounce back into the top-four in the current league standings.
This promises to make the contest quite keen as Hyderabad FC presents even stronger credentials as a team that has remained unbeaten in the last seven rounds. And Hyderabad is coming into the match after drubbing Odisha FC 6-1 in its previous outing.
Manolo Marquez-coached Hyderabad is presently in the second spot with 15 points from eight matches while Mohun Bagan occupies the fourth spot with 14 points it earned from its eight outings. “It will be an amazing game. We have similar styles. Hyderabad too likes to play football. They have good players,” Ferrando said about the upcoming contest.
“We are against a good opponent tomorrow and hope to continue the momentum that has taken us this far. We have faced big opponents in the past and have done well. Hope we can play in our style and win,” Marquez said about Hyderabad’s chances.
Both sides possess a potent attack and it will be interesting to see which gets its best combination together to find the target more effectively.
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