Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's NorthEast United FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) played at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you all the pre-match buildup and live updates from the match.
That is all for today. We will meet you tomorrow in the Southern Derby between Chennaiyin FC vs the Kerala Blasters. Thanks for tuning in. Goodnight and take care.
What a second that was ladies and gentlemen.
After Colaco got the Mariners back into the game in stoppage-time of the first half, both teams started the second on level terms at 1-1.
But Boumous was at his best in the second half as he grabbed a brace to make it 3-1 for ATKMB. Things seemed to be going smooth but substitute Mashoor Shereef's goal in the 87th-minute opened the game right up again. Five minutes of stoppage-time certainly did not make things easy for the Mariners but Juan Ferrando's men held on to give him his first win as the Mariners coach.
Full-time!! (NorthEast United FC 2-3 ATK Mohun Bagan)
90+4' NEUFC pouring almost everybody into attack as it tries to get that precious equaliser.
90+3' Shot- Manvir cuts in and tries to curl it inside the net. But he botches his shot and it is a NEUFC goalkick.
90+2' Shot- Mashoor shoots but it takes a deflection and ends up within the safe grasp of Amrinder.
Five additional minutes!!
89' Save- A great save by Michu from close-range as Manvir lashed a shot at him. The goalkeeper did well to narrow his angles.
87' GOOOALL!! NORTHEAST PULLS ONE BACK!! ITS MASHOOR!! A good delivery from a NEUFC freekick. The ball is flicked to Mashoor courtesy of a header. He takes a touch and lashes it inside the goal with a low-driving shot.
86' Shot- Lenny with a pile-driving shot from distance but it is nowhere near the target as the ball swings away from the goal for a NEUFC goalkick.
84' Suhair's freekick is on-target but it is an easy catch for Amrinder Singh.
83' ATKMB Subs- David Williams and Lenny Rodrigues replace Hugo Boumous and Deepak Tangri.
80' ATKMB Sub- Michael Soosairaj replaces Colaco.
Match resumes after drinks break!!
76' GOOAAALLL!!! THREE FOR ATKMB!! TWO FOR BOUMOUS!! Kauko slips a wonderful defence-splitting through-ball to Boumous. The Frenchman keeps his calm to slide the ball past Michu into the goal.
73' Colaco does well to reach the through-ball, which initially looked out of his reach. He forces a save out of Michu. The rebound fals to Boumous but Michu comes good again and gets a touch of the ball to guide it away from danger. Boumous, who took a tumble, wants a penalty but referee says nothing doing.
72' NEUFC Sub- Khassa Camara replaced by Pragyan Gogoi.
71' It does not look good for Camara. He seems to have pulled a muscle and will most probably won't be able to continue.
69' Suhair's delivery into the ATKMB box from the freekick does not beat the first-post. A disappointing delivery by the Indian.
66' NEUFC Sub- Mashoor Shereef comes in for Lalkhawpuimawia.
65' Shot- Manvir darts through the NEUFC backline and shoots at goal from close-range. The shot is not on-target and high above goal.
64' ATKMB Sub- Joni Kauko replaces McHugh.
62' Shot- Krishna uses his physical presence to get past Santana. He takes a lot of time to dispatch his shot and when he does, it is disappointing to say the least.
60' A good corner delivered inside the box and Flottmann does well to get his header away. It is not on-target.
59' Shot- Santana shoots at goal but it takes a touch off a ATKMB player and goes out for a corner.
59' A good attacking move by NEUFC but it ends as Coureur's pass to Tondonba is cut out.
56' Michu does well to first win the 50-50 with Manvir. ATKMB continues the attack from the resulting throw-in. A cross was whipped in but Michu holds on.
53' GOOOAALLL!!! ATK MOHUN BAGAN SCORES!! ITS BOUMOUS!! Great defending initially by NEUFC to deny Colaco his second. But the Highlanders don't clear their lines and the ball is played back into their half. Subhasish cuts back to Boumous who tucks it inside the open net.
52' Shot- Boumous goes for goal from distance but Michu punches it away without much fuss.
50' Chance- Mapuia with a glorious chance to score NEUFC's second. A great ball squared from the right by Joe. Mapuia has an easy tap-in but fluffs his effort.
48' Close- Amrinder comes out to punch the ball away. The rebound falls to Mapuia who heads at goal with Amrinder off his line. The effort is inches away from the goal.
46' NEUFC Subs- Laldanmawia Ralte and Joe Zoherliana replace Rochharzela and Provat Lakra.
We are back for the second half!!
HALF-TIME! We head into the interval on level terms as ATK Mohun Bagan snatched an equaliser deep into added time to draw parity. NorthEast United had taken the lead in the very second minute when Suhair headed in a corner and the Highlanders controlled large parts of the game. The Mariners, under the watchful eyes of newly-appointed coach Juan Ferrando, were wasteful up front and finally found a reason to celebrate when Liston scored at the cusp of half-time. Everything to play for in the second 45! Stay tuned.
45+2 GOAAAAAAAAAAAAL FROM LISTON! Mirshad makes a terrible error as he miscues his goalkick and feeds it to Boumous. The French-Morrocan cant get the ball under control but Krishna takes over and floats a delicious cross for Liston, who's looping header floats past the 'keeper and into the far corner. Game on!
45' NorthEast United's transitional play has been fantastic today, while the Mariners have struggled to really find a rhythm. Four minutes to be added on.
43' ATK Mohun Bagan is upping the ante here in the closing moments of the opening half. Boumous and Manvir have made some good runs down the right but have not found a way past the relentless NorthEast defence.
40' Save- A dangerous counter-attack by ATKMB. Colaco's initial shot is saved well by Michu. The rebound falls to Boumous who cannot convert his chance.
40' Shot- Chhara with a brilliant effort from long-distance. It was dipping dangerously but Amrinder does well to save it at full-stretch.
37' Camara and Krishan with a clash of heads- both went for the ball and are currently on the ground receiving medical attention.
36' Shot- Suhair shoots at goal after cutting in from the left flank. The ball takes a deflection off a ATKMB player and goes out for a corner.
35' Shot- Colaco shoots from the edge of the NEUFC box and it is not too far away.
34' Colaco with a darting run down the left flank. He tries to square it to Manvir on the far-post but Michu reads the cross and collects the ball. A pull-back to Krishan might have worked better.
33' ATKMB has been constantly threatened NEUFC's goal since the opening 10 minutes. Khalid Jamil needs a plan here.
31' A training-ground move by ATKMB as Boumous rolls it down for Colaco who had made the run. Colaco cuts in and tries a curler but his shot is blocked.
30' Chhara fouls Subhasish and it is another ATKMB freekick. Dangerous play by the Highlanders here.
28' Close- That was a quality effort by Colaco from the freekick. He gets it up and down but the ball does not dip enough as it goes out of play after hitting the top of the net.
28' Another freekick to ATKMB in a dangerous position after Boumous is fouled.
27' NEUFC Sub- Tondonba replaces the injured Gurjinder.
26' Shot- Kotal takes a shot on the volley but does not catch it well. It is miles off-target.
25' Boumous is tripped on the left flank and it is a freekick to ATKMB.
24' Shot- NEUFC with the effort this time. Mapuia goes for goal from distance and does not miss the goal by much.
23' Shot- Krishna with a good dummy to let the ball roll to Manvir. Manvir shoots low from the right but Michu does well to save and hold on to the ball.
22' It is so crowded in the middle of the park right now. Possession changing feet in a matter of seconds.
19' Chance- A great low-driven cross by Manvir from the right finds Krishna who uses the pace of the ball to try and toepoke the ball past Michu. It is close as the ball hits the side-nettting.
17' A patient attacking move by NEUFC, which started from a goalkeeping error by Amrinder. It ends with Gurjinder crossing the ball from the left but the ball goes out of play.
15' Krishna and Michu goes for a 50-50. Krishna gets a touch to it but the ball ricochets off Michu's face. That was a close-shave for the Highlanders.
13' Chance- Wow how has Manvir not scored there? A good ball delivered inside the box by Boumous. Manvir just had to slot the ball home from point-blank range but he skies his shot instead.
12' Colaco tries to go past his marker on the right flank but his touch is too heavy and the ball goes out for a corner as it took a touch off a NEUFC player.
8' Roy Krishna has taken a tumble inside the box but the referee immediately asks him to get up. Replay suggests that was a dive and the Fiji international is lucky to escape a booking.
5' Certainly not the start Ferrando would have expected with his new club. It has been all NorthEast in the opening minutes of this match.
2' GOOOAAALLLL!! NORTHEAST TAKES AN EARLY LEAD!! ITS SUHAIR!! What start by the Highlanders. A great ball in from the left and Suhair makes no mistake in heading the ball inside the net.
7:30 PM- And we are underway!!
7:15 PM- STAT: Defensive woes of both teams!!
NorthEast United FC: The Highlanders have conceded five goals in the last 15 minutes of matches this season, the most by any team so far. They have also conceded close to 85% of their goals from open play. No other team in the league has conceded a higher proportion of goals from open play this season.
ATK Mohun Bagan: The Mariners have kept only one clean sheet this season against SC East Bengal. They have now gone 4 straight matches without a clean sheet this season. This their second longest run of matches without a cleansheet since last season.
7:00 PM- Key player for both teams!!
Khassa Camara ( NorthEast United FC ): The 29-year-old has been a solid presence in the NorthEast midfield. He is crucial in dictating the tempo of the game along with recovering the ball and breaking the opponent's play. He has made 16 interceptions, six clearances, and seven blocks so far this season.
Liston Colaco (ATK Mohun Bagan): The 23-year-old is ATK Mohun Bagan’s joint-top scorer alongside Hugo Boumous and Roy Krishna. With three goals and an assist to his name, Colaco is an essential element in the Mariners’ attacking set-up.
6:45 PM- Ferrando on his new role as ATKMB boss.
6:35 PM- Official lineups are out!!
NorthEast United FC Playing XI: Mirshad Michu (GK), Provat Lakra, Patrick Flottmann, Gurjinder Kumar, Hernan Santana, Khassa Camara (C), Imran Khan, Mathias Coureur, Rochharzela, Lalkhawpuimawia and Suhair Vadakkepeedika.
Subs: Sanjiban (GK), Tondonba, Jestin, Mashoor, Medhi, Joe, Gogoi, Ralte, Manvir
Coach: Khalid Jamil
ATK Mohun Bagan Playing XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Deepak Tangri, Manvir Singh, Hugo Boumous, Liston Colaco and Roy Krishna.
Subs: Avilash (GK); Sumit, Prabir, Joni, Abhishek, Soosai, Lenny, Williams, Kiyan
Coach: Juan Ferrando
6:15 PM- Here's what happened when both teams met the last time!!
6:00 PM- Here's how we think the two sides could line up today!!
NorthEast United FC Predicted XI: Mirshad Michu (GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Khassa Camara (C), Imran Khan, Jestin George, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Rochharzela, Mathias Coureur and Lalkhawpuimawia.
ATK Mohun Bagan Predicted XI: Amrinder Singh (GK), Tiri, Ashutosh Mehta, Subhasish Bose, Pritam Kotal (C), Deepak Tangri, Joni Kauko, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco and Roy Krishna.
5:45 PM- Teams news and Injury updates ahead of the match!!
NorthEast United FC: NorthEast United will be without Willian Lalnunfela and Deshorn Brown who are ruled out due to their respective injuries. Hernan Santana is doubtful and his availability is uncertain.
ATK Mohun Bagan: In the ATK Mohun Bagan camp, the squad is fit and ready for the game with no injury concerns.
MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: ATKMB looks at Ferrando for resurrection against NEUFC
ATK Mohun Bagan will be looking to reverse its fortunes under a new head coach when it meets North East United FC at the Fatorda on Tuesday. The last year’s runner-up severed ties with its Spanish head coach Antonio Lopez Habas just to announce the arrival of his compatriot Juan Ferrando on the eve of its seventh outing of the season, on Monday.
Looking for its first ISL title ever since its merger early last year, ATK MB’s hopes suffered a setback as it went winless in the last four rounds putting Habas at the end of the management’s ire. Ferrando, who had a mixed bag of success with FC Goa, was literally usurped from his employers by ATK MB to helm its remaining journey in the ISL.
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With eight points from six matches and currently situated at the seventh spot, ATK MB needs a lot of inspiration to restart the winning process. “I will give my 110 percent from day one so all the fans can enjoy the best brand of football and hopefully we can celebrate together soon,” Ferrando said in a statement.
NorthEast United, which has seven points from as many matches, is fresh from a 2-0 win against SC East Bengal. Despite having injuries to key players, the NEUFC performed reasonably well in its previous match giving hopes to its head coach Khalid Jamil. "We did some good work in our last game and we need to continue that. The players are in a positive frame of mind and looking to continue the momentum,” Jamil said.
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