Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's NorthEast United FC vs Bengaluru FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa.

Full time!! (NorthEast United FC 2-1 Bengaluru FC)

90+6' Miss- Deshorn Brown with a great chance to put the match to bed but he skies his shot from close-range.

90+5' Shot- Hernan Santa shoots on the turn and the shot isn't too far away as the ball rattles the side-netting.

90+4' Booking- NEUFC's Tondonba Singh is shown yellow for time wasting.

90+4' Now NEUFC's Technical Director is shown yellow. He will be suspended from the dugouts for the next match.

90+3' Booking- BFC's Cleiton Silva sees yellow.

90+1' BFC with quite some time to score an equalizer. Seven added minutes can be a long time in football.

Seven added minutes!!

89' Bengaluru FC currently down to 10-men as Suresh Wangjam has suffered an injury and has been carried off the pitch.

85' Save- It is a well-taken freekick by Cleiton Silva from distance. He gets the ball up and down but in the end, it is an easy save for Michu as the shot was straight at him.

80' GOOOALLL!!! NORTHEAST UNITED TAKES THE LEAD!! ITS RALTE!! A great run by Marcelinho as he burst past a couple of BFC defenders and got his shot away. Lara stretched his leg to make the save but cannot prevent Ralte from tapping the ball inside the net at the far-post.

78' BFC Subs- In: Pratik Chaudhuri, Prince Ibara Out: Danish Farooq, Yaya Banana.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

74' GOOAALLL!! NORTHEAST EQUALISES!! ITS BROWN!! Joe put in a great cross and Deshorn Brown did well to guide the ball into the back of the net with a wonderful looping header. Lara had no chance to save that.

72' Save- Michu makes a great save from Ramires' long-distance shot.

70' NEUFC Subs- In: Jestin George, Marcelinho, Tondonba Singh Out: Pragyan Gogoi, Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra.

66' GOOOALL!! BENGALURU SCORES!! ITS CLEITON SILVA!! Danish Farooq swung a wonderful ball from the left flank and Cleiton Silva got ahead of his marker to guide the ball past Michu at his hear-post.

63' Booking- NEUFC's Hernan Santana sees his sixth yellow of the season. He is also one away from a suspension.

62' Yaya puts in a good block to deny Suhair's shot from reaching the goal.

61' NEUFC Sub- Laldanmawia Ralte replaces Mohamed Irshad.

58' BFC Sub- Ajay Chhetri replaces Namgyal Bhutia. It is Ajay's first appearance of the season.

56' Save- A great move by BFC. Udanta slips a good ball to Chhetri who takes a shot at goal. But Michu makes himself big and dishes out an impressive save to deny the BFC skipper.

55' The referee books Marco Pezzaiuoli for protesting on the sideline.

54' Booking- BFC's Danish Farooq sees yellow. He is one more away from a suspension.

50' Lakra attempts a cross from the left but it is a poor one. The ball goes straight out of play.

47' Save- Lara Sharma does well to save Hernan's freekick. It was a great delivery and the ball arrived awkwardly for the BFC keeper.

46' BFC Sub- Wungngayam Muirang replaces Parag Shrivas.

We are back for the second half!

Bengaluru FC has been the better team throughout the first half, but it is NorthEast's Deshorn Brown who came closest to scoring after hitting the crossbar.

The odds are in favour of Bengaluru but NorthEast has won matches against expectations this season so one can expect Khalid Jamil's men to surprise.

Stay tuned. Live-action coming up from the second half.

Half-time!! (NorthEast United FC 0-0)

45+2' NorthEast has done well to keep BFC at bay considering the number of first half goals it has conceded throughout the season.

Three added minutes!!

42' Sloppy defending by BFC- no communication between the backline and the keeper as the ball takes an awkward bounce. In the end, BFC does clear its lines.

36' It is end-to-end play stuff right now. Both teams finding plenty of space inside the opposition half unlike the opening minutes. It is anybody's match right now.

32' Shot- Cleiton Silva does well to get his shot away but it lacks power. Also, the shot is straight at Michu, which makes it easy for him.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

27' Save- Santana takes a first time shot from the edge of the box but Lara Sharma does well to get a hand to it. Replay shows that the shot took a deflection.

25' Chhetri is played a lovely through ball which sends him on a run at goal. He cuts back and tries to set up Danish for the shot but his pass is weak and NEUFC recovers.

23' Booking- NEUFC's Provat Lakra becomes the first player to get booked for the night.

23' Close- Moments after Imran's chance, it is Deshorn Brown who shoots at goal but his the crossbar.

22' Chance- Joe sends a lovely ball inside the box from the right. Imran Khan heads the ball with pace but misses the target.

17' Imran Khan sends a good cross inside the box but BFC clears the ball. Alert defending by the Blues.

14' It is BFC doing all the attacking in the opening 15 minutes. NEUFC is not being able to create anything in the opposition's box.

10' Udanta swings in a lovely cross from the right flank, which finds Chhetri. The BFC skipper gets his head to it but cannot keep his effort on target.

7' Shot- Bruno shoots from distance but it is a weak shot and does not trouble Mirshad.

4' Pragyan slips a first time through ball for Brown who made the run, but cannot get to the ball before BFC keeper Lara.

2' Bengaluru on the attack right from the starting whistle. Cleiton Silva has won a corner for BFC.

1- Kick-off!

7:30 pm: And we are underway!!

7:20 pm: What are the coaches saying?

6:45 pm: Stat- NEUFC's leaky defence!

NorthEast United FC (38) has conceded more goals than any other side this season. It has conceded the most goals from open play this season – 28 goals.

6:36 pm: Starting lineups are out!

NorthEast United FC: Michu(GK); Provat, Patrick, Zakaria, Irshad; Gogoi, Imran, Hernan, Joe, Brown, Suhair.

Subs: Roy(GK); Tondonba, Jestin; Marco, Medhi, Gani; Ralte, Manvir, Marcelinho.

Coach: Khalid Jamil.

Bengaluru FC: Lara(GK); Parag, Alan, Parag, Yaya, Namgyal; Suresh, Bruno, Danish; Cleiton, Chhetri.

Subs: Padattil(GK); Pratik, Muirang, Iman, Ajay, Lyngdoh, Ibara, Bidyashagar, Siva.

Coach: Marco Pezzaiuoli.

6:15 pm- Predicted XI for today's match!

NorthEast United FC: Subhasish Roy (GK/C), Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Mashoor Shereef, Zakaria Diallo, Marco Sahanek, Hernan Santana, Pragyan Gogoi, Joe Zoherliana, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Marcelo Pereira.

Bengaluru FC: Gurpreet Sandhu (GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Alan Costa, Bruno Silva, Suresh Wangjam, Prince Ibara, Sunil Chhetri (C), Danish Farooq, Cleiton Silva, Parag Shrivas, Bidyashagar Khangembam.

6:00 pm- Head to head record!

Both teams have played 11 matches against each other. Bengaluru FC have emerged victorious six times while NorthEast United FC have won only once with four drawn clashes.


Bengaluru FC  will hope that the 2-1 defeat to Hyderabad FC last Friday is just a minor blip as it takes on bottom-placed  NorthEast United FC  in the  Indian Super League  (ISL 201-22) clash at the Fatorda Stadium on Friday.

The defeat to Hyderabad was BFC’s first in ten matches, leaving Marco Pezzaiuoli’s men in a dog-fight for a semifinal spot. The side is sixth in the table on 23 points, and with just four matches left, it can ill-afford another reverse.

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“We can’t influence other teams’ points, we can only focus on ourselves,” said Pezzaiuoli, on the eve of the match. “We also need to be more focused than we were in the first half against Hyderabad FC.”

However, BFC will miss a crucial player in left-back Roshan Naorem because of a suspension. The 23-year-old has six assists to his name this season and his set-piece delivery has been exemplary. Ashique Kuruniyan is still recovering from an injury and midfielder Jayesh Rane is unavailable too.

Khalid Jamil’s NorthEast, meanwhile, has very little to play for. The outfit hasn’t tasted victory for 10 games now, a run that has included seven defeats. With just 10 points from 17 matches, the only way his side can go is up.

“Everybody [has] worked hard but we didn’t get the result for many reasons,” insisted Jamil. “Still, we have three matches, so we must believe that there will be a better result.”

The coach will hope that his January signings, Brazilian Marcelinho, winger Marco Sahanek and defender Zakaria Diallo click and dispel the gloom at least partly.

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