ISL 2021-2022 Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC Highlights: Koman scores winner on return as CFC clinches 2-1 win against NEUFC

ISL 2021-22, NEUFC vs CFC Score: Read the Indian super league updates between Chennaiyin FC and NorthEast United FC from Fatorda Stadium

Vlagyimir Koman of Chennaiyin FC celebrates after scoring his side's second goal.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

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

Thank you for joining us. We will in tomorrow's double-header: ATK Mohun Bagan vs Odisha FC and Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa. Goodnight and take care.

Read match report: ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin climbs third in the table after 2-1 win against NorthEast United

 

7:00pm- From the coach's mouth!!

Bozidar Bandovic on his assessment of NorthEast United FC: "Of course they have good players. There is Imran (Khan), (VP) Suhair and we will see what happens with Deshorn (Brown), he is a very dangerous player. They use a different type of pressing. We will look at their games. We are ready for the game but I always concentrate on my team."

6:30pm- Official lineups are out!!

Chennaiyin FC: Debjit Majumder (GK), Mohd Sajid Dhot, Slavko Damjanovic, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Vladimir Koman, Rahim Ali and Nerijus Valskis.

Subs: Samik (GK); Reagan, Salan, Balaji, Chhangte, Vanspaul, Murzaev, Germanpreet, Lukasz

Coach: Bozidar Bandovic.

NorthEast United FC: Mirshad Michu (GK), Provat Lakra, Mashoor Shereef, Patrick Flottmann, Gurjinder Kumar, Mohamed Irshad, Sehnaj Singh, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Suhair Vadakkepeedika and Laldanmawia Ralte.

Subs: Subhasish (GK); tondonba, Marco, Medhi, Joe, Gogoi, Manvir, Lalkhawpuimawia, Marcelo

Coach: Khalid Jamil.

6:15pm- Here's what happened when both teams met the last time!!

 

6:00pm: Here's how we think the two sides would line up for the match:

Chennaiyin FC Predicted XI: Debjit Majumder (GK), Mohd Sajid Dhot, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Edwin Vanspaul, Ninthoinganba Meetel, Anirudh Thapa (C), Mirlan Murzaev, Vladimir Koman, Nerijus Valskis.

NorthEast United FC Predicted XI: Mirshad Michu (GK), Gurjinder Kumar, Provat Lakra, Patrick Flottmann, Mashoor Shereef, Mohamed Irshad, Hernan Santana (C), Imran Khan, Sehnaj Singh, Lalkhawpuimawia, Suhair Vadakkepeedika. 

5:45pm- Head-to-head record of both the teams!!

The teams have played out five draws in 15 matches. Of the 10 games that have produced a result, NorthEast United FC has emerged victorious six times, with the Marina Machans winning on four occasions.

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin looks to turn its fortunes against NorthEast United

After 11 matches, Chennaiyin FC’s Indian Super League campaign looks rudderless ahead of its clash against NorthEast United FC at Fatorda on Saturday.

The two-time champion has 15 points and is currently seventh in the points table but has managed to win only one match in the last five outings.

Time is running out for Bozidar Bandovic’s men to turn things around and the team’s season-long struggle in the final third of the pitch has not abated yet.

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The Men in Blue have struggled to create chances from the midfield in recent matches and it is something Bandovic admitted, has to change soon.

“We need to improve in attacking, decision making and play with more confidence. I believe, to make a stronger team in the future, we need to improve this more," said Bandović on Friday.

"We have trained and prepared for it. We need to try to move the ball, be ahead in the possession and dominate the game,” he added.

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The team will be boosted by the return of key foreign players Vladimir Koman and Ariel Borysiuk who have recovered from their injuries. For the first time this season, CFC will have all six foreign players available for selection.

The game against NorthEast offers the best opportunity for CFC to get its campaign back on track with the Highlanders having the worst defensive record in the league so far conceding 25 goals, the most by any team.

NorthEast is currently last in the points table with no wins in its last five matches and would desperately need some miracle to turn around its fortunes.

Where can you watch the match?

The Chennaiyin FC vs NorthEast United FC match will be telecasted live on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be livestreamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV