ISL 2021-22, Hyderabad FC vs NorthEast United FC Highlights: Ogbeche scores brace as HFC puts five past NEUFC

ISL NEUFC vs HFC: Read the Indian Super League highlights between Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United FC from GMC Athletic Stadium.

NorthEast United FC players celebrate after Ralte's goal.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Hyderabad FC vs NorthEast United FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the GMC Athletic Stadium in Goa. This was Aneesh Dey  bringing you all the pre-match buildup and live updates from the match.

That's all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will see you tomorrow when Odisha FC clashes against Jamshedpur FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium. Goodnight and take care.

Updated points table

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Post match comments!!

Asish Rai (Hero of the Match): "This (win) was very important for us. We wanted to get all three points. It wasn't an easy challenge because they (NorthEast United FC) are a tough team."

Patrick Flottmann (NEUFC defender): "It was not good enough for us. Credit to Hyderabad because they took their chances but it was a disappointing performance for us. We got to analyse today's performance as a team and take the positives. We got to move on."

Bartholomew Ogbeche (HFC Forward on being complacent): "We all know complacency kills. We wouldn't want to fall into the trap. We would want to keep going. I am happy to raise the bar high. I think we should do better. We need to demand more from ourselves and we can improve. Most of the young lads are learning and the senior players always advise them not to be satisfied and stay hungry."

Khalid Jamil (NorthEast United FC head coach on the loss): "I believe in my players. We missed some important players today. I take the blame (for today's loss). We will again fight and give our best in the next game. I made a lot of changes in today's starting XI because I wanted to give chances to new players."

Manuel Marquez (Hyderabad FC head coach on the win): "As a coach, it is difficult to enjoy the match. After the third goal, I was a bit calm. It is important that we did not concede goals today. I am happy with the defensive system today and not only with our four goalscorers."

Bartholomew Ogbeche's brace and goals by Chinglesana Singh, Aniket Jadhav and Javier Siverio guided Hyderabad FC to a comfortable 5-1 victory against NorthEast United FC.

The second started with a 2-1 lead to HFC but the Highlanders put up a good fight showing indications that they will come into the match. But Ogbeche's stunner in the 78th-minute changed the tempo of the match as Hyderabad started dominating the play again.

Aniket Jadhav scored in the 91st-minute and Javier Siverio scored in the 94th to complete the demolition.

With today's win, Hyderabad FC moves up to second on the table while NorthEast United FC languishes at the tenth position.

Full-time (Hyderabad FC 5-1 NorthEast United FC)!!

90+4' GOOOAAAALLL!! ITS FIVE FOR HYDERABAD!! ITS SIVERIO!! A great cross by Aaren from the right finds Javier Siverio's head. He makes no mistake in slotting the ball past NEUFC keeper Subhasish.

90+2' Booking- NEUFC's Mashoor Shereef sees yellow.

90+1' GOOAAAALLLL!!! ITS ANIKET JADHAV FOR HYDERABAD!!! Joel Chianese flicks the ball with his head into the path of Jadhav. Jadhav kept his composure to slot the ball past an outstretched Subhasish into the bottom-corner.

Four additional minutes!!

90' Booking- HFC keeper Kattimani sees yellow for time-wasting.

89' A long NEUFC throw inside the penalty-area of Hyderabad but it beats everyone and goes out for a goalkick.

87' NEUFC trying to make their way inside the HFC defence but Manuel Marquez's men are maintaining their compact shape.

83' HFC Subs- Javier Siverio and Aaren D'Silva replace Bart Ogbeche and Nikhil Poojary.

83' Booking- HFC's Sahil Tavora shown yellow for his challenge on Hernan Santana.

81' Booking- Hernan Santana of NEUFC shown a yellow card.

80' NEUFC Sub- Manvir Singh replaces Suhair.

78' GOOOAAALLLL!!! ITS THREE FOR HYDERABAD!! ITS OGBECHE!! That was a golazoo by the Nigerian. He controls the ball, turns his marker and dispatches his shot from distance. The ball rattles the bottom-right corner of the net.

77' NEUFC Sub- Rochharzela comes in for Ralte.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

74' Patrick Flottmann with an impeccable tackle to disallow Chianese to get his shot after a cross is sent in from the left. A goal-saving tackle that.

71' Chianese with a nice run to penetrate the NEUFC defence under pressure but he cannot get his shot away. Good defending there by the Highlanders to crowd him out.

70' HFC Sub- Aniket Jadhav replaces Rohit Danu.

69' NEUFC trying to play out from the back as Hyderabad maintains its pressing appraoch.

65' Shot- Asish Rai shoots from distance after a surging run through the heart of the NEUFC defence. The shot isn't the strongest and Subhasish collects the ball easily.

63' HFC Subs- Joel Chianese and Sahil Tavora replace Edu Garcia and Hitesh Sharma.

61' Garcia and Ogbeche with some snappy link-up play inside NEUFC's box but the final shot does not come as NEUFC thwarts the danger.

59' Shot- Edu Garcia shoots one from distance. The shot has power but not the accuracy as the ball goes out for a goalkick.

58' Chance- Joe pings a measured cross from the right, which finds Ralte's head. The NEUFC goalscorer gets a brilliant connection but his header is inches away from the target.

54' Hyderabad's defence under the cosh right now as NEUFC looks confident and sharp in its attacking play right now.

51' Hyderabad working the ball around patiently, trying to find an opening in the NEUFC backline but the Highlanders are keeping a compact backline. The goal has totally changed NEUFC's approach. 

50' A brilliant interception by Juanan to stop Suhair in his tracks.

47' Hernan Santana's transition to a midfield role should benefit the Highlanders. Ralte's goal has shown us that they can fight back.

46' NEUFC Subs- Lalkhawpuimawia and Masood Shereef replace Pragyan Gogoi and Mohamed Irshad.

We are back for the second half!!

HT: HFC 2-1 NEUFC

It's been an enthralling half and things have spiced up towards the dying minutes. Chinglesana gave Hyderabad the lead and Ogbeche's goal propelled HFC to a comfortable position but NorthEast's persistence on goal eventually paid off with Danmawia skimming through a nervy defence in the 42nd minute. NEUFC is in within a sure shot chance now and things could sway either way in the second-half. 

46' Ogbeche hits the post! A crisp corner from Garcia and Ogbeche lands a fierce header straight to the near post. And the referee signals for Half-time!

Two minutes of added time.

42' GOOOAAAAALLL! NorthEast is back in it!  After scrambling a ball out to the right after a vicious attack, a long throw-in finishes with Danmawia slotting in the ball after a couple of nervy attempts from the HFC defender to clear it.

38' Gogoi collects the ball outside the box and aims a shot on the far post but it goes clear of everyone there. No assistance from the opposite wing and HFC scrapes through without any damage.

35' Possession Stat: Hyderabad FC- 54% NorthEast United FC- 46%.

32' Chance- Akash Mishra swings a delightful cross from the left, which finds Ogbeche. The Nigerian heads the ball but it is not on target.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

27' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! HYDERABAD DOUBLES ITS LEAD!! ITS OGBECHE!! Garcia's through ball takes a deflection and finds Ogbeche. He makes a darting run on the left and shoots across goal to lash the ball inside the net.

26' Chance- Bart Ogbeche gets a free header after a brilliant cross was swinged in from the right. However, he cannot keep his header on target.

23' NEUFC lacking midfield stability and passes are going astray. The Highlanders missing the solid presence of Khassa Camara in the middle of the park.

20' NEUFC is conceding lots of needless freekicks in dangerous position, which is increasing Hyderabad's goal threat in the match.

18' A bit of aerial ping-pong football going on around HFC's box right now. NEUFC trying to find an opening but HFC using their height advantage well to thwart NEUFC's attack.

15' NEUFC's record is not good when it concedes first- Khalid Jamil's men have an uphill battle in front of them right now.

12' GOAAALLLLL!!! HYDERABAD FC SCORES!!! ITS CHINGLESANA!! Edu Garcia's freekick rebounds off the crossbar and Chinglesana is there at the right place for a simple tap-in.

9' Shot- Edu Garcia goes directly for goal from distance from a HFC freekick. He gets a good flight on the ball but it does not dip enough to trouble Subhasish.

7' Juanan pings a great ball to Asish Rai on the right. Rai cuts inside and attempts to square the ball across goal but his cross is intercepted.

6' Booking- NEUFC's Patrick Flottmann becomes the first player to see yellow in the match.

4' Hyderabad looking the better team in the opening minutes. The backline is compact and is attempting some penetrating moves inside the opponent's half.

1' Hyderabad on the attack right from the whistle. A wonderful through ball to Ogbeche but the Nigerian is offside.

1' Kick-off!

7:30 PM- And we are underway!! (Subhasish Roy wins the toss and they will attack from left to right. That means HFC will kick things off).

7:15 PM- What are the coaches saying?

Manuel Marquez (Hyderabad FC head coach) on NorthEast's poor run of form: "I disagree that they are in their worst run of form. They played a quality game in some moments. I don’t think they deserved to lose against Odisha. Regarding my team, as I always say, every team will be difficult, every team can beat their opponent."

Alison Kharsyntiew (Assistant coach of NorthEast United FC) on Hyderabad FC: "Hyderabad FC are a very well organized team, they are very flexible in attack and they have good foreigners and Indian players. They (Indian players) are also very talented, and therefore perform very well. So on Monday, we have to be very disciplined with our tactical approach and we need to give our best effort and be more determined and be courageous for the three points."

7:00 PM- Key players

Bartholomew Ogbeche (Hyderabad FC): One of the most experienced strikers in ISL, Ogbeche's finishing prowess makes him a threat to the opponent. With three goals to his tally, Ogbeche is already the fifth top scorer in the league and will be eyeing to net more goals for his side.

Suhair VP (NorthEast United FC):  Suhair has already notched a goal and an assist in four games and is turning out to be an influential player under head coach Khalid Jamil. 

06:45 PM- Head-to-head record!!

In four separate meetings among the two sides, Hyderabad FC have been the triumphant one, defeating NorthEast United FC twice whereas the latter have won just once. The Highlanders’ last win against Hyderabad FC came in the 2019-20 season.

6:37 PM- Official lineups are out!!

Hyderabad FC Playing XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Hitesh Sharma, Joao Victor (C), Nikhil Poojary, Edu Garcia, Rohit Danu and Bartholomew Ogbeche.

Subs: Gurmeet (GK), Nim, Pritam, Aniket, Sahil, Abdul, Joel, Aaren, Javier,

Coach: Manuel Marquez

NorthEast United FC: Subhasish Roy (C) (GK), Patrick Flottmann, Tondonba Singh, Mohamed Irshad, Joe Zoherliana, Hernan Santana, Pragyan Gogoi, Imran Khan, Laldanmawia Ralte, Mathias Coureur and Suhair Vadakkepeedika.

Subs: Mirshad, Provat, Gurjinder, Mashoor, Pragyan, Sehnaj, Rochharzela, Manvir, Lalkhawpuimawia

Coach: Khalid Jamil

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

 

6:00 PM- Here's how we think the two sides could line up today!!

Hyderabad FC Predicted XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Asish Rai, Joao Victor (C), Nikhil Poojary, Souvik Chakrabarti, Rohit Danu, Javier Siverio and Bartholomew Ogbeche.

NorthEast United FC Predicted XI: Mirshad Michu (GK), Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Khassa Camara, Rochharzela, Hernan Santana (C), Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Mathias Coureur, Deshorn Brown, Sehnaj Singh, Mashoor Shereef.

5:45 PM- Injury updates from both the camps!!

Hyderabad FC: Hyderabad FC will be without Halicharan Narzary, Mohammad Yasir and Souvik Chakraborty for the match against NorthEast United.

NorthEast United FC: The Highlanders will be without long-term absentee Federico Gallego.

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: Confident Hyderabad takes on struggling NorthEast United

With two wins and a draw from four games, Hyderabad FC has got off to a good start in this season of the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22). Its rival on Monday, NorthEast United, on the other hand, is going through a tough phase, having lost three of its five matches.

The Highlanders have only won one of those games and have drawn one. Thus they are on four points and lying in the ninth spot, placed above only Bengaluru FC and East Bengal in the 11-team league. Hyderabad, with seven points, is in the fifth position.

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Hyderabad will come into the game high on confidence after having defeated Bengaluru FC in its last match. The lone goal in the game came from Bartholomew Ogbeche, which was his third goal in as many games. Hyderabad will hope the Nigerian striker continues with his early-season form.

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Coach Manolo Marquez indicated that Hyderabad would not take NorthEast lightly. “They played a good game and did not deserve to lose against Odisha,” he said. “This game will be difficult for us. Every team can beat the other team (in the ISL).”

NorthEast’s assistant coach Alison Kharsyntiew expressed confidence that his boys would bounce back. “We played very well in the last game (against Odisha) but we could not do well in the final third,” he said. “The players are mentally very strong and they will bounce back.”

Where to watch?

You can watch the Hyderabad FC vs NorthEast United FC match live at 7:30 PM on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.