ISL 2020-21, NEUFC vs HFC highlights: Liston Colaco goals give Hyderabad 4-2 win vs NorthEast United

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Liston Colaco struck twice to give Hyderabad a late win over NEUFC.   -  ISL/Sportzpics

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Manolo Marquez "It's not normal to score four goals in back to back games. We know we have good players in offense. Aridane, Joel and Liston scores, finally. I love this guy. I am happy he scored this season. We lose control with penalty and the corner in the end of the first half. In second half, we attacked more than NEUFC and scoreline was fair. [On getting morale up for 2nd half] I was very angry with some details but the performance of the players were good. You cannot lose the concentration. I told them we had to play another 45 minutes with score at 0-0. [Fitness level] This will be the normal thing until end of season. Yesterday, Nishu got injured and it's difficult. Let's see. Now we can rest until 16th. But between 16th and 28th February we have to play 10 games but it's the same situation for both teams. In second leg of season, I need to use more players if we have to be fresh at the end of the competition."

Gerard Nus, "We wanted to win. We had a plan on how to defend and attack but we weren't good enough. Good spirit to make a comeback and good timing with the comeback. Same against Odisha, we didn't get enough goals despite creating chances. We have to keep working and be clinical to score goals. That's the hardest thing to do in football. [On Fox's sub] Machado, Mashoor had yellow so that's why I got him and only five foreigners can play. Fox can also be useful in scoring from set pieces. I am not unhappy with the subs I made. We know Ashutosh is good going up and that makes our team unpredictable. We have different options on both sides. It's a young squad and we are developing players. We are giving them chances and we are in the right way, I don't think we deserved to lose but thats the way it goes. We need to plan and prepare for next game. I think both are very good goalkeepers. Gurmeet is young and has time on his side. They aren't miles off each other in terms of level."

Liston in the post-match show, "Important goals and important win for us to continue. This goal is something I have been trying in training but it wasn't coming off. So I have been trying hard in the practice. I prefer playing on the left wing."

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FULL-TIME. Phew. What a game that was! Two goals at the end of the first half for NEUFC to draw level and two goals at the end of the second period, which gave Hyderabad the win. The three points take Hyderabad into third on the table. NEUFC's winless run now extends to six matches.  It remains seventh on the table with 11 points.

90'+ 4' GOAL! It's Liston again! Santana with a header behind to play in Liston on goal and he takes the ball in his stride and slots it past Subhasish to seal the win fo Hyderabad.

90'+ 4' Lambot is playing up top as an emergency striker. Long ball over the top and Kattimani comes out to catch it.

90' +2' HFC SUB: Narzary OFF, Halder ON

Four minutes of added time.

90' Gallego stands over it. He hits it against the wall and Lambot concedes a freekick inside the HFC box.

89' Odei concedes a freekick just outside his box for a foul on Sylla. There was not much in that challenge by Odei.

86' HFC SUB: Chianese OFF, Adil ON

85' GOAL! What. A. Goal! A stunning goal from Liston Colaco!! He takes the ball on the right, cuts in past three players and unleashes a left-footed curling effort into the top corner! Subhasish had no chance and remained flat-footed! He went past those players with so much ease.

81' Halicharan nearly replicates his smashing finish from Chennaiyin. Aridane plays a ball into the left channel where Narzary's first-time left-footed shot just flies over the bar.

80' Cross from Halicharan from the byline to the edge of the box where Chianese meets with a jumping header but can't keep it on target.

78' Cross from Asish on the right is headed by Narzary to the edge of the box where Sastre's volleyed effort deflects off Chianese and rolls into the hands of Subhasish.

75' Water break taken.

74' Superb from Halicharan, who twists and turns inside the box, to set up Chianese but the Aussie's outside-of-the-boot shot is blocked by a NEUFC player.

71' NEUFC subs are yet to get a foothold in the game as HFC dominates possession at the moment.

68' NEUFC SUBS: Fanai, Machado, Mashoor - OFF; Fox, Lalengmawia, Rochharzela - ON

67' Santana fighting to get the header on target but he fails to do so under the pressure from Lambot.

66' Liston immediately draws a foul from Gallego near the NEUFC box.

64' Yasir squanders an opportunity from a counter and that's his last contribution on the night. HFC SUB: Yasir OFF, Liston ON

63' Yellow card for Akash Mishra for a high boit which catches Suhair.

62' Sylla traps the ball junder his feet from a long throwin, and takes a shot on the turn which is straight at Kattimani.

60' SAVE! Suhair plays the ball into Machado, cuts cuts inside and unleashes a curling effort on goal. Kattimani springs full length to push it behind for a corner. From the resulting corner, Suhair heads the ball over the bar. He feels he should have done better to keep that on target.

56' Freekick for NEUFC after victor climbs over the back of Machado while challenging for the ball. Lambot makes a handball from the ensuing free-kick and the referee calls for a foul against NEUFC

52' Freekick from the right is played into the box for Santana, whose header deflects off Lambot and goes behind for a corner. Poor corner and Machado makes a poor clearance behind for another corner.

50' Machado goes down inside the box looking to get behind the HFC defence but the assistant puts his flag up.

48' Foul given against Sylla outside the HFC box.

46' The second half is underway. No changes for both teams. A chance for NEUFC straight from kcik-off but Machado can't get his shot on target.


Half-time. A superb half of football. NorthEast's slump looked to worsen after the two first half goals for Hyderabad but Gerard Nus' men have somehow found a way to bring themselves back into this game.

45'+2' GOAL! Lambot equalises for NEUFC! What an end to the half! Can't say NEUFC didn't deserve that for the pressure it created in the last few minutes. The ball falls at the feet of Ashutosh on the right from the corner and the right-back swings in a superb cross which is saved by Kattimani onto the crossbar. But no HFC player comeback to clear the ball and a group of NEUFC players queue up to put the ball into the net which is ultimately done by Lambot, who smashes it past Kattimani.

Two minutes of added time.

45' GOAL! Gallego steps up and slots it down the middle. Lifeline for NEUFC. This was NEUFC's sixth penalty this season.

44' Penalty for NEUFC. Narzary clatters into Ashutosh inside the box after he brings down a ball played over HFC's defence. Yellow card for Narzary. Replay shows the foul from Narzary was outside the box before Ashutosh fell into the box.

42' Poor first touch by Sylla as Ashutosh's cross from the right makes his way near the six-yard box. The ball bounces off the striker and that allows Asish to clear the ball away.

41' Yellow card for Asish for hacking down Machado, who looked to lead a brrak on the HFC goal.

40' Yellow card for Machado. Not sure what really happened there.

Chianese celebrates scoring for Hyderabad against NorthEast United.


36' GOAL! Chianese gets on the scoresheet! Superb determination from Akash Mishra down the left first to close down Lambot to dispossess him before scrambling to play the ball to Chianese. The Aussie takes the ball and runs in unchallenged into the middle of the goal before smashing into into the goal off the post.

34' Subhasish catches Narzary's corner kick to set off an attacking move for NEUFC.

33' Narzary wins a freekick on the left. Lambot heads behind the freekick for a HFC corner.

Drinks break called.

30' Mashoor gets his head to a shot from Sylla from the corner but he ran in from an offside position. Assistant quickly puts his flag up.

29' SAVE! Suhair sets up Sylla, who rifles a left-footed shot on target but Kattimani sticks out an arm to thwart it behind for a corner.

25' NEUFC's turn to dominate possession. The ball is moved quickly form left to right and Ashutosh hooks in a long ball into the box for Sylla but he can't control it under pressure from Asish.

22' Hyderabad regains some possession in the last two minutes. Chianese plays a one-two with Santana but the Spaniard hits a heavy pass and the ball goes behind for a goalkick.

19' Machado picks up the ball inside his own half, spots Kattimani off his line and looks to catch the 'keeper out with his shot from distance. But he can't get the trajectory and height to trouble Kattimani.

15' SAVE! Superb from Machado! With a superb skill he gets away from his marker, comes inside and takes a fierce shot from distance which Kattimani does well to push it onto the post!

14' It's been an end-to-end game so far after the early goal by Hyderabad. Ball finds Narzary on the left, and he takes a good touch to bring it down, shifts it to his right to curl a shot but Lambot blocks his effort.

12' Foul on Machado and NEUFC has a great opportunity to equalise from it. Gallego puts in a superb delivery and Sylla had to direct his header on goal but fails to do so.

9' Machado with a one-two looked to make his way into the HFC box but Odei makes a crucial interception.

6' Mashoor goes into the book for smashing into Akash Mishra.

Santana celebrates putting Hyderabad in the lead against NorthEast United FC in the ISL.   -  ISL/Sportzpics


6' Corner for Hyderabad and the unmarked attacker can't direct the header on target.

3' GOAL! Santana puts Hyderabad in the lead! What a start for Hyderabad and it was all the doing of Chianese. The Aussie picked up the ball on the right before cutting inside the byline past Mashoor and Gurjinder to lay it off for Santana to turn it into the net. The move came off a sustained spell of possession from Hyderabad where it beat NEUFC's press high up the pitch.

1' Hyderabad gets the action underway. It plays from right to left.


7.24 pm: Both teams make their way out to the middle. NorthEast will line-up in its red kit. Hyderabad will play in its new third kit which is light blue in colour.


6.50 pm: One change for Hyderabad. For th first time in eight matches, Hyderabad will start with five foreigners in the XI. Luis Sastre replaces Souvik Chakrabarti.

Liston Colaco once again will start on the bench. He will be itching to come off the bench to make an impact. Here is alongside Sahil Tavora. - ISL/Sportzpics


6.45 pm: more changes for NorthEast. Five changes today. Fox, Lalengmawia, Lakra, Gurmeet, Rochharzela - OUT. Machado, Fanai, Gurjinder, Mashoor, Subhasish - IN.

6. 30 pm: The line-ups are out..

NorthEast United FC XI (4-3-3)

Subhasish Roy, Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Mashoor Shereef, Gurjinder Kumar, Khassa Camara, Lalrempuia Fanai, Federico Gallego, Suhair V. P., Luis Machado, Idrissa Sylla

Hyderabad FC XI (4-2-3-1)

Laxmikant Kattimani, Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Luis Sastre, Joao Victor, Mohammed Yasir, Halicharan Narzary, Joel Chianese, Aridane Santana.

Will Gallego get another start today? The Uruguayan has played just 5 matches so far this season but in that he has created 14 chances for NorthEast. No other NorthEast player has 10+ chances created so far. - ISL/Sportzpics


6.10 pm: Will it be a game of attack vs defence? Hyderabad has taken second highest shots from open play (110), while NorthEast United has conceded third highest shots from open play (98).

6pm: Here's how we think the two sides could line up today

NorthEast United FC predicted XI (4-3-3)

Gurmeet, Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Federico Gallego, Suhair V. P., Luis Machado.

Hyderabad FC predicted XI (4-2-3-1)

Laxmikant Kattimani, Asish Rai, Odei Onaindia, Chinglensana Singh, Akash Mishra, Lluis Sastre, Joao Victor, Hitesh Sharma, Halicharan Narzary, Joel Chianese, Aridane Santana.

5:45pm: Match preview:

- NorthEast United takes on Hyderabad, aims to snap five-game winless run -

NorthEast United FC will be out to snap its five-match winless streak when it locks horns with Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League (ISL 2020-21) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Friday.

Gerard Nus' side began the season in fine fashion and was uneaten in its six opening games but has fallen off the radar since. The side hasn't managed to score in three of its last five games and finds itself in the seventh spot.

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In sharp contrast, Hyderabad FC comes into the tie on the back of its biggest win this season. The Nizams, placed sixth, thrashed Chennaiyin FC 4-1 last week to return to winning ways after losing three games on the trot.

Speaking on the eve of the game, Hyderabad coach Manolo Marquez said, "They have a good organisation. They are not in the best moment in terms of results but they have (taken points) against big opponents. They have good players and good coach. They have young players with a lot of future. I like their style. They play with order and are fast on the wings. They are a dangerous team."

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The 52-year-old will hope his team can put up a better defensive display against the Highlanders, for it has conceded nine goals in the last five games.

Aridane Santana, Hyderabad's leading goal-scorer, was also a talking point ahead of the game. Marquez was mildly irked by the fact that the focus after the last game was not on Hyderabad's win but on Santana's goal-less performance.

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Nus, on the other hand, said he was wary of the Spanish striker. "We know they are good with the ball and that they score goals in many ways. They score a lot from set-pieces and Aridane is always a threat. He's got a great goal-scoring record from last season as well and this year, he has scored five. He is a big guy but they have so many other players in attack. We have to be at our best to know how to manage them and create chances and put the ball in the net," he said.

He added that Halicharan Narzary, who struck a brace last time around, and Mohammed Yasir were the other players to watch out for.

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While Hyderabad has defensive worries, NorthEast has its share of attacking woes as the side has struggled to find the back of the net of late. And the injury to star striker Kwesi Appiah has only made matters worse.

A win for either side would see it displace Jamshedpur FC and claim the fourth spot.


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