ATK vs NEUFC: As it happened

NEUFC's new striker Bartholomew Ogbeche opened his ISL scoring account against FC Goa.   -  ISL/ SPORTZPICS

FT: ATK 0-1 NorthEast United FC

90+6' PEEP, PEEP, PEEP! The referee blows the final whistle and Borges' 90th-minute goal proves to be the winner, consigning ATK to two straight defeats at the start of the season.

90+3' A scramble in the NorthEast box after Rehenesh failed to collect a corner-kick, but ATK is unable to capitalise and NorthEast can clear. That was one of multiple presentable opportunities NorthEast has had in the second half from set-pieces.

90+1' Substitution for ATK: Balwant Singh is replaced by Hitesh Sharma.

90' GOAL for NorthEast! Rowllin Borges rises high and plants an unstoppable header at the far right corner of Bhattacharja's goal. Ricky had conceded a corner from a cross and Borges made him pay.

85' CHANCE! Ogbeche with a free header from a corner, but he heads comfortably over. Chances coming thick and fast for NorthEast in the last couple of minutes.

82' Johnson cuts out a groundcross from the right, with Ogbeche waiting behind him to poke the ball home.

77' Substitution for ATK: Kalu Uche replacing Manuel Lanzarote.

73' ATK has actually looked the more threatening in the second half with its counter-attacking moves led by Lanzarote, who also delivered a great ball that Johnson couldn't convert. NorthEast has looked devoid of ideas against a seven, eight-man defensive block.

68' CHANCE for ATK! John Johnson's header in the NorthEast box from a Lanzarote free-kick is marginally wide of Rehenesh's right post. A fantastic delivery, just not enough power on the header to keep it on target.

62' NorthEast substitution: Augustine Okrah replaces Jose Leudo.

58' ATK understandably defending deep when NorthEast has the ball. The gameplan is clear: defend deep and counter quickly after a turnover. The onus is really on NorthEast to carve ATK open.

52' CHANCE! Manuel Lanzarote forces a save off Rehenesh for a corner. ATK exerting some pressure on the visitor. Two more corners follow, but NorthEast clears on both occasions.

46' NorthEast kicks off the second half, playing from right to left. Remember, ATK is a man down after Sena Ralte was sent off before the half-hour mark in the first half.

HALT TIME A goalless first half sees both teams going into the break on level terms, but ATK finds itself a man down after Sena Ralte was sent off after he picked up two yellow cards. NorthEast has a an extra man on the pitch and can it make that count in the second half? We'll find out in 15 minutes.

45' Two minutes of time added at the end of the first half.

45' Manuel Lanzarote won the freekick and takes it. He tries to swing it into the left corner but Rehenesh punches it away with ease.

44' A long ball falls to Manuel Lanzarote who holds on well to the ball and turns Mato Grgic, who tries to pull him back by tugging on his shirt and earns a yellow card. And ATK has a freekick on the edge of the box

37' Early substitution for ATK. Jayesh Rane is replaced by Ricky Lallawmawma.

35' Redeem Tlang gets into the ATK box on the right and slides a ball across the goal to Bartholomew Ogbeche but John Johnson puts a foot in and gets a block in. The referee doesn't see it though and give a goalkick to ATK instead of a NorthEast corner. That was a fine challenge by Johnson, could have been the opening goal of the game if he didn't get his foot to the ball.

33' ATK lost the first game against Kerala Blasters and now finds itself a man down with almost an hour left to play.

32' Sena Ralte is sent off! He gets a second yellow card for a crunching tackle on Nikhil Kadam.

28' Kalu Uche, Everton Santos and Balwant Singh have scored against NorthEast last season. Can they score tonight?

26' Balwant Singh tries to get Manuel Lanzarote involved in the game but Jose Leudo is alert to it.

25' NorthEast content with keeping possession of the ball, passing it around in the midfield.

23' Pronay Halder looks to set up El Maimouni but his pass is well intercepted by Mato Grgic.

22' Both teams are finding spaces on the wings but the final ball is letting them down. Need to do better or look for another way of getting the opening goal of the game.

21' Yellow card to Jose Leudo for tugging on Sena Ralte's shirt.

20' Gallego chips the ball to Bartholomew Ogbeche, whose header goes over the goal.

 

18' NorthEast passing the ball around patiently, waiting for the right chance. After a couple of passes in the midfield, a ball over the defence releases Redeem Tlang who is fouled just outside the box by Sena Ralte. Freekick to NorthEast in a good position.

17' Balwant Singh gets free on the left wing and crosses to Manuel Lanzarote, whose shot is well wide of the goal.

16' The freekick is taken quickly but its parried away by the keeper. NorthEast get the ball again but hold on to it for too long and ATK manages to clear.

14' Sena Ralte and Gallegao slide in for the ball. It was a 50-50 tackle but the referee gives NorthEast a freekick.

10' Lanzarote looks to find Balwant with a looping ball but Miroslav shepherds it out for a NorthEast goal kick.

9' A late sliding challenge on Gallego from Pronay Halder earns him the first yellow card of the game.

5' ATK wins a corner after a quick throw from Jayesh is cleared. The corner is cleared but there's Gerson Vieira on the floor. Replays show TP Rehenesh pushing him in the face. had the referee seen that, it would have been a card and a penalty. That was naughty from Rehenesh!

3' Nikhil Kadam gets free on the left wing and his cross falls to Gallego, whose shot is deflected out for a corner by Gerson. ATK clears the resulting set piece with ease.

2' Robert Lalthlamuana with the first long ball of the game, cleared with ease by John Johnson.

1' We have kick-off at the Salt Lake stadium. ATK playing in its white and red home kit and NorthEast in its black kit.

Starting line-ups

ATK: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Aiborlang Khangjee, John Johnson, Gerson Vieira, Sena Ralte, El Noussair, Pronay Halder, Manuel Lanzarote, Jayesh Rane, Balwant Singh, Everton Santos

NorthEast: T. P. Rehenesh (GK), Robert Lalthlamuana, Mato Grgic, Mislav Komorski, Reagan Singh, Jose Leudo, Rowllin Borges, Redeem Tlang, Nikhil Kadam, Federico Gallego, B. Ogbeche

ATK began its season with a defeat to Kerala Blasters, at home too, while NorthEast United FC played an engaging 2-2 draw at home against FC Goa. Both teams will eye their first win of this ISL season, which enters matchday two.

Read our in-depth preview of the match here.