Man of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche (NORTH EAST)
Club Award : NorthEast United FC.
Limitless Player : Bartholomew Ogbeche (NORTH EAST)
Winning pass of the match : Federico Gallego (NORTH EAST)
Emerging player : Jerry Lalrinzuala (CHENNIYIAN FC)

CHENNIYIAN FC  <b><font color=red> 3-4 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED FC
CFC: : Karanjit, Calderon, Alves, Sabia, Jerry, Vanmalsawma, Anirudh, Fernandes, Augusto, Thoi, Salom.
NEU: : Pawan, Reagan, Grgic, Mislav, Robert, Leudo, Borges, Tlang, Gallego, Nikhil, Ogbeche.

ISL MEDIA RELEASE: A terrific hat-trick from star striker Bartholomew Ogbeche (29’, 37’, 39’), the second-fastest in the ISL, had pulled the Highlanders level in the first-half after a Rowllin Borges own goal (4’) and Thoi Singh brace (15’, 32’) had propped Chennaiyin FC up. Borges would then make amends for his mistake by netting the match-winner early in the second half.

Without a win in two games, the hosts started the match with urgency and were rewarded with an early goal after they forced a corner in the fourth minute. Issac Vanmalsawma whipped a devilish delivery in and Borges inadvertently headed it into his own net from inside the six-yard box.

Though NorthEast started dominating possession, it was Chennaiyin who struck again. In the 15th minute, Jerry Lalrinzuala spotted Issac’s run down the left and sent in a wonderful through-ball for the winger to latch on to. Issac surged forward and squared the ball for Thoi who finished the move. The Highlanders pulled a goal back minutes before the half an hour mark after the energetic Federico Gallego managed to get a shot on target. Goalkeeper Karanjit SIngh, however, could not hold on to it and Ogbeche capitalised on the offering before slotting a finish into the far corner.

Chennaiyin, though, restored their two-goal advantage almost immediately. Raphael Augusto wriggled free of his markers down the left wing and got to the touchline. His square-ball was bundled in by Thoi at the near post. The see-saw nature of the game continued but it was NorthEast who would take the game by the scruff of its neck. Ogbeche came into his own and struck twice to pull the Highlanders level.

First, he outjumped Francisco Fernandes to meet Borges' cross and steered it home. Minutes later, he met Gallego’s wonderful through ball and rounded the keeper before rolling the ball into the net. NorthEast continued their ascendancy after the break and soon went into the lead. Gallego found Reagan Singh down the right wing. His cross was blocked and Borges latched on to the loose ball on the edge of the area and swept a brilliant finish into the bottom corner.

Chennaiyin pressed hard for a way back into the game but NorthEast showed composure to hold on to their advantage. Chennaiyin coach John Gregory threw on Jeje Lalpekhlua in a bid to conjure up an equaliser. He almost got on the end of a header from Andrea Orlandi in added time but just could not steer it in as Eelco Schattorie’s team held on to register a famous victory.

04.10.2018 : ATK 0-1 NORTH EAST UNITED FC (FT)
ATK : Arindam, Aiborlaong, Gerson, Johnson, Ralte, Noussiar, Lanzarote, Jayesh, Pronay, Balwant, Everton.
NEUFC : Rehenesh, Mislav, Reagan, Grgic, Robert, Leudo, Rowllin, Nikhil, Redeem, Ogbeche, Gallego.

Man of the Match - John Johnson (ATK)
Club Award - NorthEast United FC
Limitless Player - Rowllin Borges (NORTH EAST)
Winning pass of the match - Federico Gallego (NORTH EAST)
Emerging player - TP Rehenesh (GK- NORTH EAST)

ATK <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED FC

90': 4 minutes added time
89': REPLAEMENT ATK: Balwant out, Hitesh in
88': GOOOOOOAAAALLLLLL..............NEUFC scoredBorges header of a corner from Gallego finds the target.
83': A header from Ogbeche went high over the bar of a corner kick from Borges
81': A goal line save by Johnson denied Gallego, ATK survived
79': REPLACEMENT NEUFC: Nikhil out, Lalthathanga in
76': REPLACEMENT ATK: Lanzaroute out, Uche in
76': YELLOW CARD to lanzoroute for time waisting
74': A long ranger from Okrah of a pass from Gallego went wide ogf the target
67': REPLACEMENT NEUFC: Pravat in, Robert out
65': Score still goal less, ATK playing with ten men

ATK <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED FC

61': REPLACEMENT NEUFC: Leudo out, Okrah in
53': YELLOW CARD to Johnson for Rough tackle to Nikhil
52': Lanzaroute's corner hit the post and went over the gaol line
51': Easy chance wasted by Lanzaroute, failed to convert a ball from the close range as rehenesh cleared for a corner
46'; Second session starts NEUFC kicks off
45'; 2 minutes added time
44': Lanzaroute's free kick saved by Rehenesh
43' YELLOW CARD to Grgic, he fouled Lanzaroute at the age of 18 yards, free kick to ATK
41': Ogbeche failed to make a contract a pass from Gallego from inside the 18 yards
36': REPLACEMENT ATK: Ricky in, Jayesh out
34'; An easy chance wasted by Ogbeche failed,to convert a pass from Redeem
32': RED CARD to Ralte, for dangerous tackel to Nikhil, Second YELLOW CARD to Raltey
30': It's half an hour gone, neither of the teams yet to create any positive chance
20': YELLOW CARD to David Leudo Romaña 19': YELLOW CARD to Raltey
19': Ogbeche header went wide of a free kick from Redeem
18'; Redeem was fouled by Ralte, free kick for NEUFC at the age of 18 yards
17': Lanzarote shoots wide of a cross pass from Balwant
14': Redeem's low cross from the right cleared by Arindam
8': YELLOW CARD to Pronay for tackle from behind to Gallego
4': Chance for ATK, but Balwant's cross pass cleared by Robert out of the danger zone
3': Gallego's corner from the left cleared by Johnson. 2': Gallego's push blocked by Gerson for a corner
0': Match started, ATK kicks off
ATK after loosing the first match against Kerala Blasters by 0-2 will face North East United at home.

01.10.2018 : N.E UNITED 2-2 FC GOA (FT')
FCG Federico Gallego(8'), Bartholomew Ogbeche(53')
NEU : Ferrán Corominas (14', 38')
Man of the Match - Ferran Corominas (North East)
Club Award : NorthEast United FC & FC Goa
Limitless Player - Bartholomew Ogbeche (FC Goa)
Winning pass of the match - Keegan Pereira (North East)
Emerging player - Nikhil Kadam (North East)

N.E UNITED <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> FC GOA (FT')

NEUFC : Rehenesh, Keagan, Komorski, Grgic, Pereira, Borges, Leudo, Tlang, Gallego, Nikhil, Ogbeche.
FCG : Nawaz, Fernandes, Fall, Pena, Chinglensana, Lenny, Jahouh, Jackichand, Boumous, Mandar, Corminas.

MATCH REPORT: ISL PRESS RELEASE : In an open-ended Hero Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium, Guwahati which saw chances galore for either side, NorthEast United FC and FC Goa played out an entertaining 2-2 draw. Ferran Corominas (14’, 38’) bagged both goals for the visitors while Federico Gallego (8’) and Bartholomew Ogbeche (53’) were the scorers for the hosts.

After a stop-start first few minutes, the hosts were gifted a goal after a terrible error from 18-year-old Mohammad Nawaz, handed an ISL debut. The Goa custodian charged out of his box and handled the ball in the belief that Bartholomew Ogbeche was offside. However, no such whistle was blown by the referee who instead awarded the free-kick to NorthEast United for a handball. With Nawaz yards outside the box, Federico Gallego showed some quick thinking to chip the dead ball into the empty net, much to the horror of Nawaz.

Having profited from Nawaz’s error to take the lead, the hosts relinquished it minutes later after an error by their own goalkeeper, TP Rehenesh. The NorthEast custodian failed to collect a floated cross from Jackichand Singh and Spanish sharpshooter Ferran Corominas was on hand to bundle the ball into the net. The visitors gained a foothold in the match after the equalizer and came close to taking the lead twice through Jackichand but the winger’s first attempt was deflected away for a corner, while the second just bounced over the bar.

Goa had their deserved lead in the 39th minute with Corominas bagging his second of the night. A midfield scramble saw Hugo Bomous release the Spaniard in the box and the prolific striker did well to evade two tackles with body feints before beating Rehenesh at his near post with a perfectly placed shot. In the second half, the Highlanders did not have to wait too long get their second goal with Ogbeche getting off the mark with a thumping header. The NorthEast forward’s header after a perfect cross from Keegan Pereira gave Nawaz no chance as 18000 home fans roared in delight.

The hosts had two gilt-edged chances to take the lead around the 65th minute when Nikhil Kadam beat his man to come one-on-one with the Goa custodian. The winger attempted to curl the ball into the right-hand corner of the goal but Nawaz pulled off an excellent dive to deny him. From the resulting corner, Grgic had the goal at his mercy but the central defender directed his header wide. Minutes later, Boumous made a darting run into the hosts’ box after being released by Carlos Pena. The Goa midfielder had done well to beat his markers and was poised to take a shot with only Rehenesh to beat but a last-ditch tackle by Leudo averted the danger. The end-to-end action continued till the final whistle with the teams sharing the spoils.