KRB : Dheeraj Singh, Cyril Kali, Slavisa Stojanovic, Seiminlen Doungel, Matej Poplatnik, Anas Edathodika, Keziron Kizito, Sahal Abdul Samad, Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Singh, Courage Pekuson.

NEU : Pawan Kumar, Janeiler Rivas, Girik Khosla, Federico Gallego, Rowllin Borges, Gurwinder Singh, Keegan Pereira, Juan Mascia, Shouvik Ghosh, Panagiotis Triadis, Lalthathanga Khawlhring.

Man of the Match - Lalthathanga Khawlhring-NORTH EAST
Club Award - Kerala Blasters FC and NorthEast United FC Limitless Player - Rowllin Borges-NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match - Keziron Kizito - KERALA
ISL Emerging player - Sahal Abdul Samad - KERALA

20.02.2019 : NORTH EAST UNITED 1-1 PUNE CITY (FT.)
NEU : Rowllin Borges 47'
FCP : Adil Khan 69'
NORTH EAST UNITED  <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> PUNE CITY

FCPC : Kamaljit, Sarthak, Diaz, Sahil, Marko, Vila, Adil, Hume, Carlos, Ashique, Robin
NEU : Pawan, Reagan, Gurwinder, Grgic, Keegan, Triadis, Khawlhring, Borges, Gallego, Leudo, Ogbeche.

Man of the Match : Rowllin Borges - NORTH EAST
Club Award : NorthEast United FC and FC Pune City
Limitless Player : Diego Carlos - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match : Diego Carlos - NORTH EAST
Emerging player : Ashique Kuruniyan - NORTH EAST

NEU : Pawan, Leudo, Gallego, Ogbeche, Reagan, Borges, Gurwinder, Grgic, Keegan, Triadis, Khawlhring.
MCFC : Amrinder, Klisura, Anwar, Milan, Issoko, Fernandes, Bastos, Vignesh, Sauvik, Sougou, Machado.

NORTH EAST UNITED  <b><font color=red> 2-0 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC
Man of the Match : Rowllin Borges - NORTH EAST
Club Award : NorthEast United FC
Limitless Player : Bartholomew Ogbeche - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match : Reagan Singh - NORTH EAST
Emerging player : Raynier Fernandes - mumbai city

NEU : Bartholomew Ogbeche 71'(P)
DD : Marcos Tebar 67'
DELHI DYNAMOS (<b><font color=red> 0-0</b></font>) FC GOA (FT)

DD : Francisco Dorronsoro, Narayan Das, Marti Crespi, Rana Gharami, Gianni Zuiverloon, Nandhakumar Sekar, Vinit Rai, Ulises Davila, Marcos Tebar, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Daniel Lalhlimpuia.

NEU : TP Rehenesh, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Reagan Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Panagiotis Triadis, Redeem Tlang, Rowllin Borges, Federico Gallego, Jose Leudo, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

Man of the Match : Panagiotis Triadis -NORTH EAST
Club Award : NorthEast United FC and Delhi Dynamos FC
Limitless Player : Marcos Tebar - DELHI DYNAMOS
Winning pass of the match : Rowllin Borges - NORTH EAST
Emerging player : Nandhakumar Sekar - DELHI DYNAMOS
30.01.2019 : BENGALURU FC ( 2-1 ) NORTH EAST (FT)
BFC : Mislav Komorski 14', Chencho 71'
NEU : Federico Gallego 60'

BFC : Gurpreet Singh, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Rino Anto, Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Kean Lewis, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri
BENGALURU FC (<b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font>) NORTH EAST
NEU : TP Rehenesh, Mislav Komorski, Robert Lalthlamuana, Mato Grgic, Reagan Singh, Jose Leudo, Rowllin Borges, Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Federico Gallego, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

Man of the Match - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu : BENGALURU FC Club Award - Bengaluru FC Limitless Player - Federico Gallego : NORTH EAST Winning pass of the match - Juanan Emerging player - Lalthathanga Khawlhring

NEU : Bartholomew Ogbeche 87'
NORTH EAST UTD <b><font color=red> 1-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC

NEU : Rehnesh, Reagan, Mato Grgic, Mislav, Robert, Federico, Khawlhring, Jose Leudo, Rowllin, Redeem Tlang, Bartholomew Ogbeche
CFC : Karanjit, Laldinliana, Adinga, Sabia, Germanpreet, Holicharan, Nelson, Andrea, Raphael Augusto, Tondonba, CK Vineeth

Man of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche - NORTH EAST
Club Award : NorthEast United
Limitless Player : Eli Sabia -CHENNAIYIN FC
Winning pass of the match : Lalthathanga - NORTH EAST
Emerging player : Lalthathanga Khawlhring - NORTH EAST

14.12.2018: FC GOA 5-1 NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
FCG : Ferran Corominas 59', 84', Edu Bedia 69', Hugo Boumous, Miguel Fernandez 90'
NEU : Artholomew Ogbeche 71'
FC GOA  <b><font color=red> 5-1 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED
Man of the Match - Ferran Corominas : FC GOA
Club Award - FC Goa
Limitless Player - Hugo Boumous : FC GOA
Winning pass of the match - Jackichand Singh : FC GOA
Emerging player - Seriton Fernandes : FC GOA

FCG : Mohammad Nawaz, Hugo Boumous, Mandar Rao Dessai, Ferran Corominas, Brandon Fernandes, Jackichand Singh, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Edu Bedia, Lenny Rodrigues, Mourtada Fall.

NEU: Pawan Kumar, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Reagan Singh, Rowllin Borges, Gurwinder Singh, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Redeem Tlang, Juan Mascia.

REFEREE : C.R. Srikrishna

08.12.2018 : NORTH EAST UNITED 0-0 ATK (FT.)
Man of the Match - Jose Leudo : NORTH EAST.
Club Award - NorthEast United FC AND ATK.
Limitless Player - Manuel Lanzarote - ATK.
Winning pass of the match - El Maimouni Noussair : NORTH EAST.
Emerging player - Redeem Tlang : NORTH EAST
NORTH EAST UNITED <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> ATK
NEUFC : Pawan Kumar, Mislav Komorski, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Reagan Singh, Rowllin Borges, Mato Grgic, Keegan Pereira, Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring.
ATK : Arindam Bhattacharja, Gerson Vieira, John Johnson, Ricky Lallawmawma, Everton Santos, Manuel Lanzarote, Balwant Singh, Jayesh Rane, Hitesh Sharma, Andre Bikey, Ankit Mukherjee.

REFEREE : Crystal John

ISL PRESS RELEASE : NorthEast United FC seem to have forgotten the art of turning difficult matches in their favour after playing out their third consecutive draw in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL). After draws against Jamshedpur FC and Bengaluru FC, where they led till the closing stages of the game, NorthEast United were forced to share the spoils again, this time against ATK at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium here on Saturday.

NorthEast United have scored only one goal in their last three games but the point gained saw them reclaim the second spot with 20 points from 11 games. ATK are still sixth with 16 points from 11 matches. The match got off to a sedate start as neither team found any sort of rhythm in attack. Though the home side saw more of the ball in the opening exchanges, they were unable to trouble the ATK defence which looked compact.

The first attempt on goal came in the 21st minute when Redeem Tlang showed good change of pace to work some space to shoot. However, his grounder was collected by an alert Arindam Bhattacharya in the ATK goal. After a period of midfield slugfest, ATK forced their first chance when Everton Santos played in Balwant Singh with a shrewd lob but the Indian striker hit it straight at NorthEast goalkeeper Pawan Kumar.

The sloppy nature of the match continued for the rest of the half but the hosts were dealt a blow on the stroke of half-time when defender Mislav Komorski was stretchered off injured. Coach Eelco Schattorie was forced to send in Gurwinder Singh instead. Just before the end of the half, ATK captain Manuel Lanzarote’s freekick looked set to be headed in by Hitesh Sharma but Keegan Perera made a crucial intervention to keep the scoreline intact. The slow-paced nature of the game continued in the second half as well with clear cut chances coming at a premium.

Even the substitutions made in the second half failed to provide the spark and the next real chance came in the 75th minute when Bartholomew Ogbeche unleashed a powerful effort from the edge of the box which went straight into the waiting hands of the ATK goalkeeper. ATK, however, did have a couple of good chances towards the end. Everton’s shot from close-range after a freekick from Noussair El Maimouni was blocked late in the game, and with a minute left to be played, Andre Bikey saw a header from a Maimouni corner cleared off the line by Gurwinder as the match wound to a draw.

NEU : Federico Gallego 64'.
BFC : Chencho Gyeltshen 90'
NORTH EAST UNITED <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> BENGALURU FC

Man of the Match : Chencho Gyeltshen - BENGALURU FC
Club Award : NorthEast United FC and Bengaluru FC Limitless Player : Federico Gallego - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match : Sunil Chhetri - BENGALURU FC Emerging player : Lalthathanga Khawlhring - NORTH EAST

NEU : Pawan Kumar , Mislav Komorski, Provat Lakra, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Redeem Tlang, Rowllin Borges, Federico Gallego, Jose Leudo, Bartholomew Ogbeche .

BFC: Gurpreet Singh, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Udanta Singh, Xisco Hernandez, Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Sunil Chhetri.

REFEREE : C.R. Srikrishna

Man of the Match - Jose Leudo : NORTH EAST
Club Award - Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC
Limitless Player - Tiri - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Winning pass of the match - Bartholomew Ogbeche - NORTH EAST
Emerging player - Redeem Tlang - NORTH EAST

NORTH EAST UNITED <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC
NEU : Pawan Kumar, Mislav Komorski, Provat Lakra, Jose Leudo, Federico Gallego, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Rowllin Borges, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring.

JFC: Subrata Paul, Tiri, Pratik Chowdhary, Mario Arques, Pablo Morgado, Sumeet Passi, Robin Gurung, Carlos Calvo, Bikash Jairu, Memo, Michael Soosairaj.

NEU : Bartholomew Ogbeche 23', Juan Mascia 90'(P)

FC PUNE CITY  <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED

Man of the Match : Federico Gallego - NORTH East.
Club Award : North East United FC
Limitless Player : Bartholomew Ogbeche - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match : Federico Gallego - NORTH EAST
Emerging player : Ashique Kuruniyan - PUNE CITY

TEAM - FCPC : Kamaljit Singh, Gurtej Singh, Matt Mills, Ashutosh Mehta, Sahil Panwar, Jonathan Vila, Adil Khan, Robin Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Marcelo Pereira, Iain Hume.

TEAM - NEU : Pawan Kumar, Reagan Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Mato Grgic, Keegan Pereira, Redeem Tlang, Rowllin Borges, Federico Gallego, Jose Leudo, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Juan Mascia.

ISL PRESS RELEASE : NorthEast United FC climbed to second place in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19 standings with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over FC Pune City at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune on Tuesday. Bartholomew Ogbeche bagged his eight goal of the season in the 23rdminute. Juan Mascia sealed the victory with a penalty in added time of the second half.Pune City created a host of chances but failed to take advantage.

The match began on an even note with both sides creating a few half-chances but Ashique Kuruniyan was the one who nearly broke the deadlock for Pune in the 12th minute. After Rowllin Borges failed to clear his lines from a corner, the ball fell to the youngster near the edge of the box. His shot evaded the crowd of bodies but could not get past Pawan Kumar in goal.

The Highlanders seemed riled by that save and soon drove forward in search of the opener. Ogbeche nearly did so in the 21st minute, when he beat Pune’s offside trap to have a free shot at goal. However, Kamaljit Singh displayed exceptional reflexes to parry the ball away. A couple of minutes later, Ogbcehe would not be denied his goal. The captain was the first to react to a loose ball from a corner kick and tap home into an empty net.

Surprisingly the goal seemed to give the hosts the much-needed motivation as they would go on to create a host of chances. The first major one fell to Iain Hume, who was put through on goal by a sublimely lofted ball from Sahil Panwar. However, his first touch failed him, affording the keeper time to cover the danger.

The Stallions continued to mount pressure on the Highlanders and nearly equalised towards the end of the half. Matt Mills ghosted through unmarked inside the penalty box and delivered a powerful header from Marcelo Pereira’s corner. Kumar was once again on hand to save well and ensure that NorthEast went into the break with a slender 1-0 advantage.

Pradyum Reddy’s men started the second half in the same way they ended the first, dominating most of the possession. The visitors were finding it hard to cope with Mills’ aerial presence from set-pieces. Towards the hour-mark, the Englishman once again caused problems from a corner. His flicked header fell to the path of substitute Marko Stankovic, who could not squeeze the ball into the net.

A few minutes later, Mills was again present to create a chance for the hosts from a set-piece situation. His chested lay-off found Robin Singh inside the box. Robin’s shot though shot was directed straight at the keeper. As the match reached its final quarter, Pune nearly found the equaliser through a swift counter attack. Adil Khan released substitute Nikhil Poojari, who raced through on goal. With custodian Kumar rushing towards him, all Poojari needed to do was slide the ball into an empty net. However, the angle proved too tight for the youngster as the NorthEast defenders managed to comfortably clear their lines.

In the final minute of normal time, NorthEast United were awarded a penalty after Mascia was brought down inside the box by Panwar. The Uruguayan stepped up to take the penalty and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner to seal the victory and a crucial three points.

Once again Federico Gallego proved instrumental for Eelco Schattorie’s men. The Uruguayan was a constant threat to Pune with his lung bursting runs from the centre of the park. He was also the chief supplier for Mascia and Ogbeche whenever the Highlanders broke on the counter. He was deservedly awarded the Hero of the Match.


NORTH EAST <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> KERALA BLASTERS

Man of the Match : Sandesh Jhingan - KERALA BLASTERS
Club Award : NorthEast United FC
Limitless Player : Federico Gallego - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match : Rowllin Borges - NORTH EAST
Emerging player : Dheeraj Singh - KERALA BLASTERS

NEUFC: Pawan Kumar, Khawlhring Lalthathanga, Robert Lalthlamuana, Mato Grgic, Mislav Komorski, Rowllin Borges, Federico Gallego, Reagan Singh, Jose Leudo, Redeem Tlang, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

KBFC: Dheeraj Singh. Nemanja Lakic-Pesic, Sandesh Jhingan, Sahal Abdul Samad, Cyril Kali, Nikola Krcmarevic, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Kizito Keziron, Seminlen Doungel, Holicharan Narzary, Matej Poplatnik

ISL PRESS RELEASE : NorthEast United FC left it really late against Kerala Blasters FC tonight. The Highlanders came from behind to score two stoppage-time goals and beat Kerala 2-1 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Matej Poplatnik’s 73rd-minute header looked to have won it for the Blasters, but quickfire goals from Bartholomew Ogbeche and Juan Mascia deep into extra-time saw the Highlanders walk away with all three points.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, NorthEast head coach Eelco Schattorie declared that he was pleased with his players’ determination and spirit to see through the difficult match. "First-half, I think we played well. We should have scored at least two goals in my opinion. I think if we had scored in the first-half, maybe we would have scored more. I could see they were not really that compact. And then the fear kicks in if you don’t score after getting that many chances," he said.

"Actually, in the first-half, the tactic that we planned worked pretty well. The second-half, we started dropping a bit. Bartholomew Ogbeche didn’t train for four-five days. You could see he was working very hard but was lacking sharpness. We were not really wanting the ball anymore. They scored from a set-piece and that was painful. But the good thing was the spirit of the team, we kept pushing until the end. I’m very happy for Juan Mascia. Till now he didn’t play much. But in the end, he was the cause of the penalty and scored the goal. I think it was a deserved win. I’m happy that we give the supporters a home win," he added.

The Dutchman went on to reveal how he asked Ogbeche to make some last-minute adjustments to his pressing patterns to counter Kerala's tactics of playing three at the back. "As I said before, it's very unpredictable. But then I spoke to Bart before we started that we need to adjust a little bit. That means to not to go for the press right away because you have to stay a bit more compact. But again, you never know how players react to that because this is a last moment decision," he said.


Man of the Match : Arnold Issoko : MUMBAI CITY FC Club Award : Mumbai City FC Limitless Player : Rafael Bastos : MUMBAI CITY FC Winning pass of the match : Paulo Machado : MUMBAI CITY FC Emerging player : Redeem Tlang : NORTH EAST UNITED.

NORTH EAST UNITED FC <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC (FT)

NEUFC : Pawan, Reagan, Grgic, Leudo, Robert, Rowllin, Lalthathanga, Tlang, Gallego, Mascia, Ogbeche.
MCFC : Amrinder, Souvik, Goian, Lourenco, Subhasish, Sehnaj, Machado, Milan, Issoko, Sougou, Bastos.

30.10.18 : DELHI DYNAMOS 0-2 NORTH EAST UNITED (90'+ 4' FT.)
NEU : Federico Gallego 82', Bartholomew Ogbeche 90'

Man of the Match : - Federico Gallego - NORTH EAST
Club Award : - NorthEast United FC
Limitless Player: - Bartholomew Ogbeche - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match : - Federico Gallego - NORTH EAST
Emerging player : - Redeem Tlang - NORTH EAST

DELHI DYNAMOS  <b><font color=red> 0-2 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED (90'+ 4' FT.)

DD : Francisco Dorronsoro, Gianni Zuiverloon, Rana Gharami, Marti Crespi, Narayan Das, Pritam Kotal, Marcos Tebar, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Shubham Sarangi, Nandhakumar Sekar, Andrija Kaludjerovic.

NEU : Pawan Kumar, Reagan Singh, Gurwinder Singh, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana, Redeem Tlang, Rowllin Borges, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Federico Gallego, Jose Leudo, Juan Mascia.

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Late strikes from Federico Gallego and Bartholomew Ogbeche sealed three points for NorthEast United FC against Delhi Dynamos in the Hero Indian Super League 2018 (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.

The hosts failed to create enough chances to score and were outplayed by the visitors who couldn't find a breakthrough until the 82nd minute. A moment of individual brilliance from Gallego and a clinical strike by Ogbeche helped NorthEast United climb to the top of the table with 11 points, although they have played a match more than FC Goa (10 points).

This was NorthEast’s third victory on the road and the best start they have had to any of their campaigns. NorthEast United spurned a golden chance to take an early lead five minutes into the match. A pacy surge forward by the hosts was led by Ogbeche who played a one-two with Redeem Tlang before unleashing a dipping effort from the edge of the box. The goalkeeper stood no chance of keeping it out but luckily for him, the effort hit the crossbar.

The visitors were attacking in numbers with Tlang's exploits on the right flank pinning both Nandhakumar Sekar and Narayan Das into their own half. Lallianzuala Chhangte's pace was put to the test when an overhit backpass placed Robert Lalthlamuana in a spot of bother in the visitor's half. The defender managed to get to the ball before the Mizo-born winger and averted a defensive catastrophe against the run of play.

Delhi could have shocked the visitors with a lead when Pritam Kotal rose highest to get a corner-kick delivery but the ball sailed over the bar.NorthEast United had a couple more chances before the break. Rowllin Borges received Tlang's cross into the box, controlled it with a delightful touch and released a shot that was blocked by Rana Gharami. The resulting corner-kick was aimed for Juan Mascia in the centre who flicked it to the near post where Mateo Grgic's header destined for the net was brilliantly kept out by Dorronsoro.

Gombau responded to the visitors' onslaught by adding Vinit Rai into Delhi's midfield as the hosts were struggling to keep the ball.NorthEast’s first chance after the break saw Gallego's powerful shot take a deflection off a sliding Gianni Zuiverloon and went straight into the hands of goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro.

At the other end, Zuiverloon stood over a free-kick outside the box on the left and swung it towards the far post for Andrija Kaludjerovic who couldn't keep his shot on target, much to the dismay of the large crowd in the stands. The hosts had their chance in the 78th minute when a long ball by Marti Crespi fell perfectly for Kaludjerovic at the edge of the box. The striker played a one-two with Marcos Tebar whose well-weighted through-ball had Kaludjerovic attempt a finesse shot which was blocked and deflected wide by a sliding Mato Grgic.

NorthEast United finally got their goal through a moment of brilliance from Gallego. The Uruguayan midfielder picked up the ball from the left flank, skipped past his marker, surged into the box before sending a stunning finish into the bottom right corner.

Romeo Fernandes' poor pass back to Pritam Kotal was intercepted by Gallego who charged down the left flank and squared the ball to Ogbeche. The Nigerian forward sent the ball into the net to complete NorthEast United's masterclass in Delhi.

Man of the Match Farukh Choudhary - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award - NorthEast United FC and Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player - Bartholomew Ogbeche - NORTH EAST
Winning pass of the match - Pablo Morgado - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging player - Michael Soosairaj - JAMSHEDPUR FC

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

NEUFC : Pawan, Reagan, Grgic, Komorski, Robert, Gallego, Leudo, Rowllin, Redeem, Nikhil, Ogbeche.
JFC : Subrata, Robin, Pratik, Tiri, Dhanachandra, Memo, Arques, Morgado, Calvo, Farukh, Passi.

ISL PRESS RELEASE: NorthEast United climbed back to the top of the Hero Indian Super League after an eventful 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC at the India Gandhi Athletic stadium here today.

Bartholomew Obgeche (20’) gave the hosts early lead before Farukh Chaudhary cancelled out his strike in the 49th minute. It was the Highlanders who created the first real opening in the game after Federico Gallego surged down the right flank. The Uruguayan squared the ball back for Ogbeche from the by-line but the Nigerian’s rushed shot was some way off target.

The Nigerian would not be denied his goal minutes later after an error from Mario Arques. The Jamshedpur midfielder was dispossessed off the ball in his own box by Gallego before Ogbeche showed a brilliant first touch and then toe-poked the ball past a hapless Subrata Paul. The visitors almost hit back immediately after Calvo’s intended cross from the left-flank deceived Pawan Kumar before bouncing off the crossbar. At the other end, Ogbeche continued to look dangerous with his quick feet and physical prowess.

Ferrando’s men began exerting a greater control on the ball as the half progressed but always seemed to run out of ideas in the final third.
Just seconds after Redeem Tlang had forced Subrata into an excellent save, the hosts shot themselves in the foot with Komorski picking up a red card at the stroke of half-time. The Croatian defender swung his elbow wildly towards Pablo Morgado’s face and the referee had no hesitation in giving him the marching orders after consulting with the linesman.

Come the second period, Eelco Schattorie sacrificed Nikhil Kadam to bring on defender Gurwinder Singh. Cesar Ferrando, meanwhile, threw caution to the winds by taking off defender Pratik Chaudhari for Michael Soosairaj. It took just four minutes for the visitors to make their man advantage count after Reagan Singh failed to clear the ball. Morgado stole the ball before delivering a delightful cross from the left to which Farukh applied a sumptuous first-time finish with his left foot, leaving Pawan Kumar no chance.

With the game meandering towards the 70th minute mark, Tim Cahill was finally brought on as Ferrando went for the kill. The visitors put bodies forward in numbers with balls being launched into the box constantly but the cutting edge was missing. Soosairaj came closest to taking the lead for the visitors but the 10 men of NorthEast hung on dearly for a precious draw.

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.