NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) vs Atletico de Kolkata (ATK), ISL 2016: As it happened

Atletico de Kolkata came from behind with two second-half goals to beat NorthEast United FC in ISL.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 28, 2016 9:06 pm
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Atletico de Kolkata showed grit and scored two goals in the second half to beat NorthEast United FC 2-1 in their Indian Super League fixture on Friday in Guwahati. NEUFC took the lead in the 40th minute through Emiliano Alfaro who headed home a brilliant cross from Nirmal Chhetri. But ATK proved too much in the second half as Postiga gave them the equalisier in the 63rd minute and later Belencoso scored the winner in the 81st minute to seal the victory for his team. With the win, Atletico de Kolakata are now top of the table whereas NorthEast United FC have slipped to third position.

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FULL-TIME! Atletico de Kolkata come from behind to beat NorthEast United FC 2-1 and go top of the points table in ISL 2016

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90′ Six minutes of added time in the match. NEUFC just need a draw to go top of the table. Can they find an equalisier?

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Earlier, Subrata Paul was replaced by Wellington Gomes. Reagan Singh comes on for Robert Cullen

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GOAL! NorthEast United FC 1-2 Atletico de Kolkata (Belencoso 81′)

Kolkata are ahead after a simple tap in from Belencoso. Lalrindika Ralte with a cross from the left and Belencoso is unmarked in the box. Puts it in

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71′

ALMOST! Sereno could have put it in on the far post! Empty net as Subrata had dashed in front to a ball that was over everyone and to the far post. No damage though

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GOAL! NorthEast United FC 1-0 Atletico de Kolkata (Postiga 63′)

A header from Postiga finds the back of the net and gives Kolkata the equalisier

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60′ NorthEast on the attack but good defence from the Kolakta players. They are still searching for the equalisier

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CLOSE! Alfaro once again was close to scoring a goal for NorthEast but heads the free-kick wide

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54′ Kolkata into the act with Helder. Couple of attempts on the goal but nothing going pas the defence

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50′ Nothing in the first five minutes of play in the second half. Kolkata dominating possession but no real threat from them

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Players have returned after the break. NorthEast leading 1-0 in this tie against Kolkata

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Half-time! NEUFC 1-0 ATK

Alfaro’s header has given the home team a lead in the match. Nothing much to analyse in this half but the match is set-up for a brilliant finish

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GOAL! NorthEast United 1-0 Atletico de Kolkata (Emiliano Alfaro 40′)

Alfaro once again puts NEUFC ahead! A brilliant cross from Nirmal Chettri from the right and Alfaro leaps in the air to head it in

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PENALTY SHOUTS ARE WAVED OFF! Yusa makes his foray into the box and he’s tripped from behind but the referee says no penalty or even a foul. Stays 0-0 with a bit over 20 minutes gone

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STARTING XI:


NEUFC: Subrata Paul(GK), Nirmal Chettri, Robin Gurung, Gustavo Lazzaretti, Holicharan Narzary, Rowllin Borges, Katsumi Yusa, Didier Zokora(C), Wellington Priori, Robert Cullen, Emiliano Alfaro.

ATK: Debjit Majumder(GK), Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Arnab Mondal, Henrique Fonseca Sereno, Stephen Paul Pearson, Lalrindika Ralte, Javier Lara Grande, Borja Fernández(C), Sameehg Doutie, Juan Belencoso.

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Build UP
Eye on the top prize

NorthEast United FC and Atletico de Kolkata will be hungry to make amends and surge to the top of the Hero Indian Super League table.

NorthEast were unlucky to lose against defending champions Chennaiyin FC in their last game and Atletico de Kolkata lost their first match of the season when they went down fighting to Mumbai City FC in front of Arsenal legend Thierry Henry at home.

The teams now meet in a seventh round clash of the ISL at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, on Friday, and both teams will have both their eyes transfixed on the top spot.

“Our team has potential and quality and we can work and develop on many things. Sometimes you need a little bit of luck. We were not lucky (against Chennaiyin FC) but in 14 games I believe we can be lucky and win in spite of not playing as good as we played against Chennaiyin FC,” said NorthEast United coach Nelo Vingada.

NorthEast started with a flourish in this edition of the ISL winning both the matches at home but since then they have suffered a dip in form picking up just four points from their last four matches.

The return to Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium should boost confidence and although they did not pocket anything from the last game, The Professor should be confident that they can return to the top of a table with a simple win, or even a draw.

NorthEast United are currently placed second with 10 points from six matches but a point or more will take them above Mumbai City FC who are perched at the top with 11 points.

Atletico de Kolkata will also have their eyes on the top spot as the race to occupy the top four positions and win qualification to the semi-finals hots up.

Atletico de Kolkata have five points from their last four matches but it is the loss in the last clash against Mumbai City FC that will hurt them. It was their first loss in the competition and came despite the hosts having chances to turn the tables.

The visitors also suffered the ignominy of seeing chief coach Jose Molina sent to the stands by the referee for repeatedly protesting against referee’s decisions. He will not be on the bench for Friday’s clash.

Atletico de Kolkata, who won the league in 2014, are placed third on the table with nine points from six matches.