AS THE ISL REGULAR SEASON enters its very last round, we at TFG take a look at the last remaining four matches and try to predict who will end their campaign with a bang, who will fizzle out and who will extend their season with a place in the coveted playoffs.
A CLIMACTIC CONTEST brought NorthEast United's regular season to an end as they registered a competitive, dominant and at times nervous 3-2 victory over Pune City. This result has knocked the Stallions out of the race to the semi-finals, but the Highlanders' own top four hopes are depending on their vanquished opponents' victory in their last match of the campaign.
NORTHEAST UNITED came out swinging against Pune City at home in a game that is must-win for both teams to keep their semi-final hopes alive. At lemon break the Highlanders are leading 3-1 after dominating the Stallions throughout the first half, on the verge of breaking their opponents' top four dreams to pieces.
NORTHEAST UNITED FC and FC Pune City will be still eyeing Indian Super League (ISL) semi-finals qualifications when they play against each other here on Wednesday despite being in discomforting positions.
MOMENTARY LAPSES in defence made NorthEast United pay dearly as Delhi Dynamos were able to sneak a late winner past them at Guwahati tonight, landing a major blow to their semi-final bid while taking their own to the verge of success.
A HARD-FOUGHT physical half at Guwahati saw NorthEast United and Delhi Dynamos play out a battle of equals, trading attacks, fouls, yellow cards as well as a goal each.
NORTHEAST UNITED FC are preparing for a win against Delhi Dynamos here on Saturday which will be a giant step towards their Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final qualification aspirations
THIS IS IT. The ISL 2015 has untangled its story through many twists and turns over 12 rounds, produced many frontrunners and bottom-stuck unfortunates. But the race to top four has been close enough for every single team to still be in the race; at least mathematically. But Round 13 will bring down the hammer of certainty on many teams' hopes and despairs. And we at TFG are telling you how it's going to turn out.
ROUND 12 of the Indian Super League saw the fight for top 4 come to a head, for real. It had massive goalfests and it had gritty draws. There were serious, long term consequences as well, as at least three teams had their semi-final dreams crushed.
A LATE EQUALIZER from Reinaldo rescued a point for FC Goa after the Gaurs were dominated by visiting NorthEast United for most of the game at their own backyard, and spent a while trailing as Victor Mendy's goal had put the Highlanders ahead earlier in the second half.
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Q&A with Cédric Hengbart
Soft-spoken, witty, calm, tenacious, friendly and committed : Just some of the qualities that #NEUFC's #CédricHengbart possesses. Undoubtedly, one of the best defenders in the first season of the ISL- Indian Super League, Hengbart comes with proven pedigree having played in the Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League.The former Kerala Blasters captain took time off to speak to #NEUTV about his targets for this season, his thoughts on the Indian boys in the team and his take on the Head Coach and Marquee Player, Simão Sabrosa.#PowerOf8 #8States1United #HeroISL #QandA #HighlandersPosted by NorthEast United FC on Thursday, September 10, 2015