ATLETICO DE KOLKATA head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Saturday said the penalty which was awarded to NorthEast United, and ensured their win, was "rubbish"
NORTHEAST UNITED held fast onto their early lead from a Simao Sabrosa penalty conversion to earn their first win away from home of the season against defending ISL champions Atletico de Kolkata tonight.
AN EARLY PENALTY CONVERSION by Simao Sabrosa allowed NorthEast United to take an early lead against Atletico de Kolkata, which they maintained for the rest of the half. Right now they are 45 minutes away from their first away win of the season.
BUOYED BY THEIR win over Mumbai City, Atletico de Kolkata will host NorthEast United tonight in a bid to enter the top four. The visitors, too, are coming off a good result against Delhi Dynamos and will give it their all to turn their campaign around.
AS THE SECOND LEG of the ISL regular season gets underway we take a look at the Round 8 fixtures and try to figure out which teams are going to come out on top this time around.
A number of things -- good, bad and hopeful -- have defined this inaugural phase of the tournament. The myth of the marquee, veteran "emerging players", the highest penalty ratio, home runs, are few of the aspects that have defined the first half of the ISL, as teams now gear up to enter a crucial phase from which the final four will emerge.
A HYPNOTIZING FREE-KICK by Simao Sabrosa saw NorthEast United level with Delhi Dynamos after Richard Gadze had put them ahead in the first half to see the match to a 1-1 draw despite being the more attacking side, thanks to stout performances especially from Delhi defender John Arne Riise and keeper Toni Doblas.
A BRILLIANT COUNTER led by Malouda and finished by Gadze saw to it that the Delhi Dynamos were 1-0 up at half time as their keeper Toni Doblas denied the visiting NorthEast United a chance to score in spite of being more attacking through the period.
NONE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT that almost halfway through the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL), it will be local striker Sunil Chhetri who would head the list of goal scorers. But it is indeed the 31-year-old who sits atop the table with six strikes from four matches for his side Mumbai City FC in his first season.
AMIR KHAN, top British professional boxer who is currently in India, will be watching the Indian Super League (ISL) contest between Delhi Dynamos and NorthEast United at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday.
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The #Highlanders absolutely flayed Durban based side #CherriansFC on an extremely cold, chilly and rainy night at the People's Park stadia yesterday. This was the 4th pre-season game played by #NEUFC. #NicolasVelez scored two to add to his fearsome reputation, while #FrancisDadzie also added to his tally. The prodigal #AlenDeory scored a sublime goal while Boithang Haokip opened his account on this pre-season tour. Mid-field combatant #KondwaniMtonga also guided a header home to add gloss to a comprehensive rout on the night. What a utterly irrepressible performance! #NEUFC #PowerOf8 #8States1United #Preseason #Durban
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