NORTHEAST UNITED FCÂ are ready to face Kerala Blasters, the team who they played in their Indian Super League (ISL) opener and lost 1-3, and would ideally want to have their revenge in GuwahatiÂ on Sunday.
INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE (ISL) franchises NorthEast United FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Chennaiyin FC and defending champions Atletico de Kolkata have all made changes to their side, bringing in replacements for injured footballers.
NORTHEAST UNITED displayed a power packed performance to outclass hosts Chennaiyin FC 2-1 in the Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in ChennaiÂ on Wednesday.
ATLETICO DE KOLKATAÂ 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 --Â good, bad and hopeful --Â 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.
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