NORTHEAST UNITED 2-1 BENGALURU
20’: Redeem Tlang (NorthEast United)
82’: Xisco (Bengaluru)
90+5’: Juan Mascia (NorthEast United)
Live blog of the ISL semi-finals first leg between NorthEast United and Bengaluru at Guwahati.
Full-time and NorthEast win 2-1.
Late, late penalty by Juan Mascia to give the home team the win. NorthEast seemed to have lost the initiative after Xisco equalised late but Eelco Schattorie’s team take a lead to the Kanteerava.
90+5’: NorthEast 2-1 Bengaluru
Mascia with the last kick of the game puts NorthEast ahead! Thumping penalty and gives Gurpreet no chance. GOALL!
90+3’: NorthEast 1-1 Bengaluru
PENALTY! Two tugs by Bengaluru in the box and eventually Khabra is whistled for a foul. Mascia to take it.
90’: NorthEast 1-1 Bengaluru
Three minutes added on.
88’: NorthEast 1-1 Bengaluru
The Highlanders have become very defensive. It has been one-way traffic in this second half.
81’: NorthEast 1-1 Bengaluru
GOAALLLL!! Miku holds up the ball, feeds it to Chhetri who passes it to Xisco. The Spaniard slids in to finish past Pawan Kumar.
77’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Foul by Gallego on Dimas, but it looked like Dimas hit the back of the Uruguayan’s head in retaliation.
75’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Dimas Delgado takes the free-kick, scooped up to Chhetri but the set-piece is wasted.
69’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Gallego breaks forward, as Mascia gets a touch but his shot is easily saved by Gurpreet. Signs of a tug from Nishu on Mascia.
59’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Albert Serran is taken off, as Xisco Hernandez is brought on. This will mean that Rahul Bheke will move centrally with Harmanjot Khabra moving to right-back.
57’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Miku with space in the box but he is closed down quickly. The striker’s frustrating night continues.
55’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Juan Mascia almost escapes the last defender but a last ditch challenge by Serran denies space to run into
46’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Nikhil Kadam is on to replace Rowllin Borges. The second half is underway in Guwahati.
Half-time and NorthEast are a goal ahead.
Sunil Chhetri looks unhappy, as Bengaluru go off. Redeem Tlang’s goal the difference maker but NorthEast have lost Ogbeche to a hamstring injury, a big loss to Eelco Schattorie’s team.
45+1’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Confirmation that Ogbeche’s night is over. Juan Mascia is on for Ogbeche and the captain’s armband goes to Robert Lalthamuana.
45’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Bad news for NorthEast. Ogbeche is down and clutching his hamstring. Looks like the Nigerian’s night could be over.
40’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Miku gets a yellow card for a foul on Jose Lleudo. Reckless challenge from the Venezuelan and deserved booking.
37’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Half a chance for Miku. Corner chested down to the Venezuelan and he blazes it over.
24’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
Dimas takes a shot from range but Pawan Kumar saves the shot. Miku scrambles to get to the rebound but it is cleared.
20’: NorthEast 1-0 Bengaluru
GOAALLLLL!! Redeem Tlang receives it from Borges on the right, cuts in and curls one into Gurpreet’s net. The former Shillong Lajong man puts the Highlanders in front.
12’: NorthEast 0-0 Bengaluru
Gallego’s ball is played towards Redeem Tlang but Serran intervenes at the last moment. Bengaluru have a reprieve from the resulting corner.
5’: NorthEast 0-0 Bengaluru
The home team have started fast. Mistake by Serran but Gurpreet bails Bengaluru out.
1’: NorthEast 0-0 Bengaluru
We’re off in Guwahati.
07:29 pm: Gurpreet Sandhu says it will be a tough game. The Bengaluru keeper has endured a difficult season. How will he fare against Ogbeche
07:20 pm: We are 10 minutes away from kick-off. NorthEast United have only had four goal-scorers for the season. Bengaluru have 10 on the other hand, and have scored 18 goals through their Indian contingent, highest of any teams in the league. For more stats, read a full preview for Bengaluru vs NorthEast United here.
Meanwhile, here’s NorthEast’s official handle posting a picture of the Highlanders “at an all-time high” due to McDowell’s Coconut Water. Truly No 1 yaars, these three.
7:00 pm: It looks like Bengaluru have handed a debut to Alex Barrera. The Spaniard was signed on a short-term deal until the end of the season as a replacement for the injured Erik Paartalu.
‘Big E’, as he is known, has posted some impressive numbers for the Blues this season. Can Barrera replicate the Australian’s contribution for the away side?
NorthEast on the other hand, are playing an expected line-up with the dangerous Bartholomew Ogbeche up front. Ogbeche, NorthEast’s top scorer with 12 goals, will be supported by the trio of Federico Gallego, ‘Puitea’ Khawlhring and Redeem Tlang.
Hello and good evening. The match between Bengaluru and NorthEast United is less than an half an hour away.
The first of these two-legged semi-finals is at Guwahati and the teams are out.