ISL-SEASON 4-MATCH-90-ATLETICO DE KOLKATA VS NORTH EAST UNITED FC
Match 90 of Indian Super League 4, held on Mar 4 ,saw the North East United FC play against Atletico De Kolkata.
ATK defeated North East by 1-0 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata.Keane’s goal in the first half proved to be the difference between both sides as ATK finished their season above North East. North East had 55% possession than ATK’s 45%.
ATK went into the break with a 1-0 lead
Atletico De Kolkata won the toss and chose their side. In the 6th minute, Mosquera’s passed a ball to Sema in the middle, who then fired a shot towards the goal, but he ended up finding the side netting. IN the 10th minute hosts took the lead after Thomas played a superb long ball to Keane who then ran forward and toe-poked the ball past the keeper and gave the hosts a 1-0 lead. After 4 minutes North East scored an equalizer after Meitei sent a through pass to Mosquera inside the box who fired a shot into the back of the net, but unfortunately, the linesman raised his flag for offside. In the 36th minute, Mosquera was one-on-one with the keeper who cuts to his left and fired a shot towards the target, but the keeper made a good block to deny an equalizer for the visitors. Finally, ATK went into the break with a 1 goal advantage.
ATK finish above North East and end their 8 match winless streak
As the second half started in the 47th minute Keane passed a superb ball to Mbatha who fired a shot after taking a step forward, but his shot went wide off the target in the end. After 6 minutes Borges played a good ball to Mosquera and had only the keeper to beat, but his shot was straight to the keeper and wasted a superb opportunity to equalize the score. In the 62nd minute, Zequinha played a superb pass to Mbatha who ran forward and fired a shot towards the goal, but he missed his target by a whisker as it went wide of the post. In the 87th minute, Marcinho sent a good ball inside the box, but Lopes failed to get a header on it as the keeper collected the ball on a bounce. In the injury time, Marcinho set Narzary free with a good pass and he fired a shot towards the far post, but the keeper made a save by diving full to his left. Finally, Keane’s goal in the first half was enough for the hosts to finish their campaign on a good note.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
|SWIFT LIMITLESS PLAYER OF THE MATCH||SORAM POIREI|
|WINNING PASS OF THE MATCH||CONOR THOMAS|
|EMERGING PLAYER||HALICHARAN NARZARY|
|FITTEST PLAYER||SIBONGAKONKE MBATHA|
|HERO OF THE MATCH||ROBBIE KEANE|
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between North East United FC and Atletico De Kolkata.
North East United tweet after the game
The #Highlanders‘ family would like to thank the players and all the support staff who have toiled through a very hard season. But most of all, we would like to thank the fans for the love and support they have shown in these hard times. pic.twitter.com/FYtZtIQXis
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) March 4, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) March 4, 2018
Atletico De Kolkata tweet after the game
— ATK (@WorldATK) March 4, 2018