ISL-SEASON 5-MATCH-52-NORTH EAST UNITED FC VS ATLETICO DE KOLKATA
Match 52 of Indian Super League 5, held on Dec 8 ,saw the North East United FC play against Atletico De Kolkata.
North East United held ATK in a goalless draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. North East United had 62% possession than ATK’s 38%. This draw helped North East move to the second spot, while ATK remained at sixth spot with this draw.
Atletico De Kolkata won the toss and chose their side. As the game started the home, side saw most of the possession and kept passing the ball between them in the midfield. In the 21st minute, Tlang fired a shot towards the target from outside the box, but his shot was easily saved by the keeper. In the 31st minute, ATK got the first chance towards the target after Santos sent a lobbed pass, which found Balwant through on goal. Balwant then chipped his shot over the keeper, but the keeper was in good position to collect the ball in his hands. In the added time, Lanzarote’s shot from the free kick went towards the goal, but Keegan made an important block in the end. Finally, both the sides entered the break without breaking the deadlock.
As the second half started Lanzarote intercepted a pass from Gurwinder and fired a shot towards the target, but the keeper made a brilliant save in the end to deny a goal. ATK defence did not allow the hosts to enter into their backline though they had the possession with them. In the 81st minute, Noussair’s shot from the free Kick found Santos and his shot was blocked by Gurwinder. The rebound ball fell into the path of Hitesh Sharma, but his shot went off target. In the added time ATK was denied a penalty kick after Jose Leudo found to have been handling the ball inside the box. Finally, both the sides settled for a draw and North East moved to the second spot.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
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.
Atletico De Kolkata tweet after the game
— ATK (@ATKFC) December 8, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) December 8, 2018
North East United FC tweet after the game
A good performance today against a resolute ATK defense, dominating possession and controlling the game in the midfield. Unfortunately we could not create a goal, and we continue consolidating our place in the top 4.#NEUKOL pic.twitter.com/CzN7Kp3tDN
— NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) December 8, 2018