NorthEast United defeated Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the first leg semi-final clash of ISL
NorthEast United defeated Bengaluru FC 2-1 in the first leg of the 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) semi-finals 1 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Thursday.
Impressive NorthEast United FC scored the opening goal of the match in the 20th minute through Redeem Tlang who scored from the edge of the box on Ogbeche´s cross.
Highlander remained dominant throughout the first half giving no chance to visitors to make any harmful move.
NorthEast United were more on to defensive tactics and provided Bengaluru to open up their attacking move. Struggling Bengaluru managed to get the equalizer in the 82nd minute through Francisco Hernandez Marcos on Chhetri´s by-line cross.
The injury minute drama in visitor´s box handed host the crucial penalty kick and Juan Cruz Mascia slammed the ball in the far edge of the right side with confidence to secure a 2-1 win for Highlanders.
NorthEast United will head to the second leg of their playoff in Bengaluru with a crucial 2-1 goal advantage.
Club Award – NorthEast United FC
Swift Limitless Player of the Match – Federico Gallego
DHL Winning Pass of the Match – Bartholomew Ogbeche
ISL Emerging Player of the Match – Redeem Tlang
Hero of the Match – Jose Leudo
Full-time: NorthEast United 2-1 Bengaluru FC
90+5: Penalty Goal!! Juan Cruz Mascia Paysee scored for NorthEast United
90+4: Yellow card Harmanjot Singh Khabra
90: Three minuted added on.
82: Goal!! Francisco Hernández Marcos scores for Bengaluru FC
73: Substitution for NorthEast United, Redeem Tlang OFF Keegan Joseph Clarance Pereira IN
61: Yellow card Redeem Tlang
60: Substitution for Bengaluru FC, Albert Serran OFF Francisco Hernandez Marcos IN
46: Substitution for NorthEast United, Rowllin Borges OFF Nikhil Kadam IN
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: NorthEast United 1-0 Bengaluru FC
45+2: Substitution for NorthEast United, Bartholomew Ogbeche OFF Juan Cruz Mascia Paysee IN
45: Two minutes added on.
41: Yellow card Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores
20: Goal!! Redeem Tlang scores for NorthEast United