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ISL 2019-20: Federico Gallego returns for NorthEast United, replaces Maximiliano Barreiro

2:24 PM IST 17/12/19
Federico Gallego NorthEast United Bengaluru FC ISL 5
The Highlanders missed the Uruguayan since the start of the season and had signed the Argentine forward in his place

Federico Gallego has made a complete recovery and will replace Maximiliano Barreiro at NorthEast United for the remainder of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season.

Although the club brought in Ghanaian international Asamoah Gyan at the start of the season, Gallego was yet to recover from the injury he sustained last season which prompted the signing of Barreiro who scored once in his seven appearances.

Gallego, who was instrumental in leading NorthEast United to their first-ever play-off under the tutelage of head coach Eelco Schattorie, got injured in the second leg semi-final against Bengaluru FC. He has been out of action for over eight months after having had to undergo surgery.

The Uruguayan had returned to training and played 75 minutes in a friendly match against East Bengal that ended in a goalless draw during the international break in November and is now available for selection ahead of the match against Bengaluru FC on Wednesday.