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NorthEast United v Odisha Live Commentary, 10/26/19

FT
2 - 1
NEU
ODI
R. Tlang (2)
A. Gyan (84)
Xisco Hernández (71)
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

Commentary

Thank you for joining us for the game. Don't forget to join us tomorrow as we see Chennayin FC host Mumbai City FC.Sooraj signing off. Goodnight and Happy Diwali!
NorthEast have their first win of the season courtesy of strikes from Redeem Tlang and Asamoah Gyan on either side of the break. Xisco scored for the visitors and looked bright in the second half but the Spaniard and Odisha will have to wait for their first point.
90' + 5' Full-time NEUFC 2-1 Odisha FC. Khawlhring came close to scoring in the death but his shot was high and side off the target. Luckily for him, this has not prevented the hosts from taking all three points
90' + 3' Chaves wins a corner, which NorthEast are obviously using to eat a couple of minutes
90' + 1' Four minutes have been added on. Can Odisha nick their first point of the season?
N. Sekar
Yellow Card
Odisha
90' Yellow card Nandakumar Sekar
90' Some commotion in the box as a response to Xisco's delivery following the free-kick. But NorthEast manage to get it away
D. Lalhlimpuia
V. Rai
Odisha
89' Substitution Vinit Rai Chamling Daniel Lalhlimpuia
89' Goal-scorer Tlang receives a yellow card for bringing down Xisco on the left flank. What can Odisha do from this set-piece?
R. Tlang
Yellow Card
NorthEast United
88' Yellow card Redeem Tlang
S. Ghosh
W. Vaz
NorthEast United
87' Substitution Wayne Vaz Shouvik Ghosh
86' Is that the game for NorthEast United? They have looked the better side in the second half and also have the extra man to help preserve the lead.
85' Poor defending from Odisha! Gyan is left unmarked following the corner delivery from Khawlhring. The Ghanian heads it home to open his tally for the season
85' GOALLLLL!!! Gyan! 2-1 to NEUFC
L. Khawlhring
Assist
NorthEast United
84' Assist Lalthathanga Khawlhring
A. Gyan
Goal
NorthEast United
84' Goal Asamoah Gyan
84' Deflected away! The hosts come tantalisingly close to scoring, with Tlang having a go in the crowded box. The ball lands in front of Gyan, who sets up Leudo. Leudo's shot is deflected away
82' Close. One touch too many from Xisco, who is tackled inside the box after a fine passage of play. NorthEast on the attack now
L. Khawlhring
M. Singh
NorthEast United
79' Substitution Ongnam Milan Singh Lalthathanga Khawlhring
79' Barreiro with a silky touch to set himself up for a shot from just outside the box. But the quality of his shot could not match the quality of his touch. It goes high and for a goal-kick
75' It's now Aridane's turn to go down as he is fouled by Heerings. Both tems have turned on the heat here in Guwahati!
73' And Red? We now have the equaliser and some more drama. Carlos Delgado is sent off for a last-man foul on Barreiro. Odisha are now down to 10 men
Carlos Delgado
Red Card
Odisha
72' Red card Carlos Javier Delgado Rodríguez
72' Diagne does most of the work as he twists and turns on the right flank to deliver a perfect cross. All eyes on Aridane, who leaves it for Xisco to put it away first time
D. Diagné
Assist
Odisha
71' Assist Diawandou Diagné Niang
Xisco Hernández
Goal
Odisha
71' Goal Francisco Hernández Marcos
71' GOAALLLLLL! Xisco! 1-1 and it's game on!
70' Odsiha have just over 20 minutes and added time to take something from the game. Will the hosts hold on to the lead or will we see some late drama?
W. Vaz
Yellow Card
NorthEast United
69' Yellow card Wayne Vaz
68' Subhasish again! Tebar is brought down by Leudo but Odisha play the advantage. Xisco's shot from distance takes a dangerous distance but the NorthEast custodian collects it comfortably
67' Gyan to Chaves to Tlang and the youngster attempts to double his tally. But the off-side flag goes up
65' Faint appeal from Tlang after being brought down in the box by Nandhakumar. The referee waves play on
63' Milan caps NorthEast's attack with a shot from distance. The ambitious effort lacked the power and the placement
M. Barreiro
P. Triadis
NorthEast United
61' Substitution Panagiotis Triadis Maximiliano Fabián Barreiro
61' First change of the game for the hosts as Triadis makes way for Barreiro
57' Chance! Nandhakumar's shot lacked the power to test Subhasish. The substitute was through on goal after a sublime pass from Xisco. He made it past two NorthEast bodies but could not muster enough power for his shot.
55' The visitors are enjoying more possession and circulating the ball well. But they are unable to find the killer final pass that could create danger for the hosts.
51' Close! Diagne sends in a dangerous cross from the right flank, but it passes by the face of the NorthEast goal without being touched
51' Narayan Das finding it hard to keep up with Tlang, but he does well to break play on this occassion. Odisha on the attack now
48' Good defending! Tlang sends in a cut-back but Vinit Rai gets their ahead of Gyan to send it for a corner. Nothing promising from the resulting set-piece
N. Sekar
S. Sarangi
Odisha
46' Substitution Shubham Sarangi Nandakumar Sekar
D. Diagné
M. Pérez
Odisha
46' Substitution Martín Pérez Guedes Diawandou Diagné Niang
45' NorthEast kick us off for the second half!
A positive response from Josep Gombau's side has set us up for a cracker of the contest in the second half. Stay tuned!
Odisha looked pallid in the attacking third in the opening minutes but grew into the game very well. Subhasish was tested twice in a matter of seconds and the visitors were inches away from scoring the equaliser in the closing moments.
The referee has blown for half-time. The hosts are deservedly ahead after Tlang broke the deadlock as early as the second minute.
45' + 3' Half-time: NEUFC 1-0 Odisha FC
A. Gyan
Yellow Card
NorthEast United
45' + 2' Yellow card Asamoah Gyan
45' + 2' Gyan is the next player to be booked as his arm finds Rana during an aerial duel
S. Chowdhury
Yellow Card
NorthEast United
45' + 1' Yellow card Subhasish Roy Chowdhury
45' + 1' Subhasish sees yellow for time-wasting. The hosts are looking to waste minutes and preserve their lead until the break
45' Still 1-0 at Guwahati but the game is heating up, with promising chances at either end
44' Triadis wins a corner after his cross from the left is deflected out
43' We are now moments away from the short whistle. A goal now for either team can change the dynamics of the game
41' A good passage of play from Odisha ends with Narayan unable to keep Vinit Rai's pass on the left inside the field of play
39' Poor from Gyan. Chaves finds the former Sunderland star on the counter. But Gyan under-hits his pass to Tlang. That could very well have been 2-0, had he put more power to it.
P. Triadis
Yellow Card
NorthEast United
38' Yellow card Panagiotis Triadis
38' Triadis takes one for the team and gets himself booked, preventing a counter by bringing down Xisco on the break
36' Jerry tested the NEUFC custodian with a brilliant shot from the edge of the box. Carlos Delgado later headed the ball on target but Subhasish rose to the occasion to deny the visitors on both occasions
33' Save! Subhasish with back-to-back saves
32' 39% of Delhi's goals arrived from crosses last season, only natural that it has been Odisha's primary method of creating chances tonight
29' A promising passage of play from Odisha fails to result in anything meaningful as Xisco does not get the dip on his cross from the corner of the box and gives away a goal-kick.
28' Ambitious effort from Milan. The Manipur-born attempts a shot from distance but does not test Arshdeep
26' NorthEast with some fluidic passing on the counter after Xisco loses the ball rather shabbily. The move ends with Gyan delivering a poor cross which is returned back to him in an off-sdie position.
23' Close! Vaz's header goes inches wide. The defender times his jump perfectly to reach Triadis' cross in time but does not get the placement right
22' Sarangi does well to deal with Chaves on the counter. Triadis joins in and forces a corner
S. Sarangi
Yellow Card
Odisha
20' Yellow card Shubham Sarangi
19' And there it is. Sarangi sees yellow for a shirt-pull on Triadis
18' Odisha playing it risky with their fouls. The first yellow card could arrive any moment now
15' Aridane has an attempt on goal, shoots it embarassingly high but luckily for him, the off-side flag goes up.
14' Inches too high? Chaves attempts an aerial ball to Gyan, who is playing on the shoulder of the Odisha defenders, but fails to jufge the elevation
13' Jerry's intended cross surprises Subhasish but the Northeast custodian claims it well
12' Most of Odisha's attacks have arrived from the left flank with Narayan feeding crosses to the box. Unfortunately, none of them have found a target
11' Chaves looking to cause all sorts of problems for the visitors on the counter. But Perez deals with him well. Odisha on the attack now
9' Perez goes for goal from the resulting free-kick. The shot is on target but Subhasish collects it comfortably
7' Foul on Sarangi. Leudo penalised. Odisha win a free-kick in a promising area
5' The 24-year-old has scored the quickest goal of the season. What a way to get the season started at Guwahati!
3' Redeem Tlang has put the hosts ahead within two minutes of kick-off. He was left completely unmarked on the right, received the perfect ball from Triadis and slotted it past Arshdeep. The keeper got a touch to it but it was not enough. NorthEast lead 1-0
P. Triadis
Assist
NorthEast United
2' Assist Panagiotis Triadis
R. Tlang
Goal
NorthEast United
2' Goal Redeem Tlang
2' GOAAALLLL!!!! NorthEast!
1' The hosts are attacking from right to left and will look to provide the crowd numerous reasons to get loud
1' Kick-off! And we're underway!
However, both teams will fancy their chances in what promises to be a close contest.
Both teams are in search of their first win of the season but arrive to the fixture in contrasting spirits. NorthEast displayed a gutsy performance away against holders Bengaluru FC. Odisha were poor in their 2-1 defeat to Jamshedpur FC.
NEUFC and Delhi Dynamos played a 1-1 draw the last time they met at the same venue. However, the former's scorer from that game, Bartholomew Ogbeche, is not at the club now
Arshdeep Singh comes in for goal for Odisha, with Francisco Dorronsoro on the bench. Nandhakumar Sekar has made way for Martin Guedes in attacking midfield
NEUFC coach Robert Jarni has made three changes to the side that held holders Bengaluru to a 0-0 draw. Wayne Vaz, Milan Singh and Triadis have replaced Mislav Komorski, Puitea and Nikhil Kadam
Odisha subs: Francisco Dorronsoro, Gaurav Bora, Sajit Dhot, Bikramjit Singh, Diawandou Diagne, Nandhakumar Sekar, Daniel Lalhimpuia.
NEUFC subs: Pawan Kumar, Mislav Komorski, Shouvik Ghosh, Lalengmawia, Puitea, Maximiliano Barreiro, Nikhil Kadam.
Odisha XI: Arshdeep Singh; Shubham Sarangi, Rana Gharami, Carlos Delgado, Narayan Das; Marcos Tebar, Vinit Rai; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Xisco Hernandez, Martin Guedes; Aridane Santana.
NEUFC XI: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; Reagan Singh, Kai Heerings, Wayne Vaz, Rakesh Pradhan; Redeem Tlang, Milan Singh, Jose Leudo, Panagiotis Triadis; Martin Chaves, Asamoah Chaves.
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