In the third season as well, the NorthEast United have failed to do justice to the expectations of the football lovers that unconditionally give their hundred percent in every match. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said about the coach and the players.
ISL 2016: NorthEast United FC score last-gasp equaliser against Chennaiyin FC to keep play-off hopes alive
NorthEast United scored in the final minute of the added time to hold defending champions Chennaiyin FC to a 3-3 draw in a thrilling match and kept themselves alive for a play-offs berth in the Indian Super League football in Chennai on Saturday.
With Alfaro back from suspension next week, NorthEast will have all the players at their disposal. There is absolutely no excuse now
NorthEast United have the worst form in the league at the moment, and the only reason they are not further down the table is their good early-season form.
Atletico de Kolkata produced a gritty performance as they scored twice in the second half to notch up a 2-1 win over hosts NorthEast United in an entertaining Hero Indian Super League match at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Friday.
NorthEast United have taken 10 points from the available 18 so far, which seems just about satisfactory. However, considering their six matches have come in a space of 20 days, their performance so far has been commendable.
The attacking trident of Nicolas Velez, Katsumi Yusa and Emiliano Alfaro has been incredible for NorthEast so far, and all three played a part in the goal on Wednesday.
Mumbai City FC learnt from their errors in their victory over FC Pune City in the previous match, but were still not completely able to erase their issues at home against NorthEast United FC, despite winning through a solitary Diego Forlan penalty.
NorthEast have shown a glimpse of their potential in win over Kerala Blasters in the opening match of ISL 2016.
Mumbai and NorthEast face each other on the back of damning losses.
That only eight out of the thirty-eight Indian Super League matches so far have ended in a stalemate as opposed to twenty draws in 2014 is a testament to the quality of football on display.
Chhetri won headers from goalkicks, held up play well, combined brilliantly with Subash Singham on the right and Sony Norde on the left
After a winless streak of three games, Mumbai have a hat-trick of wins -- after a hat-trick from their star forward Chhetri.
Atletico failed to register a clean sheet in yet another game, as one of last season’s strongest defensive units continued to get undone in face of pace from the opposition.
Portuguese midfielder Simao Sabrosa converted from the penalty spot in the 90th minute while Velez put the game beyond Chennaiyin's reach with a late second goal
Kerala Blasters FC got their campaign off to a rollicking start, recording a convincing 3-1 win over NorthEast United FC in their Indian Super League (ISL) match in Kochi on Tuesday.