ISL 2020-21, ATK Mohun Bagan vs NorthEast United: Roy Krishna's assists, Luis Machado's penalty miss and other talking points
We look at the main talking points from ATK Mohun Bagan's semi-final second-leg win over NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League playoffs.
Highlights, ISL 2021 Semi-final, NorthEast United vs ATK Mohun Bagan, Full Score: ATKMB through to final after nervy finish
Catch all the latest updates and the live score from NorthEast United's semi-final second leg clash against ATK Mohun Bagan on Firstpost.com's LIVE blog.
ISL 2020-21, NorthEast United vs ATK Mohun Bagan: David Williams' trickery, Camara's tireless running and other talking points
The drama and excitement that accompanies a do-or-die match is truly exhilarating, and there was a fair bit of that on display in the Indian Super League on Saturday, as NorthEast United scored a stoppage-time equaliser in the first leg of the semi-final to deny ATK Mohun Bagan a win.
ISL 2020-21: Idrissa Sylla's stoppage-time equaliser sees NorthEast United hold ATK Mohun Bagan in semi-final first leg
Antonio Habas was just minutes away from recording his maiden first-leg playoff win in the League when the second-half substitute struck in the fourth minute of injury time to cancel out David Williams' 34th-minute goal.
Highlights, ISL 2021 Semi-final, NorthEast United vs ATK Mohun Bagan, Full score: Idrissa Sylla saves NEUFC in 1-1 draw
Catch all the latest updates and the live score from the first leg of the ISL semi-final fixture between ATK Mohun Bagan FC and NorthEast United on Firstpost.com's live blog!
ISL 2020-21: NorthEast United aim to maintain unbeaten run against ATK Mohun Bagan in first leg of second semi-final
Jamil has remained unbeaten in the nine games, recording six wins and three draws and he will now look to carry on the momentum when his team clashes against ATK Mohun Bagan.
NorthEast United FC now have 30 points from 19 matches, level on points with FC Goa in third. They now need just a point from their final league match against Kerala Blasters to qualify for the playoffs.
ISL 2020-21: Two-way battle for top spot, playoff scenarios involving FC Goa, Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United
League leaders ATK Mohun Bagan could've sealed the top spot on Monday and with it, the AFC Champions League slot but Hyderabad FC denied them as their match ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
ISL 2020-21: Roy Krishna helps ATK Mohun Bagan reclaim top spot; Luis Machado scores brace as NorthEast United continue unbeaten run
Goals from Luis Machado (9th and 24th) and Deshorn Brown (19th) helped the Highlanders move to third spot and strengthen their chances of qualifying for the play-offs
ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC held by NorthEast United in goalless draw; SC East Bengal beat Jamshedpur FC
While Hyderabad moved to third on goal difference, NEUFC climbed above FC Goa to fourth. FC Goa, however, have a game in hand and will face leaders Mumbai City FC on Monday.
Federico Gallego stole the show yet again as he helped NorthEast United FC hold FC Goa to a 2-2 draw in a Indian Super League match
The win ended Mumbai's chances of creating history with a record 13th straight unbeaten game.
ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC eye longest unbeaten streak in league's history as they take on NorthEast United
Mumbai City are unbeaten in their last 12 games, having won nine and drawn thrice and are leading the table with 30 points.
Gallego had a part to play in Luis Machado's opener (60th) before Roy Krishna (72nd) equalised for the Mariners. Gallego's 81st-minute curler settled things for NorthEast.
With teams entering the final third of the season, NEUFC can afford no more slip-ups if they are to enter the playoffs.
Jamsehdpur FC coach Owen Coyle doesn't feel his side's recent slump is down to inconsistency and believes they have the character to bounce back at the Tilak Maidan Stadium.
NorthEast United said that the decision was taken due to a "contrast in the team’s current tactics and the club’s philosophy and vision."
Luis Machado (27') opened the scoring for the Highlanders but Rahul Bheke (49') cancelled out his goal after the break to help the Blues salvage a point.
While Bengaluru FC have lost four games on the trot, NorthEast United are winless in six while suffering three losses.
Hyderabad took the lead through goals from Aridane Santana (3') and Joel Chianese (36') before a penalty from Federico Gallego (45') and Benjamin Lambot's strike (45') helped NEUFC draw parity before the break.