FT: That is it. The teams will share the spoils. Neither team will be happy with the result, but it is probably what they deserve! Also, realistically that was NorthEast chance of getting to the playoffs disappear!
93' Ouch! That would have hurt Iain Hume, Alves with a strong challenge on the Canadian. He hilariously signals for a substitution for Hume after that. He is a #Legend in my books from now on!
92' Atletico attack with aplomb, but this time Robert's cross had Iain Hume off.
Javi Lara with a lovely freekick, Postiga squares the header to Iain Hume who couldn't miss.
88' A sweeping cross field ball by Javi Lara, Iain Hume heads it. But goes behind for a corner.
85' I have been one of those people to criticise Nirmal Chhetri to never live up to his potential. But, credit where is due, he has had a blinder.
81' WHAT A CHANCE FOR ALFARO. The ball comes to him deflected from a short onto his head, with Debit stranded in the corner of the goal, Alfaro nods it to his hand.
80' Patient build up again, but there is absolutely no space in-between the lines for ATK to exploit. Nato tries a chip, it had to pinpoint to have Belencoso in, and it wasn't.
75' Patient buildup by ATK, who go through Ruidas, Belencoso, Borja for eventually Lara to shoot. But, that is bread and butter for Subrata Paul.
70' Some lovely build up play between Borges and Yusa, who crosses for Alfaro (who has already lost Arnab who was marking him), but his free header is weak and right into the arms for Debjit Majumdar.
67' Romaric with a good run up front, and but his shot is deflected and no work done.
62' A lovely counter attack, Javi Lara slips in Ruidas on the left, his cross goes behind for a corner. The resulting corner was overhit.
58' NorthEast are camped into the ATK half, and they're piling on the pressure, and it doesn't help when your goalkeeper opts to punch when he needs to grab.
56' NorthEast have started playing well, they are controlling the game and ATK are left to pick crumbs from the ground.
54' WHAT A TACKLE by Prabir Das, who was past the ATK fullback, but he comes off with the ball. Bengali Maldini anyone?
52' Another corner for ATK, and Javi Lara audaciously tries to get a goal DIRECTLY from the corner. What a guy! Subrata has made a meal of it too, and thankfully for him and NorthEast Gurung heads it off the line.
46' Kolkata on the front foot, Javi Lara slips Ruidas to the feet, but is well cleared by Nirmal Chhetri.
We are back for the second half, and there is a change for ATK Ralte is off for Ruidas.
HT: That is the half.
44' NorthEast have defended well in the box, every ball which has come in has been won by the defenders or has seen the Canadian head the ball too far away from the goal.
41' Lovely run by Nico Velez on the right, he goes past Robert and crosses into the box. Kolkata fans would have had their hearts in their mouth with that coming into the box, cleared though.
38' Pearson with a huge-huge opportunity to get the hosts level, the ball fell on his favourite left-foot but he hits it into the ground and into the arms of Paul. Welcoming ones I must add.
34' Saitya twists and turns, but is well chauffeured by Prabir Das.
33' Debit sparks a counter, Pearson runs with the ball like ten yards, and horribly overhits the pass wide and Javi Lara hangs his head.
31' Javi Lara getting more and more and space in the middle of the pitch, he picks up a lovely reverse ball for Iain Hume who passes it back in the middle. I guess, playing in front is overrated.
27' Postiga with another snapshot, but that goes and hits the side netting.
27' Atletico de Kolkata piling on the pressure here, Javi Lara with the ball wide with three players in the box. He hits the first man. Just wow.
25' The ball pinballs in the area, Ralte goes for a snapshot and overhits it majorly.
22' Lovely hold up play from Alfaro, who slips the ball into Holicharn, but the ball was offside.
18' A free-kick in a very promising position, but Postiga steps up and hits it against the wall.
13' Ralte playing on the right, and Javi Lara on the right. The wingers are interchanging positions often.
10' A lovely cross swung in by Prabir Das, Iain Hume rises up but is beaten by Lazzaretti.
8' Another freekick by Javi Lara, but he skies the cross and it is well collected by Paul!
6' That is what we call in football as 'against the run of play'.
That was some catastrophic defending by Sereno, who underhit the square pass by a million ounces. Velez pounces, jumps over the tackle from Arnab and slots it home.
3' A free-kick in a very promising position for ATK, Javi Lara swings it in, and brilliantly defended by Borges.
2' First corner of the game by Javi Lara, he hits the first defender, infuriating that.
1' That was a 'headless chicken' run by Sereno, he looked down and ran past two or three NorthEast players getting into the Highlander's half, and then fails to see Hume in acres of space out wide and loses it. Defenders, ahh, are so imperfectly perfect.
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