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BEN vs NOR Match Result -
Bengaluru
3 - 0
FT
NorthEast United
N. Fedor 72'
Dimas 87'
S. Chhetri 90'+2'
This is Sayak Dipta Dey (@sayakdd) signing-off for tonight. Stay tuned to Sportskeeda for further updates and analysis of the game. Hero ISL action continues tomorrow as FC Goa host Mumbai City in the second leg of the second semi-final in Goa. See you then!
FULL TIME : Bengaluru FC 3-0 NorthEast United (Aggregate : 4-2)

A dominant Bengaluru side win comfortably over a defensive and injury-stricken NorthEast United. After holding the Blues till the 72nd Minute, it was way too much for the Highlanders to deal with especially after Gallego was stretchered off. Credits to Schattorie and his men for a  hard-fought, resilient performance.

Congratulations to Bengaluru FC for going through to the final for the second time.

90+6' Mascia shoots to atleast get a consolation goal but Nishu Kumar steps-in to block the shot.
90+5' Substitution for Bengaluru FC

OUT - Sunil Chhetri (11)
IN - Boithang Haokip (17)
90+2' GOAAAAAAL! Miku plays Chhetri through as the away side are caught napping at the back and play Chhetri on-side. The Bengaluru Captain rounds-off Pawan Kumar with sheer composure and puts it in the back of an empty net for 3-0 Bengaluru. 
Additional Time : 6 Minutes. 
87' GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! Bengaluru FC hit NorthEast United on counter as Udanta outpaces every red-shirt tries to lob it over Pawan Kumar from a tough angle, hits the post which falls to Dimas Delgado who finishes it off into the back of the net. Bengaluru 2-0 up. 3-2 ahead on aggregate.

Redeem Tlang booked as well. 
83' Grgic heads wide from a Mascia corner. NorthEast United have upped the ante. 
80' Substitution for Bengaluru FC :

OUT - Xisco Hernandez (19)
IN - Albert Serran (3)
78' Substitution for Bengaluru FC :

OUT - Reagan Singh (12)
IN - Nikhil Kadam (23) 
76' Reagan Singh brings down Udanta Singh in the box as shouts for Penalty from the Bengaluru side. However, the referee is not interested. 
74' Bheke and Udanta combine to set the Manipuri infront of goal whose attempt is desperately saved by Pawan Kumar. 
72' GOAAAAAAL! Miku with a wonderful one-touch finish to finish off a lurking ball from Udanta Singh past Pawan Kumar after initially being set up by Xisco Hernandez. Bengaluru 1-0 ahead, 2-2 now on aggregate. The Blues now with an away goal advantage. 
69' Substitution for NEUFC.

OUT - Lalrempuia Fanai (7)
IN - Shouvik Ghosh (26)
68' Substitution for Bengaluru FC

OUT - Juanan (5)
IN - Luis Lopez (9)
66' Corner for Bengaluru FC. Udanta and Bheke combine to put the ball inside the box which ends up with Juanan just infront of the goal but the Spaniard fails to make his touch right as the ball goes over the target. 
64' Triadis steps up to take the free-kick, has a nice curl to it and it goes wide. Sandhu had it covered nevertheless. 
62' Rahul Bheke booked for bringing down Lalthathanga Khawlhring just outside the box. 
60' Substitution for NorthEast United FC

OUT - Federico Gallego (9)
IN - Panagiotis Triadis (27)
58' Worrisome for the NorthEast United faithful as Gallego appears to have suffered a broken ankle for his brave tackle. The Ambulance has rushed him to the nearby Hospital. 
55' Gallego looks in serious trouble after that tackle to hold Miku. The stretchers are out. 
53' Miku cuts in to make space for himself to shoot but Federico Gallego and Mato Grgic throw their bodies on the way to tackle Miku out. 
50' SAVE! Corner ends up with Nishu Kumar who drives in a venomous shot from distance. Pawan Kumar with an equally brilliant save to deny the Lucknow based defender. 
49' Bengaluru suddenly shift gears and earn a corner. The corner is dealt hastily by Keegan Pereira who makes a mess of it and almost allowed Bengaluru to go ahead. Pawan Kumar saves.
47' NorthEast United with a more attacking mind-set at the start of the second-half here.
Second half kicks-off. 
HALF TIME : Bengaluru FC 0-0 NorthEast United

It's been all Bengaluru in the first half with atleast three clear-cut chances to go ahead but Miku failed to find the back of the net each time. NorthEast United so far able to soak in the pressure but may give up any moment. 

Second-half in a few minutes. Stay Tuned to Sportskeeda. 
Additional Time : 2 MInutes. 
42' Mascia drives in one belter out of nowhere which forces Gurpreet Sandhu to pull-off an acrobatic save to keep the scores intact. 
39' Bengaluru FC continue their pressure on the United defence, but fail to eke out more chances after three three sitters scuffed by Miku. 
36' Nishu Kumar finds himself clear in the box but takes too much time to take a decision, allowing Redeem Tlang shoulders him out to earn a goal-kick for NorthEast United. 
34' Miku shows his quick-feet, dribbles past couple of defenders, creates space for himself but fails to unleash the required power on the shot and Pawan Kumar collects with ease. 
30' Federico Gallego with a little-shimmy outside the box and goes for goal from distance, misses. 
28' Mix-up at the back for NorthEast defence as Grgic, Rivas and Pawan Kumar fail to communicate to clear the ball which allows Miku to mount pressure. Jose Leudo bails United out of the danger with a clearance at the end of it. 
26' NorthEast United sitting back and trying to hit Bengaluru on the counter which has worked so far for the away side but the threat Bengaluru are showing in each of their move may just start making Schattorie worry now.
24' MISS! Miku missing yet another sitter. Udanta Singh cuts-in and lays it on a plate for Miku in the box who instead of just placing with a slight touch fires it over the target. A warning call for the Highlanders perhaps. 
22' MISS! Nishu Kumar with a pin-point cross from the left which finds Miku who heads it agonizingly wide of the goal. Could have been 1-0 easily there. It was harder to miss than score on that occasion. 
18' Couple of corners and free-kicks swung in the danger zone by NorthEast United but lack of Red shirts at the end of the incoming ball doesn't trouble Bengaluru FC. 
14' The free-kick is taken with a lob towards Chhetri which results in a Bengaluru corner which yields nothing for the Blues as NorthEast recover. 
12' A slight nudge from Keegan Pereira brings down Xisco Hernandez. A free-kick for Bengaluru at an interesting position. 
10' An intensive ten minutes so far with as many as four chances on goal for Bengaluru but NorthEast United have been able to soak in the pressure well. 
7' Sudden counter from NorthEast United against the run of play as Dimas gives away possession way too cheaply to Gallego who plays Mascia through on goal who shoots straight to Gurpreet. That happened in a flash!
4' Brilliant build-up down the left from Bengaluru. Nishu Kumar plays Chhetri who delivers in a delicious looking cross towards Udanta but Keegan Pereira is present at the end of it to bail NorthEast United out. 
2' Bengaluru pressing from the word go here by using the flanks at tandem. 
0' Kick-off. Bengaluru get us underway in their traditional Blue while NorthEast have adorned their away reds. 
National Anthem over, kick-off next. 
The teams are out. West Block Blues unfurl a new tifo of their own! 
“I know exactly how Bengaluru FC play and they know how we play. Last game, first half we completely dominated. We lost two key players. Second half was way more difficult. But it had to with the changes we did in the team. But coming here we know that this is a game that is all or nothing. We will be trying to reach the final,” said Schattorie prior the kick-off.
Change in the NorthEast Line-Up.Robert Lalthlamuana is replaced by Keegan Pereira. Mato Grgic is handed the captain's arm band!

Updated XI : Pawan Kumar (GK), Janeiler Rivas, Reagan Singh, Mato Grgic(C), Keegan Pereira, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Redeem Tlang, Federico Gallego, Lalrempuia Fanai, Jose Leudo, Juan Mascia.
Substitutes

NorthEast United :
Gurmeet (GK), Gurwinder Singh, Keegan Pereira, Shouvik Ghosh, Nikhil Kadam, Panagiotis Triadis(MF)27Bartholomew Ogbeche(FWD)

Bengaluru FC : Soirem Poirei (GK), Albert Serran, Rino Anto,Boithang Haokip, Kean Lewis, Luis Lopez, Semboi Haokip
Bengaluru FC XI : Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Dimas Delgado, Xisco Hernandez, Udanta Singh, Alejandro Garcia Barrera, Sunil Chhetri (C), Miku.

NorthEast United XI :
Pawan Kumar (GK), Janeiler Rivas, Reagan Singh, Mato Grgic (C), Robert Lalthlamuana, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Redeem Tlang, Federico Gallego, Lalrempuia Fanai, Jose Leudo, Juan Mascia.
Miku has taken just five shots against NorthEast, his lowest against any team. Carles Cuadrat will hope the striker can regain his scoring boots in the Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL Semifinal.

The other striker NorthEast have to be wary of is Sunil Chhetri. He has scored 4 goals and provided 2 assists against the Highlanders.
Keep them guessing.

Bartholomew Ogbeche and Rowllin Borges played only 45 minutes in the first leg. It's unsure whether the duo will play in the second leg against Bengaluru but NorthEast coach Eelco Schattorie says he would like to keep Bengaluru guessing on the match-fitness of the two.

According to a media report, Ogbeche and Borges have recovered and could play against BFC on Monday in the Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL semifinal.
The Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL Semifinal will be a match between an unbeaten home side and the best away team in the tournament. Bengaluru have 6 wins and 3 draws at home. NorthEast, on the other hand, have 5 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses during their travels.
The only time Bengaluru have won after conceding first is against ATK in Kolkata. Komal Thatal gave ATK the lead before Miku and Erik Paartalu scripted the comeback for BFC.


NorthEast have not lost a single match after scoring first. In the 4 matches they scored first, there are 3 wins and 1 draw. Bengaluru have scored 1st in 12 matches and lost just one of them - the 5-1 thrashing by Jamshedpur.
Late bloomers.
Both Bengaluru and NorthEast have scored most of their goals in the final 15 minutes. BFC have 8 of their 30 goals between the 76th minute and full time, while NorthEast have 9. In the NorthEast United v Bengaluru ISL Semifinal, both teams scored once in the final quarter of the game.
NorthEast need to be wary of the threat from the flanks against Bengaluru. The hosts of the second leg of the ISL semifinal have scored 11 goals from crosses. And NEUFC have conceded 11 goals from crosses.
NorthEast are generally not a counter-attacking side. They have scored 16 out of 24 goals from open play. Bengaluru, on the other hand, have scored 6 goals from counters. 23 of Bengaluru's goals have come from open play.
NorthEast made 52 clearances and 25 tackles in the first leg against Bengaluru. Eelco Schattorie has indicated he will not deploy a defensive strategy in the Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL semifinal.
In the first leg, NorthEast players made 48 passes in the attacking third compared to Bengaluru's 64. However, NorthEast prevented Bengaluru from gaining rhythm in the attacking third.
The hosts will hope for a better outing in the Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL Semifinal tonight.
Probable Line-ups:
Bengaluru Probable XI:
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Dimas Delgado, Alejandro Barrera, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri (C), Miku

NorthEast United Probable XI: Pawan Kumar (GK), Janeiler Rivas, Reagan Singh, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana (C), Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Nikhil Kadam, Federico Gallego, Jose Leudo, Juan Mascia
Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL Semifinal preview:

Bengaluru FC have to overcome a one-goal deficit but it's not a straightforward task in the second leg of the Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL semifinal at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Monday.

NorthEast United beat Bengaluru 2-1 during the first leg in Guwahati. They hold a slender advantage over the Blues, who are looking to make the ISL final for the second year in a row. But it's Bengaluru who have the away goal advantage ahead of the second leg.

Xisco Hernandez's goal in Guwahati means that Bengaluru can progress with a simple 1-0 win. However, should NorthEast score, the task will become more difficult for the Blues. Extra time and penalties will decide the tie if the score is 2-1 in favour of the hosts. Anything more than that, Bengaluru have to beat NorthEast by a two-goal margin to make the ISL final in Mumbai on Sunday.

While it's NorthEast's first time in a situation of this sort, Bengaluru have overturned the deficit on a few occasions before - during the 3-1 win over Johor Darul Ta'zim in the AFC Cup 2016 after a 1-1 draw in the away tie in Malaysia. Bengaluru also beat Pune City 3-1 at home after holding them goalless in Pune in the ISL Semifinals last season.

NorthEast will miss their star striker and captain Bartholomew Ogbeche, who pulled a hamstring in the first leg and had to be replaced at half-time. Midfielder Rowllin Borges is also doubtful for the clash while Bengaluru have the full squad at their disposal.

BFC haven't lost a game at home this season but the odds are stacked against them. NorthEast will look to Federico Gallego and Juan Mascia for inspiration in the absence of Ogbeche. Nikhil Kadam, Borges' replacement in Guwahati, will likely be handed a start.

At the end of the first leg, NorthEast were awarded a penalty, which led to Mascia's winner. There was a scuffle between the two sides immediately after and consequently, the assistant coach of BFC and NorthEast United, Gerard Zaragoza and Shaun Onteng respectively, will be missing from the touchline. Dimas Delgado, Bengaluru midfielder escaped a sanction.

When and where to watch: The Live Streaming of the Bengaluru v NorthEast United ISL Semifinal is on Hotstar. TV Telecast on Star Sports Network and Colors Kannada begins at 7.30 pm IST.
B. Haokip
S. Chhetri
90'+5'
S. Chhetri
assist: N. Fedor
90'+2'
88'
R. Tlang
Dimas
87'
Luisma
85'
Albert Serrán
Xisco Hernández
82'
80'
N. Kadam
R. Singh
Dimas
79'
N. Fedor
assist: U. Singh
72'
68'
S. Ghosh
F. Lalrempuia
Luisma
Juanan
68'
R. Bheke
63'
60'
P. Triadis
F. Gallego
NorthEast United (4-4-2)
Eelco Schattorie (Manager)
1
G. Singh
22
N. Kumar
5
Juanan
2
R. Bheke
10
H. Khabra
14
Dimas
24
Álex Barrera
11
S. Chhetri
19
Xisco Hernández
21
U. Singh
7
N. Fedor
1
Pawan Kumar I
20
K. Pereira
18
M. Grgić
2
J. Rivas
12
R. Singh
32
L. Khawlhring
7
F. Lalrempuia
6
J. Leudo
22
R. Tlang
24
J. Mascia
9
F. Gallego
NorthEast United (4-4-2)
Eelco Schattorie (Manager)
Bengaluru Subs
13
R. Anto
17
B. Haokip
18
T. Haokip
8
K. Lewis
23
S. Anganba
3
Albert Serrán
9
Luisma
NorthEast United Subs
26
S. Ghosh
23
N. Kadam
10
B. Ogbeche
31
Gurmeet Singh
16
Gurwinder Singh
27
P. Triadis
59% POSSESSION 41%
15 SHOTS 8
8 SHOTS ON GOAL 2
20 FOULS 13
8 CORNERS 6
0 OFFSIDES 3
3 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
2 SAVES 5
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Kerala Blasters FC 1 1 0 0 1 3
2 Bengaluru FC 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Chennaiyin FC 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 FC Goa 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hyderabad FC 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Jamshedpur FC 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Mumbai City FC 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 NorthEast United FC 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Odisha FC 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 ATK 1 0 0 1 -1 0
PMatches Played
WMatches Won
DMatches Drawn
LMatches Lost
GDGoal Difference
PtsTotal Points
MATCH DETAILS
Match time Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 07:30 PM
Updated: Mar 11, 2019 21:44 PM | Published: Mar 10, 2019 21:14 PM