90+2' ALMOST! Gerson nearly concedes a goal after kicking air instead of the ball from a cross, but Albino collects the ball to spare his teammate the blushes.
90+1' Nirmal goes into the book for a frustrated foul on Leo Costa... The Highlander fans are leaving by the droves...
90' 4 minutes of injury time
89' Goian is lucky as a ball over the top bounces off Alfaro onto the Romanian's arm, but the ref waves play on. Albino Gomes goes into the book for time-wasting.
87' Leo Costa goes down and NEUFC players are incensed that the referee stops play.
85' Mumbai get a throw-in on the halfway line to release the pressure, but promptly concede possession
84' NEUFC ramp up the pressure, with Mumbai playing with 10 men behind the ball. Goian commands his defence superbly, ans Mumbai look to see out the win.
81' Albino Gomes takes a knock in the back and cleverly goes down, killing NEUFC's momentum
80' Alfaro gets fouled and Katsumi steps up to take it. The Japanese midfielder sends in a good delivery, and Gerson clears the ball out for a corner.
79' WHAT A SUPERB PIECE OF PLAY! Forlan with a stunning through ball to Defederico running down the middle - the Argentine does superbly to get past his marker and then produces an ingenious touch to nearly score from a narrow angle.
77' AMAZING DEFENDING FROM MUMBAI! The entire Mumbai backline throws themselves to block about 4-5 shots as NEUFC indulge in some pinball in the box from a corner.
76' GREAT DEFENDING FROM GOIAN! He heads the ball out of danger and concedes a corner.
75' Forlan sends in a corner with his left foot, and NEUFC clear the ball out of danger
73' Chhangte comes on to replace Robin Gurung
72' WHAT A STRIKE! Mumbai charge up the pitch with Defederico laying the ball off to Leo Costa in the centre of the park. The Brazilian spies a gap and curls the ball to the near post, but it flies inches wide.
71' Jackichand goes off on a stretcher and Ashutosh comes on to replace him
70' Worrying scenes for Mumbai as Jackichand goes down injured.
69' Katsumi, who is STILL fired up, sends in a poor corner, and then wastes the chance to get the ball in again, with Leo Costa playing the ball off him to earn a goal-kick.
68' Goian with some superb defending to prevent Seityasen from getting a cross in, but NEUFC have a corner.
66' Sony Norde comes off to be replaced by Matias Defederico
65' Alfaro is incorrectly pulled up for offside as he runs clear of the defence and volleys his shot narrowly over the bar.
63' Robert Cullen comes on to replace Didier Zokora.
63' ALFARO GOES INTO THE BOOK FOR DIVING! That looks like a brilliant call! Alfaro dribbles into the box and at first glance, looks to have been tripped, but the referee gets it right.
59' Katsumi is really lucky to be on the pitch. He challenges Goian, with some elbows flying about and asks the crowd to make some noise.
56' Mumbai are overplaying right now.. Forlan lays the ball off to Leo Costa on the edge of the box. He has to space to shoot but tries to dribble into the box and is fortunate to earn a corner. Forlan takes the set-piece and after the initial delivery is cleared, Forlan crosses to Vadocz in the box, and his header flashes narrowly wide!
54' GREAT DEFENDING! Forlan finds himself in space on the box, but instead of shooting opts to dribble past his marker, but Katsumi charges in to nick the ball off the Uruguayan's feet.
53' Finally, some football! Vadocz sends Norde clear of the NEUFC defence down the left. The Haitian checks back onto his right foot and cross to Forlan in the box, but Lazzarreti clears
51' Sena Ralte and Katsumi with a frosty challenge as the two get involved in another minor altercation again. Needless, this.
48' FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT! Sena Ralte with an ugly challenge on Katsumi, the Japanese midfielder is livid and pushes him, with Zokora also shoving Ralte to the floor. The benches storm the field to restore calm, with both coaches also getting involved. Sena Ralte and Katsumi get a yellow card, with Zokora getting one too. Ugly scenes.
47' SHOT! Jackichand cuts inside from the left wing, dribbles past his marker and tries to curl a shot at the far post, but it goes wide.
46' Goian concedes a free-kick on the halfway line, with Katsumi getting fouled. Zokora is immediately in the ear of the referee, asking for a yellow, but the referee ignores him.
46' PEEP PEEP PEEP! NorthEast United FC get us underway in the second half!
HT: Sehnaj Singh comes on to replace Anwar Ali
HT: Sumeet Passi comes of for Seityasen Singh
The teams have exited the tunnel. Kickoff in the second half is moments away!
The second half is minutes away. Stay tuned
45+2' WHAT IS IT WITH KEEPERS NAMED GOMES? Passi sends in a cross that barely threatens, but Gomes almost palms it into the Mumbai goal.
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