Unbeaten under Khalid Jamil, NorthEast United (NEUFC) are gearing up for the first-leg of their Indian Super League semi-final as they take on a confident ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) team on Saturday, March 6, at the GMC Bambolim Stadium.
The Highlanders are enjoying a brilliant form of late as they are unbeaten in all of their last 10 ISL fixtures, beating the likes of league leaders Mumbai City FC, ATK Mohun Bagan, Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters.
This will be the third meeting between NorthEast United and ATK Mohun Bagan in ISL 2020-21 and the results have been shared with both winning a game apiece. The recent result saw NEUFC pipping ATKMB 2-1, courtesy of Federico Gallego’s 81st-minute goal.
It is going to be NUEFC’s only second ISL semi-final appearance. The last time they managed to reach the stage was in 2018 where they lost to Bengaluru FC. As far as ATKMB are concerned, they fumbled in their final league stage game against Mumbai City FC, losing out on the League Winners’ Shield only on goal difference.
NorthEast United FC squad
Goalkeepers: Sanjiban Ghosh, Subhasish Roy, Gurmeet, Nikhil Deka
Defenders: Ashutosh Mehta, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar, Mashoor Shereef, Nabin Rabha, Nim Dorjee, Provat Lakra, Wayne Vaz, Rakesh Pradhan
Midfielders: Federico Gallego, Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, Imran Khan, Lalrempuia Fanai, Pragyan Gogoi, Rochharzela
Forwards: Idrissa Sylla, Luis Machado, Kwesi Appiah, Britto PM, Ninthoinganba Meetei, Lalkhawpuimawia, Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Deshorn Brown
ATK Mohun Bagan squad
Goalkeepers: Arindam Bhattacharya, Dheeraj Singh, Arsh Shaikh, Aryan Niraj Lamba, Avilash Paul
Defenders: Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Prabir Das, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Sumit Rathi, Boris Singh Thangjam
Midfielders: Edu Garcia, Javier Hernandez, Carl McHugh, Michael Soosairaj, Jayesh Rane, Pronay Halder, Bradden Inman, Michael Regin, Sahil Sheikh, Ningombam Engson Singh, Md. Fardin Ali Molla, Lenny Rodriguez
Forwards: Roy Krishna, David Williams, Manvir Singh, Marcelinho
NorthEast United vs ATK Mohun Bagan likely playing XI
NorthEast United predicted playing XI: Subhasish Roy; Nim Dorjee, Benjamin Lambot, Dylan Fox, Gurjinder Kumar; Khassa Camara, Lalengmawia, VP Suhair; Federico Gallego, Deshorn Brown, Luis Machado
ATK Mohun Bagan predicted playing XI: Arindam Bhattacharya; Pritam Kotal, Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose; Carl McHugh, Pronay Haldar, Lenny Rodrigues, Roy Krishna, David Williams, Marcelinho
Where to watch NorthEast United vs ATK Mohun Bagan ISL semi-final live?
The NorthEast United FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan ISL semi-final 1st leg will be telecast live at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST) on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Hindi as well as the respective HD TV channels in India.
NEUFC vs ATKMB will also be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV. Get ISL live scores here.
Feature Image Courtesy: Website/ Indian Super League