NorthEast United FC lost by one goal at their home ground in Guwahati against defending champions Chennaiyin FC on Thursday. Davide Succi’s goal in the 49th minute gave 3 winning points of the match to the guest team.
NEUFC is still at the top of the league with 10 points from six matches.
Delhi Dynamos maintained their unbeaten record in the Hero Indian Super League after settling for an entertaining 1-1 draw against NorthEast United FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, on Saturday.
Delhi Dynamos were lucky to surge ahead after Kean Lewis capitalised on a goalkeeping error from Subrata Paul in the 38th minute but the visitors earned a point through Emiliano Alfaro in the 51st minute.
With just 21 days left for the grand opening ceremony of Hero Indian Super League 2016, the entire Northeast region is slowly waking up to the world focus it is going to receive on 1st October. Football is not new to this region; the beautiful game is loved across eight sister state of India, but ISL 2016 will be special as Guwahati, for the first time, gets the honour to host the opening ceremony at the Indira Gandhi Stadium.
NorthEast United FC and FC Pune City are not giving up on their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals of Hero Indian Super League despite being in a discomforting position.
Both NorthEast United and FC Pune City find themselves in a similar do-or-die situation of making it to the play-offs but both teams are keeping the faith as they cross swords in Guwahati on Wednesday.
Once trailing at the bottom of the points table, NorthEast United FC moved to the top four of the Hero Indian Super League table with a 2-0 victory over Mumbai City FC in a 11th round clash in Guwahati on Friday.
Bruno Arias scored a 41st minute penalty to give his team the lead and then Diomansy Kamara scored a late goal in the 85th minute to grab all three points. The win helped NorthEast United displace FC Pune City (15 points from 11 matches) from the fourth spot with 16 points from 11 matches.
NorthEast United FC and Mumbai City FC need to put the horror of their last round losses behind them if they are to entertain any hopes of qualifying for the semifinals in the Hero Indian Super League.
NorthEast United FC lost to Kerala Blasters 1-4 at home and Mumbai City FC were hammered 0-7 by FC Goa in their previous games as they look to bounce back in a 11th round clash in Guwahati on Friday.
NorthEast United FC continued their dream run in the Hero Indian Super League with a 2-1 comeback win over Chennaiyin FC in a ninth round clash in Chennai on Wednesday.
In a dramatic match which was interrupted by heavy rain and lightning for 45 minutes, Chennaiyin FC took the lead through Elano Blumer (33rd minute) but NorthEast secured all points through goals from Diomansy Kamara (44th minute) and substitute Silas (72nd minute).
Simao Sabrosa converted an early penalty as NorthEast United FC put it across Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 in the Hero Indian Super League clash in Kolkata on Saturday.
The win helped NorthEast United move out of the bottom of the table. They now have 10 points to their credit, the same as Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC but with inferior goal average of minus five, they will have to settle for the seventh spot on the table just above Kerala Blasters (8 points). Significantly, NorthEast United are just four points adrift of leaders FC Goa.