Juan Ferrando bought off to a a hit begin as ATK Mohun Bagan coach but absolute most practical appropriate as his side scraped previous a exciting NorthEast United FC 3-2 in an exhilarating Hero Indian Immense League sport on the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday.
Ferrando jumped ship from FC Goa to ATKMB after the Mariners let trip of Antonio Lopez Habas in a dramatic flip of events over the closing week. Clad in ATKMB trip back and forth polo, Ferrando regarded unfazed by the noise round him and went about his job but became rocked early on as VP Suhair gave North East United the lead within the 2nd minute.
Hugo Boumous (53rd, 76th) scored a brace after Liston Colaco (45th) equalised for ATKMB but Mashoor Shereef (87th) bought the Highlanders within the game leisurely on. Within the end, the Kolkata side held firm and recorded their first employ in four fits. ATKMB now own 11 facets from seven games. NorthEast United live in ninth situation with seven facets from eight fits.
It became now not a fairytale begin for Ferrando as ATKMB boss as NorthEast went ahead in impartial the second minute. Mathias Coureur floated in a palatable nook in the direction of the shut to put up where Suhair became on hand to nod dwelling.
Stung by the early setback, ATKMB upped the ante and may own pulled level but for Manvir Singh who fired over the bar from interior the field.
Roy Krishna had a few half-chances thereafter but appropriate reflexes from Mirshad Michu in NorthEast purpose and Krishna’s inefficiency capture the ball in aim kept the rating to 1-0.
For the Highlanders, seasoned defender Gurjinder Kumar bought injured within the 26th minute and wanted to get replaced by Tondonba Singh. Colaco compelled Michu into motion with a fierce effort from an perspective interior the field but the keeper did neatly to avert the articulate.
At the choice end, Amrinder Singh pulled off a advantageous set to support Rochharzela’s long-fluctuate try at bay. Colaco then burst thru into the penalty field but his take from an acute perspective became neatly saved all every other time by Michu The rebound became blocked brilliantly by Khassa Camara off Hugo Boumous.
Dazzling when it gave the affect of NorthEast would trip into the smash with a 1-0 lead, Michu scuffed a purpose kick and the ball fell to Krishna who swung in a appetizing faulty for Colaco to pass into the far nook.
After the halftime breather, ATKMB made up our minds to pass up a gear and Boumous made it 2-1 rapidly after the restart to underline their intent. NorthEast United did not clear their strains for too long, leading to Subhasish Bose chopping the ball support from the left byline for Boumous to outfox the defender with a impartial correct attempting portion of skill and faucet dwelling.
Krishna then beat a few defenders to take a wild swipe at purpose sooner than Carl McHugh made contrivance for Joni Kauko on the hour-designate.
Kauko became at it from the off as the Finland footballer achieved the biggest half within the third purpose, establishing Boumous with a beautifully weighted pass for the latter to suit it wide of the keeper and into the safe.
Against the speed of play, replace Shereef bought NorthEast support within the game with a magnificent shot from interior the field with the demise minutes of the match protecting the ATKMB faithful on the threshold of their seats.