NorthEast United FC will look to bring back their top game when they face table-toppers Hyderabad FC in match day 77 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 season on Monday at the PJN Stadium in Margao, Goa.
This has been a miserable season for The Highlanders and only some magical football from hereon can take them to the Top 4. NEUFC is currently at 10th position with 10 points. It will be undoubtedly one of their biggest hurdles when they face Hyderabad FC, who are in red hot form with back-to-back wins and 23 points in their kitty.
Today’s match will start at 7:30 PM IST. It will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar and Jio TV.
Bartholomew Ogbeche will be the major headache for NEUFC. He has been in brilliant touch and leading the goal scorers list with 12 goals so far. Hyderabad FC is, however, delighted as some of their other players like Akash Mishra, Joel Chianese and Joao Victor have contributed too.
Hyderabad FC head coach Manuel Marquez spoke on the same, ahead of the game and said, “We have the league’s top scorer in our team but it’s important that other players contribute. So it was positive. And the day Bart didn’t score, it was good for our confidence to be able to score.”
He also threw light on the mood in the Hyderabad camp and said, “Obviously the mood is better after the two wins. Usually, it’s difficult to win in the second leg because practically all the teams are in battle to get into the top four. We are happy with the six points but now we have to think about the next opponents.”
Both teams have faced each other five teams before and Hyderabad FC have won thrice.
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