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Following the blockbuster result, ATK Mohun Bagan are back at the top, while Hyderabad’s playoff fate is now up to the performance of other teams. More twists to follow for the race to playoffs.
FULL-TIME: It ends all level at Fatorda Stadium today. While Hyderabad had a gloomy start to the game, they made up for it with 2 goals. However, ATK Mohun Bagan came back from behind twice to stun Nizams and retain the top spot. It is Hyderabad FC 2, ATK Mohun Bagan 2.
[90+3′] GOOAAAL!!! Pritam Kotal. The Mariners manage to row to the top of the table yet again! Mohun Bagan have once again shown why they are at top of the table. The late goal comes after a cross in box takes a touch from many players before Kotal’s flick sees ball cross the line. Hyderabad FC 2, ATK Mohun Bagan 2.
[90′] Will ATK Mohun Bagan manage to steal a point from 10-man Hyderabad? We have 6 more minutes to know that.
[90′] DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION for Hyderabad FC. Narzary and Chianese OFF, Yasir and Sahi ON.
[86′] YELLOW CARD for Laxmikant Kattimani. Hyderabad goalkeeper goes in books after attempting to delay the restart.
[82′] SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Tiri OFF, Halder ON.
[82′] YELLOW CARD for Komal Thatal. Mohun Bagan substitute sees yellow card for rough tackle.
[78′] SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Komal ON, Javi OFF.
[75′] GOOAAALL!! Roland Alberg. The super-sub effect has well and truly favoured Nizam’s fortunes at Fatorda. Following a throw-in, it is Aridane Santana who takes a delicate first touch and sends a through ball in box from the left flank. Substitute Alberg, full of energy rushes inside the box and hits it first time with his left leg, leaving Arindam glued to the spot. Assist – Aridane Santana. Hyderabad FC 2, ATK Mohun Bagan 1.
[73′] SUBSTITUTION for ATK Mohun Bagan. Jhingan OFF, Das ON.
[72′] DOUBLE SUBSTITUTION for Hyderabad FC. Liston and Sastre OFF, Alberg and Tavora ON.
[70′] ANOTHER YELLOW CARD! This time it is Aridane Santana. Hyderabad skipper sees Yellow for bad foul.
[65′] Following a corner from the Nizams, Sandesh Jhingan goes down trying to clear away the ball. Fortunately, on-field treatment suffices and the Indian centre-back is back on his feet.
[62′] YELLOW CARD for Subhashish Bose. ATK Mohun Bagan full-back is cautioned after a bad foul.
[57′] GOOAALL!! Manvir Singh. ATK Mohun Bagan are back in the game with a beautiful goal from Manvir Singh. The move starts with the Mariners breaking on counter-attack. Following the forward rush, David Williams sends a well weighted through pass on right flank, finding Manvir. The Indian first looks to cutback, but then sees goalkeeper diving too early, and decides to chip it over. Assist – David Williams. Hyderabad FC 1, ATK Mohun Bagan 1.
[54′] YELLOW CARD for Sandesh Jhingan. Referee shows his leniency and leaves Mohun Bagan defender with just Yellow despite choking a clear goal scoring opportunity for Hyderabad.
[50′] ATK Mohun Bagan start the second-half with dominance over ball. However, they are yet to show any signs of coming close to scoring goals.
SECOND-HALF: ATK Mohun Bagan get us underway for the second-half. They will be playing from left to right in their traditional Maroon attire.
HALF-TIME: Referee blows his half-time whistle. It is the Nizam who are leading the heated contest here at Fatorda. It’s Hyderabad FC 1, ATK Mohun Bagan 0.
[45′] Will Hyderabad maintain the lead at the break? 2 more minutes to know!
[40′] ATK Mohun Bagan have gradually established the dominance over ball and are creating more chances. Hyderabad, on the other hand, have compacted the structure and waiting for counter-attack opportunities.
[30′] The possession battle continues. As both the sides look to get an upper hand, things have taken a rough turn at Fatorda Stadium. The Mariners gain a little upper hand in ball possession stats, but Hyderabad’s lead is intact.
[22′] The battle for possession is really on as lot of tackles are flying around the game to win the ball. Although, none of the teams are able to make most out of their set piece chances.
[14′] YELLOW CARD for Manvir Singh. ATK Mohun Bagan forward goes in referee’s book for a bad foul.
[8′] GOOAALL!! Aridane Santana. The Nizams take the lead against the flow of the game. It all started with rare blunder from Mohun Bagan backline. Tiri is found sleeping at back as he fails to reach back pass in time and ignores Santana’s run. Following it, the striker pounces upon the loose ball in box and slots it past Arindam with low-powered shot. Hyderabad FC 1, ATK Mohun Bagan 0.
[4′] DRAMA AT FATORDA! Sana Singh sees RED CARD!! Hyderabad FC have gone down a man as the centre-back Sana Singh is given marching orders after bringing down David Williams out of box. Charged with denial of goal scoring opportunity.
KICK-OFF: Hyderabad FC kick-off the game. They are in their traditional Yellow attire, playing from left to right.
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Hyderabad FC Playing XI: Laxmikant Kattimani (GK), Nikhil Poojary, Chinglensana Singh, Odei Onaindia, Akash Mishra, Lluis Sastre, Joao Victor, Liston Colaco, Joel Chianese, Halicharan Narzary, Aridane Santana (C).
ATK Mohun Bagan FC Playing XI: Arindam Bhattacharja (GK), Pritam Kotal (C), Tiri, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose, Carl McHugh, Javier Hernandez, Lenny Rodrigues, Manvir Singh, David Williams, Roy Krishna.