ISL 2017-18, NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC, highlights: NEU 0-0 JAM

NorthEast United FC held Indian Super League debutants Jamshedpur FC to a 0-0 draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Catch highlights of ISL 2017-18, NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC football match, here

indian super league 2017 Updated: Nov 18, 2017 22:00 IST
Shayne Dias
Shayne Dias
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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NorthEast United FC held ISL debutants Jamshedpur FC to a 0-0 draw at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Catch highlights of ISL 2017-18, NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC here. (HT Photo)

NorthEast United FC began their Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-18 campaign at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Saturday with a 0-0 draw over Tata Group-owned Jamshedpur FC in their opening clash. Catch highlights of ISL 2017-18, NorthEast United FC vs Jamshedpur FC football match, here.

10:00 PM IST: That’s it from our side, thank you so much for joining us! Do join us tomorrow as well for the first two-game matchday of the tournament.

9:55 PM IST: Two games, two goalless draws in the 2017-18 ISL as NorthEast United vs Jamshedpur FC also ends without a goal being scored.

9:51 PM IST: Four minutes have been added on.

9:46 PM IST: 5 minutes (plus added time) to go. Can either side somehow get a winner?

9:40 PM IST: The game hasn’t lacked intensity but neither side have managed to create and take chances.

9:31 PM IST: Less than 20 minutes to go now and this game looks headed for a stalemate.

9:26 PM IST: AND AGAIN! NorthEast are definitely looking likelier to score at this point and this time it’s Marcinho who comes close with a header that hits the post. Somehow this game is still 0-0.

9:24 PM IST: The game’s intensity has gone up but the scoreline remains untroubled... for now.

9:20 PM IST: SO NEARLY! NorthEast with the best chance of the game as Danilo Cezario goes one-on-one with the goalkeeper but his chipped shot goes agonisingly wide.

9:17 PM IST: NorthEast are unrelenting despite Jamshedpur’s growing influence on the game.

9:13 PM IST: Jamshedpur have finally come to life in this half.

9:08 PM IST: NorthEast have started the second half with a similar tempo but they need to create - and convert - chances now.

9:06 PM IST: Second half is now underway!

8:49 PM IST: Half-time: NorthEast United 0-0 Jamshedpur. The pace picked up a bit towards the end of the half but the game - and tournament - remain goalless thus far.

8:47 PM IST: Two minutes have been added on in the first half.

8:40 PM IST: Little over six minutes to go now for half time and it seems unlikely that fans will see a goal before the end of the first half. Unless things change drastically, of course.

8:36 PM IST: Jamshedpur finally showing some intent on the counter attack. But if they’re going to defend deep and wait to hit NorthEast on the break, they will need to take their chances because they will be few and far between.

8:33 PM IST: Half an hour into the game and yes, it’s still goalless.

8:29 PM IST: And now NorthEast come close! This game is finally coming to life.

8:28 PM IST: Jamshedpur finally get a chance from a free-kick but the shot from Izu Azuka goes well over the bar.

8:26 PM IST: The home side are passing the ball well but that all-important goal has evaded them so far.

8:21 PM IST: NorthEast have been the better side thus far but neither of the goalkeepers have had any major saves to make.

8:18 PM IST: Jamshedpur are finally beginning to see more of the ball but aren’t doing enough with it to trouble NorthEast United’s defence.

8:14 PM IST: NorthEast have won their fair share of corners already but all have amounted to nothing.

8:11 PM IST: Jamshedpur need to settle down a bit, but the frenetic pace at which NorthEast have started the game is making it hard on the visitors. The key for NorthEast is to keep this tempo going as long as they can.

8:06 PM IST: Opening five minutes have been all NorthEast United. For them, it’s important to take any early chances that may arise.

8:04 PM IST: The home side starting strongly, as expected. Jamshedpur will need to weather this brief flurry of attacks.

8:01 PM IST: The referee has blown his whistle and we are underway!

7:54 PM IST: The players have emerged from the tunnel and the atmosphere in Guwahati is a good one, as always.

7:50 PM IST: Lalrindka Ralte: “I’m very excited to play for NorthEast United FC. We’ve got a great squad and the best fans.”

7:45 PM IST: We are now minutes away from kick-off. Jamshedpur FC will look to make a positive start today, but NorthEast United are a quality side who love playing at home and will pose a threat going forward.

7:30 PM IST: 30 minutes till kick-off now. Till we wait for the match to begin, you can check out pictures from yesterday’s opening ceremonyin which Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif dazzled viewers with their performances.

7:15 PM IST: We are only 45 minutes away from kick-off now. Till then, find out all you need to know about ISL debutants Jamshedpur FC here.

7:05 PM IST: Team line-ups have been announced and are as follows:

6:45 PM IST: Jamshedpur FC will be making their ISL debut today and fans will no doubt be hoping that today’s match will flow better than yesterday’s clash between Kerala Blasters and ATK, which ended goalless.

6:30 PM IST: Hello and welcome to live coverage of the ISL 2017-18 match between NorthEast United FC and Jamshedpur FC!

NorthEast United have never made it to the playoffs in the last three editions of the ISL, and will look to break their hoodoo this season.

They have a competitive squad, with enough pace on the flanks to trouble opponents. Midfielder Rowlin Borges will, however, miss Saturday’s game due to injury.

On the other hand, it will be the first taste of the ISL for debutants Jamshedpur FC, who are coached for experienced English manager Steve Coppell.

They have a strong defence at their disposal, and, with the likes of Sameehg Doutie and Talla N’Diaye in their ranks, have serious quality going forward.

First Published: Nov 18, 2017 18:17 IST