North East United take on Bengaluru FC in the first leg of their semi-final clash which incidentally is their maiden play-off game. The Highlanders finished fourth in the league to take the final qualifying spot and now face the best team of the tournament so far. The pressure of a knock-out rarely differentiates between any team who are under an equal amount of pressure and the home side must believe they can get a result to take into the second leg. For Bengaluru FC, their fans would be hoping for good form their side showcased in the league stage continues in this important phase of the tournament too. NorthEast United FC vs Bengaluru FC - Live Football Score, Semi-Final 1 - 1st Leg.
Bengaluru gave several first-team stars a break in the last group encounter and coach Carles Cuadrat will be happy to have his players refreshed. Sunil Chettri and Xisco Hernandez are the key members in attack for the away side. The absence of Erik Paartalu is a blow but one they will have to cope for the rest of the season now. Alex Barrera is the replacement for the Australian who is out with the injury he suffered in the game against Chennaiyin FC. The wide players in Udanta Singh and Miku means Bengaluru FC have a large variety of attackers.
Gurwinder Singh is suspended for the North East United FC after picking up a red card in the last game. Another defender Mislov Komorski is also ruled out putting the Highlanders in a spot of bother. Bartholomew Ogbeche has been the standout performer this season for the home side with 12 goals to his name. He will have to come good if NEUFC are to get over the challenge posed by Bengaluru. Rowllin Borges in midfield is another player that can expect a busy day at work considering he is up against a very strong midfield. North East United would want to be defensively astute in order to not concede any space to Bengaluru FC. There will not be many goals and a 1-1 fulltime score looks highly likely.
When is the NorthEast United vs Bengaluru FC, Hero ISL 2018-19, Football Match? Know Date, Time and Venue Details of Semi-Final 1- 1st Leg Indian Super League Game!
The Semi-Final 1- 1st Leg of Indian Super League (ISL) Season 5 will be between NorthEast United and Bengaluru FC on February 18, i.e. Monday. The contest will be played at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and is scheduled to begin at 7.30 PM (IST).
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of NorthEast United vs Bengaluru FC, Hero ISL 2018–19 Semi-Final 1- 1st Leg Football Match?
The official broadcasting rights of ISL Season 5 in India happens to be Star Sports Network. The fans will be able to catch the live match telecast with English commentary on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD channels. The game can also be seen in Hindi commentary, too, on Star Sports 3 channel.
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