East Bengal Dominates NorthEast United, In a remarkable display of skill and dominance, East Bengal secured a resounding 5-0 victory over NorthEast United FC in an intense ISL-10 fixture at the Salt Lake Stadium. Cleiton Silva and Nandhakumar Sekar stole the spotlight with two goals each, while Borja Herrera initiated the scoring, marking a memorable outing for East Bengal in the ISL.
Silva and Sekar Shine: East Bengal Dominates NorthEast United
Cleiton Silva and second-half substitute Nandhakumar Sekar showcased their goal-scoring prowess, each finding the target twice in a stunning performance. Their contributions, combined with Herrera’s lead, propelled East Bengal to an emphatic win.
Spectacular Start with Herrera’s Brilliance:
East Bengal set the tone early in the game, with Borja Herrera’s spectacular left-footed strike in the 14th minute, capitalizing on a well-executed assist from P.V. Vishnu. The opening goal laid the foundation for East Bengal’s commanding performance.
Crespo’s Creative ‘Rabona Kick’:
Spanish play-maker Saul Crespo exhibited creativity with a ‘rabona kick,’ setting up Mandar Rao Desai for a well-placed header in the 24th minute. The Brazilian striker Cleiton ensured East Bengal’s lead doubled with a clinical finish.
Nandhakumar’s Impactful Second Half:
Coming in as a second-half substitute, Nandhakumar Sekar made an immediate impact, assisting Cleiton in the 66th minute and later scoring in the 81st minute. His dynamic presence added depth to East Bengal’s attacking prowess.
East Bengal Climbs the Table:
This victory marked only the second win of the season for East Bengal. Elevating the team to the seventh spot in the ISL standings with eight points from seven matches. The convincing win showcased East Bengal’s potential to compete at the highest level.
Missed Penalty Adds to NorthEast’s Frustration:
Northeast United FC faced further disappointment as Nestor Albiach’s left-footed shot. From the penalty spot hit the bar in injury time (90+4 minutes). The missed opportunity summed up a challenging day for the visitors.
Herrera’s Early Lead and Crespo’s Role:
Borja Herrera’s early goal and Saul Crespo’s creative contributions through ‘rabona kicks’ highlighted East Bengal’s diverse attacking strategies, creating a formidable combination that NorthEast struggled to counter.
East Bengal’s 5-0 triumph over NorthEast United FC showcased a stellar performance. With Silva, Sekar, Herrera, and Crespo playing pivotal roles. The team’s ascent in the ISL standings reflects their growing confidence and ability to compete at the highest level.