Kolkata : Atletico de Kolkata and NorthEast United FC will be forced to take a few risks as they fight for a place in the semi-finals of Hero Indian Super League.
Three points and three places separate the two teams in this edition of ISL at the moment, but coaches of both teams will be aware that tables can turn with three points at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata, today.
Atletico de Kolkata, who won the opening edition of ISL in 2014, were unbeaten in the first five matches of the league and were cruising along nicely but they have already lost twice in the last four matches and know that any more slip-ups can cost them a place among the top four.
In the last match, Atletico de Kolkata had a great chance to solidify their position but the former champions allowed Delhi Dynamos to escape with a draw despite having a player advantage.
“I think we did a great job in the first half but did not have the same intensity in the second session,” Atletico de Kolkata coach reflected after the 2-2 draw against Delhi Dynamos.