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GUWAHATI, Oct 27 - Hosts NorthEast United FC and Atletico de Kolkata will look forward to leave no stones unturned in a bid to surge to the top of the Indian Super League table when the sides meet at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here tomorrow.

The Highlanders were unlucky to lose against defending champions Chennaiyin FC in their last game while Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) will definitely eye redemption after facing their first defeat of the season, that too at home to Mumbai.

The teams now meet in a seventh round clash of the ISL and both teams will have both their eyes transfixed on the top spot.

�Our team has potential and quality and we can work and develop on many things. Sometimes you need a little bit of luck. We were not lucky (against Chennaiyin FC) but in 14 games I believe we can be lucky and win in spite of not playing as good as we played against Chennaiyin FC,� said NorthEast United coach Nelo Vingada.

NorthEast United�s Uruguayan forward Emiliano Alfaro will once again be the man tasked to find the goals and ATK should be wary of the striker�s knack to find the back of the net. Alfaro with four goals has been influential in all goals his team has scored so far.

NorthEast started with a flourish in this edition of the ISL winning both the matches at home but since then they have suffered a dip in form picking up just four points from their last four matches.

The return to Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium should boost confidence and although they did not pocket anything from the last game, Vingada should be confident that they can return to the top of the table with a simple win, or even a draw.

NorthEast United are currently placed second with 10 points from six matches but a point or more will take them above Mumbai City FC who are perched at the top with 11 points.

Atletico de Kolkata will also have their eyes on the top spot.

They have five points from their last four matches but it is the loss in the last clash against Mumbai City FC that will hurt them. The home support at the Indira Gandhi Stadium will also be a factor going in favour of the hosts.

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NEUFC, ATK to vie for top spot

GUWAHATI, Oct 27 - Hosts NorthEast United FC and Atletico de Kolkata will look forward to leave no stones unturned in a bid to surge to the top of the Indian Super League table when the sides meet at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here tomorrow.

The Highlanders were unlucky to lose against defending champions Chennaiyin FC in their last game while Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) will definitely eye redemption after facing their first defeat of the season, that too at home to Mumbai.

The teams now meet in a seventh round clash of the ISL and both teams will have both their eyes transfixed on the top spot.

�Our team has potential and quality and we can work and develop on many things. Sometimes you need a little bit of luck. We were not lucky (against Chennaiyin FC) but in 14 games I believe we can be lucky and win in spite of not playing as good as we played against Chennaiyin FC,� said NorthEast United coach Nelo Vingada.

NorthEast United�s Uruguayan forward Emiliano Alfaro will once again be the man tasked to find the goals and ATK should be wary of the striker�s knack to find the back of the net. Alfaro with four goals has been influential in all goals his team has scored so far.

NorthEast started with a flourish in this edition of the ISL winning both the matches at home but since then they have suffered a dip in form picking up just four points from their last four matches.

The return to Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium should boost confidence and although they did not pocket anything from the last game, Vingada should be confident that they can return to the top of the table with a simple win, or even a draw.

NorthEast United are currently placed second with 10 points from six matches but a point or more will take them above Mumbai City FC who are perched at the top with 11 points.

Atletico de Kolkata will also have their eyes on the top spot.

They have five points from their last four matches but it is the loss in the last clash against Mumbai City FC that will hurt them. The home support at the Indira Gandhi Stadium will also be a factor going in favour of the hosts.

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