Kolkata Ready to Take on North East

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Kolkata: Come back on track with a 4-1 thrashing of Mumbai City FC, champions Atletico de Kolkata face a chance to avenge their first-leg loss against NorthEast United FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) home match in Saltlake stadium on Saturday.

ATK lost 0-1 to North-East at Guwahati in the first leg earlier in the tournament at Guwahati. The defeat was their third consecutive one, after losing to FC Pune City and Delhi Dynamos. Coincidentally, they went down in all those three matches by a 0-1 margin.

With their backs to the wall, Atletico went into the offensive from the start against Mumbai City FC and thanks to their Canadian forward Iain Hume’s superlative performance thrashed the hosts 4-1 to infuse some much-needed confidence in the squad.

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Their opponents, NorthEast have lost four, won two and drawn one so far to be at the bottom spot in the standings.