Guwahati, Jan 12: Zequinha scored a late winner as ATK defeated NorthEast United 1-0 in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Friday.
Zequinha came up with an excellent strike from outside the hosts' pelty box after latching onto a rebound in the 73rd minute.
Zequinha was the star of the show. He had been threatening for a while before the ball graciously fell to him after a period of pressure from ATK. The Portuguese hammered in a volley into the far corner, his connection too sweet to not find the back of the net.
The win saw ATK climb two rungs to the sixth spot in the 10-team points table. They now have a dozen points from nine matches.
NorthEast remain second from bottom with seven points from nine engagements.
If the first half was a slow affair, the second one started with a bang. Zequinha and Lopes were ruling the second half. As the game went into end-to-end mode, the former cut in, like he so often does, and forced a fine save from NorthEast goalkeeper T.P. Rehenesh. IANS