With only Mumbai City FC sealing their place in the last four, two other favourites in Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata will battle it out on Tuesday to seal their respective semi-final berths.
Mumbai City FC book their place in semi finals of the latest edition of the Indian Super League after a comfortable 2-0 win against last year’s champions Chennaiyin FC at the Mumbai Football Arena. This will be the first semi final venture for the Ranbir Kapoor owned side since the League’s inception in 2014; Atletico de Kolkata, who currently sit in 3rd position in the league table, will look to confirm their semi final berth. While FC Goa, who lie at the bottom of the pile would still want to be in mathematical contention for a place in the semis with a win at home this time around. The return leg, which was a feisty encounter ended with both the sides splitting points, a scenario that wouldn’t benefit either of the teams this time around.
Chennaiyin FC and Atletico de Kolkata’s chances of semi-finals qualification were hanging in the balance after a 1-1 draw in Hero Indian Super League clash at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, on Sunday.
Diego Forlan inspired a flawless Mumbai City FC performance as they demolished a hapless Kerala Blasters side 5-0 at home to go top of the ISL. Meanwhile Chennaiyin FC lock horns with Atletico De Kolkata on Sunday in a battle for the knockout places.
Defensive frailties, lack of proper attacking intent most of the times and an ageing squad and added to it a brand new coaching regime, inaugural Champions of the Indian Super League, Atletico De Kolkata seem to have been going through a tough time in the latest edition of the Indian Super League
Despite being down to 10 men, Delhi Dynamos maintained their unbeaten home record after a 2-2 draw against Atletico de Kolkata in the Indian Super League.
FC Pune City recorded their second win of the season against Atletico De Kolkata to jump to the sixth spot in the Indian Super League points table.
Atletico de Kolkata came from behind to emerge victorious against Northeast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium on Friday. Meanwhile, Southern rivals Chennayin FC and Kerala Blasters get ready to take on each other.
Delhi Dynamos and FC Pune City played out a 1-1 draw on Thursday as NorthEast United face Atletico De Kolkata with both teams eyeing the top spot on the ISL table.
A 79th minute goal from Diego Forlan handed Atletico De Kolkata their first loss of the season and took Mumbai City FC to top of the Indian Super League table.