Anibal Rodriguez's late free-kick helped Pune extract a crucial point against Marco Materazzi's Chennaiyin FC. Elsewhere FC Goa welcome Kerala Blasters to the Fatorda as the duo battle it out to fight their way out of the bottom of the table.
Kerala Blasters have made a below par start to their Indian Super League campaign while Delhi Dynamos are reaping benefits of shrewd Indian signings as Indian players struggle to get playing time.
NorthEast United beat Kerala Blasters in the battle of nerves to win the first game while former champions Atletico de Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC in the second match
The third edition of the Indian Super League kicks off in Guwahati later today with the home side NorthEast United FC taking on the runners up of the inaugural edition Kerala Blasters FC
Delhi Dynamos FC have already qualified for the semi final playoffs in the Indian Super League (ISL), but coach Roberto Carlos is still going to field a relatively strong side against bottom club Kerala Blasters FC, on Thursday.
Match 50 of the Indian Super League sees FC Goa make a trip to Kochi to face Kerala Blasters in quest of a win which will book their place in the semi-finals.
Mumbai City FC host Kerala Blasters FC in the clash between the bottom two sides of the Indian Super League.
The Indian Super League (ISL) table remains as close as ever, with just five points separating the first and the second-last placed teams.
In a clash between two bottom strugglers Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata (ATK), a win seems to be quite essential for both the sides to keep their semi final hopes alive.
Kerala Blasters Football Club have announced, after their emphatic 2-0 victory over FC Pune City, that their marquee player Carlos Marchena has left the franchise, and headed back to Spain. However, the Blasters also had some good news, saying that they have signed former Everton FC forward James McFadden, as a replacement for the Spaniard.