Indian goalkeeper Subrata Pal will receive the Arjuna award and will be the first goalkeeper to win it since Brahmanand Sankhwalkar, who won it in 1997.
Chennaiyin FC mauled Atletico de Kolkata 3-0 in the first leg of the semi final at Pune, but manager Marco Materazzi was seen reminding everybody that their opponents are the defending champions.
Atletico de Kolkata have a mountain to climb in the second leg of the semi final against Chennaiyin FC on Wednesday, after their thumping in the hands of the Super Machans in Pune.
Despite heading into the second leg with three goal advantage, Marco Materazzi warned of complacency ahead of the second leg against Atletico de Kolkata.
Chennaiyin FC go head to head against defending champions Atletico de Kolkata in the first leg of the second semi final in the 2015 Hero Indian Super League on Saturday in Pune.
Ranbir Kapoor owned Mumbai City FC make a trip south to face Chennaiyin FC in hopes of keeping their ambition of a semi-final berth alive, while Chennaiyin will look to pip NorthEast United FC to the fourth spot after the Highlanders lost to Delhi Dynamos on Saturday.
As bottom Indian Super League club Chennaiyin FC went down to a highflying Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) at the Salt Lake Stadium in the City of Joy, there seemed to be little joy left in the Marina Machans' camp. Manager Marco Materazzi seemed to have fuelled the flames of a rift in the camp by confirming that their top scorer Stiven Mendoza was not injured.
Atletico de Kolkata(ATK) welcome Marco Materazzi’s Chennaiyin FC in a round 10 encounter of the Hero Indian Super League on Wednesday.
The Hero Indian Super league is nearing its season finale, and the aspiring semi-finalists will look to prove their worth by snatching all three points from their rivals. Atletico de Kolkata, who have managed to hold on to the last of the semi-final spots welcome eight placed Chennaiyin FC at the Yuva Bharati Kriyanagan Stadium.
Chennaiyin and NorthEast United aim for all three points to futher their Hero Indian Super League ambitions of a spot in the semi-finals.