Mumbai is all set to host what has got to be one of the most riveting and nail biting encounters in recent Indian Super League history as Atletico de Kolkata travel to Mumbai with a slender 1 goal advantage in the second league of the semi finals. It will be advantage to the Kolkata outfit who part from their one goal lead, will also benefit from the fact that Mumbai City FC will be without their key forward and marquee man Diego Forlan who was will be serving his one match ban after getting sent off in the previous leg. Forlan was a key figure behind City’s table top finish in the league stages, both creating and scoring goals.The absence of the the Uruguayan could come as a huge blow for Alexander Guimares’ side.
Atletico De Kolkata's superstar Iain Hume scored a first-half brace to hand his side a 3-2 win in the first-leg of their semi-final against Mumbai City FC.
While it's a third consecutive semi-final appearance for Atletico De Kolkata, Mumbai City FC are in the knock-out stage of the competition for the first-time and they will look to carry forward their flawless run of performances this term to take them all the way through.
Atletico De Kolkata' s Consistency, Diego Forlan' s Hat-Trick & Marcelinho' s masterclass feature among the fantastic moments of the Indian Super League so far.
While Mumbai, Delhi and Atletico have claimed their places in the play-offs, Kerala Blasters and Northeast United FC are set to battle it out on Sunday to usurp the final spot as they clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.
ATK and Pune Play out a dull draw; Mumbai City FC and Delhi Dynamos To lock horns on Saturday.
Lucian Goian, Matias Defederico, Diego Forlan & Kriztian Vadocz have been the key players in ensuring Mumbai City FC' s place in Indian Super League semifinals for the first time.
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.
Northeast United FC kept their hopes alive in the Indian Super League by defeating FC Pune City 1-0 while Mumbai City FC eye a playoff spot against Chennayin FC
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.