Northeast United FC return to top of the ISL table Northeast United returned to the top of the table after edging Pune away at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium on Wednesday courtesy of a 79th minute Emiliano Alfaro winner. It was an open and well-fought encounter in the Indian Super League on a night that eventually ended with both teams left with ten men on the pitch with Nirmal Chhetri and Eduardo Ferreira receiving the marching orders. Northeast were keen to make amends for their loss in the previous game against Mumbai City FC when Diego Forlan’s penalty ended their unbeaten start to the season. However having returned to winning ways against Pune City, the Highlanders will be keen to maintain the level of intensity and aim for the knock-out places.It was Northeast United who called the shots early in the game but it was Pune who registered the first attempt on goal when Jonathan Lucca sent in a […]

Pune is quickly gaining a reputation as the breeding ground for emerging talent in Indian football. The city has recently seen the establishment of new footballing academies, a new I-League corporate team as well as tie-ups with renowned international clubs. This trend is set to continue in the Hero Indian Super League, where Wadhawan Group-owned FC Pune City have a partnership with Italian giants ACF Fiorentina. Pune have also brought in experienced Italian manager Franco Colomba to instil this footballing philosophy. FC Pune City’s marquee player is David Trezeguet, one of two World Cup-winners to be participating in the Hero ISL. The former Juventus and France striker will bring years of experience and attacking pedigree to the side. He and the key Italian signings and Indian talents will be bringing exciting football to the Balewadi Stadium. Ownership Bollywood star Salman Khan, who has a keen interest on sports co-owns the Pune franchise in the Indian Super League (ISL) along with […]