As fourth placed Atletico de Kolkata met last placed Chennaiyin FC, both the coaches had nothing apart from victory on their minds. Being a high voltage clash like always, it promised to be an encounter worth the hype. Atletico was on the safer side, having collected 14 points from a possible 30. On the other
Northeast United kept their hopes of making it into the semi-finals alive by defeating Chennaiyin FC 2-1 in the ISL. In a match which was interrupted by rain and lightning, Northeast United managed to come out with the win. The match started with on a high tempo and Chennai got the first goal through Elano.
Established foreign Players were the primary attraction of ISL. And this year is no different. The second season of ISL became bigger and boasted some notable names from the football world. Most of these players went on to steal the show as well and we are going to list down the most successful foreign players
Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC settled for a thrilling 1-1 draw in the first South Indian Derby of 2015 ISL. The match started off on a lively manner and it was Kerala that had the upper hand. The team played in a diamond formation under the new coach Trevor Morgan and showed some exceptional passing
If one thing is hard coded in every man’s DNA, it’s the impulse to pick a fight. Footballers are no different. As a matter of fact, players of the beautiful game tend to lose their temper every so often in big games. Pressure and Anxiety can get the better of the most talented footballers and
Dejected does not even begin to explain the looks on the Kerala Blasters’ camp after the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) Finals. They started off as the underdogs but the fairytale ending to their potboiler did not turn out the way they would have wanted it to. Atletico de Kolkata’s Mohammed Rafique broke all Kerala fans’ hearts
Fans, neutrals, critics and others were all treated to footballing action of the very best level over two legs in the Hero Indian Super League’s first semi-final. Everyone had written off Kerala Blasters much before the first leg match even began but Kerala cruised into the Finals of the ISL with a crucial away goal in
Did Kerala Blasters win? Yes. Did they deserve to? Well, cannot give a definite answer. Their stint in the ISL has been aided by the odd stroke of fortune , but good teams do make their own luck.
And so it is Kerala Blasters that have ‘sneaked’ into the finals, depriving the men in blue from Chennai who did put in a gutsy and energetic effort. Kerala did not ‘defeat’ Chennaiyin, they ‘survived’ Chennaiyin.
Kerala will next face the winner of tomorrows match between Kolkata and Goa, in the finals on the 20th of December, to be held in Mumbai.
Kolkata’s popular forward Fikru Teferra was involved in several tangles and tackles with Chennai’s marquee player and coach Marco Materazzi. Thankfully, things did not get bad despite the hard tackles
The Shree Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex witnessed another keenly contested game on Tuesday. FC Pune City and Chennaiyin FC battled it out for first place on the league table. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and both the team’s ended up sharing points, thus leaving the points table intact. A second half equalizer by