ATK will hope to ride on that confidence to win again on Wednesday after a morale-boosting victory in the opening match.
The Tendulkar co-owned was impressive in the inaugural edition, reaching the final, later stopped by Atletico de Kolkata; Northeast will bank on its new Manager
After finishing the first season in the bottom half of the points table, both Mumbai and Pune have made good use of this year’s auction process.
Besides Rajinikanth and Sachin, Bollywood stars Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were also present at the event.
FC Goa started their ISL football campaign on a convincing note after dispatching Delhi Dynamos 2-0 at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda in Margao on Sunday.
Postiga struck once in each half, while Frenchman Valmiro Lopes Rocha (Valdo) was the other scorer for the winners at the packed Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The ceremony began with hundreds of children starting the countdown in a colourful manner, which was followed by the unveiling of flags of all eight ISL teams
Habas also added that the league is short and if one makes mistakes it will be difficult to recover.
In head to head encounters, there is nothing to separate the two-sides as they have drawn the two games that they have played.
Mumbai and Pune face-off in their first match at the Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune.
Chennaiyin’s build-up to the ISL has been better than last year and Materazzi was happy with the preparations.
ISL franchise FC Pune City have strengthened their attacking options by signing Nigerian midfielder Kalu Uche and Dutch striker Wesley Verhoek.