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.
Goa’s Fatorda stadium will host the final match of the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament on December 20.
India football captain Sunil Chhetri and central midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh led the bidding war at the first-ever player auction of Indian Super League.
Indian Super League players auction is underway in Mumbai with fortunes of some of India’s finest footballers in the line
Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos will be the marquee player and manager of Delhi Dynamos in the second edition of the Indian Super League.