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It was a memorable night for Indian footballing heroes Jeje Lalpekhlua and Sasmita Malik at the AIFF Football house in New Delhi.
Brace yourselves for the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) finale between Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters.
Mumbai City FC claimed their first point against holders Chennaiyin FC in ISL history. The match ended in a 1-1 draw.
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NorthEast United started the match in roaring fashion with Velez giving his team the lead in the fourth minute.
With four successive home outings to conclude the league stage, the reigning champions have an excellent opportunity to make the playoffs with ease.
The hosts' marquee player-cum-coach Roberto Carlos however, is confident that his players will hit the right notes against Mumbai.
The win gave Kerala eight points from an equal number of matches and helped them climb out of the bottom of the IPL table.
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ATK coach Antonio Lopez Habas will have to dig deep into his reserves to pull out forwards who can give the Mumbai defence a run for their money.
The hosts had plenty of chances to kill the game as a contest particularly after they had restored parity.
FC Goa, who have 10 points from six matches, are just two points away from table topper Pune FC, and a win on Friday will put them back at the top.
The contest was restricted to the midfield for the first few minutes as both sides tried to gauge each other's strengths.
With this win Mumbai climbed to the second position in the points table with 10 points from six games, having won three, lost two and drawn one.
Kerala Blasters will face against a resurgent FC Pune City who seek a win to lead the league table and open a two point lead
Chhetri said more than the goals he had scored, he was happy with the team’s approach and fighting spirit.
Colombian star Mendoza doubled the lead in the 48th minute, racing on to an Elano Blumer through ball, rounding Steve Simonsen and finishing it at ease.
Chennaiyin manager Marco Materazzi will have to re-group his squad after the loss to NorthEast United.
The lack of finishing upfront led Atletico to their second successive loss, the first time they have suffered this fate in the two-year history of the ISL.
NorthEast United look for a second upset against Atletico de Kolkata after beating Chennaiyin FC 2-0 in their last encounter. ATK go in as current favourites.
Before the half time, NorthEast head coach Cesar Farias and his Chennaiyin counterpart Marco Materazzi exchanged heated words from their respective touchlines.
Mumbai's big hopes of turning a new leaf at their home venue after the first two away games came to naught when they were thrashed 2-0 by Chennayin FC.
The team from the eastern part of the country has lost all its three outings so far, losing 1-3 to Kerala Blasters and FC Goa and 0-1 to FC Pune City.
The defending champions were off to a dream start at their own backyard. Five minutes into the game they made their intentions quite clear
Pune will look to use their home conditions to best effect and hold on to their winning momentum against NorthEast United
Dynamos lost their first match of the tournament away against FC Goa 0-2 while Chennaiyin were beaten 2-3 at home by title holders Atletico de Kolkata.
Delhi began their campaign with a 0-2 loss against FC Goa on 4 October despite controlling the match in patches and having come close to scoring on a few times.
ATK took the lead early when Man-Of-The-Match Arata smartly side-volleyed a Javi Lara cross from the right flank in the 13th minute.
The lead was doubled when former India striker Mohammad Rafi headed one in the 68 minute.
ATK will hope to ride on that confidence to win again on Wednesday after a morale-boosting victory in the opening match.
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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.
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