Indian Super League (ISL) is back with the bang and AIFF has announced the schedule for the first half of the season. Indian football’s biggest carnival will see two international brakes and later on it will go on rest during Asian Federation Cup (Asia Cup). So here is the quick analysis of the schedule which you shouldn’t miss and to remember them, save those dates to watch the action on Indian pitches with the foreign flavour.
ISL will be witnessing the oldest rivalry of the league, and it will start from 29 September 2018. In the curtain raiser clash of the season, the two-time champion ATK will take on the Kerala Blasters at Vivekananda Yuba Bharti Krirangan, Kolkata. The two-time finalists Kochi men will try to salvage their proud after their winless record against ATK.
Just after the curtain raiser, you will witness the nostalgia of ISL because the 2017-18 final is on repeat mode and this time Bengaluru FC would be making a strategy to knock down the defending champions who had done the same with them in the previous edition.
You will never get bored when you see the two sides meeting. I hope you hadn’t forgotten the 2016 thriller when the sides decided to twist the high-pressure match and decorate it with the goals.
You can see Chennaiyin FC thrice in the list of riveting fixture because they know how to make it attractive for the Football followers? And this time they will see North East United who only lost one match against the two-time winners.
The Maharashtrian Derby is another mouth-watering clash of the announced schedule as Mumbai City FC will take on Pune City FC.
The neighbours are finally going to witness the heat in Maharashtra as FC Goa will take on Mumbai City FC. Whenever they meet in ISL, they show high-level octane football, and that is the real flavour of ISL.
This fixture can be called as the “Clash of the Titans” because the two-time ISL champion ATK will lock horns with the two-time and the defending champion Chennaiyin FC.