More Than A Game Podcast: ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC battle for league supremacy and most impressive Indian youngsters
In this episode, we preview the games that would decide the ISL 2020-21 League Winners Shield champion and the playoff teams.
ISL 2020-21: Two-way battle for top spot, playoff scenarios involving FC Goa, Hyderabad FC and NorthEast United
League leaders ATK Mohun Bagan could've sealed the top spot on Monday and with it, the AFC Champions League slot but Hyderabad FC denied them as their match ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
ISL 2020-21: ATK Mohun Bagan come from behind twice to play out thrilling draw against 10-man Hyderabad FC
The result effectively means that Bagan will have to wait for either Mumbai City FC to drop points in their next game or deny the Islanders a win in their last game to secure the League Winners Shield.
ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC look to get closer to playoffs as ATK Mohun Bagan aim League Winners Shield, AFC Champions League spot
Placed third, Hyderabad FC are looking to make the cut for the playoffs for the first time. They have not suffered a defeat since the start of the year and are unbeaten in 10 games.
Bengaluru interim coach Naushad Moosa insisted that his side aren't putting much pressure on themselves as they prepare to take on FC Goa at the Fatorda Stadium on Sunday.
The 0-4 defeat to Hyderabad FC at Vasco on Tuesday sealed the Spaniard's fate at the helm of affairs of the club.
A brace from Fran Sandaza and goals from Aridane Santana and Joao Victor helped Hyderabad climb to third on the league table.
ISL 2020-21: Play-off spot in sight, Hyderabad FC aim to return to winning ways after series of draws
With three games to go, Hyderabad FC find themselves at the fifth, level on points with fourth-placed FC Goa and two points below NorthEast United.
ISL 2020-21: Aridane Santana's last-gasp equaliser earns Hyderabad FC point in 1-1 draw against SC East Bengal
Bright Enobakhare scored in the 59th minute for SC East Bengal, who seemed to be cruising towards the win until the stoppage-time leveller from Santana. The result extended the Nizams' unbeaten run to nine games.
A win against fourth-placed Hyderabad FC at the Tilak Maidan will take them within four points of their opponents with three games left.
The 52-year-old Spaniard, who joined Hyderabad in August 2020, has signed a deal which will keep him with the side till the end of the 2022-23 season.
ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC held by NorthEast United in goalless draw; SC East Bengal beat Jamshedpur FC
While Hyderabad moved to third on goal difference, NEUFC climbed above FC Goa to fourth. FC Goa, however, have a game in hand and will face leaders Mumbai City FC on Monday.
ISL 2020-21: Hyderabad FC, NorthEast United FC aim to continue good run, stay in contention for playoffs
Last season, Hyderabad and NorthEast United finished at the bottom of the ISL table. But the two teams have turned around things in style in the current campaign.
SCEB are currently four points away from the fourth spot but Fowler believes his side is still in the race, despite the position they find themselves in.
ISL 2020-21: Roy Krishna scores brace in ATK Mohun Bagan win; Hyderabad FC beat Chennaiyin FC to go third in table
Kerala Blasters led through goals from Gary Hooper (14th minute) and Costa Nhamoinesu (51st) before a strike from Marcelinho (59th) and a brace from Krishna (65th, 87th) helped Bagan complete a thrilling comeback
Current form would favour Hyderabad, who are not only playing well, but are on a six-match unbeaten run.
ISL 2020-21: Ahmed Jahouh's error costs Mumbai City FC, tactical changes work for Hyderabad FC and other talking points
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Aridane Santana pulled one back in the 86th minute before Fran Sandaza scored a 90th-minute equaliser, as BFC's winless run extended to eight games.
Bengaluru are winless in their last seven games and their hopes of a revival are fading fast.
ISL 2020-21: Subrata Paul returns to East Bengal as Kolkata club sign Hyderabad FC goalkeeper for remainder of season
This will be Paul's second stint with SCEB after the 2008-09 season in which he bagged the Federation Cup.