With this win, Gokulam Kerala FC and Churchill Brothers, both the I-League sides in the qualifiers have defeated ISL sides to qualify for the main draw.
Super Cup 2018: Willis Plaza's double strike helps Churchill Brothers beat Delhi Dynamos to enter final round
Churchill Brothers will now face Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan, another I-League side, on 1 April at the same venue of Kalinga Stadium in the main round of the tournament beginning 31 March.
Super Cup 2018: I-League champions Minerva FC threaten to pull out citing financial crunch, heat in Bhubaneswar
The newly crowned champions, Minerva FC, have threatened to pull out of Super Cup citing financial constraints and hot conditions in Bhubaneswar.
The newly-crowned champions Minerva Punjab on two occasions, one in January and the other earlier this month, had alleged match-fixing approaches.
I-League 2017-18: Minerva Punjab, NEROCA FC breathe life into dying competition; Indian coaches make a mark
In an unprecedented season having two concurrent leagues, the 2017/18 I-League played second fiddle to the Indian Super League (ISL) — and this, greater than anything else, defined the dynamics of the season
I-League 2017-18: Kolkata giants East Bengal, Mohun Bagan steeped in mediocrity and fast losing relevance
It is disheartening to reflect on what that says about the state of Kolkata clubs Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, the two giants of Indian football who demand respect from the football fraternity but fail to command it.
I-League 2017-18: NEROCA FC's runners-up finish is the beginning, not the end of their fairytale run
Just like the way Shillong Lajong and Aizawl inspired clubs from the northeast to make it big, NEROCA want to be the latest one to set an example
I-League 2017-18 champs Minerva Punjab FC eye Super Cup triumph; hope to add Jeakson Singh, Anwar Ali to squad
Minerva Punjab are targetting a Super Cup triumph to stake their claim to be the champions of Indian football after their first I-League title.
I-League 2017-18: Minerva Punjab FC clinch maiden title courtesy William Opoku's goal on thrilling last day of season
Minerva Punjab won their first I-League title after beating Churchill Brothers in the last game of the season. They also became the first North Indian side ever to win the league since its inception in 2007.
I-League final day, Highlights: Minerva Punjab defeat Churchill Brothers FC 1-0 to win their first title
The 2017-18 I-League season will head towards the final showdown on Thursday with four teams — Minerva Punjab FC, Mohun Bagan, NEROCA FC and East Bengal — fighting for the title. Catch all the action on our liveblog.
I-League 2017-18: East Bengal's potent attack meets NEROCA's mean defence as title hangs in the balance
East Bengal and NEROCA FC square off at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata on Thursday, knowing that even a victory in this heavyweight clash may not be enough to secure the title
I-League 2017-18: East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil to keep faith in destiny as future hangs by a thread
Over the years, Jamil has been involved in plenty of close and make-or-break finishes at either end of the table, and fate has never deserted him. In the most testing times of his managerial career, it's no surprise that he's banking on it again.
The case is presently being handled by AIFF Integrity officer who is doing a thorough investigation into the matter and necessary action will be taken as per the regulations," the AIFF said in a statement.
I-League 2017-18: Minerva Punjab, Churchill Brothers question refereeing standards ahead of crucial encounter
Ahead of their do-or-die clash on Thursday, Minerva Punjab and Churchill Brothers have come down harshly on the refereeing standards in the I-league this season.
East Bengal need to win their penultimate match to fancy their chances of winning their first I-League title.
Chennai City and Churchill Brothers are currently placed eighth and ninth in the league table. Gokulam Kerala (7th) and Indian Arrows (10th) are exempted from relegation.
Mohun Bagan now move to third place with 30 points and play their last match against Gokulam Kerala on 6 March in Kozhikode.
Minerva Punjab FC are still leading the race with 32 points from 17 matches but East Bengal (29 from 16 matches) and NEROCA FC (31 from 17 matches) are still very much in the title hunt.
With nine wins and four draws from their 17 matches so far, NEROCA have had a fairly consistent run this season. They are currently second on the table proven we belong here."