ISL 2020-21, Kolkata Derby Preview: ATK Mohun Bagan favourites as storied rivalry comes to the league
The Kolkata Derby adds the century-old rivalry to ISL's cabinet, enriching the competition with its history.
The draw ensured that NorthEast United FC remained unbeaten after two games.
ISL 2020-21: ATK Mohun Bagan coach Antonio Lopez Habas denies being at disadvantage against SC East Bengal
ATKMB started off their ISL campaign with a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters while for SC East Bengal the derby will be their opening match of the tournament.
ISL 2020-21 Podcast: Kolkata derby preview, Gerard Nus' impressive debut, Chennaiyin FC's attacking start, and more
In the latest edition of More Than A Game, we continue with our coverage of ISL 2020-21, previewing the first-ever Kolkata Derby of the league. We also discuss Kerala Blasters' playing style under new manager Kibu Vicuna, Jamshedpur FC's unimposing start under Owen Coyle, and more.
ISL 2020-21: Kerala Blasters face 'tough challenge' against NorthEast United as Kibu Vicuna's men eye first win
Kerala Blasters currently occupy the tenth spot, while the NorthEast side, that shocked Mumbai City FC in their opener and impressed many by their defensive resilience, are placed fourth on the points table.
At the stroke of the final whistle, Le Fondre stepped up and fired in a penalty to ensure that Lobera got the better of his former team.
ISL 2020-21: Free-flowing football on cards as Mumbai City, FC Goa lock horns in search of first win
The match is expected to see a lot of passes. Lobera has long been known for getting his players to spray the ball all around the pitch. During his stint as FC Goa coach, he averaged 535 passes per match.
Thapa's early strike coupled with a penalty goal from Esmael Goncalves (26th) ensured that Chennaiyin began their campaign with a win.
ISL 2020-21: Aridane Santana's solitary goal sees Hyderabad FC begin campaign with win over Odisha FC
Santana converted the spot-kick in the 35th minute as Hyderabad kept their first-ever clean sheet in the league in their second season.
Both teams had seasons to forget the last time. Hyderabad ended a miserable campaign in which they lost 12 games and conceded 39 goals. And while Odisha did manage to do the double over their opponents, they too did not fare too well overall, letting in 31 goals.
ISL 2020-21: Spanish striker Igor Angulo's brace sees FC Goa fight back to secure draw against Bengaluru FC
Goa dominated possession early on, with Bengaluru happy to sit back and maintain their defensive shape. However, both teams failed to create clear-cut opportunities in the opening quarter.
ISL 2020-21: Gerard Nus' NorthEast United put up inspired performance to spoil start of Mumbai City's mega project
Ahmed Jahouh's sending off gave a helping hand to NorthEast United in their win over Mumbai City but Gerard Nus' side also impressed with its tactical versatility, disciplined football, and a fearless attitude.
ISL 2020-21: New-look FC Goa eye fresh start under Juan Ferrando as they take on formidable Bengaluru FC
FC Goa have never won the coveted ISL trophy and would be hoping that this time around they go one step forward than the 2018 and 2015 seasons, when they emerged as runners-up.
A red card to Jahouh and a penalty turned the game, that Mumbai were otherwise dominating, on its head and handed NorthEast United FC a winning start
The two Kolkata heavyweights will clash swords in the Indian Super League for the first time, on 27 November, after the respective teams' foray into the top-tier tournament this season and the Fijian International is all pumped up.
ISL 2020-21: Revamped Mumbai City FC aim for fresh start under Sergio Lobera as they face NorthEast United
Mumbai City have never won the coveted trophy and would be hoping that there is a turnaround in fortunes under new coach Sergio Lobera, who had guided FC Goa to a Super Cup win in 2019.
Fijian hitman Roy Krishna, who was ATK's top goal scorer with 15 goals last season, struck the all important goal after a 67 minute deadlock to give the all important three points for the green-and-maroon brigade.
SC East Bengal joined the ISL only in late September and that gave them very little time to prepare for the competition but the club has recruited smartly under the guidance of Robbie Fowler as the legacy club aim to dazzle on debut.
Here are all the streaming details about the ISL 2020-21 match between Kerala Blasters and ATK Mohun Bagan