featurefootball16 hours ago

ISL 2019 | Best XI from the 1st Gameweek

There is no doubt that the fifth season of ISL has seen more power-packed performance than most of the games combined in the first four seasons. With tactically superior managers marching in with their unknown talents, every match is eye-catching. Here is the best eleven from game week one.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball17 days ago

ISL Tactical Analysis | Tactical sagacity helps Bengaluru outwit Chennai at home for first time

Bengaluru FC played out an entertaining match against Chennaiyin FC on Sunday that had everything to offer – tactical shrewdness, a stunning goal, fast paced counters, and a deserving result. However, in doing so, both teams revealed too much for others to exploit them in the upcoming months.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball21 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad Analysis of FC Goa for season five

FC Goa were easily the most eye-catching team to watch last season with Sergio Lobera indoctrinating the Spanish way of football in no time. Though it helped them reach the playoffs, the essence faded away in later stages and their next target this season should ideally be to aim for the title.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball21 days ago

ISL 2018-19 | Squad Analysis of Chennaiyin FC for season five

Chennaiyin FC were one of the few teams to show consistency last season as John Gregory became the first Englishman to win the ISL title. However, no ISL club has successfully defended their title in the history of the league and it will be a tough for the Marina Machans to replicate that feat.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball22 days ago

ISL 2019 | Squad Analysis of Bengaluru FC for season 5

Playing in their debut season of the ISL last season, Bengaluru FC made it all the way to the final where they were finally beaten by Chennaiyin FC. Having parted ways with Albert Roca after the Super Cup, Bengaluru will start the 2019 ISL campaign with Carles Cuadrat at the helm.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurefootball10 months ago

ISL Analysis | Steve Coppell masterminds Jamshedpur’s tactical win in Bengaluru

Bengaluru FC succumbed to their second home loss in as many games after Rahul Bheke, in injury time, brought down Sameehg Doutie, in the penalty box, and Trindade Goncalves converted the spot-kick. The visitors, in fifth place, are now just two points behind Bengaluru (2nd) with a game in hand.
Faizan Qadiri
featurefootball10 months ago

ISL Analysis | Chennaiyin FC exploits callous Bengaluru FC

Chennaiyin capitalized on Bengaluru’s careless defence twice at the Kanteerava Stadium as they thwarted the Blues’ chance of going top of the table. After Bengaluru equalized through skipper Sunil Chhetri with five minutes to go, poor defending saw Chennai get the winner three minutes later.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball10 months ago

ISL Analysis | Spirited Bengaluru outrun Pune in second-half

Bengaluru showed an encouraging display to come back from a goal down to win 3-1 away at Balewadi Stadium, to hand FC Pune City their third consecutive home loss. The hosts got their tactics horribly wrong after Baljit Sahni’s red card as they failed miserably to hold off a relentless Bengaluru.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball10 months ago

ISL Analysis | NorthEast United pay the price for sloppy defence

NorthEast United failed to keep their winning run going after a resurgent win against Delhi in the last game as they went down 1-0 to Bengaluru FC in Guwahati. The Highlanders would need to take a hard look at themselves after they got numerous chances to equalize and perhaps even win the game.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootballa year ago

ISL Analysis | FC Goa carve open Bengaluru’s defence with tactical masterpiece

Bengaluru's winning run came to a halt today as they lost to Goa, who exhibited beautiful passing to unlock Bengaluru's defence at will. Though the visitors equalized with two second-half goals, after being 3-1 down at the break, Goa's 63rd-minute strike turned to be the final nail in their coffin.
SportsCafe Desk