featurefootball3 months ago

Will City Football Group having a takeover in India change the footballing scenario forever?

India are taking giant strides towards making their presence felt in world football and the potential involvement of City Football Group could be the final push the country needs. A closer study at the Group’s other franchises in the last decade hints at massive things to come for Indian football.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL 2017 | Perfectionist Pune pile misery on error-prone NorthEast

FC Pune City were finally able to break their home form voodoo, and quite marvelously, as they thrashed a struggling NorthEast United side 5-0 at the Balewadi Stadium. The Highlanders are now stranded at the bottom of the table with four points after seven games as Pune (15) moved up to second.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL Analysis | Chennaiyin thwart Jamsehdpur’s rejuvenating approach

Chennaiyin FC retained their spot at the top of the ISL league table as they squeezed out a hard-fought win against Jamshedpur FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Thursday. An offensive-minded Jamshedpur failed to take their chances in the first-half succumbing to their second league defeat.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL Analysis | Persistent ATK capitalize on Delhi’s fragile defence

Atletico de Kolkata continued their winning run in the ISL as they defeated Delhi Dynamos 1-0 at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Saturday. Delhi suffered their fifth consecutive defeat of the campaign to remain rock bottom of the table as Kolkata moved to the seventh spot with seven points in the bag.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL Analysis | Pune outruns Goa with clinical display

FC Pune City continued this brilliant away run in ISL as they handed FC Goa their second defeat of the campaign, courtesy of second-half goals by Emiliano Alfaro and Jonatan Lucca. Goa saw an unusually sloppy display upfront today, which prevented them from going to the top of the league table.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL Analysis | Kerala churn out a dramatic draw in Chennai

Kerala Blasters came back from the death to snatch a late, late equalizer at the Marina Arena through CK Vineeth as the Southern derby ended 1-1 on a dramatic note. Chennaiyin FC will kick themselves for their callous defending as they failed to retain the lead after going ahead in the 89th minute.
SportsCafe Desk
featurefootball4 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
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL Analysis | Clinical Mumbai punish NorthEast’s sloppy defence

NorthEast United's frustrating run in the ISL was further stretched on Wednesday, as they went down 2-0 to Mumbai City FC in Guwahati. Balwant Singh scored a goal in each half of the game to take his side to fourth on the table as NorthEast linger in ninth place with just one win in six games.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

It will come down to whoever takes their chances well, says FC Goa coach Sergio Lobera

FC Goa have undoubtedly been the best side in the ISL so far, sitting atop the table with four wins in the last five games. In an interview with Sportscafe, coach Sergio Lobera talks about the competitiveness of the league, how he superimposed the tiki-taka philosophy on the side and many more.
Subhayan Dutta
featurefootball4 months ago

ISL Analysis | Atletico de Kolkata churn out slim win over beefy Mumbai City FC

Atletico de Kolkata finally got their first win (1-0) of the campaign following a hard fought battle against Mumbai City FC at the Mumbai Football Arena. The visitors hung by the string of a thread as Mumbai unleashed a late onslaught but couldn’t break through the unshakeable defence.
Subhayan Dutta