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INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE

2019/2020 Season

POS TEAM W D L PTS
4 Mumbai City 7 5 5 26
5 Chennaiyin 7 4 5 25
6 Odisha 7 3 7 24
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ISL playoffs: Chennaiyin vs Goa; BFC vs ATK; away goals to apply

After an entertaining draw at NorthEast United, the 2019-20 ISL league stages have ended with Chennaiyin in fourth place, one point behind Bengaluru. This means that the first semifinal will see Chennaiyin face table-toppers Goa, while Bengaluru will go up against second-placed ATK in the other fixture.

In an open match on a rainy night in Guwahati, a much-changed Chennaiyin lineup took the lead with a strike from Afghan defender Masih Saighani before a controversial incident saw Chennaiyin left...

Chennaiyin continue doing the impossible by making ISL playoffs

As Lucian Goian saw the ball skim off the top of a head in the crowded Mumbai City penalty area and hurtle toward him, he must surely have known it - connect properly, and his team would win this. Connect properly, and Chennaiyin FC would be in the playoffs of the Indian Super League (ISL).

Up until that point, Goian, a hulking, slightly bumbling centre-back, had scored a grand total of 11 goals in 362 appearances spread across 16 years of professional football. Neither should he have been there,...

Buoyant Chennaiyin break Mumbai hearts and storm into playoffs

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There was heart-break for Mumbai City FC in the most poetic form, as Lucian Goian scored the winner against his former club to help Chennaiyin FC complete a stunning turnaround and qualify for the ISL playoffs. 

Chennaiyin, who looked down and out even a few weeks ago, have won six out of their last seven matches under new manager Owen Coyle, helping them seal a playoff berth ahead of Mumbai and Odisha FC. 

Clear-cut chances were few and far between in what was an intense contest that...

ISL scenarios: Mumbai, Chennaiyin, Odisha scrap for final spot

FC Goa sealed top spot and a historic AFC Champions League berth in style with a 5-0 win over Jamshedpur in their last group game. While Mumbai and Bengaluru FC will fight it out for the third place -- there could still be a three-way battle for the final play-off . 

Top two confirmed

FC Goa

Current points - 39

The win over Jamshedpur means Goa will be India's representatives to Asia's premier club competition, the AFC Champions League. 


ATK

Current points - 33

Games remaining - ...

ISL wrap: Captain Fantastic saves BFC, Hyderabad welcome Albert Roca

A new year, a new decade, but some predictable stories. ESPN brings you the best of the week from the 2019-20 ISL season. 

Star of the week

Sunil Chhetri

In the league's first match of 2020, Bengaluru FC were extremely poor against a Goa side that passed them off the park for the vast majority of the game. Yet, BFC had Sunil Chhetri, and that made all the difference. Two chances, two masterful finishes, three points.

In Bengaluru's second match, they were middling-to-alright against an average...