A game that had it all! With end-to-end action that saw the first hat-trick of the new season scored, FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC had us on the edge of our seats and will go down as one of the finest games in Hero ISL history.
Lallianzuala Chhangte bolted past the defenders on the field to score his first goal of the campaign! The lightening quick attacker left everyone behind him with his blistering pace and finished beautifully to notch his maiden Hero ISL goal.
Balwant Singh bagged two in two while Henrique Sereno put in a real captain’s shift with a winning goal for Chennaiyin FC who stayed near the top of the table. Emiliano Alfaro’s brace gave FC Pune City a memorable comeback win over Mumbai City FC in the Maharashtra derby. Ferran Corominas netted a hat-trick for FC Goa, who won a thriller against leaders Bengaluru FC and Halicharan Narzary shone brightly on the left flank for NorthEast United FC in their first win of the season.
A landmark moment in the Hero ISL history came through NorthEast United FC striker Danilo’s finish. The tall Brazilian pounced on an error by Albino Gomes to slot home the second of the night for the Highlanders. Danilo’s finish marked the 500th goal in Hero ISL history.
Raphael Augusto drove Chennaiyin FC to their first win of the season and was influential in two goals for the 2015 Hero ISL champions. While Erik Paartalu’s dominating performances for Bengaluru FC were capped off with three goals for this season’s debutants. Marcelinho produced the Brazilian magic for his new team FC Pune City that we all know he’s capable of and Everton Santos’ persistence engineered the first win of the season for Mumbai City FC. In goal, Kerala Blasters’ Paul Rachubka produced moments of magic to keep Jamshedpur FC at bay including an unbelievable save of Kervens Belfort’s header in the dying minutes of the match.
At the tender age of 20, Lallianzuala Chhangte announced himself on the Hero ISL stage with a goal and an assist against FC Pune City. The young attacker set-up the Dynamos' first goal of the season with an inviting cross, while his second goal saw him dart past the home side's defence and finish with a little dink over the keeper. Chhangte's tremendous display against the Stallions only added to his burgeoning reputation.
Spanish attacker Ferran Corominas registered his name into record books by netting the first goal of the new season for FC Goa against the home-side Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai.
There’s plenty of rivalry between Kerala Blasters and ATK. With both sides clashing in Hero ISL 2016 final and ATK coming out on top, this was a game that Blasters would try to settle the score in. We’re picking up right from where we left off in 2016, with a blockbuster start to the biggest season yet.
Ten clubs from all over the country come together for the biggest Hero Indian Super League season yet! ATK, Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC, FC Goa, FC Pune City, Delhi Dynamos FC, Mumbai City FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Jamshedpur FC and NorthEast United FC fight for ultimate glory.