On D-Day in the Hero ISL 2017-18, Bengaluru FC and Chennaiyin FC square-off to decide our new champion. Chennaiyin FC’s return to form will be a threat for Bengaluru FC, who are on a 10-match unbeaten streak. The past won’t matter and everything will boil down to what happens at the Sree Kanteerava on March 17th, 2018.
The battle lines have been drawn between the two Southern juggernauts in the Hero ISL final.
Bengaluru FC will aim to bag the title in their maiden season while Chennaiyin FC will bank on experience to take them to glory.
Matias Mirabaje set one up and scored another as Delhi Dynamos FC ran riot over Mumbai City FC. Manuel Lanzarote was inspirational for FC Goa in midfield as he scored two goals for the Gaurs against ATK. Miku spearheaded the attack for Bengaluru FC to great effect as he netted the first of two goals scored by the Blues against Kerala Blasters FC in the South Indian Derby. Kalu Uche continued his rich vein of form scoring twice for the Lions as they split the points with FC Pune City. While Jaime Gavilan pulled the strings for Chennaiyin FC and won the winning penalty in their match against Mumbai City FC. Ferran Corominas ensured FC Goa made it through to the final four with a double for the Gaurs to down Jamshedpur FC while Robbie Keane’s deft finish meant ATK ended their campaign on a positive note. These are the Heroes of the Week.
Kalu Uche’s late goal denied FC Goa three straight points and helped Delhi Dynamos FC move up to the 9th spot on the table. Everton Santos scored an equaliser before Lucian Goian netted a winner to keep Mumbai City FC’s campaign alive while Karanjit Singh was fantastic in goal against Kerala Blasters FC and ended keeping up a clean sheet. Kalu Uche continued his fine run with a brace which stunned Robbie Keane’s ATK and Ferran Corominas brought FC Goa’s campaign back on track with a couple of goals in Pune. In the last match of the week, Gurpreet made some spectacular saves, adding a clean sheet to his tally to deny Jamshedpur FC a goal in the first ever Hero ISL match at Bhubaneswar.
These are our Heroes of Week 15.
Two South Indian giants - Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC - lock horns for supremacy, bragging rights, and more in Match number 80 of the Hero Indian Super League.
Delhi Dynamos finally dug out a victory through a late winner from their captain Kalu Uche while Mailson Alves’ stern show ensured that Chennaiyin FC kept a clean sheet and returned with 3 points from Goa.
FC Pune City struck early but Miku stepped up in the second half to ensure a hard-earned point for Bengaluru FC.
Wes Brown rolled back the years and netted a precise header to keep Kerala Blasters FC’s hopes of a semi-final berth alive while Wellington Priori continued his good run with a fantastic strike as Jamshedpur FC shared the spoils with Chennaiyin FC.
In the last match of the week, Marcio Rozario’s all-round show including a splendid free-kick helped Mumbai City FC pick 3 crucial points on the road, this time in Kolkata.
Here are our Heroes of Week 14.
Dimas Delgado played a pivotal part in the midfield helping Bengaluru FC return with 3 points from Chennai.
Adil Khan was solid in the midfield and was influential in driving FC Pune City to a win over NorthEast United FC while Ryan Taylor’s clinical performance including a goal and an assist helped ATK hold Kerala Blasters FC for a 2-2 draw.
Dimas returned home to star in Bengaluru FC’s 2-0 victory over the Gaurs and Priori’s stupendous bicycle-goal stood as the difference between Jamshedpur FC and the Highlanders at The Furnace.
On a Super Sunday, Marcos Tebar’s proficient performance helped FC Pune City complete the double in the Maha Derby.
Mailson Alves netted his second goal of the season to help his side return with a point from Delhi and ensure Chennaiyin FC stayed in the top-4 at the end of Week 13. Here are our Heroes of Week.
Subrata Paul made stunning save after stunning save in goal for Jamshedpur FC and held his nerves in the dying minutes to help his team earn 3 points in Mumbai. Marcelo Pereira’s efforts couldn’t fetch his side a win, but the striker was a constant nuisance to Kerala Blasters. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu was rock-solid in goal and kept a clean sheet on his birthday, keeping the ATK attackers at bay while Ferran Corominas netted a well-crafted goal in another excellent outing for the Spaniard. Here are our Heroes of the Week.
Emiliano Alfaro found his scoring boots and netted the winner for FC Pune City against Jamshedpur FC. Anirudh Thapa drove Chennaiyin FC to their first Hero ISL win in Kolkata with a fine performance in the midfield including an assist to Alves. Juanan was rock-solid in the defence against the visiting NorthEast United FC and added to their woes with an impeccable header at the Kanteerava. 19-year-old Deependra Singh Negi stole the limelight and inspired Kerala Blasters FC to an excellent comeback win with his debut goal. Thiago Santos played a part in 3 of Mumbai City FC's 4 goals helping them complete a double over FC Goa and, Trindade slotted one from the spot to help Jamshedpur FC finish the week on a high.
These are our Heroes of Week 11.
The 19-year-old Deependra Singh Negi took Hero ISL by storm with his debut goal from his first touch and went on to play a crucial part in Kerala Blasters FC's win over Delhi Dynamos FC.
6 games, 6 standout performers!
Len Doungel reserved a special place for himself in the history of NorthEast United FC by netting their first hat-trick. Sunil Chhetri inspired his Bengaluru FC back to winning ways courtesy a brace against Mumbai City FC while Wellington Priori announced his arrival to Hero ISL playing a vital role in Jamshedpur FC's victory over Kerala Blasters. FC Pune City found a new hero in Diego Carlos whose first goal of the season helped his side pick 3 points over ATK. Memo played a decisive role in helping Jamshedpur FC edge Delhi Dynamos to end the week on a high and Edu Bedia was a key figure in FC Goa's victory at Kerala with a pinpoint header adding to his resilient performance.
These Hero ISL stars were simply outstanding for their clubs in Week 10 and were our Heroes of the Week!
Len Doungel's hat-trick was the first...In the history of NorthEast United FC and by an Indian in Hero ISL 2017-18.
Jamshedpur FC dealt an early blow to the visiting Kerala Blasters FC with a rapid, record-breaking goal by Jerry in just 23 seconds, the fastest in the history of Hero ISL.
Iain Hume got himself among the goals and how – scoring a hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos FC, and netting the winner against Mumbai City FC. Bruno Pinheiro put in a solid shift in defence for FC Goa, while Mailson Alves continued his splendid form in Chennai’s backline. Elsewhere, Zequinha starred in ATK’s win over NorthEast United FC scoring a sensational volley that bagged the defending champions the three points. Lallianzuala Chhangte found the back of the net and was a constant threat to the Bengaluru FC defence in a performance that showcased his immense talent.
With 6 goals in as many games - including his first Hero ISL hat-trick - Iain Hume has been a menace for Mumbai City FC.
Iain Hume scored, took a blow, returned again to slot two more and completed his 3rd #HeroISL hat-trick against Delhi Dynamos.
Edu Bedia hit the ground running straight away in a delayed game playing a pivotal role for FC Goa against ATK while Marcelinho continued his good form against Kerala Blasters with a neat finish. Izu Azuka's brace brought the house down in Jamshedpur helping them secure a point against Mumbai City FC. Marcinho netted the first home goal for NorthEast United, Jeje stood out against the Dynamos while Juanan's strong presence helped Bengaluru FC return to the top of the table.
These were our Heroes from an electrifying first Week of 2018.
Kerala Blasters' Mark Sifneos etched his name into the Hero ISL record books by slotting an instrumental goal number 100 of the season against FC Pune City!
The end of 2017 will give birth to a new rivalry on the pitch and in the stands! With former players on either side, Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC is one of the most highly-anticipated games in the Hero Indian Super League.
Miku’s brace swung the big derby in Bengaluru FC’s favour while Jeje Lalpekhlua was on the mark against Jamshedpur as he scored the winner. Everton Santos was rewarded with a goal and a Mumbai City FC win over Delhi for his relentless and effective running. Marcelo Pereira was marvellous with a hat-trick to stun the Highlanders at home. These 4 are our Heroes of the Week.
Attackers - Robbie Keane & Balwant Singh were on target! Shot stoppers - Subrata Paul & Karanjit Singh were instrumental between the sticks! Midfield enforcer - Adil Khan ran the show from the center of the park!
These are our Heroes of Week 6.
They have a telepathic understanding that's been the driving force behind the FC Goa juggernaut! With 13 goals between them from the first 5 matches, there is no stopping the dynamic duo of Ferran Corominas and Manuel Lanzarote.
Sunil Chhetri and Jeje Lalpekhlua netted one each against each other on the same day but Balwant Singh's excellent brace against NorthEast United FC propelled him to the top spot among Indian goal scorers in Hero ISL 2017-18.
In a week that saw pulsating action, it was these 5 players that stood out for their inspiring performances for their clubs. Wes Brown's impressive debut, Lanzarote's dominance, Mailson Alves' resolute defending, Miku's double, and Zequinha's fine assist. These are our Heroes of the Week.
Bengaluru FC's lethal striker Miku has been setting the Hero ISL alight, with 6 goals to his name. Miku started off slowly but found his rhythm as the season grew. With the league wide open, Bengaluru FC will hope for their trump card to continue in the same vein.
FC Goa's Ferran Corominas' second consecutive hat-trick puts him ahead of the pack, but with Bengaluru FC's Miku and FC Pune City's Emiliano Alfaro in sublime form, the race for the Golden Boot is heating up!
Irresistible performances from these Hero ISL stars captured the imagination of the nation! Jeje scored his first two goals of the new season, while Manuel Lanzarote scored two himself and Ferran Coromonas bagged his second successive hat-trick. Izu Azuka went down in history as Jamshedpur FC’s first goal-scorer in the Hero ISL and Miku was once again on target, as his goal proved to be the winner for Bengaluru FC against NorthEast United FC.
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.