ISL Final- ATK will face Chennaiyin FC on Saturday in the Final of Indian Super League. The match is going to place at Fatorda Stadium from 7:30 PM IST. The crowd will not be able to witness the Final from the Stands because of Government regulations due to Corona Virus outbreak throughout the whole World.
ATK came back in the second leg of the semifinal against Bengaluru FC. Bengaluru FC were winning the first leg with a margin of 1-0. However, ATK won the second leg with a margin of 3-1. ATK conceded very early in the second leg. It was seeming that the comeback would be impossible for ATK from that point. Roy Krishna scored the first goal of the match before the half time mark. Prabir Das provided a brilliant cross from the right flank. Roy Krishna met the cross beautifully and the ball went into the net.
It was a brilliant finish by Roy Krishna which charged the morale of the whole team-high. David Williams was fouled in the penalty box of Bengaluru FC by Suresh Wangjam at the 63rd minute of the match. David Williams converted from the spot successfully. David Williams scored the third goal of the match at the 79th minute of the match. Prabir Das provided a brilliant cross again from the right flank. Bengaluru FC tried hard to score one more goal at the remaining minutes. However, the defensive unit of ATK stood strong until the end.
On the other hand, Chennaiyin FC secured a huge lead of 4-1 in the first leg of the semifinal against FC Goa. However, FC Goa came back well in the second leg at Fatorda Stadium. They scored two quick goals in the first half of the match to put huge pressure on Chennaiyin FC. They needed to score just one goal in the second half. Lalrinzuala Chhangte and Nerijus Valskis scored two goals for Chennaiyin FC in the second half.
Mourtada Fall and Edu Bedia scored for FC Goa at the latter stage of the game. FC Goa needed to score two more goals in the last five minutes of the match. However, they failed to do so. Chennaiyin FC went through to the Final with an aggregate scoreline of 6-5 in their favour.
The match will be special for Roy Krishna and Nerijus Valskis too as both of them are in Golden Boot race this season.
ISL Head To Head Record: (Last 15 Matches)
ATK Won – 6 Matches
Matches Drawn – 4 Matches
Chennaiyin FC Won – 5 Matches
Arindam Bhattacharya; Sumit Rathi, John Johnson, Pritam Kotal; Prabir Das, Edu Garcia, Michael Regin, Javi Hernandez, Michael Soosairaj; David Williams, Roy Krishna.
Chennaiyin FC: (4-2-3-1)
Vishal Kaith; Jerry Lalrinzuala, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Laldinliana Renthlei; Anirudh Thapa, Edwin Sundry Vanspaul; Lalrinzuala Chhangte, Rafael Crivellaro, Andre Schembri; Nerijus Valskis.
Suggested Likely Xl
Captain And Vice Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Roy Krishna, Nerijus Valskis.
Vice Captain Options: Rafael Crivellaro, David Williams, Prabir Das, Lalrinzuala Chhangte.
ISL Probable Winners: ATK