For 72 minutes, nothing seemed to be going right for Bengaluru FC. But once the league leaders clicked into gear, the outcome was inevitable.
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NorthEast's never-say-die attitude helped them to a deserved win in the first leg, but can they reproduce the performance without their star duo?
Eelco Schattorie got his tactics spot on while BFC looked off the pace in the loss against NorthEast. Here are the player ratings.
Juan Mascia's penalty gave NorthEast a late win after Xisco looked to have given Bengaluru a hard-earned draw in the second half.
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Come what may, Sergio Lobera's entertaining, madcap Goa seem to say, you will go to bed with a smile on your face after watching us.
Chencho Gyeltshen's spectacular back-volley kept Bengaluru unbeaten in the league, but the goal was special for more reasons.
After a mini-break, the Indian Super League is back, with several blockbuster matches in store. Here is ESPN's definitive guide for the week ahead.
The distinct managerial approaches of Carles Cuadrat and John Gregory mean tonight's game will again be about possession vs attrition.
With most ISL clubs finally embracing the idea of signing the right players for the right price, ESPN picks out the best (new) names.
Some have entertained, while some have faltered. Some have got close, but only two have claimed the prize. ESPN presents the ISL story, in 10 words.
All eyes are on the new edition of the Indian Super League, but how well do you know the league?
What are five things you would want to see happen this ISL season? Here's ESPN's wish-list.
ESPN brings you all the highs and lows from the past week of ISL matches.
ESPN brings you all the highlights from the week gone by in ISL4.
After a spirited match against BFC, Avram Grant must know he has turned NorthEast's fortunes around, but perhaps not in time to make the playoffs.
Last week in the ISL, Seminlen Doungel became the third Indian to score a hat trick, ATK slid further down and Kerala Blasters lost two out of two.
What's been the story of the ISL at the half-way stage? Here's a quick look at what's gone down so far.
Jeje Lalpekhlua, Robbie Keane and Sunil Chhetri are among those who feature in our interesting ISL storylines from the first week of January.
Kerala Blasters' Mark Sifneos scored the 100th goal of the ongoing ISL season. Here's a breakdown of the league's latest century.
In under four seasons, the ISL has seen 30 different coaches. How well do you remember them?
Supporters of NorthEast United were allegedly harassed by a section of Chennaiyin fans when the two teams met in the ISL on Thursday.