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ISL- 2015 (ATLETICO DE KOLKATA)

PREVIEW - MOTIVATED FC GOA TO CHALLENGE ATLETICO

FCGOA VS ATL KOLKATA PREVIEW

06.10.14 : FC Goa and Atleico De Kolkata to play the second match of the second edition of Indian Super league at the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda stadium in Goa, on Wednesday evening. FC Goa won their opening encounter against Delhi Dynamos by a brace, while Atletico de Kolkata beat Chennaiyin FC by a margin of 3-2 in the inaugural match.

The unfortunate news for the Kolkata franchisee is their marquee player Hélder Postiga who suffered a mussel injury during the first match against Chennaiyin FC while scoring his second goal of the match is going back to Portugal for further treatment.

In a pre match press conference at Goa, Atletico de Kolkata’s head coach Antonio Lopaz Habas said, "I might miss Postiga for a month but I have a lot of confidence in all my players. The player who replaced him, Valdo, got us a goal. The important thing is I was happy that we were able to start with win. Compared to last year, there is a big difference in the team this year. This year the players have adapted to my system better. Last year it was new to them. Now they know what I want of them."

PREVIOUS RESULTS

Results in Group League

23.10.14 : FC Goa 1-2 Atletico De Kolkata

FCG: Dos Santosh [20m]
ATK : Cavin Lobo [71m,81m]

10.12.14 : Atletico De Kolkata 1-1 FC Goa

ATK: Fikru Tefara [68m]
FCG : Edgar Marchillno [27m]

14.12.14 : SF1 : Atletico De Kolkata 0-0 FC Goa

17.12.14 : SF2 : Atletico De Kolkata 0-0,[4-2] FC Goa

FCGoa, lost to Atletico De Kolkata in the semi final in the opening edition are eager to register a win on Wednesday evening. While interacting with the media Fc Goa’s Brazilian coach Zico said, "of course, we are motivated to win. This team has the ambition and desire to win this edition of ISL. This team has players who have played many finals. Last year there was a setback (against Atletico de Kolkata). This year, our target remains the same.

ATLETICO TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF CHENNAIYIN IN THE CURTAIN RAISER

02.10.15: : The defending Champions Atletico De Kolkata will going to play the inaugural match of the second edition of Indian Super League against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai. ISL can be rated as one of the most glamorous football event in the sub continent, promises to be a successful event in it's second edition.... SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE ...
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ATL SQUAD FOR CFC : Helder Postiga,Iain Edward Hume,Borja Fernandez,Ofentse Nato,Javi Lara,Jaime Gavilan Martínez,Jose Luis, Espinosa Arroyo,Sameehg Doutie,Juan Calatayud,Valmiro Lopes Rocha
' Sushil Kumar Singh,Syed Rahim Nabi,Clifford Miranda,Denzil Franco,Mohan Raj Nallapan,Baljit Singh,Arnab Mandal,Arata Izumi,Rino Anto,Amrinder Singh,Augustin Fernandes...Head Coach: Antonio Lopez Habas

INJURY NEWS : Tiri and Josemi is still doubt to start first match. Josemi played the vital role in Atletico defence last year. Jewel Raja also got injured in training and still in doubt to start whereas CHENNAIYEIN FC striker Fikru got injured in the practice and in doubt to start for Chennaiyin FC

In the pre match press conference at Chennai, the Head coach of the visiting team Antonio Lopas Habas said that his team will going to play a team game without defending on the efforts of one or two footballers. Habas are of the opinion that Atletico De Kolkata are much more balanced side as he has got much more options in all the departments.

PREVIOUS RECORD
4.11.14 : Chennaiyin FC 1-1 Atletico De Kolkata
CFC : Elano Blummer- 90+2m
ATL : Luis Gracia 35m

14.11.14: Atletico De Kolkata 0-0 Chennaiyin FC

While interacting with the media Habas said, "I have confidence in my whole squad. I guess we have become more stronger this season. For me it is about the team and not individuals. You have to collectively play well as a team to win the title. "We had a fantastic pre-season. The players gave their hundred percent and I want the same during the matches. The pre-seasons are very important for every team. It tells you about the style of the game. The players know in advance what they have to do on match days and what is expected of them," Habas assures that his team will play an entertaining football in the competition.
Chenniyin FC are one of the strong oppornants in the current edition of ISL are confident for an impressive starts against the defending champions. In the pre match press conference at Chennai, coach Marco Materazzi said, "I believe I have 25 players capable of playing at any time. Unfortunately, I can only pick 11 players, but I am expecting a good season from Chennaiyin.

 
 TEAM ATLETICO DE KOLKATA - 2015 PRACTICE MATCH 
27.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata   4-2 ARYAN - KOLKATA
         Scorer: Jaime Gavilán Martínez, Sushil Kumar Singh, Javi Lara, Baljit Singh

16.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata   3-1 CDA Navalcarnero
         Scorer: Javi Lara -2, Helder Postiga

11.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata  0-1 Gimnastica Segoviana
9.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata  2-0 Alcobendas-Levitt 
        Scorer: Borja, Hume
 
3.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata  9-0 Gimnastica Segoviana CF
        Scorer: Hume-2, Jewel, Martínez, Arata, Postiga-3, Valmiro 
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 CHENNYAN FC - 2015 PRACTICE MATCH 
20.9.15: Chennaiyin FC   4-1 ASD San Donato Tavarnelle
         Scorer:  Khabra, Bruno, Balwant, Jayesh

16.9.15: Unione Sportiva Arezzo  2-0 Chennaiyin FC

11.9.15: Gualdo Casacastalda  2-1 Chennaiyin FC
         Scorer: Bruno Pelissari

4.9.15: Ortana  0-2 Chennaiyin FC
        Scorer: Fikru, Raphael Augusto 

We had a very good preseason this time out, a full month of training, which is different from last season. So that, in itself, puts us ahead from last season.”While interacting Marco added that Harmonjot Singh Khabra and Jayesh Rane are one of the key footballer in his squad . He feels that Kabra has the capability to play in any leading Italian club.

In the opening edition Chenniyin FC were the league toppers , but had to face a defeat against Kerala Blasters in the semi final.

ISL- 2015 (FC GOA)

PREVIEW - GOA IS WAITING FOR A “SAMBA MAGIC” ON SUNDAY EVENING

3.10.15: It would be a “Samba Magic” on Sunday evening at the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium , Goa as Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa to contest in the second match of the second edition of Indian Super League. FC Goa , being managed by the legendary footballer and Coach Zico , and the Marquee footballer is former Brazilian captain and superstar Lucio. While the Marquee footballer of Delhi Dynamos is the attacking side back of Brazil , Roberto Carlos , who was a member of the victorious World Cup squad of 2002.

While interacting in the pre match media meeting at Goa, the Marquee footballers of Delhi Dynamos Roberto Carlos said, “FC Goa is coached by Zico, who was not just my coach at Fenerbahche in Turkey but also a father-figure to me. This match is not just a clash between a student and teacher, like Zico said, but also a father and son . We know FC Goa will be very tough. This will be a clash of two teams who are equally determined to win the ISL title. I can promise everyone that this will be an entertaining match,”

Fc Goa, are one of the strong team are eager to prove themselves in the competition. FC Goa have seven Brazilians in the squad and many of them like Leo Moura, Victor Simoes, Reinaldo and Jonatan Lucca have played for established clubs in the past. Zico the Brazalian coach feels, “Not just Goa, all other seven teams too want to win the title. This will be very competitive,”

Lucio , the captain of FC Goa while answering to a question said “You cannot look at any individual in the team and expect him to win the championship. Individuals can win you matches but the championship can only be won by a team,”

ISL - 2015 (FC PUNE CITY)

PREVIEW - PUNE CITY AND MUMBAI CITY TO CLASH IN AN IMPORTANT DERBY

4.10.15: FC Pune City and Mumbai City FC will going to meet in the third league match of the second edition of Indian Super League at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune on Monday evening. It promises to be an entertaining match in a newly renovated turf , as the two outfits are eager to showcase an impressive performance in the competition.

While interacting with the media Mumbai City FC player-cum-manager the ex- French international Nicolas Anelka said, "Game against FC Pune City will be a hard game and a tough one. It will be an important game for us and we will look to give out best and win it. I had a bit of ISL experience last year. It was important to know the players very well. Managing the side and playing is not at all easy. If I am playing, I will give my best. If I am at the bench, I will do my best as a manager. Sometimes I will play and sometimes I will not play," In fact Mumbai City FC has one of the strongest upfront comprises of Sunil Chetri, Sony Nordi and Andre Moritz.

PREVIOUS RECORDS :

18.10.14 : Mumbai City FC 5-0 Pune City FC
MCFC : Subash Singh [36m], Andre Moritz [11m,26m,70m],Letzetler[88m]

3.12.14 : Pune City FC 2-0 Mumbai City FC
PCFC : Dudu Omegbemi [66m,80m]

Pune City FC had a frustrating performance in the opening edition of Indian Super League. In spite of some good overseas recruit they finished sixth in the eight teams league. The management of the Pune franchisee signed a host international stars - Adrian Mutu, Tuncay Sanli in the upfront and Didier Zokora in the midfielder from Ivory Coast . Pune City Fc signed the the costliest domestic player Eugenson Lyngdoh, in midfield and experienced center-backs Roger Johnson and Diego Colotto in cental defense.

Pune City Fc are managed by David Platt , who had an experience of working in a EPL club, Manchester United. While interacting after the practice session at Pune the British coach said, “Every team is worthy of winning the league, so everyone starts as favorites.”

ISL 2015 (MUMBAI CITY FC)
PREVIEW - PUNE CITY AND MUMBAI CITY TO CLASH IN AN IMPORTANT DERBY

4.10.15: FC Pune City and Mumbai City FC will going to meet in the third league match of the second edition of Indian Super League at Shree Chhatrapati Shivaji Sports Complex in Pune on Monday evening. It promises to be an entertaining match in a newly renovated turf , as the two outfits are eager to showcase an impressive performance in the competition.

While interacting with the media Mumbai City FC player-cum-manager the ex- French international Nicolas Anelka said, "Game against FC Pune City will be a hard game and a tough one. It will be an important game for us and we will look to give out best and win it. I had a bit of ISL experience last year. It was important to know the players very well. Managing the side and playing is not at all easy. If I am playing, I will give my best. If I am at the bench, I will do my best as a manager. Sometimes I will play and sometimes I will not play," In fact Mumbai City FC has one of the strongest upfront comprises of Sunil Chetri, Sony Nordi and Andre Moritz.

PREVIOUS RECORDS :

18.10.14 : Mumbai City FC 5-0 Pune City FC
MCFC : Subash Singh [36m], Andre Moritz [11m,26m,70m],Letzetler[88m]

3.12.14 : Pune City FC 2-0 Mumbai City FC
PCFC : Dudu Omegbemi [66m,80m]

Pune City FC had a frustrating performance in the opening edition of Indian Super League. In spite of some good overseas recruit they finished sixth in the eight teams league. The management of the Pune franchisee signed a host international stars - Adrian Mutu, Tuncay Sanli in the upfront and Didier Zokora in the midfielder from Ivory Coast . Pune City Fc signed the the costliest domestic player Eugenson Lyngdoh, in midfield and experienced center-backs Roger Johnson and Diego Colotto in cental defense.

Pune City Fc are managed by David Platt , who had an experience of working in a EPL club, Manchester United. While interacting after the practice session at Pune the British coach said, “Every team is worthy of winning the league, so everyone starts as favorites.”


ISL 2015 (NORTH EAST UNITED)

ISL 2015 (KERALA BLASTERS)

PREVIEW - KERALA BLASTERS TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF NORTH EAST AT HOME

05.10.2015 : Kerala Blasters to play the forth league match of the second edition of Indian Super League against North East United at Home on Tuesday evening. Kerala Blasters were the the runners up in the opening edition of ISL are now all set for an impressive performance in the current season.

Meanwhile the two marquee footballers Carlos Marchena, the Spanish World Cup of Kerala Blasters injured himself in training and has returned to Spain for treatment. While, Simao, the marquee footballer of North East United are nursing his injury.

North East head coach Cesar Farias said during the pre-match press conference said, "Simao will probably miss the first two games. We are taking precautionary measures but we are confident he will be back fitter and stronger . We have excellent players who can take his place and help the team deliver.”

Kerala Blasters have a host of important international footballers in their squad. Peter Ramage, a product of the Newcastle United Academy, Christopher Dagnall, goalkeeper Stephen Michael Bywater, Bruno Perone, Antonio German and Marcus Williams have all played in England, while Josue Prieto Currais spent time at Barcelona’s academy and Joao Coimbra did the same at Benfica.

Among the Indian footballers Kerala Blasters will miss the service of Sandesh Jhingan , but Mehtab Hossain, Cavin Lobo, CK Vineeth and Gurwinder Singh can prove themselves as productive in the first match. Moreover the team is being managed by Coach Peter Taylor and his deputy Travor James Morgan. These duo can play a significant role in Kerala Blasters strategy in the tournament.

ISL 2015 (KERALA BLASTERS)
PREVIEW - KERALA BLASTERS TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF NORTH EAST AT HOME

05.10.2015 : Kerala Blasters to play the forth league match of the second edition of Indian Super League against North East United at Home on Tuesday evening. Kerala Blasters were the the runners up in the opening edition of ISL are now all set for an impressive performance in the current season.

Meanwhile the two marquee footballers Carlos Marchena, the Spanish World Cup of Kerala Blasters injured himself in training and has returned to Spain for treatment. While, Simao, the marquee footballer of North East United are nursing his injury.

North East head coach Cesar Farias said during the pre-match press conference said, "Simao will probably miss the first two games. We are taking precautionary measures but we are confident he will be back fitter and stronger . We have excellent players who can take his place and help the team deliver.”

Kerala Blasters have a host of important international footballers in their squad. Peter Ramage, a product of the Newcastle United Academy, Christopher Dagnall, goalkeeper Stephen Michael Bywater, Bruno Perone, Antonio German and Marcus Williams have all played in England, while Josue Prieto Currais spent time at Barcelona’s academy and Joao Coimbra did the same at Benfica.

Among the Indian footballers Kerala Blasters will miss the service of Sandesh Jhingan , but Mehtab Hossain, Cavin Lobo, CK Vineeth and Gurwinder Singh can prove themselves as productive in the first match. Moreover the team is being managed by Coach Peter Taylor and his deputy Travor James Morgan. These duo can play a significant role in Kerala Blasters strategy in the tournament.

ISL -2015 ( DELHI DYNAMOS)
PREVIEW - GOA IS WAITING FOR A “SAMBA MAGIC” ON SUNDAY EVENING

3.10.15: It would be a “Samba Magic” on Sunday evening at the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium , Goa as Delhi Dynamos and FC Goa to contest in the second match of the second edition of Indian Super League. FC Goa , being managed by the legendary footballer and Coach Zico , and the Marquee footballer is former Brazilian captain and superstar Lucio. While the Marquee footballer of Delhi Dynamos is the attacking side back of Brazil , Roberto Carlos , who was a member of the victorious World Cup squad of 2002.

While interacting in the pre match media meeting at Goa, the Marquee footballers of Delhi Dynamos Roberto Carlos said, “FC Goa is coached by Zico, who was not just my coach at Fenerbahche in Turkey but also a father-figure to me. This match is not just a clash between a student and teacher, like Zico said, but also a father and son . We know FC Goa will be very tough. This will be a clash of two teams who are equally determined to win the ISL title. I can promise everyone that this will be an entertaining match,”

Fc Goa, are one of the strong team are eager to prove themselves in the competition. FC Goa have seven Brazilians in the squad and many of them like Leo Moura, Victor Simoes, Reinaldo and Jonatan Lucca have played for established clubs in the past. Zico the Brazalian coach feels, “Not just Goa, all other seven teams too want to win the title. This will be very competitive,”

Lucio , the captain of FC Goa while answering to a question said “You cannot look at any individual in the team and expect him to win the championship. Individuals can win you matches but the championship can only be won by a team,”

ISL -2015 ( CHENNAITIN FC)
ATLETICO TO FACE THE CHALLENGE OF CHENNAIYIN IN THE CURTAIN RAISER

02.10.15: : The defending Champions Atletico De Kolkata will going to play the inaugural match of the second edition of Indian Super League against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai. ISL can be rated as one of the most glamorous football event in the sub continent, promises to be a successful event in it's second edition.... SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE ...
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ATL SQUAD FOR CFC : Helder Postiga,Iain Edward Hume,Borja Fernandez,Ofentse Nato,Javi Lara,Jaime Gavilan Martínez,Jose Luis, Espinosa Arroyo,Sameehg Doutie,Juan Calatayud,Valmiro Lopes Rocha
' Sushil Kumar Singh,Syed Rahim Nabi,Clifford Miranda,Denzil Franco,Mohan Raj Nallapan,Baljit Singh,Arnab Mandal,Arata Izumi,Rino Anto,Amrinder Singh,Augustin Fernandes...Head Coach: Antonio Lopez Habas

INJURY NEWS : Tiri and Josemi is still doubt to start first match. Josemi played the vital role in Atletico defence last year. Jewel Raja also got injured in training and still in doubt to start whereas CHENNAIYEIN FC striker Fikru got injured in the practice and in doubt to start for Chennaiyin FC

In the pre match press conference at Chennai, the Head coach of the visiting team Antonio Lopas Habas said that his team will going to play a team game without defending on the efforts of one or two footballers. Habas are of the opinion that Atletico De Kolkata are much more balanced side as he has got much more options in all the departments.

PREVIOUS RECORD
4.11.14 : Chennaiyin FC 1-1 Atletico De Kolkata
CFC : Elano Blummer- 90+2m
ATL : Luis Gracia 35m

14.11.14: Atletico De Kolkata 0-0 Chennaiyin FC

While interacting with the media Habas said, "I have confidence in my whole squad. I guess we have become more stronger this season. For me it is about the team and not individuals. You have to collectively play well as a team to win the title. "We had a fantastic pre-season. The players gave their hundred percent and I want the same during the matches. The pre-seasons are very important for every team. It tells you about the style of the game. The players know in advance what they have to do on match days and what is expected of them," Habas assures that his team will play an entertaining football in the competition.
Chenniyin FC are one of the strong oppornants in the current edition of ISL are confident for an impressive starts against the defending champions. In the pre match press conference at Chennai, coach Marco Materazzi said, "I believe I have 25 players capable of playing at any time. Unfortunately, I can only pick 11 players, but I am expecting a good season from Chennaiyin.

 
 TEAM ATLETICO DE KOLKATA - 2015 PRACTICE MATCH 
27.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata   4-2 ARYAN - KOLKATA
         Scorer: Jaime Gavilán Martínez, Sushil Kumar Singh, Javi Lara, Baljit Singh

16.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata   3-1 CDA Navalcarnero
         Scorer: Javi Lara -2, Helder Postiga

11.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata  0-1 Gimnastica Segoviana
9.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata  2-0 Alcobendas-Levitt 
        Scorer: Borja, Hume
 
3.9.15: Atletico de Kolkata  9-0 Gimnastica Segoviana CF
        Scorer: Hume-2, Jewel, Martínez, Arata, Postiga-3, Valmiro 
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 CHENNYAN FC - 2015 PRACTICE MATCH 
20.9.15: Chennaiyin FC   4-1 ASD San Donato Tavarnelle
         Scorer:  Khabra, Bruno, Balwant, Jayesh

16.9.15: Unione Sportiva Arezzo  2-0 Chennaiyin FC

11.9.15: Gualdo Casacastalda  2-1 Chennaiyin FC
         Scorer: Bruno Pelissari

4.9.15: Ortana  0-2 Chennaiyin FC
        Scorer: Fikru, Raphael Augusto 

We had a very good preseason this time out, a full month of training, which is different from last season. So that, in itself, puts us ahead from last season.”While interacting Marco added that Harmonjot Singh Khabra and Jayesh Rane are one of the key footballer in his squad. He feels that Kabra has the capability to play in any leading Italian club.

In the opening edition Chenniyin FC were the league toppers, but had to face a defeat against Kerala Blasters in the semi final.