🇮🇳 ISL 2020/21 Season- Matchday 2- Previews, Match Results, Discussions

Matchday 2 of the ISL 2020-21 season will see 5 fixtures played from today Nov 25th to Sunday Nov 29th 1st match at 5 pm.

In this thread we will be covering fixtures of Matchday 2 from November 25th to 29th

Previous matches: Matchday 1 Thread


Match 6 : FC Goa - Mumbai City

In the first game of Matchday 2 FC Goa is all set to face off Mumbai City FC in this west coast rivalry.

FC Goa suffered a setback in the opening encounter where they drew against Bengaluru FC on 2-2. On the other hand, Mumbai City FC will be looking to open their account against FC Goa after they lost by 0-1 to North East United FC in the opening match.

  • FC Goa have faced the Islanders on 14 occasions in the Hero ISL and have beaten them 7 times, while Mumbai have managed only 4 wins against the Gaurs.
  • Goa have scored 33 goals in games against Mumbai, while the Islanders have netted 14 times in those encounters.

It will be interesting to see who will open their account in this match.

ISL MATCH TODAY: FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC - head-to-head, form guide | FCGMCFC | ISL 2020


Fans’ Goal of the Week - Nominees Round 1 | Hero ISL 2020-21

:one: debut goal scorer and some familiar faces feature among the opening Gameweek nominees for the Fans’ Goal of the Week!


Tonight Match Squad - Mumbai City FC & FC Goa


Highlights - FC Goa 2-2 Bengaluru FC - Match 3 | Hero ISL 2020-21

Highlights - NorthEast United FC 1-0 Mumbai City FC - Match 2 | Hero ISL 2020-21


Mumbai City FC beat FC Goa 1-0 courtesy a last gasp Adam le Fondre penalty

Mumbai City FC have opened their account in the ISL season 7 following a hard-fought 1-0 win over a 10-man FC Goa. The goal came in the added time of the 2nd half after the Islanders were awarded a penalty due to a Lenny Rodrigues’ handball. Adam Le Fondre stepped up, made no mistake and converted to get his side a crucial win. FC Goa custodian Mohammad Nawaz dived in the right direction but there was too much power on Le Fondre’s shot as the ball found the back of the net.

With this win, Mumbai have managed to beat Goa 4 times. Goa have scored 33 goals in games against Mumbai, while the Islanders have netted 15 times in those encounters.


Man of the Match - Adam Le Fondre, tonight’s match-winner


Mumbai City FC bounced back from their shock defeat to NorthEast United last week by getting the better of Sergio Lobera’s former side FC Goa. The Islanders had to wait until injury time to find the breakthrough goal. The Gaurs had to play majority of the match with 10 men after Redeem Tlang’s sending off. They paid the price by conceding a penalty, which Adam Le Fondre duly converted to seal Mumbai’s first win of the season.

Highlights - FC Goa 0-1 Mumbai City FC - Match 6 | Hero ISL 2020-21


Match 7 : NorthEast United FC Vs Kerala Blasters FC

NorthEast United FC will hope to continue their impressive start to the season when they take on Kerala Blasters FC in their 2nd game of this season at the GMC Stadium tonight.

KBFC - NEUFC Head-to-head record

Matches Played: 12
Matches Won by KBFC: 5
Matches Won by NEUFC: 3
Drawn: 4

Fede Gallego & Rakesh Pradhan return to the starting line-up!


Debut for Nishu and Rohit!



NEUFC Come Back from 2 Goals Down to Draw 2-2 Against KBFC

Two second-half goals from Kwesi Appiah and Idrissa Sylla help NorthEast United salvage a point against Kerala Blasters FC.

Tonight’s home team Kerala took a two-goal lead in the first half after Cido and Hooper found themselves on the scoresheet. Cido scored from a header while Hooper scored from the penalty spot.

Kerala started off the second half in the best possible manner, by reducing the lead within 7 minutes. Appiah scored the goal for the Highlanders. The same man had a chance to bring the away team level but he missed a penalty. Then right at the death, Appiah’s substitute Sylla scored the equalising goal with a powerful shot as the two teams shared the spoils.


Dylan Fox of NE United wins the Hero of the Match! :raised_hands:


Determined to claim their first win of the season, Kerala Blasters FC started strong and held a commanding 2-0 lead heading into half-time. But NorthEast United FC fought back in the second half to extend their unbeaten run against Kerala Blasters to five matches and secure a valuable point in Bambolim.

Highlights - Kerala Blasters 2-2 NorthEast United FC - Match 7 | Hero ISL 2020-21


Match 8: East Bengal vs ATK Mohun Bagan

ISL set to host first ever Kolkata Derby. Mohun Bagan and East Bengal share a legacy of over a century as both the rivals are engaged in an everlasting battle of supremacy. The Kolkata Derby isn’t just a match it’s an emotion for the two sets of supporters.

ATK Mohun Bagan are coming into the game on the back of a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters FC in what also was the season opener. SC East Bengal, on the other hand, will take the field for the first time. Of all 11 teams, they are the only one yet to feature in a contest.

Antonio Lopez Habas’s men will want to draw the first blood against Robbie Fowler’s unpredictable SC East Bengal as the Kolkata giants lock horn in ISL for the first time.


Total Matches Played: 369

East Bengal won: 129

Atk Mohun Bagan: 119

East Bengal vs Atk Mohun Bagan
– Recent Form

SC East Bengal: W D D W W
ATK Mohun Bagan: W N N N N


Armed with a number of experienced Hero ISL campaigners, SC East Bengal have built a formidable squad for their debut campaign in Indian football’s biggest stage – rich in both foreign and local talents. Led by former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler, SC East Bengal have signed some experienced foreigners ahead of the season like Anthony Pilkington, Daniel Fox and Jacques Maghoma, and no doubt they add plenty of strength and depth to the squad.

ATK Mohun Bagan boast players like Roy Krishna and David Williams. Against the Kochi giants, Fijian Krishna took four shots and scored the only goal of the match with his just one shot on target.


East Bengal 0-2 ATK Mohun Bagan

Roy Krishna put ATK Mohun Bagan in the 1-0 lead against SC East Bengal. Manvir Singh scores a brilliant solo goal to secure a 2-0 win for ATK Mohun Bagan.

East Bengal tried to come back in the game with efforts from Balwant Singh and Anthony Pilkington but Manvir Singh nailed the game with solo goal.


The first-ever Kolkata Derby of the Hero ISL lived up to the hype!

Both SC East Bengal and ATK Mohun Bagan battled hard but in the end it was Antonio Lopez Habas’ side that took home all three points and also maintained their second successive clean sheet of the 2020-21 season and earned the bragging rights.

Highlights - SC East Bengal 0-2 ATK Mohun Bagan - Match 8 | Hero ISL 2020-21


Superb match!

Manvir Singh was brilliant! Next number 9 for Team India…capable of carrying forward the legacy of Sunil Chhetri.


Hyderabad FC will be playing against the defending champions, Bengaluru FC as they look to turn their fortunes around after a forgettable start.

Since Hyderabad FC debuted last season, the two have only have faced each other twice during the league stage. Hyderabad, in terms of wins during the regular season, is second from the bottom in the history of the competition with 3 victories from 19 matches at a success rate of 15.78 per cent.

On the other hand, Bengaluru FC, which is featuring in the ISL for the fourth time, fifth in the list with 36 wins from 63 matches at a success rate of 57.14 per cent. Bengaluru FC will be eying its first win of the season.


Recent Head-to-Head form




Goals scored:

Bengaluru FC: 2

Hyderabad FC: 1

Top goal scorers:

1 goal - Sunil Chhetri (BFC), Robin Singh (HFC), Nishu Kumar (BFC)

Top scorers for each team last season:

Bengaluru FC: Sunil Chhetri (9)

Hyderabad FC: Marcelo Pereira (7)

Clean sheets:

Bengaluru FC: 1

Hyderabad FC: 0


Bengaluru FC 0-0 Hyderabad FC

The match ends goalless at the Fatorda Stadium between Bengaluru FC and Hyderabad FC. Hyderabad were clearly the better team with Bengaluru largely on defence and just one shot on goal, that too off target.

Consecutive clean sheets for Hyderabad in what is the first 0-0 draw of the 2020-21 ISL Campaign.