The seventh edition of Hero Indian Super League will start from 20th November 2020. Today FSDL has officially announced the ISL 2020-21 fixtures for the first 11 rounds. This season’s ISL will be surely more exciting as two Kolkata Giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal will play ISL for the first time. Mohun Bagan has merged with former Champion of ISL ATKFC and will play as ATK-Mohun Bagan Football Club. Though the Merging later transformed into a normal deal as ATKFC got disaffiliated and Mohun Bagan is sponsored by former sponsors of ATKFC, Kolkata Games, and Sports who have rented the spot of ISL. On the other hand Sree Cement PVT.LTD. has invested in East Bengal Club and East Bengal will start their journey at ISL as SC EastBengal. Also, eyes will be on some other teams like Kerala, Goa, Mumbai, and Chennai.
ISL 2020-21 Fixtures: Key matches
As the ISL 2020-21 fixtures are released now let’s focus on the top matches for every round.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC vs Kerala Blasters
The first fixture for ISL 2020/21 will be between ATK Mohun Bagan and Kerala Blasters. It will surely be a mouthwatering match to watch. The competition between Kerala and ATKFC was all-time neck to neck. Now it will be watched how these two teams can compete with each other in a new way. Also The I-league winning coach for Mohun Bagan Football Club, Kibu Vicuna will be at the dugout against his former team as he is the manager of Kerala now.
FC Goa vs Bengaluru FC
The former league champions of ISL FC Goa will start their journey against the 1time champion of ISL Bengaluru FC. According to the strength of both squads, this match will also be another exciting encounter of this round surely.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC vs SC East Bengal
Without any doubt, this can be easily said that the Kolkata derby will surely the most exciting fixture of this round. The derby will be in a new branded way and a new path for the first time. The 370th Kolkata derby between Mohun Bagan Athletic Club and East Bengal Club will be held in ISL. Fans will surely wait for this match to cheer for their respective teams. Also, SC EastBengal will start its ISL campaign by this match.
FC Goa vs Mumbai City FC
This fixture will be another Boombastic one as Mumbai has already brought in some players from Goa who helped them to reach the AFC Champions League. It will be exciting to watch how Goa can perform against their former star players.
Chennaiyan FC vs Kerala Blasters
This match always gives extra heat to the fans as the two clubs are very well matched. The two times Chennaiyan will surely try to overcome their regional rivals and also Kerala will also try to defeat them. So it will be a match to watch in this round.
FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters
The former league champions will meet Kerala in this round which fixture is continuously giving excitement to the football fans for some years.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC vs FC Goa
These two teams will represent India in their respective AFC Campaigns next season. It is not very hard to say that the clash between these two teams will be one of the most fired matches of this tournament.
Bengaluru FC vs Kerala Blasters
These two regional rivals will meet each other for a prestige fight and surely both team will try to overcome each other in that battle.
SC EastBengal vs Kerala Blasters
The battle between these two fanbases is heating up day by day on social platforms. Both teams will surely try to make their fans proud. Though the clash between SC EastBnegal and Kerala is new, the manager of Kerala Kibu Vicuna knows the team and their fans very well. Kibu has not lost any match against East Bengal when he was the coach of Mohun Bagan Football Club.
ATK Mohun Bagan FC vs Bengaluru FC
This clash is new in ISL but not in Indian Football. Bengaluru has already met with Mohun Bagan several times at I-league. Also, Mohun Bagan defeated Bengaluru to clinch their first i-league title in season 2014-15. This match always makes the fans excited as both clubs have many passionate fans. An encounter to watch surely.
Bengaluru FC vs SC EastBengal
The rivalry between Bengaluru and both Kolkata giants is one of the most exciting rivalries of current times. Along with ATK Mohun Bagan, the clash between SC EastBengal and Bengaluru also has the same definition. The record between these two teams is very closed in i-league. Now we have to watch which team will prove themselves superior here.
Fans can expect a brilliant football festival in the upcoming months. Fans will cheer for their respective clubs. Let’s see which team can finish at the top of the peak.
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