The third season of Indian Super League started with the bang with the big carnival of the opening ceremony, where world witnessed numbers of superb performance. Later, a thrilling match took place between the NorthEast United FC and Chennaiyin FC.
Now, the action shifts in the Kolkata where home team Atlético de Kolkata will take on Chennaiyin FC for the second match of ISL 3 at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium, Kolkata.
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The home team, Atlético de Kolkata will enter this match with a single motive of taking the revenge from the Chennaiyin FC, who cost their title in the semifinal match of last season.
Meanwhile, the coach of Kolkata team, Jose Molina informed media wing there is no such revenge in football. Chennaiyin FC won the title in the last season and when we will play against them, then it does not mean that we will play the final of last season. Now, we will look to play this match as the new match of the new season.”
This is the first season for the Molina as a coach for Kolkata and he is super excited for his role. Meanwhile, the think tank of Kolkata have retained most of the players but there is also new players from the Indian domestic football circuit.
Molina told media wing that ” the bunch of Indian players are superb players but sometimes there is a bit of language problem. Although I asked them to says, if they have any doubt. Also, some of the Indian players could not join us in Spain but there are doing terrific training in last 10 days and so.”
On the other side, the defending champion, Chennaiyin FC will look enter this season with the single motive of defending their title. Although, it will not be going to easy for them as their star player Stiven Mendoza is not available for this season.
Stiven Mendoza won the Golden Ball and Golden Boot. Also, Bruno Pelissari, Brazilian striker will also be not available for the thrid season of ISL. The two-star player has much impact on their team and there is one thing sure team will miss them.
Although, Marco Materazzi, the coach of Chennaiyin FC informed media that this season, we have called Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi and he will be the key to the success of our team.
The key player for Chennaiyin FC is Jeje Lalpekhlua, who has shown a tremendous in both International and domestic football over last 18 months and ago. The fans of Chennaiyin FC will hope their team will begin the third season of ISL with a win.
Chennaiyin FC is expected to win this match.