The condition of football in the country has not been very well from the start. No matter how famous this sport is around the world, but this game has never seen it’s much deserved ups in India. Cricket has always overshadowed it since last 5 decades or so and it was just until The 2016–17 I-League is the 10th season of the I-League, the top professional league for association football clubs in India, since its establishment in 2007. The season began on 7 January 2017 and is scheduled to end on 16 April 2017.
Bengaluru FC are the defending champions from the last season and will definitely want to take the trophy home. Team Dempo had entered the league after being promoted from the I-League 2nd Division but withdrew from the league along with Salgaocar and Sporting Goa. Aizawl were reinstated into the league after being relegated while Churchill Brothers, Chennai City, and Minerva Punjab were granted direct-entry into the I-League this year.
Prior to the game with Aizawl FC, Chennai City FC had to get away with a close defeat from Mohan Bagan in a 2-1 on last Saturday and helping them to reach the top of the I-League football standings. They have finally managed to pull their first win in the I-League with a 2-0 drubbing of high-flying Aizawl FC 2-0 in a scintillating encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Saturday. Two second half goals from Marcos Tank (53rd minute) and Charles D Souza (90+3) ensured that Chennai City secured three points from their home match and packed their victory.
East Bengal is currently leading the points table with 16 pts and Mohun Bagan falling short of 3 pts are currently at 13 pts at the second spot. Aizawl FC are also 13 points but has played one match more than the Mohun Bagan Team, and are followed by Bengaluru City FC at 9 pts. Chennai FC has just won one match and are currently at the 9th spot. Chennai City FC’s next matches are against Mumbai on 11th February and against Churchill Brothers on 14th February. Get ready for some extraordinary performances and book tickets for one of the best sporting event in Chennai.
Written By: Archit Chawla