Goa to host Indian Super League 2019-20 final: Details here
The finale of the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) season is set to be held in Goa. Nita Ambani, who is the Founding Chairperson of the Football Sports Development Limited, on Sunday announced Goa as the venue to host the final. The summit clash is scheduled at 7:30 PM IST on March 14. Here's more on the same.
Goa deserves to host the ISL final, says Nita Ambani
"Goa deserves to host the ISL final. There is no denying that Goa loves its football and we would like to bring the most crucial football event to the city for the people of Goa," announced Nita Ambani.
Nita Ambani lauds FC Goa for their consistency
"It has been such a joy to watch FC Goa this season. A fantastic team and the most consistent club in ISL over last six years. My heartiest congratulations to FC Goa's captain Mandar, their leading goal-scorer Coro (Ferran Corominas) and entire squad, coaching staff and the management for winning the first-ever ISL League Shield," she said.
ISL winners eligible to play the AFC Cup qualifiers
The winner of the ISL final will be eligible to play the AFC Cup qualifiers. In case the ISL final winner is same as the league winner, then the league runners-up will be awarded the AFC Cup qualifier berth. Meanwhile, FC Goa became the first Indian club to get a direct entry into the Asian Champions League group stage after topping the league standings.
FC Goa finish as league winners this season
Sunday sees the last league match of this year's competition. Four teams have qualified for the play-offs. FC Goa topped the table with 39 points from 18 matches. ATK finished second with 34 points. Bengaluru FC (30 points) are currently placed third. Chennaiyin FC (28 points) have the chance to move above Bengaluru tonight. They face ninth-placed NorthEast United.
ISL 2019-20: The season's statistics so far
FC Goa's Ferrán Corominas and ATK's Roy Krishna have accounted for the most goals this season (14). Hugo Boumous of FC Goa has made the most assists (9). Jamshedpur FC's Aitor Monroy accumulated the most passes (1,129). FC Goa's Ahmed Jahouh has made the most tackles (159). FC Goa scored the most goals (46), whereas, Bengaluru FC recorded the most clean sheets (10).