The final of the third season of Indian Super League (ISL) will be played on Sunday, December 18. Two consistent teams of this season – Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata have made it to the summit clash; even though they did not have the best of starts. Both had their own share of problems, where one was finding it difficult to score goals (KB), and the other had a vulnerable defence (ATK). But that did not stop them from reaching the finals after getting rid of all rivals.
While, Mumbai City finished at the top of the points table but were unlucky to lose out by a solitary goal difference (3-2) on aggregate to Atletico de Kolkata in the semi-final; as their second-leg tie ended goal-less. On the other hand, Kerala Blasters overcame Delhi Dynamos 3-0 on penalties after their game ended tied 2-2.
Ultimately, the 2nd placed Kerala and 4th placed Kolkata overpowered 1st placed Mumbai and 4th placed Delhi. For Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) Iain Hume and Helder Postiga have formed a potent duo this season. Borja Fernandez has controlled the defence with utmost grit. On the other hand, Kerala Blasters have a pacy attack in CK Vineeth and Kervens Belfort, while their defensive trio of Hengbart, Aaron Hughes and Sandesh Jhinghan have worked wonders for them this season.
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When and where is the ISL 2016 finals between Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata?
The final of ISL-3 will be played in Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kerala at 7 PM (IST) which has been the home ground for Kerala Blasters and has drawn largest crowd support in most of the ISL matches. Sunday won’t be an exception adding an added home advantage for Sachin Tendulkar-owned franchise.
Which channel is broadcasting ISL 2016 finals between Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata live?
The final match will be broadcast live, with both Hindi and English commentary on Star Sports Network and its HD channels.
Where will the ISL 2016 finals between Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata available online?
The match will be streamed live online on Hotstar.