The Indian Super League (ISL) is a professional football league in India. It is a men’s competition, which began in October 2013. The league gained popularity very quickly after it’s inception and is one of the top leagues in the country.
The 2017-18 Season
The 2017-18 season of the Hero Indian Super League was the fifth edition of the competition.
Bengaluru beat Pune CIty 3-1 on aggregate in the first semifinal, to make the final in their very first appearance in the competition.
In the other semifinal, Chennaiyin FC ran out 4-1 winners on aggregate, to make it an all-South Indian final.
The finals was played between Bengaluru and Chennaiyin FC at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore. Chennaiyin beat Bengaluru 3-2, to be crowned Champions of the ISL for the second time.
Bengaluru took an early lead through their captain Sunil Chhetri, but Mailson Alves’s brace and Raphael Augusto’s second-half goal put Chennaiyin in command, and even a late goal from Miku could not arouse a Bengaluru comeback.