ISL 2017/18: The battle for qualification
As we come towards the end of the league stages of the ISL, we take a look at what each side needs to do as they look to confirm a berth in the Top four.
With as many as six sides still looking to confirm their place in the playoffs, it promises to be a roller-coaster ride which could probably run till the final day of the season when two potential candidates, FC Goa and Jamshedpur FC face each other.
#1 Bengaluru FC
The Blues were making their ISL debut this season but displayed no signs of nerves as they became the first side to book their place for the knockouts after a 2-0 win over FC Goa. That win also marked their fifth consecutive win in the league stages, something that no side has ever managed in the past.
However, BFC took their foot off the pedal as they allowed the Stallions to take a point from the Kanteerava.
With with their last two fixtures lined up against potential knockout contenders Jamshedpur and Kerala Blasters, they surely would look throw a rock in their quest for a playoff spot.