New Delhi: Debutants Bengaluru FC (BFC) became the first club to have confirmed their place in the ISL IV play-offs with three matches still to play. The Sunil Chhetri-led side are placed comfortably at the top of the table with 33 points, having scripted 11 victories from 15 games.
FC Pune City are second in the table with 28 points from 15 games and are one foot behind the play-off confirmation still with three matches in hand. Jamshedpur FC (25 points) are third followed by Chennaiyin FC (24 points). Kerala Blasters (21 points) and FC Goa (20 points) are all breathing down their neck and a slight mistake from any of these teams will open the league table in a whole new way as at least six teams believe they have a genuine qualification chance this time.
Mumbai have the slightest of chances of getting into the top four if they win their remaining games as they are on seventh with 17 points from 14 games but that too depends on how the teams above them fare.
“We still have 12 points to play for. If we win the four games that we have, we can still have a possibility. Now we have to think about giving our best, not make mistakes and we cannot even afford to draw,” said Mumbai City FC coach Alexandre Guimaraes.
Indo-asian news service