The Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 season’s knockouts are finally over and we will now shift our focus to the highly-anticipated semi-finals. Two teams have been eliminated and it is now time for the ISL 2022-23 semi-finals.
Notably, this was the first time after a gap of 2 years that crowds were allowed inside the stadiums and this resulted in teams getting that little extra kick and punch which they need in a game of football.
Controversy-filled 1st knockout game in ISL 2022-23
The first knockout game of ISL 2022-23 between Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC was riddled with controversies towards the end. A controversial free-kick from Sunil Chhetri resulted in the entire team of Kerala Blasters FC stepping out of the ground after following the orders of their Head Coach Ivan Vukomanovich.
Bengaluru FC eventually won the game 1-0 and qualified to the semi-finals. They will now be facing the ISL 2022-23 League Shield Winners, Mumbai City FC, in what will be a tough and challenging assignment for them.
ATK Mohun Bagan’s clinical victory in the 2nd knockout game
ATK Mohun Bagan dominated mostly the entire game in the 2nd knockout match and defeated Odisha FC 2-0. Notably, this was the first time the Juggernauts had qualified for the ISL playoffs. The Mariners spoiled their party and qualified for the semi-finals.
ATK Mohun Bagan will be drawing swords with defending champions of the ISL, Hyderabad FC in the semi-final 2.
Both the semi-finals will be having two legs each and this will provide a golden opportunity for both the teams to stage a comeback in case they didn’t have a good first leg. The finals will however be only 1 leg.
Teams qualified for semi-finals
- Mumbai City FC
- Hyderabad FC
- ATK Mohun Bagan
- Bengaluru FC
Teams eliminated in the knockout round
- Odisha FC
- Kerala Blasters FC
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Lara Sharma, Amrit Gope, Alan Costa, Namgyal Bhutia, Parag Shrivas, Wungngayam Muirang, Prabir Das, Hira Mondal, Sandesh Jhingan, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Bruno Ramires, Jayesh Rane, Suresh Wangjam, Danish Farooq, Rohit Kumar, Biswa Darjee, Javi Hernandez, Sunil Chhetri, Prince Ibara, Udanta Singh, Sivasakthi Narayanan, Leon Augustine, Roy Krishna, Faisal Ali.
Laxmikant Kattimani, Gurmeet Singh, Lalbiakhlua Jongte; Aman Kumar Sahani, Chinglensana Konsham, Odei Onaindia, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Akash Mishra, Manoj Mohammad, Soyal Joshy, Alex Saji, Joao Victor, Mohammad Yasir, Sweden Fernandes, Sahil Tavora, Lalchungnunga Chhangte, Hitesh Sharma, Halicharan Narzary, Borja Herrera, Nikhil Poojary, Abdul Rabeeh, Mark Zothanpuia, Joel Chianese, Aaren D’Silva, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Rohit Danu, Javier Siverio.
ATK Mohun Bagan
Arsh Anwer, Vishal Kaith, Arsh Shaikh, Avilash Paul, Carl McHugh, Manvir Singh Brendan Hamill, Sumit Rathi, Slavko Damjanovic, Subhashish Bose, Asish Rai, Ashutosh Mehta, Pritam Kotal, Deepak Tangri, Lalrinliana Hnamte, Pronay Halder, Dimitri Petratos, Ashique Kuruniyan, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Federico Gallego Kiyan Nassiri, Manvir Singh, Liston Colaco, Glan Martins, Md Fardin Ali, Hugo Boumous
Mumbai City FC
Phurba Lachenpa, Mohammad Nawaz, Ravi Kumar, Vikram Lakhbir Singh, Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Mehtab Singh, Mohamad Rakip, Vignesh Dakshinamurthy, Mourtada Fall, Valpuia, Mandar Rao Desa, Gyamar Nikum, Cassio Gabriel, Bradden Inman, Ahmed Jahouh, Raynier Fernandes, Vinit Rai, Naorem Tndomba Singh, Chanso Horam, Asif Khan, Apuia Ralte, Gyamar Nikum, Vikram Partap Singh, Igor Angulo, Pranjal Bhumij, Bipin Singh, Greg Stewart, Lallianzuala Chhangte.
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