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Indian Super League best XI: Coro, Ogbeche lead team of the season

Bengaluru beat Goa 1-0 in the final to claim their maiden ISL title on Sunday. But who were ISL's best players this season? Here's our team of the tournament.

GK - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (Bengaluru FC)

India's No.1 goalkeeper kept his seventh clean sheet of the season in the final -- ahead of Pawan Kumar and Amrinder Singh, who both had six each. Without John Johnson for the first time in their history, Bengaluru didn't always have a confident backline, and Sandhu's solidity made a huge...

No 'magic' in Mumbai, but Bengaluru have last laugh as ISL finale turns scrappy

Both Carles Cuadrat and Sergio Lobera had wanted to showcase the magic of football in the ISL final. It was supposed to be a match-up between the two best ball-playing sides in the country, the two most entertaining. For large parts of 117 minutes, the magic was difficult to spot on the pitch.

But with penalties on the cards, and the air sticky with tension, Rahul Bheke rose above everyone else in the 118th minute to guide Bengaluru FC to their maiden ISL title. Just two minutes away from the cruelty...

Goa enjoy themselves to humiliate Mumbai City in the first leg

It's minute 76. FC Goa's Hugo Boumous has just come on. Playing a series of quick one-twos, he moves into the box where he takes a slightly heavy touch. Sensing an opening, Mumbai City's Joyneur Lourenco dives in. Just as he's about to nick the ball away, Boumous flicks it over the sprawled, stunned centre back before smacking it at Amrinder Singh. No goal, but that flick was pure magic. 

Goa were in the mood as they smashed five past the Mumbai City goal, but if someone had to pick out one...

Westwood? Roca? Moyes? Five managers who could replace Stephen Constantine as India coach

If you had a magic lamp, and you could pick any coach in the world to be India's next, who would it be and why? Here are five potential candidates who could replace Stephen Constantine, with the possible pros and cons.

Ashley Westwood

Positives: With an I-League title, a runner-up finish and a Federation Cup in two years at Bengaluru FC - his debut season in India -- Westwood is a winner, understands the complexities of Indian football, brings knowledge from faraway lands, and can get the...

India player ratings - Jhingan 8/10, Halder 5/10 in loss to Bahrain

India fell into the trap of playing for the draw that would have taken them through to the knockout stages, and in the end it cost them as captain on the night Pronay Halder gave away a penalty in the first minute of stoppage time. Jamal Rashed hammered it home to take Bahrain through.

Positives

The problem with playing for a draw, employing a low-block for ninety minutes, is that if the result doesn't go your way it's going to be hard to find any positives. India's defending, though, was top-notch...

Risk everything: FC Goa, Sergio Lobera and the joy of 'playing' football

Edu Bedia (L) celebrates Goa's second goal against NorthEast.
Edu Bedia (L) celebrates Goa's second goal against NorthEast.

In the end, the score read FC Goa 5-1 NorthEast United FC, but it could have been anything, really.

It could have been a badminton score if Goa had taken most of their chances.

Five minutes before Ferran Corominas opened the scoring for Goa with an brilliant finish, defender Carlos Pena won a foul for a push in his own box. Had the ref not seen it as a push, the Spaniard would have been penalised for a ludicrously silly handball. NorthEast would have won a penalty, and the hosts might never have...