The Indian Super League (ISL) continues to gain popularity after their success in the opening season in 2014. Atletico de Kolkata won the league after defeating Kerala Blasters in the final and both teams started the new campaign with a victory in the respective fixtures.
IBTimes UK brings you a weekly roundup from India's booming football league, which is widely watched by fans in the sub-continent and followed by football enthusiasts across Europe. The ISL has several former Premier League players which include the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Florent Malouda, Adrian Mutu, John Arne Riise and others.
The league consists of eight franchises and all of them have completed playing two matches so far. Atletico de Kolkata defeated Chennaiyin FC 3-2 in the opening match of the season away from home in Chennai.
Former Tottenham Hotspur star Helder Postiga's brace helped the defending ISL champions pull off the first victory of the season. The Kolkata-based outfit settled for a 1-1 draw against FC Goa after Keenan Almedia's 81st minute goal helped Goa to cancel Arata Izumi's first-minute goal.
Goa is managed by Brazilian legend Zico and they sealed their first win of the season by defeating Delhi Dynamos 2-0 in the opening match at home. They have conceded only one goal so far, which is also shared by the Blasters and league leaders FC Pune City.
Six points from two matches against Mumbai City FC and NorthEast United have seen David Platt's side sit on top of the table with six points. FC Goa, Kerala Blasters and Atletico de Kolkata are second, third and fourth respectively with four points.
Last season's table topper Chennaiyin have struggled as they are without a point after the first two matches. Defensive mistakes cost them the match against Atletico de Kolkata, while a narrow 1-0 loss to Delhi Dynamos has seen them start the second edition of the ISL on a disappointing note.
The Chennai-based franchise and NorthEast United are the only two clubs without a point and they sit in the seventh and eighth spots respectively. A goalless draw against Kerala Blasters has seen Mumbai City pick their first point of the match, who are sixth in the table.