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JFC's Nerijus Valskis leaps over a CFC opponent to win the ball in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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CFC striker Jakub Sylvestr action against JFC in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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JFC's Aitor Monroy lines up a shot against CFC in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan

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JFC Stephen Eze heads an aerial ball leaping over CFC's EIi Sabia in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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Nerijus Valskis chose not to celebrate after scoring for JFC against his former side CFC in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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CFC's Esmaël Gonçalves doubled the lead with a successful penalty-kick against JFC in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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CFC midfielder Anirudh Thapa celebrates after becoming the first Indian to score a goal this season in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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Chennaiyin FC's Anirudh Thapa scored the fastest goal (52 seconds) of the season against Jamshedpur FC in match 5 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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Hyderabad FC players celebrate their 1-0 win over Odisha FC in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim

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HFC substitute Liston Colaco showed tremendous energy against OFC in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim

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OFC's Manuel Onwu tries to connect a header against HFC in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim

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OFC's Gaurav Bora tries to snatch the ball away from HFC's Aridane Santana in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim

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HFC's Joao Victor and OFC's Diego Mauricio in action in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim

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Marcelinho in action for OFC against former employers HFC in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim

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OFC defender Steven Taylor was booked and conceded a penalty against HFC in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim

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Aridane Santana celebrates with HFC teammates after scoring against OFC in match 4 of ISL 7 at the GMC Athletic Stadium, Bambolim.

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Igor Angulo scored twice in 3 minutes as FC Goa drew level 2-2 with Bengaluru FC in match 3 of ISL 7 at the JLN Stadium, Fatorda

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Substitute Brandon Fernandes influenced the second half with Igor Angulo in FCG's draw with BFC in match 3 of ISL 7 at the JLN Stadium, Fatorda

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BFC youngster Suresh Wangjam tried hard to influence the game from midfield against FCG in match 3 of ISL 7 at the JLN Stadium, Fatorda.

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BFC defender Juanan initially doubled the lead in the second half against FCG in match 3 of ISL 7 at the JLN Stadium, Fatorda.

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Ghanaian striker Kwesi Appiah scored from a penalty kick in the 49th minute for NEUFC against MCFC in match 2 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.

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NEUFC's Kwesi Appiah celebrates with Federico Gallego after scoring the winning goal against 10-man MCFC in match 2 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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MCFC's Farukh Choudhary tries an ambitious shot against NEUFC in match 2 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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NEUFC's Federico Gallego and MCFC's Cy Goddard in action in match 2 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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NEUFC's Ashutosh Mehta attempts a header from a corner as MCFC's Sarthak Golui looks on in match 2 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco

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Adam Le Fondre makes his Mumbai City FC debut against NEUFC in match 2 of ISL 7 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco.

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Prabir Das and Roy Krishna breaks into dance steps in celebration for latter's goal in Hero ISL 7's inaugural match at GMC Stadium, Bambolim, Goa

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Roy Krishna with his signature celebration after scoring the winning goal for ATKMB in Hero ISL 7's first match at GMC Stadium, Bambolim, Goa

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ATKMB's Roy Krishna scores the first goal of Hero ISL 7 in the 67th minute against KBFC during the season opener at GMC Stadium, Bambolim, Goa.

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Players of ATK Kolkota celebrate after winning the 6th edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) football final match in Fatorda, Goa. ATK Kolkota defeated Chennayin FC by 3-1.

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Players of ATK Kolkota and Chennaiyin FC players vie for the ball during their Indian Super League (ISL) football match in Fatorda, Goa.

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ATK player David Williams(L) celebrate after 2nd goal against Bengaluru FC during ISL semi final match at Salt Lake Stadium,in Kolkata.

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ATK player Soosai Raj and Bengaluru FC player Suresh Singh during ISL semi final match at Salt Lake Stadium,in Kolkata.

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ATK Captain Roy Krishna with David Williams celebration after win against Bengaluru FC during ISL semi final match at Salt Lake Stadium,in Kolkata.

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Bengaluru FC player MD. Ashique after score against ATK during ISL semi final match at Salt Lake Stadium,in Kolkata

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Bengaluru FC player MD. Ashique celebration after score against ATK during ISL semi final match at Salt Lake Stadium,in Kolkata

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Bengaluru FC player Deshorn Dwayne try to score against ATK during ISL semi final match at Salt Lake Stadium,in Kolkata.

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Bengaluru FC player Juan Antonio(Blue) and ATK player Prabir Das during ISL semi final match at Salt Lake Stadium,in Kolkata.

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FC Goa defender Serigne Mourtada Fall (25) vie for the ball with ATK Forward Roy Krishna (21) during ISL Match in Kolkata.

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Kerala Blaster Football club forward Raphael Messi Bouli (28) tries to score a goal against ATK during ISL match in Kolkata.

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Kerala Blasters FC players (in yellow) and Jamshedpur FC in action during the 6th season of Indian Super League (ISL) 2019, at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, in Kochi.

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Players of North East United FC (in red) during the Indian Super League match, at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium, Sarusujai in Guwahati

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Players of North East United FC (in red) and ATK (Black and Grey) during the Indian Super League match, at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium, Sarusujai in Guwahati.

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Players of Mumbai City FC (in blue) and Kerala Blasters FC (in yellow) vie for ball during ISL Football Match, at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai.

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Kerala Blasters FC players (in yellow) celebrate after scoring a goal against FC Goa during the 6th season of Indian Super League (ISL) 2019, at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi.

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FC Goa celebrates after scoring a goal against Kerala Blasters FC players during the 6th season of Indian Super League (ISL) 2019, at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi.

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Mumbai City FC (Blue) and ATK players vie for the ball during ISL match at Salt lake stadium in Kolkata.

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ATK forward Roy Krishna celebrates after scoring a goal during ISL match against Mumbai FC at Salt lake stadium in Kolkata.

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Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) chairperson Nita Ambani and City Football Group CEO Ferran Soriano at a press conference in Mumbai. Manchester City owners bought majority stake in Indian Super League (ISL) side Mumbai City FC, the announcement of which was made by Nita Ambani, at a press conference today.

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Kerala Blasters FC player Raphael Messi Bouli (Cameroon) being taken off the field after he was injured during Indian Super League (ISL) Football Match 2019-20 between the Kerala Blasters FC and Odisha FC at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi

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Odisha FC goalkeeper attempts to save a goal during Indian Super League (ISL) Football Match 2019-20 between the Kerala Blasters FC and Odisha FC at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi.

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Jamshedpur FC player (in red) attemps to score a goal as Bengaluru FC goalkeeper watches during Indian Super League (ISL) Football Match 2019-20, at JRD Tata Sport Complex in Jamshedpur.

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FC Goa player Hugo Adnan Boumous celebrates after scoring a goal against North East United FC during their ISL match, at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium, Sarusujai in Guwahati.

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North East United FC player Redeem Tlang celebrates after scoring a goal against FC Goa during their ISL match, at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium, Sarusujai in Guwahati.

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Players of Mumbai City FC (blue jersey) and Odisha Football Club (white jersey) in action during Indian Super League (ISL) football match at Mumbai Football Arena in Mumbai.

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Jamshedpur FC players celebrate after their first goal against Hyderabad FC during the Indian Super League (ISL) football match at JRD Tata Sport Complex in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

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A Player of Bengaluru FC vies for the ball against Goa during the Indian Super League (ISL) match, in Fatorda stadium, Margao, Goa. Bengaluru FC drew with Goa 1-1, following a late equaliser in the form of a penalty by Goa.

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Players of Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC in action during Indian Super League (ISL) football match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, in Chennai

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ATK player Soosai Raj and Hyderabad FC player Nikhal Chandrashekar in action during ISL match at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

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Ganguly co-owns the ISL franchise ATK.

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ATK team players score a goal during their match against Kerala Blasters on the first day of The Indian Super League 2019-20, in Kochi.

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Co-owner of ISL franchise ATK Sourav Ganguly holds an umbrella as he stands next to Winner's Trophy during the opening ceremony of The Indian Super League 2019-20, in Kochi.

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ATK Chief coach Antonio Lopez Habas shares a light moment with his team player Roy Krishna (R) during interaction with media ahead of upcoming ISL Tournament in Kolkata.

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Foreign imports in the ISL have often disappointed

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Bengaluru FC Skipper Sunil Chhetri with the ISL trophy arrives at Bengaluru airport.

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Goa FC's player Ferran Telecha of Spain with the golden boot and golden ball for the highest number of individual goals after the ISL 2019 football final match, in Mumbai.

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Bengaluru FC's player celebrate with the winning trophy after beating Goa FC in the ISL 2019 football final match, in Mumbai.

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Bengaluru FC player Sunil Chhetri (blue) and Goa FC player in action during the ISL 2019 Final in Mumbai.

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Bengaluru FC Sunil Chhetri celebrates with teammates after winning the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final second leg match against North East United FC at Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru.

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Bengaluru FC players celebrate after winning against North East United FC during the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final second leg match at Kanteerava Stadium, in Bengaluru.

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Bengaluru FC's Juan Antonio and Kerala Blasters' Sandesh Jhingan vie for the ball during their ISL match, in Bengaluru.

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Sunil Chhetri of Bengaluru FC and Sauvik Chakrabarti of Mumbai City FC vie for the ball during the ISL match between Bengaluru FC and Mumbai FC at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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North East United FC players celebrate after scoring a goal against Kerala Blasters FC during their match at the 5th edition of ISL football tournament in Guwahati.

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FC Goa and Delhi Dynamos players in action during the 31st match of the 5th edition of Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Goa.

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Jamshedpur FC players (red) during a match against Kerala Blasters Football Club players (yellow) in the Indian Super League (ISL) football match 2018, at JRD Tata Sport Complex in Jamshedpur.

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Players of FC Goa and Mumbai City FC in action in the 17th match of the 5th edition of ISL football tournament, at Nehru Stadium, in Fatorda Goa.

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Delhi Dynamos FC goalkeeper jumps to save a goal during their Hero Indian Super League soccer match against Chennaiyin FC in New Delhi.

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Chennaiyin FC's Isaac Vanmalsawma, left, reacts after being tackled by Delhi Dynamos FC's Rana Gharami during their Hero Indian Super League soccer match in New Delhi.

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Jamshedpur FC (Red jersey) and ATK, Kolkata (Black-Grey jersey) vie for the ball during the Indian Super League (ISL) football match 2018 at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

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NorthEast United FC footballer Bartholomew Ogbeche hits a goal against Chennaiyin FC during the 5th season of Indian Super League (ISL) 2018, in Chennai. Bartholomew Ogbeche scored thrice in the first 45 minutes! The Highlanders’ frontman becomes the first hattrick scorer of the season.

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North East United FC Rowllin Borges celebrates a goal with teammates against ATK during their ISL in Kolkata.

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Players of ATK (red and white jersey) and North East United FC (black) in action during their ISL match in Kolkata.

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Rowllin Borges of North East United FC attempts an unsuccessful goal against FC Goa during the Hero Indian Super League soccer match in Guwahati.

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Mislav Komorski of North East United FC, center right and Hugo Boumous of FC Goa, center, fight for the ball during the Hero Indian Super League soccer match in Guwahati.

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Jamshedpur F.C. player Sergio Cindoncha (jersey no. 20) and Mumbai City F.C. player Lucian Goian (Blue jersey no. 18) vie for the ball during the Indian Super League football match in Mumbai.

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Bengaluru FC's Nicolas Ladislao with Paartalu head kick with Chennaiyin Fc's Sabia Filho during the ISL 2018 at Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru.

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Bengaluru FC's Sunil Chhetri and Chennaiyin Fc's Calderon vie for the ball during the ISL 2018 at Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru.

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Kerala Blasters FC's CK Vineeth, left and Sena Ralte vie for a ball during their Hero Indian Super League soccer match in Kolkata.

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Tournament Director Nita Ambani, center, receives a ball from Indian athlete Hima Das, as Chennaiyin FC owner and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachhan, right, Ateletico de Kolkata co-owners Sanjiv Goenka, left, and Sourav Ganguly stand beside the trophy during the inauguration of Hero Indian Super League soccer tournament in Kolkata.

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Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachhan, right, Ateletico de Kolkata co-owners Sanjiv Goenka, left, and Sourav Ganguly, second left, stand beside the trophy during the inauguration of Hero Indian Super League soccer tournament in Kolkata.

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(L to R) Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) team player Andre Bikey, team captain Manuel Lanzarote Bruno, head coach Steve Coppell, Principal owner and Chairman RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's (RPSG) Sanjiv Goenka, Assistant Coach Sanjoy Sen and Pranoy Halder unveil the new look of their team jersey ahead of upcoming Indian Super League tournament, in Kolkata.

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Chennaiyin FC's Jeje Lalpekhlua (12) celebrate with team mates after beating FC Goa in the ISL Semi-final2 - 2nd LEG match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. Jeje scored 2 goal in this match.

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Bengaluru FC Sunil Chettri with team mates celebrates after winning the ISL Second leg Semifinal match against FC Pune at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. BFC won by 3-1.

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Half the country is rewatching those prodigious winks and that unmatched smile. Priya Prakash Varrier, meanwhile, is basking in it all. Here she is, at a Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC match in Kochi, with Sachin (and her co-star Roshan; doesn’t the boy pale beside her?).

Jamshedpur FC and FC Goa players vie for the ball during ISL match at JLN stadium in Fatorda. FC Goa defeated Jamshedpur FC 2-1.

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Co-owner of Chennaiyin FC Abhishek Bachchan his wife actress Aishwarya Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya during the ISL match against Delhi Dynamos FC at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.

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Bengaluru FC's Skipper Sunil Chettri celebrates after beating ATK by 1-0 during the ISL football match at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Bengaluru FC Juan Antonio and ATK Prabir Das vie for ball during the ISL football match at Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru.

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Players of Chennaiyin FC and Delhi Dynamos FC ( White Jersey) vie for the ball during their ISL Match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai.

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Freestyle footballers from Europe- Szasz Kitti and Aylin Yaren showing their skills during half-time of Indian Super League match between NorthEast United FC and FC Goa in Guwahati.

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