Margaret: The final of the 2021-22 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) will be held on March 20 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, marking the fourth time it has hosted the lucrative league’s title fight.
The two-legged semi-finals will take place on March 11-12 and March 15-16 respectively, competition organizers Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL) said on Thursday as they released the schedule.
In one of ISL’s most contentious seasons, nine teams are still battling it out to advance to the semifinals.
The season has been the most competitive ISL to date with a mere 19 point difference between the current top team, Hyderabad FC (29) and NorthEast United FC (10), in 11th place.
The ‘away goal’ rule will not apply in the semi-finals this season. Teams with the highest number of goals in their respective two-legged bands will advance to the final.
The competition phase ends on March 7. The team that finishes at the top of the league table will be crowned the League Shield winner and will receive direct entry into the AFC Champions League in the group stage next season.
Held ISL 2021-22 Semifinals and End Dates:
Friday 11 March – semi-final 1 return game
Saturday 12 March – semi-final 2 return leg
Tuesday 15 March – semi-final 1 return match
Wednesday 16 March – semi-final 2 return leg
Sunday 20 March final.
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