Indian Super League 2015: Marco Materazzi`s Chennaiyin to clash with Zico`s Goa
Goa head into the final as favourites as they finished top of the standings before the knockout stage.
Maharashtra: Marco Materazzi`s Chennaiyin FC will take on FC Goa, managed by Brazilian legend Zico, in the final of the second edition of the Indian Super League, despite losing on Wednesday.
The World Cup winner`s side went down 2-1 away to defending champions Atletico de Kolkata in the second leg of their semi-final but progressed to Sunday`s showdown 4-2 on aggregate.
Chennaiyin took a 3-0 advantage into Wednesday`s game at the Salt Lake Stadium but goals from Serbian Dejan Lekic and English striker Iain Hume gave Kolkata a glimmer of hope before a Fikru Teferra strike in stoppage time ended any chances of an upset.
Goa were waiting to discover who their opponents in the final would be after dispatching Roberto Carlos`s Delhi Dynamos 3-0 on Tuesday, overturning a first-leg deficit.
Goals from Spanish midfielder Jofre, and one each from Brazilians Rafael Coelho and Dudu in the second leg swung the tie in favour of Zico`s men.
Chennaiyin and Goa will both be bidding to be crowned ISL champions for the first time when they clash on Sunday.
Goa head into the final as favourites by virtue of the fact they finished top of the standings before the knockout stage.
They will also enjoy home advantage, with the game taking place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, in Goa state.