New Delhi: Heavyweights FC Goa and Atletico de Kolkata would look to spice up an enticing battle in match No. 5 on Wednesday in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Fatorda in Goa.
Both teams have won their respective opening matches in the competition and will look to continue their winning run to keep the early momentum going in their favour.
Last season saw the teams meet in the last-four with Atletico winning the crucial second-leg tie on penalties. The clash between both teams promises to be a tight affair. Helder Postiga's injury could serve as a big blow to ATK, and the rest have to step up to fill the void left by their marquee player.
Here we look at one player from each side to watch out for.
Lucio (FC Goa): The former Inter Milan player looks like a leader in the FC Goa defense and that was visible in the side's opening clash against Delhi Dynamos. Lucio's presence in the side adds a lot of fervour for manager Zico. The marquee signing made an impressive debut for FC Goa with sleek passing and clearences. His combination with French international Gregory Arnolin at the back was a sight worth watching. The likes of Iain Hume will probably face a tough outing on Wednesday against the Goan defence.
Borja Fernandez (ATK): The Spanish midfielder stood tall and delivered in the opening game against Chennaiyin FC. Borja showed his class and calmness in the centre of the pitch for ATK. That serves as a bonus for his manager and the added responsibility of leading the side looks to get out his best. Fellow midfielders James Gavilan and Javi Lara showed signs of promises in the first game and have looked to form a partnership with Borja. Borja will hope to continue with his superb playmaking skills as he remains a top entity for the Atletico de Kolkata side.