With no Bengaluru FC in the fray this season, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal were expected to dominate the I-League. So, what went wrong?
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With four teams in contention for the title until the last kick, the I-League's final day was not short on drama on the final day. Here's a recap.
Five current and former footballers tell ESPN who among Minerva, NEROCA, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are most likely to win the I-League.
March 8 is the final day of the I-League season and four teams still have a mathematical chance of winning the title.
As things stands, four teams - NEROCA, Minerva, East Bengal and Mohun Bagan -- are in with a shot at the title. Who has the most favourable odds?
Mohun Bagan can launch a genuine title challenge if they recreate Sunday's energy with more consistency, writes Debayan Sen.
Sanjoy Sen has stepped down as Mohun Bagan coach, following his team's 2-1 defeat at the hands of a 10-man Chennai City FC in a home match on Tuesday.
As Mohun Bagan becomes only the third team to score 600 goals in NFL/I-League history, ESPN looks at a few interesting numbers behind the feat.
A month into the new season, Debayan Sen picks his five best players from the 2017-18 I-League so far.
Mohun Bagan became the second club after East Bengal to complete a century of wins in the I-League after a 5-0 win against Churchill Brothers
I-League's future might be uncertain, but the turnout for Sunday's derby proved there's plenty of life still left in the old Kolkata clubs.
Mohun Bagan and East Bengal may have lost several players to the ISL, but that hardly matters for die-hard fans of the Kolkata derby.
While the city's legacy clubs struggle with modern game's demands, Maji battles cancer & financial difficulties to follow his club across the country.
With two leagues running simultaneously, I-League will find it increasingly difficult to compete with ISL, but there's hope for younger players.
As the I-League completes 10 years, ESPN's writers pick their memories of matches or moments that they witnessed first-hand.
Defending champions Aizawl FC begin their title defence away to East Bengal, while the first Kolkata derby of the season will take place on Dec 2.
There is every chance that the upcoming Federation Cup could well be the last. ESPN walks you through one of India's oldest active competitions.
The league title will be at stake when the region's two heavyweights meet and the age-old local rivalry will only add more spice.
Latest developments suggest that the two clubs have come together to discuss a possible revamped structure of Indian football next season onwards.
Zohmingliana Ralte and Albino Gomes relive the match against Bagan and look forward to the trip to Shillong that could deliver the I-League title.
A draw in their final league match against Shillong Lajong will now be good enough for Aizawl FC to claim their maiden I-League.
Jeje Lalpekhlua understands what Mizo fans will go through when he, the local hero, stands in the way of what would be a famous win for Aizawl FC.
That Aizawl FC versus Mohun Bagan will resonate far beyond the field of play in Mizoram is there for all to see and feel a day before the match.
Aizawl's Brandon Vanlalremdika, a devout Catholic will be skipping church on Saturday evening. There is a reason for his transgression.
Mohun Bagan rode their luck, defending doggedly in the face of some spirited attacking play from Shillong Lajong to hold them 1-1 and take top spot.