Kerala will next lock horns against Manipur on March 23.
Kerala will next lock horns against Manipur on March 23.
Lionel Messi scored for the sixth game in a row in all competitions when he doubled Barca's lead in the 30th minute with a deadly strike into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
Hosts West Bengal begin their title defence against Manipur in the inaugural match of the Santosh Trophy final round.
Salah, who scored four against Watford, has 36 goals in all competitions, a new record for a Liverpool player in a debut season.
Football means big money and the economics of the major leagues make for a fascinating study.
Mumbai will now go on to play Kingfisher East Bengal on April 5, in the main draw of the tournament which beings on March 31.
Gokulam will now take on ISL finalists Bengaluru FC on April 1 in the final round.
India gained six points from their February rating points (333) to make the three-spot leap.
Messi scored twice and set up Ousmane Dembele for the other as the hosts won 3-0 and progressed to the quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate.
It was a record 11th straight victory in the competition for coach Jupp Heynckes, who had led Bayern to the title in 2013 before retiring and returning this season.
Messi scored two brilliant goals and created another for Dembele as Barcelona thrashed Chelsea 3-0 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals 4-1 on aggregate.
The qualifiers of the tournament will be played between teams who finished between 7th and 10th in the ISL and I-League respectively.
AS Roma edged out Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 to enter the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time since 2008.
The Spaniards, who had never won a Champions League match in England, moved into the quarter-finals of Europe's elite club competition for the first time since 1958.
Minerva Punjab's financial plight was earlier highlighted in their refusal to take part in the upcoming tournament.
The exact contract details are yet to be finalized. Valera will be joining the team ahead of the Super Cup qualifier against NorthEast United FC in Bhubaneswar.
Messi missed a league game for the first time this season to attend the birth of his third son Ciro, but Barca barely needed their talisman against free-falling Malaga, who had striker Samu Garcia sent off after half an hour for a studs-up challenge on Jordi Alba.
United stifled Liverpool's exhilarating attack early on at Old Trafford and raced into a two-goal lead with 24 minutes on the clock after a double from Rashford.
Manchester United won the 200th North West derby with a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford to open up a five point gap on their third-placed rivals.
The winners of the four qualifiers will join the top six ISL and I-League clubs in the final phase of the tournament.
Coach Satheevan Balan has retained the 20-member team which took part in the South Zone qualifiers in Bengaluru.
Arsenal turned the form book upside down and gave manager Arsene Wenger much-needed respite with a shock 2-0 win away to AC Milan in the Europa League.
Debutants Gokulam missed out on a direct qualifying spot for the inaugural Indian Super Cup and will have to fight it out in the qualifiers.
William Opeku Asiedu netted the all-important goal in the 16th minute as the Punjab side won its maiden I-League title.
After a string of poor performances in the initial phase of the league, in which they failed to win a single home match, Gokulam regrouped and bounced back in the latter half.
City had won the first leg 4-0 at Basel and unsurprisingly their manager Pep Guardiola chose to leave key players on the bench.
The Italians were outplayed by Spurs in a 2-2 first-leg draw in Turin and were on the ropes at Wembley but goals by Argentine strike duo Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala in three minutes sent them through 4-3 on aggregate.
In a predictably low-key game, Liverpool striker Sadio Mane, whose hat-trick in Porto helped ensure there was little at stake at Anfield, came closest to breaking the deadlock.
Zidane's side, who are 15 points adrift of Barcelona in La Liga but aiming for their third straight Champions League crown, were solid throughout as the home side rarely threatened and fully deserved their win.
Gokulam Kerala FC, the sole club from I-League to have fielded a team in the IWL, will be in action on the first day itself when they take on Rising Student Club of Odisha.
United fought back from two goals down to beat Crystal Palace 3-2.
The qualifiers for the inaugural edition will be played between March 12 and March 31 while the final round will be held between March 31 to April 22.
Overall, 539 of his 600 strikes have come in Barcelona colours, while he's netted 61 for Argentina.
Chelsea have now lost four of their last five Premier League games and are in fifth place, five points behind Tottenham Hotspur who occupy the fourth Champions League spot.
In the 26th minute, Lionel Messi scored his 600th career goal from a direct free kick.
He made 14 appearances for Italy between 2012 and 2017.
La Liga champions Real Madrid beat Getafe 3-1 with a goal from Gareth Bale and two strikes from Cristiano Ronaldo to go 12 points behind leaders Barcelona.
Liverpool moved into second place in the Premier League as Egyptian international Mohamed Salah continued his remarkable scoring run in a 2-0 victory at home to Newcastle United.
The PSG player was operated on by the Brazil national team doctor in Belo Horizonte to repair the fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffered in last weekend's French league match.
According to IFAB protocols, VAR should only be used in four key cases: goals, penalties, direct red cards and mistaken identity.
Conte won the Premier League title in his debut season in England last year but the London outfit are currently struggling down in fifth place, 22 points behind runaway leaders City.
Infantino said he was aware of criticism of his visit to the Islamic Republic but felt it was better to engage in dialogue with Iranian leaders.
Aizawl, who were trailing 0-1 at the half-time break, fought back in the second period to garner three points and end their campaign on a high.
The world's most expensive footballer arrived in Brazil on Thursday and will undergo surgery on a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle in Belo Horizonte on Saturday.
Manchester City tore Arsenal apart for the second time in five days, beating them 3-0 on a freezing night at The Emirates to restore their 16-point lead.
The Catalans had little fortune with refereeing decisions and they were furious when Las Palmas goalkeeper was not punished for appearing to handle the ball outside of the area.
The Video Assistant Referee system, which could be rolled out at the World Cup this year, left players, managers and fans cold during Tottenham Hotspur's FA Cup replay against Rochdale.
The sport's law-making body IFAB is due to decide on Saturday whether to approve VAR on a permanent basis and FIFA has already said it intends to use the system at the World Cup in Russia.
The operation will be performed by the Brazil national team doctor and means the 26-year-old will miss next week's Champions League match against Real Madrid.
The world's most expensive footballer suffered the injury during Sunday's 3-1 Ligue 1 win over Paris Saint Germain's arch-rivals Olympique de Marseille.