ISL 2020-21: Mumbai snatch ACL spot from ATKMB on final day, Goa beat Hyderabad to playoffs

The ISL trophy on display at the GMC Stadium Bambolim, ahead of Kerala Blasters vs Odisha FC on Jan 7, 2021. Faheem Hussain/ Sportzpics for ISL

A dramatic final day in the India Super League (ISL 2020-21) saw Mumbai City FC beat ATK Mohun Bagan 2-0 to finish top, take the league stage crown and most importantly, seal the all-important AFC Champions League spot after the final game. Earlier in the day, FC Goa held Hyderabad to a goalless draw to confirm their place in the playoffs, where they will take on Mumbai, while ATKMB will face off against third-placed NorthEast United FC.

Here's how each team finished.

ISL home | Fixtures | Scores | Table | Stats


Mumbai City FC

Current position: 1 (Qualified, sealed AFC Champions League spot)

Played: 20 | Points: 40

Remaining fixtures N/.A

Sergio Lobera's men needed a win, and they saved the best for the last, against Antonio Habas' ATKMB, who only needed a draw to remain top after the final game. A 2-0 win helped them finish level on points, but edge Habas' men on a superior head-to-head.


ATK Mohun Bagan

Current position: 2 (Qualified)

Played: 20 | Points: 40

Remaining fixtures N/A

In contrast to Mumbai, ATKMB saved their worst for last, failing to keep up with Mumbai's attacking might. The only consolation they can hope for now is to win the final and take the trophy home.


NorthEast United FC

Current position: 3 (Qualified)

Played: 20 | Points: 33

Remaining fixtures: N/A

NorthEast finish third following the draw between Goa and Hyderabad.


FC Goa

Current position: 4 (Qualified)

Played: 20 | Points: 31

Remaining fixtures: N/A

A draw vs Hyderabad was enough to take Goa through.


Hyderabad FC

Current position: 5

Played: 20 | Points: 29

Remaining fixtures: N/A

The draw against Goa ended Hyderabad's season.


Jamshedpur FC

Current position: 6

Played: 20 | Points: 27

Remaining fixture: N/A

Jamshedpur's slim hopes of making it through ended after Hyderabad's draw vs ATKMB.


Bengaluru FC

Current position: 7

Played: 20 | Points: 22

Remaining fixtures N/A

The loss against Goa ended BFC's hopes of making the playoffs.


Chennaiyin FC

Current position: 8

Played: 20 | Points: 20

Remaining fixtures N/A

Chennaiyin's season is over.


SC East Bengal

Current position: 9

Played: 20 | Points: 17

Remaining fixtures: N/A

East Bengal's season ended with yet another disappointing loss, a 6-5 defeat against Odisha in their final game.


Kerala Blasters FC

Current position: 10

Played: 20 | Points: 17

Remaining fixtures: N/A

The loss against Hyderabad officially ended Kerala Blasters' hopes of making the top four.


Odisha FC

Current position: 11

Played: 20 | Points: 12

Remaining fixtures: N/A

Odisha got a consolation win in their final game by beating East Bengal 6-5.