The ISL sixth season semifinals begin tomorrow. The first leg of the match will be played between the league winners FC Goa and Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday. The current champions Bengaluru FC will clash with ATK at the Sreekandirava Stadium on Sunday. The second quarter will be on March 7 and 8. Fatorda Stadium and Salt Lake Stadium will witness these matches. The final is on March 14.
The teams that have scored the most goals in both quarters will advance to the final. At the same time, even after two years, if the goal is the same, the 'Away Goal' rule will determine the winner. This means that the highest goalscoring team in the competition will qualify for the final. If the teams remain equal in the number of goals scored, then the second semi-final will enter into the extras. The Ave Goal Law does not apply to Extreme Time. If the goal is equal in extra time, the penalty shootout will determine the winner.
The yellow cards the players received in the league round will not be worth the playoffs. However, players who were banned in the last league game are not allowed to play in the first semi. As a result, Chennaiyin FC's Tondonba Singh will miss Saturday's home match. Players who buy yellow card in both quarters of the semi-final round will be banned in the final.