Pune have won nine matches out of 16 so far and are placed in the second spot, below table-toppers Bengaluru FC with 29 points and a win or a draw will cement their position in the play-offs.
Chennaiyin FC eked out a goalless draw against Kerala Blasters in Kochi on Friday to inch closer to a play-off spot in the Hero Indian Super League.
Captain Lucian Goian scored a last minute winner to guide Mumbai City FC to a thrilling 3-2 victory over North East United FC and keep alive their play-off hopes in ISL.
Delhi Dynamos rallied to hold FC Goa to a 1-1 draw to make a dent on the home side's chances of making it to the play-offs of the Indian Super League in Margao on Wednesday.
Mumbai City FC kept alive their playoffs hopes as they got the better of defending champions ATK 2-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match in Monday on Sunday.
The equaliser came for Chennaiyin when Mohammed Rafi headed home a cross from Rene Mihelic, leaving Jamshedpur custodian Subrata Paul stranded.
Wes Brown produced his maiden ISL goal in the 28th minute to put Kerala ahead even as the home favourites couldn't find an equaliser despite making some creditable efforts in the field.
Chennainyin FC have put themselves in a strong position for a place in the play-off after grabbing the third place with 27 points from 15 matches.
After a rather timid first half, Delhi finally broke the deadlock with Uche's thunderous header in the 87th minute of the match at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.
The win keeps The Stallions in second place in the Hero ISL, three points ahead of third-placed Jamshedpur FC and five behind table-toppers Bengaluru FC.
Wellington Priori's stunning goal from an overhead kick was enough to give Jamshedpur FC a vital 1-0 victory over NorthEast United FC.
Delhi Dynamos have roped in Spanish midfielder Manuel Arana from FC Goa on a loan deal till the end of the season.
Chennaiyin are currently in third position with 23 points but have a game in hand than the teams above and below them.
Bengaluru FC secured a play-offs berth in this year's Indian Super League (ISL) with a convincing 2-0 win over FC Goa at the Kanteerava stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.
The draw didn't favour either sides with Kerala Blasters fifth place with 21 points ATK on 13 points from as many games to be out of the play-off race.
When it seemed like the match was heading for a draw following a spate of missed chances at both ends, Marcelinho delivered the winner in the 86th minute.
Bengaluru FC underlined their class, winning against Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in an Indian Super League match in Chennai to open up a seven-point lead at the top of the table.
Bengaluru FC would look to avenge their first leg defeat and strengthen their top position when they take on Chennaiyin FC in a top-of-the-table clash in the Indian Super League.
Mandar Rao Dessai and Ferran Corominas scored for FC Goa, while Mario De Souza Greogorio Junior and substitute John Jairo Mosquera were the goal getters for the visitors.
After a barren first session, the second half turned out to be quite eventful which saw three goals and Pune's Brazilian striker Marcelinho hitting the post twice.
ATK will be up against title favourites Bengaluru FC in their return leg Indian Super League football clash at the Saltlake Stadium in Kolkata on Saturday.
Thursday's victory propelled Jamshedpur FC to the top four for the first time this season. The debutants now have 22 points from 14 matches and are placed fourth.
In the last two home games, Mumbai were trounced 1-0 and 3-1 by visiting Kerala Blasters and Bengaluru FC, respectively.
Mumbai City came back from behind to pull off a hard-fought 4-3 win over 10-man FC Goa in a thrilling match of the Hero Indian Super League.
Chennaiyin FC were quick to restore parity when Malison Alves' 51st minute header sneaked under goalkeeper Debjit Majumder before Jeje Lalpekhlua (64th) struck another for the visitors..
ATK had recently sacked Teddy Sheringham with the two-time champions' campaign went horribly wrong this time, slumping to eighth in the 10-team table.
ATK sacked Teddy Sheringham as the head coach after the team slipped to the eighth position in ISL standings.
Jamshedpur FC staged a remarkable recovery after being two goals down as they upstaged the Indian Super League's bottom-placed side Delhi Dynamos 3-2.
Kerala Blasters would to look avenge their humiliating defeat in the first leg when they take on FC Goa in an Indian Super League match in Kochi on Sunday.
FC Pune City kept their hopes alive of reaching the knockout stage as they are firmly placed at the third spot with 19 points.
Having notched up 13 points from 10 games, Steve Coppell's side are currently in seventh position and have a chance to go within touching distance of the top four places.
Seiminlen Doungel scored the first ever hat-trick for NorthEast United as the hosts outplayed Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in an entertaining Indian Super League match.
Sunil Chhetri showed his goal-scoring skills with a strike each in either half as Bengaluru FC drubbed Mumbai City FC 3-1.
Jerry gave the home side the lead just 22 seconds after kick-off before Ashim Biswas added another goal in the 31st minute.
A win on their home turf will ease pressure on Mumbai, currently placed on the fifth spot.
The Indian Super League (ISL), of course, is still a tiny speck on the world football map, so direct, often exagerrated comparisons to EPL are unfair.
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