The two best sides of the Indian Super League (ISL) — Mumbai City FC and ATK Mohun Bagan — are set for one final clash for the playoffs trophy at the Fatorda Stadium in Margao on Saturday. There was not much to separate between the sides during the league stages, with both teams finishing level on points but for Mumbai’s two wins over ATKMB that tipped the Shield in its favour.

ATKMB didn’t do much wrong in both the defeats to Mumbai but were undone by what ATKMB normally do to other sides: landing the decisive sucker-punches. In the most recent defeat at the GMC Athletic Stadium in the final league stage game, Habas’ defense-first selection cost his side.

ISL final preview: Can ATK Mohun Bagan finally get Mumbai City’s measure?

Ahead of the final, Sportstar looks at key plays which could help decide the outcome.

ATKMB needs creativity in midfield

In the 0-2 defeat in…

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