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The first round of matches are over, and we have had plenty of goals and excitement to savour, with some of the big names of the Indian Super League 2015 making their mark as well.

Such is the non-stop nature of the ISL that there is not even a day to pause for breath after the first round of matches, with all eight teams again staying true to the song "let's football".

The second round of matches will begin with the "has to be plenty of goals in it" clash between FC Goa and the champions Atletico de Kolkata on Wednesday.

Both teams picked up wins in their respective opening matches, with Atletico de Kolkata beating Chennaiyin FC at their own backyard in the first match of ISL 2015, while FC Goa were too strong for the Delhi Dynamos at home.

Fatorda will play host again to this ISL match, and Atletico will know another away win and they will be well on their way to clinching a place in the semifinals, even at this early stage of the take-your-eyes-off-it-and-you-are-bound-to-miss-a-lot season.

The second match of round two is between Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC, with both teams desperate to pick up their first points of the season.

While Delhi Dynamos showed they had plenty of chinks in their armour to iron out, Chennaiyin's problems were obvious – their defence. In ISL 2014 as well, Chennaiyin struggled to stop the flow of goals against them, but they coped with a leaky defence owing to their superior prowess up front.

However, if the goals don't come that easily this season, Chennaiyin, who will hope to have Marco Materazzi back in the dugout, cannot afford to make those silly mistakes at the back, which allowed Atletico to score three goals past them on opening day Saturday.

Friday will witness a match at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex between hosts FC Pune City and NorthEast United FC. Pune were quite impressive against Mumbai City FC in the Maharashtra derby, while NorthEast struggled to cope with the pace, power and setpiece ability of the Kerala Blasters.

This is a match that Pune will fancy winning, but with NorthEast United desperate to bounce back, expect a close contest.

The final match of the second round will be a should-be-exciting clash involving Kerala Blasters and Mumbai City FC.

Kerala were quite impressive against NorthEast United, scoring three well-worked goals, and with Mumbai City's confidence dented a little by the loss to Pune, the Blasters will know they have a really good opportunity to pick up another three points at home.

The crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi always acts as the 12th man, and Mumbai City will need to cope with that extra noise if they are to get off the mark in ISL 2015.

ISL 2015 second round schedule: Wednesday, 7 October: FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata (7 pm IST, 2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.

Thursday, 8 October: Delhi Dynamos vs Chennaiyin FC (7 pm IST, 2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi.

Friday, 9 October: FC Pune City vs NorthEast United FC (7 pm IST, 2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET) at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Balewadi.

Saturday, 10 October: Kerala Blasters vs Mumbai City FC (7 pm IST, 2.30 pm BST, 9.30 am ET) at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

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