Atletico de Kolkata
Fikru (extreme left) will be one of the key players for Kolkata when they host Delhi on SundayISL official website

Atletico de Kolkata play hosts to Delhi Dynamos in their third fixture of the Hero Indian Super League at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday.

Kolkata will be looking for their third successive win, following their triumphs against Mumbai City (0-3) and NorthEast United (0-2).

Although Kolkata do not have a star-studded team on paper, they have been very strong this season, mainly due to the players having attended the training camp in Spain during preseason.

Ethiopian striker Fikru Teferra has been especially good, opening the scoring against both Mumbai and NorthEast.

Apart from Fikru, Atletico's other foreign players, including Luis Garcia and Borja Fernandez, have also been impressive in this inaugural edition of Indian Super League.

Considering their recent run of form, Kolkata are expected to win this game but goalkeeping coach Deshi Bhaktawer expects Delhi to be tough opponents.

"They (Delhi Dynamos) are a very good side. They were a little bit unfortunate (against Pune) in their last match but we are not taking anything for granted, we know exactly how hard it is. We respect every single team," the South African told Zee News.

Although many are already tipping Atletico de Kolkata to win the inaugural season of the Indian Super League, Bhaktawer insists there is still a long way to go.

"It's a long long way to travel, it's a long road ahead, we are taking one match at a time."

Bhaktawer feels that Kolkata's preseason training camp in Spain is the main reason behind their impressive start to the ISL.

"It was very important... We had about 45 days, 90-odd training sessions, it's important to get them understand well and gel them off the field as well."

Meanwhile, Delhi will be looking for their first win of the ISL against Kolkata today, having ended their last game against Pune in a goalless draw.

Although the Dynamos have a very strong squad on paper, they have not been able to gel well. And this resulted in them recording a stalemate in their first game against Pune, despite creating a number of chances.

However, Delhi boss Harm van Veldhoven, who feels that Pune played very defensively against them, insists that Kolkata will be a very different opponent.

"Pune came here today to nick a point, playing five at the back. It's always difficult with not much of space. Coming up against Italian defenders is tough and they were outstanding. Kolkata played a very offensive game. I think theirs was the best game I saw till now. But that will not stop us to play offensively. It's a new game but and we will go into it with confidence."

The Dynamos' marquee player Alessandro del Piero also insists that his side will not be looking to sit back and defend against Kolkata, despite admitting that it will be a "tough" match.

"I know it will be tough tomorrow, they (Atletico) are on a roll after winning back to back matches. But we are not here to participate, we are here to fight and show our best," del Piero told the Times of India.

Where to Watch Live

The match is scheduled for a 4.30 pm IST (12.00 pm BST, 7.00 am ET) start with live coverage in India on Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD2, Star Sports 3, Star Gold, Asianet Movies, Suvarna Channel and Jalsha Movies.

Viewers can also watch the seventh game of the ISL via live streaming online for free on

US viewers can live stream the action onFoxSoccer2go, while Europe viewers can catch the action live on Eurosport or their online Player. Middle East and North Africa viewers can watch the game on Bein Sports or via live streaming on Bein Sports Connect.

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