Roy Krishna struck within the 67th minute for ATK Mohun Bagan as they beat Kerala Blasters in ISL opener.© ISL/Twitter
In their new avatar, ATK Mohun Bagan kicked off the seventh season of the Indian Super League on a top, defeating Kerala Blasters by way of a solitary function on Friday. Fijian hitman Roy Krishna, who was once ATK’s most sensible function scorer with 15 targets closing season, struck the all vital function after a 67 minute impasse to present the all vital 3 issues for the green-and-maroon brigade. The Yellow Brigade taking part in with a heavy defensive lineup of 4-2-3-1 controlled to thwart ATKMB all the way through the primary 1/2 however after the hour mark they left a unfastened ball because the Fijian International pounced on it with a peaceful and composed end.
All eyes have been at the 131-year-old legacy membership Mohun Bagan as they have been making their ISL debut following their ‘marriage’ with three-time protecting champions ATK.
The fit had a fascinating sub-plot as Kibu Vicuna, who had guided Mohun Bagan to their 5th I-League name closing season, sat within the reverse dugout in KBFC jersey, whilst probably the most a hit ISL trainer Antonio Lopez Habas was once on the helm of ATKMB.
Habas named a predictable 3-5-2 lineup with their famous person signing Sandesh Jhingan helming the defence in his first trip after a long damage layoff of greater than 12 months.
ATKMB had a dominant first 1/2 and made some early inroads with Roy Krishna lacking an early probability, whilst KBFC loved extra ball ownership within the first 45 mins.
KBFC, who have been the designated house workforce, regarded extra threatening and got here out with an attacking intent within the second-half.
But KBFC have been made to pay for it as Roy Krishna made amends for his 3 misses within the first 1/2 together with his poacher function to change into the variation between the 2 aspects.
That function was once sufficient for ATKMB to sink Kerala Blasters’ hearts.
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