Kerala Blasters FC kick-starts their season with a 2-0 victory over ATK in the opening match of the Hero Indian Super League 2018-19 season at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata, on Saturday evening.
It was Kerala side who have dominated the game possession and was in the front foot from the beginning. ATK custodian Arindam Bhattacharya was the busiest today on the field.
The teams were locked goalless in the first 45 minutes but second-half goals from Matej Poplatnik (77th) and Slaviša Stojanović (86th) made the difference.
Full-time: ATK 0-2 Kerala Blasters
90: Four minutes added
89: Substitution for Kerala Blasters, Matej Poplatnik OFF Kizito Keziron IN
86: Goal! Stojanovic scores for Kerala Blasters
79: Substitution for ATK, Jayesh Rane OFF Cavin Peter Lobo IN
77: Goal!! Matej Poplatnik scores for Kerala Blasters
75: Substitution for ATK, Balwant Singh OFF Eugeneson Lyngdoh IN
74: Substitution for ATK, Noussair El Maimouni OFF Kalu Uche IN
71: Substitution for Kerala Blasters, Seminlen Doungel OFF Chekiyot Kizhakkeveettil Vineeth IN
46: Substitution for Kerala Blasters, Sahal Abdul Samad OFF Courage Pekuson IN
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: ATK 0-0 Kerala Blasters
45: One minute added
20: Yellow Card Noussair El Maimouni
1: First half kick off
Kerala Blasters subs: Naveen Kumar, Pritam Kumar Singh, Courage Pekuson, CK Vineeth, Keziron Kizito, Zakeer Mundampara, Suraj Rawat.
Kerala Blasters starting line-up: Dheeraj Singh; Lalruatthara, Sandesh Jhingan, Nemanja Lakic-Pesic, Mohammad Rakip; Seiminlen Doungel,abdul Samad, Nikola Krcmarevic, Halicharan Narzary; Matej Poplatnik, Slavisa, Stojanovic.