ISL-SEASON 4-MATCH-52-FC PUNE CITY VS ATLETICO DE KOLKATA
Match 52 of Indian Super League 4, held on Jan 20, saw the FC Pune City play against Atletico De Kolkata.
FC Pune City was on a rampage against defending Champions as they defeated ATK by 3-0 at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune. Adil Khan. Rohit Kumar and Diego Carlos scored a goal each for the hosts which helped them to defeat ATK twice in this season.ATK had 56% possession than Pune’s 44%.
Pune go into the break with a 1 goal advantage
ATK won the toss and chose their side. In the 6th minute Marcelo stepped up for a free-kick in a good area on the right and his shot took a bounce in front of the keeper, but he managed to parry the ball away from the danger. In the 19th minute, the hosts missed a brilliant opportunity to score a goal after Diego played a superb ball to Alfaro in the middle who was unmarked. He had only the keeper to beat, but his diving header went wide off the post. In the 23rd minute, Sahil Panwar took a shot from a distance towards the goal, but his shot took a deflection and landed on the roof of the net.
In the 30th minute the visitors got the first shot of the game after Prabir’s cross found Zequinha in the center, but his header went straight to the keeper who made a comfortable save in the end.2 minutes later Pune took the lead After Marcelo sent a cross to Adil Khan from the left, he then did the rest by rising high and fired his header past the keeper comfortably to give his team a 1-0 lead.
In the 36th minute, Ryan sent his corner towards the far post which was headed into the danger area but cleared by Pune defender which found the feet of Conor Thomas. But Thomas’s shot was cleared off the line by Jewel Raja, but the rebound ball fell into the path of Jordi Montel whose shot went over the crossbar. In the added time Taylor shot was on target, but his shot was well saved by Vishal Kaith to deny them an equalizer. This helped Pune to go into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Pune jumped to the 3rd spot with this commanding victory
As the second half started, in the 50th minute Taylor played a beautiful long pass to Zequinha in the middle, but his shot went wide off the target. After 3 minutes Keegan Pereira played a ball inside the box which got deflected and fell into the feet of Prabir who was unmarked. But his header towards the goal was easily saved by the keeper in the end as it lacked power.
In the 59th minute, Pune doubled their lead as Carlos slotted the ball with his side-foot into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box. In the 77th minute, Rohit scored the 3rd goal for the hosts after he received the ball from Sarthak Golui. He then took a touch and volleyed the ball into the bottom right to make it 3-0 for Pune.
In the 90th minute, Zequinha’s cross found Robin in the middle and he headed the ball into the back of the net, but the hosts were saved by the linesman rose the flag since it was an offside to deny a goal for It.Finally, Pune defeated ATK by 3-0 as they completed double over ATK in this season.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||Rohit Kumar|
|WINNING PASS OF THE MATCH||Marcelo Pereira|
|FITTEST PLAYER||Prabir Das
|HERO OF THE MATCH||Diego Carlos|
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between FC Pune City and Atletico De Kolkata.
Pune tweet after their win
— FC Pune City (@FCPuneCity) January 20, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 20, 2018
ATK tweet after game
— ATK (@WorldATK) January 20, 2018