ISL-SEASON 4-MATCH-56-ATLETICO DE KOLKATA VS CHENNAIYIN FC
Match 56 of Indian Super League 4, held on Jan 25, saw the Atletico De Kolkata play against Chennaiyin FC.
Chennaiyin FC edged ATK by 2-1 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Debutant Patterson scored the 150th goal of this season and gave his team an early lead. But later it was canceled out by Jeje and Mailson to fetch maximum points from the game. Chennaiyin FC had 51%possession than ATK’s 49%.
Patterson maiden goal gave his team a 1-0 lead at half time
Chennaiyin FC won the toss and chose their side. Neither side was able to get a breakthrough in the first 10 minutes of the game as the possession kept on changing the hands at regular intervals. In the 12th minute, Cotterill unleashed a shot from a distance, but his shot was not on target. After 4 minutes Raphael fired a shot from a distance, but his shot sailed into the stands as it was a poor effort from him when compared to his standards.
In the 18th minute Cotterill tried his luck from a distance, but this time also his shot skied into the stands. The visitors made life difficult for the hosts as they were making them run for the ball by passing the ball among them brilliantly. In the 35th minute, Nelson got to an end of a loose ball which was cleared by ATK defense and his shot was brilliantly saved by the keeper. He spilled out the ball after saving but collected the ball safely in the 2nd attempt before Calderon came towards it. After 3 minutes Raphael played a ball into the area where Anirudh was making his run who then fired a shot from the spot, but it was saved by the keeper as it was straight at the keeper.
In the 44th minute, ATK got the breakthrough as Martin Paterson scored a goal on his debut and it was also the 150th goal in this season. Jayesh’s ball found Patterson in the middle who then headed towards the goal, but the keeper made a good save. To his misfortune, the rebound ball fell back to Patterson who slotted it into the back of the net easily. Finally, ATK went into the break with a 1-0 lead.
Chennai registered their first win at Kolkata in ISL
As the 2nd half started in the 51st minute Raphael fired a shot from outside the box, but the keeper made a good save and went for a corner. In the same minute, Mailson scored the equalizer and it was also his first goal in ISL. Anirudh sent a good ball into the middle which found Mailson and he headed it past the keeper into the back of the net.
In the 64th minute, Chennai took the lead for the first time in the game as Calderon whipped in a cross towards the near post, but the keeper palmed it away comfortably after a deflection. The rebound ball fell to Jeje and he tapped it into the back of the net to give his team a 2-1 lead. In the 71st minute, Raphael squared the ball to Jeje who had only the keeper to beat, but the keeper made a good save as he took some time to take his shot. The rebound ball fell back to Jeje who then sent a cross to Raphael, but his shot went over the crossbar by a whisker.
Finally, Chennai won the game by 2-1 and moved to the summit spot in the league and completed a double over ATK for the first time in league’s history.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
|MOMENT OF THE MATCH||MARTIN PATERSON|
|WINNING PASS OF THE MATCH||ANIRUDH THAPA|
|EMERGING PLAYER||JERRY LALRINZUALA|
|FITTEST PLAYER||GREGORY NELSON|
|HERO OF THE MATCH||ANIRUDH THAPA|
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Atletico De Kolkata and Chennaiyin FC.
Atletico De Kolkata tweet after the game
— ATK (@WorldATK) January 25, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 25, 2018
Chennayin FC tweet after the game
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) January 25, 2018