ISL-SEASON 5-MATCH-19-CHENNAIYIN FC VS ATLETICO DE KOLKATA
Match 19 of Indian Super League 5, held on Oct 26 ,saw the Chennaiyin FC play against Atletico De Kolkata.
Atletico de Kolkata picked up their first victory at home with a 2-1 victory over Chennaiyin FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. Chennaiyin FC had 60% possession than ATK’s 40%.
ATK go into the break with a one goal advantage
Chennaiyin FC won the toss and chose their side. As soon as the game started in the third minute, the hosts took the lead as Uche pounced on a loose ball and calmly slotted the ball into the net with the keeper completely caught out off guard. In the 11th minute, Lanzarote played, a through ball to Uche in the middle and the latter has his shot saved by the keeper, as it was straight at the keeper. In the next minute, the hosts doubled their lead from Lanzarote’s set piece. Lanzarote’s shot from the free kick found Johnson at the far post who calmly headed it into the bottom left corner past the keeper. After five minutes, Chennai pulled one goal back as Salom got to the end of Fernandes cross at the near post and headed it into the far corner beating the keeper. In the 30th minute, Khongjee drilled a low cross across the face of goal where Komal got to the end at the far post and tried to slot the ball into the net, but Thoi came and cleared it off the line. At the stroke of the halftime, Lanzarote played a pass to Balwant and the latter fired a shot towards the target, but Karanjit made himself big to deny a goal for the hosts. Finally, ATK entered the break with a one-goal advantage.
ATK pick up their first home victory
As the second half started in the 55th minute, the visitors almost could have scored an equalizer due to Johnson’s blunder. Johnson failed to clear the ball and Salom pounced on the loose ball and fired a shot towards the goal, but his shot went wide of the far post. In the 61st minute, Issac sent a cross into Salom’s path, but his header went wide of the post. In the 79th minute Renthlei played a lovely ball from the right, which found Nelson in the box who fired a shot towards the bottom corner, but Arindam, made a superb save by diving towards his left. In the 84th minute, ATK could have sealed the game after Jayesh played a ball into Kalu Uche’s path who tried to slot the ball into the left corner, but his shot went over the crossbar. Finally, ATK managed to win the game by 2-1 and picked up their first home victory in this season.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Chennaiyin FC and Atletico De Kolkata.
Chennaiyin FC tweet after the game
— Chennaiyin F.C. 🏆🏆 (@ChennaiyinFC) October 26, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
Full-time in Kolkata, where goals from Kalu Uche and John Johnson allow @ATKFC to hold on to their first home win of the season at the expense of champions @ChennaiyinFC!#HeroISL #LetsFootball #KOLCHE #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/vWGBTz8gb4
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 26, 2018
Atletico De Kolkata tweet after the game
— ATK (@ATKFC) October 26, 2018