ATK vs Kerala Blasters, ISL 2018 Highlights: Kerala Blasters started their ISL 2018-19 campaign on a winning note as they beat ATK 2-0 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. ATK had never lost their opening match in the previous seasons of ISL but were shocked by the Yellow Army in their home stadium with goals by Poplatnik and Stojanovic in the second half. With the win, Kerala Blasters have now taken three points and stand at the top of the table.
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FULL-TIME: ATK 0-2 Kerala Blasters
The Yellow Army deliver the first win of the season as they beat ATK 2-0 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. A brilliant start by two-time runners-up. Kolkata lose their first opening match ever as Kerala Blasters' Poplatnik and Stojanovic put them ahead in a good start to the season.
It's full-time in Kolkata, where @KeralaBlasters have started their #HeroISL campaign on a winning note with goals from Matej Poplatnik and Slavisa Stojanovic#HeroISL #LetsFootball #KOLKER #FanBannaPadega pic.twitter.com/XBLlLFnOg9— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) September 29, 2018
Goal scorer Poplatnik is taken off. He applauds the crowd before Kizito replaces him.
87' GOAL! ATK 0-2 Kerala Blasters
GOAL! Kerala Blasters double their lead with a brilliant goal from Stojanovic in Kolkata. He left a curling effort that left Arindam grasping air.
86' It's 2-0 now for Kerala. Pekuson plays in Slavisa Stojanovic, who turns Gerson, gets it onto his right-foot and curls one straight into the far corner.— ATK (@ATKFC) September 29, 2018
Meanwhile, Lobo has come in for Jayesh.#AamarBukeyATK #BanglaBrigade pic.twitter.com/2ImzwTa9OY
83' Chance to double the lead
Lakic-Pesic tries to extend lead the lead for the Yellow shirts but his header from close range goes wide. The stadium heaves a sigh of relief. A lot of Kerala fans in the stadium too though.
77' GOAL! ATK 0-1 Kerala Blasters
GOAL! Kerala Blasters take the lead in the second half as Poplatnik scores the first goal of the season. The Slovenian was on hand to pounce on a deflection off Stojanovic's initial shot before stabbing the ball beyond Arindam. ATK have never lost their opening fixture in the four previous seasons. Will they be able to keep that record intact tonight?
Two changes for ATK as Mamouni makes way for Kalu Uche while Eugeneson comes on for Balwant. ATK will hope to capitalise on the substitutes.
68' Vineeth warming-up
Vineeth is warming-up. His presence will definbitely bring a new life to the Yellow shirts. Kerala have a freekick deep in our half. Poplatnik sends it into the box and Sandesh meets it with his head. But the effort goes wide.
63' ATK free-kick
While Kerala are continiously on the attack with some fine passes, the home side ensure they defend well and keep the scoreline neutral. Kerala get the free-kick but Pronay Halder but Dheeraj does well to save it.
57' Dheeraj Wall
Dheeraj continues to be the wall for Kerala Blasters as El Maimouini sends a shot from long range straight into the Indian U-17 star.
53' Dheeraj continues with the saves
The match has lost its fiery start. Khongjee combines with Balwant before firing a cross in from the right flank that goes straight into the arms of Dheeraj.
Second half underway
Action resumes in the second-half in Kolkata with both teams lookiing for a breakthrough. Pekuson replaces Samad for Kerala Blasters.
It has been a goalless first half of the season's first match between ATK and Kerala Blasters. It has been a balanced first 45 minutes of the game.
42' Brilliant show by Dheeraj
Pronay combines with Balwant before firing a shot from close range! Dheeraj is well positioned to deny the ATK player! Good debut by Dheeraj in the ISL!
36' ATK with a missed chance this time
And this time it is the home team ATK with a missed chance. Oh they are gonna regret this one! Pronay Halder rushes in and shoots but it is well saved by Dheeraj.
32' Chance missed
CHANCE MISSED! Kerala Blasters miss a brilliant opportunity to take crucial lead in the first match of the season. Arindam sends one smashing towards the net but ATK keeper does well too save it! What a save by Samad!
23' Poplatnik misses chance
Poplatnik gets another chance but a poor first touch sees him missing the opportunity after a beautiful pass that sees him one-on-one with Johnson.
14' Corner for ATK
ATK win the next corner as Dheeraj gets a momentary scare. The teenage sensation, however, manages to keep it clean after a Lanzerotte delivery. Kerala now on counter-attack.
The first corner of the match goes to Kerala as Poplatnik takes it. Lakic Pesic rises the highest to meet the ball but a goalline clearance by Sena Ralte keeps the score 0-0 for now. Match starting to get exciting.
Partha Paul sends us a few more images from Kolkata. Here are the best ones to give you a glimpses of the atmosphere at the Salt Lake Stadium
Poplatnik had a good chance as he heads towards goal but his efforts go wide. Good efforts by Johnson.
And the first match of the season is underway between rivals ATK and Kerala Blasters in a packed stadium in Kolkata. Rane starts quickly and looks to slip the ball into the box but Jhingan is there to block it.
The players of both the teams stand for the national anthem in a packed stadium. The teams then pose for the first team photos of the season. Highlight of the match is U-17 sensation Dheeraj
Nita Ambani opens the season with Hima Das on her side. The stadium is full of supporters, and why won't it! It's Kolkata!
India's golden 🥇 girl @HimaDas8 was at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata, to present the ceremonial match ball for the opening day of #HeroISL 2018-19!#LetsFootball #FanBannaPadega #KOLKER pic.twitter.com/gxfE1IuYQy— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) September 29, 2018
Some images by our photographer Partha Paul at the season inauguration ceremony ahead of the match
Kerala Blasters Line-up
ATK vs Kerala Blasters Live, ISL 2018 Live Score:
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Indian Super League match between rivals ATK and Kerala Blasters. This is the first match of the season and the two sides kickstart it with fresh energy. ATK, twice champions, have a 5-1 win record over their rivals from Kerala, who have been runners-up twice in the last four seasons.