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Friday, April 16, 2021

Indian Super League (ISL) 2016, Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) 1-0 Kerala Blasters (KBFC): As it happened

Atletico de Kolkata handed Kerala Blasters their first defeat in their Indian Super League opening home game.

Atletico de Kolkata defeated home team Kerala Blasters 1-0 in Kochi. (Source: PTI)

Atletico de Kolkata ruined the perfect home record of opening matches by handing them a 1-0 defeat in Kochi on Wednesday. Koltaka also maintained a perfect head-to-head record against Kerala Blasters and stretched the record to 4-0. ATK had beaten Kerala in all their previous meeting including the final in the first edition. Javier Lara Grande was the difference between the two sides as he scored the only game of the game. He gave Atletico de Kolkata the lead in the 53rd minutes and the team managed to defend it till the last minute. Kerala Blasters tried hard to equalise with some very good attacks but were denied by Kolkata. In the end, Kerala had to suffer a defeat, their second of the season in two matches. Atletico de Kolkata notched up their first win of the season after drawing their first match 2-2.