As the two teams entered the contest in Kolkata, it was much to achieve and prove for both Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) and Kerala Blasters (KBFC). ATK had to improve on their home record while Kerala had to add to their away scoring record. After 90 minutes, it was little dent in either records. With two first half goals inside the first 20 minutes, the two teams played out a 1-1 draw.
This leaves both with 19 points after 13 games and in the same position as that they entered – ATK on third and Kerala on fourth. Delhi Dynamos stay second while the already qualified Mumbai City stay top of the table.