Atletico DE Kolkata Nails the Match by 1-0
Football lovers witnessed a sensational battle between Atletico de Kolkata and Delhi Dynamos, in which Kolkata crushed Delhi Dynamos by 1-0 at their home turf on Saturday.
The victory goal was struck by Iain Hume in the 78th minute after some Debjit Majumder heroics under the bar. Hume is presently holding the joint position of the top-scorer of Hero Indian Super League and his goal handed ATK their first win against Delhi Dynamos from five exchanges, ATK has now jumped to the second place with nine points which is only a point less than leaders NorthEast United FC.
Several moments came in the second-half of the match which brought spectators at the edge of their seats. In the 75th minute, Delhi’s Marcelo Leite Pereira shot a penalty stroke which unfortunately went over the bar and then within a minute Sameehg Doutie was brought down by Lalchhawnkima inside the box.
In a battle between the two unbeaten teams of ISL, the first casualty occurred in Kolkata’s side as Henrique Sereno was sent off the field following his second warning in the 72nd minute of the match. This jolt reduced ATK to 10 players but soon team recovered by Iain Hume’s goal in the 78th minute of the match.
It was clearly not Delhi’s day, as players committed several grave mistakes like missing penalty and coordination among the players was not up to the mark, otherwise, Delhi’s player would have led the match in the first half time. ATK goalkeeper Majumder and defender Prabir Das made all the difference to help them retain a clean slate at the break.
The first 45 minutes was all about hits and misses and it hugely disappointed fans of both the sides as not even a goal was scored in first-half of the match. Majumder’s excellent game helped ATK to maintain an upper hand in the match and his three back-to- back save made all the difference. First Majumder stopped the low drive of Malouda and then he blocked the shots of Richard Gadze and Marcos Tebar with equal efficiency.
Along with Majumder, defender Das also created a lot of trouble for Delhi Dynamos and his quick reaction near the goal line disappointed Delhi players’ several times. Das denied the 22nd minute lead to Delhi Dynamos by his stonewalled defence.
In the 39th minute, the home side had the best chance to score a goal when Dougie set it up for Belencoso from the right but the Spaniard made a mess of it with a wayward header off the far post.