Indian Super League, ATK vs FC Pune City highlights: Pune thrash ATK 4-1
FC Pune City thrashed ATK 4-1 in Kolkata to notch their first win of the Indian Super League season. Get highlights of ATK vs FC Pune City, Indian Super League football game, here.indian super league 2017 Updated: Nov 27, 2017 10:22 IST
FC Pune City thrashed ATK 4-1 in Kolkata to notch their first win of the ongoing Indian Super League (ISL) season. While the Kolkata side dominated possession in, they struggled in the final third and made crucial mistakes at the back that handed the win the Pune. Get highlights of ATK vs FC Pune City, Indian Super League football game, here. (ISL FULL COVERAGE) (SCHEDULE) (STANDINGS)
19:25 hrs IST: The referee blows the full time whistle. It ends 4-1 to FC Pune City in what is their first win of the season.
19:15 hrs IST: ATK continue to press, but without any success. Only a few minutes left on the clock now.
19:08 hrs IST: GOAL! Emiliano Alfaro scores for Pune City to extend their lead to 4-1. This game looks well out of ATK’s reach now.
19:02 hrs IST: Kean Lewis replaces Rohit Kumar for Pune City.
18:55 hrs IST: A poweful shot from Robin Singh is kept away with a diving save by Kamaljit. Pune continue to lead 3-1.
18:49 hrs IST: GOAL! Marcelinho’s shot goes in off a deflection from Jordi. Pune City have a 3-1 lead in Kolkata!
18:46 hrs IST: ATK have brought Robin Singh in place of Hitesh Sharma. They could do with his aerial ability right now.
18:40 hrs IST: GOAL! And Pune City reclaim their lead just a minute later as Rohit Kumar heads in from a corner.
18:38 hrs IST: GOAL! A thunderous free kick from Bipin Singh makes the score level. It’s 1-1 in Kolkata.
18:19 hrs IST: The referee blows the half time whistle. Pune City lead ATK 1-0 going into the break.
18:12 hrs IST: ATK continue to have more of the ball, but there’s been little in terms of the final product. Pune continue to lead.
18:05 hrs IST: ATK have had 57 % possession so far, but they will be hoping to be a bit clinical up front.
17:58 hrs IST: ATK’s Zequinha has a shot on target, but it is kept away by Pune custodian Kamaljit.
17:50 hrs IST: ATK will rue the defensive error that played a big part in Pune’s goal. The visitors had little going forward till that point.
17:43 hrs IST: GOAL! Marcelinho scores for Pune City after Emiliano Alfaro took advantage of a defensive error from ATK and laid off the ball to him.
17:37 hrs IST: Lalchhuanmawia heads out a shot from ATK’s Hitesh Sharma. Reprieve for Pune City!
17:33 hrs IST: ATK earn a corner early in the game. The Pune defence heads it away and the ball falls to Keegan Pereira, who skies the ball in his follow up.
17:30 hrs IST: The game kicks off in Kolkata. Both teams will be looking for their first win of the season.
17:20 hrs IST: The players are in the ground for the first match of the ISL season in Kolkata.
17:00 hrs IST: Pune City starting XI - Kamaljit Singh (GK), Gurtej Singh, Rafael Lopez, Marcos Tebar, Emiliano Alfaro, Marcelo Pereira (C), Baljit Sahni, Rohit Kumar, Diego Carlos, Lalchhuanmawia Fanai, Isaac Vanmalsawma.
16:55 hrs IST: ATK starting XI - Debjit Majumder (GK), Conor Thomas, Tom Thorpe, Jordi Montel (C), Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Hitesh Sharma, Keegan Pereira, Bipin Singh, Prabir Das, Zequinha, Njazi Kuqi.
16:45 hrs IST: Robbie Keane sits out today’s game due to injury.
16:35 hrs IST: The line-ups of both the teams are out. There’s less than an hour to go for kick-off.
ATK, who are the defending ISL champions, started their campaign with a hard-fought 0-0 draw over 2016 runners-up Kerala Blasters at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.
FC Pune City began their league season with a 3-2 loss to Delhi Dynamos, who will take on Bengaluru FC later today.
Both sides are vastly different from last season after the player draft that took place earlier this year and both sides will be looking for the win in order to kick-start their campaigns in earnest.
First Published: Nov 26, 2017 16:22 IST