ISL 2020 : ATK Mohun Bagan wins opener against Kerala Blasters, Roy Krishna scores first goal of ISL 2020

ISL 2020 ATK Mohun Bagan Wins: ATK Mohun Bagan got off to a good start in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season with a narrow 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim on Friday.

Roy Krishna’s 67th-minute strike was enough for Habas’ team to secure three points in the club’s first-ever ISL match.

It was a cagey start as both teams adopted a safety-first approach. Yet, Bagan could have had their noses in front had Krishna not scuffed his shot at the far post after latching on to a corner whipped in by Hernandez early on in the game.

In their new avatar, ATK Mohun Bagan kicked off the seventh season of the Indian Super League on a high, defeating Kerala Blasters by a solitary goal here on Friday.

Fijian hitman Roy Krishna, who was ATK’s top goal scorer with 15 goals last season, struck the all important goal after a 67 minute deadlock to give the all important three points for the green-and-maroon brigade.

The Yellow Brigade playing with a heavy defensive lineup of 4-2-3-1 managed to thwart ATKMB throughout the first half but after the hour mark they left a loose ball as the Fijian International pounced on it with a calm and composed finish.

All eyes were on the 131-year-old legacy club Mohun Bagan as they were making their ISL debut following their ‘marriage’ with three-time defending champions ATK.

The match had an interesting sub-plot as Kibu Vicuna, who had guided Mohun Bagan to their fifth I-League title last season, sat in the opposite dugout in KBFC jersey, while the most successful ISL coach Antonio Lopez Habas was at the helm of ATKMB.

Habas named a predictable 3-5-2 lineup with their star signing Sandesh Jhingan helming the defence in his first outing after a lengthy injury layoff of more than 12 months.

ATKMB had a dominant first half and made some early inroads with Roy Krishna missing an early chance, even as KBFC enjoyed more ball possession in the first 45 minutes.

KBFC, who were the designated home team, looked more threatening and came out with an attacking intent in the second-half.

But KBFC were made to pay for it as Roy Krishna made amends for his three misses in the first half with his poacher goal to become the difference between the two sides.

That goal was enough for ATKMB to sink Kerala Blasters’ hearts.

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Kerala Blasters XI

Abino Gomes; Prashant K, Costa Nhamoinesu, Bakary Kone, Jessel Carneiro; Sahal Abdul Samad, Sergio Cidoncha, Vicente Gomez; Ritwik Das, Nongdamba Naorem, Gary Hooper

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ATK Mohun Bagan Playing XI

Arindam Bhattacharyya; Sandesh Jhingan, Tiri, Pritam Kotal; Prabir Das, Pronay Halder, Javi Hernandez, Carl McHugh, Michael Soosairaj; Roy Krishna, Edu Garcia

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Kerala Blasters Vs ATK Head to Head Record and Stats

Total no. of matches played: 12

Matches won by Kerala Blasters: 2

Matches won by ATK: 4

Games Drawn: 6

Highest goal aggregate in a single match: Kerala Blasters 2-3 ATK, 10 November 2015

Kerala Blasters’ biggest victory: ATK 0-2 Kerala Blasters, 29 September 2018

ATK’s biggest victory: Kerala Blasters 2-3 ATK, 10 November 2015

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ISL 2020-21: Kerala FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan

ATK Mohun Bagan score 0 goals in the last 5 games.

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ISL 2020-21: Kerala FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan

ATK Mohun Bagan have an average of of the games with over 2.5 goals and of the games with under 2.5 goals.

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ISL 2020-21: Kerala FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan
Kerala Blasters score 0 goals in the last 5 games.

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ISL 2020-21: Kerala FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan
Kerala Blasters have an average of of the games with over 2.5 goals and of the games with under 2.5 goals.

ISL Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan Live: Dream11 Prediction: –Kerela FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan

ISL Kerala FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Dream11 Prediction ISL 2020 LIVE Match Details

Match: Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan
Date: Friday, 20th November 2020
Time: 7:30 PM IST

Dream11 ISL 2020 Kerala Blasters FC vs ATK Mohun Bagan Probable XI (Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan)

Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan in ISL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan Live Streaming?

The match between Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Subcontinent. The Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan will also be Live Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.

IPL 2020 Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan Weather forecast

It’s going to be a sunny day with no chances of rain playing spoilsport for the Kerala FC vs Atk Mohun Bagan IPL 2020 opener. The highest temperature will be around 33°C while the minimum temperature will be around 24°C.