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INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE - 2017
ATK SHARED POINTS WITH KERALA BLASTERS IN THE OPENING ENCOUNTER

 Kerala Blasters 0-0 ATK

17.11.2017: KERALA BLASTERS- 0-0 - ATK (FT)
Club Award : Kerala Blasters and ATK
Moment of the Match . Paul Rachubka - GK- KBFC
Winning Pass Award : Courage Pekuson - KBFC
Emerging Player Award : Hitesh Sharma - ATK
Man of the Match Nemanja Pesic - KBFC
 Kerala Blasters 0-0 ATK

KBFC : Paul Rachubka, Nemanja Lakic Pesic, Sandesh Jhingan (C), Lalruatthara, Rino Anto, Milan Singh, Arata Izumi, CK Vineeth, Iain Hume, Courage Pekuson, Dimitar Berbatov.

ATK : Debjit Majumder, Keegan Pereira, Thomas Thorpe, Jordi Montel(C), Prabir Das, Rupert Nongrum, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Hitesh Sharma, Jose Branco, Conor Thomas, Njazi Kuqi.

BELOW DETAILS MATCH
 Kerala Blasters 0-0 ATK

MAN OF THE MATCH: NAMAJA LAKIC PESIC (KBFC)
90+3': FULL TIME SCORE: KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK
90+3': REFEREE BLEW THE FINAL WHISTLE
90+1': Berbatov's header saved by Debjit following a corner from Milan from the right
90': 3 minutes added time
87': Robin's header sailed high over the bar following a corner from Zequinha from the left
84': A cross pass from the left by Robin, Sandesh was there in time to clear the ball
81': REPLACEMENT KERALA BLASTERS: Pekuson out,Jackiechad in
80': KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK

 Kerala Blasters 0-0 ATK

79': REPLACEMENT KERALA BLASTERS : Vineet out, Karuthadathkuni in
78': It's almost 12 minutes remaining for the final whistle, the opening encounter are yet to see a goal
74': REPLACEMENT ATK : Rupert out, Bipin in
73'; Hitesh failed to place the ball from a close range following a pass from Robin from the left
70': KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK
69': Zequinha's shot from the left hit the post , Kerala survived
69': Kerala Blasters are enjoying a more territorial advantage than ATK in the second session
67': Milan's corner from the left punched away by Debjit
66': Sifenol tackled in time by Jordi for a corner. 61': REPLACEMENT ATK : Kuqi out, Robin in
60': KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK
59': REPLACEMENT KERALA BLASTERS: Hume out, Sifenos in
55': A header from Jordi Figueras but brilliantly saved by Paul
53' Zequinha's corner from the left cleared by Sandesh as a host of ATK footballers were following the ball
52': Kerala Blasters are creating pressure in the second session
49': A good move by Kerala through the right finally Debjit saved a powerful shot from Vineeth
46': Second session starts Kerala Blasters kicks off
45+2': HALF TIME SCORE: KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK
45': 2 minutes added time
42': Hume failed to connect a cross pass from Rino from the right as the rolled over the side line
40': A curling corner kick by Keegan from the right, but Paul collects the ball safely
36': It's midfield battle for the last 10 minutes as both the teams are playing in short passes
33': Vineeth shoots from age of the 18 yards following a pass from the midfield
30': KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK
28': A counter attack by Kerala from the left but Debjit was alert and collects the ball
26': ATK looked more composed now, using both the flanks while attacking
25': An attack by ATK inside the 18 yards of Kerala, cleared by Sandesh finally
23': Zequinha's free kick defected of Kerala defense and collected by Paul
20': KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK
18': A good move by ATK down the left by Zequinha, finally a weak shot from Njazi Kuqi collected by Paul 12': Hitesh shot from the close range saved by Paul, Kerala survived
10': KERALA BLASTERS 0-0 ATK
9': Hume's corner cleared out of the danger one by ATK central defense
8': Vineet blocked by Keegan, ball rolled over the goal line
6': Thorpe header went wide following a corner from Prabir
5': Kerala are attacking right from the beginning,in search of an early goal
3': A long ranger from Milan went wide
1': Match started, ATK kicks off
0': THE OPENING CEREMONY ARE IN PROGRESS


ATK TO FACE KERALA BLASTERS IN THE OPENING MATCH OF THE 4TH EDITION OF ISL

PREVIEW: The defending champions ATK will face against Kerala Blasters FC in an opening encounter of the forth edition of Indian Super League at Jawharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi. The match was primarily scheduled at Kolkata but due to some unavoidable reasons the match is being shifted.

ATK holds an impressive result against Kerala Blasters in the last three editions of the competition. ATK won five encounters against the Kerala franchisee out of eight matches they played so far. Record shows that ATK won all the opening matches in the last three editions. Though ATK will miss some of their key players in the opening match at Kochi.

ATK AGAINST KERALA BLASTERS :
PLAYED: 8
WON: 5
DRAWN: 2
LOST: 1
GOAL SCORED : 11
GOAL CONCEDED : 8

In the pre match press conference at Kochi the Dutch coach of Kerala Blasters, Rene Meulensteen said, "I have always told players that they should figure out who their favourite players are in their best position, see their clips and try and figure out what they're doing right. If you analyse the top players, the reason they stand out is that they don't take touches that they don't need and that creates a different rhythm and speed of play. Hopefully we can get that integrated into the team and see it in the games we play. It's not easy, of course, but that is what we're aiming for."

KERALA BLASTERS AGAINST ATK:
PLAYED: 8
WON: 1
DRAWN: 2
LOST: 5
GOAL SCORED : 8
GOAL CONCEDED : 11

The former Manchester United striker and chief coach of ATK Teddy Sheringham while interacting said, "We have worked hard on our defensive game, but we also want to go forward. We are going to play to win tomorrow. "It's what every boy dreams of, every player, every manager dreams of - to play in front of 60,000 fans. They won't be supporting us tomorrow but we will know we are doing great if we can keep these amazing fans quiet." Undoubtedly, it will be a technical match on Friday evening as the coaches are confident for a positive result. The match will kick off at 8 pm IST.