All the highlights from the Indian Super League opening fixture between Kerala Blasters and ATK Mohun Bagan, being played at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi, Kerala. Kerala Blasters started on the front foot and scored a well-deserved opener. But ATKMB weathered the storm and took a 2-1 lead into the break. They added on the lead before a mistake from Vishal Kaith almost gave Blasters a chance to sneak back in. But two quick goals from counterattacks quelled the danger as Juan Ferrando and his men sealed a memorable 5-2 win in Kochi.
Kerala Blasters FC gears up for its second Bengal challenge in a row as it hosts ATK Mohun Bagan in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.
The Blasters will be glad to see Adrian Luna picking up from where he left off. The Uruguayan scored an astonishing volley to score the first Hero ISL goal of the season. The Tuskers’ attack-minded mentality was evident as none of their players had more touches on the ball than Luna (71). Substitutes also played a key role in the Blaster’s victory. Two minutes after their introduction into the game, Bidyashagar Khangembam and Ivan Kalyuzhnyi combined to score the Tusker’s second goal of the evening. Eight minutes later, with his second shot, Kalyuzhnyi scored again.