KERALA BLASTERS GOT OFF to a winning start in their ISL 2019-20 campaign when they beat ATK 2-1 in Kochi Sunday night.
Playing in front of a sold out crowd at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, KBFC got off to a shaky start when just 6 minutes in the visitors took a lead. Irish midfielder Carl McHugh got hold of a ball from Agustin Garcia Iniguez and found the net.
But half an hour in, Kerala Blasters got a chance to get even when a penalty came their way and Nigerian forward Bartholomew Ogbeche obliged by converting it from the spot. Just before half-time, Ogbeche found the net again, giving the home side a 2-1 lead.
In the second half ATK exerted a lot of pressure on KBFC to get their equalizer and created a number of chances, but the scoreline remained unchanged.
You can watch the highlights of the match here, courtesy the Indian Super League Facebook page.
Kerala Blasters will take on 2016 table toppers Mumbai City FC on their next match, at home, on Thursday 24th October. ATK meanwhile will play their first home game next, against new franchise Hyderabad FC on Friday 25th October. This will be Hyderabad FC's first ever competitive match.