SPORT-ISL-ATK 2 LAST

first_imgATK were reduced to 10 players in the 52nd minute when ATK were reduced to 10 players in the 52nd minute when their Scottish midfielder Stephen Pearson was sent off for a rash tackle on Trindade Goncalves. Goans turn came in the 60th minute when the Sanjay Balmuchu was sent off after being shown a second yellow for a foul on Prabir Das. It was an intense first-half play for both the teams but ATK nosed ahead by virtue of their fruitful attack coupled with some resolute keeping by Debjit Majumder. That the Gaurs dominated the possession in the first 45 minutes without being able to convert a single opportunity summed up how their attack kept Majumder busy under the bar. First it was Trindade Goncalves who tested Majumder with a one-on-one in the 16th minute but the ATK goalkeeper stood tall making an excellent save. In the 38th minute, Robin Singhs right-footer from the edge of the box was on target but Majumder dived full length to his right to make a fingertip save. The Goans have never won against ATK from seven occasions. Five of them were draws, including two legs of the 2014 semi-finals, which Kolkata won on penalties. The other two matches were won by Atletico de Kolkata, including a 4-0 in their last meeting in Kolkata. PTI TAP PDS PDSlast_img

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