• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Kerala shock ATK in ISL season opener

By: Keerthi Mohan

FORMER champions ATK suffered a 2-0 defeat to two-time runners-up Kerala Blasters in the opening match of the fifth Indian Super League (ISL) at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata last Saturday (29). Matej Poplatnik and Slavisia Stojanovic scored in the second half as Kerala scored only their second win over the Kolkata franchise, and the first since the 2014 edition. After enduring a poor ninth place finish last season, ATK overhauled the squad and roped in a trusted coach in Steve Coppell but their fate remained unchanged as they struggled to keep pace with Kerala. The David James-coached outfit…

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