Atletico de Kolkata faced defeat against FC Pune City in 9th match of ongoing Hero Indian Super League. The football match between ATK and Pune’s football club was played on 25th November 2017 at Salt Lake stadium. Pune’s team managed to score four goals in the game while ATK could score only one. This is the first victory for FC Pune City in ISL 2017 while ATK has faced defeat for the first time in this season of league.
The game began with tough competition between the two ISL teams. Being the most experienced teams in the football tournament, both teams struggled hard to score their first goal. At 13th minute, Marcelo Leite Pereira scored first goal for FC Pune City. The overseas footballer played crucial role in taking his team’s score to the next level. Pune’s team retained 1-0 lead till the end of first half of the match.
After completing initial 45 minutes, the game took a surprising turn. Defending champions successfully scored their first goal at 50th minute. Bipin Singh was the man to score first goal for Atletico de Kolkata in this match. Pune’s team scored its second goal at 51st minute and the acquired 2-1 lead over the match. Bipin Singh was the soccer played who scored the 2nd goal for FC Pune City.
Marcelo Leite Pereira impressed his fans with his performance in this match. At 60th minute, he scored the 3rd goal for FC Pune City. After that goal, Pune’s team took 3-1 lead in the match. Footballers of Pune’s soccer club were still trying hard to score more goals. Emiliano Alfaro scored the 4th goal for Pune’s team and the scores became 4-1. ATK too struggled hard to score more goals, but failed to do so.
With this victory, Pune’s team bagged third place in the ISL points table. The team earned 4 points from 1 victory in ISL 2017. On other side, ATK’s rank in ISL standings dropped to bottom position. After tying its first match against Kerala Blasters FC, Kolkata’s team lost its 2nd match and remained in bottom zone of the point table. The team is expected to perform well in its upcoming matches of this soccer league.
FC Pune City is all set to confront with Mumbai City FC in its next match of this football tournament. The soccer game is going to be played on 29th November this year at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati sports complex stadium, which is situated in Pune. ATK will be up against new ISL team Jamshedpur FC on 1st December at JRD Tata Steel sports stadium located in Jamshedpur.