Opening match of Hero Indian Super League tied as Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata finished the game with 0-0 result. The two teams confronted against each other in the first match of ISL 2017-18. The football match was played at Jawaharlal Nehru stadium, which is situated in Kerala. At 8:00 PM IST, the soccer match began at its scheduled venue.
After the lavish opening ceremony, which was attended by popular Bollywood actor Salman Khan and his ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ co-actress Katrina Kaif, the match began on the home-ground of Kerala’s team. Receiving massive support from the fans while playing at home-stadium, Kerala’s football club performed well but didn’t manage to score any goal in this match.
No red cards were issued to any player of both team in this game as the footballers showcased decency while playing the match. ATK had almost 60% possession over the game. Competing hard against the defending champions, Kerala Blasters FC continued to struggle hard to penetrate the defense of opponent team, but didn’t manage to do so.
Two times champion team – Atletico de Kolkata too tried its best to earn the points by scoring goal, but failed to do so. The two teams have earlier clashed in 8 head-to-head matches. Out of those eight games, Kerala’s team won three matches while Kolkata’s soccer club sealed victories in 5 matches.
ATK has been the most successful team in all seasons of ISL. Commencing the ISL journey on victorious note, the team bagged wins in 4 matches in initial season of Hero Indian Super League. The team finished five matches with equal scores and faced defeats in five games. Earning 19 points, ATK secured third rank in points table.
In 2nd season of ISL, the team improved its performance and registered victories in 7 matches. Atletico de Kolkata drew three games by scoring equal number of goals against the antagonist teams. The team lost two matches, but earned 23 points from seven victories. With the growth in performance, ATK seized 2nd spot in ISL standings.
Maintaining consistency in its overall performance throughout the third edition of ISL, Kolkata’s football club won 6 matches out of 14. The team finished 4 matches with equal scores and didn’t manage to conquer four matches. Attaining victories in six games, ATK earned 20 matches and bagged 4th place in ISL point table.
Kerala Blasters FC impressed its fans by winning five matches in first edition of ISL. The team lost same number of matches in the opening season of league. Confronting hard against the opposite teams, Kerala’s football club finished 4 matches with equal scores. By earning 19 points, the team acquired fourth rank in the point table.
With massive drop in the performance in 2nd season of ISL, Kerala’s FC could not manage to impress its fans and followers. Facing defeats in 7 matches, Kerala Blasters FC managed to win only three matches. The team failed to maintain consistency in its performance and bagged bottom position with 19 points in ISL standings.
Making a strong comeback into the soccer tournament, Kerala Blasters FC surprised other teams as well as audiences with its spectacular performance. Earning 22 points, the team secured 2nd rank in ISL point table. Out of 14 matches, Kerala’s FC won 6 and lost 4. Four matches played by the team were drawn as its opponents in those games managed to equalise the score.
Kerala Blasters FC will take on Jamshedpur FC in its next match which is going to be played on 24th November this year. On other side, ATK will be confronting against FC Pune City in 9th match of ongoing Hero Indian Super League on 26th November 2017.