ATK scores to let Bengaluru bags ALL-THREE points from the Match: The Talking Points

Kadambini Sharma  |  Indian Super League  |  1 Year Ago

After a dismal start to the campaign, ATK had a golden opportunity to return to the Top-4 as they had five straight matches at their disposal. Though amid all expectations, the curve of the match went in a mess for the home side after the defending champions have lost back-to-back home matches, leaving the new “interim” boss very thin chances for resurrection. 


Bengaluru on the other hand were clinical in defence, more after losing Rahul Bheke to his Second-Yellow. Though Roca’s Bengaluru didn’t look any frail despite the loss as the second half saw the complete turnaround of the events with the inclusion of Robbie Keane on the pitch. The own goal by the ATK player was the lone difference maker int he match, though one can safely call the fixture to be the nail-biting one. Here are the Top Talking Points from the match at the VYBK Stadium, Kolkata.

Poor start for Westwood’s men

As the match looked to be more sound that its reverse fixture which the defending champions lost to a goal, ATK conceded early to an Own-Goal through Montel which inevitably raised the visitors all the more attacking. Though the first half saw no more goals and a few chances for the ATK frontmen, but the pressure that had been built couldn’t be shrugged off against the most attacking side in the league. 

Keane should play more

Robbie Keane since the signing for ATK hasn’t played any match for more than 70 minutes so far. Today was no different, but what Ashley must have seen as we trust is the way his aura had changed the tempo of the game for his side with his presence on the pitch. Keane was introduced in the 54’ minute of the match and next  seven minutes saw three clear chances on Sandhu’s goal, though the home side went wet, courtesy poor finishing. Well, we have seen Irishman donning the Spurs and LA Galaxy, he indeed has made his mark on this ATK side as well. True Legend!!



Poor Refereeing or Just an Excuse?

The question that has haunted all the referees in the ISL so far one again came back to life after Rahul Bheke was reprimanded when he received his second Yellow of the match for bringing down Jayesh Rane. We saw that the Bengaluru FC #2 Rahul Bheke went for the ball and after making a contact with the ball did he had a contact with Rane. Though Rane’s clumsy fall down was most probably the reason for the card, but the question remains, was that a Card, really?



Miku score when he wants

It’s indeed a plus for any side to have a player like him. Miku is indeed a pillar of strength for Roca, placed alongside Chhetri. Having scored his 10th goal for the season, the Spaniard has proved his mettle and answered his critics back in Spain that he’s not finished yet. A serious contender for the Golden Boot title, Miku is now ever-so rampant when it comes to scoring goals. Can you say which side he hasn’t scored yet?


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