ISL 2017-18: Sunil Chhetri's brace propels Bengaluru FC to top of table after victory over Mumbai City FC
Twin strikes by Chhetri on either side of the half took the stuffing out of the home side and Miku's free-kick goal later added to the home team's misery.
ISL 2017-18: ATK ride on Robin Singh's goal to beat Mumbai City FC and pick up maiden win of tournament
ATK, winless with two defeats and two draws coming into the game, survived a late onslaught by the home side, who were outplayed in the opening half, to emerge triumphant.
According to sources, East Bengal bowed to pressure from the All India Football Federation and Bengal body IFA who met in New Delhi earlier this week as the case was handled by the disciplinary committee of the Indian governing body.
In a relief to Abinash Ruidas, the AIFF has overturned the Indian Football Association's (IFA) directive to the winger to play for East Bengal, making it clear that only the parent body has the "authority to adjudicate the disputed" subject.
East Bengal have claimed they still have a contract with Ruidas who has, however, submitted a copy of his expired contract before being picked by Mumbai City FC in the ISL players draft on 23 July.
Atletico have registered 68 shots on target over the course of the season, the second most in the league, but have found the back of the net on only 16 occasions.
Jose Molina had opined how his team will play “an aggressive brand of football” ahead of ISL 2016, but seldom has Atletico de Kolkata set the pulses racing on the pitch as they did in the win over FC Goa.
Lara is arguably the only genuine playmaker in the Atletico de Kolkata squad and coach Molina must find a way to ensure the Spaniard influences matches right from the go.