ISL 2020-21, ATK Mohun Bagan Preview: Reigning champions recruit smartly to emerge as front-runners for title
With the upcoming season of the Indian Super League just days away, we at Firstpost.com take a look at how defending champions ATK Mohun Bagan stack up.
Antonio Lopez Habas who had guided them to the title in the inaugural ISL in 2014, was back at the helm at the start of 2019 following two tumultuous years, which witnessed four coaches with the team finishing ninth and sixth in the standings
Bolstered by their merger with the country's oldest club Mohun Bagan, ATK returned to winning ways in style, blanking leaders FC Goa 2-0 in a one-sided Indian Super League fixture in Kolkata on Saturday.
ISL 2019-20: David Williams, Edu Garcia bag brace apiece as ATK welcome debutantes Hyderabad FC with 5-0 thrashing
ATK's star Fijian recruit Roy Krishna also got his name on the scoresheet with a goal in the 27th minute before Edu Garcia completed the humiliation, striking twice in the 88th and 90th minutes
The result saw Kerala get the better of ATK in their ISL opener once again, having recorded a 2-0 win last season in Kolkata.
The ATK defence held firm under immense pressure to help gain three points, making it two wins over Chennai for the season. This is the seventh loss for Chennaiyin from 10 matches.
ISL 2018-19: Resolute ATK hold dominant FC Goa to goalless draw to extend unbeaten run to three games
A resolute ATK defence managed to keep the dangerous Ferran Corominas at bay and hold FC Goa for a goalless draw in their Indian Super League football fixture in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Substitute Noussair El Maimouni found the net in dying minutes of the game to script ATK's first win of the season as the visitors edged past Delhi Dynamos 2-1 in an Indian Super League match.
ISL 2017-18: 10-man Bengaluru FC consolidate lead on top by handing ATK their fourth successive defeat
This was Bengaluru FC's fourth win in a row after winning an AFC Cup game during the mid-week, as they went four points clear of Chennaiyin FC atop the standings.
The victory lifts ATK to sixth place after nine matches and suddenly gives them hope, and takes some wind off the sails of NorthEast United FC, who had beaten FC Goa in their previous encounter.
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After their first match at home, ATK will be on the road for three back-to-back away games beginning with Jamshedpur FC, Chennaiyin FC and Mumbai City FC.
Catch all the live scores and updates from the Indian Super League opener between Kerala Blasters and ATK being played in Kochi.
Kerala Blasters FC coach Rene Meulensteen expects his team to play incisive one-touch attacking football to break through the wall of ATK's defence in the opening match of ISL 2017-18.
Mizoram flash floods: Aizawl FC heroes Jayesh Rane, Ashutosh Mehta turn saviours for catastrophe-hit state
Weeks after achieving an unprecedented I-League triumph, and sparking a joyous atmosphere across the football-crazy state of Mizoram, Aizawl FC's Jayesh Rane and Ashutosh Mehta have turned saviours for the state now crippled by catastrophe.
I-League champions Aizawl FC registered a 2-1 win over Churchill Brothers to book a berth in the semifinals of the Federation Cup football tournament in Cuttack on Tuesday.
Khalid Jamil is a player's manager. For him, his players are an extended part of his family and only his prayers come before them. It would be fair to say that for some of them, he is as good as a father figure.
Aizawl are trailing. It is half time. But their fans are still singing. News arrives that Mohun Bagan have equalised. The levelling of scores means Aizawl are still winning the title.
In Aizawl FC's I-League title, Khalid Jamil earns redemption while Mizoram finds hope and recognition
Aizawl FC’s fairytale win puts the club, the city of Aizawl, Mizoram and Mizos at the forefront of national football and worldwide recognition.
Unheralded Mizoram side Aizawl FC beat Indian football giants Mohun Bagan by a solitary goal in a highly anticipated match to be within touching distance of their maiden I-League title in Aizawl on Saturday.