Kolkata, Oct.13 (ANI): Defending champions Atletico de Kolkata registered their second win of the ongoing Indian Super League by defeating 10-man Kerala Blasters 2-1 in front of 61,237 people at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday.
Arata Izumi put the hosts ahead in the sixth minute before Javi Lara exposed Kerala’s defensive frailties to double the lead shortly after the break in the 53rd minute.
However, Kerala produced a spirited display as Chris Dagnall pulled one back for his side in the 80th minute and made it a nervy last ten minutes for the home side.
Despite losing Mehtab Hossain for a second yellow card, Kerala kept on mounting pressure to level the score.
However, goalkeeper Juan Calatayud held his ground firmly and made two brilliant saves to block efforts from Dagnall and a long range shot from CK Vineet to help his side clinch the top spot of the league. (ANI)