Javier Hernandez scored two goals and Edu Garcia netted one as ATK defeated Chenniayin FC 3-1 in the final to win their 3rd Indian Super League title.
margao: A rampaging ATK guaranteed an uncommon third Indian Super League (ISL) title triumph with a 3-1 triumph over most despised opponent Chennaiyin FC in a summit standoff that was played away from public scrutiny here on Saturday.
Javier Hernandez (tenth) and Edu Garcia (48th) put ATK in the driving seat however Nerijus Valskis (69th) decreased their favorable position to set up a strained end to the challenge.
Hernandez scored another in injury time (90+4th) to affirm a record third title.
The last was held without onlookers inferable from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The match was looking rankling so far as Andre Schembri made a decent race to the byline on the privilege in the primary moment and discovered Rafael Crivellaro in the middle with a decent cross, yet the Brazilian mishit his exertion.
Schembri undermined again minutes after the fact, this time with a go to Valskis whose shot hit the crossbar.
ATK drew first blood with their first significant sight of objective in the tenth moment. John Johnson’s cross-field ball discovered Roy Krishna on the left flank who conveyed a decent cross towards the edge of the crate.
Javier Hernandez, who was left plain, crushed a half-volley into the ground and beat goalkeeper Vishal Kaith to give ATK the lead.
The challenge stayed open yet Chennaiyin endured a physical issue difficulty halfway through the primary half. Midfielder Germanpreet Singh must be supplanted and Edwin Vanspaul had his spot.
ATK went near multiplying their lead in the 23rd moment out of absolute confusion inside the container which created three consecutive endeavors. Krishna cut in from the privilege and released a ground-breaking strike which was spared by Kaith.
Javier Hernandez then had the ball at his feet twice, however on the two events, his shot was blocked.
Chennaiyin put focus on the ATK resistance and cut out a brilliant possibility from a free-kick after the 30-minute-mark. Schembri met Crivellaro’s conveyance into the container yet Arindam Bhattacharya pulled off an amazing recovery to keep ATK’s lead flawless.
The scoreline stayed 1-0 for ATK at the break, however the Kolkata side had their very own worry as Krishna must be supplanted by Mandi Sosa because of a physical issue.
ATK scored the immeasurably significant second objective and multiplied their favorable position two minutes into the subsequent half. Williams got the ball in midfield and took care of Edu Garcia into the container. The Spanish midfielder beat Kaith with a slick completion from an intense edge to make it 2-0.
The Chennaiyin assault attempted to make obvious possibilities and their adversaries limited them to long-run endeavors. Lallianzuala Chhangte endeavored a piledriver from fresh before the hour mark yet sent the ball wide.
Chennaiyin at long last found a route past the ATK barrier in the 69th moment. Laldinliana Renthlei played a slick one-two with Anirudh Thapa on the privilege before sending a cross into the focal point of the crate.
Pritam Kotal’s going leeway tumbled to Jerry Lalrinzuala who passed the ball to Valskis in the inside. The Lithuanian striker found the net with a ground-breaking strike to score his fifteenth objective of the period and give Chennaiyin a life saver.
Chennaiyin fabricated one assault after another as the game approached full-time however the balls into the crate were very much managed by ATK.
ATK got their third objective of the night and struck the last blow in the last moment of injury time. Substitute Pronay Halder lifted the ball over the Chennaiyin barrier into the way of Hernandez who opened the ball home.