His 67th-minute strike offers the Kolkata facet full factors towards Kerala Blasters
Roy Krishna was a medical finisher and the joint top-scorer of the Indian Tremendous League with 15 objectives final season.
On Friday night time, he seemed a special participant early as he wasted three good probabilities.
However the 33-year-old from Fiji had the final chortle, scoring the match-winner shortly after the hour-mark, as ATK Mohun Bagan defeated Kerala Blasters 1-0 within the ISL opener on the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.
Krishna, who had shot over the bar as soon as and was denied by a high-quality slide by the Blasters defender Costa Nhamoinesu within the first half, produced the one second of magic that sealed the tie within the Kolkata outfit’s favour.
Manvir Singh, taking part in on the left, seemed to be trying to find the Fijian and when he noticed him simply exterior the field, he despatched a cross in.
Krishna raced into the field and slotted the ball into the underside nook with a cool end, giving goalkeeper Albino Gomes no probability.
Blasters, who completed seventh final season, had superior ball possession within the opening half however couldn’t create sufficient alternatives.
The Kerala group’s star striker Gary Hooper failed to attach a header correctly from shut vary within the thirty seventh minute. Shortly after the break, younger Sahal Samad missed a golden probability.
He was properly positioned as he met a Jessel Carneiro cross from the left however tousled the end.
Hit by the worldwide pandemic, the groups had quick pre-seasons this time and it confirmed early within the second half as the sport slowed down.
Either side struggled to maintain the ball, however ATKMB edged the competition to start out its marketing campaign with on the best word.
The outcome: Kerala Blasters 0 misplaced to ATK Mohun Bagan 1 (Roy Krishna 67).