Kochi: In an exciting encounter in the finals of the Indian Super League season 3, Atletico de Kolkata defeated Kerala Blasters (ATK) to clinch the title for the second time in three years.
Both the teams could not score in the extra time after the teams were levelled at 1-1 in the regulation time. Mohammad Rafi scored in the 37th minute for Kerala while Henrique Sereno equalised in the 44th minute for Kolkata.
The match had to be decided in the penalty shoot out and ATK registered the victory by 4-3 Earlier, the final was also billed as a clash between former star cricketers Sachin Tendulkar (co-owner, Kerala) and Sourav Ganguly (co-owner, Kolkata), who formed one of the best batting partnerships in world cricket.
While cricket united the two sporting legends, the ISL final on Sunday saw them ‘divided’ as they try to inspire their respective teams to glory.