Atletico go top of the table, beat Kerala Blasters 2-1

Kolkata (IANS) Defending champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) blasted their way to the top of the league as they downed last year’s finalists Kerala Blasters FC 2-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Wednesday.

Arata Izumi scored the first goal for the hosts while in the second half Spanish midfielder Javi Lara doubled the lead for ATK. Englishman Chris Dagnall pulled one back for the visitors 10 minutes from the end of regulation time.

With this win, ATK now have seven points from three outings, while the Blasters are on four points from three matches.

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