ATK Mohun Bagan held their nerves in a tightly contested Indian Super League last to beat Bengaluru FC 4-3 on penalties and carry their maiden title right here on Saturday.
In a recreation that ended 2-2 in regulation time, ATKMB’s Dimitri Petratos scored all three penalties he took on the night time earlier than Vishal Kaith’s save from Bruno Ramires’ within the shootout introduced them one step nearer.
Bengaluru FC’s Pablo Perez then despatched his spot-kick over the bar because the Mariners sealed the lead to a recreation the place they’d unsettled Bengaluru FC proper from the beginning.
Bengaluru FC had been compelled into bringing Sunil Chhetri early on after Sivasakthi Narayanan was stretchered off within the opening seconds of the match.
Things went additional away from plan within the thirteenth minute when Krishna dealt with the ball from a Petratos nook as ATKMB had been awarded a penalty. Petratos completed the job from the spot to place his workforce in entrance.
ATKMB made use of this benefit to place stress on Bengaluru FC, who picked up a glut of yellow playing cards on the pitch and one off it for head coach Simon Grayson.
But within the last minute of first-half stoppage time, they got a method again when Bose missed the ball and made contact with Krishna whereas trying a clearance. Chhetri stepped as much as take the penalty and despatched Kaith the flawed option to restore parity.
In the ultimate quarter of the sport, Rohit’s shot from the sting of the field created a sequence of corners, earlier than a deflection discovered Krishna on the far publish, and the striker nodded it house within the 78th minute.
But 5 minutes from time, the sport was all sq. once more. At the sting of the Bengaluru FC field, Kiyan Nassiri went down after a nudge from Perez as ATKMB gained their second penalty of the night. Petratos was readily available to attain once more.
In the third minute of stoppage time, Asish Rai’s aim sure shot was cleared off the road by Prabir Das. Moments later, Colaco and Nassiri nearly mixed to attain, however Bruno Ramires supplied the essential interception as the sport went into further time.
Udanta Singh and Rohit did not hit the goal of their respective makes an attempt in further time, whereas Manvir missed from just a few yards out for ATKMB.
Towards the top of additional time, Sandhu spilled Petratos’ long-range strike, however it bounced out for a nook that led to nothing earlier than the sport headed into penalties.
In the nervy penalty shoot-out, Golden Glove winner Kaith stepped up for his workforce for the second recreation in a row, whereas nobody missed from the spot in a recreation dictated by penalties all through.
As the winners, ATKMB took house a prize cash of ₹6 crore, whereas runners-up Bengaluru FC acquired ₹2.5 crore.