Atletico de Kolkata became the first team to ever win the Indian Super League twice after defeating Kerala Blasters 4-3 on penalties. Earlier 120 minutes of football could not separate the two sides as Mohammed Rafi gave the Blasters the lead, only for Henrique Sereno to equalise for ATK soon after.
Cedric Hengbart and Elhadji Ndoye missed their penalties for Kerala, while Jewel Raja scored the pivotal penalty to win it for Atletico de Kolkata.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Translation – the slab above says “VIPS and Families going to watch the match for the first time”; the bottom panel says “Ordinary fan who went for all the matches without missing even one, watching on helplessly”. If anyone was wondering why the stadium went quite on occasion, contact Roy Keane and he’ll give you the explanation.
And when ATK finally won... Twitter exploded with joy
Even the competitors and officials got in on the act..