ISL 2015: Kerala Blasters 2-3 Atletico de Kolkata - 5 Talking Points
Atletico de Kolkata won yet another away game as they beat the Kerala Blasters 3-2 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Tuesday night. Atletico’s lead was erased twice as Antonio German grabbed a brace, scoring in each half. But it was Arata Izumi’s last-minute winner that saw the visitors claim all three points.Here are the five major talking points from the game.All images courtesy of ISL.
#1 Atletico de Kolkata\'s defensive changes fail to make an impact
Antonio Habas made defensive changes for Atletico de Kolkata, who had not kept a single clean sheet in the eight games they have played before today’s game. And conceded again today, but played with a back three of Denzil Franco, Ofentse Nato and Tiri. Rino Anto, who has been in and out of the team, started as a wing-back along with Nallapan Mohanraj.
While Mohanraj opened the scoring for Atletico de Kolkata from a Jamie Gavilan cross at the back post, it was Denzil Franco who was responsible for Kerala Blasters’ first goal. Franco made a reckless challenge on Josu inside the penalty box in the 42nd minute and conceded a penalty which was converted by Antonio German.
Atletico de Kolkata’s defence was also responsible for the second goal German scored, as both Franco and Nato had the opportunity to prevent the English winger from scoring.