ISL 2021-22: Hugo Boumous brilliance helps ATK Mohun Bagan beat Kerala 4-2 in opener

Goa: ATK Mohun Bagan put up a dominating show to beat Kerala Blasters 4-2 in the opening sport of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) right here on Friday.

Hugo Boumous (3′, 39′) and Liston Colaco (50′), introduced in for upwards of Rs 3.5 Crore, paid instantaneous dividends by scoring in the objectives. Roy Krishna (27′ P), too didn’t fail to capitalise from the spot, but once more amongst the objectives.

For Blasters, younger enigma Sahal Abdul Samad (24′) thought he had equalised, however in useless.

Former FC Goa and Mumbai City FC star Boumous turned the league’s quickest scorer in a gap encounter, discovering the online from outdoors the field inside three minutes.

ATK Mohun Bagan out of the blue struggled to deal with the Blasters’ retaliation. Rahul KP did effectively down the appropriate flank, selecting out an inch-perfect cross in direction of Sahal Samad simply close to the field, who drove in with aplomb.

That pleasure was short-lived as Roy Krishna received and transformed the penalty simply minutes after. Albino Gomes obtained nowhere near the elite footballing mind of the Fiji-born ahead.

The first half was sealed and delivered as Boumous capitalised on being left unmarked. He ventured out with precision, hit it throughout and thru the keeper’s legs to ship a two-goal cushion.

Post the break, Liston Colaco curled in a tasty fourth aim with little assist from Krishna, a lot to the delight of coach Antonio Lopez Habas.

The sport entered into a fair contest thereafter with the ball however ATK Mohun Bagan saved teasing the Blasters defenders.

Jorge Diaz (69′) pulled a aim again out of nowhere for Blasters as ATK Mohun Bagan appeared a tad complacent in holding down their form.

ATK Mohun Bagan can be pleased with the efficiency contemplating Kerala Blasters entered the sport with a sturdy pre-season.

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