INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE - 2014 (DAY-1 REPORT)

ISL 2014: 3-0 WINNING START OF ATLETICO DE KOLKATA AGAINST MUMBAI CITY FC

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12.10.2014: ATLETICO DE KOLKATA ( 3-0 ) MUMBAI CITY FC : YBK - FT
ADK : Fikru 25', Borja 68', Aranel 90+2' :: LEAGUE TABLE
Man of the Match: Borja Fernandes
Amul Fit player Award: Denzil Franco;
Swift moment of the Match: Fikru Tefera Lemessa
Emerging player of the Match: Subhashish Roy Chowdhury.

ADK : Subhasish, 12-Denzil, 5-Arnab, 2-Biswajit, 17-Josemi, 8-Borja, 17-Joffre, 23-Nato, 10-Garcia, 9-Fikru, 6-Baljit.
MCF : 1-Subrata, 17-Deepak, 27-Pavel, 3- Raju, 5-Friedrich, 6-Stohanzl, 3-Letzelter, 4-Tiago, 19-Nabi(14- Nadong), 20-Dika, 10-Nadaya.
REF : Christopher Penso

FULL TIME : Home side Atletico De kolkata win the opeing ISL 2014 match by 3-0 to beat Mumbai City FC.
90+2': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 3-0 to Atletico De Kolkata through Aranel Off a nice and measured cross of Tefera.
90': 3 minute added time.
88': Last minute attacks of Mumbai City Fc to reduce the margin but Atletico defenders Arnab, Raju are well alert.
87': PALYER CHANGE- ATLETICO DE KOLKATA - Luis Garcia out and Amal Libert in.
85': The venue - Salt Lake Stadium or Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Kriangan is now 68000 spectator's jam packed presence but it's actual capasity is 1,20000.
82': Brilliant save of Subhasish off long ranger of Cmovos of MCFC.
81': PLAYER CHANGE - ATLETICO DE KOLKATA : Baljit out and Sanju Prodhan in.
80': Still 2-0 score line for Atletico De Kolkata.
78': Free kick to Mumbai City but weak kick cleared.
76': Atletico missed 3rd goal as Baljit's left sided cross and Borja's header saved by Subrata.
75': SCORE LINE - 2-0 lead of Atletico De kolkata.
73': Free kick to Mumbai City, Dika's left footer missed the target.
70': Now the scoreline is 2-0 for Atletico De kolkata.
68': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 2-0 for Atletico De Kolkata. Denzil's throw in and 25 yards shot of Borja beat Subrata Pal for 2nd times.

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Spirited Mumbai City FC go down in ISL opener

Mumbai City FC fought gamely against a spirited Atletico de Kolkata but went down 3-0 against the hosts, who managed to make the most of their chances in the opening game of the Indian Super League on Sunday. The evening game followed a lovely opening ceremony hosted by bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.

Fikru Tefera Lemessa (27th min), Borja Fernandes (69th) and Arnal Llibert (90+) scored the goals for the hosts with the second and third coming against the run of play. As the match statistics prove, Mumbai City FC had more possession and more attempts on goal but just could not convert them into goals. With the match being played on the artificial turf of the Salt Lake stadium, Mumbai City FC needed some time to settle down but their custodian Subrata Pal was on the ball from the very first minute and came to the rescue of the team twice in the first 10 minutes. With Mumbai choosing to play an attacking strategy with a high defence line, it was clear that the goalkeeper would have a major role to play whenever the opposition managed to break the stranglehold and push forward.

Pal was called into action in the seventh minute itself when he left his line early to stop Baljit Sahni from converting a through pass from Luis Garcia. Three minutes later, India international was once again at the right place to block Garcia's left-footed volley from the six yard box to keep Mumbai City FC in the hunt. But the 27-year-old stopper failed to stop Fikru Teferra from giving the hosts the lead when he latched on to another through pass from Garcia to chip the ball over the advancing Pal. The goal, however, did little to dampen the spirit of the Mumbai City FC players as they grew confident as the game progressed and the team earned a couple of free-kicks near the opponent's citadel, before a twisted ankle forced skipper Syed Rahim Nabi to be substituted in the 39th minute and forcing coach Peter Reid to re-arrange his troops.

The introduction of Brazilian born Italian midfielder Andre Moritz brought more bite to Mumbai City FC's attack as they made a couple of threatening moves down the left flank. At this stage the visitors had more shots on goal than their opponents but an act of brilliance from Spaniard Borja Fernandez beat Pal from a long range to make it 2-0 for Atletico de Kolkata in the 69th minute against the run of play. Mumbai City FC continued to press forward to find their first goal of the game but Atletico de Kolkata custodian Subashish Roy Choudhary first deflected Cmovs's long ranger that was deflected off a defender and then kept out a close range header of Manuel Friedrich to keep the hosts in the driverís seat. And the injury time goal from Arnal Llibert on the counter ended Mumbai City FC's hopes of a later turnaround.

Coach Reid looks at positives Mumbai City FC coach Peter Reid gave full credit to opponents Atletico de Kolkata and said he was confident of his team fighting back next week. "The first one didn't go our way, but I am hopeful we will turn things around next week. Credit to our opponents for the way they played today, especially Louis Garcia, the way he led them." Mumbai City FC goalkeeper Subrata Pal also said that the the atmosphere in the team was quite positive after Sunday's game, and the team is confident of doing well in the future games.
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67': Attack of Mumbai City frim right Sub Peter costa's cross went to Subhasish.
65': Still SCORE LINE IS 1-0 FOR aTLETICO DE KOLKATA
62': MISS..MISS of Fikru but well saved of Subrata pal just advancing from his position. Brilliant Save of Subrata. He is injured.
60': PLAYER CHANGE - ATLETICO De KOLKATA : Jofre out and Jakub Podany in.
56': Corner to Mumbai City, Dika's corner cleared from kolkata defence.
53': Attack of Mumbai but Well saved by Subhasish.
51': Still Atletico is leading 1-0.
50': Subhashis saved it for corner and Dika's coner kick again saved by Subhasish.
49': Free kick to Mumbai city jut out side of Penalty Box.
48': Left sided attack of Mumbai but miss pass of Dika.
46': PLAYER CHANGE - MCFC : Tiago Ribeiro out and Andre Moritz in.
46': 2nd half match kicked - off by Atletico De kolkata.
HT It's half time now and Atletico De Kolkata is leading 1-0.
45': 1 minute added time
43': Arnab Mondol well cleared Dika's right sided cross.
42': Corner to Kolkata, Borja's kick went out.
40': Still Atletico De kolkata is leading 1-0.
38': PLAYER CHANGE - MCFC : NADONG BHUTIA IN AND RAHIM NABI OUT
37': Nabi injured and going out of the field for treatment.
35': SCORE LINE - ATLETICO DE KOLKATA- 1-0 MUMBAI CITY FC.
34': Garcia and Borja played well and passing passed to their team mates.
33': Ref denied Penalty appeal of Atletico as Fikru was fouled in MCFC box.
31': Subhashish of Atletico well saved a free kick of Mumbai City FC.
30': Free kick to Atletico, left footer of Joffre cleared.
27': Yellow card to ---Stohanzl of Mumbai City FC.
26': Scoreline Atletico De Kolkata 1-0 Mumbai City FC.
25': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 for Atletico De Kolkata through Etheopian Fikru who lobbed the ball with right footer over Subrata Pal.
24': Yellow card --- to Firkru of Atletico who fouled Friedrich of Mumbai city FC.
21': Still no score, 0-0
20': Offside trap to fikru of Atletico.
18': Yellow Card to Raju Gaigowad of Mumbai city.
18': Free kick to Mumbai city, Dika's brilliant shot and Raju's effort with hand.
17': Corner to Mumbai City, Stohanzl left sided corner cleared in Atletico box.
15': No score - 0-0
14': Left sided cross of Dika of Mumbai City but no impact.
12': Deepak to Stohalzal and his cross cleared by Atletico defence.
10': SCORE LINE - 0-0
9': Yellow Card -- Atletico's Nato.
9': Ohh! again Subrata Pal shows his magic, saved one to one of Atletico's Luis Garcia's left footer.
8': Attack of Atletico from right wing Fikru's cross cleared by Raju.
5': SCORE LINE - 0-0
5': Baljit Singh of Atletico missed to score as Subrata blocked him last minute.
4': Long Throw in of Raju of Mumbai City FC cleared by Arnab.
3': Subrata Pal who played 65 International for India of Mumbai FC well advance to collect an goal mouth attack of Atletico.
1': Yellow Card - Mumbai City FC captain Rahim Nabi shown yellow card who played 70 internationsl for Indai with 135 goals.
1': Match starts by Mumbai City FC.
0': Match is going to start at YBK.

ISL 2014: INDIAN FOOTBALL ENTERED IN A NEW ERA

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JAYDIP DASGUPTA : 12.10.2014: : The Indian football entered into a new era as the Indian Super League starts it's journey. In a glamorous opening ceremony at the eautifully decorated Vivekananda Yubabharati Kriangan, the ISL promised to show the new way and popularize football among the Indians. Though India hosted a number of International football tournaments, but undoubtedly Indian Super League can be reckoned as the most lucrative and fascinating tournament that the sub continent ever had.

Time will tell only, weather ISL will going to be the key factor in developing Indian football or it will be a history like Jawharlal Nehuru Gold Cup or Rajib Gandhi Gold cup. But,it can be said that proper planning, modern infrastructure and youth development can only lead to a new dawn in Indian football. In an electrifying atmosphere at Kolkata in front of a host of dignities and thousands of football fanatics the Chair person of ISL Nita Ambani declared the tournament open.

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee, the AIFF President Prafulla Patel, Senior Vise president Subrata Dutta the owners and co-owners of all the eight franchises, Ranbir Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, and legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were present in the memorable opening ceremony.

The marquee footballers of the eight franchisees introduced at the glittering opening ceremony and all the eight franchises showcase their traditional songs and dance. Percussionist Bickram Ghosh showcase Bengal folk with a touch of classical. Delhi Dynamos present the dhol artist Hanif Aslam Dafrani, with 21-member troupe to perform the traditional Bhangra. The franchisee from the south, Kerala Blasters performed a fusion of pancha vadyam and singari melam, Kerala's traditional song and dance sequence.

The AIFF President Prafulla Patel is optimistic about ISL. He feels that youth development of ISL will going to produce talented youths to Indian football. While interacting Mr Patel said, that I League and ISL will going to run independently , though there are chances of the ISL teams to include in the I league.