10 Feb 2019, 22:21 IST
Pune, Feb 10 (PTI) An enticing tie between FC Pune Metropolis and ATK ended 2-2 however play-off hopes for both aspect took a beating within the Hero Indian Tremendous League right here on Sunday.
Pune took the lead in a see-saw tussle by way of Marko Stankovic’s deflected strike (17′). An excellent objective from Jayesh Rane (23′) and a penalty by Edu Garcia (61′) seemed to have turned the tables in ATK’s favour however Robin Singh scored a header (73′) to assist Pune clinch some extent.
ATK have misplaced the prospect to maneuver inside some extent of fourth-placed NorthEast United and keep sixth with 21 factors from 15 matches whereas Pune Metropolis’s slim hopes of reaching the top-four have ended.
With a victory the necessity of the hour for each side, an end-to-end sport of soccer unfolded and ATK got here out all weapons blazing.
Marko Stankovic had an effort within the very second minute however his shot went inches over the bar. Edu Garcia too got here shut when his shot from the sting of the field struck the crossbar on its means out.
Nevertheless, it had been Pune who took the lead due to a Stankovic shot from vary which took a depraved deflection off John Johnson’s trailing leg and nestled at the back of the online. This was after Robin Singh laid the ball on a platter for the onrushing Stankovic.
The lead did not final lengthy as Jayesh broke down the left wing, solely to chop in and curl an beautiful shot into the far prime nook. With confidence flowing by way of them, ATK took management of the match with Manuel Lanzarote wanting within the temper.
Within the 25th minute, ATK may have surged forward when Lanzarote’s volleyed effort was headed clear by Sahil Panwar which nearly sneaked into the online.
On the half hour mark, Everton Santos tried an overhead kick which went inches over the bar from a Lanzarote free-kick. The Kolkata aspect upped the ante as they dedicated extra males ahead whereas Pune most popular to take a seat again and hit on the counter.
4 minutes after the break, Pune had the primary likelihood of the second half when Iain Hume discovered Robin whose first time shot produced a diving save from Arindam Bhattacharya within the ATK objective.
Simply on the hour mark, Diego Carlos was adjudged to have dealt with the ball when going for a 50-50 ball with Everton. The ensuing spot-kick was buried into the online by Garcia, who scored his second in three video games to place his workforce 2-1 forward.
ATK had been handed a setback quickly after when Pronay Halder suffered an damage and needed to be taken off for Eugeneson Lyngdoh. Steve Coppell’s aspect had been dealt one other physique blow within the 76th minute when Robin Singh headed in a nook from Marcelinho to tug Pune stage.
That objective sparked an onslaught from the Stallions as Marcelinho compelled two good saves from Bhattacharya from free-kicks.
ATK threw on Kalu Uche as they sought a winner badly nevertheless it was simply to not be for them
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