The match was off to a blistering begin as Andre Schembri made a very good run to the byline on the fitting within the first minute and located Rafael Crivellaro within the centre with a very good cross, however the Brazilian mishit his effort. Schembri threatened once more minutes later, this time with a cross to Valskis whose shot hit the crossbar.
ATK drew first blood with their first main sight of objective within the 10th minute.
John Johnson’s cross-field ball discovered Roy Krishna on the left flank who delivered a very good cross in direction of the sting of the field. Javier Hernandez, who was left unmarked, smashed a half-volley into the bottom and beat goalkeeper Vishal Kaith to offer ATK the lead.
The contest remained open however Chennaiyin suffered an damage setback halfway by way of the primary half. Midfielder Germanpreet Singh had to get replaced and Edwin Vanspaul took his place.
ATK went near doubling their lead within the 23rd minute out of utter chaos contained in the field which produced three back-to-back makes an attempt.
Krishna minimize in from the fitting and unleashed a robust strike which was saved by Kaith. Javier Hernandez then had the ball at his toes twice, however on each events, his shot was blocked. Chennaiyin put stress on the ATK defence and carved out a golden likelihood from a free-kick after the 30-minute-mark.
Schembri met Crivellaro’s supply into the field however Arindam Bhattacharya pulled off a wonderful save to maintain ATK’s lead intact.
The scoreline remained 1-Zero in favour of ATK on the break, however the Kolkata facet had a priority of their very own as Krishna had to get replaced by Mandi Sosa as a consequence of an damage.
ATK scored the all-important second objective and doubled their benefit two minutes into the second half.
Williams picked up the ball in midfield and fed Edu Garcia into the field. The Spanish midfielder beat Kaith with a neat end from an acute angle to make it 2-0.
The Chennaiyin assault struggled to create clear-cut possibilities and their opponents restricted them to long-range efforts.
Lallianzuala Chhangte tried a piledriver from exterior the field earlier than the hour mark however despatched the ball broad.
Chennaiyin lastly discovered a well past the ATK defence within the 69th minute.
Laldinliana Renthlei performed a neat one-two with Anirudh Thapa on the fitting earlier than sending a cross into the centre of the field.
Pritam Kotal’s headed clearance fell to Jerry Lalrinzuala who handed the ball to Valskis within the centre.
The Lithuanian striker discovered the online with a robust strike to attain his 15th objective of the season and provides Chennaiyin a lifeline.
Chennaiyin constructed one assault after one other as the sport neared full-time however the balls into the field have been effectively dealt by ATK.
ATK acquired their third objective of the evening and struck the ultimate blow within the final minute of damage time.
Substitute Pronay Halder lifted the ball over the Chennaiyin defence into the trail of Hernandez who slotted the ball house.