Atlético de Kolkata were crowned the winners of the Indian Super League in Mumbai today, after a 90th minute winner from Mohammed Rafique gave them a 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters in the play-off final.
Kolkata, which is 25% owned by Atlético, are now the first ever champions of the Indian Super League – a record that can never be broken!
The red and whites, captained by former Atleti player Luis Garcia, were in for a tough game against the Kerala Blasters, managed by and featuring former England goalkeeper David James.
In both previous matches, the Blasters had the upper hand over the team that bears our name, snatching a 2-1 win at home before drawing 1-1 at Atleti’s home-ground, Salt Lake Stadium.
Atleti got the last laugh though, and despite Kerala dominating for the majority of the match, Mohammed Rafique got the goal that mattered most deep into stoppage time, heading the winner after coming off of the substitutes bench.
And how did the goal come about? You guessed it.
Well done Atlético de Kolkata and congratulations!