ISL, As it Happened: ATK holds Hyderabad FC after late Roy Krishna strike

Catch all the LIVE scores, updates and commentary of the ISL 2019-20 match between Hyderabad FC and ATK at the G.M.C. Balayogi Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad.

Hyderabad FC takes on ATK in the Indian Super League (ISL) on Saturday.   -  Twitter (@HydFCOfficial)

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's LIVE blog of the Friday's ISL 2019-20 match between Hyderabad FC and ATK in Hyderabad.

 

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Hyderabad FC stays a t the bottom of the pile with five points now, while ATK is just above FC Goa in second on goal difference.

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Hyderabad FC should have won this game. Kamaljit Singh has gifted the equaliser to ATK here. Bobo's two headed goals gave it the advantage quite late in the second half. But Roy Krishna was there at the right place at the right time to win a point for the visiting side. This game will be defined by one bad refereeing decision and one error from the home team's keeper. Unfortunately for Hyderabad FC, both went against it.

THE GAME IS DONE AND DUSTED!!!

90+4' Hyderabad FC is getting number behind the ball but it is unable to breach the ATK defence. Final few seconds of the game.

90+1' Four minutes to be added on! SUBSTITUTION! Marcelinho goes off. Balwant Singh replaces Mandi Sosa for ATK.

90' GOALLLLLL!!!! AND ATK EQUALISES!! LOTS OF DRAMA HERE!! And Christmas has come early for Roy Krishna. A very very very poor clearance from Hyderabad keeper Kamaljit Singh. Javi Hernandez with a brilliant header to find Roy Krishna who lifts the ball above an onrushing Kamaljit to equalise. Adil Khan is absolutely blasting Kamaljit.

87' YELLOW CARD! Poor tackle from Robin Singh here. He had tripped Agustin Iniguez from behind.

85' 2-1 HYDERABAD!!!!! BOBO SCORES AGAIN!!! Another left-footed assist, this time it's from super skipper Marcelinho, another header from Bobo and another goal for Hyderabad FC, which takes the lead here. DESERVED LEAD!

82' SUBSTITUTION! Robin Singh comes in and Phil Brown would be hoping the Indian striker could work out some magic like he did against Bengaluru FC earlier in the season.

79' Hyderabad has conceded seven goals after the 75th minute this season but it looks the most likely to score here.

77' SUBSTITUTION!! Soosairaj Michael replaces Sehnaj Singh in the middle an he right away creates a chance from the left flank. Should he have been brought in a little earlier?

75' FREE-KICK FOR HYDERABAD! Marcelinho will take it and it's another curler. Arindam looked to punch away a ball that was not on target. He just got away with conceding a corner. Replays show that it actually should have been a corner.

72' Kamaljit Singh now comes out of his box to make a headed clearance. His captain Marcelinho appreciates it. ATK's David Williams was threatening Hyderabad there as he made a forward pass to Roy Krishna but Kamaljit averts the danger.

69' ATK MAKES A CHANGE NOW! Prabir Das comes in for Jobby Justin as coach Antonio Habas looks to add some fresh legs.

68' SUBSTITUTION!!! Hyderabad FC coach Phil Brown makes the first substitution of the match. He brings in Yasir Mohammed to replace Nestor Gordillo.

65' ANOTHER HANDBALL NOT GIVEN! Hyderabad is not having a good time with refereeing decisions today. This should have been a free-kick just outside the box. Mandi got his hand to a shot from Bobo.

63' Giles Barnes with a cross attempt into the box for Hyderabad and ATK keeper Arindam advances and kicks it away himself.

60' It's been all Hyderabad FC for quite some time now. Javi Hernandez dispossesses an opponent in midfield and goes for an insane long ranger. It didn't miss the target by much though.

57' CHANCE! Nestor Gordillo with a long ball from midfield to Marcelinho who sprints like a beast. But Sumit Rathi intercepts it at the right time to the relief of his ATK teammates. 

54' Hyderabad's Adil Khan has been a workhorse today and he has covered a lot of ground. You can see him sprinting from one end of the field to the other at times. Jobby Justin has done the same for the visitor ATK.

51' CHANCE! David Williams and Roy Krishna are linking up so well here as usual. But William's pass lacked some power as the Hyderabad's Kilgallon intercepts it with a sliding tackle. A better pass would have resulted in a goal.

48' FREE-KICK!!! This one is for ATK. Javier Hernandez takes it. And Jobby Justin sends a free header over the bar. Poor attempt!

46' CLOSE!!! David Williams with good cross from the right wing and Roy Krishna misses it by a whisker. All this happened from the kick-off.

THE SECOND HALF BEGINS!

Hyderabad shouldn't have conceded in the first place. That penalty decision that went against it was big mistake by the referee. However, the home team has made a comeback through Bobo's header, which canceled out Roy Krishna's spot-kick. This has been even stevens so far in this game. Let's see what happens in the next 45 minutes. Stay Tuned!

AND THE FIRST HALF IS DONE AND DUSTED!

45+2' YELLOW CARD!!! Sumit Rathi of ATK goes into the referee's book for tripping Ashish Rai of Hyderabad FC. That was a silly tackle.

45' Two minutes to be added on! CORNER! Fourth one for Hyderabad FC. But it makes a mess of it. ATK has won no corners so far.

42' This has been a very close game so far. Hyderabad has a slight edge over ATK on the attacking stats chart though.

39' EQUALISER!!!! BOBO SCORES!! HYDERABAD IS BACK LEVEL! Nestor Gordillo created this! He moved to and fro on the right flank and finally supplied a brilliant cross. Bobo jumped the highest and executed a brilliant header to get his team back on level terms.

36' COUNTER-ATTACK!! One new guy was dispossessed and the other one took advantage of it. ATK's Mandi got the ball from Hyderabad's Nestor and passed it to David Williams who took too much time to find Roy Krishna as the Hyderabad defenders track bacj in time.

33' SAVE!!! Good one from Kamaljit Singh. Javier Hernandez with a brilliant skill to get past the Hyderabad CBs and Kamaljit rushed forward and made a timely slide forward to push the ball away and avert the danger.

30' ATK's front three have been lethal this season and they are doing well today as well. David Williams has four goals and two assists, while Edu Garcia has three and two respectively.

27' ATK centre-back Agus with a very poor free-kick from the back. It hit Bobo and went back towards goal but fortunately for ATK, Sumit Rathi clears it away.

24' CLOSE!!!! After the free-kick, the ball came back to Hyderbad FC and Adil Khan received a pass inside the box but he was unsure what to do next and ends up passing it to Marcelinho whose final shot just missed the target. Adil took too much time there.

23' FREE-KICK!!! Skipper Marcelinho will take it for Hyderabad. ANOTHER REFEREEING ERROR!!!!! Marcelinho's kick clearly hit the hand of the only man in ATK's wall. The linesman doesn't give anything. That should have been another free-kick just outside the box.

21' MISSED CHANCE! Bobo made a good run from midfield and all that he had to do was find Nestor Gordillo in front of him. But he tries to dribble past too many players and ends up losing the ball.

18' CORNER FOR HYDERABAD! Marcelinho will take it. And that's a brilliant curler. Gurtej Singh reacts late and doesn't get anything behind the ball. Chance wasted!

15' The penalty is taken after a long time. AND GOAL!!!!!!!! ROY KRISHNA SCORES! The nightmare continues for Hyderabad, this one is due to the referee's howler. HYDERABAD FC 0 - 1 ATK. 

12' PENALTY FOR ATK!!! Adil Khan literally pushed the referee there. Very poor decision! Another howler from the referee in ISL this season. The cross attempt from Javier Hernandez clearly hit Ashish Rai's chest and not hand. Another pathetic decision.

9' YELLOW CARD! Ealy booking here. Giles Barnes of Janshedpur FC is the man at fault here. He had brought down ATK's Mandi Sosa.

8' SHOT! Nestor Gordillo receives the ball and lets one go from the edge of the box but it misses the target by a bit and finds the side net.

6' ATK's Roy Krishna is the leading goal scorer this ISL with 6 goals, Channaiyin's Valskis and Jamshedpur's Castel are behind him with 5 each.

4' CHANCE! Hyderbad's players had come forward in numbers there but Arindam came out of his box and cleared the ball to avert any danger.

2' FREE-KICK FOR ATK! And it almost scores. Jobby Justin, who was brought down, took the kick and Salam Ranjan Singh reacted a little late during his header as Hyderabad FC gets away with it.

AND THE MATCH BEGINS!

A win will take ATK to the top of the ISL 2019-20 points table, whereas only a win by six or more goals will take Hyderabad FC off the bottom of the standings.

AND THE PLAYERS ARE OUT!

REMINDER: Nestor Gordillo is finally eligible to play for home side Hyderabad FC after making a controversial move from reigning I-League champion Chennai City FC.

TEAM LINEUPS:

Hyderabad FC XI: Kamaljit Singh (G), Ashish Rai, Gurtej Singh, Matthew Kilgallon, Adil Khan, Nestor Gordillo, Rohit Kumar, Nikhil Poojary, Marcelinho (C), Bobo, Giles Barnes.

COACH: Phil Brown.

ATK XI: Arindam Bhattacharya (C), Sumit Rathi, Agustin Iniguez, Pritam Kotal (C), Salam Singh, Mandi Sosa, Javier Hernandez, Sehnaj Singh, Jobby Justin, David Williams, Roy Krishna.

COACH: Antonio Lopez Habas.

 

MATCH PREVIEW:

It was not the kind of campaign debutant, Hyderabad FC would have hoped for in the 2019-20 Indian Super League (ISL) having recorded just a win from eight games and at the bottom of the table with four points.

But, Hyderabad head coach Phil Brown, as usual, is optimistic of an improved performance when it takes on third-placed ATK at the GMC Balayogi Stadium in Gachibowli here on Saturday under the lights.

The bottom-placed home team badly needs a turnaround in its fortunes against a formidable ATK which is only behind defending champion, Bengaluru FC (16), and last year's finalist FC Goa (15).

More importantly, the memories of the 0-5 drubbing against ATK in the season opener might continue to haunt Hyderabad when the two teams clash here.

“I won’t say there will be a reversal of the scoreline here but surely we will put up a creditable showing,” said Brown, on the eve of the match.

“Fortunately, we have the best players available now after suspensions and injuries and it should a very positive second-half of the ISL for us,” he added confidently.

“It is not that the players are dispirited even after the string of failures. They have a better understanding of the need to do well, looking confident and give a new direction to the team’s progress,” he said. “I have faith in their ability to deliver and we need a little bit of luck too."

“I just look to the players to express themselves against ATK with an attacking game and come up with the winning formula or combination to have a much better second half of the ISL,” Brown said.

For his part, Spaniard Nestor Gordillo, who will be available for selection for the first time this season on Saturday after being suspended for breaching his contract with former club Chennai City FC, said he is all geared up for the big challenge and willing to contribute to the team’s cause.

The match will be streamed live on Hotstar and Star Sports network from 7.30 pm.