ISL week 5: Kerala, ATK open account; Goa in 5-star show!

Ladislao Flores Miku Bengaluru FC vs FC Pune City
Pune City slumped to its third loss in four matches at home in the 3-1 defeat to Bengaluru. The home side opened its account through Adil Khan - his second in as many games - but that was the only moment of celebration. Baljit Sahni was sent off in the second half and Bengaluru capitalised on the extra man advantage to break down the Pune defence.
Forward Miku scored his fifth and sixth goals of the season before skipper Sunil Chhetri rounded off the maximum points with the team's third.
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FC Goa just cannot stop scoring! The Sergio Lobera coached side has now scored 18 goals in the five matches it has played so far, and sits pretty at the top of the table thanks to its superior goal difference.
On Saturday, Delhi Dynamos gave a good account of itself for most of the match but still ended up being on the wrong side of a Goan five-star display. Goa's usual suspects Ferran Corominas and Manuel Lanzarote got on the scoresheet before Kalu Uche pulled one back for Delhi.
Gabriel Cichero was given the marching orders three minutes later and that signalled the end of any hope of a Delhi comeback. A three goal spurt in the space of five minutes added gloss to Goa's dominant display.
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Bengaluru FC 1-2 Chennaiyin FC Dhanpal Ganesh Thapa Mailson
A match which was built-up as the 'Southern Derby' due to the regional and the socio-political conflicts between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the match more than just lived up to its hype on the night.
Chennaiyin's Jeje Lalpekhlua slotted the opener in the fifth minute after some calamitous defending from the home side inside its own box, as the away team was content on soaking the host's attacks. This aided in stopping the rhythm in Bengaluru's play.
The Blues, however, finally managed to breach the CFC back-line through Sunil Chhetri's strike in the 85th minute. But the headlines went to Chennai's local talent Dhanpal Ganesh, as the lanky defensive midfielder rose highest to head home the winner at the death.
The final whistle saw both teams involved in a melee and that only added to the drama of the occasion.
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Mumbai City FC 0-1 ATK Robin Singh
Defending champion ATK recorded its first win as it edged out Mumbai City at the Mumbai Football Arena on Sunday. Robbie Keane, who started his first game of the season, and Zequinha were excellent on the night, as they combined to create the winner for Robin Singh in the 54th minute.
ATK expertly saw off Mumbai's forward line as it held onto a narrow win to move away from the foot of the table.
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