New Delhi: ATK Mohun Bagan (ATKMB) defeated Hyderabad FC (HFC) 4-3 in the penalty in the second leg of the second semi-final of the 2022-23 season of Indian Super League (ISL) on Monday at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.
With this win, ATKMB registered their place against Bengaluru FC in the final slated March 18 in Goa.
Remains goalless in regular time
The match entered the penalty round after the aggregate time of 90 minutes and extra time of 30 minutes remained goalless.
Penalty shoot-out stars
In the penalty shoot-out, Dimitri Petratos, Federico Gallego, Manvir Singh and Pritam Kotal netted the ball on target for ATKMB. Meanwhile, Joao Victor, Rohit Danu and Reagan Singh scored for Hyderabad FC.
ATKMB goalkeeper Vishal Kaith successfully saved the attempt from Hyderabad’s forward Javier Siverio, and Bartholomew Ogbeche, who hit the upright. While Brendan Hamill missed the only shot for ATKMB.
The regular time witnessed a defensive contest, where both teams failed to score a goal.
ATK Mohun Bagan enjoyed a slight edge in the opening session, but the opposition goal remained largely untroubled as Hyderabad kept a compact defence.
— ATK Mohun Bagan FC (@atkmohunbaganfc) March 13, 2023
Game report card
ATKMB had its best chance in the 22nd minute when Manvir Singh showed impressive skill to clear his markers and fired a powerful shot from the edge of the box. The left-footed attempt beat the Hyderabad goalkeeper Gurmeet Singh but deflected off the crossbar. Hyderabad had its own share of attacking spells, but they petered out soon as the home defence stuck to its task.
The change came from both sides with few substitutions but they failed to change the scoreboard. Both sides mostly relied on their defenders to keep the match goalless. ATKMB could have got the lead in the 57th minute, but Gurmeet made a valiant save to deny Hugo Boumous, who made a nice attempt with a side-footed volley from an Asish Rai cross. Carl McHugh had a clear chance off a corner in the last minute, but the Irish midfielder could not keep his header on target.
The resultant extra time failed to break the deadlock as the host kept attacking without much avail against some good defending by HFC.