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Atlético de Kolkata 3-4 Pinto: Jose Molina tastes defeat in Spain- 5 things we learned

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Jose Molina’s first game in charge of
Atlético de Kolkata brought his first defeat as his team lost 4-3 to lively Pinto side in El Espinar.

Atlético de Pinto’s high-pressing strategy paid dividends early on when
Manu Sanchez scored twice in the 18th & 19th Minutes Respectively.

ATK didn’t produce much at the other end and looked demoralised after slipping two behind and were soon even further behind.

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Atlético de Pinto walked off the field to a standing ovation after going 2-0 up at the break.

Molina made four changes at the break and tinkered with the back four again by adding Kingshuk Debnath to their defensive rearguard.

A brilliant comeback – not only in pure footballing terms, but also because of the stories that unfolded around it.

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1. Hélder Postiga failed to impress in striking audition.

2. Manu Sanchez would thrive in India

3. ATK light at the back?

4. Debjit had a day to forget

5. Doutie proved his worth to Molina

KEY MOMENTS

18 Goal! Atlético de Kolkata 0-1 Atlético de Pinto (Manu Sanchez)

19 Goal! Atlético de Kolkata 0-2 Atlético de Pinto ( Manu Sanchez)

55 Goal! Atlético de Kolkata 0-3 Atlético de Kolkata (Nino Ybarra)

66 Pentaly!

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66 Goal! Atlético de Kolkata 1-3 Atlético de Pinto (Javi Lara)

79 Goal!  Atlético de Kolkata 1-4 Atlético de Pinto (Dani Ramos)

82 Goal! Atlético de Kolkata 2-4 Atlético de Pinto (Juan Belencoso)

90 WHAT A GOAL! Atlético de Kolkata 3-4 Atlético de Pinto (Sameehg Doutie)

“We lost a close one today, but I am extremely proud of the guys and the way they never gave up,”

-José Molina, Head Coach of Atlético de Kolkata.