Tonight’s going to be a big big night for all ATK fans out there as their team, ATK will face off with FC Goa for a show of character having being humbled all throughout the ISL season. This will be a stern test and if they manage to come out triumphant, they might well go on to grab the title is what the fans and management would imagine as this tussle will be by far the toughest with no disrespect to the rest of the teams appearing in this inaugural Super Cup. This pre-quarterfinal clash will be played out in the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar, Odissa.
Its the battle of big names, certainly some quality players in the form of ISL-Golden Boot Winner, Ferran Corominas, his able partner in Manuel Lanzarote against the likes of ATK player-manager, Legend Robbie Keane,along with pocket dynamo,Mbatha & Portuguese sensation,Zequinha. Indian counterparts, Mandar Rao Desai, Pronoy Halder, Narayan Das face off with Jayesh Rane, Bipin Singh, Prabir Das. All this makes up for a good battle. ATK have all to prove and turn the tables upside down in this competition having had a sorry season till now. But under Robbie this team has shown glimpses of fire under their belly and have extracted positive results playing some quality aggressive football. They will continue to keep the Goa defense on the line and also Kattimani’s palms warmer than before as it is the only weakness Goa seem to have. Both sides have a prolific upfront force to bamboozle any defence, more so for the Gaurs. Jordi along with Anwar & Ashutosh need to stand tall tonight to prevent a strike early in a knockout game such as this.
ATK have already started planning for the next season and have almost finished forming up the core team, having done all that they will now hope to jerk up this season big time and make some news before ending it which is what the two-time ISL champions are known for, what say fans? It promises to be an exciting clash, we, the well wishers certainly hope for a good result.