Atlético de Kolkata defeated Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 in the final match of First Hero Indian Super League. Mohammed Rafique’s headed goal from a corner kick in the fourth minute of added time sealed the historical win for the Kolkata.
The Atletico de Kolkata team is co-owned by Sourav Ganguly and the Kerala Blasters FC in co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar. The teams qualified for Semi Finals are Chennai, Goa, Kerala and Kolkata.
ISL is bankrolled by India’s Reliance Industries, Rupert Murdoch’s Star India and sports management group IMG. The ISL has also attracted players including Italian World Cup winners Alessandro Del Piero and Marco Materazzi and former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires.