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Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters beat Atlético de Kolkata in season opener

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Former champions Atlético de Kolkata lost 2-0 to two-time runners-up Kerala Blasters in the opening match of the fifth Indian Super League (ISL) at the Saltlake Stadium here Saturday. Matej Poplatnik and Slavisia Stojanovic scored in the second half as Kerala scored only their second win over the Kolkata franchise, and first since the 2014 edition.

Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters beat Atlético de Kolkata in season opener
Tournament Director Nita Ambani receives a ball from Indian athlete Hima Das, as Kerala Blasters FC owner and Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachhan, Ateletico de Kolkata co-owners Sanjiv Goenka and Sourav Ganguly stand beside the trophy during the inauguration of Hero Indian Super League soccer tournament in Kolkata. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Ateletico de Kolkata's Pronay Halder takes an unsuccessful shot at goal as Kerala Blasters FC's defenders surround him. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Kerala Blasters FC's Dheeraj Singh holds the ball as Sandesh Jhingan and Ateletico de Kolkata's Everton Santos tussle. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Ateletico de Kolkata's John Johnson tries to score as Kerala Blasters FC's goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh jumps to stop the ball. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Ateletico de Kolkata's goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharja watch Kerala Blasters FC's players celebrate a goal. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
Kerala Blasters FC's CK Vineeth and Sena Ralte vie for a ball. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
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