Roy Krishna scores, but Bengaluru loses the Indian Super League grand final to ATK Mohun Bagan

The Indian Super League grand final of the 2022/23 season was a thrilling and closely contested match between Bengaluru and ATK Mohun Bagan, played at Goa’s Fatorda Stadium. The Fijian super star Roy Krishna, who had previously played for ATK Mohun Bagan, put in a superb performance for his current club Bengaluru. However, it was not enough to secure the title for his team.

The match got off to an early start with Dimitri Petratos scoring from the penalty spot in the 15th minute to give ATK Mohun Bagan the lead. However, Bengaluru’s star player Sunil Chhetri managed to equalize also from the penalty spot in the first half, ensuring that the teams went into the break with the scoreline at 1-1.

In the second half, Roy Krishna stepped up and scored for Bengaluru in the 78th minute, putting them ahead in the game. However, another penalty was awarded to ATK Mohun Bagan in the 85th minute, which Petratos converted to level the scores once again.

Roy Krishna Roy Krishna plains his team defeat after the final whistle – ISL Media

Despite both teams creating several chances in the extra 30 minutes of football, the match remained deadlocked at 2-2. The title was ultimately decided in a nerve-wracking penalty shootout. Krishna managed to score his penalty for Bengaluru, but Bruno Ramires and Pablo Peréz missed their kicks, allowing ATK Mohun Bagan to win the shootout and clinch the Indian Super League title.

For Roy Krishna, it was a disappointing result as he had ended up as runners-up for the second time in the Indian Super League. Nonetheless, his performance in the final was exceptional, and he can take pride in his contribution to his team’s journey to the final. The match was a fitting end to an exciting season of Indian Super League football.


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