Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) head coach Jose Molina will look to emulate former coach Antonio Habas in winning the Indian Super League (ISL) title in the first attempt, while Steve Coppell will try and satiate Kerala Blasters' ambitions of exacting revenge and clinching the first crown in the summit clash.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="et" dir="ltr">37' GOOAAALLLL! Super header by <a href="https://twitter.com/_MohammedRAFI">@_MohammedRAFI</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KBFC?src=hash">#KBFC</a> 1-0 Kolkata <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/KERvATK?src=hash">#KERvATK</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/YellowMeinKhelo?src=hash">#YellowMeinKhelo</a> <a href="https://t.co/YIwRfetMc0">pic.twitter.com/YIwRfetMc0</a></p>— Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters) <a href="https://twitter.com/KeralaBlasters/status/810488196429647873">December 18, 2016</a></blockquote>
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While Kerala will have the massive home support at the Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium in their favour, Kolkata have history strongly backing them.
Since November 21, two years back, the hosts have never beaten ATK with the final in the same year, which happened to be ISL's first edition, crowning the Kolkata outfit in glory and shoving the southern side to the backwaters.
14 Aug, 2019 | India in West Indies WI vs IND 240/735.0 overs 256/432.3 oversIndia beat West Indies by 6 wickets (D/L method)
14 - 18 Aug, 2019 | The Ashes ENG vs AUS 258/1077.1 overs 250/1094.3 oversEngland drew with Australia
14 - 18 Aug, 2019 | New Zealand in Sri Lanka NZ vs SL 249/1083.2 overs 267/1093.2 oversSri Lanka beat New Zealand by 6 wickets
11 Aug, 2019 | India in West Indies IND vs WI 279/750.0 overs 210/1042.0 oversIndia beat West Indies by 59 runs (D/L method)
08 Aug, 2019 | India in West Indies WI vs IND 54/113.0 overs /oversMatch Abandoned