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Atletico beat Chennaiyin to jump to second place in ISL

Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) came back from being a goal down to win 2-1 against Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Salt Lake stadium here on Wednesday.

A 27th minute strike from Brazilian midfielder Raphael Augusto was cancelled out by ATK’s Sameehg Doutie in added time of first half. Then it was Canadian marksman Iain Hume who found the winner for the hosts in the 63rd minute guiding home a Doutie cross.

With the win, Atletico now climb up to the second spot in the league table with 17 points from 11 games whereas Chennaiyin are still languishing at the bottom of the table with 10 points from 10 matches.

The contest lacked pace from the beginning. Both sides tried controlling the midfield but some poor passing led to the attacks getting nipped in the bud. It was a comedy of errors which resulted in the first goal for the visitors as Brazilian midfielder Augusto was first tackled by Tiri but he got up quickly and chased the ball. He then evaded a tackle from Augustine and then skipped past a diving Arnab Mondal before slotting the ball in.

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