Kochi, Dec 18: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly's Atletico de Kolkata defeated his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters in a thrilling final to clinch Indian Super League (ISL) 2016 title here on Sunday (December 18).
It was the second occasion in three editions of ISL when Kolkata bettered Kerela in the final to lift the trophy.
ATK defeated Kerala 4-3 on penalty shootout as the scores remained drawn 1-1 even after the extra time at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here.
With this win Atletico de Kolkata lifted the ISL crown for the second time in the short history of the home grown football league. ATK were the champions in the inaugural season of the ISL.
It was after two years when Sachin-led Kerala Blasters were outclassed by Sourav Ganguly's ATK, thus keeping the score between the two cricketing icons 0-2.
Here's how fans reacted on Twitter as Kolkata lifted the trophy twice in three years:
Indian Super League
Indian Super League congratulated Atletico de Kolkata.
Josemi congratulates ATK
This is how ATK footballer José Miguel González Rey, known as Josemi, congratulated the team.
This is how actor and Chennaiyin FC co-owner Abhishek Bachchan congratulated ATK.
This is how chief minister of West Bengal congratulated ATK.
This is how footballer David James congratulated ATK.
Telugu actor Allu Sirish congratulated ATK.
This is how sports journalist Ayaz Memon congratulated the champions ATK.