Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK went down to Premier League side Fulham FC in a friendly match played at the Pinatar Arena Football Centre in Murcia, Spain on Saturday.
A second half strike from 2014 FIFA World Cup winner André Schürrle secured Slaviša Jokanović’s side a 1-0 win against the two-time Indian Super League champions.
The Premiership side started with nine first team players and the match proved to be a good test for both sides. ATK and former India goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya kept the clean sheet for a long time, but he conceded a goal in the 72nd minute.
Harvey Elliott had a left-footed shot from the outside of the box parried behind for a corner before a fine strike from Germany international André Schürrle broke the deadlook.
Fulham FC 1-0 ATK
1-0 André Schürrle (72′)
Fabri (46′ Sergio Rico) – Denis Odoi, Alfie Mawson, Maxime Le Marchand (61′ Tyrese Francois), Joe Bryan – Luca De La Torre, Calum Chambers, Matt O’Riley – Luciano Vietto (46′ Harvey Elliott), Aboubakar Kamara, Floyd Ayité (61′ André Schürrle)
Arindam Bhattacharya – Aiborlang Khongjee, Andre Bikey (70′ Prabir Das), John Johnson, Sena Ralte (70′ Arnab Mondal) – Malsawmzuala, Gerson Vieira – Everton Santos (60′ Cavin Lobo), Manuel Lanzarote (60′ Sk Faiaz), Komal Thatal (46′ Jayesh Rane) – Kalu Uche (60′ Balwant Singh)
Debjit Majumder, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Avilash Paul