Roy Krishna scored in the 79th minute to give ATKMB a glimmer of hope but in the end, it was not enough for the finalists of last season as Hyderabad booked a final date with Kerala Blasters.
Hyderabad had won the first leg 3-1 through goals from Bartholomew Ogbeche, Yasir Mohammad and Javier Siverio.
Hyderabad head coach Manolo Marquez fielded the same team that won the first leg 3-1 while Juan Ferrando made a few changes to the ATKMB side from the last game with the ever-dependable centre-back Tiri being left out due to injury he picked up in the last game.
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HYDERABAD-FC Road To Finals: Coming to Hyderabad FC, it was a magical season for the Nizams starting from their efforts on the transfer market to their efforts on the field, they have been superb.
They brought in players who have already won the league or has experience and pedigree, especially among the foreigners.
Manolo Marquez got the likes of Bartholomew Ogbeche, Juanan, Edu Garcia and also scouted in young Spaniard Javier Siverio while Joel Chianese and Joao Victor remained from last season.
Hyderabad FC started their campaign with a 1-0 defeat against Chennaiyin FC but immediately rectified themselves with a 3-1 win against Mumbai City FC in the second fixutre.
They were pretty consistent throughout the season and after the middle phase, they took their position at the summit more seriously.
Some people even felt that if not for COVID-19 the Nizams would have beaten Jamshedpur FC and bagged the ISL Shield for themselves.
But that was not the case but they surely get their redemption by qualifying for the finals.
Kerala-Blasters Road to Finals: On the other hand, it has been a long and agonising wait for the trophy for the Kerala Blasters.
They defeated Shield Winners Jamshedpur FC in the semifinals to clinch their finals berth for the third time in their history.
This time they are convinced that the ISL trophy will go to Kochi as Ivan Vukomanovic’s men are in great touch and have been playing breathtaking football.
Therefore it promises to be a high voltage clash between two well-oiled teams.
The summit clash between the two first time finalists will be played at the PJN Stadium at Margao on Sunday.