Social Buzz: Fans and stars align to toast ATK’s Hero ISL 2019-20 triumph

ATK FC scripted history on Saturday as they overcame a spirited Chennaiyin FC 3-1 in the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2019-20 final and secured their third Hero ISL trophy. With the win, the Kolkata-based club also earned the exclusive rights to calling themselves 'the most successful club in Hero ISL history' after sharing the perch alongside two-time champions Chennaiyin for the past two years.

It was also a moment to savour for the club and its passionate fans, who, for the last two seasons, have had to face back-to-back disappointments after finishing outside the top four. After the match and wholehearted celebrations at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa, the jubilations poured over onto social media, with ATK players sharing their delight with the win.

Agustin Iniguez, who was an integral part of the ATK squad for the majority of the season but missed the final few games of the campaign due to family reasons, also took to social media to celebrate the win with his teammates.

The players’ families and closed ones joined in for the joyous occasion.

Ex ATK stars like Iain Hume, Jakub Podany and Borja Fernandez also left congratulatory notes for their former team.

Congratulations poured in from prominent personalities, including India head coach Igor Stimac, his predecessor Stephen Constantine, the honourable West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood star and Chennaiyin FC co-owner Abhishek Bachchan, and others, as well.

Pundits and players from rival teams, too, shared their wishes.

The biggest reaction, however, was from the fans, who went wild with the celebrations on Twitter.

Read the full Match Report here.

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