Donegal's Carl McHugh scored on his Indian Super League debut with a spectacular volley for ATK.
Unfortunately, it was not enough as Kerala Blasters, came from behind to win 2-1 on Sunday in front of a crowd of over 36,000 supporters.
It was a magnificent goal from the Lettermacaward man, who joined the Indian Club from Motherwell on a two year contract.
ATK have their first home game on Friday when they play their first home game against Hyderabad.
The former Motherwell captain, struck for the first goal on six minutes, volleying home in style.
However, he was disappointed that they did not get something out of their first league game.
"I felt there were a lot of positives in the game for us. We created a lot of chances. We went 1-0 up and I think we should have had a penalty. Then the ref gave a penalty at the other end of the pitch and they scored a good goal. But I feel we had the better chances in the game.
Of the goal he said it was something that they had worked on in training. "I seen the ball falling from the sky and I wanted to get a good connection. And thankfully I struck it well and it went in and it was a good start for us," said McHugh, who said there was a very good atmosphere in the stadium.
Looking forward he said: "We have a lot to look forward to. We create chances and we are a very attacking team and if we play like that and take our chances, we have a good chance to win a lot of games as the season continues."