We can find positives even in the heartbreaking loss and let's thank Vukomanovic and his boys for the joy and exhilarating moments they had given on the football field during the past five months.
Head coach Ivan Vukomanovic has played a stellar role in scripting a stunning turnaround in his first season in charge of the Kochi-based side.
Goalkeeper Laxmikant Kattimani did the star turn as he saved three penalties in the shootout.
Blasters' head coach Vukomanovic reckoned that the final is the "easiest" to play because players are motivated and prepared.
Blasters will take on Hyderabad FC in Sunday's final and spectators have been allowed for the showdown.
Hyderabad had won the first leg 3-1 through goals from Bartholomew Ogbeche, Yasir Mohammad and Javier Siverio.
Apart from the 10 teams, Blasters had to battle it out against the COVID-19 pandemic and controversial refereeing.
Blasters beat Jamshedpur FC 2-1 on aggregate in the semifinals. This is the third time lasters are entering the final. They were runners-up in the inaugural season in 2014 and in 2016.
Blasters won 1-0 in the first leg, riding on a Sahal Abdul Samad goal.
The two teams will go up against each other again on Wednesday for the second leg with ATKMB needing to find the back of the net at least twice to stand a chance of advancing to their second successive summit clash.