INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE - 2014 (MATCH REPORT)
ISL 2014: Kerala Blasters lost Chennaiyin Fc at home.
30.11.2014 : KERALA BLASERS --- 0-1
CHN : Bruno Pelissari 87'
KER : 70-James, 15-Jhingan, 16-Gurwinder, 32-Falvey, 3-McAllister, 23-Avinabo, 22-Romey, 25-Pearson, 12-Sabeeth, 10-Hume, 88-Milagre.
CHN : 1-Bracigliano, 2-Suárez, 5-Mendy, 27-Silvestre, 25-Dhanachandra, 18-Khabra, 99-Djemba-Djemba, 13-Denson, 8-Cristian, 17-Balwant, 12-Jeje.
CFC MEDIA RELEASE : POST MATCH PRESS MEET
(On the performance) : I was expecting a response from my players because I had told them before the game that a big team doesn't give two bad performances. I was delighted with their attitude throughout the game.
( On if anything could have been done better) : Of course, there is always room for improvement but we were patient today. I expected Kerala to press us early on but it was us who were pressing in the first 20 minutes. Then in the second half we took our one great chance with Bruno doing well after coming on.
( On almost qualifying for the semis ) : I am happy but we will look ahead to the final two league games now. Both are in front of our home crowd so we will respect that and try to give two more good performances
( On starting every game) : It feels great because it's not easy to get into this excellent Chennaiyin FC side. I get a lot of support from my teammates and the coaching staff. That gives me confidence to push myself even further every game.
( On being from Kerala and playing in Kerala ) : It was a wonderful experience. My family and friends came to watch. I am happy to be part of the team that is on top of the Indian Super League table.
Match End Chennaiyin FC beat Kerala Blasters to remain top of the table
87': GOOOOOAAAAALLLLL : Bruno Pelissari scored.
75': Score line 0-0 still.
58': No Score 0-0.
HT : SCORELINE : KERALA 0-0 CHENNAI
45': Sandip colloected an effort of Balwant.
44': FOUL - Avinabo fouled Jeje of Chennai.
35': SCORELINE : KERALA 0-0 CHENNAI
33': Foul - Avinabo Bag of Kerala fouled Djemba-Djemba.
27': Yellow Card to dhanachandra who fouled Avinabo of Kerala.
26': Foul - Balwant Sing of Chennai fouled Romey.
22': PLAYER CHANGE : KERALA - Keeper Sandip IN AND Keeper James OUT.
16': Foul - Hume fouled Djemba-Djemba of Chennai.
15': SCORELINE : KERALA 0-0 CHENNAI
15': BALL POSSESSION : 51% to Kerala.
9': FOUL : Khabra o Chennai fouled by Hume of Kerala.
1': Match starts.
CFC MEDIA RELEASE : PRE MATCH PRESS MEET
( On injuries) : We have the same injury problems like in the NorthEast United game. We don't have anybody back. Nesta will only be available for the last game in the league stage on December 9.
( On the morale of the squad after last defeat) : The morale is still very positive despite the defeat because no matter what we will be in the top two after 11 rounds. So I feel we have a very good chance of reaching the semis and would look for maximum points tomorrow.
( On if the Kerala crowd will be a factor) : I know they enjoy great support here and are unbeaten as well but we are a good team too so we would look to be at our best. Yes, Elano and Mendoza are big misses but Bruno has done well and we have other players also to step up.
( On playing against his home state Kerala) : Yes it will be nice to play in my home state but I am just focused on helping Chennaiyin FC claim all three points.
( On the experience of playing with famous international stars) : It is a good opportunity for all Indian players to learn from foreigners. We get to know how the top players take care of themselves both on and off the pitch. It is just great to be part of the ISL for me.
30.11.2014 : KERALA BLASERS --- 0-1--- CHENNAIYIN FC ( FT...)