24.10.2016: FC GOA 1-2 KERALA BLASTERS - FT
FCG : Julio Cesar 24'
KER : Md. Rafi 46', Belfort 84'
MOM : Kervens Belfort -KERALA
CLUB AWARD : Kerala Blasters
SWIFT MOMENT OF THE MATCH : Subhasish Roy Chowdhury - GOA
FITTEST PLAYER OF THE MATCH : Josu Currais - KERALA
WINNING PASS AWARD : Mohammed Rafique - KERALA
Emerging Player Keenan Almeida - GOA
FCG : Subhasish, Dumas, Raju, Arnolin, Keenan, Goncalves, Pratesh, Richarlyson, Joffre , Robin Singh, Julio Cesar.
KER : Sandip, Hengbart, Hughes, Sandesh, Josu, Mehtab, Mahamat, Rafique, Belfort, Michael Chopra, Rafi.
ISL PRESS RELEASE : Kerala Blasters FC came from behind to beat FC Goa 2-1 in their 2016 Hero Indian Super League match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Monday. Goa made a positive start with a Julio Cesar goal in the 24th minute. Second half strikes by Mohammed Rafi and Kervens Belfort capped off a superb comeback by Kerala as they registered their first away win of the season in front of more than 18,000 fans.
It took 10 minutes for the first shot on goal, which went Kerala’s way after a mazy run by Belfort saw the Haitian dance past the Goan defence before getting a shot away from outside the box. Gaurs custodian Subhasish Roy Chowdhury was comfortably positioned in goal to make the save though.
Rafi then dragged a shot wide of goal in the 14th minute after a good lay-off by Belfort had set up the Indian striker on the edge of the box. Kerala’s failure to make their early pressure pay was punished by Goa 10 minutes later. A quality cross from the left by Richarlyson found Cesar in a good position at the far post. The Brazilian striker outjumped Josu Currais and rose highest to power in a header beyond a helpless Sandip Nandy in Kerala’s goal to make it 1-0 for the hosts.
Chowdhury was called into action again in the 35th minute when a Sandesh Jhingan flick-on from a Blasters free-kick looked goal-bound. The Goa shot-stopper, however, was alert to the danger and just managed to tip the ball over the crossbar for a corner to maintain his side’s 1-0 advantage at the break.
Kerala found their equaliser straight from the restart after Mehtab Hossain found Mohammed Rafique with space on the right. Rafique’s dangerous low cross across Goa’s six-yard box was met by Rafi’s left foot to make it 1-1.
Cesar went close to restoring Goa’s lead in the 54th minute with an effort from range that was fractions wide of Kerala’s goal. The Brazilian’s next attempt forced Nandy into a save nine minutes later after a powerful free-kick from far out required the Indian goalkeeper’s intervention low to his left.
The Blasters had a huge opportunity of scoring the winner when Michael Chopra found the ball at his feet in the 80th minute. His shot was expertly saved by Chowdhury in goal as the home support roared in approval. It turned out to be Chopra’s last involvement in the game as he had to be stretchered off the pitch soon.
The Gaurs started looking shaky in defence with the game approaching its climax. Gregory Arnolin almost scored an own goal in the 83rd minute when an attempted header back to Chowdhury struck the frame of Goa’s goal.
Belfort scored the winner a minute later for the men in yellow. The Haitian received a Josu pass on the left flank before driving at Goa’s defence and unleashing a thunderous effort from distance to make it 2-1 for Steve Coppell’s men.
The Gaurs pushed hard for an equaliser during the closing stages of the game but resolute and disciplined defending by the visitors saw them weather the storm and pick up their first three points on the road in Hero ISL 2016.
23.10.2016: PUNE CITY 1-1 CHENNAIYIN FC - FT
CFC : Jeje 28'
PFC : Jurdo 82'
M.O.M : Jeje Lalpekhlua - CHENNAI
CLUB AWARD : PUNE CITY and CHENNAIYIN FC
SWIFT MOMENT OF THE MATCH : Anibal Zurdo Rodriguez - CHENNAI
FITTEST PLAYER OF THE MATCH : Mehrajuddin Wadoo - CHENNAI
WINNING PASS OF THE MATCH : Jerry Lalrinzuala - CHENNAI
EMERGING PLAYER : Narayan Das - PUNE
FCP : Edel Bete, Rahul, Ferreira, D.Ravanan, Narayan, Lucca, Sanju, Arata, Sissoko, Traore, Jesus
CFC : Duwayne, Riise, Sabia, Mehraj, Jerry, Mulder, Blasi, Hanghal, Jayesh, Jeje, Dudu.
ISL PRESS RELEASE : Pune City’s home woes in the Hero Indian Super League continued as they could only manage a 1-1 draw against Chennaiyin FC at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, Balewadi-Pune, on Sunday.
Chennaiyin FC arrived here on the back of two successive victories against FC Goa and NorthEast United and the defending champions appeared good enough to continue with their winning run, thanks to a stunning goal from Jeje Lalpekhlua in the 28th minute. Pune City, however, rescued a point late in the game after Anibal Rodriguez scored from a free-kick in the 82nd minute.
The draw left FC Pune City with just five points from their first five matches – four of them played at home – while Chennaiyin FC moved to the third spot with eight points.
The encounter was billed as the return of Pune coach Antonio Habas from a four-match suspension. The Spanish coach was at his dramatic best on the sidelines but at the other end, it was the inclusion of Jeje in the starting line-up for Chennaiyin FC that should have made heads turn. Jeje was in superb form last season scoring six goals but this year the goals had dried up. Coach Marco Materazzi relegated him to the bench for the last two matches but decided to throw him into the starting mix due to his excellent record against Pune.
Jeje has scored twice, including the winner when the two teams last met, against Pune and he was at it again on Sunday. A long ball from the left saw Jeje and Pune defender Eduardo Ferreira tussle for the ball. Jeje somehow managed to win that battle and he capped it all with a stunning lob after seeing star goalkeeper Edel Bete out of position. Bete tried to backtrack and rescue the situation but Jeje had just enough power to carry the ball into the goal.
Chennaiyin FC were extremely disciplined at the back, allowing very little room for Pune to have a clear look at the goal. The only time Pune managed to test their rivals was from a distance as Jonatan Lucca and Jesus Tato’s efforts sailed just wide of the target.
In the second session, Chennaiyin FC had great chance to kill the match. In the 48th minute, defender Eli Sabia’s long ball was picked up by Dudu Omagbemi and his close range shot was parried away by Edel Bete. The rebound fell kindly for Hans Mulder but, under pressure from Rahul Bheke, Mulder couldn’t give the finishing touches.
Just when it seemed Chennaiyin FC would become the first team in this edition of ISL to notch a hat-trick of victories, Pune scored the equaliser. It was a wonderfully taken free-kick from just outside the box by Anibal Rodriguez in the 82nd minute that finally overcame a resolute Chennaiyin defence and sailed past a diving Chennaiyin goalkeeper Duwayne Kerr.
Both teams share the Club Award as the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Anibal Zurdo Rodriguez wins the Swift Moment of the Match for his late equaliser. The Chennaiyin FC skipper, Mehrajuddin Wadoo wins the Amul Fittest Player of the Match. The 18 year old, Jerry Lalrinzuala is again amongst the awardees as he bags the Winning Pass of the Match Award. What a revelation he has been for his side. Narayan Das, who ran in all day long is declared as the Emerging Player of the Match. Last but not the least, the Hero of the Match Award goes to Jeje Lalpekhlua for his heroics in the first half.
22.10.2016: ATLETICO DE KOLKATA 1-0 DELHI DYNAMOS - ( FT )
ATK Hume (Pen-76')
MOM : Ian Hume - KOLKATA
CLUB AWARD : ATL KOLKATA
Swift Moment of the Match : Debjit Majumder - KOLKATA
Fittest Player of the Match : Lalrindika Ralte - KOLKATA
Winning Pass of the Match : Sameehg Doutie - KOLKATA
Emerging Player : Prabir Das - KOLKATA
ATK : Debjit, Prabir, Serono, Jose Luis, Pritam, Fernandez, Dika, Doutie, Bikramjit, Hume, Balencoso
DEL : Santana, Souvik, Rocha, Chinglensana, Lalchankima, Rupert, Milan, Tebar, Maluda, Marcelo, Gadze
90+4': FULL TIME SCORE : ATLETICO DE KOLKATA 1-0 DELHI DYNAMOS
90': 4 minutes added time
84': REPLACEMENT FOR ATK: Lara in Hyme out
82': 10 men ATK leading over Delhi Dynamos
80'; REPLACEMENT FOR DELHI : Bruno in Marcos out
80': ATLETICO DE KOLKATA 1-0 DELHI DYNAMOS
77': REPLACEMENT FOR ATK....Arnab in, Dika out
76'; GOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLL.........Hume converts the penalty
76': PENALTY FOR ATK.....Chinlensena trips Doutie inside the 18 yards
73': PENALTY MISSED ...... Marcelo shoots wide over the bar.
72': Penalty for Delhi...Sereno pushed Gadze from behind
72': RED CARD TO SERENO.....his second YELLOW CARD. ATK now 10 men.
69': REPLACEMENT FOR DELHI : Emerson in, Maluda out
64': A brilliant save by Debjit... he fisted an acrobatic volley by Rocha following a free kick from Maluda
61': Chance wasted by ATK.....Dika's push hit the bar following a pass from Doutie from the right
60': ATLETICO DE KOLKATA 0-0 DELHI DYNAMOS
57'; YELLOW CARD to Rocha .... he pushed Belencoso from behind
55': Both the teams are locked at goal less till now
46'; REPLACEMENT FOR ATK : Bikramjit out, Jewel in
46': Second session starts, ATK kicks off
HALF TIME SCORE : ATLETICO DE KOLKATA 0-0 DELHI DYNAMOS
45': 1 minute added time
38'; Balencoso's header missed by a whisker following a free cross pass from Doutie
36': YELLOW CARD TO Gadze he fouled Prabir,
35': YELLOW CARD to Sereno for arguing with the referee
34': A good attack by Delhi but Gadze's powerful shot saved by Debjit
32'; Fernandez heads straight to Santana following a cross pass from Dika from the left
30': ATLETICO DE KOLKATA 0-0 DELHI DYNAMOS
23': A save by Prabir from the goal line, he saved a push from Marcelo ,Debjit was beaten
18': Marcelo's free kick saved by Debjit in expense of a corner
17': Yellow Card to Bikramjit ,he fouled Milan dangerously
10': ATLETICO DE KOLKATA 0-0 DELHI DYNAMOS
6': Match are in slow pace as both the teams are yet to settle down
4': A good through pass by Hyme ,cleared by Santana .... Doutie was rushing inside
0': Match started Delhi kicks off
0': Both the teams are unbeaten so far in the tournament
21.10.2016: MUMBAI CITY FC 0-1 FC GOA (FT..)
FCG : Richarlyson 41'
MOM : Richarlyson Felisbino - FC GOA
Club award : FC GOA
Moment of the Match : Aiborlang Khongjee - MUNBAI
Fittest Player of the Match : Trindade Goncalves- FC GOA
Winning Pass Of the Match : Julio Cesar - FC GOA
Emerging Player of the Match : Raju Gaikwad - FC GOA
MCFC : Netto, Aibor, Ashutosh, Goian, L.Ralte, Vadocz, Pronay, Sony Norde, Matías Defederico, Rakesh, Forlan.
FCG : Subhasish, Dumas, Raju, Arnolin, Keenan, Goncalves, Pratesh, Richarlyson, Joffre Mateu Gonzalez, Julio Cesar, Robin.
ISL PRESS RELEASE : FC Goa breathed new life into their Hero Indian Super League campaign with a gritty 1-0 victory over Mumbai City FC at Mumbai Football Arena, on Friday.
FC Goa are still at the bottom of the league table despite pocketing their first win in five matches but the victory will give last year’s finalists side the confidence that they can soon climb up the table with two consecutive matches at home against Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos.
The win against Mumbai City was possible due to a super strike for Richarlyson Felisbino in the 41st minute. Once Goa took the lead they shut shop in the second session and ensured that they left the Mumbai Football Arena with full points.
Mumbai City welcomed back marquee player Diego Forlan into the starting eleven after he sat out of the last three matches with an injury. Joining the Uruguayan striker in the starting list was Rakesh Oram – an 18 year lad from Orissa making his debut .
FC Goa chief coach Zico on the other hand was forced to start with Julio Cesar with another Brazilian striker Rafael Coelho ruled out of the match. Prathesh Shirodkar stepped into the boots of the suspended Sanjay Balmuchu for the defensive midfield role.
Neither of the two teams could breach the rival defences in the first half an hour, or even create a worthy chance as both played safe. The best chance of the first 30 minutes was created by Goa midfielder Joffre Gonzalez in the 25th minute when he tried to pick up Julio Cesar but Mumbai defender Aibor Khongjee came up with a timely tackle to clear the ball for a corner.
Mumbai City didn’t trouble Goa much, although Sony Norde tried his best to put his skill and speed to good use on the left flank. The breakthrough for FC Goa came just before half-time from a dead ball situation. Sena Ralte had fouled Keenan Almeida just outside the box on the right in an encouraging position and Julio delivered a great ball inside the box for an unmarked Richarlyson to dart in and connect a half-volley that crashed into the top corner of the net.
Mumbai City hardly challenged FC Goa goalkeeper Subashish Choudhury. Forlan tried his luck from a distance and free-kicks but all his attempts were way off the mark. Once it became clear that Goa had a chance to walk away with full points, Goa shut the doors with a defensive approach. Zico opted to field former Brazil captain Lucio as a defensive cover for the last 10 minutes as Goa finally managed to taste victory.
20.10.2016 : NORTH EAST UNITED 0-1 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT..)
CFC : Succi 49'
MOM : Bernard Mendy - CHENNAI
CLUB Award : Chennaiyin FC
Swift Moment of the Match : Jerry Lalrinzuala - CHENNAI
Fittest Player of the Match Katsumi Yusa.- NORTH EAST
Winning pass Award Siam Hanghal - CHENNAI
Emerging Player of the Match Siam Hanghal - CHENNAI
CFC Karanjit, Mendy, Eli Sabia, Mehrajuddin, Jerry, Mulder, Hanghal, Augusto, Baljit, Succi, Peluso.
NEU : Subrata, Nirmal, Gustavo, Shouvik, Zokora, Koffi, Alfaro, Yusa, Borges, Holicharan, Velez.
ISL PRESS RELEASE : ISL PRESS RELEASE : Chennaiyin FC broke their Guwahati jinks with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over NorthEast United FC in an absorbing Hero Indian Super League clash at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, on Thursday.
Chennaiyin FC were the only team to neither score a goal in Guwahati nor secure a point at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium during the previous seasons of the ISL. Chennaiyin FC had also never defeated NorthEast United in four attempts, losing three of them. The defending champions, however, made everyone sit up and take notice with just one magical moment. It was provided by Davide Succi whose 49th minute winner was the difference between the two sides.
The win helped Chennaiyin FC jump to third place on the points table with seven points from four matches. Despite the loss today, NorthEast United are still perched at the top of the table however the gap could be narrowed now if Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos and Atletico de Kolkata win their next round match.
Chennaiyin FC had their Italian striker Succi to thank for winning them all three points. After a barren first session where Chennaiyin held the upper hand and created better chances, the Italian struck a magical winner in the 49th minute. A cross from Siam Hangal seemed like any other delivery inside the box but what followed left everyone dazed as Succi connected with a first-time side volley. The ball flew like a rocket and goalkeeper Subrata Paul could do nothing despite getting his hand to the ball.
Prior to kick-off, coach Marco Materazzi’s decision to leave marquee player John Arne Riise on the bench was the major talking point. Bernard Mendy returned at the back to captain the side and he never made anyone feel Riise’s absence with a Hero of the Match performance. His fine tackle to deny Emiliano Alfaro inside the danger zone was the best moment of the night.
NorthEast United FC lost their first match at home after winning the first two. Described by many as one of the best teams in the league, Nelo Vingada’s side couldn’t dictate terms during most part of the match, and even though they had their chances to take something out of the match, striker Emiliano Alfaro lacked the cutting edge upfront.
Chennaiyin FC had a couple of chances to open the account in the first 45 minutes. Hans Mulder missed a header from close range and Maurizio Peluso got the best out of goalkeeper Paul with a curling effort from just outside the box.
18.10.2016: DELHI DYNAMOS 3-3 MUMBAI CITY FC - FT..
MCFC : Vadocz 33', 38', Sony Norde 69'
DEL : Gatze 51', Badji 76', Marcelinho (Pen-81')
MOM : Richard Gadze -
Club Award : DELHI and MUMBAI
Emerging Player : Chinglesana Konsham Singh -DELHI
Winning Pass of the Match : Otacilio Brito Alves - MUMBAI
Fittest Player Award : Marcelo Leite Pereira - DELHI
Moment of the Match : Leo Costa - MUMBAI
DEL : Poirei, Niasse, Konsham Singh, Souvik, Addy, Moura, Milan, Malouda, Kean Lewis, Pereira, Gadze.
MUM : Netto, Aibor, Anwar, Goian, L.Ralte, Sehnaj, Vadocz, Costa, Pronay, Sony, Defederico.
ISL RESS RELEASE : Delhi Dynamos FC fought back from a two-goal deficit twice to hold Mumbai City FC 3-3 and maintain their unbeaten record in the Hero Indian Super League at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi, on Tuesday.
Mumbai City FC were coasting to what seemed like a comfortable night after taking a 2-0 lead at the breather through Krisztian Vadocz’s brace in the 33rd and 39th minute. The two goals in six minutes should have been enough for the visitors but Delhi Dynamos turned the screws in the second session.
Richard Gadze pulled a goal back in the 51st minute before Sony Norde made it 3-1 for Mumbai City with about 20 minutes still left to be played. Senegalese striker Badara Badji then threw a lifeline for Delhi Dynamos in the 76th minute and Marcelinho scored a penalty in the 81st minute to make it 3-3.
The draw left Delhi Dynamos in third place with six points from three matches while Mumbai City are placed second with eight points from five matches.
Delhi Dynamos were forced to introduce new defensive players in their set-up and they seemed to do well at the start, until Vadocz struck just after the half an hour mark. It was a gem of a goal as Leo Costa saw Vadocz make a superb run and split the defence with an exquisite pass which Vadocz met and sliced it past the onrushing goalkeeper Soram Poirei.
Before Delhi Dynamos recovered from that setback, they were down by two goals. This time it was a free-kick from Sony Norde which struck the crossbar and to the home team’s misfortune, rebounded for Vadocz to head home.
In the second session, Delhi Dynamos clawed their way back through Gadze. It was Florent Malouda who sent a ball through for Marcelinho. The Brazilian had a chance to try his luck but he saw Gadze in the clear, passed to him and saw the ball being glided into the goal.
Mumbai City restored their two-goal advantage in the 69th minute through another brilliant goal. Norde played a delightful one-two with Cafu, who lifted the ball over the defence, allowing Norde to slam the ball inside the goal for his team’s third of the night.
It seemed curtains now for Delhi Dynamos. With time ticking out, Delhi Dynamos coach Gianluca Zambrotta made a substitution, introducing Badji. The substitute Senegalese striker immediately repaid his manager’s faith, giving finishing touches to a pass from Malouda and then it was all square in the 81st minute when Delhi won a penalty.
It was Gadze who was brought down by the Mumbai goalkeeper and Marcelinho stepped up to tie the match at 3-3 in a highly-entertaining clash.
17.10.2016: FC PUNE CITY 1-1 KERALA BLASTERS - FT
KER : Cedric Hengbart 3'
FCP : Sissoko 68'
MOM : Cendric Hengbart- KERALA
Club Award : PUNE and KERALA
Moment of the Match : Mohamed Sissoko - PUNE
Fittest Player of the Match : Mehtab Hossein - KERALA
Emerging Player : Dharmaraj Ravanan - PUNE
KER : Sandip, Sandesh, Hengbart, Hughes, Mahamat, Currais, Mehtab, Md Rafique, Rafi, Chopra, Nazon.
PFC : Edel Bete, Narayan, Rahul, D.Ravanan, Gouramangi, Lucca, Pitu, Arata, Sissoko, Traore, Jesus.
MATCH REPORT-ISL PRESS RELEASE : Pune City fought hard for their first point at home after a 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters in a Hero Indian Super League clash at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, Balewadi-Pune, on Monday. Cedric Hengbart scored the fastest goal of this season after he opened the account in the third minute itself but Pune marquee Mohamed Sissoko struck in the 68th minute to rescue a point for the hosts.
FC Pune City were forced into changes at the back after Eduardo Ferreira remained suspended for this match with a red card in the previous match. The choice to have an all-Indian back four was always going to be risky and the coaching staff of Pune were left wondering if they made the right choice after Kerala Blasters surged ahead very early in the game.
The visitors got a dream start through Hengbart who scored the fastest goal in this edition, timed at 2.12 minutes. A corner from Josu Currais was headed out of the danger zone by the Pune defenders. The ball, though, fell nicely for Azrack Mahamat, whose volley deflected of a defender and fell perfectly for an unmarked Hengbart and he made no mistake from close range to beat goalkeeper Edel Bete. Kerala Blasters, unlike their rivals, had towering foreign defenders at the back and they rarely allowed space for Pune to operate. Central defenders Aaron Hughes and Hengbart combined well, restricting the home side to half chances in the opening 45 minutes.
Most of the chances fell kindly for Dramane Traore. The first came in the 24th minute when a cross from Izumi Arata was missed completely by Hughes and fell at the feet of Traore. He only had to shoot past the goalkeeper but instead shot wide after needlessly delaying his attempt.Traore wasted another opportunity in the 40th minute when Jesus Tato provided an excellent delivery from the right but the header, under a challenge from Hengbart, sailed wide.
FC Pune City continued with their attacks in the second session, hunting for the equaliser and it was Traore who went close again. A weak back-pass from Josu was cleared just in time by goalkeeper Sandip Nandy before Traore could pounce on the opportunity. When Traore finally headed the ball inside the nets, he was flagged offside.
Pune, however, were not to be denied the equaliser in the 68th minute. A cross from Jonatan Lucca saw Sissoko take a shot at goal which deflected off Hughes and sneaked past the Kerala Blasters goalkeeper. The draw meant FC Pune City picked up their first point at home after losing two matches in a row. They now have four points from four matches, while Kerala Blasters have five points from five matches and are unbeaten in three games.