ISL 2021-22 ALL RESULT: KERALA BLASTERS ( BELOW)
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MATCH-62 : 16.01.22 : KERALA BLASTERS FC VS MUMBAI CITY FC (TILAK MAIDAN STADIUM)
MATCH POSTPONED BY ISL, WILL BE RESCHUDULE ON A LATER DATE
MATCH-58 : 12.01.22 : ODISHA FC 0-2 KERALA BLASTERS FC ( FT)
KBFC : Nishu Kumar 28', Harmanjot Khabra 40'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Harmanjot Khabra (KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS FC.
OFC : Arshdeep Singh, Victor Mongil (C), Hector Ramirez, Javier Hernandez, Nandhakumar Sekar, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Hendry Antonay, Sahil Panwar, Lalruatthara, Isaac Chhakchhuak, Liridon Krasniqi
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Enes Sipovic, Ruivah Hormipam, Nishu Kumar, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna (C), Jeakson Singh, Jorge Diaz, Alvaro Vazquez.
REFEREE: : Senthil Nathan S
It was a case of yet another night ending with a new leader atop the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) standings. Kerala Blasters FC romped home to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Odisha FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Wednesday.
Nishu Kumar (28th) and Harmanjot Khabra (40th) netted first-half goals to keep the Kerala juggernaut rolling. Kerala now have 20 points from 11 games while Odisha, who remain in eighth place, have 13 in their kitty from 10 matches.
Kerala looked the far better side from the off, stringing together a series of passes in the sixth minute to show early intent.
Odisha got a chance to take the lead in the 26th minute when against the run of play Javi Hernandez forced Prabhsukhan Gill into a good save from a snapshot. Two minutes later, Kerala nosed ahead. It was a piece of individual brilliance from Nishu Kumar who sent a curling effort into the top right corner from just outside the box after Adrian Luna set him up beautifully.
Kerala doubled their lead five minutes to halftime, Luna involved again as he swung in a delectable corner for Khabra to head in. Odisha tried to up the ante in the second half but Gill was in top form as he pulled off a brilliant save to deny Jonathas Cristian after the hour-mark.
Jonathas got another chance to pull one back when Jerry Mawihmingthanga sent a crisp ball for him in the box but his header fizzed over the bar. Javi also got a free kick from a good position but his effort sailed over.
MATCH-55 : 09.01.22 : KERALA BLASTERS 1-0 HYDERABAD FC (FT.)
KBFC : Alvaro Vazquez 41'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Alvaro Vazquez (KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS..
HFC : Laxmikant Kattimani, Asish Rai, Chinglensana Singh, Juanan, Akash Mishra, Joao Victor (C), Hitesh Sharma, Nikhil Poojary, Edu Garcia, Aniket Jadhav, Bartholomew Ogbeche.
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Ruivah Hormipam, Marko Leskovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad, Jeakson Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Adrian Luna, Alvaro Vazquez, Jorge Diaz.
REFEREE: Pranjal Banerjee
Kerala Blasters brought Hyderabad FC's unbeaten run to an end and jumped to the top of the table with a 1-0 win in the Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday.
Alvaro Vazquez (42nd) scored a first-half goal which eventually proved to be the winner as Kerala stretched their unbeaten streak to nine games, moving to the top of the points table with a better goal difference than Mumbai City FC, both being on 17 points from 10 games. This was the first time they went top of the Hero ISL table, for the first time since the last seven years.
Hyderabad, on the other hand, saw their eight-game unbeaten run come to an end as they dropped to the third in the table having 16 points from 10 matches.
Hyderabad had a chance to take the lead early on when Edu Garcia's free-kick was deflected onto the crossbar by Prabhsukhan Gill after the ball was curled expertly over the wall. Bartholomew Ogbeche was shown his fourth yellow card in the next minute, meaning he will miss the next match.
Kattimani pulled off a brilliant save in the 24th minute to deny Jorge Diaz as Kerala kept knocking on the door. As the match progressed, both teams tried to carve open a clear-cut chance before Vazquez helped the yellow shirts nose ahead. A long throw-in was met by Sahal Abdul Samad who flicked it behind in the danger area where Vazquez struck a sweet volley to beat the keeper all ends up.
Hyderabad came close through Ogbeche on the cusp of halftime but the Nigerian shot wide. In the second period, Hyderabad tried to up the ante but failed to muster any real opportunity in front of goal barring one where Kerala skipper Jessel Carneiro kept his side in the lead with a goalline clearance.
MATCH-46 : 02.01.22 : KERALA BLASTERS FC 2-2 FC GOA (FT)
KBFC: JEAKSON SINGH (10'), ADRIAN LUNA (20')
FCG: JORGE ORTIZ (24'), EDU BEDIA (38')
HERO OF THE MATCH : JORGE ORTIZ (FCG)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS FC AND FC GOA
KBFC: Prabhsukhan Gill , Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Jessel Carneiro (C), Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Jorge Diaz, Bijoy V, Marko Leskovic and Alvaro Vazquez.
FCG: Dheeraj Moirangthem , Jorge Ortiz, Dylan Fox, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia (C), Ivan Gonzalez, Glan Martins, Aiban Dohling, Devendra Murgaonkar and Muhammed Nemil.
Adrian Luna's stunning goal could not ensure Kerala Blasters FC a win as FC Goa fought back in a rip-roaring Hero Indian Super League game which ended 2-2 at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here on Sunday.
Jeakson Singh (10th) opened the scoring for the Blasters with Luna scoring a wondergoal in the 20th minute. Kerala looked on top before Goa came back to first make it 2-1 riding a Jorge Ortiz (24th) strike before Edu Bedia scored from the corner in the 38th minute.
Kerala were off to a perfect start, nosing ahead in just 10 minutes after Luna swung in a delectable corner for Jeakson to head home. The yellow shirts dominated proceedings thereafer with Glan Martins smashing a volley from long just over, against the run of the play.
Kerala went 2-0 soon after, Luna showing his brilliance this time. The Uruguayan was given space on the left inside channel and the 29-year old made merry, getting the ball to dip past the keeper from 30 yards out. The ball hit the post and went in leaving Dheeraj Moirangthem with no chance to keep it out.
Pegged back twice in quick succession, Goa picked themselves up riding Ortiz's strike. The Spaniard received a ball from Saviour Gama, turned sharply and fired home past Prabhsukhan Singh Gill who was beaten at his near post.
Kerala came close to making it 3-1 near the halftime whistle when Sahal Abdul Samad shot over the bar from a Alvaro Vazquez cross. Goa drew level from the next attack, and it was Edu Bedia who got in the act curling in an exquisite corner that went in leaving Gill high and dry.
A frantic first half came to an end with both sides level at 2-2. In the second period, both teams showed caution as chances were few and far between. Three times to the final whistle, Edu Bedia's effort from a free-kick came off the crossbar much to Goa's dismay as the match ended as it started with both teams sharing the spoils
MATcH-41 : 26.12.21 : KERALA BLASTERS FC 1-1 JAMSHEDPUR FC (FT)
JFC Greg Stewart 13'
KBFC : Sahal Abdul Samad 26'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Greg Stewart ( JFC)
CLUB AWARD : JAMSHEDPUR FC AND KERALA BLASTERS
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Ruivah Hormipam, Marko Leskovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad, Jeakson Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Adrian Luna, Alvaro Vazquez and Jorge Diaz.
JFC :TP Rehenesh, Laldinliana Renthlei, Narender Gahlot, Peter Hartley (C), Ricky Lallawmawma, Ritwik Das, Jitendra Singh, Alexandre Lima, Boris Singh, Greg Stewart and Jordan Murray.
REFEREE : PRATIK MONDOL
Jamshedpur FC could not crown Greg Stewart's special goal with a victory as they had to share the spoils with Kerala Blasters in a 1-1 draw in the Hero Indian Super League at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday.
Stewart scored a stunning goal from a free kick in the 14th minute but his strike was cancelled out by Sahal Abdul Samad who scored a third successive goal in the 27th minute. Both teams looked for the winning goal but had to be content with a point in the end.
The result means Kerala Blasters are now third in the table with 13 points from eight matches while Jamshedpur are second, having the same number of points from eight games but ahead on goal scored.
Stewart showed early signs of continuing his purple patch with a wonderful first touch to receive a ball on the edge of the box but the Scottish forward's attempt went wide of goal. Minutes later, the 31-year old scored an incredible goal from a free-kick after Boris Singh was hacked down by Harmanjot Khabra on the inside left channel.
At halftime, both teams went into the break with the scores level. Soon after the restart, Stewart picked up a yellow card for a challenge on Khabra and at the other end Vazquez's delicious chip came off the crossbar after Hartley uncharacteristically failed to clear the ball.
Both sides upped the ante and it was end to end stuff in the last half hour or so. Vazquez forced Rehenesh into action with a low shot that went out for a corner while Jitendra Singh's volley from outside the box took a deflection and went straight to the keeper. There were chances for both teams in the dying minutes but it ended as it started.
MATCH-38 : 22.12.21 :KERALA BLASTERS FC 3-0 CHENNAIYIN FC (FT.)
KBFC : Jorge Diaz 6', Sahal Abdul Samad 38', Adian Luna 78'.
HERO OF THE MACH : Adrian Luna (KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Ruivah Hormipam, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Jessel Carneiro (C), Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Jorge Diaz, Marko Leskovic, Alvaro Vazquez.
CFC : Vishal Kaith, Reagan Singh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Anirudh Thapa (C), Ariel Borysiuk, Mirlan Murzaev, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Narayan Das, Slavko Damjanovic, Germanpreet Singh and Vladimir Koman.
REFEREE : Crystal John
Kerala Blasters FC recorded an impressive second consecutive win in their 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League campaign after defeating Chennaiyin FC with a 3-0 scoreline at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday. The Yellow Army rise to third place in the points table while handing the Marina Machans their second defeat of the season, which sees them drop to sixth.
Jorge Pereyra Diaz (9’) gave KBFC the lead by scoring his third goal of the campaign prior to Sahal Abdul Samad (38’) doubling the advantage before halftime. Adrian Luna (79’) then scored his first goal of the season to put the result beyond any doubt in the second half.
Jorge Diaz sent his team into an early lead after a lofted through ball found the striker in ample space behind CFC’s backline. His right-footed shot towards the bottom left corner gave no chance to Vishal Kaith to make a save. Prabhsukhan Gill was called into action just before the half-hour mark who made a brilliant right-handed save to keep away a header from his own defender. Germanpreet Singh had a fabulous opportunity to score the equaliser just before the drinks break but his shot from roughly 12-yards out went wide to the shock of his teammates.
Sahal Abdul Samad then extended the lead by scoring from inside the box after a poor clearance from Kaith handed the ball to KBFC forwards in his own half. Sahal’s initial shot was blocked by Reagan Singh but the midfielder made no mistake with the rebound and calmly placed the ball in the back of the net. Vazquez then had the chance to score a third before halftime but he could not beat the goalkeeper from a one-on-one situation.
Salam Singh and Lukasz Gikiewicz were sent as halftime changes from Bozidar Bandovic to influence the game. Lalthathanga Khawlhring became the first player to get booked for a foul in the second half which was less eventful than the first. Despite sustained periods of pressure, CFC did not have a clear scoring opportunity until the second drinks break.
Post the resumption of the match, Adrian Luna opened his account with a powerful right-footed strike following a lack of communication amongst the CFC defenders. The Yellow Army remained in control of the match post the third goal and secured another three points with back-to-back 3-0 wins.
Kerala Blasters FC await the challenge of Jamshedpur FC in their next game at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. Chennaiyin FC on the other hand will get a week’s rest before their clash against Bengaluru FC at the same venue on Thursday.
MATCH-35 : 19.12.21 : MUMBAI CITY FC 0-3 KERALA BLASTERS FC (FT)
KBFC : Sahal Abdul Samad 27', Alvaro Vazquez 47', Pereyra (Pen 50')
RED CARD : Mourtada Fall ( 50'-MCFC)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Alvaro Vazquez.( KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS
MCFC : Mohammad Nawaz, Rahul Bheke, Amey Ranawade, Mourtada Fall (C), Mandar Dessai, Cassio Gabriel, Ahmed Jahouh, Lalengmawia, Vikram Singh, Igor Angulo, Bipin Singh.
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Ruivah Hormipam, Jessel Carneiro (C), Marko Leskovic, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Jorge Diaz, Alvaro Vazquez.
REFEREE : Pranjal Banerjee
Kerala Blasters gave 10-man Mumbai City FC a taste of their own medicine with a comprehensive 3-0 win in the Hero Indian Super League at the PJN Stadium in Fatorda on Sunday.
Sahal Abdul Samad (27th), Alvaro Vazquez (47th) and Jorge Pereyra Diaz (51st, penalty) got on the scoresheet for Kerala who moved to fifth in the points table with nine points from six games.
Mumbai remained top of the heap but the result means Hyderabad FC, Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC can now close the gap on the reigning champions. Mourtada Fall was given the marching orders in the second half to make matters worse for the Islanders.
Mumbai almost took the lead in the second minute when a Ahmed Jahouh pass found Cassio Gabriel whose effort was saved by Gill but only as far as the post before it was cleared. Igor Angulo got another chance three minutes later from a Mandar Rao Dessai corner but his attempt was saved by the keeper.
It was end to end action as Vazquez saw his stinging shot saved brilliantly by Mohammad Nawaz. Vazquez was at the heart of all Kerala moves as the Spaniard made some good off the ball runs and also found joy in the final third. Kerala looked the likelier side to score and they did close to halftime when Sahal volleyed a ferocious shot past Nawaz after being set up by Diaz.
It was more misery for the league leaders after halftime and Vazquez produced a moment of magic to start the fireworks. Jeakson Singh provided a lovely ball from the right side to Vazquez on the edge of the box and the 30-year old then smashed a sumptuous volley into the top corner with aplomb.
It got worse for Mumbai when they were reduced to 10 men when Mourtada Fall picked up a second yellow card and was sent off for a tackle on Diaz inside the box. Diaz stepped up and converted the spot-kick to make it 3-0 and take the game beyond Mumbai.
Mumbai got their chances to pull things back but Bipin Singh, Mehtab Singh and Raynier Fernandes saw their efforts fizz wide of target. Vazquez also got a chance to double his tally but could not keep his balance in front of goal.
MATCH 27: 12.12.21 : SC EAST BENGAL 1-1 KERALA BLASTERS FC (FT)
SCEB : Tomislav Marela 35'
KBFC : Alvaro Vazquez 44'
HERO OF THE MATCH : Adrian Luna ( KBFC)
CLUB AWARD : SC EAST BENGAL and KERALA BLASTERS.
SCEB : Sankar Roy, Tomislav Mrcela (C), Hira Mondal, Raju Gaikwad, Franjo Prce, Sourav Das, Lalrinliana Hnamte (Bikash Jairu-68'), Amarjit Kiyam (Wahengbam Luwang-68'), Antonio Perosevic, Thongkhosiem Haokip, Daniel Chukwu
KBFC : Prabhsukhan Gill, Enes Sipovic (Abdul Hakku-43'), Sandeep Singh (Nishu Kumar-61'), Jessel Carneiro (C), Marko Leskovic, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sahal Samad (Chencho Gyeltshen-46'), Adrian Luna, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni (Vincy Barretto-80'), Jeakson Singh, Alvaro Vazquez.
REFEREE : R Venkatesh
90': 5 MINUTE ADDED TIME.
70': SC EAST BENGAL 1-1 KERALA BLASTERS
45': 4 minute added time.
44': GOALLLL 1-1. Alvaro Vazquez equalized the score line with powerful right footer.
35': GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 1-0 for SC EAST BENGAL. Tomislav Marela brilliant header from long thro in of Raju Gaikawad.
23':Yellow Card to Amarjit Kiyam.
20':Sankar denied Perosevic with another fine save.
19':Marko Leskovic's free kick, went wide.
11': Yellow Card to Thongkhosiem Haokip for his foul to Enes Sipovic
8':Move through Antonio Perosevic, well intercepted by Kerala defence.
5':Sankar made a fine save to deny Kerala move.
SC East Bengal’s search for the first win in the ongoing Hero Indian Super League 2021-22 season continues as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Kerala Blasters FC at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Sunday. This was the third consecutive draw between these two teams in the ISL which extends SCEB’s winless streak to six games.
Tomislav Mrcela (37’) opened his account in the ISL by scoring with a header before Alvaro Vazquez (44’) equalised with a well taken shot just before halftime.
Alvaro Vazquez looked to have sent the Blasters into the lead but the referee reversed his decision and disallowed the goal as he blew his whistle before the striker had put the ball past the goalkeeper. Within minutes after that incident, Prabhsukhan Gill made a crucial save, keeping Antonio Perosevic at bay.
There was a dearth of scoring opportunities in the first half until Tomislav Mrcela found the back of the net with his head. The centre-back got on the end of a long throw from Raju Gaikwad and headed the ball past the keeper from close range. KBFC then lost their defender Enes Sipovic to an injury as he left the pitch disappointed and got replaced by Abdul Hakku.
With a couple of minutes to go to halftime, Vazquez's right footed shot from outside the box took a wicked deflection from Mrcela and went inside the back of the net, pulling the game back to equal terms. Thongkosiem Haokip and Amarjit Singh Kiyam received a yellow card each in the first half for poor challenges.
The second half got off to a cagey start with both teams cancelling each other out and struggling for momentum in the final third. Vazquez attempted a long-range shot late into the second half which was parried away by the goalkeeper. It was the last contribution from the Spaniard as Ivan Vukomanovic sent Jorge Diaz in his place from the bench.
A second goal was disallowed for the Yellow Army on the stroke of 89th minute after Diaz seemingly pushed a defender before heading a cross into the net. The contest ended without any goals in the second half and the points were shared between the two sides. SC East Bengal will face Khalid Jamil’s NorthEast United in their next fixture on Friday while Kerala Blasters FC has a tough meeting with reigning champions Mumbai City FC on Sunday.
MATCH-19: 05/12/2021 : KERALA BLASTERS FC 2-1 ODISHA FC (FT)
KBFC: ALVARO VAZQUEZ (62'),PRASANT KARUTHADATHKUNI (85')
OFC: NIKHIL RAJ (90+4')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Adrian Luna (KERALA BLASTERS)
CLUB AWARD : KERALA BLASTERS
KBFC: Albino Gomes (Prabhsukhan Gill), Enes Sipovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Marko Leskovic, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad (Prasanth Karuthadathkuni), Adrian Luna (Chencho Gyeltshen), Jeakson Singh, Vincy Barretto (Nishu Kumar), Alvaro Vazquez (Jorge Diaz)
OFC: Kamaljit Singh, Victor Mongil, Hector Ramirez (Liridon Krasniqi), Hendry Antonay, Lalruatthara, Javier Hernandez, Vinit Rai (C), Thoiba Singh (Gaurav Bora), Isak Vanlalruatfela (Isaac Chhakchhuak), Javier Hernandez (Nikhil Raj), Jerry Mawihmingthanga (Daniel Lalhlimpuia), Aridai Suarez.
REFEREE: R VENKATESH
Kerala Blasters registered their first win of the season as they beat Odisha FC 2-1 in the 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Sunday. Alvaro Vazquez (62nd) and substitute Prasanth Karuthadathkuni (85th) scored second-half goals to hand the yellow shirts their first victory in 11 months. For Odisha, Nikhil Raj -- in for Javi Hernandez -- pulled one back in second-half stoppage time.
Attacking Adrian Luna was brilliant throughout the game and was instrumental in both the goals. Courtesy the result, Kerala rise to sixth in the points table with five points from four games. Odisha, meanwhile, remain on third having six points from three outings.
Odisha got their first real chance in the 12th minute when Aridai Cabrera bombed down the left flank and set Javi Hernandez up, but the Spaniard's effort fizzed over the bar. Kerala continued to have the upper hand as Thoiba Singh was booked for a challenge on Luna. Against the run of play, Javi almost scored with a long-range effort after spotting Albino Gomes standing well outside his line.
Moments after the water break, Vincy Barreto was marginally offside after being through on goal. For Odisha, who were kept under the cosh by Kerala, full back Hendry Antonay attempted an audacious long-ranger which dipped at the top right corner but Albino was on hand to parry the ball over the bar.
At halftime, both teams were level but the men in yellow bossed proceedings. The second half started in the same vein with Kerala ruling the roost. Sahal looked in great touch from the off, dancing his way past defenders inside the box only to be thwarted, but the ball fell kindly for Luna whose effort went wide of the bar.
Luna was in the thick of things again just after the hour mark, and this time his through ball found Vazquez who timed his run to perfection. The Spaniard ran 30 yards, rounded the keeper and put the ball in the back of the net.Three minutes after the goal, Kerala replaced Barretto with Nishu Kumar while Odisha threw in Gaurav Bora for Thoiba.
Vazquez could have doubled his and the team's tally in the 67th minute after being set up beautifully by Sahal, but his low effort was blocked by Kamaljit. Daniel Lalhlimpuia replaced Jerry Mawihmingthanga as Odisha looked for an equaliser.
Kerala suffered a setback when Albino went down after taking the goal kick and had to be taken off. India U-23 custodian Prabhsukhan Gill replaced him as Sahal also went off after a stellar show, with Prasanth Karuthadathkuni replacing the national team midfielder.
Midfielder Prasanth's moment to saviour came five minutes to the final whistle when he dinked a perfectly weighed Luna ball past the keeper after a lovely run off the Uruguayan. Raj scored a late goal for Odisha but it did not matter in the end.
Midfielder Prasanth's moment to saviour came five minutes to the final whistle when he dinked a perfectly weighed Luna ball past the keeper after a lovely run off the Uruguayan. Raj scored a late goal for Odisha but it did not matter in the end.
MATCH-11: 28/11/2021 : BENGALURU FC - ( 1-1 ) - KERALA BLASTERS (FT)
BFC : Ashique Kuruniyan 84'
KBFC : Ashique Kuruniyan 88'(OG)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Harmanjot Khabra ( KERALA BLASTERS )
CLUB AWARD : BENGALURU FC and KERALA BLASTERS
BFC : Gurpreet Sandhu, Pratik Chowdhary, Alan Costa, Ashique Kuruniyan, Roshan Naorem, Bruno Silva, Suresh Wangjam, Iman Basafa, Udanta Singh, Cleiton Silva and Sunil Chhetri (C).
KBFC : Albino Gomes, Enes Sipovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Marko Leskovic, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Vincy Barretto and Alvaro Vazquez.
REFEREE : Pranjal Banerjee
In a matter of four minutes, Ashique Kuruniyan turned hero to villain as his goals at either end cancelled out for Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw in a 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) third-round game at the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim on Sunday.
Ashique Kuruniyan (84' and 88' OG) first scored for the Blues and then for the opposition. Bengaluru now have 4 points from 3 games but Blasters still remain winless.
Marco Pezzauioli, on the back of the 3-1 defeat at the hands of Odisha, brought in more creativity with Iman Basafa slotting into midfield. Cleiton Silva returned to lead the line. Blasters too had a couple of changes. Puitea featured alongside Jeakson Singh in a double-pivot role as Alvaro Vazquez replaced Jorge Pereyra Diaz.
Bengaluru remained on top with superior ball possession early on but Blasters had Jeakson Singh almost create a favourable chance under two minutes itself. Ashique Kuruniyan's pace kept former teammate Harmanjot Singh Khabra on check with Iman Basafa looking settled in dictating play from the centre of the pitch.
However, it was a battle of tactics with Indian youngsters making for good viewing. Vincy Barretto and Ashique were involved in an intense tussle on the wings. Bengaluru deployed the idea of stretching the game wide with Sunil Chhetri repeatedly threading the ball onto the flanks for Ashique and Udanta bombing down the channels.
On the other side, Sahal Abdul Samad showcased some slick moves to beat Roshan Singh and cross inside the box. But, Ashique was equally adept at defensive duties, clearing off the danger, in the 23rd minute. There were some clumsy attempts from both sides but neither was able to trouble the opposition goalkeeper too much in the first half.
It was a frantic ten minutes after the change of ends. Cleiton and Udanta combined well to keep Blasters anxious. First the Brazilian shot wide and then lobbed the ball high over the bar. Albino Gomes in fairness, had it covered. Roles were reversed as Cleiton then found Udanta who blazed the ball wide. Surprisingly, Sunil Chhetri was substituted off at the hour mark, without having any substantial impact on proceedings.
The last ten minutes defined the script of the game. Ashqiue found the ball on the edge of the box. After toying with Khabra, he shot on the angle and a spill from Albino Gomes saw the ball go into the net. Moments later, it was anti-climax. A cross from the left saw Leskovic pip goalwards but Ashique, instead of clearing, shot right into his own net.
MATCH-7: 25/11/2021 : NORTH EAST UNITED -( 0-0 ) - KERALA BLASTERS (90+3' :FT..)
HERO OF THE MATCH : Hernan Santana ( NORTH EAST UNITED)
CLUB AWARD : NORTH EAST UNITED AND KERALA BLASTERS.
KBFC : Albino Gomes, Enes Sipovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Marko Leskovic, Ayush Adhikari (Lalthathanga Khawlhring), Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad (Nishu Kumar), Adrian Luna (Chencho Gyeltshen), Jeakson Singh, Vincy Barretto (Prasanth Karuthadathkuni), Jorge Diaz (Alvaro Vazquez).
NEUFC : Subhasish Roy, Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar (Tondonba Singh), Khassa Camara, Hernan Santana (C), Pragyan Gogoi (Mohamed Irshad), Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Laldanmawia Ralte (Rochharzela), Deshorn Brown (Mathias Coureur) Lalkhawpuimawia (Manvir Singh).
After facing defeat by similar margins in their opening round game, NorthEast United FC and Kerala Blasters FC drew 0-0 as both teams were locked in an intense battle, in a 2021-22 Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Thursday.
Kerala would rue a great chance to earn full points, having to blame all but themselves for some shabby finishing, especially with a lacklustre display by NEUFC's forwards.
Ivan Vukomanovic handed young Vincy Barretto an ISL debut on the right wing as Enes Sipovic made his debut in yellow at the heart of defense. NorthEast United, also lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation dropped goalscorer from the last game, Mathias Coureur and opted for 24-year-old Australian centre-back Patrick Flottmann.
While neither side could carve out clear-cut chances in the opening exchanges, NorthEast did look threatening a couple of times. VP Suhair was the architect of Deshorn Brown and Khassa Camara getting half-chances to convert. The latter did slice a couple over the net from distance. However, the highlight remained a right-footed free-kick from Hernan Santana that went inches above after Enes Sipovic had brought down Deshorn on the run.
At the half-hour mark, Blasters captain Jessel Carneiro swung in a cross that ultimately found Adrian Luna. His chip over the defensive line had Jorge Diaz almost head in the opener of the night. Both teams remained compact in the first period as both sets of strikers found it incredibly tough to get going in the opposition half.
Five minutes into the second half, Sahal Abdul Samad missed a golden opportunity. Vincy blazed through the pitch after winning a second ball. He squared it into the box but with only the keeper to beat, Sahal grazed it wide.
Vincy kept trying hard to help his forwards but playmaker Adrian Luna was not clinical enough in the box. Both managers switched personnel with Alvaro Vazquez and Coureur arriving into the game for Blasters and NorthEast respectively. In a change of formation, Sahal was taken off for wing-back Nishu Kumar, returning after being sidelined for up to ten months through injury for the final quarter hour.
Kerala had their best chance of the night towards the final minutes courtesy a brilliant pass by Nishu but teammate Alvaro Vazquez could not finish a rather easy header thanks to a spectacular save by NEUFC goalkeeper Subhasish Roy Chowdhury. Both teams cancelled each other out, visibly frustrating both Jamil and Vukomanovic in an intense battle of tactics Blasters face arch-rivals Bengaluru next while NorthEast entertain Chennaiyin next week.
19-11-21 : ATK MOHUN BAGAN - ( 4-2 ) - KERALA BLASTERS (FT)
ATKMB: HUGO BOUMOUS (2',39'), ROY KRISHNA (25'), LISTON COLACO(49')
KBFC: SAHAL ABDUL SAMAD (23'), JORGE DIAZ (69')
HERO OF THE MATCH : Hugo Boumous(F-ATK MB)
CLUB AWARD : ATK MB
ATKMB : Amrinder Singh, Pritam Kotal, Subhasish Bose, Deepak Tangri, Carl McHugh, Lenny Rodrigues, Joni Kauko, Hugo Boumous, Manvir Singh, Roy Krishna, Liston Colaco.
KBFC :Albino Gomes, Marko Leskovic, Bijoy V, Jessel Carneiro, Harmonjit Khabra, Adrina Luna, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Rahul KP, Alvaro Vazquez, Jorge Diaz.
REFEREE :HARISH KUNDU
FULL TIME: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 4-2 KERALA BLASTERS FC
90+5': Referee blew the final whistle.
90': 5 minutes added time.
87': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Kiyan in, Krishna out.
84': A corner from the right by Luna claeraed away by ATKMB defense.
82': YELLOW CARD : to Deepak for rough play.
78': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Bidyananda in, Kauko out.
77': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Hugo out, Willams in.
76': REPLACEMENT KBFC: Chencho in Sahal out.
75': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 4-2 KERALA BLASTERS FC
73': Krishna's shot of a pass from Hugo went wide of the target.
69': GOALLLLLL. KBFC scored. JORGE DIAZ scored of a forward pass from Luna.
68': REPLACEMENT ATKMB: Prabir in, Liston out.
67': A cross from the left by Liston to Hugo, but Albino came out in time to save the situation.
66': REPLACEMENT KBFC: Khabra out, Sandeep in.
65': REPLACEMENT KBFC: Ayush in, Alvaro out.
63': Chance for ATKMB again..Krishna's shot saved by Albino and of the defection Manvir's shot hit the bar and went out.
60': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 4-1 KERALA BLASTERS FC
58': Prasanth and Diaz had a number of passes inside the ATKMB half, but McHugh claered the ball finally.
54': YELLOW CARD to Khabra, rough play against Liston.
53': Chance for KBFC..but Diaz shoots straight to Amrinder of a pass from Prasanth.
49': GOALLLLLL.. LISTON COLACO increased the lead(4-1). He lobs the ball at the far corner of a pass from Krishna.
48': A header from Marko of a freekick from the midfield saved by Amrinder.
46': Second session starts.
HALF TIME: ATK MOHUN BAGAN 3-1 KERALA BLASTERS FC
45+3': Referee blew his whistle for haf time.
45+2': Liston had a good run down the left got past two defenders but finally Bijay cleared the ball out of the danger zone.
45': 3 minutes added time.
42': ATKMB are in complete command now, leading against KBFC by 3-1 within 40 minutes of the match.
39': GOALLLLLLLL.. ATKMB increased the lead. Hugo received a pass from Krishna beat Bijay and places at the far corner.
36': YELLOW CARD : to McHugh rough tackel against Prasanth.
33': REPLACEMENT KBFC: Rahul out, Prasanth in
32': What a miss by Krishna, shoots wide from a close range of a defection of KBFC defence .
30': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 2-1 KERALA BLASTERS FC
26': GOALLLLLLL. ROY KRISNNA converts the penalty.
25': PENALTY FOR ATKMB..Albino pulls down Krishna inside the 18 yards.Krishna was about to place the ball in goal of a forward pass from Hugo. YELLOW CARD to Albino.
23': GOALLLLLLL.. KBFC equalised. Sahal Abdul Samad's powerful shot of a pass from Rahul from theright finds the target.
21': Hugo's free kick from deep inside the KBFC half dropped in front of Albino and went wide.
18': KBFC earned back to back corner but failed to create any opportunity.
16': A curling corner from Luna cleared by Subhasish.
15': ATK MOHUN BAGAN 1-0 KERALA BLASTERS FC
15': KBFC earned a freekick as Valskis was fouled by Manvir.
14': Manvir's header of a corner from Hugo went wide.
13': ATKMB earned a corner as Hugo was blocked by Sahal and the ball went over the goal line.
10': A forward pass from Valskis to Sahal just outside the 18 yards, but Manvir came down deep inside his own half to control the situation.
7': A cross from the right by Khabra but Valskis failed to touch the ball.
4': Khabra had a chance inside the 18 yards, but he was timely tacked by Deepak.
2': GOALLLLLLL.. ATKMB leading. HUGO BOUMOUS scored. Hugo tried to send a cross for Krishna of a corner. But the ball went straight inside the goal.
1': ATKMB earned a corner as Krishna was blocked Marco.
0': The inargual match of the 8th edition of ISL kicks of at Fatorda.
** Last years Runners-up ATK Mohun Bagan so far played 15 matches at the Fatorda Stadium and were unbeaten in 12 of those. On the other hand, Kerala Blasters FC played four matches and failed to register a win in each of them.
** Antonio Lopez Habas in his ISL four opening fixtures having won three of them. The only time he ended up on the losing side was incidentally against Kerala Blasters FC back in the 2019-20 season.
** HEAD TO HEAD
TOTAL MATCHES: 14
ATK MOHUN BAGAN WON: 5
KERALA BLASTERS WON: 4
ATK MOHUN BAGAN SCORED: 15 GOALS
KERALA BLASTERS SCORED: 16 GOALS
ATK MOHUN BAGAN TO FACE KERALA BLASTERS IN THE OPENING MATCH OF 8TH EDITION OF ISL
17.11.21: ATK Mohun Bagan are all set to clash against Kerala Blasters FC in the inargual match of the 8th edition of Indian Super League. The last years runners up ATK Mohun Bagan are reckoned as one of the toughest team out of the eleven participating teams in the competetion.
The footballers of ATK Mohun Bagan are concentrating mainly on the physical fitness and different formation of attack under Spanish coach, Antonio Habas since last few weeks at the Benaulim’s ground in Goa. The Spanish coach is preparing plan C with plans A and B and shall soon build a new strategy based on the readings of the opponent team.
Though Antonio Habas are yet to finalise the first eleven, but the team is being prepared to play with 3-5-2, 4-4-2, 3-5-1-1. Habas is preparing plan C with plans A and B and shall soon build a new strategy based on the readings of the opponent team. Antonio Habas believes in a team game and he is fully aware of the strength of his footballers.
The Mariners are charged up for a good start by defeating Kerala Blasters and start the tournament with a win.
While discussing regarding the strength of Kerala Blasters, the Spanish coach Antonio Habas said, "We absolutely respect the opponent in this case and last season, the season before that, and the season before that, we had to play the fixtures against Kerala. We don't have a lot of information about their quality because the deck he has, they have a new coach, new players but we have to analyse it to the individual profile of the players he has. But at all times, my morals in football are more important i.e. 85%, 80% for my team to perform its job and the rest 20% is my respect for the opponent."
Antonio Habas believes in team game. He said, "The key factor I think is that we have to build a team with an idea to grow as a group. There is the quality, the energy for winning. Obviously, we have to show our quality on the pitch too and it also depends on the players you have. Every season you have to adapt one proportion of football, sometimes more offensive, sometimes more defensive or mix, because you have to have the cold heart as a coach to analyse the player you have and after that you take a decision about what their behaviour is."