ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC: Chennai's Season Ends With a 1-1 Draw

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC: Nothing separates these two teams in the second half as the match ends in a 1-1 draw.

  • Updated: February 21, 2021, 9:42 PM IST

Highlights

Live Blog

Auto Refresh
21:43 (IST)

It was Chennaiyin FC 's last match of this season and it perfectly summed up their campaign. Following a bright first ten minutes in which they scored as well through Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev, they slowly lost the plot. Kerala Blasters equalised courtesy of Gary Hooper as the experienced campaigner made no mistake from the spot, netting his 200th career league goal after Deepak Tangri handled the ball inside the box. It was a cagey affair in the second half which saw Kerala slowly taking over the control. The side from Kochi continued to test the CFC resilience but failed to breach the CFC backline for the second time in the night. Chennai were reduced to 10 men after Enes Sipovic saw his second yellow of the night for a silly foul on Prashanth. There was no coming back from there for the Chennai based side as Kerala pounced on every opportunity but failed to get a second goal.

21:25 (IST)

FULL-TIME

KBFC 1-1 CFC

Points shared at the GMC Stadium as the match between Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC ends in a 1-1 draw. Chennai's ISL season 7 finishes with another draw.

21:22 (IST)

KBFC Chance

90+3' | Vicente Gomes jumps and heads the ball towards the goal but it is straight to Vishal Kaith.

21:20 (IST)

Brilliant Save

90' | Jessel shoots from distance and his effort was on target. But Vishal Kaith made a diving save to deny him the goal. 

21:19 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

KBFC Change

86' | Prasanth Karuthadathkuni OUT, Sahal Abdul Samad IN

21:19 (IST)

KBFC Chance

86' | Rahul KP's header is wide. He timed his jump perfectly to get a good connection with the ball but he fails to keep it on target. Another good ball there from KBFC right-back Lalruathhara

21:16 (IST)

84' | Advantage Kerala now. They are piling on the pressure on the CFC backline, however, they haven't been able to find that killer pass into the box tonight.

21:14 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

82' | Jakub Sylvestr OUT, Dhanpal Ganesh IN

21:13 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

81' | Bakary Kone OUT, Juande IN

21:10 (IST)

RED CARD

80' | Enes Sipovic gets his second yellow of the night, Chennai down to 10 men

21:09 (IST)

KBFC Chance

79' | KBFC breaks from the CFC corner. 

21:08 (IST)

78' | Good play there from Chennai, Anirudh Thapa finds Chhangte on the far side, the winger gets to the ball and curls in a ball. A KBFC defender heads it out for a corner

21:06 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

CFC Change

76' | Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev OUT, Isma IN

21:03 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

72' | Jordan Murray is booked for simulation

21:02 (IST)

68' | Brilliant run from Hooper before finding Murray in space with a diagonal pass. But the assistant puts his flag up for offside before he could take his shot. The replay shows he was onside.

20:58 (IST)

66' | Important save there by Vishal Kaith. That could have easily been Kerala's second goal there.

20:56 (IST)

65' | An evenly balanced so far in the second half. The stats are almost identical

Blog Image

20:53 (IST)

60'| That could have tested Albino there. Sylvestr played a defense splitting through ball for Chhangte there, however, the winger did not time his run

20:51 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

56' | Thoi Singh is the latest player to be booked for a foul on Rahul KP near the halfway line.

20:49 (IST)

54' | An early ball was played in for Sylvestr but was alert there and came off his line to catch the ball

20:46 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

51' | Deepak Tangri is booked by the referee.

20:40 (IST)

50 ' | Ambitious effort from Chhangte there. Edwin Vanspaul chips a ball over a KBFC player's head into the box, Chhangte chases that and hits it first time but it is nowhere near the target.

20:38 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

CFC Change

46' | Manuel Lanzarote OUT, Thoi Singh IN

20:35 (IST)

SECOND HALF

46' | Second half is underway

20:21 (IST)

HALF-TIME

KBFC 1-1 CFC

All square at the break between Kerala Blasters and Chennaiyin FC. CFC took the lead courtesy of Fatkhulo and Kerala equalised through a Gary Hooper penalty.

20:20 (IST)

45' | Anirudh Thapa concedes a free-kick near the halfway line mark.

20:18 (IST)

KBFC Chance

39' | Lalruatthara diverts Jeakson Singh's lobbed pass into the path of Gary Hooper, who is at the edge of the box. Hooper chips the ball first time knowing the keeper will be off his line. The ball floats over the crossbar though.

20:11 (IST)

38' | Kerala is winning the ball in the middle and finding their passes, however, they are failing play that killer pass inside the box.

20:09 (IST)

35' | Kerala Blasters are slowly finding their feet in the game. However, they are to create any decent chances from open play. The match is evenly poised in almost every aspect of the game.

20:07 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

31' | Chennaiyin FC's Enes Sipovic is the first player to be booked tonight.  

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC: Chennai's Season Ends With a 1-1 Draw

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Kerala Blasters vs Chennaiyin FC: It was Chennaiyin FC 's last match of this season and it perfectly summed up their campaign. Following a bright first ten minutes in which they scored as well through Fatkhulo Fatkhulloev, they slowly lost the plot. Kerala Blasters equalised courtesy of Gary Hooper as the experienced campaigner made no mistake from the spot, netting his 200th career league goal after Deepak Tangri handled the ball inside the box. It was a cagey affair in the second half which saw Kerala slowly taking over the control. The side from Kochi continued to test the CFC resilience but failed to breach the CFC backline for the second time in the night. Chennai were reduced to 10 men after Enes Sipovic saw his second yellow of the night for a silly foul on Prashanth. There was no coming back from there for the Chennai based side as Kerala pounced on every opportunity but failed to get a second goal. Indian Super League match number 102 was being played at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim.

ISL 2020-21 FULL COVERAGE |  ISL 2020-21 SCHEDULE  | ISL 2020-21 POINTS TABLE

Indian Super League match number 102 is being played at the GMC Stadium, Bambolim.

Kerala are without a win in their last six games. Their defence has let them down on many occasions. In those six games, Kerala conceded 12 goals. Interim coach Ishfaq Ahmed will be in charge of the side against Chennaiyin and stated that his team was motivated.

ISL 2020-21 FULL COVERAGE |  ISL 2020-21 SCHEDULE  | ISL 2020-21 POINTS TABLE

"It's a difficult situation that we are in now and there is not much time to change many things. But there are things we would like to improve," stated Ahmed

"The most important thing is that the boys are motivated. For me, it's everything to play for, pride and self-respect. I think they are up for these two matches," Ahmed added.

Meanwhile, luck hasn't been favouring Chennaiyin. They had every chance to break into the playoffs but coach Csaba Laszlo's side has been left without a win in their last eight games. What's more heartbreaking was they failed to win their previous two matches against FC Goa and NorthEast United after conceding two stoppage-time equalizers.

However, coach Laszlo had no complaints. "I am still proud of the team for many reasons. They showed character irrespective of the teams. Practically the team showed character but we lost two points against FC Goa and NorthEast," he said.

A win against Kerala Blasters wouldn't change anything for Chennaiyin, but the coach wants to get the result for the fans and the team.

"We want to show our fans, our club owners and everybody else that we want to win the game. We won the first game against Jamshedpur FC and we would like to win against Kerala in our last game."

Laszlo had a word of praise for the team members and rated them the best he has worked with so far in terms of harmony.

"I have been on many teams and this is my third continent but here we had so much harmony. we had bad moments and bad games and the players who were angry came up and encouraged others."

LIVE TV

Recommended For You

Photogallery

Loading