ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa: 10-man Goa Hold Kerala to a 1-1 Draw

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa: 10-man FC Goa hold a resurgent Kerala Blasters to a 1-1 draw.

1st Half

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Match 110, GMC Stadium Bambolim, 28 Feb, 21 19:30

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21:26 (IST)

FULL-TIME

KBFC 1-1 FCG

10-man FC Goa hold a resurgent Kerala Blasters to a 1-1 draw, thus remain unbeaten against the Manjapada's for 8 games now.

21:22 (IST)

89' | Bakary Kone heads it backward! KBFC wins a free-kick in the middle of the park, a ball is floated in from there. Kone rises above his marker and gets a good connection with the ball but instead of goalwards, he heads it backwards. Puitea's ambitious effort ios wayward.

21:19 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

87' |  FC Goa goalkeeper Naveen Kumar is booked.

21:18 (IST)

KBFC Chance

85' | Goalkeeper comes out clear the ball but he miscues it. The ball falls for Gary Hooper, again he chooses to pass it instead of shooting. The 'keeper was off his line and there was just one defender, yet he passed the ball. His pass was wide and had a bit too much weight in it.

21:14 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

KBFC Change

80' | Sahal Abdul Samad OUT, Lalthathanga Khawlhring IN

21:12 (IST)

74' | Goa goalkeeper Naveen Kumar tries to find Mohamed Ali with a short pass. But there was no power on the ball. In an attempt to avert the danger, Ali kicks the ball out.

21:08 (IST)

KBFC Chance

71' | Sahal plays a tight cross for Gary Hooper who is in the middle of the FC Goa box. Instead of shooting, Hooper decides to pass it to an onrushing Sandeep Singh. But his pass was too weak.

21:04 (IST)

70' | Noguera's pass is intercepted by Rahul KP and he plays the ball to Gary Hooper, who cannot locate him with the reverse ball. 

21:01 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

FC Goa Change

69' | Alexander Jesuraj OUT, Aiban Dohling IN

20:56 (IST)

RED CARD

FC Goa are Down to 10 Men

65' | Ivan Gonzalez is off after seeing two yellow cards in space of seconds.

20:55 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

63' | KBFC's Jeakson Singh is booked by the referee. He will miss the next game.

20:55 (IST)

FC GOA Chance

 61' |  Inches away Angulo from scoring Goa's second. 

20:54 (IST)

60' | Bakary Kone plays a lobbed clearance for Sahalwho was in the middle of the park. The Indian midfielder, runs with the ball into FC Goa's half. Ivan Gonzalez slides into the challenge and dispossesses him. KBFC should have made better use of that.

20:48 (IST)

GOAL

KBFC 1-1 FCG

Kerala Blasters Equalise

57' | Rahul Kp runs in from behind to head in home the equaliser.

20:46 (IST)

KBFC Chance

49' | The subsequent corner is taken by Facundo Pereyra. He floats in a ball towards the far post. Bakaray Kone is there and rises above everyone, even the goalkeeper but could not control his header. IT goes over the bar.

20:44 (IST)

48' | Facundo Pereyra drills in a ball from the right flank into the box from a free-kick. His delivery is headed out but only as far as Sahal. He tries to shoot first time but he could not generate any power. FC Goa player rises and head the ball out.

20:40 (IST)

46' | Princeton Rebello receives the ball and plays it towards Alexander Jesuraj. Jesuraj crosses it and Ortiz heads it towards Igor Angulo. However, the ball is intercepted by a defender.

20:37 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

Second FC Goa Change

46' | Devendra Murgaokar OUT, Igor Angulo IN

20:35 (IST)

SECOND-HALF

46' | Action resumes at the GMC Stadium. Kerala would hope a repeat of their outing against Bengaluru here.

20:21 (IST)

HALF-TIME

KBFC 0-1 FCG

FC goa head into the break with their noses ahead. Jorge Ortiz scored the only goal of the match so far from a free-kick.

20:19 (IST)

GOAL DISALLOWED

40' | From a corner, a ball is delivered into the middle of the box. Bakary Kone gets his head to it but Naveen Kumar saves it, however, he fumbles it back to Kone, who somehow manages to put the ball on the back of the net. The goal was given at first but the assistant referee spotted Kone using his hand to score the goal, thus it was disallowed.

20:08 (IST)

YELLOW CARD

35' | Kerala Blasters player Rahul KP is the first player to be booked tonight. The card was shown for a foul from behind on Edu Bedia.

20:06 (IST)

29' | Seriton  gets the ball on the right flank and he looks to set off on a counter attack. A Blasters' player comes from behind and clatters him to the ground. T

19:58 (IST)

GOAL

FC Goa Take the Lead

25' | Jorge Ortiz give the Gaurs the lead from the free-kick. Albino should have done better there. The Gaurs won a free-kick on the right-hand side of Kerala Blasters goal, Ortiz stepped up and fired in goalwards. The ball on its way took the faintest of touch of Sahal's head. That touch was enough to beat Albino. 

19:57 (IST)

SUBSTITUTION

Forced substitution for FC Goa

25' | James Donachie OUT, Mohamed Ali IN

19:57 (IST)

FC Goa Chance

23' | Saviour Gama floats in a ball near the far post, Ortiz gets there and not only did he keep the ball in play but also played a good ball for Romario who was near Albino's near post. He tries to drag that goalwards but he gets a very faint connection. 

19:54 (IST)

FC Goa Chance

17' | FC Goa are enjoying the most of the ball, as expected. They play a number of short pass then Ortiz passes the ball to Noguera to the right flank. Noguera crosses the ball into the box Devendra rises and heads but his header goes straight to the keeper.

19:53 (IST)

14' | With acres of space at the right flank, a ball was played for Sandeep Singh, he does everything well there but when he tries to play a pass, he fails to cross the first FC Goa defender.

19:46 (IST)

11' | Ortiz gets the ball on the right flank. His cross into the box is blocked by Bakary Kone. The ball doesn't really go out of play for a throw-in and Sahal Abdul Samad runs back from midfield to deal with the ball.

19:37 (IST)

FC Goa Chance

6' | Ortiz hits both the crossbar and the post! Good session of play by Goa there, they see themselves inside the box after some delicate interpassing. Ortiz now gets the ball and he has only the keeper to beat from the right. Ortiz tried to power it through Albino's first post and almost does that. However, his effort hits all three parts of the post and goes the other side of the line. 

ISL 2020-21 HIGHLIGHTS, Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa: 10-man Goa Hold Kerala to a 1-1 Draw

ISL 2020-21 Highlights, Kerala Blasters vs FC Goa: 10-man FC Goa hold a resurgent Kerala Blasters to a 1-1 draw. It was the Guars who took the lead on the 25th minute of the match as Jorge Ortiz scored from a free-kick. Kerala Equalised in the second half on the 57th minute of the match after Rahul KP ran in from behind to head home the ball past Naveen Kumar. Then eight minutes later, FCG were reduced to 10 men after Ivan Gonzalez saw a red card. He saw two yellow cards in the span of a few seconds. Match 68 of the Indian Super League season 7 was being played at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.

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After struggling for goals initially, Kerala’s attack has come together in the last 4 matches. In their last four outings, Kibu’s side has scored eight times having attempted 87 shots at an average of 10.87 shots per match. In those four games, Kerala attempted 24 shots on target at an average of 6 shots per match.

“We are competing in every match till the end. In the last three matches, we competed well. We played well and we got the points,” he said.

However, on Saturday, they take on a side that has dominated games with maximum possession, having remained unbeaten in the last five games. Kerala have conceded 21 goals against Goa, the most against any team since ISL4.

“It’s true that tomorrow is a different game. It’s against a good team that plays good football but we are trying to recover the players and prepare for the game as much as possible,” said Vicuna.

“They are a good team, very well prepared with fantastic players. They are playing well. They have very dangerous players. (Igor) Angulo, (Jorge) Ortiz and Romario Jesuraj are playing well. I hope that tomorrow in the game, we are going to be better. And also creating more chances than at the beginning of the season,” he added.

Vicuna’s side is currently in ninth position but they are just four points away from fourth-placed Hyderabad FC and the coach sounded optimistic. “We are happy that we are close (to the top four) after the last game but we are focusing on the next game.”

Goa have been in top form as they have clawed back their way to the top three, putting up impressive performances. Juan Ferrando’s men are the comeback kings of the league, having earned ten points after conceding first.

“We play as a team. We fight until the last minute. Each player has to fight. They know that they will not be in the squad if they don't do that. You will win some or lose some, but fighting is the most important thing,” stated Ferrando.

“It will be a very difficult game (against Kerala). They have been trying to play good football. They have different plans and are making the most of free spaces. They have a good squad,” he said.

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