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ISL 2016 Semi-Finals, 1st Leg: Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos

Catch all the live action of the ISL 2016 semi-finals first leg between Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos at Kochi.

News18.com | December 11, 2016, 20:59 IST
ISL 2016 Semi-Finals, 1st Leg: Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos
Kerala Blasters hosts Delhi Dynamos in the first leg of the semi-finals in the Indian Super League (ISL).

In the matches played between the two sides in ISL-3 before the semis, Delhi won one convincingly, with the other ending in a draw.
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Thats it from us today, we will be back again during the second leg of the ISL semi finals.

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Full Time:

Kerala take a slender 1-0 lead to Delhi into the second leg courtesy a second half goal from Belfort.

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4 minutes of extra time to be played.

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Michael Chopra has looked lively since coming onto the field. He is providing with an extra attacking threat to Delhi.

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Desperate time calls for desperate measures.

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Chance: Malouda dances into the 6-yard box and shoots but it blocked by a Kerala defender. Delhi are knocking on the door constantly.

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10 minutes to go and it will be interesting to see if Kerala Blasters will be able to hold onto their slender lead of even go onto capitalise on it.

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Chance: Marcelinho comes close to scoring with a looping header but Hengbart clear the ball off the line to keep the lead intact for Kerala Blasters.

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Chance: Malouda comes close to levelling the match after a great team play by Kerala goalie Nandy clutches onto the ball to keep the lead intact for the home side.

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Goal: The game deserved something spectacular to break the deadlock and that is what has been provided by winger Belfort. Her dances past few defenders and slots home the first goal of the evening. Kerala Lead!

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Both teams are cancelling each other out at the moment with the defensive units of both Kerala and Delhi working at the optimum. No one wants to concede the first goal.

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So far into the second half, Kerala have the upper hand in the match and most part of the ball is in Delhi's half but still there is not clear cut opportunity for the hosts.

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Half Time:

Kerala Blaster 0 : Delhi Dynamos 0

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Goal Disallowed: Defensive errors from Ruben leaves Belfort through on goal and slots home in a cool manner. But the linesman disallows the goal calling it handball.

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Free Header: Kerela get a chance from a corner but Nanzo heads the ball wide off the goal. Another let-off for Delhi as Kerala has upped the ante in the past few minutes.

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Chance: Marcelino swerves past two defenders but can't get past Nandy who was standing like a rock in the park.

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ISL 2016 Semi-Finals, 1st Leg: Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos
File Image of Delhi Dynamos vs Kerala Blasters. (Getty Images)

All in all, the two teams have lined up six times against each other, with the Dynamos winning two and the Blasters emerging victorious once.

However, Delhi go into the two-leg semis as favourites to enter the final as they have been one of the most consistent teams of the ISL this season. The visitors has also scored the most number of goals in the league this season (27).

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