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ISL 2017, FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters, Highlights: As It Happened

News18.com | December 9, 2017, 10:51 PM IST
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Catch all the action from the FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters match in the Indian Super League on News18Sports' live blog.
Dec 9, 2017 9:53 pm (IST)

Full Time: FC Goa 5-2 Kerala Blasters.

Dec 9, 2017 9:52 pm (IST)

Halder has a crack from distance and Rachubka sees that clearly and palms it away for a corner. The Goans are going for a sixth goal in the final minutes of stoppage time.

Dec 9, 2017 9:51 pm (IST)

The home crowd is really enjoying this, and why not. The mobile phone flash lights are out in appreciation of the Goa team. They have been ruthless at every chance and killed off the game before anything could go wrong in the second half.

Dec 9, 2017 9:48 pm (IST)

Five more minutes to go at the Fatorda. The Blasters will be relieved to get off the pitch at this moment. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:46 pm (IST)

Not game changing, but tense moments for the hosts as the Kerala Blasters almost pulled one back. The three goal cushion is a very comfortable one for the hosts.

Dec 9, 2017 9:45 pm (IST)

It is all happening in Fatorda. The ball in from the right hits the post after beating Kattimani, the rebound is latched onto by the Blasters forwards who shoot for all they are worth but Kattimani manages to clear.

Dec 9, 2017 9:43 pm (IST)

Pekuson from outside the box rifles it goalwards but, Kattimani is upto the mark as he tips it over for a corner. Kerala have had their moments but the school boy errors have cost them the match. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:42 pm (IST)

Now there is an injury to Sandesh Jhingan too and Kerala are in deep trouble. The travelling fans are very very silent. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:39 pm (IST)

The Kerala players seem to be just about going through the motions now, their shoulders and morale has dropped. The result is not even in doubt at this point in time. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:38 pm (IST)

Kerala are unable to make use of yet another deadball situation with the forwards in the box hitting the ground too easily in the search of a penalty. FC Goa and the referee see through that and the hosts clear quite comfortably, or rather play out with ease. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:36 pm (IST)

Since the start of the second half, Kattimani in the FC Goa goal has hardly had much to do. He has looked more composed since the break whenever called upon to do something. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:35 pm (IST)

No hat-trick for Lanzarote as he is taken of. FC Goa looking to consolidate and not do anything silly in the last 15 odd minutes.

Dec 9, 2017 9:33 pm (IST)

Kerala swing the ball in towards Sifneos but the ball is collected by Kattimani who will take his time in getting up. The visitors have Wes Brown on the bench but he is yet to play a minute, thus raising questions about his fitness. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:30 pm (IST)

Lanzarote in space in the penalty box yet again, but this time the tackle is well timed and Goa have a corner. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:30 pm (IST)

Goa are streaming forward in attack and Lanzarote almost added a sixth to on the night. His left footed curling shot from the right dipped fast and hit the woodwork with Rachubka watching on in hope. The keeper would have been relieved. Sergio Lobera's side are not going to let the Blasters go easy. There could be more goals here

Dec 9, 2017 9:28 pm (IST)

FC Goa bringing on some fresh legs in the final 20 odd minutes with Pronay Halder. The Kerala defenders will be hoping that he can't trouble them too much. Sandesh Jhingan and company have had a torrid time in defense. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:26 pm (IST)

Kerala get an attack of theirs going finally, but Pekuson's shot from the left is well covered by Kattimani. This half has seen fewer mistakes from both keepers. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:24 pm (IST)

Kerala lose the ball cheaply in the middle of the park, and Mandar races forward from the left. Cuts in and tries to curl it, but Rachubka wasn't planning to let that go. Resulted in a corner which has been cleared after Coro's volley bounced of a couple of defenders. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:22 pm (IST)

Jackichand trying make something happen on the right as he nutmegs the defender, but only gets a corner. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:20 pm (IST)

With half an hour to go, Goa are very happy to play their version of 'tiki taka' and keep Kerala at bay. Mandar, Coro and Lanzarote have been fantastic for the hosts. After beating Bengaluru FC before this, FC Goa will be high on confidence. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:18 pm (IST)

Kerala are absolutely shell shocked and there is probably no way back from here for the men in yellow. Losing Dimitar Berbatov did not help them in any way. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:14 pm (IST)

This is an absolute goal fest, not even an hour gone and there have been 7 goals already in the match. The home crowd are loving it. Kerala coach Rene Meulensteen is not happy at all 

Dec 9, 2017 9:12 pm (IST)
GOAL: FC Goa 5-2 Kerala Blasters. Coro has completed his hat-trick in the space of 9 minutes at Fatorda. This is his second consecutive hat-trick in the ISL. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:11 pm (IST)

FC Goa are attacking at will and the Blasters seem very lost at the back in Fatorda. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:09 pm (IST)

FC Goa look like scoring with every attack. The Blasters defenders are at sixes and sevens. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:08 pm (IST)
GOAL: FC Goa 4-2 Kerala Blasters. Almost a carbon copy of the previous goal as Coro doubles his tally with his second touch of the half.

Dec 9, 2017 9:07 pm (IST)

On the other side, Jackichand and Pekuson combine. Kattimani was almost stranded again with Sifneos lurking. But FC Goa survive. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:05 pm (IST)
GOAL: FC Goa 3-2 Kerala Blasters. Lovely through ball to Coro who goes in between the central defenders and calmly slots it past Rachubka

Dec 9, 2017 9:04 pm (IST)

Goa on the attack after playing out of defense. Mandar on the right has been running Jhingan ragged with his pace. 

Dec 9, 2017 9:02 pm (IST)

After a first half that has been extremely entertaining, the second half is around the corner and one expects FC Goa, the hosts to go for the kill while Kerala are likely to hold back and try to not lose the game. Both sides will want to reduce the defensive errors

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