Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of the 2022 Durand Cup clash between Sudeva Delhi FC and Kerala Blasters FC being played at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.
This was Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you the minute-by-minute updates of this high-voltage clash. That was all for the night. Thanks for tuning in and take very good care of yourselves.
Match Report: Durand Cup 2022: FC Goa beats Indian Air Force
Tejas sticks his head out for a header from a set-piece attempt off an aerial ball from the left, but the ball flies off target and the player hurts himself.
A lack of discipline by Kerala Blasters gives a Sudeva a last chance to find a lead with a free kick. Kiku tries a goal from distance, but Sachin has his gloves over the ball.
Karthik and Sridhar try to pair up to score for Sudeva, in the penalty box, but Sachin makes a regulation save to keep the score locked at 1-1.
Kuki goes for goal from distance, but misses the target by miles as the match trudges into the final quarter of the match.
66’ Substitution for Sudeva Delhi
KBFC looks to stretch the play with three men at the back, similar to what Sudeva was trying to do early on in the match.
Akbar tries to start an attack from the midfield, but he was surrounded by yellow shirts as that attack ends. A cross that follows, by Sudeva is cleared for a corner kick to the boys in red.
The corner kick is headed away by the yellow wall.
Kerala gets a free kick early on in the second half and the ball comes off the post in the resulting free-kick! The team is looking more promising than it did in the first half.
Two goals in three minutes!
Kerala tries to makes a through ball into the final third, but Akbar intercepts the ball gets
Yellow Card! Tejas gets a yellow card as he tries to get to the ball before Karthik and ends up fouling him.
After the cooling break, Gourav tries a goal from distance with a long-ranger, but the ball is way off-target
Kerala Blasters attacks on the counter. Basith carries the ball along the right flank, but his cross goes out of play for a corner kick. Ajsal takes it, but it is too high as the ball flies out for a Sudeva throw-in.
Nitesh Darjee’s long throw is received by Maichael, but the dropped ball is not exploited by Sudeva as KBFC clears the ball out of danger.
Ajsal makes a run into the Sudeva penalty box and tries to score, but is surrounded by three red shirts to end that attack. The score remains 0-0 at the moment.
Tries to attack again along the other flank with Basit and Hriivei linking up and earning a free kick, which is eventually cleared by KBFC and the team goes on a counter attack.
The Delhi-based side is enjoying possession with Ashray securing the back, while Nitesh tries to make a run along the left flank, till he stopped in his tracks.
Sudeva is playing in a counter-attacking shape, with three defenders at the back as Karthik gets the ball in the midfield, who passes it to Kuki. Kuki, however, is fouled from behind.
A nice floated corner kick from Chandan, but after the ball is cleared Karthik receives it back in the box and shoots. Sachin is forced into action as he makes the first save of the game
Kerala Blasters is starting with four men at the back and is laying low to drag Sudeva for an attack so that the men-in-yellow can attack on the counter.
Kerala Blasters, in yellow-and-blue, starts from right to left, while Sudeva Delhi, in Red, starts from the other end.
One of the Starting Lineups are out!
Kerala Blasters will be in action against Sudeva Delhi FC in the second match of Matchday 4 of the Durand Cup 2022.
Sudeva Delhi FC and Kerala Blasters will be in action in the second match of Matchday 4 of the Durand Cup 2022.
The Kerala Blasters and Sudeva FC game will see both teams making a first appearance in the Durand Cup 2022. Overall, it will be their second overall appearance in the tournament.
With Kerala bringing a young side and Sudeva having an active transfer season it will be interesting to note how things pan out on the ground but both have players in their squad who the opponents will be wary of.
The Indian Super League side might unleash Sudeva’s own Shubho Paul on it, in attack and, with players like India U-20 SAFF championship winner Vibin Mohanan and talented midfielders like Ebindas Yesudasan in their ranks, Sudeva will have their hands full.
The Delhi side on the other hand does not lack talent as well with the likes of Abhijit Sarkar, who had impressed in the FIFA U-17 world cup held in India and later, in its squad.
It also brings in experience in midfield with the likes of Souvik Das who has played in the highest echelons of Indian football and with the top clubs as well, as they do in wing play with players like Chesterpaul Lyngdoh.
Where can I watch Sudeva Delhi FC vs Kerala Blasters FC?
The Durand Cup fixture – Sudeva Delhi FC vs Kerala Blasters FC – will be aired on Sports18 and Sports18 HD.
Sports18 is available on Tata Play (Channel No. 488), Airtel Digital (Channel No. 293), JioTV+ (Channel No. 262 – SD, 261 – HD) and Sun Direct (Channel No. 505).
Where is Sudeva Delhi FC vs Kerala Blasters FC being played?
Sudeva Delhi FC vs Kerala Blasters FC is being played at the Indira Gandhi Athletica Stadium in Guwahati, Assam.
When is Sudeva Delhi FC vs Kerala Blasters FC in Durand Cup?
The match between Sudeva Delhi FC vs Kerala Blasters FC is scheduled for a 3 pm kick-off IST.
- Lionel Messi has “muscle fatigue” and won’t be rushed back says Inter Miami coach Martino
- Messi-less Inter Miami crushed 5-2 by Atlanta United
- Atlanta United 5-2 Inter Miami Highlights: Miami slump to huge loss without Lionel Messi in MLS
- Neeraj Chopra finishes 2nd in Diamond League finals, Vadlejch wins
- Neeraj Chopra ends 2nd, Diamond League finals HIGHLIGHTS: Vadlejch becomes champion with 84.24m attempt