FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC, Highlights, FCG 1-0 KBFC ISL 2023-24: Rowllin Borges’ strike takes Gaurs to the top of the table

FCG vs KBFC: FC Goa hosts Kerala Blasters FC in a top of the table Indian Super League 2023-24 clash on Sunday, December 3.

Updated : Dec 03, 2023 23:09 IST

Noah Wail Sadaoui of FC Goa goal & celebration during match 80  of the HERO INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE 2022 played between FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa, in India on 22nd January 2023

Photo:  Shibu Preman /Focus Sports/ ISL
Noah Wail Sadaoui of FC Goa goal & celebration during match 80 of the HERO INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE 2022 played between FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa, in India on 22nd January 2023 Photo: Shibu Preman /Focus Sports/ ISL | Photo Credit: Shibu Preman

Noah Wail Sadaoui of FC Goa goal & celebration during match 80 of the HERO INDIAN SUPER LEAGUE 2022 played between FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Goa, in India on 22nd January 2023 Photo: Shibu Preman /Focus Sports/ ISL | Photo Credit: Shibu Preman

Welcome to Sportstar’s live blog of the ISL 2023-24 group-stage match between FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC from Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa.

  • December 03, 2023 21:59

    Its all over. FC Goa goes to the top of the ISL 2023-24 league table.

    FC Goa 1-0 Kerala Blasters FC

  • December 03, 2023 21:58

    Luna is behind a deadball, this is their final throw of the dice. His ball is easily defended. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:57

    Kerala is still looking for a definitive chance. The match is almost over. They need to come up with something special now. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:55

    Danish Farooq gets his name into the book for his protest to the referee. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:54

    Goa is just trying to see the game out. They are not looking for anything fancy. Jhingan and Co. are looking to keep their clean sheet intact. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:52

    Vibin gets a yellow for his challenge on Udanta. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:52
    90’ + 6’

    Six minutes added on by the match officials after the end of regulation time. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:51

    The regulation time is almost up. Kerala needs to find the goal soon. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:50

    Goa is now just looking to get the sting out of the game. One goal leads are always tricky but Marquez’s defence has been immense in the second half. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:48

    Luna’s corner is headed out by Jhingan. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:47

    The Tuskers are looking tired, however, they are still trying. They get a corner. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:43

    Goa’s Boris is replaced by Saviour. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:42

    Kerala’s urgency has fizzled out in the last five minutes. The league leaders needs to somehow find a goal in the next 10 minutes to stay on top. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:40

    Goa gets a corner from the free kick. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:40

    Goa gets a free kick. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:39

    Match resumes.

  • December 03, 2023 21:37

    Cooling break. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:36

    Noah was clear through on goal but Sachin Suresh comes out rushing and clears the ball with a clean sliding tackle out side the box. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:34

    Carlos almost makes an immediate impact. His left-footed shot is gathered well by Sachin Suresh in KBFC goal. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:33

    Victor Rodriguez comes off for Goa. Carlos Martinez is on.

  • December 03, 2023 21:31

    Diamantacos’ powerful free kick is straight at Arshdeep. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:31

    Yellow card for Victor for a tug of the shirt on Luna.

  • December 03, 2023 21:30

    Free kick for the Blasters.

  • December 03, 2023 21:29

    The game is opening up. Blasters are knocking, while Goa is looking for that opportunity to put the game to bed.

  • December 03, 2023 21:26

    Noah’s cut back from the left flank is blocked.

  • December 03, 2023 21:25

    Kerala Blasters are hunting for the equaliser. There is a sense of urgency to their play. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:22

    Corner for KBFC. The away side is applying pressure on Goa in the last five minutes. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:21

    Mohammed Aimen is shot is parried away by Arshdeep. It was venomous strike from outside of the box. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:20

    Vibin’s speculative strike from 30 yards out goes wide of the goal. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:19

    Corner for KBFC. Luna cross is blocked by Seriton Fernandes. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:18

    Adrian Luna so far looked off colours for the visitors. He has been marked closely by the Goa midfielders. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:16

    Goa captain Odei gets into the referee’s book for holding the shirt of Diamantacos. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:15

    Goa is keeping possession of the ball while Kerala is sitting deep and looking to hit on counter. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:13

    Both teams trying to settle into the second half. Diamantacos tries from the edge of the box but the shot goes wide of the far post. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:10

    The Tuskers needs to find Adrian Luna more often, he is their danger man and he needs to come to the party to overturn the scoreline. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:09

    Goa is trying to make a sharp start to the second session. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:08

    Noah is down in the penalty box, he’s looking for a penalty but the referee is unmoved. 

  • December 03, 2023 21:08
    SECOND HALF under way

    Goal scorer Rowllin Borges is replaced by Udanta Singh. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:52

    Its half time in Fatodra. 

    FCG 1-0 KBFC

  • December 03, 2023 20:48
    46’ GOAAALLLL!!!

    Rowllin Borges scores from a Victor Rodriquez’s free kick earned by the tricky Noah. He appears to be injured and taking back to the dressing room on stretchers. While attacking the ball, he took a strong leg on his right knee by a KBFC defender. FC Goa is currently down to 10 men. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:47
    45’ + 2’

    Two minutes added on after the end of regulation time. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:46

    Goa is ending the first half in a better way, Noah is causing all sorts of problem for the Kerala defenders. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:44

    Brilliant run by Jay Gupta from the left flank and finds Boris Singh Thangjam, whoes shot from the edge of the 18 yard box is blocked by Miloš Drinčić. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:40

    Free kick for Goa. Victor behind the dead ball. He puts a brilliant ball at the far post, Goa’s centre-back pulls back Odei Onaindia with a brilliant header for his partner Sandesh Jhingan, who shoots over the target. It was a brilliant chance. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:39

    Goa still trying to bomb forward from the flanks. However, KBFC defenders are happy to let them come and then block the passing lanes. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:37

    Pritam Kotal’s cross from the right-flank is catch by Arshdeep. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:36

    After the break that match has lost its pace as both teams trying regroup itself. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:34

    Corner for Goa. Victor’s disappointing corner is straight to Kerala goalkeeper Sachin Suresh. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:33

    Match resumes after the break. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:32

    Cooling break. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:30

    Goa has pinned the visitors in its own penalty box, It is wave after wave of attack from the home side. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:28

    Goa is trying to stretch Kerala’s defence by using its wingers go on touchline hugging runs. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:26

    Free kick for Goa from a promising position. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:25

    Luna’s attempted cross is blocked by Jay Gupta, its a corner for KBFC.

  • December 03, 2023 20:23

    The match is becoming much more physical in nature as both midfields tries to assert themselves. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:21

    Rowllin Borges’s shot from outside the box goes wide. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:20

    Noah’s shot from the edge of the 18 yard box is saved by Sachin. It was a brilliant through ball to Noah from Victor. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:18

    Both teams are trying to assert their dominance in the match with 15 minutes played. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:16

    Victor’s shot on target is blocked by Hormipam Ruivah. The chance falls for the Spanish midfielder after Noah’s burst of pace from the right-hand flank and a brilliant bit of skill to beat two defenders. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:14

    Both of Kerala’s strikers Diamantakos and Peprah combining well. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:12

    The visitors are looking sharper after the initial minutes, they are mounting meaningful attacks but unable to find the back of the net against the league’s best defence so far. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:10

    Jay Gupta gives the ball away in a dangerous position and Danish Farooq plays a trough ball for Peprah, who uses his blistering pace to go past Sandesh Jgingan and tries to beat onrushing Arshdeep but the ball goes tantalisingly wide off the target. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:09

    Vibin Mohanan’s right-footed curler is saved by Arshdeep without any fuss. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:08

    Goa goalkeeper Arshdeep Singh is calm under pressure from Diamantakos and casually dribbles past the striker and passes to a teammate. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:06

    Adrian Luna is the obvious danger man for the visitors, who are looking to bring him into the game as much possible. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:04

    Goa’s Boris registers the first shot on target of the match. Left-back Jay Gupta’s early cross falls for Boris, who takes a hopeful shot from 30 yards out. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:03

    The home team team has started the match sharply, bombing forward in early exchanges. 

  • December 03, 2023 20:01

    The referee blows the whistle at Fatodra Stadium in Goa. The clash between the top two of ISL 2023-24 so far is under way. 

    Both teams looking for a win that will cement their place at the top of ISL 2023-24 table for at least some time. 

  • December 03, 2023 19:25
    Fatodra ready for an epic encounter
  • December 03, 2023 19:24
    Blasters arrives at Goa’s den
  • December 03, 2023 19:02
    Presenting the starting lineup of Kerala Blasters FC
  • December 03, 2023 19:01
    Here’s starting XI of FC Goa
  • December 03, 2023 18:33
    When they met in ISL 2021-22
  • December 03, 2023 18:26
    FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC: Key stats from the ISL 2023-24

    Most saves: Sachin Suresh (20 - KBFC), Arshdeep Singh (8 - FCG). 

    Most shots per 90: Noah Sadaoui (8.0 - FCG), Kwame Peprah (3.1 - KBFC) 

    Most chances created: Adrian Luna (25 - KBFC), Victor Rodriguez (14 - FCG) 

    Most clearances: Sandesh Jhingan (31 - FCG), Milos Drincic (18 - KBFC)

  • December 03, 2023 18:26
    Form Guide

    FC Goa -W-W-D-W-W

    Kerala Blasters FC -D-W-W-W-D

  • December 03, 2023 18:26
    Head-to-head record

    Played - 18

    FC Goa - 10 | Draw - 4 | Kerala Blasters FC - 4

  • December 03, 2023 18:25
    Where to watch the FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC ISL match online?

    The FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC ISL match will be live-streamed on the JioCinema app and website. 

    The game will be live-streamed on OneFootball for those watching from outside India.

  • December 03, 2023 18:25
    Where to watch the FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC ISL match?

    The FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC ISL 2023-24 match will be live telecasted on the Sports18 1 Channel (TV).

  • December 03, 2023 18:25
    When will the FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters FC ISL match start?

    The FC Goa vs Kerala Blasters ISL 2023-24 match will kick-off at 8:00 PM IST, Sunday, December 3 at Fatorda Stadium in Margao, Goa.

  • December 03, 2023 18:25

    The two in-form teams, FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC, are set to face off in an exciting match at the Fatorda Stadium in Goa on Sunday, December 3. Both teams have been playing well and are hoping for a win in this top-of-the-table clash.

    FC Goa, one of the three unbeaten teams in the league, is currently in second place with 16 points. If it wins against Kerala Blasters, it will move to the top of the league, even though it has played two fewer games than its opponents.

    FC Goa has been playing impressive football under the leadership of head coach Manolo Marquez. It has a robust defence, conceding the fewest goals in the league, and its attack has been relentless.

    Kerala Blasters FC, on the other hand, has bounced back after a poor performance in the Durand Cup. It has won five of its eight games and lost two. A win against FC Goa would put it four points clear at the top of the league, but it has played more games than some of its rivals.

    Kerala Blasters drew its last game against Chennaiyin FC, and head coach Ivan Vukomanovic will be hoping his team can improve its defensive record against an FC Goa team that is full of attacking talent.

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