ISL 2021-22 Highlights Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa: Both teams secure a point after match finishes 2-2

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FC Goa skipper Edu Bedia celebrates with his teammates after scoring the equaliser with a wonderful Olympic goal.   -  Focus Sports/ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's highlights of this evening's Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Goa. This was Aneesh Dey bringing you all the pre-match buildup and live updates from the match.

That's all for today. Thanks for tuning in. We will meet you tomorrow when Odisha FC plays Mumbai City FC. Goodnight and take care.

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Read match report: ISL 2021-22: Kerala Blasters and FC Goa share spoils after 2-2 draw  

Full-time (Kerala Blasters FC 2-2 FC Goa)!!

90+5' A coming together between Chothe and Khabra. The former came off worse but he is okay after some medical attention.

90+4' Chance- Ortiz with a chance to snatch a Goa win at the end. He is played a good through ball. Gill comes out to get the ball and Ortiz tries to dink the ball past Gill but it is a good save by Gill.

90+3' FC Goa has created the better chances in the second half but in hindsight a poin for each team seems like a fair result.

90+1' KBFC Subs- Vincy Barretto and Enes Sipovic replace Diaz and Bijoy.

Four additional minutes!!

89' Shot- Vazquez shoots from an extremely acute angle but his shot does not trouble Dhheraj. Replay shows the Spaniard was offisde when he was played the pass, which got him inside the Goa box.

87' Off the crossbar- A well-taken freekick by Bedia. The ball beats the wall but does not dip enough as it hits the top of the crossbar and goes out for a Kerala goalkick.

86' FCG Sub- Nongdamba Naorem replaces Devendra Murgaonkar.

86' Edu Bedia is taken down by Ayush and it is a Goa freekick in a dangerous area. It is in Bedia's range.

85' Ortiz tries to send an early cross in from the right but Leskovic is there to make a solid block.

82' Block- Gonzalez does well to twist and turn from the Kerala players and set Bedia up for the shot. The Goa skipper obliges but his shot is blocked.

78' FCG Subs- Makan Chothe and Princeton Rebello come in for Nemil and Glan.

78' Ayush tries to catch Dheeraj out by going for goal from miles out. But the Goa keeper does well to read the flight of the ball and collect it safely.

Match resumes after drinks break!!

76' Booking- FCG's Seriton sees yellow for his challenge on Leskovic.

75' A good counter-attack from Goa. Ortiz latches on to the loose ball and does well to get the ball to Devendra who had made a good run. Devendra takes a first-time shot but it is straight at the keeper.

74' KBFC Subs- Prasanth Karuthadathkuni and Ayush Adhikari replace Sahal and Puitea.

71' A good run by Ortiz but he goes down right at the edge of the box. Goa wants a penalty but the referee waves on for play to continue.

68' Booking- KBFC's Puitea sees yellow for his mistimed challenge on Nemil.

67' Chance- Chencho gets the ball right in front of Dheeraj but cannot get his shot away. Goa clears it lines.

64' Block- Murgaonkar shoots from inside the box but its Bijoy with another well-timed block. He has done well today.

63' Shot- Edu Bedia goes directly from goal after Ortiz won a freekick for Goa. He tries to curl the ball in the top-right corner of Gill but his shot is too heavy and goes out for a Kerala goalkick.

60' KBFC Sub- Chencho Gyeltshen comes in for Luna.

59' Shot- Devendra's shot is blocked and the loose ball ends up with Aiban. He opens his body and tries a long distance curler. The effort isn't that far from the target. A brilliant effort by the Indian.

57' Booking- Ortiz is shown yellow for simulation inside the box. The forward cannot believe it. Replay also suggests towards a penalty. Another controversial decision by the referee.

55' Jessel challenges Seriton at the edge of the box. Goa players shout for a foul but referee says nothing doing.

54' Shot- Glan finds himself in space and goes for goal from distance. But his effort is nowhere near the target and it is a Kerala goalkick.

50' Ortiz tries to cut the ball into the final third, but fails as Goa tries to build an attack from the back. Luna tries to dispossess Goa, but fails as the Gaurs march on forward

49' Off-Side! Devendra receives the ball close to the box and runs in to shoot into the goal. But the linesmen have the flag raised as the goal is ruled out

47' Gama and Sahal get together and Sahal pulls the Goan as the referee gives a free kick. Ortiz takes it as a left-footed curler, but the ball whizzes past the post

Second-Half Begins!

Half-time (Kerala Blasters FC 2-2 FC Goa)!!

45 Minutes of tense football with four goals involved as both the sides remain all square at the end of it. Jeakson and Luna are on the scoresheet for Kerala Blasters, while Ortiz and Bedia keep Goa all level.

45+1' Murgaonkar seems to have taken a painful one on his thigh. He gets some medical attention but looks okay to continue.

Three additional minutes!!

44' Bookings- Glan Martins of FC Goa sees yellow. Kerala's Leskovic also sees yellow.

43' A long discussion between the referees regarding showing of cards.

41' A tussle seems to have broken out between the two teams. Pereyra Diaz had just made a rash challenge on Glan moments back. Now, they have come together again and both seem to have a made a meal out of it.  Both players showing some unsportsmanlike spirit.

38' GOOOAAAALL!!! GOA EQUALISES!! ITS BEDIA WITH AN OLYMPIC GOAL!! This match keeps dishing out brilliant goals ladies and gentleman. This time Bedia curls a beautiful ball in from a Goa corner, which beats everyone including Gill and ends up inside the goal. It is the second olympic goal of the season.

36' Ortiz pings a good ball from the right flank but Leskovic with some brilliant defending as he clears the ball in an acrobatic manner.

33' Chance- Vazquez whips a great ball in the far-post area which finds Luna. Luna does well to head the ball back to Sahal who just needed to head the ball inside an open net. However, he botches his header and it is a Goa goalkick.

Match resumes!!

Drinks break!!

26' Offside- Ortiz thought he was clear and took a shot. Gill made the save but it amounted to nothing as the referee blew his whistle for offside.

24' GOOOAAALLLL!! GOA PULLS ONE BACK!! ITS ORTIZ!! Saviour whips a ball from the left flank. Ortiz takes the cross with a brilliant first touch. He turns and dispatches a shot in the bottom-right corner of Gill. Gill gets a touch but cannot keep the ball out of the net.

20' GOOOAAALLL!!! KERALA SCORES ITS SECOND!! ITS A STUNNER FROM LUNA!! Luna has the time and space to line his shot up. He goes for goal from distance and the ball floats in the air and beats Dheeraj in magnificent fashion.  We have seen another stunner here.

19' Shot- Glan takes a first-time shot on the volley after the ball was headed back to him from a Goa corner. His effort is not too far away from the target.

17' FC Goa with a good period of pressure in its attacking final-third but it hasn't been able to pose any substantial threat on the Kerala goal.

13' FC Goa being made to chase the match again- the Gaurs are trying to find an opening but the Kerala defence has done well to maintain its shape.

10' GOOOAAALL!!! KERALA TAKES THE LEAD!! ITS JEAKSON!! A nice corner delivered by Luna. Jeakson is unmarked and attacks the near-post and gets a solid connection with his head. The ball flashes past Dheeraj into the net.

9' Good pressure from Kerala. Goa just cannot clear its lines. Luna and Vazquez's shots are blocked and the ball is momentarily cleared. Khabra gets the ball but his pass forward is not accurate.

7' Shot- A good attacking move by Kerala- Sahala is played a good ball. The forward gets his shot away but it is not on target.

4' Diaz whips a low-cross inside the box from the right but Ivan Gonzalez is there to clear the ball to safety.

2' Khabra sends a deep cross inside the box from the right flank but it is too heavy. The ball goes out for a Goa throw-in.

1' Kick-off!!

7:30 PM- And we are underway!!

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7:15 PM- What are the coaches saying?

Ivan Vukomanovic on the quality of the Indian Super League:  "Any team can beat the other one in this league. So, you can never predict the results because even the top teams can lose against the bottom-placed teams and that’s what we’ve seen. Of course, the league can improve by implementing modern technologies like VAR [Video Assistant Referee] and Goal-Line Technology, improving referee’s decision making would help too. But anyway, the league is still developing in the right way. Hopefully, with more teams in the future, the league will be on a longer-term than it is right now."

Derrick Pereira on the Kerala Blasters: "Kerala Blasters FC are in good form right now. We have improved our defensive organization since the last few matches. After analysing our last match, we had better defensive organization and we gave away very few chances and created many more chances. So, there was improvement from our previous match. We’ll go with the same attitude to manage Kerala Blasters’ attacking unit while also focusing on an overall improvement of our performance."

7:00 PM- Key player for each team!!

Adrian Luna (Kerala Blasters FC): The midfielder has been a key presence for the Blasters in the middle of the park. The Uruguayan has one goal and three assists in the season so far.

Alberto Noguera (FC Goa): The midfielder has two goals and an assist in eight matches. He has made 40 tackles, eight interceptions, and seven blocks.

6:45 PM: Head-to-head of both teams!!

FC Goa has nine wins in its 14 games against Kerala Blasters FC. The Gaurs' nine wins against Kerala Blasters is the joint highest number of wins FC Goa has against a particular opposition, tied with Chennaiyin FC (9). The Blasters have beaten FC Goa thrice while the other two encounters were draws.

6:35 PM- Official lineups are out!!

Kerala Blasters FC: Prabhsukhan Gill (GK), Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Jessel Carneiro (C), Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Jorge Diaz, Bijoy V, Marko Leskovic and Alvaro Vazquez.

Subs: Sachin (GK), Sipovic, Sandeep, Nishu, Ayush, Givson, Prasanth, Vincy, Chencho

Coach: Ivan Vukomanovic

FC Goa: Dheeraj Moirangthem (GK), Jorge Ortiz, Dylan Fox, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Edu Bedia (C), Ivan Gonzalez, Glan Martins, Aiban Dohling, Devendra Murgaonkar and Muhammed Nemil.

Subs: Hrithik (GK), Sanson, Anwar, Leander, Princeton, Jesuraj, Naorem, Chothe, Tlang

Coach: Derrick Pereira

6:15 PM-  Here's what happened when both teams met the last time!!

 

6:00 PM- Here's how we think the two sides could line up today!!

Kerala Blasters Predicted XI: Prabhaukhan Gill (GK), Harmanjot Khabra, Marko Leskovic, Hormopam R Jessel Carneiro, Sahal Samad, Khawlhring Lalthathanga, Jeakson Singh, Adrian Luna, Jorge Pereyra, Alvaro Vasquez.

FC Goa Predicted XI: Dheeraj Singh (GK), Mohamed Ali, Ivan Gonzalez, Aiban Dohling, Seriton Fernandes, Princeton Rebello, Edu Bedia, Savior Gama, Alberto Noguera, Devendra Murgaonkar, Jorge Ortiz.

5:45 PM- Teams news and injury updates ahead of the match!!

Kerala Blasters FC: Head coach Ivan Vukomanovic informed the media in the pre-match press conference that all the players are available for selection.

FC Goa:  Head coach Derrick Pereira announced that Airam Cabrera is ruled out as he continues to nurse a hamstring injury. However, the Gaurs will be boosted by the return of Edu Bedia who is available for the match. 

MATCH PREVIEW: ISL 2021-22: In-form Blasters takes on struggling Goa

All Kerala Blasters needs to do to catch up with Mumbai City FC at the top of the Indian Super League (ISL) table is a win on Sunday. Ivan Vukomanovic’s boys will not be short of motivation when they take on FC Goa at Vasco’s Tilak Maidan Stadium.

The team is now placed fifth with 13 points. But if it could take three points against Goa, it will draw level with Mumbai (16).

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Blasters should be feeling that they could do it and are in form. They may have had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their last match, against Jamshedpur FC, but that was preceded by 3-0 wins against Mumbai City and Chennaiyin FC.

With the talented Sahal Abdul Samad finally starting to convert his promise into goals and Adrian Luna, Alvaro Vazquez and Jorge Peryera Diaz all looking in good nick, the Blasters could threaten any defence.

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And the defence hasn’t exactly been Goa’s strength of late. The Goans will want to put behind them their disappointing effort against ATK Mohun Bagan in their last game where they lost 1-2.

It was Derrick Pereira’s second game since he took over as coach, after Juan Ferrando left for ATK Mohun Bagan.

Pereira had begun with a draw, against Odisha FC. After the loss to ATK Mohun Bagan, he would be looking for a win.

Goa – on eight points from as many games -- needs a win to come out of the bottom half; it is lying ninth in the 11-team league. It may not be easy though against a rival that hasn’t lost in seven games.

Where to watch?

You can watch the Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa match live at 7:30 PM on the Star Network (SD and HD). It will also be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar and JioTV.