ISL 2021-22, Kerala Blasters FC vs Odisha FC HIGHLIGHTS: KBFC registers first ISL win

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Prasanth made a run on the right, beat the keeper and doubled KBFC's lead, which later proved to be the decisive goal in the 2-1 win.   -  ISL

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of this evening's Kerala Blasters FC vs Odisha FC Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco Da Gama, Goa.

This is Neeladri Bhattacharjee bringing you pre-match buildup and live updates from the match. That's all for the night.

We will be back for more Indian Super League action tomorrow at 7:30, when ISL 2021: Jamshedpur takes on wounded ATK Mohun Bagan . Till then, Good Night and Take Care.

Post Match Comments:

Adrian Luna, Hero of the Match: I think the win is very important. I am very proud of my team. We played very beautiful football tonight. We always try to be on the attack and sometime is possible and sometime it isn't. I am looking forward to the next game and looking to make the fans proud.

I am trying to make the team proud and we are trying to give such a performance in every game.

Vinit Rai, the Odisha FC captain: We have to look forward to the other games and it is very impoortant for us to stick as a team.

Jonathas got an injury in the training. We will want him back in the team as soon as possible.

Harmanjot Khabra, KBFC: I must congratulate everyone in the dressing room for the way the boys player. They deserve all the apprecaiation. We have to carry on with the positives. The way Luna has helped us,we are working on it for three months and the way the coach has worked on it (fitness) is appreciable.

It is just the first win and we have a long way to go. The youngsters need to be humble.

Every Game will be very important for us. I think every game will be important and every team can beat every team. That;s how we will go with our objective.

Ivan Vukomanovic, KBFC Head Coach: I am a coach who likes to see player improving and exploring new things, so I wanted Sahal to be close to the strikers.

As a coach, I was happy to see a few things from the trainings and I was happy. We wanted to press high, we wanted to put our opponents in difficult situations and in some moments, it worked perfectly well.

We wanted to stay with a clean sheet, but we are happy with the three points.

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Odisha's goal was too little too late as KBFC's two goals, one from Alvaro Vasquez and Prasanth helped Kerala Blasters register its first win in the league this season.

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Kerala Blaster 2-1 Odisha FC

90+5' GOOOOOOOOOAALLLLL!!! Nikhil Raj takes a shoot and after an initial save buries it inside the goal

KBFC 2-1 OFC

90+1' Double Save! Chencho makes a run on the right and his shot is saved and another on the follow through is kept out by the OFC keeper. The biys in white are finding it difficult to keep the ball out of the box

89' Yellow Card for Lalruatthara, while KBFC's substitute keeper catches the ball after a OFC corner

87' Double Substitution for KBFC! Vasquez and Lus are subbed off for Pereyra and Jorge Diaz

85' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! Prasanth makes a run on the right, beats the keeper and doubles KBFC's lead

KBFC 2-0 OFC

83' Another injury for KBFC! Puitea is brought down by Vinit; he is not looking good as he is being assisted by the physios

81' Chance! Prasanth makes a run on the right, but his cross his cleared out of danger by Odisha FC. Good hold of play by KBFC at the moment

74' Injury for KBFC! Albino Gomes is helped out of play as Gill replaces him; Sahal is subbed of for Prasanth in KBFC's other substitution.

On the other side there has been a substitution a few minutes ago with Jerry going off for Daniel

69' Yellow Card! Jeakson singh's challenge on the Odisha FC player is penalized almost immediately for a yellow

64' Substitution for both sides! Krasinsqi is subbed on OFC wh  replaced Hector and Nishu Kumar replaced Vincy for KBFC

60' GOOOOOAAALLLLLLLL!!! Alvaro Vasquez takes KBFC in front with acool-headed finish after a Luna pass from the midfield, while the Odishs defence was wide stretched

KBFC 1-0 OFC

53' Aridai takes a right footed corner, but it is headed away by Sipovic and then punched out by the keeper. The play that follows has Rhodas in an off-side position

49' Yellow Card! Leskovic gets into the book as he brings down Javi. No protests from Leskovic whatsoever

48' Foul! Odisha tries to get through the wings of KBFC and forces a foul against it

46' Chance! Aridai makes a run into the KBFC box, but his shot misses the target. Immediate effect by Isaac, who has just been subbed on for Isak at half-time

Second half begins

45' Half time: The referee blows his whistle and the score remains 0-0 at the half time break.

KBFC 0-0 OFC

44'Chance! Jessel Carneiro take the ball outside the box, near the left flank. He charges in alog the left flank and shoots. But the ball is off target and goes out harmlessly.

40' Foul! Javier Hernandez tres to pass the ball along the left flank, but sipovic barges into him as the referee blows his whistle for a foul

38' Odisha FC has Hector to the rescue as Kerala Blasters, despite having more chances has failed to penetrate the white wall of Odisha

33' Offside! Kerala tries to supplyy the ball to Vincy Barretto on the right, but the referee blows his whistle as he was just off-side.

25' Chance! Javi takes a shot from the midfield and KBFC's goalkeeper was caught napping as the ball goes over the woodwork

15' Khabra's attempt to put a low cross in from the right is blocked well by Odisha FC.

12' CHANCE- Kamaljit does well to find Aridai from his goalkick. Aridai does well to square the ball from the left across the face of goal to Javi . However, Javi's first-touch attempt sails over the bar.

10' It has been all Kerala till now as Odisha players have been pegged back into its own half for most part of the opening 10 minutes.

7' Odisha FC with a chance to counter from a Kerala freekick with Lalthathanga making a good run down the left flank but he is stopped in his tracks. Good defending by the Tuskers. 

4' Chance- A dangerous ball floated inside Odisha's box from a Kerala freekick but Kamaljit does well to punch the ball away.

2' Shot- Early chance for Kerala as Sahal picks up the loose ball from a reckless pass and shoots from outside the box. The shot isn't the best but Kamaljt Singh spills it.

1' Kick-off!!

7:30 PM- And we are underway!!

6:55 PM- Listen in to our season preview on a new episode of The Full Time Show:

 

6:35 pm: Confirmed Line-ups:

KBFC Starting XI: Albino Gomes (GK), Enes Sipovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Marko Leskovic, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Harmanjot Khabra, Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Vincy Barretto and Alvaro Vazquez

OFC Starting XI: Kamaljit Singh(GK), Hendry Antonay, Hector Ramirez, Victor Mongil, Lalruatthara, Thoiba Singh, Vinit Rai, Isak Vanlalruatfela, Javier Hernandez, Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Aridai Suarez

6:12 pm: Here is what happened when the two teams met last time!!

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6:00 pm: Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!

Kerala Blasters Predicted XI (4-4-2): Albino Gomes (GK); Harmanjot Khabra, Marco Leskovic, Enes Sipovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Vincy Barretto, Jeakson Singh, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sahal Abdul Samad; Adrian Luna, Jorge Diaz.

Odisha FC Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Kamaljit Singh (GK); Hendry Antonay, Hector Rodas, Victor Mongil, Lalruatthara; Vinit Rai (C), Thoiba Singh; Jerry Mawihmingthanga, Liridon Krasniqi, Nandhakumar Sekar; Javier Hernandez

5:50 pm: Missed yesterday's match between NorthEast United vs FC Goa? We've got you covered with our ISL match highlights.

ISL MATCH RECAP

Match Preview: ISL 2021: Winless Kerala Blasters faces in-form Odisha

Kerala Blasters hasn’t won a game in the Indian Super League (ISL) its three attempts yet. Odisha FC has won both its games.

Odisha has scored nine goals in two matches, while Blasters have managed just three in three.

So there is no prize for guessing which team is in better form as Blasters and Odisha face off at Bambolim on Sunday. The Blasters will be desperate to register their first win of the ISL this season. They are, though, up against a side that blasted six goals in its last match.

PREVIOUS RESULTS OF BOTH TEAMS:

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The 6-4 victory against East Bengal must no doubt have been a big morale-booster for the Odisha men. They had opened their campaign on a confident note too, beating Bengaluru FC 3-1.

Their rival on Sunday, though, had lost 2-4 to ATK Mohun Bagan in its opening match and gone on to draw the following two games (0-0 with NorthEast United and 1-1 with Bengaluru FC).

Blasters needs to come up with a much improved show – especially up front -- against a team that seems determined to shrug off the horrors of last season, in which it had finished at bottom. The Kochi side had ended up just a place above, but it has not quite been able to turn things round in the new season.

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Coach Ivan Vukomanovic feels his team should have won against NorthEast. “We had our moments against Bengaluru,” he said. “We were missing that last pass.”

Odisha’s coach Kiko Ramirez expects a strong challenge from Blasters. “They have been working hard, though they haven’t been getting good results,” he said.

Where to watch?

You can watch the NorthEast United 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.