ISL 2019-20 highlights: Amine Chermiti hands Mumbai first-ever win in Kochi

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The onus will be on star striker Bartholomew Ogbeche, who scored a brace on Sunday, to deliver again.

The onus will be on star striker Bartholomew Ogbeche, who scored a brace on Sunday, to deliver again.   -  ISL Media

Hello and welcome to the LIVE coverage of the Indian Super League match between Kerala Blasters FC and Mumbai City FC, which will be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. This is Manasi Pathak and I shall keep you company through the match.



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Full-time: Kerala Blasters 0-1 Mumbai City - Amine Chermiti gives Mumbai its first win at Kochi. Amrinder Singh blocked a last-minute attempt from Ogbeche to keep Mumbai in the game, and eventually hand the win.

90+5' - WHAT A SAVE FROM AMRINDER! Amrinder, ever so alert, blocks Ogbeche's attempt from Ogbeche, who was awfully close to the byline. Sahal whipped in a cross from the left, for which Ogbeche took a turn before unleashing a shot, which was kept out by Amrinder. Mumbai survives....and wins!

STAT: There have been as many as four yellow cards in this match!  There were 18 fouls made by Kerala and 19 by Mumbai.

90+1' - A clash of heads between Jairo and Sougou and the latter goes down.

89' - Five minutes of additional time has been introduced. Meanwhile, Kerala has a corner but Moustapha heads the delivery out of the field.

84' - Jairo and Bilal make a mess of the clearance and Kevyn has the open goal to himself! He crosses in from the right but his delivery misses the open goal! What a wasted opportunity!

82' - GOAL! Mumbai City scores via Chermiti!  Souvik whips in a cross from the right wing, which is missed by Jeakson and co. in defence, and Chermiti just swings it into the net! Terrible defending from Kerala.

79' - Larbi takes a long free-kick but his delivery goes off target. Still no goals yet..

78' - Sahal finally comes on for the home side! Can his inclusion make a change?

73' - Diego Carlos goes out for Serge Kevyn. A like-to-like replacement.

67' - Kerala makes the second change as Messi is brought on!  He replaces Cidoncha. Two changes for Blasters and no Sahal yet.

63' - SHOT! Jessel sends a volley from outside the box, which just flies over the bar! Amrinder was worried there for a second. Great effort from the Kerala full-back!

60' - Sarthak picks up a booking for bringing down an onrushing Rahul.

58' - Sougou takes a lousy shot from distance, which causes no trouble to Bilal at goal.

54' - Narzary comes off, Rahul KP comes in for Kerala.

53' - OVER! Sougou, in front of the goal, thwarts the ball over the net after a quick combination from the Mumbai players, with the final cross coming in from the left from Larbi.

50' -  Sougou lets the ball run out of play and demands a corner kick but the assistant is wise to it. Just a goal kick.

47' - A well flighted free kick comes into the Blasters box but is punched away by Bilal Khan.

46' - Mumbai City kicks things off again. All eyes on what Sougou can bring for Mumbai City in this half. Subhasish gets a kick up his back side frim Zuiverloon. He seems fine to continue.

We are back for the second period. Ogbeche is leading the huddle with his Blasters teammate and seems to issuing an animated speech.


Half time: Kerala Blasters 0-0 Mumbai City : The deadlock is yet to be broken at Kochi as the two teams walk off at the break. Apart from the penalty call in the early minutes, not many clear cut chances witnessed in this half.

45+1' - Another free-kick for the host side but the delivery is kept out by the Mumbai defensive wall. Later, Carlos rushes with the ball but Jeakson blocks him on the left.

45' - MISSED! Jessel takes a corner-kick and he puts in the ball in the box for Moustapha. Moustapha goes for the delivery but puts out his arm, which means he gets fouled for a hand ball - a yellow card goes his way. Also, two minutes added on here.

43' - Pratik gives away a free-kick, whch is taken by Cidoncha. Jairo signals for the ball at the far post as he rushes to the post but the delivery from the set-piece is pushed away behind for a corner. Mumbai survives!

41' - It is going to be a double change for Mumbai as Pratik replaces the injured Grgic, and Sougou comes on Machado!

40' - Grgic is handed a yellow card for his high-foot tackle on Narzary. In the process of the tackle, he seems to have hurt his hamstring.

38' - Machado miscues a volley after a cross is played for him from the right flank. Just over five minutes of regulation time pending in this half.

38' - As Chermiti falls in a collision with Prasanth, the striker is hit by Prasanth on his head as the Kerala man lands to the ground. It looks unintentional and no foul is given.

36' - Carlos' cross from the right is very well blocked by Zuiverloon's header. Mumbai has its third corner but Larbi's delivery is headed away too.

35' - The broadcast shows a short clip of the compilations of the two coaches reacting at the touchline. Two very animated coaches we have tonight in Eelco and Jorge!

33' - Kerala loses the ball and the Mumbai midfield capitalises on the fault. Chermiti runs to get to the end of it but Jairo intercepts. It is still 0-0 in Kochi.

29' - Bilal spills a looping ball towards him but to his relief, Larbi falls down before he could get to it.

27' - Now Carlos attacks from the left wing! He makes some space for himself and tries to cut in but Rakip stops him. Mumbai is awarded a free-kick which Machado takes but it is cleared out by Moustapha. The consequent corner-kick too is cleared out, by Jairo this time.

25' - Cidoncha floats in the ball into the box as Ogbeche runs in for a header. He stretches out but the ball goes out of play before he can get his head to it.

22' - Machado takes a long free-kick and he puts in a fine delivery towards the far post. Chermiti fails to get to the ball but Rowllin is flagged offside. Kerala defenders totally missed marking the the Mumbai players!

20' - Kerala's central defender makes a mess of his clearance as he passes the ball back to Bilal at goal, which sees Chermiti pounce on it. Risky moment for the home side!

18' - Carlos is fed a ball from the middle and he makes his way from the right wing. The former Pune City man takes a shot from the right, which forces Bilal to block the effort.

16' - After Moustapha takes a turn, Ogbeche takes the ball and tries to invade the Mumbai defence. Souvik steps up to block any attempt.

14' - Over optimistic attempt from Narzary who, from the left wing, whips in a cross which defeats everyone....even the target, as it goes out of play! Amrinder wasn't tested at all, but the ball boy will have some work to do there. Coach Schattorie is visibly annoyed with that.


12' - Local boy Prasanth has the ball and he runs on the right flank. Rowllin though does well to win back the ball.

10' - CHANCE! Larbi heads down the ball towards the goal but it hits the post as Carlos sets him up with a cross from the right side.

8' - Ogbeche tries to make his way into the Mumbai box but Rowllin blocks the Kerala target man.

4' - Penalty denied! Chermiti is brought down by Zuiverloon as the Kerala defender brings out his arm to push the onrushing Mumbai striker. As Chermiti falls in the box, he appeals for a spot-kick but no penalty decision is given by the referee.

1' - The first shot comes in the very first minute as Prasanth shoots from the right. Amrinder safely collects it.

1' - Kick-off! The action begins in Kochi between Kerala Blasters and Mumbai City.

- The big news tonight is that Mumbai City's main striker Modou Sougou is not in the starting XI! Jorge Costa has named a team, which seems to line up in a 4-3-3 shape- Larbi, Chermiti and Carlos will form the front three. Rowllin will play in a three-man midfield with Machado and local boy Raynier. As for Kerala, it is unchanged from the 2-1 win over ATK in the ISL opener, lining up in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

Kerala Blasters XI: Bilal Husain Khan; Mohamad Rakip, Jairo Rodrigues, Gianni Zuiverloon, Jessel Carneiro; Mouhamadou Gning, Jeakson Singh; Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Sergio Cidoncha, Halicharan Narzary; Bartholomew Ogbeche.

Mumbai City XI: Amrinder Singh; Souvik Chakrabarti, Mato Grgic, Sarthak Golui, Subashish Bose; Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Paulo Machado; Mohamed Larbi, Amine Chermiti, Diego Carlos.



FC Goa thrashed Chennaiyin 3-0 on Wednesday as The Gaurs, under Sergio Lobera, won on their first outing of the Indian Super League 2019-20.

Seiminlen Doungel, on his Goa debut, scored the first goal for the home side while Ferran Corominas doubled the lead in the second half. Defender Carlos Pena netted the third goal of the night to cap off a clinical performance for Goa.

Chennaiyin, with seven new faces in the line-up, caused no trouble for Goa, which also clinched a clean sheet on Wednesday.

Full report: FC Goa begins campaign with comfortable 3-0 win over Chennaiyin FC

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After a promising start to its campaign, Kerala Blasters FC is set to pit its wits against Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League on Thursday.

Roared on by vociferous home support, Kerala gave a good account of itself in its 2-1 win over ATK and coach Eelco Schattorie will be hoping to make the maximum of the home advantage.

Kerala generally tends to do well, if it performs well at home. In 2014 and 2016, when it reached the play-offs, it had a strong home record, losing just one home game in both seasons. Full season preview: Revamped Kerala Blasters eyes upswing in fortunes

Mumbai will look towards the likes of Paulo Machado and Modou Sougou, key figures behind the team’s run to the play-offs last season, to drive the team. The side has several key Indian midfielders in Rowllin Borges and Raynier Fernandes, who will be expected to set the tempo for the team from the middle of the park.

The Islanders will also bank on the firepower they have with new recruits Serge Kevyn and Amine Chermiti boosting their attacking arsenal. Full season preview: Can Mumbai City FC go the distance this time?


Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC will be shown on Star Sports network and can also be streamed live on Hotstar. The kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM IST.