Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters Shoot-Out Delhi Dynamos, Set up Title Clash With Atletico de Kolkata
Kerala Blasters scored through Josue Prieto, Kervens Belfort and Mohammed Rafique with Antonio German's miss counting for nothing as Kerala won 3-0 in penalties.
In a fantastic and enthralling game of football witnessed in a semi-final, second leg at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi, Kerala Blasters defeated Delhi Dynamos via penalty shoot out and set up a title clash with Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) on December 18.
The hosts were leading 2-1 at the end of the regulation time. But with Kerala having won the first leg 1-0, the teams were locked 2-2 on aggregate.
With both teams unable to score over 30 minutes of extra-time, the match went on to the penalty shoot-outs. Kerala upstaged Delhi with 3-0 to enter the summit clash in Kochi.
Kerala Blasters scored through Josue Prieto, Kervens Belfort and Mohammed Rafique with Antonio German's miss counting for nothing as Kerala won 3-0.
Earlier in regulation time, Marcelinho Pereira (21st minute) and Ruben Rocha (45th minute) scored for Delhi Dynamos, while Duckens Nazon was the goal-scorer for Kerala Blasters in the 24th minute. Delhi led 2-1 at half time.
Meanwhile, ATK had reached the final on goal aggregate after playing out a hard-tackling, goalless draw with Mumbai City FC in the second leg semi-final at the Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday.
ATK had won the first leg encounter between the two teams 3-2 on December 10