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Kerala Blasters FC vs Mumbai City FC

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
Oct 28, 2022 19:30 IST
Full Time
Mehtab
(22')
Pereyra Diaz
(31')
Ivan
(82')
Noguera
(72')
Mumbai City FC beat Kerala Blasters FC 2 - 0
  • Kerala Blasters FC
    KB
    Mumbai City FC
    MUM
  • 51%
    POSSESSION
    49%
  • 0
    GOALS
    2
  • 18
    SHOTS
    16
  • 4
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    4
  • 9
    FOULS COMMITED
    10
  • 1
    YELLOW CARDS
    1
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 0
    OFF SIDES
    3
  • 7
    CORNER KICKS
    4
Match Info
  • Tournament name Indian Super League, 2022-23
  • Venue Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi
  • Date Oct 28, 2022 07:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 33121
Match Completed
Full Time
90'
A. Luna
Saurav
90'
Rahul
Bryce
90'
Bipin
Gurkirat
90'
LZ Chhangte
Vikram
82'
Ivan
81'
Puitea
Bidya
76'
Apuia
Vinit R
76'
F.A.H. Jahouh
M.Fall
72'
Noguera
71'
Sahal
Hormipam
71'
V. Mongil
Ivan
62'
Pereyra Diaz
Noguera
Half Time
31'
Pereyra Diaz
22'
Mehtab
Kick Off

Kerala Blasters FC

4-4-2
  • 9
    Dimitrios Diamantakos
    18
    Sahal Samad
  • 17
    Rahul Kannoly Praveen
    25
    Jeakson Singh
    7
    Lalthathanga Khawlhring
    20
    Adrian Luna
  • 10
    Harmanjot Khabra
    23
    Victor Mongil
    55
    Marko Leskovic
    14
    Jessel Carneiro
  • 13
    Prabhsukhan Gill
MIDFIELDER
20
Adrian Nicolas Luna Retamar
Midfielder
8
Ayush Adhikari
Midfielder
81
Bryce Brian Miranda
Midfielder
11
Givson Singh Moirangthem
Midfielder
77
Ivan Kaliuzhnyi
Midfielder
25
Jeakson Singh Thounaojam
Midfielder
7
Lalthathanga Khawlhring
Midfielder
28
Nihal Sudeesh
Midfielder
18
Sahal Abdul Samad
Midfielder
27
Saurav Mandal
Midfielder
33
Vibin Mohanan
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
1
Karanjit Singh
Goalkeeper
78
Muheet Shabir Khan
Goalkeeper
13
Prabhsukhan Singh Gill
Goalkeeper
31
Sachin A Suresh
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
99
Apostolos Giannou
Forward
30
Bidyashagar Singh Khangembam
Forward
9
Dimitrios Diamantakos
Forward
17
Rahul Kannoly Praveen
Forward
45
Sreekuttan MS
Forward
DEFENDER
21
Bijoy Varghese
Defender
10
Harmanjot Singh Khabra
Defender
14
Jessel Allan Carneiro
Defender
55
Marko Leskovic
Defender
22
Nishu Kumar Tashni
Defender
4
Ruivah Hormipam
Defender
3
Soraisham Sandeep Singh
Defender
23
Victor Mongil Adeva
Defender

Mumbai City FC

4-3-3
  • 7
    Lallianzuala Chhangte
    30
    Jorge Diaz
    29
    Bipin Singh
  • 45
    Lalengmawia Ralte
    10
    Ahmed Jahouh
    24
    Greg Stewart
  • 2
    Rahul Bheke
    18
    Rostyn Griffiths
    5
    Mehtab Singh
    15
    Sanjeev Stalin
  • 1
    Phurba Lachenpa
MIDFIELDER
10
Ahmed Jahouh
Midfielder
8
Alberto Noguera Ripoll
Midfielder
45
Lalengmawia Ralte
Midfielder
36
Mohammed Asif Khan
Midfielder
14
Rowllin Borges
Midfielder
16
Vinit Rai
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
22
Bhaskar Roy
Goalkeeper
13
Mohamad Nawaz
Goalkeeper
1
Phurba Tempa Lachenpa
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
28
Ayush Chhikara
Forward
29
Bipin Singh Thounaojam
Forward
24
Greg Alexander James Stewart
Forward
9
Gurkirat Singh
Forward
30
Jorge Rolando Pereyra Diaz
Forward
7
Lallianzuala Chhangte
Forward
6
Vikram Partap Singh
Forward
DEFENDER
4
Amey Ganesh Ranawade
Defender
33
Gursimrat Singh Gill
Defender
17
Mandar Rao Dessai
Defender
5
Mehtab Singh
Defender
2
Rahul Shankar Bheke
Defender
18
Rostyn John Griffiths
Defender
15
Sanjeev Stalin
Defender
25
Serigne Mourtada Fall
Defender
23
Vignesh Dakshinamurthy
Defender
Adios!
That is it from this game then! Hero ISL action continues on Saturday, the 29th of October with a doubleheader. The first game will be played between Hyderabad FC and FC Goa and that will begin at 5.30 pm IST. That game will be followed by the Kolkata Derby between ATK Mohun Bagan and East Bengal FC at 7.30 pm IST. Till then, take care and goodbye!
Awards!
The Club Award goes to MCFC for winning the game. The Hero of the Match Award goes to Mehtab Singh.
Still unbeaten!
MCFC get their second win of the campaign to move up into 2nd place on the points table and keep their unbeaten run going. They started well and went ahead in the twenty-first minute of the game as Mehtab Singh hammered the loose ball past Prabhsukhan Gill. MCFC showed a lot of creativity and doubled the lead via Jorge Diaz's cool finish in the thirty-first minute of the game. Upon resumption, it was KBFC that created plenty of chances and came close to scoring their first. MCFC managed to survive that spell of pressure by KBFC without conceding a goal. Ivan Vukomanovic kept ringing in changes in his quest to find a goal, but KBFC seemed to lack the finish tonight. So, it is MCFC that return home with three points from tonight's game. KBFC will be disappointed with this performance in front of their home crowd and will now shift their focus towards their next game against NorthEast United FC.
90'
Fulltime!
There goes the referee's final whistle and after almost 8 minutes of added time being played by the referee, it is MCFC who win the game 2-0.
90'
Late changes!
With the game almost done, both teams make a few changes. KBFC bring on Bryce Miranda and Saurav Mandal for Rahul Kannoly Praveen and Adrian Luna. MCFC take off Lallianzuala Chhangte and Bipin Singh and bring on Vikram Singh and Gurkirat Singh in their places.
90'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Saurav Mandal, Out: Adrian Luna)
90'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Bryce Miranda, Out: Rahul Kannoly Praveen)
90'
Substitution
Substitution - Mumbai City FC (In: Gurkirat Singh, Out: Bipin Singh)
90'
Substitution
Substitution - Mumbai City FC (In: Vikram Singh, Out: Lallianzuala Chhangte)
90'
Tired legs!
Both KBFC and MCFC are still attacking but the end product isn't quite there as the attackers have been at it for a long time now. It has been a brilliant second half but is has lacked goals.
90'
Added time!
Adrian Luna is fouled by Vinit Rai around the center of the park and as Luna goes down, he holds his calf. Maybe, a bit of cramp and the physio is out to have a look. Also, the officials have added on a minimum of 6 minutes at the end of the second half.
87'
No respite!
Ivan Kaliuzhnyi appeals for a penalty but the referee dismisses his claim. Kaliuzhnyi finds himself around the by-line on the right side of the box and tries to keep the ball in play. Greg Stewart though does his defensive duties well and makes sure he gets across. Eventually, the ball goes behind for a goal kick but there is a slight touch from Stewart on Kaliuzhnyi, not anywhere enough to be deemed as a penalty though.
83'
Cynical foul!
Ivan Kaliuzhnyi gets into the referee's book now. KBFC look to start an attack from the middle of the park but Greg Stewart steals the ball off Kaliuzhnyi who then pulls back his shirt and brings him down. MCFC had a good chance to counter there and hence, the booking.
82'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card - Kerala Blasters FC : Ivan
81'
Substituition!
KBFC make a change. Bidyashagar Khangembam comes in to replace Lalthathanga Khawlhring with less than 10 minutes of normal time remaining. Can KBFC pull off something magical here?
81'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Bidyashagar Khangembam, Out: Lalthathanga Khawlhring)
77'
More changes!
MCFC now make a couple of changes as they try and hold onto the two-goal advantage. Lalengmawia Ralte and Ahmed Jahouh are taken off for Vinit Rai and Mourtada Fall.
76'
Substitution
Substitution - Mumbai City FC (In: Vinit Rai, Out: Lalengmawia Ralte)
76'
Substitution
Substitution - Mumbai City FC (In: Mourtada Fall, Out: Ahmed Jahouh)
73'
Yellow card!
Alberto Noguera is shown a yellow card and the game is getting more and more stretched. Chances are coming thick and fast for KBFC but they have failed to convert any of those thus far. MCFC are also getting good opportunities on the counter and will look to put the game to bed with a third goal.
72'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card - Mumbai City FC : Noguera
72'
Frantic play!
KBFC should have cut the deficit in half. Brilliant play by Jessel Carneiro on the left side of the box as he receives the ball from Adrian Luna and then just crosses it back to him. Luna brings it under control and thumps the volley with his left foot. The ball pings off the inside of the right post and it is kept in play. Towards the end of the play, Jessel sends in a delicious ball to the right far post and Rahul Kannoly Praveen has a free header but fails to hit the target.
70'
Double change!
KBFC are still a couple of goals behind and make a couple of desperate changes in order to get back in the game. Ruivah Hormipam and Ivan Kaliuzhnyi comes in for Sahal Samad and Victor Mongil.
71'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, Out: Victor Mongil)
69'
Off target!
MCFC miss a great chance to finish the game. MCFC win a free kick on the left flank which is taken by Greg Stewart. He delivers a lovely ball into the box but Mehtab Hossain fails to keep his header on target. The ball sails over the crossbar without troubling Prabhsukhan Gill.
66'
Astute defending!
MCFC have done well to sit back and defend since the start of the second half. Phurba Lachenpa has been sharp in front of the goal tonight.
63'
Shot blocked!
Sahal Samad tries his luck from long range. The shot clatters into Mehtab Singh inside the box. He seems in some discomfort and the medical team is out to check on him.
62'
Change!
Looks like Jorge Diaz is limping and will be replaced by Alberto Noguera. Diaz though has done his job and MCFC need fresh legs on the field as KBFC keep on staying on the front foot in this half.
62'
Substitution
Substitution - Mumbai City FC (In: Alberto Noguera, Out: Jorge Diaz)
60'
KBFC pressing on for their first goal!
KBFC are piling on the pressure now. MCFC need to weather the storm for the remaining thirty minutes of the game.
57'
Fine save!
An error by the MCFC player here. He looks to play it behind but passes it to Jeakson Singh. he moves forward to the edge of the box and makes a left-footed attempt to the left of the keeper. Phurba Lachenpa reads it well and sees it out for a corner.
52'
Just wide!
KBFC getting close now! Adrian Luna gets a ball on the left flank. He takes a touch and crosses it well in the box. Dimitrios Diamantakos gets an open header in the box and attempts it well. It just goes wide off the right post.
47'
MCFC looking for their third!
MCFC player plays a ball to Bipin Singh in the middle who leaves it to Greg Stewart. He takes a touch and fires it to the top corner with his left foot. Prabhsukhan Gill reads it well and cuts it out for a corner.
46'
Resumption!
KBFC is to get the second half underway and they will now attack from right to left. No changes made by either side at the interval.
Cruising through!
It was MCFC that began the game on the front foot. They showed a lot of promise in the final third and were eventually rewarded with a goal that broke the deadlock. Mehtab Singh pounced on an uncleared corner and blasted it past the keeper with his left foot to open the scoring in the 21st minute. MCFC created even more chances since then and as a result, doubled the lead via Jorge Diaz's strike in the thirty-first minute. With already two goals to the good, MCFC will be looking to put the game to bed in the second half. On the other hand, KBFC, who have lacked creativity, need to make their chances count in the second half.
45'
Half time!
There goes the whistle and at the interval MCFC lead the game by 2-0. Can KBFC make a comeback in the second half?
45'
Added time!
The officials signal that there will be a minimum of 1 minute to be added on at the end of the first half.
45'
On target!
Dimitrios Diamantakos puts a great through ball to Rahul Kannoly Praveen at the edge of the box. He takes a touch and attempts it with his left foot to the right of the keeper. Phurba Lachenpa makes a good diving stop to his right and cuts it out for a corner.
40'
Close!
MCFC close to getting their third goal. Greg Stewart gets a through ball in the box. He makes an outer-footed attempt which gets deflected off the KBFC defender. Jorge Diaz attacks the loose ball and goes for the volley and catches it well too. It just goes wide off the left post.
37'
Wayward attempt
Bipin Singh gets a through ball on the left edge of the box. Prabhsukhan Gill charges him well but Bipin is able to get a cross in the box. It is deflected off a KBFC defender and Lalengmawia Ralte gets the ball near the penalty area. He takes a shot but it goes well off target.
36'
Free kick!
Adrian Luna gets a free kick n the left flank. He makes a direct attempt to the left of Phurba Lachenpa who makes a diving stop. This is the closest KBFC have been so far.
31'
GOAL!!!
MCFC lead 2-0 now. Bipin Singh gets the ball in the middle. He plays it to Greg Stewart who puts a through ball to Jorge Diaz near the penalty area. He takes a cheeky touch and Marko Leskovic fails to defend him as he goes sliding into the challenge. Diaz is one-on-one with the keeper and calmly slots it to the keeper's left.
31'
Goal
Goal - Mumbai City FC : Pereyra Diaz
30'
Great defending!
A good counter attack by MCFC. Greg Stewart slots this one nicely into the way of rushing Lallianzuala Chhangte on the right flank. Just when he is about to pull the trigger, the KBFC defender puts in a brave challenge and averts the danger.
28'
Clumpsy challenge!
Greg Stewart tries to work his way into the midfield as he has done the entire game. Lalthathanga Khawlhring brings him down from behind. He is lucky to get away with just a word from the referee.
27'
Comfortable take!
Greg Stewart plays this one to Rahul Bheke on the right flank. Bheke sends in a good cross with his left foot that takes a deflection on its way and loops up. The aerial ball then falls to Prabhsukhan Gill who collects it over his head.
21'
GOOAALLL!!!
MCFC lead and deservingly so. MCFC win a corner on the left side and Ahmed Jahouh stands over the dead ball situation. The ball is crossed in low towards the near post but the KBFC defenders fail to clear their lines. Mehtab Singh attacks the second ball brilliantly and with a half-turn hammers it past the keeper with his left foot. 1-0 to MCFC!
22'
Goal
Goal - Mumbai City FC : Mehtab
19'
Half a chance!
MCFC bossing play at the moment. Greg Stewart wins a free kick a few yards away from the box and stands over the ball as well. Stewart chips it in towards the right far side and it is headed towards the opposite side by Rostyn Griffiths. Jorge Diaz is a bit late to react and is put off by a KBFC defender as well. The ball hits the head of Diaz and goes behind for a goal kick.
13'
Wasteful in the end!
Greg Stewart is dictating play well in the middle of the park and plays a few neat passes around the edge of the box. The ball is then played out wide right towards Lallianzuala Chhangte who has ample space and time. Chhangte though decides to just cut in a touch and has a pop with his left boot. The shot is well over the crossbar.
9'
Good tempo!
Neither side is just sitting deep and both are trying to get onto the front foot. MCFC are able to press their opponents and get the ball into the final third a bit more. However, there hasn't been anything clinical yet from either side.
5'
High and wide!
Nice bit of play from MCFC. Mehtab plays a long ball forward on the left flank and finds Bipin Singh who smartly just dabs it towards Ahmed Jahouh inside the box. Jahouh then pulls it back towards Jorge Diaz who looks to find Stewart on the right side but Jessel comes in with the crucial interception. The rebound is hit by Lalengmawia Ralte but his shot is well over the crossbar.
2'
Let off the hook!
MCFC skipper Rahul Bheke is lucky there to get away with a big error. Prabhsukhan Gill launches a long ball deep into the MCFC and around the left blank. Bheke rises up and looks to clear it away but flicks it on backward and into the path of Dimitrios Diamantakos who just can't quite get it under control.
1'
Let's Football!
We are underway as MCFC get the ball rolling. They will attack from the right to the left of the screen and are set up in a 4-3-3 formation. KBFC have opted for a classic 4-4-2 formation. Will we see a goal in the first 45 minutes?
Toss
The flip of the coin lands in favor of MCFC. Rahul Bheke has decided that they will kick off in the first half. Jessel Carneiro decides that KBFC will attack from left to right in the first half.
National Anthem!
We are minutes away from the start of the match but first, the two sets of players walk out of the tunnel and line up for the Indian national anthem.
MCFC (Starting XI) -
Phurba Lachenpa (GK), Rahul Bheke (C), Mehtab Singh, Rostyn Griffiths, Sanjeev Stalin, Lalengmawia Ralte, Ahmed Jahouh, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Jorge Diaz, Bipin Singh and Greg Stewart.
KBFC (Starting XI) -
Prabhsukhan Gill (GK), Harmanjot Khabra, Marko Leskovic, Victor Mongil, Jessel Carneiro (C), Jeakson Singh, Adrian Luna, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Sahal Samad, Rahul Kannoly Praveen and Dimitrios Diamantakos.
High-scoring affair!
MCFC find themselves in fourth place but could have easily been further up the table had they been more clinical in their last game. Having found a late equalizer against HFC in their first encounter that ended 3-3 they have shown great fortitude at the back with the attackers creating ample chances upfront but were unable to put the last game to bed. KBFC started the campaign with a resounding win but their frailties in defense has seen them concede 8 goals so far in the league. Having said that they have scored at least a goal in each game so they will know that if they restrict the goals at the back they have a good chance of winning their games. MCFC have won 6 of the 16 games that the two teams have played against each other with KBFC winning 4 and the remaining 6 ending in a draw. The hosts will draw confidence from their performance against MCFC in the Hero ISL 2021-22 season, winning the away fixture 3-0 before winning the home fixture 3-1. Rostyn Griffiths and Mehtab Singh are forming a formidable partnership at the back for the visitors and the introduction of Alberto Noguera in the starting eleven has shored up their midfield. Greg Stewart can be dangerous up front but would like to have more goals under his belt while Lallianzuala Chhangte will be high on confidence after his goal in the last game. KBFC made no changes to their back-line after their 5-2 drubbing at the hands of ATKMB and the defense conceded two goals once again. They may look to get Victor Mongil in the playing eleven in place of Ruivah Hormipam but will then need to sacrifice an overseas player up top. Adrian Luna has been in good form creating ample opportunities upfront with Ivan Kaliuzhnyi deployed in attack after his brace in the first game. Ivan has failed to make an impact though and this could make way for Rahul Kannoly Praveen to make a start after impressing off the bench. Will MCFC avenge their double loss in the Hero ISL 2021-22 and move up the table? Or will KBFC end their run of two losses and emerge victorious?
Hunt for a win!
It is time for the second game in matchweek 4 as the football festival heads into the weekend in the Hero Indian Super League 2022-23 with both teams in desperate need of registering a win under their belt. Kerala Blasters FC will be playing their third home game in their first four matches and will host Mumbai City FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi. The hosts won their first game of the campaign but since have lost two consecutive games with a 2-1 defeat to OFC in their previous match. MCFC are unbeaten in the league so far but two draws have kept them languishing middle of the table having conceded an early lead against JFC drawing 1-1 in their last game. MCFC had a good run in the Hero ISL 2020-21 season but could not match up to expectations last year while KBFC were runners-up in Hero ISL 2021-22. KBFC will be looking to grab crucial points and move up the table while MCFC will be looking to convert stalemates to important victories and ascertain their credentials as one of the favorites. This has all the making of an enthralling contest and there is much to look forward to.