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NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters FC

Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
Nov 05, 2022 19:30 IST
Full Time
Diamantakos
(56')
Sahal
(85')
Sahal
(90')
Chhara
(84')
Nishu
(36')
Kerala Blasters FC beat NorthEast United FC 3 - 0
  • NorthEast United FC
    NEU
    Kerala Blasters FC
    KB
  • 47%
    POSSESSION
    53%
  • 0
    GOALS
    3
  • 5
    SHOTS
    12
  • 1
    SHOTS ON TARGET
    4
  • 10
    FOULS COMMITED
    14
  • 1
    YELLOW CARDS
    1
  • 0
    RED CARDS
    0
  • 4
    OFF SIDES
    1
  • 2
    CORNER KICKS
    5
Match Info
  • Tournament name Indian Super League, 2022-23
  • Venue Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
  • Date Nov 05, 2022 07:30 PM IST
  • Attendance 4867
Match Completed
Full Time
90'
Sahal
90'
Nishu
Jessel
84'
Chhara
87'
Ivan
V. Mongil
87'
Hormipam
Puitea
85'
Sahal
83'
Gaurav Bora
Rupert
83'
Joe Zohera
Parthib
70'
Mashoor
Pragyan
65'
Saurav
Sahal
65'
Diamantakos
Giannou
63'
Philippoteaux
Evans
63'
Jithin
Imran
56'
Diamantakos
Half Time
36'
Nishu
Kick Off

NorthEast United FC

5-3-2
  • 27
    Matt Derbyshire
    18
    Jithin M.S
  • 15
    Emil Benny
    91
    Jon Gaztanaga
    10
    Romain Philippoteaux
  • 14
    Joe Zoherliana
    6
    Mashoor Shereef
    13
    Gaurav Bora
    2
    Michael Jakobsen
    5
    Gurjinder Kumar
  • 32
    Mirshad Michu
MIDFIELDER
28
Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha
Midfielder
15
Emil Benny
Midfielder
8
Imran Khan
Midfielder
91
Jon Gaztanaga Arrospide
Midfielder
16
Mohamed Irshad Thaivalappil
Midfielder
43
Pragyan Sundar Gogoi
Midfielder
10
Romain Philippoteaux
Midfielder
26
Sehnaj Kashmir Singh
Midfielder
GOALKEEPER
29
Arindam Bhattacharja
Goalkeeper
23
Khoirom Jackson Singh
Goalkeeper
32
Mirshad Koottappunna Michu
Goalkeeper
1
Nikhil Deka
Goalkeeper
FORWARD
30
Alfred Lalroutsang
Forward
19
Dipu Mirdha
Forward
22
Gani Ahmmed Nigam
Forward
18
Jithin Madathil Subran
Forward
17
Laldanmawia Ralte
Forward
27
Matthew Anthony Derbyshire
Forward
11
Parthib Sundar Gogoi
Forward
7
Rochharzela
Forward
9
Wilmar Jordan Gil
Forward
DEFENDER
24
Aaron Michael Evans
Defender
13
Gaurav Bora
Defender
5
Gurjinder Kumar
Defender
14
Joe Zoherliana
Defender
6
Mashoor Shereef Thangalakath
Defender
2
Michael Jakobsen
Defender
3
Ngasepam Tondonba Singh
Defender
4
Provat Lakra
Defender
12
Rupert Lamlang Nongrum
Defender

Kerala Blasters FC

4-4-2
  • 9
    Dimitrios Diamantakos
    20
    Adrian Luna
  • 27
    Saurav Mandal
    25
    Jeakson Singh
    77
    Ivan Kaliuzhnyi
    17
    Rahul Kannoly Praveen
  • 22
    Nishu Kumar
    4
    Ruivah Hormipam
    55
    Marko Leskovic
    3
    Soraisham Sandeep Singh
  • 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
Adios!
That's all we have from this match. We have had two wonderful games on Super Saturday and now the action shifts to the final game of matchweek 5 on Sunday 5th November as Mumbai City FC host ATK Mohun Bagan at the Mumbai Football Arena. That game will begin at 7 30 pm IST. Cheers!
Awards
The Club Award is won by Kerala Blasters FC for sealing a thumping 3-0 win. The Hero of the Match Award goes to Rahul Kannoly Praveen.
KBFC on the rise!
We have witnessed an enthralling half of football and KBFC have managed to seal a comprehensive win over an unimpressive NEUFC side with a three-goal burst in the second half. The hosts have now suffered their fifth consecutive loss in the league and have still just scored one goal so far. Their strikers did not manage to get past a defense that had conceded the most goals in the Hero ISL 2022-23 before this game. The first half ended goalless with both teams playing with high intensity but lacking the final ball and hardly having any shots on goal. It was Dimitrios Diamantakos who broke the deadlock getting on the end of a lovely cross from Saurav Mandal that was helped on by Rahul Kannoly Praveen. Despite the goal, it was KBFC who continued to attack with substitute Sahal Samad scoring a brace late in the game to crush any hopes NEUFC had of stealing some points. Sahal’s first effort was a fine shot from the edge of the box as the ball was squared to him by Rahul Kannoly Praveen and he found the bottom right corner. A composed finish in the closing minutes of the game from a Soraisham Sandeep Singh cross got him his second. NEUFC are at the bottom of the league and are looking ahead to a long painful campaign unless things change drastically. KBFC have six points on the board and have jumped up the points table. They may look to use this win as an opportunity to kickstart their campaign.
90'
Full-time
There goes the final whistle! Kerala Blasters FC have emerged victorious here.
90'
GOOOALLLL!!!
KBFC with the third! Sahal Samad with his second of the game. Soraisham Sandeep Singh receives the ball on the right flank and whips in a low cross inside the box. It reaches Sahal Samad at the far post who composes himself, takes a touch and shoots it low. Mirshad Michu has no chance of stopping that. KBFC secure the three points.
90'
Goal
Goal - Kerala Blasters FC : Sahal
90'
Just over!
Adrian Luna gets the ball and plays a good through ball towards Rahul Kannoly Praveen who stretches his foot and shoots it just over the crossbar.
90'
Brilliant run!
Lalthathanga Khawlhring gets the ball outside the box and dribbles past two defenders to make some space for his shot. However, he fires it well wide of the goal.
90'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Jessel Carneiro, Out: Nishu Kumar)
90'
Added time!
The referee has indicated six minutes of additional time.
84'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card - NorthEast United FC : Chhara
87'
KBFC with the changes!
Double change for the visitors as they find themselves considerably ahead in this game. Victor Mongil and Lalthathanga Khawlhring are the two new players on the field in place of Ivan Kaliuzhnyi and Ruivah Hormipam.
87'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Victor Mongil, Out: Ivan Kaliuzhnyi)
87'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Out: Ruivah Hormipam)
85'
GOOOALLLL!!!
KBFC make it 2-0! That should seal this game in their favor. Rahul Kannoly Praveen gets the ball on the right wing and provides a low cross along the edge of the box toward Sahal Samad who takes a first-time shot at the goal. Mirshad Michu's sight is probably impeded by his defenders as he dives to his left and gets his fingertips to it but does not have enough on it to stop it from going into the net. NEUFC are now staring down the barrel of defeat.
85'
Goal
Goal - Kerala Blasters FC : Sahal
84'
More changes!
NEUFC make a double change once again. Rupert Nongrum and Parthib Gogoi are on the field in place of Gaurav Bora and Joe Zoherliana. A positive change for the hosts.
83'
Substitution
Substitution - NorthEast United FC (In: Rupert Nongrum, Out: Gaurav Bora)
83'
Substitution
Substitution - NorthEast United FC (In: Parthib Gogoi, Out: Joe Zoherliana)
82'
What a miss!
NEUFC miss a great chance! Matt Derbyshire plays a brilliant through ball towards Imran Khan who takes it around the keeper, but Ruivah Hormipam comes across and denies him a shot at an open goal.
82'
Good move!
A brilliant cross, but the chance goes to waste. Jon Gaztanaga whips in a good cross from the right and Nishu Kumar misjudges the flight of the ball and misses it. Imran Khan at the far post cannot get it under control and loops it up as Prabhsukhan Gill collects it.
78'
Sloppy from NEUFC!
NEUFC are losing possession in the middle of the field. They are trying to build an attack from the back, but their midfielders are losing the ball in the middle and allowing KBFC to go on the counter.
74'
Good football!
KBFC passing the ball nicely as they are converting defense into attack in a flash. NEUFC need to be careful here as they may find themselves caught out on a counter attack in their attempt to push forward.
70'
Another change!
NEUFC bring on Pragyan Gogoi in place of Mashoor Shereef and it looks like they may shift to four at the back now.
70'
Substitution
Substitution - NorthEast United FC (In: Pragyan Gogoi, Out: Mashoor Shereef)
70'
On the front foot!
KBFC are not sitting back on their lead here. Adrian Luna has the ball on the left wing and cuts it back into the path of Ivan Kaliuzhnyi who does not get power or direction into his shot. He watches the ball go wide of the post.
66'
KBFC with a few changes!
Fresh faces off the bench for KBFC as they look to consolidate. Sahal Samad and Apostolos Giannou have been brought on in place of Saurav Mandal and Dimitrios Diamantakos.
65'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Sahal Samad, Out: Saurav Mandal)
65'
Substitution
Substitution - Kerala Blasters FC (In: Apostolos Giannou, Out: Dimitrios Diamantakos)
63'
NEUFC shaking things up!
A couple of changes from NEUFC! Imran Khan and Aaron Evans replace Jithin M.S and Romain Philippoteaux. They are chasing the game, but these are more defensive-minded changes.
63'
Substitution
Substitution - NorthEast United FC (In: Aaron Evans, Out: Romain Philippoteaux)
63'
Substitution
Substitution - NorthEast United FC (In: Imran Khan, Out: Jithin M.S)
62'
KBFC with another attack!
Good defending from NEUFC! Saurav Mandal once again gets the ball on the right wing and fires in a low cross, but this time Gaurav Bora is alert to it and clears it away for a corner. Nothing comes from the latter.
56'
GOOOALLLL!!!
KBFC have found a way through! The deadlock has been broken and Dimitrios Diamantakos is off and running in the Hero ISL 2022-23 season! All the credit goes to Saurav Mandal who carries the ball forward on the right wing and whips in a dangerous low cross into the box. The delivery beats all the NEUFC defenders and gets the foot of the diving Rahul Kannoly Praveen and goes toward Dimitrios Diamantakos at the far post who slides in to tap the ball into an open net. KBFC have a crucial lead in a tightly-contested game.
56'
Goal
Goal - Kerala Blasters FC : Diamantakos
56'
Great chance!
Dimitrios Diamantakos has taken one touch too many in the box and a chance goes begging! He wriggles around looking for an opportunity to get his shot away but is eventually blocked by a NEUFC defender.
50'
Long range effort!
Emil Benny gets a bit of space outside the box to take a shot and fires an attempt wide of the post. Both teams have started the half in an aggressive manner and it could be only a matter of time before we see a goal.
48'
Dangerous free kick!
KBFC have an opportunity here as Gurjinder Kumar commits a foul right outside the box. Adrian Luna is standing over the ball and has a great angle for a left-footed shot. He plays a short pass to Dimitrios Diamantakos who fires a shot into the wall and gets a corner.
46'
Second half begins!
The action has resumed in the second half with NEUFC kicking the ball and they will now attack from right to left of the screen. Both teams have opted not to make any changes at the interval.
All square!
A hard-fought first half comes to an end! KBFC showed their possession game, but they were unable to penetrate the NEUFC defense. NorthEast United FC, on the other hand, managed to create some openings and they came the closest to scoring when Romain Philippoteaux's shot hit the woodwork. Kerala Blasters FC gradually came into the game more and put a lot of pressure at the fag end of the half, but NEUFC defended very well. So, it is even at the break and we can expect another exciting half. Will we get a winner?
45'
Half time!
The referee blows his whistle and it is the end of the first half. The scores are level going into the break.
45'
Sustained pressure!
KBFC are keeping the ball and prodding at the NEUFC defense looking for a goal but are unable to find a way through.
45'
Added time
There will be 2 minutes of injury time at the end of the first half. Will either team be able to get a breakthrough?
42'
Poor effort!
Dimitrios Diamantakos finds himself in a good position inside the box on the left-hand side and takes a wild attempt with his left foot. The ball trickles feebly away from the goal beyond the by-line for a goal-kick.
40'
Intent shown!
NEUFC have suddenly picked up their game and are showing some energy on the field. They are pressing the KBFC players high up the pitch but are still lacking the final ball.
36'
Harsh challenge!
Nishu Kumar gets the first yellow card of the match. Jon Gaztanaga gets the ball in the middle of the field and takes a good turn, but Nishu Kumar puts a heavy challenge on him to stop him. The referee reaches his pocket and books Nishu Kumar.
36'
Yellow Card
Yellow Card - Kerala Blasters FC : Nishu
32'
Even game!
It has been a competitive game so far. Both teams are getting into good positions but they are missing that final ball. Some mistakes are creeping into the KBFC defense but NEUFC have not taken advantage of it.
27'
Poor cross!
Another attack from KBFC! Soraisham Sandeep Singh gets the loose ball on the right flank and puts in a low cross inside the box, but it is headed away by a NEUFC defender. Ruivah Hormipam gets another chance but he hits it straight into the hands of Mirshad Michu.
23'
Free-kick for NEUFC!
Matt Derbyshire uses his body well and draws a foul from Dimitrios Diamantakos. Romain Philippoteaux takes the free kick but puts in way too much power on the ball and it goes out for a goal kick.
20'
Burst of speed!
Nishu Kumar loses the ball outside the box in the NEUFC half and it is collected by Jithin M.S who sprints towards the KBFC goal. Reaches the by-line but is unable to put the cross in.
17'
Dangerous set-piece!
Rahul Kannoly Praveen gets fouled on the left wing and KBFC have a free kick. Adrian Luna whips in a delicious cross but it has been put out for a corner by the NEUFC defender. Nothing comes off the corner as well.
14'
Competitive opening!
Both teams have had their opportunities and there is a sense of urgency among the players. Crucial points are at stake here.
10'
Counter attack opportunity!
NEUFC have a firm foundation at the back and KBFC are finding it difficult to get through. A defender steals the ball and passes it to Romain Philippoteaux who lays the ball to the right-hand side into the path of Emil Benny. He is unable to make the most of the chance as he is caught by the defenders.
8'
So close!
Romain Philippoteaux hits the woodwork. He gets the ball on the left side and goes on a run and fires in a powerful shot from outside the box, but it crashes against the crossbar.
4'
First attack!
KBFC on the attack! Ivan Kaliuzhnyi gets the ball outside the box and whips in a cross but it is cleared away by the NEUFC defender.
Let's Football!
It is time for action! NEUFC have opted for a 5-3-2 formation while KBFC are going with a 4-4-2 combination. KBFC are attacking from right to left in the first half. Let's Football...
KBFC (Starting XI) -
Prabhsukhan Gill (GK), Soraisham Sandeep Singh, Ruivah Hormipam, Marko Leskovic, Nishu Kumar, Jeakson Singh, Adrian Luna (C), Saurav Mandal, Ivan Kaliuzhnyi, Rahul Kannoly Praveen and Dimitrios Diamantakos.
NEUFC (Starting XI) -
Mirshad Michu (GK), Joe Zoherliana, Mashoor Shereef, Michael Jakobsen (C), Gaurav Bora, Gurjinder Kumar, Emil Benny, Jon Gaztanaga, Romain Philippoteaux, Jithin M.S and Matt Derbyshire.
Hunt for valuable points!
NEUFC have scored just one goal so far and their lack of penetration in front of the goal is proving to be their kryptonite. Their defense looked dodgy in the first three games, prompting Marco Balbul to go with a new-look defensive line with five at the back in the last game and they did put up a more solid performance. However, the best form of defense has always been to attack and until they do not improve their attacking prowess, they will always concede goals. This game provides a good opportunity for their forwards to score a goal against a KBFC side that has conceded 10 goals, which is the most by any team in the league. Their previous game against MCFC was the only game they have not scored in so far and they will have to be at their best to score against a heavily stacked defense in this game. KBFC have won 6 of the 16 games that the two teams have played against each other with NEUFC winning 4 and the remaining 6 ending in a draw. The visitors took four points in the two fixtures against NEUFC in the Hero ISL 2021-22 season as they drew the away fixture 0-0 before winning the home fixture 2-1 despite getting a red card in the game. NEUFC have changed their formation from 4-3-3 to 5-3-2 and they may decide to stick with it in this game but that means they have to resort to just two forward players putting the load on Jithin M.S and Matt Derbyshire to get the goals. They have not been in good form and have not received support from their midfielders as well who have failed to transform defense into attack. KBFC got Victor Mongil in the playing eleven in place of Ruivah Hormipam but had to sacrifice an overseas player up top. Ivan Kaliuzhnyi had been quite flat after his two-goal cameo in the first game and he was replaced by Rahul Kannoly Praveen. Adrian Luna is by far the most dangerous player in their lineup and he created ample opportunities in the last game with no reward. Which of these two teams will manage to claim much-needed points? Or will they share the spoils and continue their struggle in the League? We will find out soon.
Battle at the bottom!
We are well into Matchweek 5 as we reach the second game of the doubleheader in the Hero Indian Super League 2022-23 with two teams languishing at the bottom of the table and in desperate need of a win under their belt. NorthEast United FC who are yet to register a win in the league will host Kerala Blasters FC, a team just one place above them in the standings, at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. The hosts have had a miserable start to their campaign and are still hunting for their maiden win having lost a close game 1-0 away from home against JFC in their previous match. KBFC won their opening game in resounding fashion but have lost three games after that with their latest loss coming at the hands of MCFC as they were defeated 2-0 at home. NEUFC avoided a bottom-place finish in the Hero ISL 2021-22 season but look destined for it this year unless they do something to turn their fortunes around. KBFC were runners-up in Hero ISL 2021-22 but have fallen off drastically this year and will want to end their run of three consecutive losses. This could very well be a scrappy affair with both teams still searching for form but a win could kickstart either side's campaign.