The Nizams end their league campaign with an impressive away win.

Kerala Blasters lost their final league fixture of the ISL 2022-23 season against Hyderabad FC by a 1-0 scoreline. Both teams had already secured playoff qualification but that did not stop them from delivering an entertaining match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Sunday.

Borja Herrera’s goal was the difference between the two teams. It was a physical game with tackles flying around from both sets of players. In the end, the Yellow Army had to succumb to a defeat against the Nizams.

Here is a look at the player ratings from the Kerala Blasters vs Hyderabad FC game:

Kerala Blasters

Prabhsukhan Gill – 5.5

The custodian did not have a chance to stop Borja Herrera’s goal which was hit well and in the bottom corner.

Ayush Adhikari – 5.0

The youngster played as a right-back in a makeshift role. He looked promising while in possession of the ball and had an 80% passing accuarcy.

Hormipam Ruivah – 6.0

The centre-back was rather erratic in his tackling and received a yellow card. However, he could have easily got two yellows considering his three fouls. Apart from that, he had 84 touches on the ball and looked solid in possession.

Marko Leskovic – 5.5

Marko Leskovic did not lead his defence as he usually does. He got a yellow card out of frustration. 

Jessel Carneiro – 5.5

The skipper looked positive going forward and made five tackles while defending. 

Sahal Abdul Samad – 6.0

Sahal found himself in good positions but a lack of quality in his distribution led wastage of a few attacking opportunities. He was subbed later in the second half.

Ivan Kaliuzhnyi – 5.5

Ivan Kaliuzhnyi was lucky not to receive a red card for a high boot on Sahil Tavora. He picked up a yellow and did not impact the game a lot.

Adrian Luna – 6.5

Adrian Luna did not enjoy a lot of space on the ball as Hyderabad FC defenders were quick to press him down. He created a solitary goal-scoring opportunity in a disappointing display.

Vibin Mohanan – 6.5

Vibin’s performance was one of the positives for Kerala Blasters. He made five tackles and completed 58 of his 66 passes.

Bryce Miranda – 5.5

The winger troubled the Hyderabad FC defence a few times with his pace but did not make an impact in the final third. 

Dimitrios Diamantakos – 7.0

Diamantakos worked hard to lure Hyderabad FC defenders away from their positions. He created one chance on goal and did not receive enough quality passes to produce a scoring chance for himself.


Danish Farooq – 6.5

Danish Farooq came on to the find the equaliser and had a great chance to score but he sent his drive way over into the stands.

Nishu Kumar – 6.0

The full-back came on in the second half to inject more energy down the flanks. He had 35 touches in 28 minutes.

Apostolos Giannou – 5.5

The striker was ineffective after coming on as a substitute.

Nihal Sudeesh – 5.5

Nihal was unable to help his team find an equaliser. He got 13 touches on the ball.

Bijoy Varghese – N/A

Hyderabad FC

Gurmeet Singh – 7.0

The custodian did not have to make a lot of saves and recorded a comfortable clean sheet.

Nikhil Poojary – 6.5

The full-back was made the captain and featured only in the first half. He was busy on the flank, made three tackles, and picked up a yellow card before his substitution at the break.

Nim Dorjee – 7.5

Nim Dorjee was solid in defence and did not commit any mistakes, helping his team record a clean sheet. 

Odei Onaindia – 8.0

It was a sensational defensive performance by the defender. He was quick to clear any danger and won several duels. A clean sheet was a perfect reward for the centre-back.

Akash Mishra – 7.5

Akash Mishra made four clearances and four blocks in a brilliant defensive outing. He was quick to read the through balls and did not let any Kerala Blasters attacker enjoy room on the right flank.

Borja Herrera – 8.0

The midfielder’s sensational left-footed strike in the bottom right corner gave Hyderabad FC the lead. He made way for Joao Victor in the second half.

Sahil Tavora – 6.5

In a rare start for Sahil Tavora, he did his duties well. The midfielder finished the game with an 85% passing accuracy and covered for his defenders well.

Mohammad Yasir – 7.5

The winger was excellent down the right flank. He initiated the move that led to his team’s only goal. His pace and control of the ball were superb. 

Joel Chianese – 6.5

The midfielder almost got a goal for himself until the referee signalled it as offside. His movement was a nuisance for Kerala Blasters defenders as he was dragging them away from their positions.

Halicharan Narzary – 7.5

The winger was a constant threat down the left flank and made the assist for Borja Herrera’s goal. 

Javier Siverio – 7.0

The striker took three shots on goal and also found himself in good positions to create scoring chances. He made the cross for Chianese’s goal but it was disallowed (offside).


Reagan Singh – 6.5

The full-back worked hard and helped his team secure a clean sheet.

Joao Victor – 6.0

The skipper entered the fray in the second half. He completed all of his 11 passes and did not allow Kerala Blasters midfielders enjoy time and space on the ball in the goalmouth area.

Aaren D’Silva – 6.0

The striker missed a great chance to score in the latter stages of the game when his mistimed header went 10 yards wide of target.

Abdul Rabeeh – 7.0

The winger was difficult to stop for Kerala Blasters defenders, owing to his pace and dribbling. He created a superb chance for D’Silva but the forward missed his header on goal.

Rohit Danu – N/A

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