ISL 2023-24: Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC: Match Report & Highlights
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7:20 PM: Hello everyone and welcome to Khel Now’s LIVE COVERAGE of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC match in the Indian Super League (ISL 2023-24). The kick-off is just 10 minutes away! I am your host Aishwarya Chakraborty and will keep you company through what promises a fascinating evening of football. Please wait for 30 Seconds for the Live blog to load.
ISL 2023-24: Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC – Build-up
The Indian Super League (ISL) action returns to God’s own country for the first time since December, 2023. Kochi will see hosts Kerala Blasters take on the ISL’s latest entrants Punjab FC in a must-win clash.
This will be Punjab FC’s first-ever trip to Kochi and Kerala Blasters and their fans will certainly want to give them an experience to remember. It is going to be a thrilling contest as Punjab will be keen to settle scores while Kerala Blasters will want to get back to winning ways.
Vukomanovic & Co. anyways need to recover from the 2-1 defeat to Odisha FC, which has complicated dynamics at the top of the points table. They will be backing their odds in the comfort of their home, against a team that is yet to win in an away fixture this season.
Dealing with injury concerns to key players, the team faces an uphill challenge to sustain their momentum in the second half of this campaign. This is when Vukomanovic’s coaching acumen and pedigree comes into play, as he has to ride over these challenges to put up a strong face against equally determined opponents.
After 10 winless games, Punjab FC has now won twice in their last three league encounters. They now have their eyes set on bagging consecutive victories for the first time ever in the ISL, and a host of facets have come together to help them get some favourable results under their belt. Firstly, someone like Luka Majcen hasn’t been overburdened with goal-scoring duties, with Madih Talal and most recently Wilmar Jordan Gil chipping in at crucial junctures.
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