Live: Kerala Blasters 0-0 Delhi Dynamos
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We will see you from Mumbai in two days' time as they play Atletico de Kolkata. But, for now from Kochi its goodbye and goodnight.
We have had nine games so far and this one goes down as the worst of the lot. I can remember only one big chance for Chopra late in the first half More questions for Blasters they are still without a win. Delhi with four points from two games. They'll be happy. In all honesty this wasn't the kind of game you want on a Sunday night.
90+6' Milan Singh into the book for a late challenge. As the whistle goes.
90+5' Mehtab into the book for some chatter with the referee
90+4' You sense that Delhi are more than happy with the away point.
90+2' Today's attendance over 55000. Let's give those Blasters fans an award.
90+1' We go into six added minutes
90' Mehtab with a aimless cross.
89' Pelissari goes down. Free-kick Delhi. Nandy comes but Josu clears.
88' Attendance : 54,913
86' Sandesh Jhingan has had a fine game at the back for the Blasters.
85' Jhingan concedes misheads his clearance and concedes a corner. German heads clear.
84' Bruno gets booked for a little bit of afters.
82' N'Doye fouls Marcelinho. Yellow card. Free Kick for Delhi , Malouda standing over it .
81' Chopra latches onto a long ball gets into the box and goes down. Yellow card. Simulation.
80' Belfort down the left and cuts one back inches away from Chopra.
79' Malouda's free-kick keeper comes but Jhingan clears.
78' Rafique has gone down on the far side Blasters. have made their changes.
77' N'Doye with a clip on Bruno. Free-kick Delhi.
76' Substitution for KBFC : Nazon off , Belfort On
75' Bruno with a mazy run into the box and cuts it back nicely on the penalty spot but Jhigan with the clearance.
75' Substitution for DDFC : Kim Kima off , Rupert On
73' If ever a game needed a goal this is it.
70' Mistake by Blasters puts Badji through and N'Doye goes down. No penalty.
69' Off side Badji after a good Delhi move.
68' Bruno's first contribution is a foul. The free-kick is easily cleared though.
67' Change for the capital club. Lewis off Bruno On.
65' German combines with Chopra who is then flagged offside.
63' Hengbart Off N'Doye On. Interesting change by Blasters. Something to do with the previous knock I suppose.
62' German's shot from inside the box. Blasters corner is easily cleared.
61' Curled in at the back post and Jhingan away and Blasters' attempted counter is halted.
60' Hengbart fouls Badji. Free-kick Delhi.
59' Everytime German gets the ball he looks like he can make something happen. But, he's not getting much support.
58' German with a smart diagonal to Rafique who has no option to pass and the move breaks down.
56' First goal kick fir the youngster. Gets good distance on it.
55' Game resume : Doblas off Poirei On.
54' The blood is pouring from his face.
53' Doblas is up but the doctor signals to the bench that he needs to be changed.
52' We are sure to have a lot of added time at the end of this half.
48' Doblas is down after that clearance and it looks a bit concerning.
47' At the other end Josu with a great-free-kick Doblas comes and flaps. The defenders clear though.
46' The visitors force an early corner. Josu with the early clearance.
46' Welcome back. The second half is coming up.
Stat Sttack : Today shot on goal by Michael Chopra was actually Kerala Blasters first shot on target in this #HeroISL
Ball Possession: Kerala 52% -48%Delhi
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There goes the whistle for the break and once again for all their dominance Blasters haven't given the opposition keeper enough to do. Choppra with the best chance in the final minute of the half. The hosts need to find the cutting edge in front of goal.
45+1' Lalchhawnkima goes lunging in and picks up a booking
45' One minute of added time
44' Chopra has the best chance of the game but can' beat Doblas from yards out.
43' German to Josu who cuts in from the left and the cross can't pick out Chopra. Second attack in quick succession and ball from the right tries to pick out Rafique but Roca is there.
41' German's attempt from a distance is deflected for a throw-in which is then sent for a corner. The second piece is wasteful and over every yellow shirt.
39' Some good play between German, Nozon and Rafique. The latter shoots from distance and hits it well over.
37' Delhi have worked their way back into it.
35' Badji goes in on Hengbart with a striker's challenge.
34' Challenge from Chopra who leaves his foot in on Tebar.
32' Long ball tries to pickout Rafique who charges down Doblas ad the two get in a tangle with the forward taking a slight knock.
31' Antonio German is played in with space on the left and instead of bursting into the space he tries to pass and gives a ball away.
29' Pressure from Lewis forces Jhingan into a hurried clearance and a clever throw-in routine is messed up with the final pass.
Ball Possession: Kerala 56% -44%Delhi
27' Either keeper still to make a save.
25' Kean Lewsis pounces on the loose ball and cuts inside shoots along the ground Nandy deals with it well enough.
23' Marcelinho tries to find Badji but he had cut in from the right and should have taken the shot on.
21' Malouda's ball in causes some panic in the Blasters backline. But, goalkick.
20' Free-kick Delhi. Foul on Kean Lewis.
18' Maloudsa's fouls German. Free-kicxk in a promising position. It goes near post and forces a corner. Nothing comes off the second set piece.
16' Florent Malouda cutting a lonely figger for Dynamos at the moment.
15' Mahamat with the ball in easily cleared. Delhi counter but Blasters manage that well in the end.
14' Free-kick Blasters Chopra fouled.
12' Chopra finds some space and burst through the middle. Shoots from just outside the area but over.
11' Shot corner by KBFC and ball played into the box just over Jhingan and Hengbart as they jump for the header. Clearance in time.
9' Lovely ball into the box for Blasters. Just evades Chopra.
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7' Blasters with the intent the visitors just sitting back.
5' Nice move by Blasters Chopra's knock on to German but Doblas is smartly off hid line.
3' Long ball aimed towards Rafique who can't control and it goes straight to Doblas.
Michael Chopra makes his first start of this season's Hero ISL afer featuring from the bench in the previous two fixtures. He could not really make much a difference when he came off the bench. However, a start tonight means he has all the time to settle into the game and dictate the play. His experience of playing in the top flight of English football will surely come in handy for the struggling Kerala Blasters FC side.
2' Kerala just keeping the ball for now.
1' Blaster with an interesting kick-off. I am trying to be kind.
Kerala Blasters FC lineup
Sandip Nandy(GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Cedric Hengbart(C), Sandesh Jhingan, Mehtab Hossain, Azrack Mahamat, Josu Currais, Mohammed Rafique, Michael Chopra, Antonio German, Duckens Nazon.
Delhi Dynamos FC lineup
Antonio Doblas Santana(GK), Rubén González Rocha, Chinglesana Konsham Singh, Souvik Chakraborty, Lalchhawnkima, Milan Singh, Marcos Tébar, Florent Malouda(C), Kean Lewis, Marcelo Leite Pereira, Badara Badji.
6:59 pm The players are out and the roof has come off this place.
6:57 pm The home side need a win or their season could be effectively over after just three games.
6:55 pm We are just about five minutes away. Stay tuned.
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6:13 pm Hello and welcome from Kochi its another festive atmosphere for the match between Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos. But, the Blasters need to give these fans something to cheer about.
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Published: Sun Oct 09, 2016 09:03 PM IST
I think Chopra is too old, and JeJe is better upfront.
KhelStar2 months ago
Chopra still have enough fire to team with Chettri
Is Chopra good enough to make the India national team - Yes or No?