Live: Kerala Blasters 2-1 FC Goa
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At full time in the most thrilling game of the season, Kerala Blasters have won 2-1. Although, the story was very different at half time, when Goa were leading. The second half saw two red cards, a penalty, numerous yellow cards and injuries and eventually a triumphant home crowd. Kerala lift themselves off the table with this win.
FC Goa officials are still fighting with the referee as security staff has been forced to come in and protect the referees. This has been a crazy, crazy game.
Full Time- Kerala Blasters 2-1 FC Goa
The supporters have erupted as Vineeth becomes the Hero for Kerala so late on in the game.
90+9' GOALLLLLL! CK VINEETH! The stadium goes crazy as Vineeth makes the most of a terrible clearance.
90+8' Goa will have to face the storm with 8 players only, on the pitch for the moment.
90+7' Another corner for Kerala. Another player injured for Goa. Story of the game so far.
90+6' Chance after chance for Kerala but they can't beat Kattimani in goal.
90+5' Raju Gaikwad also gets his name taken in the book. Meanwhile, Zico is having a stern word with the fourth official, telling him, "Don't talk to my players."
90+3' German's shot just over from an awkward angle.
90+2' Last ditch defending from Goa keeps them in the game.
90+1' Belfort on the turn gets it very high.
90' 9 minutes added on.
88' Hengbart stayed forward for a long time after the free kick, as Kerala go full on in attempt to win the game
87' The free kick, finally taken is punch away by Kattimani.
86' Mandar goes off for Debabrata Roy. A defensive change.
86' Vineeth gets a yellow for instigating a fight.
84' Richarlyson has refused to leave the field and called for a stretcher. There is an element of doubt as to whether he is actually injured or not.
82' Another Red! Richarlyson is sent off for Goa now! It's a Second yellow for a two footed tackle on CK Vineeth.
80' Josu's free kick on target but straight into the grateful hands of Kattimani.
78' Here he is, to tremendous applause, CK Vineeth makes his introduction to the pitch. Kerala have a free kick, in the meanwhile.
76' Belfort's long distance shot on the volley goes way over.
75' Huge cheers from the crowd as local boy and Bengaluru FC striker CK Vineeth has been readied to come on soon enough.
74' Another decent cross from Josu but Rafi can't manage to get himself set.
71' Beautiful ball plays Rafique in on goal and free but Kattimani makes a fantastic save coming forward.
70' Brilliant ball in Hossain finds Rafi who's free header goes wide.
68' Despite the humidity, both teams running from end to end here. A real midfield battle is on.
Crazy Kerala fans during Kerala Blasters Vs FC Goa.
66' Kadio and Belfort combined well but the latter fluffed his lines.
63' Michael Chopra now goes off for Kerala in place of Antonio German.
62' Robin Singh will go off for the youngsters.
61' Sahil Tavora is being readied to come on for Goa.
Kerala Blasters draw level from the spot as Kervens Belfort makes no mistake!
59' Play restarts but with Goa only having 9 men on the pitch for the time being.
56' Robin Singh just about gets his shot away but the fall after has seen his hand injury recur.
55' Good looking ball in by Josu again and this time Belfort's header is wide.
53' Kerala were through and away with a brilliant run by Jhingan but he chose the wrong ball and the play slows down.
52' Kerala putting complete pressure on Goa now with a man's advantage.
50' Free kick for from a dangerous position on the right. Richarlyson stings the keepers palms.
46' Belfort to take. GOALLLLLL! He sends the keeper the wrong way.
47' The decision seems a bit surprising as Arnolin tried to get his hand away.
46' Action straight away! Penalty for Kerala with Gregory Arnolin sent off!
The teams are back out with both of them having made a change. Kadio comes on for Kerala.
And Coelho is replaced by Trinidade.
Finally referee whistle for half time break .
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Goa go into half time with a well deserved lead. After scoring again through Coelho in 9th minute, Kerala made the visitors work for their lead. Kerala will be desperate to turn their average home form around in the second half.
45+5' The game has been paused again through Luciano's injury.
45+3' Josu's shot from distance doesn't trouble Goa.
45+2' Rafique with a poor cross from a great opportunity.
45+1' Robin Singh concedes his 3rd foul of the game and earns a yellow.
45' We have 6 minutes added on.
44' A low cross from the right finds Chopra but his shot was going wide.
43' Another free kick from Josu gets smashed away by Goa.
40' A corner from Josu ends up with Kattimani in a heap. Jhingan and Dumas have an angry collision.
The game has certainly been a fiery one.
38' After a long delay, Chopra's free kick hits the wall. Belfort somehow got a follow up shot but it was well wide.
A swift @KeralaBlasters move is foiled by @kattimani123 in the @FCGoaOfficial goal!.
35' Goa commit three fouls in a row, with the last one being at a perfect distance for a shot. Yellow card for Luciano.
34' Mehtab Hossain and Richarlyson are both booked for a fight that broke out between the pair after a tackle.
32' Robin Singh made a great turn and run and his cross just about evaded Coelho.
30' Josu was in a good position to cross but he's found to be in an offside position.
28' The game is halted due to the injury to Rafique.
26' The following also delivers a moment of danger for Goa.
25' Beautiful cross in by Josu but Michael Chopra's attempt is cleared for a corner.
Here's how close @KeralaBlasters have come to scoring their 1st goal tonight.
24' Lovely one touch passing sees Rafique get an opportunity on goal but the tight angle meant Kattimani was easily able to save it.
23' Kattimani gets away with a poor clearance for Goa.
21' Goa coming forward well but Hengbart remains solid.
20' Rafique plays a really good ball for Chopra but he's forced wide.
18' Felisbino with an attempt from 40 yards which goes well wide.
17' Good play from Kerala ends with another header from Belfort. Inches wide this time.
16' Both of Goa's centre backs playing with bandaged heads now.
14' Belfort's trailing arm from a challenge caught Arnolin on the head and he's gone off to stop the flow of blood. He should be fine.
Rafael Coelho and Richarlyson combine brilliantly with a quick free-kick to hand FC Goa a crucial 1-0 lead!
13' Kerala get a chance now. A header for Belfort but he couldn't direct it goalwards.
10' Kerala now win in a free kick in a similar position to Goa's earlier one. Nothing comes off it though.
Keep watching this space , we will be sharing goal video soon .
9' GOALLLLLLL! The following free kick is played in and Rafael Coelho gets on the end of the cross and heads it through the keeper's legs!
8' Robin Singh a clear target for Goa. He wins a free kick for them this time.
5' A brilliant run from Belfort sees him make his way into the box but his pass is intercepted and cleared.
4' Hengbart looped the ball towards the box where Michael Chopra was waiting but Goa get the ball cleared.
2' Goa keeping possession in the first couple of minutes.
1' Kick Off .
6:57 pm Kerala of course have been without their Bengaluru FC's players, Rino Anto and CK Vineeth but are on the bench today which will be a huge boost for the Blasters.
6:53 pm We are minutes away from kick off .
6:47 pm While the visitors make one change from the side that beat Pune. Gaikwad is in for Joffre as they shuffle their formation.
6:43 pm For Kerala, Sandesh Jinhgan moves to centre back as they play a 4-2-31
6:33 pm Line ups are out
Kerala Blasters FC lineup:Graham Stack(GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Cedric Hengbart(C), Sandesh Jhingan, Mehtab Hossain, Josu Currais, Azrack Mahamat, Mohammed Rafique, Mohammed Rafi, Kervens Belfort, Michael Chopra.
FC Goa lineup:Laxmikanth Kattimani(GK), Luciano Sobrosa, Rafael Dumas, Raju Gaikwad, Sanjay Balmuchu, Richarlyson Felisbino, Gregory Arnolin(C), Mandar Rao Dessai, Romeo Fernandes, Robin Singh, Rafael Coelho Luiz.
6:23 pm Hello and welcome everyone to the 33rd Hero ISL game as we again have two teams from the bottom of the pile facing off. Both teams know a victory today will definitely put them in the mix for a play off spot, and so will go all out.
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Published: 2016-11-08 15:40:19