It was an exciting contest between the two sides as they shared the points on the night.
In a clash between the two ISL sides who’ve shown a dip in form over recent weeks, Kerala Blasters and FC Goa played out a 2-2 draw. The Men In Yellow were able to pick up a point in front of the Manjappada, thanks to goals from Raphael Messi Bouli and Sergio Cidoncha. Although, Mourtada Fall was sent off for bringing down Bartholomew Ogbeche, the visitors found a late equalizer through Lenny Rodrigues.
An early goal. A red card. A stoppage-time goal.
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WATCH: Match Highlights – Kerala Blasters 2-2 FC Goa
Here are the Indian player ratings for the match:
TP Rehenesh- 5.0
Played the ball out horribly and almost lost the game for the Men In Yellow on the night. He made a couple of vital stops though and did well from set-pieces too.
Mohammad Rakip- 5.5
The full-back did his defensive duties very well, but wasn’t allowed to get forward quite as much as he would’ve liked. Had to do more defending once Goa went down to ten.
Raju Gaikwad- 5.5
None of his usual defensive fragility on the night, as he played the ball out calmly from defence. Needs to sort his feet out quicker in tight situations.
Jessel Carneiro- 6.0
Got forward at every possible opportunity and made sure to cross the ball into the box whenever he got up the pitch as well. Attempted a free-kick horribly wide though.
Jeakson Singh- 6.5
Despite being the Blasters’ best player on the night, the youngster’s performance went under the radar. Controlled the game with his passing in midfield.
Sahal Abdul Samad- 5.5
Although, the youngster had some excellent touches in the first half, he slowly began to be eased out of the game by the Goa defenders, before being substituted.
Prasanth Karuthadathkuni- 6.0
In Rahul KP’s absence, the Malayali winger did well to keep the ball moving in the final third and linked up well with Messi Bouli on multiple occasions as well.
Seityasen Singh- 5.0
He wasn’t able to impact the game quite as much as he might’ve liked, but began to get things moving for Kerala.
Halicharan Narzary- 5.5
Brought on in place of Sahal in an attempt to sure up what was a pretty passive midfield at the time.
Mohammad Nawaz- 5.0
The Goa keeper probably should’ve done a better job for the second Kerala Blasters goal, but like his opposite number, he made multiple key saves and distributed the ball effectively too.
Seriton Fernandes- 5.5
The full-back wasn’t able to deliver some simple crosses into the box and didn’t have a very good night overall. Needs to work on making smarter forward runs to try and maximize his potential.
Saviour Gama- 6.0
The young academy product did an excellent job maintaining his defensive positioning over the course of the 90 minutes, but wasn’t afforded too much attacking room.
Mandar Rao Dessai- 5.5
The full-back had a decent chance to score, but unfortunately wasn’t able to take it. Lost the ball unnecessarily at times as well.
Lenny Rodrigues- 6.5
Although, the midfielder did a decent job in his normal position, he struggled after Mourtada Fall was sent off. Lenny has been a vital player for the Gaurs this season and he deserves all the credit for finding the back of the net at a crucial time to help his side earn a point.
Jackichand Singh- 5.5
The winger did well playing some mean crosses into the box, but unfortunately didn’t have the impact he did in Goa’s last outing. Needs to improve on his final delivery.
Brandon Fernandes- 6.5
Brandon has consistently been Goa’s best player over the last couple of weeks, especially in the absence of striker Ferran Corominas. He needs to stay on his feet and be stronger than usual.
Manvir Singh- 6.0
Struggled to get into the game in the second half and didn’t really do much to try and regain the advantage for his side. Seemed to disappear after they went down to ten men.
Mohamed Ali- 5.0
Took the full-back role a step further and tried to provide the Goans with a bit more attacking flair.
Princeton Rebello- N/A
Didn’t have time to make any impact.
K. Fernandes- N/A
Didn’t have time to make any impact.