KRB : OGBECHE 45', 72'(P)

15.02.2020 : KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b> </font> BENGALURU FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche - KERALA BLASTERS
Club Award :Kerala Blasters FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Messi Bouli - KERALA BLASTERS
Winning Pass of the Match : Suresh Wangjam - BENGALURU FC
Emerging Player : Suresh Wangjam - - BENGALURU FC

BFC : Gurpreet Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Francisco Borges, Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Suresh Wangjam, Deshorn Brown.

KBFC : Bilal Husain Khan, Raju Gaikwad, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Lalruatthara, Mouhamadou Gning, Sahal Abdul Samad, Halicharan Narzary, Sergio Cidoncha, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Messi Bouli.

MCFC : CRIVELLARO 39', 45', VALSKIS 45', 90', L.Z.Chhangte 59', 80'
KRB : OGBECHE 48', 65', 76

 01.02.2020 : KERALA BLASTERS FC <b><font color=red> 3-6 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC(FT)

Hero of the Match : Lallianzuala Chhangte
Club Award : Chennaiyin FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche
Winning Pass of the Match : Rafael Crivellaro
Emerging Player : Jerry Lalrinzuala

CFC : Vishal Kaith, Laldinliana Renthlei, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Eli Sabia, Lucian Goian , Lallianzuala Chhangte, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa, Rafael Crivellaro, Andre Schembri, Nerijus Valskis..

KRB : TP Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Jessel Carneiro, Gianni Zuiverloon, Jeakson Singh, Sergio Cidoncha, Halicharan Narzary, Seityasen Singh, Messi Bouli, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

REFEREE : Umesh Bora

JFC : N. ACOSTA 39', S. CASTEL 75'(P), OGBECHE 87'(OG)

19.01.2020 : JAMSHEDPUR FC <b><font color=red> 3-2 </b></font> KERALA BLASTERS (FT)

Hero of the Match : Sergio Castel - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award : Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Noe Acosta - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Aitor Monroy - JAMSHEDPUR FC
Emerging Player : Amarjit Singh - JAMSHEDPUR FC

KRB : TP Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Jessel Carneiro, Abdul Hakku, Vlatko Drobarov, Mario Arques, Halicharan Narzary, Sahal Abdul Samad, Mouhamadou Gning, Messi Bouli, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

JFC : Subrata Paul, Tiri, Joyner Lourenco, Aitor Monroy, Amarjit Singh, Noe Acosta, Bikash Jairu, Memo Moura, Sumeet Passi, David Grande, Farukh Choudhary.

REFEREE : Crystal John

12.01.2020: ATK 0-1 KERALA BLASTERS (FT)
KER :Halicharan Narzary 70'

12.01.2020: ATK <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> KERALA BLASTERS (FT) (FT.)

Hero of the Match - Halicharan Narzary : KERALA BLASTERS
Club Award - Kerala Blasters FC
Limitless Player of the Match - Mouhamadou Gning : KERALA BLASTERS
Winning Pass of the Match - Mohamad Rakip : KERALA BLASTERS
Emerging Player - Abdul Hakku : KERALA BLASTERS

ATK : Arindam Bhattacharja, Sumit Rathi, Agustin Iniguez, Victor Mongil, Pritam Kotal, Prabir Das, Armando Sosa Pena, Javier Hernandez, Balwant Singh, Michael Soosairaj, Roy Krishna .

KER : TP Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Jessel Carneiro, Abdul Hakku, Vlatko Drobarov, Mario Arques, Seityasen Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Mouhamadou Gning, Messi Bouli, Bartholomew Ogbeche .

REFEREE :: L Ajit Metei

HFC : BOBO 14'

Hero of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche - KERALA BLATERS.
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Seityasen Singh - KERALA BLASTERS
Winning Pass of the Match : Gianni Zuiverloon - KERALA BLASTERS
Emerging Player : Mohamad Rakip - KERALA BLASTERS.

05.01.2020 : KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 5-1 </b></font> HYDERABAD FC (FT)

KBFC: TP Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Gianni Zuiverloon, Mouhamadou Gning, Seityasen Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Jeakson Singh, Messi Bouli, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

HFC : Laxmikant Kattimani, Sahil Panwar, Rafael Lopez Gomez, Matthew Kilgallon, Asish Rai, Adil Khan, Marko Stankovic, Nikhil Poojary, Marcelo Pereira, Abhishek Halder, Bobo.

REFEREE: Crystal John

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Kerala Blasters ended their 10-match winless run in the Hero Indian Super League with a convincing 5-1 demolition of Hyderabad FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.Bartholomew Ogbeche (33', 75') scored twice in a contest that saw the visitors score the opener through Bobo (14'). Vlatko Drobarov (39'), Raphael Messi Bouli (45') and Seityasen Singh (59') also managed to add to the hosts' dominant display.

05.01.2020 : KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 5-1 </b></font> HYDERABAD FC (FT)

It was the first time that the Kochi-based side scored five goals in an ISL game and the result takes them to the seventh spot in the table while Hyderabad continue at the bottom. After a lacklustre start to the game in which the teams struggled to create chances, Hyderabad FC took the lead using a transition from midfield to good effect in the 14th minute. Bobo nicked the ball in the centre, passed to Abhishek Halder who in turn released Marcelinho into plenty of space down the left flank. The Brazilian forward crossed the ball low across the face of the goal for Bobo who slipped in between the centre-backs to tap it into the net.

With a midfield of Moustapha Gning and Jeakson Singh, Kerala struggled to make an impact in the attacking third initially after going behind. The hosts, however, managed to rally back into the game after the 30-minute mark.Gianni Zuiverloon marked his return to the first team following an injury layoff with a brilliant through-ball to split the defence. Ogbeche ran into space, skipped past an onrushing Laxmikant Kattimani and slotted home.

Kerala then completed the first-half comeback in the 39th minute using a clever set-piece routine. From a free-kick on the left flank, Jessel Carneiro played the ball to Jeakson who in turn released Seityasen Singh into space. The Indian winger fired a cross towards the far post where Vlatko Drobarov guided the ball into the net.

The tides turned as the game neared half-time with Kerala well on top and turning out to be the better side. Messi brought down a long ball from the deep, played it wide for Halicharan Narzary who crossed and found the striker's well-timed run into the box. With the goal gaping, the Cameroonian converted from close-range.

Conceding three goals in the space of twelve minutes had an effect on Hyderabad as they struggled to string passes together after the restart. The likes of Marcelinho and Marko Stankovic were unable to get their team back into the game and had a limited role to play.Things turned from bad to worse for the visitors when Carneiro found Seityasen free on the right in the 59th minute. The winger dribbled forward towards the edge of the box and with no options to pass, he fired a powerful shot towards goal that found a way past Kattimani's gloves.

With Hyderabad looking clueless at both ends of the pitch, Messi dribbled into the box from the right flank, outfoxed his marker Matthew Kilgallon and squared the ball for an unmarked Ogbeche in the 75th minute. The striker hit home from close-range as Kerala picked up a much-needed victory.

KER : Bartholomew Ogbeche 43'(P)
NEU : Asamoah Gyan. 50'(P)
Hero of the Match : Mario Arques - KERALA BLASTERS
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC and NorthEast United FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : Asamoah Gyan - NORTH EAST
Winning Pass of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche - KERALA BLASTERS
Emerging Player : Rakesh Pradhan - NORTH EAST

28.12.2019 : KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)

KRB : TP Rehenesh, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Mohamad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Mario Arques, Mouhamadou Gning, Seityasen Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Sahal Abdul Samad, Bartholomew Ogbeche.

NEU : Subhasish Roy, Rakesh Pradhan, Mislav Komorski, Reagan Singh, Heerings Kai, Panagiotis Triadis, Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Lalengmawia, Martin Chaves, Asamoah Gyan.

REFEREE : Rahul Kumar Gupta

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Kerala Blasters FC and NorthEast United FC settled for a 1-1 draw in a Hero Indian Super League tie at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi, on Saturday. Bartholomew Ogbeche and Asamoah Gyan’s penalties cancelled each other out as NorthEast continue their unbeaten run on the road, while Kerala Blasters were left without a win since the opening day when they got the better of ATK.

28.12.2019 : KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)

Kerala continue to occupy the ninth position with eight points from 10 matches while NorthEast are seventh with 11 points. Eelco Schattorie chose to drop Messi Bouli and included Sahal Samad in his starting eleven. NorthEast were boosted with the return of Asamoah Gyan from injury as he started alongside Martin Chaves and Traidis Panagiotis in the attacking trident.

It was the home side who had the first opportunity as early as the seventh minute. Prasanth Karuthadathkuni unleashed a rocket from outside the box, but Subashish Chowdhury did well to parry it over. At the other end from a set-piece by Triadis, Gyan made his presence felt as his towering header missed the target by a couple of inches.

Later, Mohammed Rakip gave away the ball cheaply and Lalthathanga Khawlring passed it to Gyan who was in acres of space. However, the Ghanaian striker skied his effort from inside the box, much to the disappointment of Robert Jarni and co. After the half an hour mark, Bartholomew Ogbeche was brought down outside the box by Kai Heerings. The ensuing free-kick by Mario Arques was parried away for a corner by the NorthEast custodian. From the flag-kick, Moustapha Gning’s header went over the bar as he was left unmarked inside the box.

Schattorie then chose to substitute Sahal and bring in Messi in order to play more direct. Kerala won a penalty when Ogbeche chased a pass by Arques and he was impeded in his run by the goalkeeper. The Nigerian striker converted the spot-kick by placing his shot to the left of the goalkeeper to make it 1-0.

The equalizer came through another penalty in less than five minutes into the second half. Seityasen Singh was adjudged to have handled the ball from a Rakesh Pradhan cross and Gyan did the needful to make it 1-1. The visitors should have doubled their tally when Gyan sent a through-ball for Redeem Tlang but the winger’s attempt missed the far post with only the goalkeeper to beat.

In the 67th minute, Khawlhring almost caught the Kerala defence by surprise as his left footed volley from inside the box was just about saved by T.P.Rehenesh. The coaches made attacking changes as Schattorie introduced Rahul KP while Jarni brought in Federico Gallego. However, neither team could create clear-cut chances in the final quarter of the game as they settled for a point each.


20.12.2019 : CHENNIYIAN FC <b><font color=red> 3-1 </b></font> KERALA BLSTERS FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : Lallianzuala Chhangte - CHENNIYIAN FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Nerijus Valskis - CHENNIYIAN FC
Winning Pass of the Match : Rafael Crivellaro - CHENNIYIAN FC
Emerging Player : Lallianzuala Chhangte - CHENNIYIAN FC

CFC: Vishal Kaith, Tondonba Singh, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Germanpreet Singh, Rafael Crivellaro, Anirudh Thapa, Edwin Vanspaul, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Nerijus Valskis, Andre Schembri.
KBFC: TP Rehenesh, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Mohamad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Jeakson Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Seityasen Singh, Mario Arques, Bartholomew Ogbeche, Messi Bouli.

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Chennaiyin FC secured only their second win of the season after defeating Kerala Blasters FC 3-1 in an engrossing Hero Indian Super League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Chennai, on Saturday. Chennaiyin got an early lead through Andre Schembri (4’) before Bartholomew Ogbeche equalised for Kerala Blasters with a brilliant strike (14’). However, Lallianzuala Chhangte (30’) restored the lead in dramatic circumstances before Nerijus Valskis (40’) sealed a first win for new Chennaiyin manager Owen Coyle. All goals were scored in the first half.

The result sees Chennaiyin leapfrog Kerala Blasters into the eighth position while the visitors stretched their winless run to eight matches.The hosts started the game with purpose and stormed into the lead within four minutes. Kerala defenders were caught ball-watching as Rafael Crivellaro waltzed his way through them way too easily and squared the ball for Schembri to tap in.

The early goal injected a bit of confidence into the home side’s game, but they could not hold on to the lead for long. Kerala equalised in the 14th minute through Ogbeche. An intelligent free-kick routine saw Mario Arques lay the ball off for Ogbeche, who finished with an excellent shot that flew past a hapless Vishal Kaith.

The game took a turn for the dramatic around the 25th minute when Chennaiyin caught the Kerala defence off-guard with a quick freekick. Schembri was sent clear on goal and the Maltese striker squared it for Nerijus Valskis to turn it in. However, the goal sparked huge protests from the Kerala players and officials, with the referee eventually disallowing the goal after consultation with the linesmen.

However, Chennaiyin FC wasted no time and regained the lead immediately after the match restarted. Rafael found some space in the middle and chipped a pass for Valskis. The Lithuanian laid it off first-time for Chhangte who took it in his stride and slid it in past TP Rehenesh in the Kerala goal.

The disheartened visitors disintegrated and ended up conceding yet another goal. Chhangte got on the end of a long ball from Anirudh Thapa and attempted a lob from distance after seeing Rehenesh rush off his line. However, the ball bounced back off the post and fell for Valskis who tucked it in to send the home crowd into raptures.

Kerala were dealt another blow at half-time when Ogbeche had to be taken off injured, with Moustapha Gning replacing him. The visitors displayed some urgency at the start of the second-half but defensive mistakes continued to plague them. Chhangte robbed Vlatko Drobarov near the touchline in the 51st minute before picking out Schembri who could not get the ball to a free Valskis.

The visitors continued to see more of the ball in their search for a way into the match. Kerala also sent in Sahal Abdul Samad as they mounted the pressure on the Chennaiyin goal. The substitute did have a chance to get a goal back when a loose ball from a corner fell for him on the edge of the box. But his first-time effort flew wide in the 73rd minute. Even the late sending off of defender Eli Sabia, for obstructing play, did not dampen the spirits of Chennaiyin FC as they notched a vital win.

KER : MESSI B 75', 87'(P)

Hero of the Match : Messi Bouli - KERALA BLASTERS
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC
Limitless Player of the Match : CK Vineeth - JAMSHEDPUR FC
DHL Winning Pass of the Match : Farukh Choudhary - JAMSHEDPU FC ISL Emerging Player : Sahal Abdul Samad - KERALA BLASTERS

13.12.2019 : KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> JAMSHEDPUR FC ( FT)

JFC : Subrata Paul, Tiri, Narender Gahlot, Robin Gurung, Jitendra Singh, Aitor Monroy, Memo Moura, Isaac Vanmalsawma, Piti, Sumeet Passi, Farukh Choudhary.

KER : TP Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Mario Arques, Seityasen Singh, Halicharan Narzary, Sergio Cidoncha, Jeakson Singh, Messi Bouli.

REFEREE : Turki Alkhudhayr

There was no shortage of entertainment as Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur played out a 2-2 draw in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday. Kerala had the better chances to score but it was a Piti (38') penalty that broke the deadlock. CK Vineeth (71') added the visitor's second before Raphael Messi Bouli scored a brace (75', 87') to pull his team level.

With the spoils being shared, Jamshedpur are third with 13 points from eight matches while Kerala sit seventh with seven points.Mario Arques, who was deemed fit to start after a lengthy layoff, nearly got his team off to a splendid start. Seityasen Singh nicked the ball on the right flank and cut inside to deliver a threatening cross that was headed straight at the goalkeeper by the Spanish midfielder at the far post.

The visitors were careless in possession early in the game, with Jeakson stealing the ball off Aitor Monroy to set Raphael Messi Bouli free, but the Cameroonian striker couldn't keep his shot on target.With the game nearing half-time, the referee penalised Vlatko Drobarov's manhandling of Tiri inside the box from a corner conceded by a Seityasen backpass. Piti calmly slotted home from 12 yards to put Jamshedpur ahead.

Kerala spurned a well-worked chance to equalise after the restart. Seityasen drilled a low cross into the box from the right flank for Arques who failed to connect at the near post. The loose ball fell perfectly for Sergio Cidoncha whose powerful strike from inside the box flew wide.

Sahal Abdul Samad's introduction in place of Cidoncha in the second half gave the hosts a much-needed spark in midfield. In the 66th minute, the Kerala-born midfielder danced his way past the Jamshedpur defence before getting a shot away. Tiri was well-positioned to block the strike and keep his team in the lead.

Five minutes later, on his return to Kochi, substitute CK Vineeth struck Jamshedpur's second. The forward played a one-two with Farukh Chaudhary before dribbling into the box and finding the gap between Rehenesh and the near post.Kerala Blasters pressed high up the field as an emergency response and worked the ball well to find a goal in the 75th minute. Sahal produced a delightful chip from inside the box for Messi who nodded in at the far post to provide a ray of hope for his team.

With three minutes left for the end of regulation time, Kerala found an equaliser. Seityasen Singh dribbled into the box and was brought down by Robin Gurung. Messi stepped up and converted from the spot to complete his brace and a late comeback for Kerala.


Hero of the Match :Jeakson Singh : Kerala Blasters
Club Award : Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : TP Rehenesh - Kerala Blasters
Winning Pass of the Match : Mohamed Larbi - Mumbai City.
Emerging Player : Jeakson Singh - Kerala Blasters.

05.12.2019 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> KERALA BLASTER FC (FT)

MCFC: Amrinder Singh, Pratik Chaudhari, Mato Grgic, Subhasish Bose, Sarthak Golui, Paulo Machado, Raynier Fernandes, Rowllin Borges, Mohamed Larbi, Amine Chermiti, Modou Sougou.

KBFC: TP Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Seityasen Singh, Sergio Cidoncha, Messi Bouli


05.12.2019 : MUMBAI CITY FC <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> KERALA BLASTER FC (FT)

ISL PRESS RELEASE : Mumbai City FC and Kerala Blasters FC played out a 1-1 draw in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday.

Raphael Messi Bouli (75') put Kerala in the lead but Mumbai hit back with an Amine Chermiti strike (77') to share the spoils. Mumbai and Kerala are without a win in six matches and find themselves at sixth and eighth spot on the table, with one point separating them.

Chasing their second win of the season, Kerala Blasters showed plenty of intent but lacked an end product as they dominated the early stages. A 12th minute Raju Gaikwad throw-in found its way towards Seityasen Singh who shot wide from a one-on-one with Mumbai goalkeeper Amrinder Singh.

Raphael Messi Bouli, who led the Kerala Blasters attack in the absence of Bartholomew Ogbeche, was a handful for the Mumbai defence. Midway through the half, the Cameroonian striker pulled off a brilliant overhead effort from inside the box off Jessel Carneiro's cross from the left, but was denied a goal-of-the-season contender by Amrinder, who kept the shot out.

Mumbai slowly regained control in midfield and threatened before the break with Rowllin Borges and Moudou Sougou combining to carve out two good chances. Borges did well to find Sougou out wide and the forward's cross for Chermiti was punched away by TP Rehenesh, before a similar cross from the same combination saw Mohammed Larbi head over the bar.

The game evened up after the change of ends, with Mumbai turning more aggressive in their approach. The Islanders were brilliantly denied twice by Rehenesh who kept Kerala Blasters in the contest. The goalkeeper was quick to rush off his line to get to Chermiti's dangerous long pass before the intended target, Bipin Singh, could receive it inside the box.

Minutes later, Borges split the Kerala defence with an excellent through-ball that released Bipin into the box. The Kerala Blasters custodian sprinted out of his area and blocked the forward's shot.

After impressing throughout the game with his movement upfront, Messi Bouli broke the deadlock for the visitors in the 75th minute. Jeakson Singh dribbled into the box and forced a save off Amrinder but Jessel delivered the rebound across the goal on a plate for the striker whose left-footed strike found the back of the net.

However, the away side's celebrations didn't last long as Chermiti came up with an equaliser two minutes later. Paulo Machado headed a Sarthak Golui cross into the path of an unmarked Chermiti who beat Rehenesh on his second attempt following a scramble inside the box, ensuring the two teams share the spoils.

01.12.2019 : KERALA BLASTERS FC - 2-2 FC GOA (FT)

01.12.2019 : KERALA BLASTERS FC - <b><font color=red> 2-2 </b></font> FC GOA (FT) (FT)
Hero of the Match : Lenny Rodrigues - FC GOA
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC AND FC Goa
Limitless Player of the Match : Messi Bouli- KERALA BLASTERS
Winning Pass of the Match : Prasanth Karuthadathkuni - KERALA BLASTERS
Emerging Player : Mohamad Rakip - FC GOA

KBFC: TP Rehenesh, Raju Gaikwad, Mohamad Rakip, Jessel Carneiro, Vlatko Drobarov, Sergio Cidoncha, Sahal Abdul Samad, Jeakson Singh, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Bartholomew Ogbeche (C), Messi Bouli.

FCG: Mohammad Nawa, Carlos Pena, Seriton Fernandes, Saviour Gama, Mourtada Fall, Mandar Rao Dessai (C), Lenny Rodrigues, Edu Bedia, Jackichand Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Manvir Singh.

ISL PRESS RELEASE : A 10-man FC Goa denied Kerala Blasters FC their second win of the Hero Indian Super League after an injury-time strike from Lenny Rodrigues ensured a dramatic 2-2 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Sunday.

Sergio Cidoncha's (2') early goal helped the hosts set the tempo for Kerala Blasters. Mourtada Fall (41') pulled Goa level before the break but was sent off for a last-man tackle in the second-half. Raphael Messi Bouli (59') regained the lead for Kerala Blasters. However, a late goal from Lenny (90+3') struck daggers into the hearts of an expectant home crowd. Eelco Schattorie's injury-hit team are now winless since the opening game against ATK and are eighth in the table with five points. The Gaurs are fourth on the table with nine points.

The hosts got off to a terrific start by taking the lead in the second minute. A long throw-in from the left by Raju Gaikwad hit Mourtada Fall who failed to clear the danger. The ball fell to Sergio Cidoncha whose first-time strike grazed the goalkeeper's gloves before rolling into the net. Goa struggled to up the ante immediately as Kerala Blasters' energetic midfield denied their counterparts time and space to pick out their passes. Brandon Fernandes escaped his marker's attention in the 18th minute, but his through ball was too heavy for an overlapping Mandar Rao Dessai.

Chances were few and far between as the game was mostly played in midfield. After struggling to create chances for most of the half, Sergio Lobera's side found a way back into the game just before the breakthrough with a set-piece. An Edu Bedia free-kick was thwarted away by the Kerala defence, but only as far as Jackichand Singh, whose pin-point cross from the right was headed in with aplomb by Fall. Goa were dealt a hammer blow soon after the restart when Fall was sent off for a last-man challenge on Ogbeche. The defender lunged in from behind and failed to make contact with the ball.

The player advantage helped Kerala Blasters take control of the game and they doubled their lead soon. Prashanth Karuthadathkuni dribbled forward down the left flank and slid a low pass across the face of the goal for Messi, who guided the ball into the back of the net. With the game looking done and dusted in favour of the home side, Goa came up with a late equaliser at the death.

Manvir Singh latched on to a pass from the right, dropped his shoulder to skip past his marker and forced a save from goalkeeper TP Rehenesh. The goalkeeper pushed the ball into the path of Lenny who slotted into the net, delivering another massive heartbreak for Kerala Blasters.


Hero of the Match : SUNIL Chhetri - Bengaluru FC
Limitless Player of the Match : TP Rehenesh - KERALA
Winning Pass of the Match : Dimas Delgado - BENGALURU FC
Emerging Player : Mohamad Rakip - KERALA

23.11.19: BENGALURU FC - <b><font color=red> 1-0 </b></font> KERALA BLASTERS FC  (FT)

BFC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Harmanjot Khabra, Albert Serran, Juanan, Nishu Kumar; Erik Paartalu, Dimas Delgado; Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Raphael Augusto; Sunil Chhetri
KBFC: T.P. Rehenesh, Mohamad Rakip, Raju Gaikwad, Bartholomew Ogbeche (C), Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Jessel Carneiro, Rahul Praveen, Sergio Cidoncha, Abdul Nediyodath, Raphael Bouli, Jeakson Thaunaojam.

23.11.19: BENGALURU FC - <b><font color=red> 1-0 </b></font> KERALA BLASTERS FC  (FT)

ISL MEDIA: Bengaluru FC emerged triumphant after an action-packed South Indian derby against Kerala Blasters FC 1-0 at the Sree Kanteerava stadium here on Saturday. Though Kerala Blasters battled valiantly, Bengaluru captain Sunil Chhetri scored the winner with a brilliant header in the 55th minute to preserve his side’s unbeaten record in the Hero Indian Super League. The win sees the Blues climb up to second on the table with nine points from five games while Kerala Blasters, winless after the opening match, are seventh.

The away side showed plenty of intent right from the start, pressing Bengaluru hard and forcing mistakes from the reigning champions. The first chance did fall for Kerala Blasters when Sergio Cidoncha picked out Rahul KP at the far post with a lovely cross. However, the youngster mistimed his header and the chance went abegging.

An energetic Kerala Blasters continued to dictate terms and should have taken the lead six minutes later. Bartholomew Ogbeche fed Raphael Messi Bouli into the box. He tried to return the favour, but a sliding Ogbeche just could not get there. Bengaluru, after a slow start, started to get more on the ball and create chances. They thought they had the lead in the 28th minute when Harmanjot Khabra played Udanta Singh free down the right wing. The winger’s cross from the byline was headed in by Raphael Augusto, but the linesman deemed the ball to have gone over the line before Udanta got the cross in.

An unfazed Kerala continued to ask questions of the Bengaluru defence. But there were nervous moments for the away side in defence too. Albert Serran headed over from point-blank range after Augusto pulled back a ball from the byline in the 36th minute. Six minutes later, Messi Bouli wriggled clear of Albert Serran to latch on to a long goal kick from Rehenesh TP, finding himself one-on-one with Bengaluru custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. But the Cameroonian blazed over, much to the disappointment of the away fans.

Bengaluru finished an action-packed half with Chhetri hitting the side-netting from close range seconds before the whistle. The Indian captain, however, was not to be denied 10 minutes after the re-start. Nobody picked up Chhetri from a Dimas Delgado corner as he placed a diving header expertly into the bottom corner to send the home crowd into raptures.

That goal broke Kerala Blasters’ rhythm as Bengaluru started creating chances galore. They should have scored a second within three minutes of Chhetri’s goal when Rehenesh gave away the ball cheaply inside his own box. Dimas received the ball and took a shot at goal, but Raju Gaikwad blocked it heroically. Eelco Schattorie sent in Sahal Abdul Samad to change things around and Kerala did have a great chance to equalise. Messi dispossessed Serran and picked out Rahul who sidestepped Nishu Kumar’s challenge, but dragged a left-footed effort just wide.
But the home side continued to find space behind the Kerala defence. Udanta surged past Jessel Carneiro in the 73rd minute and picked out Augusto with a cut-back but the latter’s first-time shot was brilliantly saved by Rehenesh to keep Kerala in the game. Bengaluru, however, saw off the rest of the game with ease to claim bragging rights in what is turning into an intense rivalry.


Hero of the Match : Sergio Cidoncha - KERALA
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC & Odisha FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Sahal Abdul Samad - KERALA
Winning Pass of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche - KERALA
Emerging Player : Rahul KP - - KERALA

08.11.2019: KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> ODISHA FC

KRB : Rehenesh, Rakip, Rodrigues, Gaikwad, Mouhamadou, Prasanth, Carneiro, Rahul, Samad, Cidoncha, Bouli.
OFC : Dorronsoro, Diagne, Tebar, Santana, Xisco, Shubham, Vini, Jerry, Narayan, Nandhakumar, Rana.
ISL PRESS RELEASE : Kerala Blasters FC remained without a win for the third consecutive match following a goalless draw against Odisha FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Friday. The Hero Indian Super League contest was marred by injuries to key players from both teams as Jairo Rodriguez, Raphael Messi Bouli and Aridane Santana had to be substituted in the first half. The changes affected the pace of the game that ultimately ended without a winner.

Blasters and Odisha now have four points each from as many games and occupy the fifth and sixth position on the league table. Kerala, who were already hampered by injuries this season, suffered a major blow in the fourth minute when captain Jairo Rodriguez went down injured. He was replaced by Abdul Hakku. However, the home side continued to press high up the field to try and take the game to their opponents, but Odisha were well organized at the back.

08.11.2019: KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> ODISHA FC

A cautious period of play early on came to a halt when a head-on collision inside the box following a corner-kick left Aridane Santana and Messi Bouli requiring medical attention. Following a long pause, the game resumed with Mohammed Rafi and Carlos Delgado replacing the injured players. With both teams struggling to create clear-cut chances, Sahal Abdul Samad took matters into his own hands as he embarked on a stellar solo run after picking up the ball from the right flank. The midfielder outfoxed three defenders before Narayan Das brought him down inside the box, but the referee rejected vociferous appeals for a penalty.

Blasters were the better side in the first half, although by fine margins. Mohammed Rafi's drilled cross into the box from the right was met by Rahul KP whose audacious volley failed to test goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro. The teams struggled to raise the tempo and keep hold of the ball after the break as well. Odisha threatened when Jerry Mawihmingthanga's cross put TP Rehenesh in a spot of bother. The goalkeeper spilled the ball inside the box but Nandhakumar Sekar hit the rebound into the side-netting.

Prasanth Karuthadathkuni had the crowd up on their feet when he cut in from the right flank and pulled the trigger, only to send the speculative effort over the bar. There were a couple more chances at either end as the game wound down, but a goal remained elusive.

With four minutes left, a Prasanth cross from the left was flicked towards the far post by second-half substitute Bartholomew Ogbeche for Rahul whose firm shot was kept out by Dorronsoro. Daniel Lalhlimpuia, at the other end, spurned a chance as well as both teams settled for a point.


Hero of the Match - Amine Chermiti (MUMBAI)
Club Award - Mumbai City FC
Limitless Player of the Match - : Diego Carlos (MUMBAI)
Emerging player : -Prasanth Karuthadathkuni (KERALA)
24.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC

KBFC: Bilal, Carneiro, Jairo, Zuiverloon, Rakip, Gning, Jeakson, Halicharan, Cidoncha, Prasanth, Ogbeche.
MCFC: Amrinder, Subhasish, Grgic, Sarthak, Souvik, Raynier, Rowllin, Machado, Carlos, Larbi, Chermiti.

A late goal from Amine Chermiti saw Mumbai City FC stun Kerala Blasters FC in a closely-fought Hero Indian Super League clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday. The teams had several half-chances to break the deadlock but lacked an end product for most of the game until Chermiti's smart 82nd-minute finish settled the contest.

While the result meant Mumbai start their season with a win, it was also their first-ever win over Kerala Blasters in Kochi. Kerala Blasters struggled to test Amrinder Singh early on while Mumbai resorted to aerial balls and floating crosses into the box at the other end.A Diego Carlos cross into the box from the right flank in the 10th minute had the home defence under pressure but Mohamed Larbi's weak header fell straight into the hands of goalkeeper Bilal Khan.

Mumbai continued to threaten and Carlos outpaced Jessel Carneiro on the right flank again in the 19th minute. This time around, the former FC Pune City player attempted a powerful strike from a tight angle, forcing Bilal Khan to come up with a reflex save at his near post.
24.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS  <b><font color=red> 0-1 </b></font> MUMBAI CITY FC

At the other end, a foul by Souvik Chakrabarti allowed Sergio Cidoncha to swing a free-kick into the box from the left a few minutes later. Bartholomew Ogbeche got to the end of it at the far post but headed wide from close. The hosts had another chance at the stroke of half-time when Cidoncha whipped another one in from a similar position, but Jairo's powerful header was saved by Amrinder Singh at the near post.

Mumbai started on the front foot after the change of ends and went close in the 53rd minute. Larbi's cross from the left found Modou Sougou unmarked in the centre of the box but the Senegalese striker's first-time shot flew wide.The game continued to swing from one half-chance to another at both ends. Minutes after the hour mark, a Cidoncha corner was headed clear by the Mumbai defence, straight to Carneiro who unleashed a thunderous, outside-the-boot strike that flew just over Amrinder's goal.

Just when it seemed like spoils would be shared in Kochi, Chermiti stunned the Kerala crowd with a late goal. Souvik Chakrabarti played a low cross into the box from the right flank which the Kerala defence failed to clear. The Tunisian striker, who was waiting in the centre, slotted the ball into the net with a fantastic first-time shot.

In a last-gasp attempt to get back into the game, Ogbeche latched on to a chip by Sahal Abdul Samad inside the box but the Nigerian's swivelling strike from close-range was miraculously saved by Amrinder as Mumbai returned home with three points.

20.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS 2-1 ATK (FT)
20.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

Hero of the Match : Bartholomew Ogbeche(KERALA).
Club Award : Kerala Blasters FC.
Limitless Player of the Match : Jairo Rodrigues.( KERALA)
Emerging player : Jeakson Singh ( KERALA)

KEB : Bilal, Rakip, Gianni, Jairo, Jessel, Gning, Jeakson, Prasanth, Cidoncha, Narzary, Ogbeche.
ATK :Arindam ,Prabir, Inigues, McHugh, Pritam, Williams, Jayesh, Pronay, Hernandez, Krishna, Soosairaj.
20.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

90+2': REPLACEMENT KERALA Mario out, Bouli in
90+2': YELLOW CARD to Gning for rough tackel to Gracia.
90': 5 minutes added time.
88': YELLOW CARD to Agus of ATK. He tackled Ogbeche from behind.
86': Balwant shot hit the hand of Gning, Referee denied penalty. A controversial decision.
85': ATK trailing by 1-2, had some close chances in the second session but failed to capitalise.
82': REPLACEMENT ATK Balwant in, Pranay out.
80': REPLACEMENT KERALA Sahal Abdul in, Thaunaojam out.
75': REPLACEMENT ATK Edu Gracia in, Javi Hernandez out.
74': Hernandez free kick cleared by Kerala defense.
20.10.2019: KERALA BLASTERS <b><font color=red> 2-1 </b></font> ATK (FT)

73': Willams fouled by Mario inside the Kerala half, free kick for ATK.
70': YELLOW CARD to Javi Hernandez of ATK for rough play.
68': A timely tackel by Jairo inside the 18 yards denied Krishna who was about to take a shot at goal.
65': REPLACEMENT KERALA Mario Arques in Chidoncha out.
64': REPLACEMENT ATK Shehnaj in, Jayesh out.
63': It was a close chance by Gning......his header went wide of a pass from Rakip.
60': Krishna was in a open space after he wins a ball from Raikip but failed to utilise the situation.
56': Hernendez wasted the free kick as he shoots wide.
55': Sooisairaj fouled by Zuiverlooon deep inside the Kerala half, free kick for ATK.
51': ATK down by a goal, had some good positive moves till now in the second session.
47': It was almost a same side goal by Holicharan......his back of a defection from a coner saved by Bilal.
46': Second session starts.
44': GOAL......... Kerala increased the lead. Bartholomew Ogbeche's powerful shot from inside the 18 yards beat Arindam. Pritam failed to clear a cross pass from Chidoncha from the right and Ogbeche did the rest.
43': Krishna header went wide from a close range of a cross pass from Prabir.
42': An aimless cross pass from Holicharan from the left cleared by ATK defense.
40': Match are in slow pace now, both the team playing in short passes.
34': Free Kick for Kerala deep inside the ATK half. Chidoncha's free kick went wide.
29': GOAL.......... Bartholomew Ogbeche converts the penalty.
28': PENALTY for Kerala Blasters. Pranay holds Jairo from behind inside the 18 yards.
26': An appeal for penalty by Atk after Soosairaj was tackeld by Raikip from behind.
25': ATK leading by a goal, Kerala are desperate to wipe of the margin.
21': A solo effort from Krishna ..... covered a long space beat a host of defenders but his push from inside the 18 yards went wide.
18': YELLOW CARD to Jairo, he pushed Krishna from behind.
14': YELLOW CARD to Jayesh Rane for rough play.
11': An easy opportunity wasted by Hernandez of ATK, failed to place in open goal as Bilal was not in his place.
9': Chance for Kerala.....Jairo's header of a free kick from Carneiro went wide.
8': Ogbeche was fouled by Pritam deep inside the ATK half, free kick for Kerala.
5': Carl MCHugh scored the 100 goals for ATK.
4': GOAL.......... ATK scored. Carl McHugh powerful shot of a free kick finds the target.
3': Jayesh was fouled by Jeakson, free kick for ATK.
1': Kerala on attack.....Holicharan's cross pass from the left went wide.
0': Match started.
0': It's drizzling at Kochi.
0': The match will resume shortly after a grand opening ceremony, The tournament is declared open by Nita Ambani, Chairperson of FSDL.