Indian Super League: Goa beats Kerala Blasters 3-1

MARGAO. Goa tops Kerala Blasters 3-1.

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MARGAO. Goa conquers Kerala Blasters 3-1. Goa got an early 2-0 lead with 2 goals from Iker Guarrotxena (33′) and Noah Sadaoui (43′). Kerala Blasters tried to recover with a goal from Dimitrios Diamantakos (51′). However, the match was closed by a goal (69′) scored by Redeem Tlang for Goa. Kerala Blasters lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (58%).

The match was played at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium stadium in Margao on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Coimbatore Ramaswamy Srikrishna.

Match Statistics

Kerala Blasters was in firm control of the ball 58% while Goa was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Kerala Blasters was more aggressive with 79 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 1 were on target. Nevertheless, Goa managed to find the solution to win this match.​

Goa shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target. On the other side, Kerala Blasters shot 8 times, 1 on target, 7 off target.

Cards

Goa received 1 yellow card (B. Fernandes). On the other side, Kerala Blasters received 4 yellow cards (J. Singh, Adrián Luna, Hormipam Ruivah and Ivan Kalyuzhnyi).

After playing this match, Goa will have 20 points to stay in the 6th place. On the opposite side, Kerala Blasters will stay with 25 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 33'
    33'

    Iker Guarrotxena (Penalty)

  • 36'
    36'

    J. Singh

  • 43'
    43'

    Noah Sadaoui

  • 50'
    50'

    B. Fernandes

  • 51'
    51'

    Dimitrios Diamantakos

    Adrián Luna

  • 60'
    60'

    Glan Martins

    Ayush Dev Chhetri

  • 60'
    60'

    Redeem Tlang

    Devendra Murgaokar

  • 61'
    61'

    Adrián Luna

  • 61'
    61'

    Hormipam Ruivah

  • 68'
    68'

    Nihal Sudeesh

    Saurav Mandal

  • 69'
    69'

    Redeem Tlang

  • 71'
    71'

    Álvaro Vázquez

    Iker Guarrotxena

  • 76'
    76'

    Bryce Miranda

    S. Samad

  • 76'
    76'

    Jessel Carneiro

    Nishu Kumar

  • 76'
    76'

    Apostolos Giannou

    Dimitrios Diamantakos

  • 81'
    81'

    Brison Fernandes

    B. Fernandes

  • 81'
    81'

    Saviour Gama

    Sanson Pereira

  • 85'
    85'

    Ivan Kalyuzhnyi

  • 85'
    85'

    Ayush Adhikari

    J. Singh

Next match

In the upcoming Indian Super League match, Goa will host East Bengal on the 26th of January with a 2-1 head to head stats in favor of Goa (2 draws).

Kerala Blasters will host NorthEast United on the 29th of January with a 7-4 head to head statistic in favor of Kerala Blasters (6 draws).

Goa: Formation and Lineups

Goa started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Carlos González Peña chose to play with the following team: Dheeraj Singh (6.4), Aiban Dohling (6.6), Fares Arnaout (7.1), Anwar Ali (7.2), Sanson Pereira (6.7), Ayush Dev Chhetri (6.2), Edu Bedia (6.7), Devendra Dhaku Murgaokar (7.0), Brandon Fernandes (7.4), Noah Sadaoui (7.5) and Iker Guarrotxena (7.1).

Substitutes

Goa made 5 changes: Devendra Murgaokar for Redeem Tlang (60′), Ayush Dev Chhetri for Glan Martins (60′), Iker Guarrotxena for Álvaro Vázquez (71′), B. Fernandes for Brison Fernandes (81′) and Sanson Pereira for Saviour Gama (81′).

Top player: Noah Sadaoui

Probably the most impressive player in Goa was Noah Sadaoui.

His rating is (7.5) with 1 goal, 22 passes (77% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 12. He performed 5 crosses.

Kerala Blasters: Formation and Lineups

Kerala Blasters started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).

Regarding the opposition, Ivan Vukomanovic played with: Prabhsukhan Gill (5.8), Sandeep Singh (5.6), Ruivah Hormipam (7.0), Victor Mongil Adeva (6.3), Nishu Kumar (6.3), Saurav Mandal (6.4), Jeakson Singh (6.7), Ivan Kalyuzhny (6.5), Sahal Abdul Samad (6.4), Adrian Luna (7.8) and Dimitris Diamantakos (7.2).

Substitutes

Kerala Blasters made 5 changes: Saurav Mandal for Nihal Sudeesh (68′), S. Samad for Bryce Miranda (76′), Nishu Kumar for Jessel Carneiro (76′), Dimitrios Diamantakos for Apostolos Giannou (76′) and J. Singh for Ayush Adhikari (85′).

Top player: Adrian Luna

Probably the most impressive player in Kerala Blasters was Adrian Luna.

His rating is (7.8) with 54 passes (74% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 13 duels out of 14. He performed 8 crosses.

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