Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters conquers Goa 3-1

KOCHI. Kerala Blasters prevails over Goa 3-1.

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KOCHI. Kerala Blasters conquers Goa 3-1. Kerala Blasters was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with A. Luna (43′), D. Diamantakos (45′) and I. Kalyuzhny (52′). Goa reduced the distance with a goal (67′) by N. Sadaoui, but there was not much to do for them. Goa lost this match even if it was superior in terms of ball possession (59%).

The match was played at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium stadium in Kochi on Sunday and it started at 7:30 pm local time. The weather was rainy. The temperature was hot around 25 degrees Celsius or 76.98 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 93%.​

Match Statistics

Goa was in firm control of the ball 59% while Kerala Blasters was struggling with a 41% ball possession.

Goa was more aggressive with 74 dangerous attacks and 12 shots of which 3 were on target. Anyhow, Kerala Blasters found a way to find the solution to win this contest.​

Kerala Blasters shot 13 times, 4 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, Goa shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target.


Kerala Blasters received 2 yellow cards (M. Leskovic and S. Singh). On the other side, Goa received 1 yellow card (A. Ali).

After this contest, Kerala Blasters will have 6 points like East Bengal to stay in the 7th place. On the other side, Goa will stay with 9 points like Odisha FC to stay in the 4th place.

Match Events

  • 21'

    S. Pereira

    S. Gama

  • 27'

    M. Leskovic

  • 43'

    A. Luna

  • 45'

    A. Ali

  • 45'

    D. Diamantakos (Penalty)

  • 50'

    S. Singh

  • 52'

    I. Kalyuzhny

    D. Diamantakos

  • 60'

    R. Tlang

    B. Fernandes

  • 67'

    N. Sadaoui

  • 70'

    K. Lalthathanga

    J. Singh

  • 71'

    A. Giannou

    D. Diamantakos

  • 77'

    B. Fernandes

    A. Chhetri

  • 82'

    J. Carneiro

    S. Singh

  • 83'

    S. Mandal

    S. A. Samad

  • 88'

    V. Mongil

    I. Kalyuzhny

Next match

In the upcoming Indian Super League match, Kerala Blasters will play away with Hyderabad on the 19th of November with a 3-3 head to head.

Goa will host ATK Mohun Bagan on the 20th of November with a 3-0 head to head record in favor of ATK Mohun Bagan (1 draw).

Kerala Blasters: Formation and Lineups

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

The manager Ivan Vukomanovic chose to play with the following team: Prabhsukhan Gill (6.7), Sandeep Singh (6.6), Ruivah Hormipam (6.8), Marko Lešković (6.8), Nishu Kumar (6.6), Sahal Abdul Samad (7.8), Jeakson Singh (6.9), Ivan Kalyuzhny (7.5), Rahul Kannoly (7.0), Adrian Luna (7.4) and Dimitris Diamantakos (7.9).


Kerala Blasters made 5 changes: J. Singh for K. Lalthathanga (70′), D. Diamantakos for A. Giannou (71′), S. Singh for J. Carneiro (82′), S. A. Samad for S. Mandal (83′) and I. Kalyuzhny for V. Mongil (88′).

Top player: Dimitris Diamantakos

The player who no doubt impressed Kerala Blasters the most was Dimitris Diamantakos.

His rating is (7.9) with 1 goal, 12 passes (58% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 7. He performed 1 cross.

Goa: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Carlos González Peña played with: Dheeraj Singh (5.9), Seriton Fernandes (7.1), Aiban Dohling (6.6), Anwar Ali (5.8), Saviour Gama (6.7), Ayush Dev Chhetri (6.8), Edu Bedia (6.4), Noah Sadaoui (6.5), Brandon Fernandes (6.6), Iker Guarrotxena (6.3) and Álvaro Vázquez (6.6).


Goa made 3 changes: S. Gama for S. Pereira (21′), B. Fernandes for R. Tlang (60′) and A. Chhetri for B. Fernandes (77′).

Top player: Seriton Fernandes

Probably the most impressive player in Goa was Seriton Fernandes.

His rating is (7.1) with 49 passes (79% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 2. He performed 1 cross.

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