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Indian Super League: Kerala Blasters FC vs Delhi Dynamos FC (Oct 20, 2018) All Things Considered

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WHERE TO WATCH

KICK-OFF: Oct 20, 7.30PM (IST) (GMT +5.30)

FULL-TIME: Kerala Blasters FC 1-1 Delhi Dynamos FC

Channel: Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD 1, Star Sports 3

Streaming: Hotstar, Jio TV.

Highlights: Click Here

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi.

MATCH PREVIEW

Delhi Dynamos will look to register their first win this season as they travel to Kochi to play Kerala Blasters. Delhi will rely on Indian international and winger Lallianzuala Chhangte to provide inspiration in attack.

-Kerala Blasters were very impressive against ATK who they dispatched 2-0 and were unlucky to draw against Mumbai City in the 93rd minute – all because Pranjal Bhumij decided to take a pop from 35 yards out.

-Their adoring home support ‘Manjappada,’ the humidity, the Sandesh Jhingan-Nemanja Lakic-Pesic defensive pairing, the Slovenian & Serbian attacking duo of Matej Poplatnik & Serbian Stojanovic and Dheeraj Singh (arguably the best keeper in the league) make Kerala Blasters a strong favourite for this game.

-In Delhi Dynamos team news, Anas Edathodika will sit out this game as he is serving the last of his three-match ban.

STARTING XI

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MATCH STATS

FULL-TIME: Kerala Blasters FC 1-1 Delhi Dynamos FC

89′ – SUB – (Delhi Dynamos: M. Dhot [IN] Rana Gharami [OUT])

84′ – GOAL 1-1 (A. Kaludjerovic, Delhi Dynamos)

79′ – SUB (Kerala Blasters: K. Keziron [IN] S. Doungel [OUT])

69′ – SUB (Kerala Blasters: P. Karuthadathkuni [IN] Sahal Samad [OUT])

65′ – SUB (Delhi Dynamos: A. Carmona [IN] G. Zuiverloon[OUT])

65′ – SUB (Delhi Dymamos: Bikramjit Singh [IN] R. Fernandes [OUT])

48′ – GOAL 1-0 (CK Vineeth, Kerala Blasters)

46′ – SUB (Kerala Blasters: M. Poplatnik [IN] H. Narzary [OUT])

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TALKING POINTS

-Both teams had chances in the first half with Delhi looking to maintain possession and Kerala trying to hit them on the counter. Passing in the final third let them down.

-For the Kerala Blasters goal, Delhi Dynamos defender Rana Gharami allowed  CK Vineeth to score with his back towards the goal.

-For the Delhi goal, Sandesh Jhingan could’ve used his experience to go down and seek treatment for his cramps. Instead, he tried defending a corner and was out of the equation after the first header. Delhi striker Kaludjerovic took advantage of nobody marking him and headed in the equalizer.

-CK Vineeth should’ve been awarded a penalty after being blatantly brought down inside the penalty box in second-half injury time.

-Kerala Blasters need to shore up their defence and learn to keep ball when leading. This is the second game they missed out on three points by conceding a late equalizer. They also played with only three foreign players and the play in the final third suffered because of that.

 

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[…] three games they’ve played so far. They have a slight edge going into this game after their hard-fought draw against in-form Kerala Blasters in their last game. They will look to Kaludjerovic to help them to a goal or two with Chhangte to […]

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