Kerala Blasters FC will face Jamshedpur FC in Game 73 of the 2020-21 Indian Super League at GMC Stadium. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of the match between Kerala Blasters FC and Jamshedpur FC on Wednesday in Goa with ISL 2020-21.
69 ‘FOUL! Jamshedpur FC winger Farukh Choudhary pulls down his marker in an attempt to rush past Jessel Carneiro on the right wing. The referee grants a free kick to Kerala Blasters FC.
66 ‘OFFSIDE! Stephen Eze executes the offside trap for Jamshedpur FC perfectly. The attacking duo from Kerala Blasters FC looked threatening there, but this is another missed opportunity.
63 ‘GAME FIRST REPLACEMENT! Owen Coyle, manager of Jamshedpur FC, decides to bring Mohammad Mobashir onto the field as the successor to Seiminlen Doungel.
60 ‘CHANCE FOR KBFC! Lalthathanga Khawlhring sends a cross from the right flank into the box. Gary Hooper joins them. But his attempt to head the ball goes well over the bar.
58 ‘Both coaches – Owen Coyle (Jamshedpur) and Ishfaq Ahmed (Kerala assistant) – are currently extremely animated on the sideline. There are no yellow cards or substitutions in the game either.
56 ‘SAVE! Alexandre Lima heads the ball towards John Fitzgerald. The latter takes a touch and tries to find the far post with a curler. The KBFC shot stopper Albino Gomes makes saving relatively easy.
53 ‘What a shot! After a pinball game in midfield, the ball falls to Jordan Murray. The KBFC striker takes the ball forward and has long shot. The ball goes out of play after striking an outstretched JFC goalkeeper T. P. Rehenesh.
51 ‘SHOT! John Fitzgerald fires a long shot for JFC. The ball is deflected by a KBFC defender. There is no power over it, however, as the manager Albino Gomes makes the save.
48 ‘REMINDER – Kerala Blasters FC had an offside goal in the first 45 minutes and another goal that hit the post went in and rebounded , was not awarded. The team started the second half dominantly after having had bad luck so far.
In the first half on Wednesday, Kerala Blasters FC were denied three times by the goal post against Jamshedpur in Bambolim. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
Kerala Blasters FC should have taken the lead in the first 45 minutes. But Jamshedpur FC saved thanks to a bit of luck.
45 ‘Two minutes of added time at the end of the first half. Reruns show Hooper’s most recent attempt hit the top bar and crossed the goal line before returning to play. But nobody noticed, not even the KBFC players. I can’t really blame the referee or linesman here.
43 ‘CHANCE FOR JFC! Finally, John Fitzgerald brings a good cross in the middle. But Jamshedpur striker Valskis is overwhelmed by the Kerala center-back duo in the penalty area. KBFC regains ownership.
40 ‘KBFC REFUSES WOODWORK TWICE! The two Kerala Blasters strikers – Jordan Murray and Gary Hooper – hit the crossbar with their close range shots in consecutive minutes. Jamshedpur were very lucky here.
37 ‘Kerala Blasters FC have dominated in the last few minutes. Jamshedpur FC are clearly confident. Most of the players already look tired. Manager Owen Coyle could make changes immediately in the second half.
34 ‘GOAL NOT ALLOWED! The Kerala Blasters FC players celebrated a goal but the referee called offside after seeing the linesman. Gary Hooper passed the ball to Jordan Murray, who made a touch, moved the ball to the right, and shot a shot on goal. The ball hit Hooper after a distraction from a JFC defender, who was marginally offside.
28 ‘SAVE! Rohit Kumar makes his way to the penalty area after dripping past an opposing player. He tries a low shot at the target. But JFC goalkeeper T. P. Rehenesh dives at the right time to push the ball away.
25 ‘ANOTHER CORNER FOR KBFC! Sahal Abdul Samad will take on this standard situation. However, his delivery is poor as Jamshedpur FC regain possession of the ball.
22 ‘A shot at Jamshedpur needs improvement. Kerala, unbeaten in four games (two wins and two draws), seem pretty comfortable on the field right now. But will the five changes backfire?
19 ‘CORNER FOR KBFC! Lalthathanga Khawlhring will take this instead of Sahal Abdul Samad. He sends a cross into the box, but the JFC defense clears the ball away. The rebound falls to Costa Nhamoinesu trying to create Gary Hooper. However, the referee hoists his offside flag.
16 ‘GOOD TACKLE! Laldinliana Renthlei tries to get past Kerala’s last line of defense. But Bakary Kone brings a brilliant gliding device close to the gate. Rohit Kumar retrieves the ball and starts a counter attack.
13 ‘Free kick for JFC! Ricky Lallawmawma sends the ball towards Nerijus Valskis, who controls the ball with his hand before sending it to Alexandre Lima. The referee blows the whistle and gives the blasters a free kick.
10 ‘JFC CHANCE! Laldinliana Renthlei moves the ball forward on the right flank. He dodges an opposing player and sends a cross into the penalty area. But KBFC defender Bakary Kone averts the danger with a header.
7 ‘VERY CLOSE! Kerala goalkeeper Albino Gomes has messed up a simple residue on the back. He hit the ball straight towards Valskis, who made an extra touch before shooting on goal. Albino came back on time to complete the save when the ball hit the post and came back into play. Valskis should have chopped the ball straight away.
5 ‘Jamshedpur FC have a slight advantage over Kerala Blasters FC in their first few games. JFC striker Nerijus Valskis would love to score tonight as he is currently suffering from a lean period.
3 ‘KBFC only beat JFC once in ISL – a 3-2 win earlier this season – in seven games. The Men of Steel have won twice and there have also been four draws in games with both teams.
7:15 pm: Kerala Blaster’s FC manager Kibu Vicuna will not be on his team’s field for this game.
KBFC head coach Kibu Vicuna was suspended from his team’s last game against FC Goa. He’ll be in the stands tonight. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
7:00 p.m .: Can Jamshedpur FC stop its winless ISL run with four games (three defeats and one draw)?
Jamshedpur FC did not win a single game in 2021 and its last ISL- Victory came on December 28, 2020 against Bengaluru FC. – ISL / SPORTZPICS
6:45 pm: Five changes for Kerala Blasters FC tonight! Jessel Carneiro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Rohit Kumar, Lalthathanga Khawlhring and Jordan Murray have replaced Jeakson Singh, Yondrembem Denechandra, Juande, Rahul K. P. and Facundo Pereyra in Vicuna’s lineup.
There are now two changes for Jamshedpur FC! Peter Hartley and Mohammad Mobashir have given way to Laldinliana Renthlei and John Fitzgerald in the XI published by Coyle.
KBFC XI: Albino Gomes, Sandeep Singh, Bakary Kone, Jessel Carneiro, Costa Nhamoinesu, Rohit Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Vicente Gomez, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Jordan Murray, Gary Hooper.
JFC XI: TP Rehenesh, Narender Gahlot, Ricky Lallawmawma, Stephen Eze, Laldinliana Renthlei, Aitor Monroy, Alexandre Lima, Seiminlen Doungel, John Fitzgerald, Farukh Choudhary, Nerijus Valskis.
6:15 p.m .: Podcast: On coaching changes and their effects on the Team to some ranting one of the biggest names in the league last week in ISL action was dramatic to say the least. Shyam Vasudevan and Aashin Prasad are joined by The Hindu’s N Sudarshan to discuss the best and worst of the past week’s ISL action. Listen to the full-time show:
The seventh edition of the Indian Super League kicked off on November 20th in a bio-bubble in Goa.
During the four-month tournament, eleven teams will play in a league and playoff format against each other at three venues. Following the inclusion of SC East Bengal, they have played 115 games this season, up from 95 last season.
The last time Kerala Blasters played Jamshedpur FC earlier this month, the Kochi side were on the happy end of one Five goal party. It could be a bit difficult for the Blasters when the two meet again on Wednesday in the Hero Indian Super League at the GMC Stadium in Bambolim.
The Blasters will have their head coach Kibu Vicuna and the formally strong K.P. Rahul through suspensions, while Australian striker Jordan Murray, who scored twice against Jamshedpur in his last game, is likely to miss the game with an injury.
« We know we won’t have players and unfortunately Kibu is for this Game not available but we have some players coming back from injuries, « said Ahmed. « We have a good depth in the squad and a positive attitude to scoop three points. »
The Blasters are also hoping veteran striker Gary Hooper will regain his scoring opportunity.
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Jamshedpur and the Blasters are tied at point (14) and on the eighth and ninth rung respectively after 13 games in the 11-man ranking, but the good thing is that they are only four points from fourth place and the Playoffs are away. So close is the league this time around that both teams will be desperate for a win and three points.
Despite conceding 22 goals, the highest in the league this season, the Blasters are on the verge of scoring third position on the list (17). Only current leaders Mumbai City FC (19) and FC Goa (18) have scored more goals. That figure should give the Blasters confidence.
In contrast, Jamshedpur has scored 13 goals so far. But head coach Owen Coyle thinks his team will get better in the final period.
« With Farukh Choudhary and Seiminlen Doungel they added a big dimension to our striker game and this was demonstrated in the game in Hyderabad (the team’s previous game , which ended goalless), « said Coyle.
» That was really positive. We saw that we are a more offensive team that is aiming for the three points and wanted that dynamic. «