ISL Score, Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC: Two times finalist Kerala Blasters FC will cross swords with first-timers Jamshedpur FC as both the sides will be looking for their first win and goal of Indian Super League (ISL) 2017 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi. Talking about the hosts, the Blasters did not quite get up as a unit in their season opener against the defending champions Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) but managed to secure a point after surviving ATK’s onslaught. However, the visitors, Jamshedpur FC will also head into the game within a similar situation after experiencing a draw against NorthEast FC. The Highlanders were wasteful in front of goal, while Jamshedpur custodian Subrata Paul did his bit by making a string of splendid saves to rescue the 10-men debutants. The newcomers will also be without the versatile Andre Bikey for their match against Kerala after he picked up a straight red in their previous outing. Kerala will probably line up in a 4-5-1 formation and pack their midfield with bodies. Meanwhile, visitor coach, Steve Coppell is likely to stick with his favourite 4-4-2 formation, which gives his team a balance in attack and defence.
Here are Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC Football match Updates:
10:09 pm: Full Time: Jamshedpur FC hold Kerala Blasters to 0-0 draw in Kochi. Both teams are yet to score a goal or register a win as yet.
9:37 pm: Better movement in the middle of the park for kerala before Pekuson’s shot goes just past the upright. The deadlock is yet to be broken and there’s less than 15 minutes to go.
9:34 pm: Berbatov has been handed a yellow card for his push on Mehtab. The second half has been rather scrappy with neither team being able to string together too many passes in their moves.
9:30 pm: Jhingan clears out the ball and Sifneos has a sniff on the ball before Tiri snatches it away.
9:25 pm: Jamshedpur might need to make a change that was not planned as Anas Edathodika seems to have picked up an injury. He is limping off the ground. Steve Coppell will have to change his plans as he brings on Bikash Jairu. Anas stopped after stretching to clear a through ball meant for Iain Hume.
9:14 pm: Berbatov as one would expect is being heavily marked by Jamshedpur
9:07 pm: Second half begins.
9:05 pm: So, that’s the end of the first half. Blasters certainly started the better off the two teams and CK Vineeth should have scored, but Jamshedpur have certainly grown in the game. Though at half-time, its still 0-0. Let’s hope we get ourselves the first goal in the second-half!
8:39 pm: Dimitar Berbatov has moved to a deeper role in midfield and it looks like Courage Pekuson has been pushed further forward. The former Manchester United star had mentioned that he would like to play in a midfield role before the season began, so it’d be interesting to see how he fares in this new role.
8:34 pm: Superb save from Rachubka, free kick conceded in a dangerous area by Jhingan, and its a superb strike by . Rachubka parries it away and then makes a double save after Jerry attempts to pounce on the rebound. Jerry should have scored but his shot lacked any power there.
8:32 pm: Pesic takes down Jerry near the box, but the ball from Shouvik Ghosh is straight to the goalkeeper, Rachubka collects it comfortably. 8 minutes gone and its 0-0 here.
8:25 pm: Berbatov with the chance now, Rino Anto with a great ball inside the box and Berbatov makes some space for himself and pulls the trigger, however it is straight at the keeper and Subroto Paul makes a decent say. Blasters certainly on top for now. 17 minutes gone and its 0-0
8:15 pm: Great Chance! CK Vineeth with a free header at the away post, after a great ball from Ian Hume, that really should have been the first goal. Vineeth misses an absolute sitter there.
8:09 pm: Early free kick for Blasters, Hume floats the ball inside the box but the Jamshedpur defence clear the ball without much trouble.
8:03 pm: Kerala Blasters kick off the match, the atmosphere as usual is absolutely electric at the Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium, fans will certainly be hoping to see the first goal for Blasters today.
6:00 pm: Hello and welcome to the live commentary on Kerala Blasters FC vs Jamshedpur FC. Kerala will probably line up in a 4-5-1 formation and pack their midfield with bodies. Meanwhile, visitor coach, Steve Coppell is likely to stick with his favourite 4-4-2 formation, which gives his team a balance in attack and defence.