Kerala Blasters (KBFC) 3-1 Chennaiyin FC: ISL 2016 highlights and as it happened

Kerala Blasters rise to second spot with a 3-1 win over Chennai in the ISL 2016 contest in Kerala on Saturday.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 12, 2016 9:34 pm
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Kerala Blasters staged another emphatic comeback as they beat Chennai 3-1 in the ISL 2016 contest in Kerala on Saturday. Trailing 0-1 at the half-way mark, Kerala found the back of the net thrice in the second half to earn crucial points, and rise to second spot in the points table. German was the playmaker for the hosts and he was helped by some brilliant finishes by goal scorers CK Vineeth and Kadio. Vineeth was sensational as he first put Kerala ahead, and then doubled the lead with another good strike. Chennai need to regroup now as they have conceded as many as seven goals in their last two contests. Kerala on the other hand would be happy with the two outings where they have managed to deliver the goods under pressure.

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Four minutes of added time but change to the scoreline. Kerala Blasters come back from 0-1 behind to beat Chennai 3-1 in the ISL 2016 contest in Kerala on Friday. Superb comeback by the hosts in the second half. Goals from CK Vineeth and Kadio seal the deal for the yellow brigade

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89′: It’s that man Vineeth again. Fantastic ball forward from German and Vineeth fires it in, from some distance, beats the goalie and finds the back of the net. It’s 3-1 in Kerala’s favour

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85′: Kerr errs and Vineeth doesn’t. A curling ball forward goes through the goalie’s hands and Vineeth, waiting near the far post, fires it in to put Kerala 2-1 ahead. This is quality football by the Kerala unit who are back in front, from behind, for the second match on the trot

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We are into the final 10 minutes now. Kerala recently won a game from behind at home, can they do it again? They have found the equaliser, and are now looking for the decisive goal towards the fag end of the contest

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75′: Kerala with a substitution now as Rino Anto comes in for Rafique. For Chennai, Mulde comes in for Jeje. Both managers doing their bit as the teams search the leading goal

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Chennai make a brave substitution as Mendy makes way for Baljit in the 70th minute of the contest

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67′: Half-time substitute Kadio levels for Kerala. The belongs to German who made a brilliant run from the left and made an exceptional delivery for Kadio who was waiting to fire. The noise is back up in the stadium as the hosts, with a little over 20 minutes left, have equalised

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61′: Vineet with a desperate shoot from an acute angle, goalie Kerr, caught wrong-foot, does well to get down in time and aver the danger. It remains 1-0 in Chennai’s favour

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Kerala have made seven attempts for goal but have failed to convert even one of them. They came close on a couple of occasions but still no additions to the score by the hosts

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54′: Kerala with a brilliant move forward, Chennai goalie Kerr, one on one with the striker, charges forward and makes a goal saving tackle. German gets a card for ‘diving’ and Chennai manage to survive the dangerous move

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Kerala make an early substitution as Michael Chopra makes way for Didier Kadio

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The two teams are back on the field for the second period of play. Kerala, trailing 0-1, have work to do as they press forward in search of the equalising goal

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45′: That’s the half-time whistle and Chennai continue to lead 1-0. They could have scored more and would like to tighten loose ends in the second half. Kerala on the other hand need to put some moves together and find the equaliser

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38′: Kerala earn a freekick from a dangerous position. All about the delivery but it crashed into the wall, deflected away for a corner and even the corner attempt curled over the crossbar. Kerala continue to trail 0-1 as we towards the half-time whistle

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Abhishek Bachchan is in the stands and not as animated as he generally is. He has reasons to be quiet this season as the team, the defending champions, is not living up to the expectations

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It’s a bit quiet in the stadium now. On the expected lines as the yellow brigade is 0-1 behind after the first 32 minutes. Equaliser and it will get noisy, very noisy in Kerala

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30′: Disappointing finish there by Chennai. A good ball fed into the box and all the striker had to do was direct it inside the goal. That didn’t happen as Dudu’s touch sailed over the crossbar

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28′: Belfrot leaves the field on a stretcher, in comes German. Kerala’s search for their opening goal continues

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GOAL! 22′: Bernard Mendy goes for glory and the deflection takes the ball into the net. The skipper covers good ground from the left, enters the business area and fires the shoot to give Chennai 1-0 lead

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20′: Belfort with a lovely through ball attempt from outside the the box but the ball was too close to the defender who cuts it off with a desperate dive. It remains 0-0

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16′: Riise’s freekick from outside the box runs into the Kerala defending wall and is deflected away for another corner. Chennai winning plenty of corners but have not able to convert any of them

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12′: Kerala try to penetrate from the right wing but the move stalled by a rough challenge near the corner post

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We are done with the first 10 minutes of action. Still goalless in Kerala as both teams continue to press forward in search of the opening goal of the ISL 2016 contest

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Kerala have the home support going their way. The fans have masks of Zinedine Zidane on, and they are trying to poke Chennai manager Marco Materazzi with the same. It remains 0-0 in the first half

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Defending champions Chennai are in desperate need of change in fortunes. They have struggled in the 2016 edition so far and need a result in their favour to get the struggling campaign back on track

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2′: Lack of concentration by Kerala nearly proved dangerous for them early in the contest. The clearance didn’t travel far but the Chennai striker Jeje could only manage to find the goalie’s gloves. It remains 0-0

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Kerala Blasters get the coin toss in their favour and they would attack from left to right in the first half of their match against the Chennai unit

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The first meeting between the two sides ended in a stalemate and now the capacity crowd would like to see some goals. Kerala snatched a win in stoppage time in their last match while Delhi thrashed Chennai 4-1 in the last fixture for the South Indian team

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The team sheets are out. Here’s a look at the two starting line-ups

Kerala Blasters FC lineup
Graham Stack(GK), Pratik Chaudhari, Cedric Hengbart(C), Sandesh Jhingan, Josu Currais, Mehtab Hossain, Azrack Mahamat, CK Vineeth, Mohammed Rafique, Kervens Belfort, Michael Chopra.

Chennaiyin FC lineup
Duwayne Kerr(GK), Bernard Mendy(C), John Arne Riise, Eli Sabiá, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Mehrajuddin Wadoo, Raphael Augusto, Zakeer Mundampara, Jayesh Rane, MacPherlin Dudu Omagbemi, Jeje Lalpekhlua.

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A wave of yellow shirts greets the two teams as Kerala and Chennai make their way out to the middle for the ISL 2016 contest. The teams line-up for the national anthem, and it’s expected to be louder than ever