Kochi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was painted yellow but the crowd that turned out might not be too happy about what they got to see. At the end of the ninety minutes, Michael Chopra’s attempt in the first-half remained the best chance that any team could muster for the rest of the match.
While the first half was a free flowing one with very few stoppages, the second half was a complete antithesis. Both teams were making rash challenges that resulted in free-kicks and cards. We will have to wait and see how serious is the injury sustained by Delhi Dynamos’ goalkeeper Antonio Doblas Santana but he didn’t seem very happy with the man against whom he collided, Sandesh Jhingan.
The result now means that Kerala Blasters have earned their first point of the season. They will be hoping to build up on it and try to emulate what they did in 2014 and hoping not to have a repeat of last season.
Delhi Dynamos move up the table to third position above Atletico de Kolkata due to their superior goal difference.