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ISL 2018 Highlights: Kerala Blasters hold FC Pune City to 1-1 draw

ISL 2018, FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC Highlights: Kerala Blasters hold FC Pune City to 1-1 draw at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: November 2, 2018 10:02:23 pm
FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC Highlights: FC Pune City clash against Kerala Blasters at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium

ISL 2018, FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC Highlights: Kerala Blasters were handed their fourth successive draw in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2018 after being held by FC Pune City 1-1 at the Shiv Chhatrapati Shivaji stadium in Pune on Friday. A class strike from Marko Stankovic (13’) got Pune City up and running only to see Nikola Krcmarevic (62’) pull Kerala Blasters level in the second half. The result pulls Pune City, still without a win, off the bottom of the table temporarily while Kerala Blasters have moved up to the fifth spot with seven points from five games.

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FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC, ISL 2018 Highlights:

21:55 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Pune City are now off the bottom of the table while Kerala Blasters have moved up to the fifth spot. HERE is how the table looks after today's match.

21:33 (IST)02 Nov 2018
FT: Pune 1-1 Kerala

Kerala Blasters register their fourth straight draw. FC Pune City will be disappointed with just one point. They badly needed those points to improve their table ranking but a goal by Nikola Krcmarevic made sure the spoils are shared at Pune

21:17 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Yellow card show to Pune's Alfaro for arguing with the referee.

21:16 (IST)02 Nov 2018
Pune pushing for lead

Marcelinho's shot from distance clips Alfaro's heel but Naveen is down to collect it safely. Pune are really pushing towards the final ten minutes of the game.

21:13 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Double change for Kerala Blasters FC as Courage Pekuson and Lalruatthara come in for Sahal Abdul Samad and Cyril Kali. The match has taken a backseat with no real chances being created by either sides.

21:06 (IST)02 Nov 2018
Yellow cards

That's two yellow cards in a span of one minute. First Lalchhuanmawia Fanai of FC Pune City gets booked and he is followed by Kerala's CK Vineeth, who brings down Emiliano Alfaro with a slide tackle.

20:55 (IST)02 Nov 2018

With that comes the second change for hosts FC Pune City as Robin is replaced by Ashique. Meanwhile, Kerala Blasters make their first as Halicharan Narzary comes in for Seiminlen Doungel.

20:55 (IST)02 Nov 2018
Pune 1-1 Kerala

GOAL! Nikola Krcmarevic makes up for conceding the penalty as he levels the game 1-1 in the second half.  A corner from Slavisla Stojanovic goes to Gurtej who takes an attempt at goal but the ball rolls over to Krcmarevic who sends a powerful enough shot to score the equaliser. With that, Kerala are back in the game!

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20:47 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Nikola Krcmarevic takes Emiliano Alfaro down and the referee points to the spot. This is a good chance for Pune to take the lead. But Emiliano's penalty just hits the crossbar and flies off.

20:44 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Another missed chance! Len is picked out with a deft through ball down the channel before he tries to curl it past Kamaljit with his right foot and misses.

20:37 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Pune are quick to attack. Looking to double their lead, Macelinho sends a low-cross which is easily collected by Naveen. 

20:36 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Pune defender Adil receives yellow after a foul on Poplatnik.

20:35 (IST)02 Nov 2018
Second half

Pune City FC vs Kerala Blasters second half action underway with the hosts leading 1-0. Pune are quick to win the ball after Kerala get the second 45 underway

20:23 (IST)02 Nov 2018
HT: Pune 1-0 Kerala

The first half of the ISL match ends up in a controversy as referee disallows a goal for Kerala Blasters. 

20:19 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Drama! Confusion on whether Nikola Krcmarevic scored the goal for Kerala or not. It looked like it had crossed the line. The referee ends up giving decision against the visitors. Kerala Blasters' players are furious!

20:10 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Slavisla Stojanovic takes the corner and Nemanja Lakic-Pesic is first to the ball, he leaps above the man ahead of him but his shot goes straight to the keeper. 

20:05 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Sandesh Jhingan is booked for a rash tackle on Robin Singh. This is the first booking of the match taking place in Pune.

19:59 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Alwyn George comes in for goalscorer Marko Stankovic for FC Pune City 

19:53 (IST)02 Nov 2018

Alfaro is left unmarked at the near post but the Uruguayan cannot direct Stankovic's corner goalwards from point-blank range.

19:50 (IST)02 Nov 2018
Pune 1-0 Kerala

GOAL! Marko Stankovic scores a blinder to give FC Pune City 1-0 lead after 13 minutes into the game. The stunner from Stankovic is a sure contender for goal of the season.

FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC Live Score: Pune host Kerala on Friday.

ISL 2018 Live Score, FC Pune City vs Kerala Blasters FC Live Streaming: Pune City started off with a draw away to Delhi Dynamos and have since lost all three of their fixtures. Coach Miguel Angel Portugal has also lost his job and the onus of turning around their fortunes is now in the hands of interim coach Pradyum Reddy. For Pune, Marcelinho and Emiliano Alfaro have struggled in front of goal. Meanwhile for Kerala, Slavisa Stojanovic and Matej Poplatnik, have impressed with three goals between them from four games and CK Vineeth has made a considerable impact off the bench with two goals so far.

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First published on: 02-11-2018 at 06:37:06 pm
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