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ISL 2018-19 Highlights: Ten-men NorthEast United FC manage to hold Kerala Blasters to goalless draw

ISL 2018-19, Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC Highlights: Kerala Blasters FC drew their final match of the season against NorthEast United.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: March 1, 2019 10:03:15 pm
ISL 2018-19, Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC Football Highlights: Kerala Blasters drew their last match of the season.

ISL 2018-19, Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC Football Highlights: Ten-man NorthEast United FC stood firm and stayed resilient to play out a goalless draw and deny Kerala Blasters FC a chance to end their Hero Indian Super League campaign with a win at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.

Having already secured a spot in the playoff, NorthEast confirmed the fourth place in the standings with 29 points from 18 games and will now face Bengaluru FC in the semi-final. Blasters ended their league season in the ninth spot with just two wins and 15 points after 18 matches.

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ISL 2018-19, Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC Highlights:

21:34 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Match ends in goalless draw

Ten-men NorthEast United FC manage to hold Kerala Blasters to a goalless draw.

21:30 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Gurmeet injured

Gurmeet jumps high to punch the ball out. In the process, he gets injured as he gets knocked against the heads of a couple of Kerala players.  Gurmeet looks in severe pain. 

21:29 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Added time

Six minutes of added time added to the ISL fixture. Both sides desperately looking for the winning goal.

21:28 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Yellow

Prasanth K goes sliding in to get the ball but catches the leg of Federico Gallego. The Blasters man is hence awarded a yellow card.

21:12 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Substitution

Prasanth K comes in for Sahal Abdul Samad for Kerala Blasters.

21:11 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Free kick

The ref awards a free kick to the hosts outside the box as Federico Gallego trips Pekuson.

21:04 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Substitution

Gurmeet replaces Pawan Kumar, who has been the man of the match for NorthEast tonight. Pawan departs to a standing ovation from the crowd.

21:02 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Another save

Pawan is the star for NorthEast tonight. Slavisa with a superb attempt on goal but the goalkeeper gets a touch of it and the ball comes off the post!

20:59 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Substitution

Panagiotis Triadis makes his way out and Nikhil Kadam comes on in his place for NorthEast United

20:59 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Pawan injury

Pawan made a brilliant save but went down injured. A long delay before action resumed as Pawan was being attended to. 

20:53 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Substitution

Mohamad Rakip comes in for Cyril Kali for Kerala Blasters.

20:52 (IST)01 Mar 2019
SAVE

Slavisa Stojanovic sends a header on target but is without any power and lobs straight into the hands of Pawan Kumar who makes an easy save.

20:42 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Chance

NorthEast begin the second half well despite being in the disadvantage of one less man. A superb interception by Cyril Kali to deny the visitors.

20:39 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Second half

The second half of the ISL match between Kerala Blasters and NorthEast United FC is now underway in Kochi.

20:26 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Half time

Kerala Blasters created multiple chances in the first half but go into the half-time with the scores reading 0-0

20:23 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Brilliant goalkeeping

Doungel looks to shoot but a charging Pawan Kumar blocks the ball using his chest and the danger is averted as the sides look to go into half-time goalless.

20:19 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Added time

Two minutes added towards the end of the first half with both sides level at 0-0. Kerala continue to press.

20:15 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Chance

Poplatnik has the ball and also some space outside the box. The ball, however, goes wide. Kerala trying very hard for the lead, keep the pressure on.

20:11 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Yellow

Kerala Blasters' Sandesh Jhingan receives a yellow four a foul Juan Mascia.

20:03 (IST)01 Mar 2019
Substitution

NorthEast United make an early change as the Higlanders are reduced to 10 men, with Lalrempuia Fanai coming in for Girik Khosla.

ISL 2018-19 Football Live Score, Kerala Blasters vs NorthEast United FC Football Live Score Streaming: For Kerala, the ISL season was over a long time ago, although coach Vingada will need to secure this win and boost the morale ahead of the Super Cup later this month. It might seem it’s all over but there is still plenty to play for. Meanwhile, Eelco Schattorie has had to shuffle his first team quite a bit this season due to a lack of depth in the squad, injuries and suspensions.

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