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ISL 2022, Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal Highlights: Kerala beat EBFC 3-1 at the JLN Stadium

ISL 2022, Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal Highlights: While East Bengal finished at the bottom of the 2021/22 ISL table, Kerala Blasters were runner ups.

ISL 2022, Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal Highlights: Kerala opened their ISL 2022/23 campaign with a 3-1 win. (Photo: ISL)

The 2022/23 Indian Super League season will kickstart with the runner ups from the 2021/22 season, Kerala Blasters going up against East Bengal, who finished at the bottom of the table last season.

After two years in a bubble, the top-tier league in Indian football will return to a home-and-away format, with fans expected to throb the stadiums starting from the opener at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

Predicted XI:

Kerala Blasters FC: Prabhsukhan Gill, Jessel Carneiro, Victor Mongil, Sandeep Singh, Harmanjot Khabra, Jeakson Singh, Sahal Abdul Samad, Bryce Brian Miranda, Dimitrios Diamantakos, Rahul KP, Bidyashagar Singh

East Bengal FC: Kamaljit Singh, Ankit Mukherjee, Ivan Gonzalez, Mohamad Rakip, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Alex Lima, Amarjit Kiyam, Aniket Jadhav, Souvik Chakrabarti, Cleiton Silva, Eliandro

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21:41 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: Luna's tribute to his late daughter!

What a moment this was!

Adrian Luna scoring the first goal of the season and kissing the tattoo of his late daughter Julieta, who passed away in April this year, on his arm. 

21:31 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: Full time!

Peep, Peeeep, PEEEEEEEEEP!

And that is it at the JLN Stadium. Kerala Blasters have started off their season with a 3-1 win. All four goals coming in the second half and quite the goals with excellent rewatch value. East Bengal would feel they gave away the plot after that first goal, even though the visitors put one back. 

21:26 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 89' | GOLAZO

As if a solo run goal wasn't enough, Ivan Volodymyrovich Kalyuzhnyi scores a ridiculous long yarder to make it 3-1 for Kerala.

KBFC 3-1 EBFC

Screengrab: Hotstar

21:22 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 88' | East Bengal score!

Goal off a corner for East Bengal and this match is far from over. Alex Monteiro de Lima scores a volley after Kerala make the initial save from the corner.

KBFC 2-1 EBFC

21:19 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 82' | GOAL!

Ivan Volodymyrovich Kalyuzhnyi with an absolutely stunning solo run from near the centre line, beats a host of East Bengal shirts, puts the ball behind the net for his first ISL goal. Wow. WOW.

KBFC 2-0 EBFC

21:13 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: Can EB hit the gas?

As Stephen Constantine prepares multiple substitutes near touchline, with close to 10 minutes of regulation time left in the match, can East Bengal find an attacking inspiration to level it. They have been by far the more defensive, or forced to defend side in this match so far. As of now, they need just the one goal to take a point home from tonight.

KBFC 1-0 EBFC

21:07 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 71' | GOAL

LUNAAAAAA!

The number 20 opens the scoring for Kerala and ISL 2022/23 season. Perfection of a long ball into the penalty box and the Uruguayan puts that left foot of his to strike the ball and rattle the net. 

KBFC 1-0 EBFC

21:02 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 62' | A second yellow for EB!

Ankit Mukherjee with a kick to Luna from behind and the Uruguayan goes down. Looks in some pain. Referee shows a second yellow inside two minutes. 

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

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20:57 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 60' | First card of the season

Chungnunga literally grapples Dimitriakos down from behind and earns a yellow. 

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:52 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 54' | Save from Kamaljit!

Yet another important save from Kamaljit, who has been the best player, by far, for East Bengal so far. Cross from Giannou, Luna finds the target but Kamlajit won't let it through.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:46 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 49' | Kerala with the numbers!

The numbers game comes into play again. Kerala have behaved like the home team, swarming their numbers up front for attack and here. A set of attacks leading to a deflection falling in for Giannou right in front of the goal but his volley is dealt with by Kamaljit Singh.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:43 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 45' | Early opening on the left for EB!

A tackle near the centre line earns East Bengal possession and an opening on the left. Suhair beats his marker but his touch for the cross isn't the most perfect and takes the ball out for a goal kick.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:39 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: Second half begins!

Kerala have been able to find spaces, acres of them at times, in the East Bengal defence but haven't been able to provide a finishing touch to take the lead. The pep talk at halftime is likely to be around the same. Expect more pressure, more numbers thrown up front from the yellow army as we get underway with the second half at the JLN stadium.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:24 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: Halftime!

And that is it for the first half at the JLN Stadium. Kerala by far the better team in the first half. Better in possession (62-38) and better in terms of the Expected Goals rate (0.36-0.08). East Bengal will definitely take that score at half time. First goal of the season yet to come.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:19 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 42' | Luna Free Kick!

East Bengal are feeling the heat!

Luna's free kick from outside the box barely moves but goalkeeper Kamaljit Singh is unable to hold it or parry it clean, almost puts it into his own goal. Luckily for the team in white, only a corner conceded.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:16 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 37' | East Bengal in defence!

No surprises as to why Kerala Blaster have had more chances of the two teams and why East Bengal haven't been able to push the home side apart from the odd set piece opening. Set up in a 4-4-2 formation, East Bengal's transition to attack is a conservative one, with three defenders inside their own box and a pivot guarding any openings in the middle. Kerala Blasters however, have still managed to find openings.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

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20:11 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 28' | Tempers up at the JLN!

First match of the season and it didn't take long for the referee to have a first big altercation to deal with. Ivan's tackle on Giannou starts it but almost very player on the pitch stepped in within seconds. Referee separates the two sets of players and passes a verbal warning. No bookings. 

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

Screengrab: Hotstar

20:02 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 26' | Just wide off the goal from Blasters!

Another move that originates on the left. Jessel opens room for Sahal on to walk into the box, the latter cuts inside and sets up Puitea who shoots one just wide of the right side post.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

20:00 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: The youngest vs the oldest!

Good bit of stat from the broadcast team. The two teams in action today have the youngest and the oldest squad in terms of average age this season.

Kerala Blasters: 24.79

East Bengal: 26.67

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

19:54 (IST)07 Oct 2022
Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Live Updates: 18' | Kerala shift to the right!

After initial couple of counters on the left channel, East Bengal have loaded that side with more defenders, opening an opportunity for the hosts on the right. Three attempts come off the cross with the last one from Jessel shot way over.

KBFC 0-0 EBFC

Kerala Blasters vs East Bengal, ISL 2022 Highlights: The 2021/22 runner ups kick off new season at the JLN Stadium in Kochi

Photo: ISL/Twitter

Dressed in all yellow, Kerala is ready to welcome the new season of the Indian Super League. The home team, managed by Ivan Vukomanovic, will face East Bengal FC, managed by former India manager, Stephen Constantine.

The season will mark the return of the old home and away format and the fans in the stands after the last two seasons were played behind closed doors in Goa.

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First published on: 07-10-2022 at 06:41:34 pm
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