Friday, 31 October 2014

FC Pune City Losses to Kerala Blasters FC by 2-1 in ISL





 First victory for Kerala Blasters FC in ISL




Kerala Blasters FC picked up their first victory of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) with a  2-1 away win over FC Pune City. David Trezeguet opened the scoring in the 15th minute, but a spirited Kerala team earned a comeback win. CS Sabeeth scored four minutes before halftime, before substitute Penn Orji completed the turnaround with a 65th minute strike.
The match started aggressively with both teams picking up a booking in the opening three minutes. Kerala took control in the beginning with assured passing in their midfield and Iain Hume serving as the fulcrum of their attack. But a moment of quick thinking from Pune brought about the first goal. Forward John Goossens took a quick free kick, delivering an excellent ball for Trezeguet to smash home a superb finish past David James.

Kerala pushed forward in search of an equaliser, continuing to control possession. Their pressure finally paid off in the 41st minute. Hume put in a delightful ball to Sabeeth, and though the striker's shot was well-blocked by defender Bruno Cirillo, he was on hand to turn in Cedric Hengbart's header from the resulting corner to level the score.

The pattern of the match was the same in the second half, with Kerala doing most of the attacking. Pune were on the back foot for long periods, and their rhythm was also disrupted by an injury to keeper Emanuele Belardi, although substitute Arindam Bhattacharya acquitted himself well in the face of sustained Kerala pressure. The visitors broke Pune's resistance, however, when Orji, who had come on as a substitute only three minutes earlier, ran onto Hume's cutback and drilled in a low strike to put Kerala in the lead for the first time in the ISL.

Despite seeing more of the ball as they looked for an equaliser of their own, Pune rarely threatened James' goal. Kerala ultimately saw out the game quite comfortably. The Blasters are now fifth in the league table with four points, leapfrogging Pune, who fall tosixth.


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Indian Super League







Pos
Team
P
W
D
L
GS
GA
+/-
Pts
1
Atl├ętico de Kolkata
5
3
2
0
9
3
6
11
2
Chennaiyin FC
4
3
0
1
10
7
3
9
3
NorthEast United
5
2
2
1
4
3
1
8
4
Delhi Dynamos
4
1
3
0
5
2
3
6
5
Pune City
3
1
1
1
2
5
-3
4
6
Mumbai City
4
1
0
3
6
10
-4
3
7
Kerala Blasters
3
0
1
2
2
4
-2
1
8
Goa
4
0
1
3
3
7
-4
1

Todays Match is between FC PUNE CITY & KERELA BLASTERS FC both the teams need to win the match to qualify for the semi finals 





FC PuneCity is an Indian Super League football franchise based in Pune, Maharashtra that will begin play in October 2014 during the inaugural season of the Indian Super League. The team will be owned and operated by Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, Wadhawan Group and Italian football club ACF Fiorentina

 
KeralaBlasters FC (Kerala Blasters Football Club) is an Indian Super League football franchise in Kochi, Kerala that played their maiden match on 13 October 2014 during the inaugural season of the Indian Super League, which they lost by one goal scored by Koke of North East United FC at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, Assam. The team is owned by former Indian cricketer SachinTendulkar and Prasad V Potluri.