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A play-off berth already booked, Kerala Blasters played out an exciting 4-4 draw against FC Goa — who are out of reckoning — in an Indian Super League match in Bambolim on Sunday.
ISL 2021-22: Having already qualified for semis, Kerala look to end league stage with win over FC Goa
This has been nothing short of a stellar season for Kerala Blasters, the team from the south, winning nine games out of 19.
Manvir Singh (3rd, 46th) scored a brace on either side of halftime to ensure the Mariners stretched their unbeaten run to 11 games under Juan Ferrando who did a double over his former side after switching allegiances mid-season
Jorge Ortiz has been at the heart of FC Goa's resurgence, scoring his first ever hat-trick in the previous encounter. His goal tally for the season now stands at seven.
FC Goa kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a five-star performance against Chennaiyin FC whose aspirations of a top-four spot were dealt a heavy blow as they were humbled 5-0 in the ISL on Wednesday.
Both teams know that their fate is hanging by a thread and a win at the Tilak Maidan Stadium on Wednesday is absolutely necessary to challenge the teams above them.
The result prevents OFC from rising to fifth place in the points table, level on points with Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC. As for FCG, the winless run extends to five games in the division.
Winless in four games, Goa will be eager to arrest the slide when they take on Odisha, who will also be keen to steady their ship, in the Indian Super League match in Bambolim on Tuesday.
Seven days, seven matches and 20 goals – the past week of the Indian Super League had everything a football enthusiast could’ve hoped for.
The solitary goal came through Daniel Chima Chukwu (49’) who scored on his first outing for the Men of Steel after signing for them in the January transfer window.
Here is a look at what transpired in the ISL 2021-22 in the past few days.
Sunil Chhetri's 11-game barren run of goals in the Indian Super League came to an end as he salvaged a point for Bengaluru FC in a 1-1 draw against FC Goa here on Sunday.
It took SC East Bengal 347 days to end their winless run as the Red and Gold brigade inflicted a blow to FC Goa's semi-final hopes with a 2-1 win in Bambolim, on Wednesday.
The club said in a statement that it has written to the AIFF's Referee's Department regarding the decisions during their matches played on 2 and 14 January, against Kerala Blasters FC and NorthEast United FC.
FC Goa haven't really burst to life under Derrick Pereira but the veteran coach has managed to remain unbeaten in the last three outings, playing out a 1-1 draw against NorthEast United FC in their last game
ISL 2021-22 Stories: Bengaluru FC show promise, Jamshedpur FC and Kerala Blasters FC continue ascent
The week gone by also saw a few games being postponed due to the surge in COVID-19 cases but when the players had a chance to showcase their skills, they didn’t disappoint.
ISL 2021-22: Airam Cabrera's equaliser salvages point for FC Goa in 1-1 draw against NorthEast United
NorthEast United were off to a flying start courtesy of Santana's individual brilliance. The 31-year old Spaniard curled in a delectable free-kick at the near post leaving Dheeraj Moirangthem with no chance as the ball pinged in off the crossbar.
Under Derek Pereira, Goa won their last game against Chennaiyin FC after coming out with a point against Kerala Blasters before that.
Another week has flown by and it has, like always, provided plenty of talking points. The biggest was perhaps Mumbai City FC’s humbling against Odisha FC and Kerala Blasters’ rise to the top of the points table not far behind.