Kerala Blasters 0-0 Delhi Dynamos
Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos ended in goalless draw as both the teams were not able to find an opening.
Both teams played really well and Delhi Faced most attacks from Kerala but they were really organised at the back.
This game becomes the First ISL match in 2016 season to end with a goal less draw.
Kerala Blasters opened their account with one point after this match at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi on Sunday evening.
Kerala Blasters coach Steve Coppell opted to replace Graham Stack in goal for Sandip Nandy in order to beef up his attack. Elhadji N’Doye and Farukh Chaudhary also made way for Azrack Mahamat and Michael Chopra.
Delhi opted to leave out Richard Gadze and replaced him with Senegalese striker Badara Badji who was flanked by Marcelinho and Kean Lewis who were outstanding against Chennai.
Florent Malouda started as part of a midfield three. Anas was replaced by Lalchhawnkima who started at right-back while Konsham Singh moved to centre-back. Souvik started at left-back.
Kerala Blasters kicked off the game in weird way as Chopra passed the ball to the opponent. Kerala was dominating the first half of the game.
The major goalden chance came for kerala as Josu’s brilliant diagonal found Chopra in behind the Delhi defense. But Doblas got a strong right hand to the Englishman’s low shot across goal.
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Delhi’s goal keeper got injured after jingan accidentally elbowed the goalkeeper during a free-kick.He was replaced by Soram Poirei Anganba Meitei.
Delhi were presented with a good chance in the 70th minute when NDoye’s poor control saw Badji go through on goal but the defender recovered to put in a good tackle before the latter got his shot away.
The Blasters enjoyed a sustained spell of possession during the six minutes of stoppage time but failed to find a breakthrough.
But a victory remained elusive for the Blasters who got their first points on the board while Delhi increased their tally to four points from two games.