Kerala Blasters into the finals
Kerala Blasters finds there way into the finals of India Super League after beating Delhi Dynamos by 3-0 in the Penalty shoot-out and will face Atletico de Kolkata at Kochi on Sunday.
The game started with a positive attack from the Blasters but Delhi soon got a lot of Possession and constantly attacked the Blasters defense.
The first goal of the game was scored by Marcelinho (21’) as a weak clearance fell into Marcelinho’s way and he placed it into the open net making the score line 1-0.This goal made it 1-1 on aggregate.
But the lead never lasted for long as Duckens Nazon scored after a great run into the Delhi’s defense.He picked the ball up from around the half-way line and ran into Delhi defense before slotting it into the net to give Kerala the lead on aggregate.
The game became more competitive and Milan Singh was send off for a rash tackle on Mehtab Hossain,this reduced Delhi to ten men on the field.
Both the teams had a lot of chances to extent the lead,Delhi was playing really well despite loosing a player.They were controlling the match and were passing well in front of Blasters defense.
Delhi find a goal right at the end of half time as Ruben Rocha header from Tebar freekick find the back of the net.This made the score line 2-1 and 2-2 on aggregate.
The second half was also similar to the first with lot of chances for both teams,Delhi and Blasters tried to find a goal but did not utilize the chances.
At Full time the score line was 2-2 on aggregate and Extra time was give to find a winner.Delhi played well during the Extra time and did create some fantastic moves but Kerala’s defense was rock solid and did not allow Delhi to shoot.
The match ended in a 2-2 score line on aggregate after the extra time so went to penalties,Delhi had a great opportunity with their star squad compared to Kerala Blasters.
The first kick was taken by Josu Currais for Blasters and he scored a great penalty into the top-left corner.Florent Malouda came to take Delhi’s first penalty but his shot was too high and he missed the goal.The score was 1-0.
The second kick was taken by German for Blasters but this time Doblas made a great save for his team meanwhile Bruno Pelissari’s shot failed to find the target again making the score line 2-0.
The Third kick was taken by Kervens Belfort for Blasters and he scored as he placed the ball into the net with cool head.Memo took the penalty for Delhi,his shot was on-target but Nandy saved it with a great dive.
The final penalty was taken by Mohammed Rafique,his kept a cool head and scored it taking Blasters into the Finals of Indian Super League season 3.