ISL 2016 Highlights: Kerala Blasters defeat Delhi Dynamos in semifinal 1st leg
Kervens Belfort scored the only goal of the game as Kerala Blasters beat Delhi Dynamos 1-0 in their Indian Super League semifinal clash. Catch live football score of Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos FC ISL 2016 semis here.football Updated: Dec 11, 2016 20:59 IST
Kervens Belfort scored the only goal of the game as Kerala Blasters beat Delhi Dynamos 1-0 in their Indian Super League semifinal clash. Follow live score and live commentary of Kerala Blasters vs Delhi Dynamos here. (SCORE AND COMMENTARY)
Delhi Dynamos enjoyed a good run of form in the league stage as they scored 27 goals in 14 matches, while Kerala Blasters were able to recover from a poor start to the competition and thanks to five consecutive victories at home, they finished in the second spot with 22 points.
19:50 hrs IST: It’s all over in Kochi as Kerala Blasters defeat Delhi Dynamos 1-0 in the first leg of their semifinal tie.
19:45 hrs IST: 5 minutes left. Kerala Blasters are defending their lead with extra vigour.
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19;34 hrs IST: 75 minutes gone. Kerala Blasters lead 1-0 against Delhi Dynamos.
19:29 hrs IST: It was good build-up play by the hosts and Belfort capitalised on a defensive error to score the first goal of the match.
19:24 hrs IST: Kerala Blasters take the lead as Belfort scores in the 65th minute!
19:20 hrs IST: 62 minutes gone. The match remains 0-0 as both Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos look to gain advantage.
19:08 hrs IST: The second half action starts on a positive note as both teams are looking for the first goal of the match.
19:48 hrs IST: It’s 0-0 at half time! Both Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos had their fair share of chances, but they were unable to take advantage.
19:42 hrs IST: It’s almost half-time in Kochi and it seems that it will remain goalless at the half way mark.
19:35 hrs IST: Brilliant move by Delhi Dynamos! But Marcelinho’s shot is saved by the Kerala Blasters goalkeeper.
19:32 hrs IST: First substitution for Kerala Blasters as Kadio comes on for Josu.
19:30 hrs IST: Marcelinho has been a live wire down the flanks and the Brazilian will surely be looking for his 10th goal of this year’s competition.
19:25 hrs IST: 25 minutes gone. The score is still 0-0 in the second Indian Super League semifinal.
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19:15 hrs IST: It has been an even 15 minutes of play as both teams have shown great prowess while going forward.
19:11 hrs IST: Kerala Blasters’ Mehtab Hossain gets the first yellow card of the game.
19:04 hrs IST: A chance at the other side now, but in-form striker CK Vineeth was unable to finish a brilliant counter-attack.
19:02 hrs IST: Great chance for Delhi Dynamos early in the game, but the shot misses the target by a very small margin.
18:56 hrs IST: The two teams are out in the middle and let’s hope that the match will be as exciting as yesterday’s 3-2 thriller between Atletico de Kolkata and Mumbai City FC.
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18:49 hrs IST: Delhi Dynamos have scored the most number of goals in Hero ISL 2016.
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Kerala Blasters were able to reach the final in 2014 where they were defeated by Atletico de Kolkata, whereas the best performance for Delhi Dynamos came in 2015 when they went down fighting to FC Goa in the semifinals.
The danger man for Delhi Dynamos will be their Brazilian forward Marcelinho who is currently leading the scoring charts with 9 goals to his name, while Kerala Blasters will be banking to the heroics of their in-form striker CK Vinneth who has scored 5 goals from 6 matches in this year’s competition.
First Published: Dec 11, 2016 18:34 IST