89′ Pune are keeping the ball and not letting Kerala have a whiff. The ball swiftly moves to the other end and Uche has a shot from 30 yards out and the ball is well wide. Kerala have a shot!!! The ball is straight to Simonsen from Watt’s shot
88′ Ravanan on the right flank sets up an attack and passes the ball to Ruiz outside the area, his chip can’t meet the desired target and the ball rolls out of play.
86′ Pune have a corner and the ball is swung in and it is Uche, who beats Jhingan to meet the ball but the header is well wide of the far post. Pune still keeping the foot on the accelerator with more attacks.
Tuncay walks off to a rapturous reception and is replaced by Yenndick Ruiz
83′ Just as I say that, Josu makes a surging run from left to right and passes to the right flank. The ball is crossed in and Pune are steady. Kerala still have the ball and Mehtab tries a chip into the area but the ball is too far out for Sanchez Watt.
81′ After a brief stoppage, play is back on and Bheke throws it deep. The ball is cleared out by Tuncay for a corner. Pune win the ball on the counter. Can’t get the ball away and Josu, yet again gets his pass astray.
79′ The play has lost its intensity over the last couple of minutes. Kerala have the ball again and are threatening on the right flank. Pune have enough men behind the ball and Kerala have a throw.
Kerala make another change. Sanchez Watt is for Coimbra
75‘ Pune get more chances as space opens up on the left but it comes to nothing. German is on the ball and he teases two Pune defenders. Kerala lose the ball and Uche is terrific on the ball and he shields the ball expertly from Williams and Shankar.
German makes his ISL debut and he replaces Dagnell
72′ GOAL!!! Pune 3-2 Kerala (Tuncay) Another headed goal and Pune are celebrating like they have won the game already. Ravanan, seconds after coming on plays Shorey through on the left flank and he plays another world class cross into the area and Tuncay this time is free and thunders the ball into the net.
71′ Pune’s main men – Zokora, Uche and Tuncay play neat passes and the ball gets to the left flank. Cleared and Pune have a corner. Pune make a change now and Ravanan is on for Pritam
69‘ Rafi can’t continue and he will be replaced by Calvin Lobo.
67‘ The ball is being hoofed from end to end as both teams have now dropped a little bit of caution to their play as the next goal may well decide the contest. Rafi is down and is limping near the technical area.
66′ Kerala get half an attack going. Josu’s misplaced pass found Rafi, whose lob to the right finding Dagnell did not find his man. Pune get a shot!!! The ball thunders into Lyngdoh and Kerala start an attack.
64′ Pune get the ball back and are taking short passes to build another attack. They lose the ball and Gurjinder this time, makes an excellent tackle to dispossess Rafi. Pune still have the ball and Shorey floats a ball to the far post but Bywater comes out and pouches it.
62′ Josu swings a free kick and it lacks an angle to trouble the defense and falls kindly to Simonsen, who pouches it cleanly. Zokora makes a great tackle to stop Rafi.
60′ Pune get the ball and are passing it around in the middle of the park. Tuncay was called offside and Dagnell receives the ball on the left and makes a run and Lyngdoh trips his opponent and is handed a yellow card
58′ Erratic football from Pune. Lyngdoh plays a poor back pass to Dagnell but the last man saves the day for Pune. Foul was given against the Kerala No 9 in any case.
56′ Josu comes close!!!! Once again, Dagnell terrorizes the Pune defense and he sets up the onrushing Josu with a looping ball and the Spaniard, who should have put that away hits his shot over the bar.
54′ Keeping in mind the theme of the game, there is action at both ends. Pune get a header into the area and the ball goes straight to the hands of the goalie. Dagnell once again shows great strength in the area and gets a shot away and the ball is two inches wide of the left post.
53′ Pune tidy up and win the ball back. The home side now have a free kick as Bikash Jairu is fouled by Williams.
51′ The referee has a word with Coimbra and Zokora as the two get into a pushing and shoving show in the middle of the park. Kerala win the ball back and attack from the flanks.
50′ Dagnell drops back in midfield and his hold up play is superb as the ball is passed to Rafi. The shot is taken from distance and it is well wide of the marker.
49′ Mehtab and Uche are in a race to win the ball. Uche nicks the ball onto the Kerala midfielder to win a corner. The resulting corner is poor though but Pune win back the ball.
47′ Second half is under way. Pune make a sub — Colotto is off and Johnson is on. Dagnell makes a mark as he wins a tussle with his opposite number to get the ball. Pune now have the ball.
Fantastic half of football there. Kerala have momentum while Pune have been the better team. Rafi and Uche have been at their clinical best and has set up a fascinating 45 minutes ahead.
45+1 One minute of stoppage time and the ball is swung in from Josu again. Ball is cleared but it comes back to Bheke, who gets the ball into the box and Pune, yet again hold on. That will be the last bit of action from the half.
45‘ Josu swings one into the far post with his left foot and Simonsen is upto the task and takes the ball cleanly. Pune launch a corner but Kerala get men behind on time.
44′ The tempo dies down slightly as Kerala are happy to slow the pace down and walk into half time with the momentum that they have attained in the past few minutes. The away side have a free kick from 40 yards out.
42′ David Platt is looking on nervously from the touchline as Bheke’s flings another long throw from a promising position. Pune’s defense make a scrambled clearance.
40′ There was some neat interplay from Kerala on the right flank. Rafi and Bheke exchanged good passes but the decisive one was too strong. Pune’s defense are called into action again and had to take rearguard action to stop Rafi from taking the ball away.
38‘ UCHE COMES CLOSE!!!! Kerala really need to check Shorey’s runs. The left back once again gets acres of space and the cross comes in and Uche squeezes a header to the far post and missed the target by only a couple of inches.
36′ Simonsen almost gave away a comical goal here. The ball rolled back to the Pune keeper whose tame clearance only reaches as far as Rafi at the edge of the area but the instinctive header was slightly wide of the right post.
34′ There is a bit of a commotion in the Pune box as a foul is called against Bikash Jairu. The ball was floated in from the left flank fro Gurjinder and the Pune midfielder whacks Josu on the head with his own.
32‘ It is action packed at both ends here and here is Uche again, making his way into the territory and meeting a ball from the right flank this time around. The header is wide of the mark and the striker apologises.
29′ GOAL!!! Pune 2-2 Kerala (Rafi) It is Rafi vs Uche here and Pune only have themselves to blame for this goal, which is a result of slack defending from a dead ball situation. The ball is floated into the box from the left flank and Rafi’s harmless header squirms past the left post and into the net.
28‘ Jhingan makes a terrific tackle to stop Zokora in his tracks. The ball is passed forward with purpose and the ball gets to the edge of the area. Mehtab takes a shot but the ball is embarrassingly wide of the post.
26′ Kerala are desperate to get back into the contest and their attacks simply lacks verve with the lack of a proper Trequartista. Rahul Bheke gets one of his trademark long throws in and the ball is cleared.
23′ GOAL!!! Pune 2-1 Kerala (Kalu Uche) There comes the second and Kerala’s defense is all over the place. It is the Shorey-Uche combination yet again. Shorey is given far too much space and he gleefully accepts it by getting to the byline and squaring the ball into a crowded area and Uche taps the ball into the far post.
22′ Pune are playing short passes in the middle of the park and and then a cross is lobbed into the area and there is danger has not passed for the away side.
20′ Finally, Kerala get a coherent attack going on the left wing and the ball gets to Rafi on the left flank, who makes a dash to the byline and his cross has too much power on it and Dagnell’s header is well over the bar.
18′ Kerala are back on the ball as there are a series of throw-ins in their area. Now Pune get the ball back and Tuncay meets a long ball forward and is tackled outside the box. The foul is got given
16′ GOAL!!! Pune 1-1 Kerala (Kalu Uche)The equaliser was coming and Uche it is!! The ball was cleared by Kerala but Shorey ghosts in on the left flank and takes a few steps forward and crosses the ball. It was a dream delivery from the Englishman and Uche beats the offside trap to head the ball into the net from two yards out. Game on
15′ Pune piling on the pressure here as they win a corner. The corner is swung in from the left corner to the far post and the ball is cleared. Ball goes out for a throw and Kerala get breathing space.
13‘ SHOT FROM ZOKORA, saved though. The Pune skipper takes control of the ball in midfield and makes a surging run, just minutes after Rahul Bheke watched Jairu’s run on the left. The shot was powerfully struck but was straight to the keeper, punched out.
12′ Kerala under the cosh somewhat as the home side are attacking the flanks with great vigour. The ball switches to the left as Pritam takes a throw and Shorey’s cross is a wasteful one. Goal kick
10′ Kerala’s game plan is evident- to raid the Pune box with speed. Here they are, making a dash again but the attack fizzles out. Pune take control of the ball and Pritam chips the ball into the area and UCHE!! The Nigerian takes a difficult shot on the volley and the ball is sent inches wide of the left post.
8′ Pritam makes a dash on the right but Kerala watch his run all the way through and as he tries to cross the ball, Josu blocks and the ball comes off the Pune player.
6′ Scrappy football from both teams as both struggle to hang on to possession. Kerala win a free kick and the ball comes to the centre where Coimbra takes a shot and the ball is sent to the stands.
4′ A dazed Pune launch a counter as they strive to get back in the contest. Tuncay makes his way to the left byline, expertly getting past his marker but his cross to the far post was well wide of the man.
1′GOAL!!! Pune 0-1 Kerala (Mohammad Rafi) What a start to the game and Kerala are on a mission to repair their league position. Dagnell makes a dash to the touchline and somehow gets the cross into the box and Rafi at the far post heads a pin point header past the keeper. Fantastic start and it is the striker’s third goal of the ISL
ISL FC Pune City Vs Kerala Blasters (Oct-27-2015) Match 22 | Predictions, Score Details
ISL 2015 MATCH 22 FC Pune City VS Kerala Blasters Live Score
Competition : Indian super League 2015
Date : 27/10/15 Tuesday
Time : 7:00 PM IST
Stadium : Balewadi Sports Complex Pune Home
team : FC Pune City
Away team : Kerala Blasters FC
Matchday 22 of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 will see FC Pune City take on Kerala Blasters FC at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium in Pune. Both teams will be desperate to reignite their season having been at the wrong end of results recently. The hosts have suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chennaiyin FC last season, while Kerala will be looking for their first win since their season opener and on the back of three successive defeats. It will be a crucial game for the men in yellow who are currently languishing at the bottom of the League table.
Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Pune City match highlights
ISL: Kerala Blasters under pressure against Pune City
Pune: Kerala Blasters FC will be under huge pressure to arrest their slide as they take on FC Pune City in a Hero Indian Super League (ISL) clash here on Tuesday.
Kerala have lost three successive matches and picked up just a point from their last four matches. They started well with a win against NorthEast United FC but since then have spiralled downwards.
Coach Peter Taylor believes his team has the wherewithal to spring back into contention for a place in the semi-finals.
“It’s disappointing but things like that happen. You have to stay strong because nobody is going to give you the next result. I am very disappointed with our recent run. It’s not good enough to lose three matches on the trot. We have to look now to win the next game and that’s what we have to do,” Taylor said in a release.
Kerala appeared to have enjoyed an upper hand against Zico’s FC Goa at the Nehru Stadium in Goa and even took the lead. But defensive mistakes meant Goa punished them with goals from set-pieces.
Despite the goals, Kerala created enough chances to take away something from the game but the absence of a genuine goal-scorer hurt last year’s ISL finalists.
They will surely not have an easy run against Pune, who are eager to comeback strong after a 1-2 away defeat at the hands of Chennaiyin FC.
“Kerala are a good side and we now have to think about that game, and how we are going to take three points from there,” said Pune coach David Platt.
Platt feels there is no home advantage in the ISL and the advantage is the number of days rest a team gets between matches. Pune’s rivals, Kerala, would have enjoyed a day’s extra rest, but Platt did not have any complaints.
“Fixture list is the fixture list. Sometimes you have five days, six days, seven days and sometimes just three days. It’s the same for every club,” said Platt.
Should Pune win, they will go to the top of the table with 12 points and open a two point lead. That should be enough motivation for Platt and his team.