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C. Pekuson (PM) 53'
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So, it's a goalless draw after a long time in the Indian Super League, which saw both the custodians moving from strength to strength.
Karanjit has been adjudged to be the Hero of The Match

Chennaiyin laid their plans well and stuck to it and have managed to pull it off. It's a hard-fought point for them, but it is an extremely crucial one that they just picked up.They never looked too threatening on the offensive, but they kept their shape and defended well as a unit to keep Kerala at bay. 
Kerala, will be feeling unlucky to not have won today, owing to the fact that, Karanjit had a brilliant day at the office. A few of the shots that he somehow managed to keep out would have gone in any other day of the week. The thing that will haunt them the most, will be the penalty missed by Pekuson, and with the way things stand, that miss might turn out to determine their fate this season.  
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And it's all over. It ends at 0-0.

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90+3' The keepers are on fire today for both sides. Nelson finds himself on the ball in the Kerala box. He feigns right and goes left leaving Brown scrambling. He takes the shot on his left foot from around twelve yards out. It's goes like a bullet, but Rachubka somehow manages to palm it onto the bar. 
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90+1' SUBSTITUTION( Kerala Blasters FC) : Deependra comes on to replace Milan on the pitch.
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90' It will be four minutes of stoppage time. 
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88' Gavilan with a darting run down the right. He comes into the centre along the back line with Brown on him and puts the ball into the box. Fortunately for Kerala, Jhingan is there to clear it out. 
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87' Vineeth takes a yellow card for the team, committing a handball to stop Chennaiyin from breaking. 
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83' SUBSTITUTION (Chennaiyin FC) : Rafi comes on to replace Jeje. 
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82' It's the first mistake from Karanjit, as he misjudges the flight of the ball and it goes off his palms and out for a corner to Kerala. The ball is put in from the corner and Brown cushions the ball down in front of Gudjon for him to shoot on the volley with his right foot. Karanjit makes up for his mistake by pulling off yet another marvellous save, to keep the scoresheet goalless. 
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80' It's a booking for Sereno, the first yellow of the match. 
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78' It's danger at the other end, as Chennai go on the counter. Jeje finds himself alone in the Kerala half, with almost no Kerala defenders in the vicinity. 
He does not shoot early, and waits for support. The ball reaches Gavilan, whose thunderous shot is deflected wide. 
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77' It's Karanjit to rescue for Chennai again. It's four-on-four for Kerala, as the Chennai midfielders are found wanting in defence. Jakichand puts it forward for Gudjon, who takes the shot, But Karanjit gets both hands to it.  
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74' SUBSTITUTION(Chennaiyin FC) : It is Gavilan who comes on to replace Mihelic who is down on the ground at the moment.
He has definitely been sent on to ensure that Chennaiyin do not concede in the remaining fifteen minutes and added time. 
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74' Gavilan seems to be getting ready to come on. 
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71' Now, it;s Chennai down at the other end, looking to go ahead. The is played out to Jeje, who keeps it under the pressure from Brown. They still are not committing men forward and as it reaches  Mihelic, he fires his shot way wide after finding no one to play it to. 
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69' Gudjon trying to make things happen, wins a free-kick for Kerala. 
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66' Karanjit is having a great a great game today, as he confidently comes out to claim the ball put in from the corner by Kerala. The highlight definitely being the penalty-save. He seems very confident on the ball and that is rubbing off on his teammates too. 
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64' SUBSTITUTION(Kerala Blasters FC) : Berbatov goes off for Prasanth.
SUBSTITUTION(Chennaiyin FC) : Francis comes on to the injured Keenan, being taken out on the stretcher. 
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61' Pekuson tries to make amends, after making a good run through the middle, after picking Chennai's pocket. But his shot is way wide. 
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58' Chennaiyin with a free-kick. The ball goes into the box. It bounces off two heads and bounces in front of Jeje, who goes for the acrobatic finish, but cannot connect. It's Dhanpal Ganesh, the defender from Kerala, who clears it with a volley, jumping into the air. 
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53' Surprisingly, it's Pekuson to take it for Kerala, rather than the experienced Berbatov. 
He takes the shot, but Karanjit saves it well. The shot went along the ground, to the right of Karanjit, who guesses the right way and gets a good palm to it. No disrespect to Karanjit, that was definitely not one of the better penalties taken in the ISL.
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52' PENLATY for KERALA
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t's a moment of individual brilliance from Gudjon to get the penalty. He gets into the box and just keeps a hold of the ball and shields it well from Jerry and the incoming Calderon, forcing Jerry to make the challenge from behind and clip him . 
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51' Chennai still very content in just keeping a hold of the ball. 
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48' Rino puts the ball into the box from the right. It glances off a Chennai head and reaches Jakichand on the left. He puts it back in and now it falls into the path of Rino again, rushing in. His shot, however, blazes past the left of the post. 
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There's the whistle and we are off with the second half. 
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The word from the dugouts is that the teams will remain unchanged at the break.  
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So we are back with the second half of this big clash.
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Chennaiyin FC executing their plans well till now, trying to fashion good but limited chances, with the few people they are sending forward. They will be content with just a point from today's game.

Kerala Blasters FC will have to take the game to them, upping the ante. Though it will walking into Chennaiyin's hands, they have to win the match and Chennaiyin will not get the win easily. They are doing well till now and now is the time for the senior experienced players to step up and carve out a win.    

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There's the whistle and the first half is over. 
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45' It's a big chance missed by Jeje. It's a beautiful give-and-go by Mihelic and Jeje, between the lines and Jeje finds himself one-on-one with the keeper with Mihelic's return. He takes it on his left foot, but it fizzes just wide of the right post. It was maybe the best chance of the match so far, as the fourth official puts up  1 minute on the board.  
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43' Chennai win a soft free-kick and this can be a chance for them. Mihelic takes it, but it has too much power on it and it goes over everyone's heads. 
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41' A good chance created by Chennaiyin. The ball comes in from the left, but the final shot is way wide. 
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40' Pekuson seems to be dictating things for Kerala right now in the middle of the pitch. Always seems to be asking for the ball and then finding the passes. 
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37' Jakichand with a good bit of skill, bamboozles a defender, leaving him tumbling, and gets the ball forward. It reaches Berbatov who gives to Vineeth, who is offside, by a good distance.
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35' It's been a shift in the proceedings, as it has now become Kerala, who are doing the offensive work now, with Chennaiyin getting bodies behind the ball.
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32' Berbatov suddenly bursts into life. Kerala get a corner. As it is floated in it is headed out and falls for Berbatov waiting just outside the box. He takes a stinging shot headed straight for goal, Chennaiyin manage to get heads behind it to clear it for another corner.
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30' Pekuson is in the thick of things again. He fashions a beautiful pass to Gudjon, who shows good control, to take it across Calderon with a flick and then take the shot. But it's straight at the keeper. 
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27' Raphael puts his hands up in frustration, as he is almost standing still just outside the Kerala box, but there are no runs being made by his compatriots. 
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22' It is an incredible chance fashioned almost out of nothing by C.K.Vineeth. He gets the pass from Berbatov, and then the taps the ball forward, from left to right, just in front of the Box. He reaches it and curls a stunner towards goal. However, the shot bounces off the post.  He will really feel hard done by that, he is really putting in a shift here today.
D. Negi
M. Singh
90'+1'
C. Vineeth
87'
83'
M. Rafi
J. Lalpekhlua
80'
Sereno
75'
Gavilán
R. Mihelič
63'
F. Fernandes
K. Almeida
P. Karuthadathkuni
D. Berbatov
63'
C. Pekuson
53'
Tournament ISL 2018 - Week 17
Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium
Match time Fri, 23 Feb 2018, 08:00 PM
Chennaiyin (4-2-3-1)
John Gregory (Manager)
1
P. Rachubka
39
Lalruatthara
21
S. Jhingan
6
W. Brown
31
R. Anto
12
M. Singh
20
J. Singh
99
C. Pekuson
9
D. Berbatov
13
C. Vineeth
16
G. Baldvinsson
1
K. Singh
18
J. Lalrinzuala
2
Sereno
14
Inigo Calderon
32
K. Almeida
17
D. Ganesh
6
Bikramjit Singh
10
R. Mihelič
19
Raphael Augusto
7
G. Nelson
12
J. Lalpekhlua
Chennaiyin (4-2-3-1)
John Gregory (Manager)
Kerala Blasters Subs
27
S. Chowdhury
8
A. Izumi
11
P. Karuthadathkuni
4
N. Lakić-Pešić
15
D. Negi
18
S. Samad
7
K. Sawhney
Chennaiyin Subs
30
F. Fernandes
8
Gavilán
13
P. Kumar
9
J. Nworuh
20
M. Rafi
28
Germanpreet Singh
15
A. Thapa
46% POSSESSION 54%
12 SHOTS 11
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
14 FOULS 15
8 CORNERS 2
2 OFFSIDES 1
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
3 SAVES 6
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Bengaluru 18 13 1 4 19 40
2 Chennaiyin 18 9 5 4 5 32
3 Goa 18 9 3 6 14 30
4 Pune City 18 9 3 6 9 30
5 Jamshedpur 18 7 5 6 -2 26
6 Kerala Blasters 18 6 7 5 -2 25
7 Mumbai City 18 7 2 9 -4 23
8 Delhi Dynamos 18 5 4 9 -10 19
9 Atlético de Kolkata 18 4 4 10 -14 16
10 NorthEast United 18 3 2 13 -15 11
Updated: Feb 23, 2018 22:05 PM | Published: Feb 23, 2018 18:01 PM