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Kerala Blasters 3-0 Chennaiyin: The Yellow Army charge back into the top 4

A Jorge Pereyra Diaz double and Adrian Luna free-kick sees Ivan Vukomanovic's men back in the top four at least temporarily...

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Highlights: Kerala Blasters 3-0 Chennaiyin (Malayalam)

2022-02-28T14:55:55.073Z

Pereyra Diaz scores a brace

FT: A win and another clean sheet for KBFC

2022-02-26T15:56:15.000Z

It's the seventh clean sheet for Kerala Blasters this season

Kerala Blasters cruised past Chennaiyin with a 3-0 win in a 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) tie at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco on Saturday.

Jorge Pereyra (52', 55') claimed the opening two goals in quick succession before Adrian Luna joined on the scoresheet in the 90th minute.

The win takes the Blasters into fourth with 30 points from 18 games as Chennaiyin stay eighth with 20 points from 19 games.

90+2' Chennaiyin SUB

2022-02-26T15:50:49.000Z

We're in five minutes added time

Edwin OUT, Ninthoi IN

90' ADRIAN LUNA ADDS ANOTHER!

2022-02-26T15:48:58.657Z

A direct free-kick by the Uruguyan has taken a deflection enough to take it past Kaith. 3-0 it is.

Adrian Luna Kerala Blasters ISL 2021-22
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90' KBFC substitution

2022-02-26T15:48:10.318Z

Vazquez OUT, Sipovic IN

Chencho keeping the CFC defense work

2022-02-26T15:42:31.000Z

Good vision by Luna to spot the run of Sahal in the box and a lovely backheel by Sahal to put Chencho with a chance on goal but the Bhutanese forward took a bit longer than he should have as Narayan puts in a crucial challenge. A little earlier Chencho did well on the left to almost set up Rahul KP in the box as Devrani intercepted the final pass.

78' Kerala Blasters changes

2022-02-26T15:36:27.750Z

Pereyra Diaz, Ayush OUT

Chencho, Rahul KP IN

77' Chennaiyin SUB

2022-02-26T15:35:42.817Z

Thapa OUT, Valskis IN

72' Kerala Blasters SUB

2022-02-26T15:30:30.809Z

Stalin OUT, Sandeep IN

62' Chennaiyin SUB

2022-02-26T15:20:04.594Z

Germanpreet OUT, Pasha IN

55' JORGE PEREYRA DIAZ AGAIN!

2022-02-26T15:14:05.624Z

A brilliant touch in the box by Vazquez for Stalin whose shot comes off the post but that's where Pereyra Diaz pounces on his opportunity to double his side's lead. All of a sudden now, Kerala are cruising.

52' FINALLY, Pereyra Diaz scores!

2022-02-26T15:10:22.671Z

It's the opener from a long lob in the area by Khabra with Luna heading it on to the run of Pereyra Diaz who has done well to turn Devrani and shoot past Gill to finally break the deadlock in the tie.

Jorge Pereyra Diaz Kerala Blasters Chennaiyin ISL 8
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Changes for the second half

2022-02-26T15:03:06.000Z

Sahal replaces Vincy for Kerala and Murzaev in for Jobby at the other end as the second half kicks off.

HT: Kerala Blasters 0-0 Chennaiyin

2022-02-26T14:48:18.621Z

It's been a half of missed chances at the Maidan today evening as Jobby headed another one wide, this time from a bit of a distance, other than Stalin's shot blocked by Devrani at the other end. Both sides could have scored. Fair to say we can expect goals in the second half?

Game of misses. Jobby again now!

2022-02-26T14:42:44.180Z

Jerry couldn't have done better to take on three yellow shirts and still put in a goalmouth cross to match the run of Jobby Justin who couldn't turn it in the Blasters goal. Minutes to the end of the first half.

Another brilliant miss by Pereyra Diaz

2022-02-26T14:38:41.133Z

Luna was quick to take the free-kick after Thapa fouled Ayush, as Vazquez took the ball wide on the right and put in right across the face of goal for Pereyra Diaz who missed from handshaking distance. Remarkable miss!

No one's scoring!

2022-02-26T14:29:44.455Z

Jobby Justin headed wide from the face of the goal off a corner taken by Koman while Pereyra Diaz blasted another shot high and wide after another bit of combination play with Vazquez. Lukasz has been ruled off side for two good opportunities for Chennaiyin as well.

Who's more likely to score first?

2022-02-26T14:15:33.324Z

Jorge Pereyra Diaz's return from suspension in today's game is quite noticeable with him combining very well with Alvaro Vazquez, mostly, in attack. Vazquez's touch off his heel has set-up his team-mate but Pereyra Diaz is quickly closed down from taking a shot. The Argentine headed another one over earlier on and on the other end, Koman saw his free-kick come off the top right corner of the post.

KICK-OFF!

2022-02-26T14:00:00.000Z

Referee Pratik Mondal gets us underway at the Tilak Maidan in Vasco.

TEAM NEWS

2022-02-26T13:49:18.000Z

Upset or glory for Kerala Blasters?

2022-02-26T13:46:23.000Z

Just a point in their last two games has put Ivan Vukomanovic's men under pressure to pick a win against Chennaiyin tonight. Can Sabir Pasha's side cause an upset for the Blasters' race to the play-offs?

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