Isl match no 1 was played yesterday and it was a wonderful game. It was a great rivalry between Kerala blasters fc and Bengaluru fc.Kerala blasters fc won the match with a score of 2-1.Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC: Hello and welcome to our coverage of Kerala Blasters vs Bengaluru FC, the season opener of the grand 10th-aniversary edition of the Indian Super League (ISL), from the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi, India! These two sides will be facing off against each other six months after the Kerala Blasters’ controversial walkout in the playoffs last season protesting an extra-time freekick scored by Sunil Chhetri.
Kerala Blasters, led by head coach Ivan Vukomanovic, who is still under his 10-match suspension for the walkout, will be looking to start their campaign on a high and to exact revenge on the And the referee blows the final whistle! Revenge has been exacted by the Blasters as they put away Bengaluru 2-1 in the opening fixture of the tenth edition of the ISL.
Bengaluru will be beating themselves up over their unforced errors, which cost them the win here in Kochi today. Curtis Main’s efforts go in vain and the crowd goes berserk under the rain celebrating the home side’s victory. Following a disappointing season, the Kerala Blasters enter this season with a score to settle. Their playoff defeat to Bengaluru FC will be remembered in ISL history. The game had far-reaching ramifications for the club, highlighted by a disputed goal and Ivan Vukomanovic’s memorable walk-off incident.
Nonetheless, they have put everything behind them and will attempt the campaign again this year. Despite the loss of several key players, including Sahal Abdul Samad, the club has done a good job of assembling a dangerous lineup. While their most recent Durand Cup campaign was a disappointment, with an early exit and other issues. They did, however, show better form on their pre-season trip to the United Arab Emirates. Bengaluru FC, on the other hand, has undergone a massive team overhaul. Despite a disappointing end to the previous season, in which they lost the ISL and Super Cup finals, there are some positives to take from it.
Sunil Chhetri, their talismanic captain, will miss at least the first two games of the season, putting them at a disadvantage. Despite this, the Blues have the depth and quality in their roster to pose problems for the Kerala Blasters’ defence. Key performer of the Match
Adrian Luna spearheaded Kerala’s attacking endeavours as his creativity in possession and precision inside the box were at the forefront of the team’s impressive performance in the second half. He put in a diligent defensive shift and rightly deserves applause for his all-round contribution in the team’s victory tonight. What’s next for both teams?
Bengaluru FC will travel to Kolkata to take on the Mohun Bagan Super Giant on September 27 in their next fixture whereas Kerala Blasters will square off against Jamshedpur FC in Kochi on October 1 in their forthcoming match.