Kerala Blasters 1⃣ - 1⃣ FC Goa
Kerala - K Belfort 48', C. Vineeth 90'+
Goa - Rafael Coelho 9'
Kerala held their nerve😟 to clinch a thriller at home😃.
Goa took the lead⚽ early on through a Rafael Luis header. The visitors were awarded a free kick in the 9'🕐 and Richarlyson's perfect delivery found Luis who headed it past Blasters keeper👋 Graham Stack. Chances were created at both ends after🤔 the first goal but the home side were better👌 at it, although they were unable to capitalise. The 1⃣st half alone saw a total of 5⃣ 😳yellow cards.
Right after the break, Gregory Arnolin was sent off📕 for handling the ball inside the penalty box. The resulting penalty was taken by Kervens Belfort⭐ who made no mistake in providing the home side the equaliser😎. With one man down, Goa found it hard to stop the home side's recurring 👊attacks. However, they managed to keep the score level. But things got worse😯 for the visitors when Richarlyson was shown a 2⃣nd yellow in the 81'. Kerala should have easily😕 scored a winner after the Brazilian's departure. 9⃣ long minutes were added at the end and Goa's 9⃣ men obviously stood back defending to grab at least a point. When it looked like the match was heading to a draw, CK Vineeth finally scored the winner for Kerala. Cedric Hengbart won the header from a cross and Vineeth✌ gave the crazy match a dramatic ending‼