ISL 2023-24, Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa Highlights | Kerala make a comeback for the ages to beat the Gaurs by 4-2 in Kochi

Kerala Blasters scored four goals in the second half of the game to beat FC Goa by 4-2 in front of their home crowd in Kochi.

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ISL 2023-24, Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa  Highlights | Kerala make a comeback for the ages to beat the Gaurs by 4-2 in Kochi

Diamantakos after his goal in the Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa match in Kochi. Image | KBFC

  • Feb 25, 2024 22:02 IST

    Kerala Blasters FC defeated FC Goa by 4-2 in Kochi to break their chain of defeats. In a comeback to remember for a long time, the Manjappadas scored all of their four goals in the second half to attain all three points against the Manolo Marquez's men.

    The game started on a bad note for the home team as they had to digest two early goals for the visitors. Mohammed Yasir and Rowlin Borges scored two goals within the first 20 minutes of the match and till half-time it all looked like Goa will walk away with an easy win. Kerala's record of not winning from a 0-2 position also increased the odds of that.

    But, a stunning freekick from Daisuke Sakai made them comeback in the match in the 51st minute. Then a handball inside the box from Carl MacGugh handed a penalty to the Blasters and captain Diamantakos did not lose the chance to make it all equal in the 81st minute. Then a mistake from Arshdeep helped Diamantakos score a brace in the 84th minute. Fedor Cernych then completed the comeback for them with a stunning strike in the 88th minute.

    After this defeat, FC Goa now lost three back-to-back games and they still position themselves at number five in the points table with 28 points. Meanwhile, Blasters now closed the gap with the Mariners who are at number three with 30 points.

    This was Koushik Biswas bringing you all the updates of the Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa match in ISL 2023-24. I hope you loved the coverage. For the highlights of the match please scroll down and read our LIVE blog below. Until next time, thank you and good night.

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  • Feb 25, 2024 21:41 IST
    Full time | KBFC 4-2 FCG



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    It is the final whistle in Kochi and what a game we had. Ivan Vukomanovic's men have done it. What a comeback from them! From being behind by two goals in the first half to score four goals in the second half. This is the first time any Manuel Marquez team conceded four goals in any game.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:25 IST
    90+5' | Vibin and Daisuke off | KBFC 4-2 FCG

    Danish and Justine come in for Kerala Blasters FC.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:23 IST
    90' | 9 minutes added | KBFC 4-2 FCG

    9 minutes added to the full time.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:20 IST
    88' | What a goal | KBFC 4-2 FCG

    Fedor Cernych with the goal of the match. A left-footed powerful shot beats Arshdeep in the first post. What a turn around for the Manjapadas.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:15 IST
    84' | Goal for Kerala | KBFC 3-2 FCG

    Goal from Diamantakos. What a comeback from Kerala Blasters. Mohammed Aimen's cross was not grabbed perfectly by Arshdeep Singh and Diamnatakos was there to take the advantage and push the ball into the goal.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:12 IST
    82' | Yellow card | KBFC 2-2 FCG

    Yellow card for Drincic for a foul on Noah.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:11 IST
    81' | Goal for Kerala | KBFC 2-2 FCG



    Diamantakos after his goal against FC Goa in Kochi.  Image | KBFC
    Diamantakos after his goal against FC Goa in Kochi. Image | KBFC

    Diamantakos shoots it hard and to the left of the goalie. It's all equal in Kochi.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:10 IST
    79' | Penalty for KBFC | KBFC 1-2 FCG

    Daisuke's cross was cleared away by Carl McGugh with his hands and it is a penalty for the Manjapadas.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:05 IST
    75' | Sandeep with a great block| KBFC 1-2 FCG

    Noah's left-footed shot was first blocked by Sandeep inside the box.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:05 IST
    73' | Triple change for Goa | KBFC 1-2 FCG

    Ayush, Raynier and Boris come in for Udanta, Rowlin and Nim.



  • Feb 25, 2024 21:01 IST
    72' | Sandeep with a great tackle | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    Sandeep with a great tackle to deflect Noah's shot on the left of the box.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:56 IST
    67' | Azhar comes in for Jeakson | KBFC 1-2 FCG

    Mohammed Azhar comes in for Jeakson Singh.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:56 IST
    65' | Daisuke shold have taken the shot | KBF 1-2 FCG

    Daisuke could have taken the shot from the left but waited some time before giving away the ball to Vibin whose shot gets blocked by the referee.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:49 IST
    59' | Retre comes in | KBFC 1-2 FCG

    Retre comes in for injured Borja Herrera.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:47 IST
    56' | Borja is injured | KBFC 1-2 FCG

    Borja Herrera is inured and he is limping. Looks like he will not be able to continue. Meanwhile, Nim Dorjee gets a yellow card as well.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:43 IST
    51' | Goal for Kerala | KBFC 1-2 FCG



    Daisuke Sakai found the net for Kerala Blasters FC in the second half.  Image | KBFC
    Daisuke Sakai found the net for Kerala Blasters FC in the second half. Image | KBFC

    Daisuke Sakai finds the net from a free-kick for the Kerala Blasters. It is the goal they were looking for at the start of second half. Game on!



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:41 IST
    46' |Second half starts | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    The second half starts.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:22 IST
    Half-time | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    The Gaurs have dominated the Blasters at their own turf in the first half. Two goals from the visitors and Kerala have not found their way back in the game. Surely Ivan would bring in some changes in the second half.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:17 IST
    45' | 3 minutes added | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    3 minutes have been added to the first half.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:14 IST
    42' | So close for Diamantakos | KBFC 0-2 FCG



    Diamantakos had a tough time on field in the first half.
    Diamantakos had a tough time on field in the first half.

    Sandeep Singh Soraisham with a great cross from right and Diamantakos tried to flick the ball in the air but could not place it inside the goal.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:11 IST
    39' | Odei makes another clearencce | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    Odei clearning the ball before it could have landed on to Rahul KP. Daisuke with the cross which was first deflected by Jay Gupta.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:09 IST
    36' | Rowlin gets an yellow | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    Yellow card for Rowlin Borges for a foul on Fedor Cernych.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:09 IST
    32' | McGugh makes an important clearence | KFBC 0-2 FCG

    Carl McGugh with a dive cancels out Diamantakos' attack who kept on running with the ball from the left.



  • Feb 25, 2024 20:02 IST
    30' | It looks to easy for FC Goa | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    The trio of Noah, Carl and Rowlin is making it look too easy for the vistiors in the ofence.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:58 IST
    26' | Diamantakos' pass is cleared| KBFC 0-2 FCG

    Nim makes an important clearence as Diamantakos' pass inside the box was about to find Drincic.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:52 IST
    20' | Odei with the deflection | KBFC 0-2 FCG

    Odei makes an important delfection as Hormipam tried to whipped in a shot from inside the box.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:48 IST
    17' | Second for Goa | KBFC 0-2 FCG



    Mohammed Yasir with the second goal for FC Goa against Kerala Blasters FC in Kochi  Image | FC Goa
    Mohammed Yasir with the second goal for FC Goa against Kerala Blasters FC in Kochi Image | FC Goa

    Mohammed Yasir with the second goal for the Gaurs. Noah Wail Sadaoui with the assist from the left of the box after going past Hormipam easily. A brilliant team goal and the visitors are already 0-2 up.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:47 IST
    15' | Yellow card for Sandeep | KBFC 0-1 FCG

    Yellow card for Sandeep for a foul on Odei.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:43 IST
    9' | Yellow card for Seriton | KBFC 0-1 FCG

    Seriton Fernandes is shown the yellow card for a bad foul



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:40 IST
    8' | Goal for Goa | KBFC 0-1 FCG

    Early goal for the Gaurs. Rowling Borges' powerful volley from a corner goes straight into the goal. No one was marking him from Kerala and it's an early goal for the visitors.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:38 IST



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:38 IST
    7' | Drincic's touch nearly went into goal | KBFC 0-0 FCG

    Borja Herera's free-kick was for Carl McGugh and Drincic heads it away.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:36 IST
    4' | Noah misses his bi-cycle kick | KBFC 0-0 FCG

    Noah Wail Sadaoui misses his bi-cycle kick inside the box. Udanta initiating the attack for the Guars this time.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:34 IST
    2' | Diamantakos misses it narrowly | KBFC 0-0 FCG

    Diamantakos misses the goal narrowly with a half turning shot. Cernych with the pass and run with the ball on the left.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:32 IST
    Kick-off | KBFC 0-0 FCG

    Here we go in Kochi. Two teams looking to avoid a loss.



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:30 IST



  • Feb 25, 2024 19:27 IST
    National Anthem  done

    National anthem is done and we are just minutes away from kick-off.



  • Feb 25, 2024 18:54 IST
    Playing XIs: KBFCvs FCG

    Kerala Blasters FC: Karanjit Singh (Gk), Sandeep Singh Soraisham, Hormipam, Jeakson Singh, Rahul KP, Vibin Mohanan Dev, Diamantakos Dimitrios, Milos Drincic, Daisuke Sakai, Huidrom Naocha Singh, Fedor Cernych

    FC Goa: Carl McHugh, Noah Wail Sadaoui, Mohammed Yasir, Arshdeep Singh (Gk), Udantan Singh Kadam, Odei Zabala, Rowlin Borges, Seriton Benny Fernandes, Borja Herrera Gonzalez, Nim Dorjee Tamang, Jay Gupta



  • Feb 25, 2024 18:25 IST
    One hour to go!





  • Feb 25, 2024 16:27 IST
    Match Details

    Match: Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa

    Date: 25/02/2024

    Time: 7.30 pm IST

    Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, KochI



  • Feb 25, 2024 16:27 IST
    How can you watch the match?

    Fans can watch Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa match on linear channels like Sports18 Khel (Hindi), Sports18 1 HD (English), Sports18 3 SD (English, Hindi, Malayalam and Bengali), VH1 SD & HD (English), Surya Movies (Malayalam), News 18 Kerala (Malayalam – select matches) & DD Bangla (Bengali).

    Moreover, the match will be streamed LIVE on Jio Cinema App and website as well.



  • Feb 25, 2024 16:27 IST

    Welcome to our live coverage of the exhilarating Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 match between Kerala Blasters FC and FC Goa in Kochi. As the two teams take to the field, we're here to bring you live scores, breaking news, real-time updates, captivating images, and everything you need to stay abreast of the excitement unfolding on the pitch.

    FC Goa and Kerala Blasters FC are currently in fourth and fifth place respectively in the rankings. However, they are still contenders to finish first despite the recent rise of Mohun Bagan Super Giant and Mumbai City FC.

    With 28 points from 14 matches, FC Goa can be close to the Juggernauts and tied with Islanders at 31 points if they win this match. Meanwhile, if Kerala score a win, they can match the Gaurs with 28 points.

    So, sit back and relax as we bring you all the updates of the Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa match in Kochi!



  • Feb 25, 2024 16:27 IST
    When can Adrian Luna be back for Kerala Blasters?

    "In the first half of March, we hope Jaushua Sotirio and Adrian Luna get back to Kochi and start practising a little with the team. But to see back on the pitch in the end (of the season) is doubtful. No chance," Ivan Vukonamovic said in the pre-match press conference.

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  • Feb 25, 2024 16:27 IST



  • Feb 25, 2024 16:27 IST
    Kerala Blasters FC vs FC Goa Head-to-head stats



    Total Matches Kerala Blasters FC Goa Draws
    19 4 11 4



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