Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC ISL 2023-24 Highlights | Wilmar Jordan's brace hand Kerala Blasters their first home defeat of the season

Wilmar Jordan Gil's brace handed Kerala Blasters FC their first defeat at home in ISL 2023-24 against Punjab FC in Kochi.
Wilmar Jordan Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC in ISL 2023-24
Wilmar Jordan Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC in ISL 2023-24

Punjab FC defeated Kerala Blasters by 3-1 to earn their first back-to-back wins in ISL 2023-24. A brace from Wilmar Jordan and a goal from Luka Majcen were enough to create an upset in Kochi. This is Kerala Blasters FC's first defeat at home in this season.

Kerala were the first team to draw the blood as Milos Drinicic found the net in the 39th minute. However, Punjab rolled things back as Wilmar Jordan found the net just three minutes later. Jordan again was on the scoresheet after heading a ball in the goal from an Madih Talal assist. Later in the 88th minute Luka Majcen forced the home team fans leave the stadium early as he found the net from the penalty spot.

This was Koushik Biswas bringing you all the LIVE updates of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC match in ISL 2023-24. Relive the highlights of the match from our LIVE blog. We will see you in the next game. Till then keep visiting our website for all the updates of your favourite sport.

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Welcome to the live blog coverage of the highly anticipated Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC match in the 2023-24 Indian Super League (ISL) season in matchweek 15. As football fans from all over India tune in to witness this thrilling encounter, we're here to provide you with real-time updates, analysis, and commentary straight from the heart of the action in

Sit back, relax, and join us as we unfold the drama, excitement, and unpredictability of Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC in the ISL 2023-24 season.

Match Details

Match: Kerala Blasters FC vs Punjab FC

Tournament: Indian Super League 2023-24; matchweek 15

Date: 12 February 2024

Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Kochi

Streaming info: Where can you watch the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC match?

The match can be watched on Indian televisions via these channels: 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).

Meanwhile, the fans can also watch the match on Jio Cinema App and Website for free.

Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC | Head-to-head stats

Till now the dedutant Punjab FC have faced Kerala Blasters FC once in the Indian Super League. Dimitrios Diamantakos' lone goal from the penalty spot had given the Tuskers the win in the first leg of the season.

Matches played: 1

Kerala Blasters FC: 1

Punjab FC: 0

Draws: 0

Recent forms

Punjab FC have started the second half of the season with a resounding 3-1 win over Bengaluru FC at their home. On the contrary, Kerala Balsters faced a tough 2-1 defeat against Odisha FC away form their home. So, they would surely love to be back at winning ways at their own turf in front of the Manjapadas.

Kerala Blasters in last five matches in ISL: L W W W L

Punjab FC in last five matches in ISL: W L W L L

Wilmar Jordan Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC in ISL 2023-24
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What the coaches had to say before the game?

“This is one of the most important games of the season for us. That is because we want to begin in a good way at home. We will play four more home games, in addition to five away, and hence we need to try to collect as many points as possible," KBFC head coach Ivan Vukomanovic said in the pre-match press conference.

“One positive results helps the psychology of the player to get to a good level. It gives them confidence. I had seen from our Super Cup games that they have more confidence and this is something that was confirmed in the last game," Punjab FC head coach Staikos Vergetis told the media ahead of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC match.

Jeakson is back for Kerala

Punjab FC Lineup

Jeakson Singh is looking sharp

Jeakson Singh will be playing a match after four months due to a shoulder injury.
Jeakson Singh will be playing a match after four months due to a shoulder injury.

National Anthem is done

The National anthem is done and we are about to kick off in Kochi.

1' | Kick off | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Here we go! Punjab FC start the proceedings.

2' | Suresh makes an early clearance | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Suresh Meitei makes an early clearance as Diamantakos tried to get a cross left.

4' | Talal with a good-looking run | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Madih Talal make s a good run but fails to make use of it after losing the ball just inside the box.

7' | Two back-to-back corners for Punjab | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Punjab get two back-to-back corners for but without any result.

8' |Daisuke's shot goes wide | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Daisuke's right footed shot goes wide as he went for an early glory. A great run and vision from him as Diamantakos already doing some great things on the left.

12' | Jordan makes an early run| KBFC 0-0 PFC

Jordan tried to sneak in with an early runs but the referee says off-side.

Looks who's in the house

Injured Adiran Luna was seen watching the game from the stands.
Injured Adiran Luna was seen watching the game from the stands.Image | Screenshot from Jio Cinema

15 '| Fedor could have done more here | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Fedor Cernych just shoots the ball softly to Ravi Kumar after receiving the pass from Diamantakos who went past Nikhil Prabhu easily.

18' | Sachin punches it away | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Talal's cross into the box from the right towards Luka Majcen gets punched away by Sachin Suresh. His first work of the night.

21' | Rahul KP not on target | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Rahul KP's volley goes over the goal. He could have gone for the cross as well. Jeakson Singh with the cross this time for Rahul.

24' | Rahul KP nearly did an RVP| KBFC 0-0 PFC

Daisuke again with a visionary ball for Rahul KP inside the box whi tried to backhead the ball over Ravi Kumar. But, could not connect it properly.

25' | Amarjit's shot is saved by Sachin | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Amarjit Kiyam's right footed shot from the right of the box is saved by Sachin Suresh.

26' | Yellow card for Milos| KBFC 0-0 PFC

First yellow card of the night for Milos Drincic for a foul on Madhi Talal.

28' | Talal's freekick goes wide | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Madhi Talal's freekick from nearly 30 yards goes wide of the goal.

30' | Salah with a goalline clearance | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Mo Salah makes an important goalline clearance after Ravi Kumar could not get the full hold of the Naocha's cross from the left.

34' | Jordan Gil's shot goes wide narrowly | KBFC 0-0 PFC

Jordan miss the target narrowly again after receiving a great pass from the right. He has been creating some problem to a high line defense of Kerala Blasters. Though he has been caught off-side a few times, he is looking to sneak in a goal here.

39' | Goal for Kerala Blasters | KBFC 1-0 PFC

Finally a goal for Kerala Blasters FC. Milos Drincic's powerful shot first hit the crossbar and went on to drop inside the goalline for the first goal of the match. Diamantakos with the corner.

42' | Jordan equalises for Punjab FC| KBFC 1-1

Wilmar Jordan Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC in ISL 2023-24
Wilmar Jordan Gil celebrates after scoring the first goal of the Kerala Blasters vs Punjab FC in ISL 2023-24

Jordan Gil scores the equaliser for Punjab FC. Madih Talal with the pass along the ground for Jordan on the left, who first makes a feast of Pritam Kotal before sending the ball into the nets past Sachin Suresh. Hormipam's little deflection did not help Sachin Suresh either.

45' | 4 minutes added | KBFC 1-1 PFC

4 minutes added to the first half.

Half-time | KBFC 1-1 PFC

Jordan Gil pulls things back for Punjab FC after they conceded first from a set-piece. Ivan Vukomanović will not be a happy man after conceeding the goal in the first home game of 2024.

Surely there will be some changes from them in the second half as the fans in Kochi keep on cheering for the home team. Punjab also would like to return home with some points at least.

46' | Change for Punjab | KBFC 1-1 PFC

Khaiminthang Lhungdim replaces Mohammed Salah for Punjab FC.

48' | Goal but off-side| KBFC 1-1 PFC

Goal for Majcen but he was found off-side here after Suresh Meitei's header found him from via a corner. Although it looked close in the replays.

Although it was given off-side against Luka Majcen, the replays showed that it was an off-side.
Although it was given off-side against Luka Majcen, the replays showed that it was an off-side.Image | Jio Cinema

55' |Kotal's cross nearly found Diamantakos | KBFC 1-1 PFC

Pritam Kotal's cross from the right found Diamantakos who could not do the perfect job with that.

61' | Jordan scores a brace | KBFC1-2 PFC

Jordan celebrating his second goal for Punjab FC
Jordan celebrating his second goal for Punjab FC

What a goal from Jordan Gil. Madih Talal with another gem of an assist. Jordan was waiting in the second post to head the ball in after the ball took a deflection from Sachin Suresh's hand.

Punjab FC lead.

63' | Triple change for Kerala | KBFC1-2 PFC

Emmanuel Justine replaces Fedor Cernych while Danish Farooq replaces Jeakson Singh. Nihal Sudheesh also replaces Rahul Kannoly Praveen.