The match was action-packed from the very first breath. With only 50 seconds on the clock, Mohammad Rafi scored the fastest goal in the history of Indian Super League to give the visitors a very early lead. It was a run by Dagnall up the right flank, whoÂ sent in a great cross for Rafi to head in.Â
AS PUNE CITY host Kerala Blasters in ISL tonight, it will be the clash of two veteran English coaches who have had a bit of a past, and of two talented teams who have found the opposite ends of fortune so far.
THE ROUND 5 BROUGHT to usÂ the fact that the ISL contest is far from over and it's early to say we've got our definitive top four already. The shaky starters who stumbled over the first few blocks steadied their ships and started sailing, while a few others who had begun on a bright note were plunged into depths of woe.
Having to live up to the kind of reputation TFGÂ has built over the last few rounds, we venture to call the games of Round 6 of the Indian Super League. With theÂ title race thickening and teams starting to have their own days of shine, things are only getting tougher. This round has a double-header for the Mumbaikars, both atÂ home. The other Dark Horses are also in play, two against each other. A very interesting round which will set the trend.
LATE GOALS IN EACH HALF saw FC Goa recover from a deficit and claim a significant 2-1 victory over Kerala Blasters at Fatorda tonight. The win landed Zico's boysÂ at the summitÂ of the ISL points table as they strengthened their bid for a semi-final berth.Â
A LATE LEO MOURA GOAL brought a sigh of relief for Zico as FC Goa finished the first half 1-1 tied with Kerala Blasters, who had taken an early lead via a Mohammad Rafi header.
The predictions and results of the 4th round proved that TFG's overallÂ assessment of the teams and the games wereÂ right. We take on from there and as more clarity emerges about each team vis-a-vis players and strategies, we bring you the winners and losers of the 5th Round which commences today evening.
IF ROUND 3 of the Indian Super League was the round of fireworks as teams like Chennaiyin and Goa sought to re-establish themselves with lots of goals, sending the customary firework system off every time, the 4th round wasÂ the round of grit, where we got to see all four winners putting up strong defensive displays, keeping clean sheets, and clinching victories by one or two goal margins.
A LATE GOAL from Richard Gadze saw Delhi Dynamos claim a narrow 1-0 win over Kerala Blasters in a tightly fought ISL enoconter at Kochi tonight.Â
Two quality defences stood strong and cancelled each others' attacking forces out in a true game of equals in Kochi, as Kerala Blasters and Delhi Dynamos finished the first half at a 0-0 deadlock.
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