match-2-ISL-2014

Predictions

As per predictions are concerned it is the toughest part to predict that any particular team will win or lose. The match 2 will be played against North East United Vs Kerala Blasters, but indirectly it is a match between John Abraham vs Sachin Tendulkar, both of them are the co-owners of North East and Kerala respectively. As per our conclusion North East United FC Vs Kerala Blasters Match Predictions, this match victory will go in the favor of North East United FC.

Northeast United FC (NEUFC) vs Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) of Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 second match at the Indira Gandhi international stadium in Guwahati on 13th October 2014.

After Sourav Ganguly’s Kolkata produced a magnificent win in their opening match, Kerala Blasters will hope to present their owner Sachin with nothing less than a marvelous victory at Guwahati.

Formation: (4-2-3-1) Kerala Blasters: David James; Cedric Hengbart, Avinabo Bag, Stephen Pearson, Gurwinder Singh, Jamie McAllister, Mehtab Hossain, Penn Orgi; Iain Hume; CS Sabeeth

NorthEast United FC: (4-4-2) Alexandros Tzorvas, Alexandros Tzorvas; Aibor Khongjee, Miguel Garcia (c), Robin Gurung, Johan Capdevilla, David Ngaihte, Felipe, Zohmingliana Ralte, James Keene, Durga Boro; Koke

The  players have stepped out on the pitch and the national anthems are played out. Lets hope that the second match is as good as the first. As they have been drumming it for the last month or so..phew, lets football.

1”: As it was in the previous game, the game starts off with a  free kick  in the first few seconds. Lazy start to the game as both teams focus on ball retention more than anything else and we are yet to see the ball being played out to the midfield.

4”:  We have the first shot on target and its David Nghaite with the shot and the ball rolls to David JAmes at a snails pace. The crowd went in to raptures as David was on the ball and but it was an unrealistic shot from way out.

7: David James has set out a line up which is on the lines of a mid-table team in England — no disrespect here. Solid at the back and compact and allowing very little space for the tricky players of NEFC to penetrate through the defence. There is little cohesion from both teams at the moment.

10′: JAmes Keene is in focus as a mistimed kick almost found the face of an opponent but David James did well, coming out and kicking the ball out of play as the ball nearly found the feet of forward Koke.

16: The Little Nigerian captain of Kerala, Orgi showed his class with a stylish turn and then forward Sabeeth played a delightful ball to Iain Hume and he finds the back of the net and its a GOAL…wait…offside. The back four was not in line but Hume had timed his run a tad too early but it was good quality football there.

22”: NorthEast are testing and probing here and Durga Boro is put through with a delightful through ball but Robin Gurung shows great awareness and strength to the get the ball away from the forward. Excellent from the defender.

26: There is a bit of bad blood that’s spilled on between these players and its a scrap between Spanish forward Koke and McAllister. The Scotsman makes an ugly two-footed challenge and he is lucky to be on the pitch. Not even a yellow card.

35: There are some tackles that are flying in and the referee is in no mood to stop the flow of play and brandish any cards here. The noise levels are deafening, just as it was from the first minute. NEFC goalkeeper Zvoras gives away a needless throw in.

37′: Free Kick: Koke takes it from 30- years out but its an absolute waste as the ball goes miles wide of David James’s post and it was good position that NEFC found themselves in. With the battle being a cagey affair, it looks like one goal would be enough to settle this contest.

45”: Goal! KOKE The stadium is shaking with delirium and its the Spaniard Koke who opens the deadlock and its a superbly taken goal. The ball is deflected through on the right hand side and Koke takes it on the half-volley and smacks the ball to the bottom corner to leave David James no chance. Its half time as well.

Half Time: What a time to score the goal and NEFC, despite playing on the counter have moved into the lead.

Co-owner of NorthEast United Football Club actor John Abraham with the players of his team after winning an ISL match against Kerala Blasters at Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on Oct.13, 2014. Score 1-0. (Photo: IANS)

46′: NEUFC get us underway in the second-half but Kerala Blasters win the ball and Mehtab Hossain attempts an audacious effort from a long way away. Second half

55: Nirmal Chettri tugs the opponent’s shit and its a foul. Surprisingly its not a yellow card.

65′: Tackles are flying in and after a ten year request, Michael Chopra comes on to the pitch to grace the Indian crowd and players, like I mentioned before are tumbling like a pack of cards with the battle getting feisty  with every passing minute.

72′: Scrambled effort from Kerala keeps them alive in the game as Milan Singh’s stylish footwork troubles the defence.

81: Korean substitute Do Dong-Hyun comes on and there is some stylish footwork on display. NUFC are wasteful in possession and are unable to get the clincher with Kerala testing and probing.

90′: As the fourth official shows the board for four minutes of added time, Chopra has a chance to equalise but his shot has no power and it’s an easy catch for Tzorvas. At the other end, NEUFC had the chance to go 2-0 up but Zohmingliana Ralte’s chip comes back off the crossbar and then Dong-Hyun shoots it wide.

90+4′: Quick throw taken by KBFC wideman Gurwinder Singh to send Hume send one-on-one with Tzorvas. But the Canadian fails to equalise by sending his shot wide off NEUFC’s far post.

FULL TIME: NorthEast United FC, who were dubbed as the UNDERDOGS, have beaten Sachin Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters by a solitary goal in the second ISL match. 1-0 it ends to the home side.

Result

NorthEast United FC Wins Over beaten Sachin Tendulkar’s Kerala Blasters by 1-0.