Welcome to Sportstar’s live coverage of this evening’s NorthEast United FC vs Kerala Blasters Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) clash being played at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa. This is Aneesh Dey bringing you live updates from the match.
6:35 PM- OFFICIAL LINEUPS ARE OUT!!
NorthEast United FC Playing XI (4-4-2): Subhasish Roy (GK), Patrick Flottmann, Provat Lakra, Gurjinder Kumar, Khassa Camara, Hernan Santana (C), Suhair Vadakkepeedika, Laldanmawia Ralte, Deshorn Brown, Lalkhawpuimawia and Pragyan Gogoi.
Subs: Michu (GK); Singh, Irshad, Shereef; Gallego, Medhi; Roccharzela, Coureur, Manvir
Coach: Khalid Jamil
Kerala Blasters Playing XI (4-2-3-1): Albino Gomes (GK), Enes Sipovic, Ayush Adhikari, Harmanjot Khabra, Jessel Carneiro (C), Sahal Samad, Adrian Luna, Jeakson Singh, Jorge Diaz, Vincy Barretto and Marko Leskovic.
Subs: Gill (GK); Sandeep, Nishu, Meitei, Bijoy; Khawlhring, Prasanth; Chencho, Vazquez
Coach: Ivan Vukomanovic
6:15 PM- From VP Suhair’s composed finish to Apuia’s golazoo, here is what happened when both teams met the last time.
6:00 PM- Here is how we think the two teams will lineup today!!
Northeast United Predicted XI: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury (GK) (C), Tondonba Singh, Provat Lakra, Jestin George, Mashoor Shereef, Federico Gallego, Khassa Camara, V.P. Suhair, Laldanmawia Ralte, Mathias Coureur, Deshorn Brown
Kerala Blasters Predicted XI: Albino Gomes, Sandeep Singh, Marko Leskovic, Jessel Carneiro (C), Jeakson Singh, Harmanjot Khabra, Adrian Luna, Sahal Abdul Samad, Prasanth Karuthadathkuni, Jorge Pereyra Diaz, Alvaro Vazquez
5:45 PM- Missed the previous match? We’ve got you covered with our ISL match reviews. Here’s a recap of the OFC vs BFC fixture.
MATCH PREVIEW ISL 2021-22: Game against NorthEast United will be tougher than the opener, says KBFC coach Vukomanovic
Despite the 2-4 loss against ATK Mohun Bagan in the opener, Kerala Blasters’ head coach Ivan Vukomanovic is not an anxious man. Kerala Blasters takes on NorthEast United in the Indian Super League (ISL 2021-22) at Fatorda on Thursday and the Serbian sees it as a new opportunity.
“In football, the nice thing is that we have the next opportunity to play a new game,” said Vukomanovic on Wednesday.
Khalid Jamil’s NorthEast, a semifinalist last season, also opened with a 2-4 defeat against Bengaluru FC but Vukomanovic feels the match will be a lot tougher than the opener.
“I think tomorrow’s game will be harder. Every game is different, every game is hard. It depends on how you start, how you approach, we like to be more focused on ourselves, to control the game and try to make the game easier for ourselves,” said the Serbian. “And we want to play attacking football.”
Kerala Blasters will be without K. P. Rahul, the winger who provided a nice assist to Samad Abdul Sahal for the team’s opening goal, who suffered an injury in the opener.
Meanwhile Alison Kharsyntiew, the NorthEast assistant coach, said he looked at Kerala Blasters with a lot of respect.
“They are a very good side, with a good coach and good players. We have to prepare very well, go with a strong mentality and do our best in every department to get the three points. But it will be a tough match,” he said.
Where can you watch the match?
|The match will be telecasted live on the Star Network (SD and HD): Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 3, Hindi Commentary on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 regional channels – Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu. It will also be livestreamed in the OTT Platform, Disney+Hotstar and JioTV|