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ISL 2022-23 : Kerala Blasters beats Jamshedpur FC 3 - 1; extends unbeaten streak - Highlights

Apostolos Giannou, Adrian Luna and Dimitrios Diamantakos scored for Kerala Blasters. Daniel Chima with the consolation goal.

ISL 2022-23 : Kerala Blasters beats Jamshedpur FC 3 - 1; extends unbeaten streak - Highlights
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Adrian Luna celebrating the goal (source: KBFC on twitter)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 3 Jan 2023 4:06 PM GMT

Kerala Blasters defeated Jamshedpur FC today at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The hosts started on the front foot looking for an early goal. With Ivan kaliuzhnyi suspended, Apostolos Giannou came into the 11. with two strikers upfront the blasters were going for all out attack.

Their continued pressure paid of as early as in the 8th minute. Dimitrios Diamantakos received the ball on the left wing and made a run towards the by-line. He saw Apostolos Giannou in the box. He played a perfect low cross between the defenders and the goalkeeper and Giannou managed to backheel into the goal. Not long after Jamshedpur FC replied with a wonderful goal from Daniel Chima. In the 17th minute Rafael Crivellaro played a through ball towards Ishan Pandita. Prabhsukhan Gill came off his line and clears it but the ball fell into the path of Daniel Chukwu. The striker saw the goalkeeper off his line and chipped it nto the net.

However Kerala Blasters took the lead from a penalty. Jessel Carneiro tried to cross the ball into the net but it hits the hand of Boris and the referee pointed to the spot. Dimitrios makes no mistake and sends the ball into the net in the 31st minute. Jamshedpur had their moments of brilliance but the hosts dominated most of the first half.

Jamshedpur FC enthusiastically reentered the match. In the opening three minutes, they had two chances to equalise, but neither opportunity resulted in a goal. The hosts took over the game after the initial misstep. Adrian Luna's goal for Kerala Blasters in the 65th minute put an end to the battle. Adrian Luna got the ball in the middle of the field and passed to Rahul KP. He then played it to Dimitrios Diamantakos who passed it the first time to Apostolos Giannou who in turn played a back heel to Adrian Luna. He slams it into the net and also to the history books.Jamshedpur FC had multiple chances however they were unlucky.

With the goal from Adrian Luna Kerala Blasters becomes the fourth club to score 200 goals in the Hero Indian Super league. They have moved up to the third position on the league table.

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