Kerala Blasters beat East Bengal 3-1 in ISL opener | Football news

KOCHI: Ukrainian midfielder Ivan Kaliuzhnyi happened twice after Adrian Lima opened an account as Kerala Blasters their start Indian Championship style campaign, break the blur East Bengal 3-1 in the opener, here on Friday.
The opening goal was scored in the 72nd minute after a not so smooth first half.
Luna caught a perfectly inch-long ball from Harmanjot Singh Khabra, which found him in the opposition box. Luna bought it home and dedicated her goals to her daughter.
Ivan doubled the lead in the 82nd minute with a stunning effort as he held the ball on the left flank and from the center of the area he sprang into the box.
Ivan overcame a few challenges and got past the East Bengal defenders with ease. Then he moved to the right and just put the ball in the bottom right corner.
In contrast, however, Alex Lima had a top left-footed tackle from a loose suspension, helping East Bengal regain a goal in the 87th minute.
But in the 89th minute, Ivan’s bullet punch from a distance of nearly 25m beat the East bengal goalkeeper and saved the home team in front of the enthusiastic crowd.


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