The defense of Chennaiyin FC, considered strong till now, collapsed on Wednesday in the face of an attacking “blast” from Kerala Blasters FC. Kerala Blasters FC defeated Chennaiyin FC 3-0 in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2021-22 match played at the Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco da Gama on Wednesday. In this way, Kerala’s undefeated streak has gone to six matches, which is the most in this season.
After a second successive win, head coach Ivan Vukomanovic’s Kerala Blasters have moved up from fifth to third in the table with 12 points from seven matches. The football club has achieved three wins and three draws in its seven matches.
Due to the second loss, Chennai has slipped from fourth to sixth position, having three wins and draws from seven matches. Kerala Blasters dominated the Southern Derby. Coach Bozidar Bandovic’s defensive strategy for Chennai failed for the first time. Because most of the attacks came from Kerala, while Chennai’s defense was seen cheating for the first time.
Although Chennaiyin got a couple of opportunities but they failed to capitalize on them. Chennai’s defense, which was looking strong till now, but today due to the same mistakes, the team scored three goals in a single match for the first time. Earlier this team had conceded only four goals in the previous matches.
The first goal of the match was a brilliant right footer by Jorge Diaz in the 9th minute to put Kerala Blasters FC ahead 1-0. Chennaiyin missed out on equalizing in the 30th minute. In the 38th minute, Sahal Abdul Samad made Kerala’s lead 2-0. Adrian Luna scored in the 79th minute to extend Kerala’s lead to 3-0. This is the first ISL goal of Uruguay’s attacking midfielder.