Kerala Blasters beat Chennaiyin, inch nearer to playoffs

Kerala Blasters bounced again from behind to safe a 2-1 win over Chennaiyin FC to inch nearer to the Indian Tremendous League play-offs right here on Tuesday.

Abdenasser El Khayati netted the quickest purpose (second minute) of the season to place the guests in entrance earlier than Adrian Luna (thirty eighth) cancelled it out with a shocking curling effort after which arrange Rahul KP’s strike (sixty fourth).

This was Kerala’s seventh win at residence that put them 4 factors away from FC Goa and ATK Mohun Bagan at third place within the desk. They’ll tackle Bengaluru with a hope to clinch the playoffs on February 11.

Chennaiyin FC’s hopes to advance is now right down to a mathematical risk solely.

The Marina Machans will face East Bengal FC subsequent on February 12, who could possibly be equal on factors with them with a win on Wednesday in opposition to NorthEast United FC.

Two minutes into the sport, Khayati silenced the stands together with his ninth purpose of the season.

Victor Mongil didn’t take care of an extended ball that was ultimately performed into the trail of El Khayati by Petar Sliskovic.

The Dutchman danced with the ball on the fringe of the field earlier than dispatching it into the online off the upright.

Anirudh Thapa intercepted Rahul KP’s go to Samad contained in the field earlier than the stray ball went straight to Luna, who pounced on it and curled it into the highest proper nook for the equaliser.

Blasters then turned it round when Luna whipped a cross into the field from the suitable flank earlier than Rahul squeezed it previous Samik Mitra.

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