ISL: Andrija Kaludjerovic goal earns Delhi Dynamos a point vs Kerala Blasters

first_imgKerala Blasters were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League thanks to a late goal from Andrija Kaludjerovic on Saturday.C.K. Vineeth’s 48th minute strike by cancelled out by Kaluderovic’s 84th minute header at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi.Delhi took control of the game from the start amidst a heavy downpour as Kerala struggled to get hold of possession.Lallianzuala Chhangte looked threatening from the left flank and his duel with Kerala captain Sandesh Jhingan kept everybody at the edge of their seats.But, it was Kerala who came close to getting the lead in the 22nd miniute.A quick breakaway and a neat one-two between Stojanovic and Sahal Abdul Samad saw the Serbian striker unleash a sumptuous shot at the Delhi goal. Goalkeeper Francisco Dorronsoro was, however, alert enough to deal with the danger.A mistake from goalkeeper Naveen Kumar moments later gave Kaluderovic two stabs at the Blasters goal but a goalmouth scramble saw the ball ultimately [email protected] grabbed a late goal to deny @KeralaBlasters all 3 points tonight.More videos: #ISLRecap #LetsFootball #KERDEL #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 20, 2018David James’ men then had two gilt-edged chances in succession following a quick counter-attack initiated by Vineeth.Lalruatthara’s low cross found its way back to Vineeth who scuffed his shot with the goal at his mercy. The rebound fell to Stojanovic who smashed the side-netting from an acute angle.advertisementThe best chance of the first period fell to Delhi in the dying minutes following Mihelic’s excellent ball to find Romeo Fernandes.The Goan winger squared the ball up for Zuiverloon but the Dutchman’s cushioned effort scraped agonisingly wide of the post with Naveen Kumar well beaten.Matej Poplatnik was promptly introduced after the half-time interval but it was Vineeth who had the crowd roaring in delight.A Blasters’ corner was only half cleared to Poplatnik who sent the ball immediately back into the box for Vineeth. The striker shrugged off the challenge from Rana Gharami far too easily before poking a clever finish past Dorronsoro.At the other end, Lakic-Pesic denied Romeo with an excellent block but the hosts should have doubled their lead when Seiminlen Doungel and Poplatnik found themselves in a two-on-one situation.Doungel went for goal instead of releasing his unmarked team-mate and paid the price with his effort going wide.With Jhingan injured on the floor due to a cramp, Delhi found a deserved equalizer in the 84th minute through Kaluderovic as he headed home from inside the box.Fan-favourite @ckvineeth scored the opening goal and had an impressive outing tonight. He is the Hero of the Match.#HeroISL #LetsFootball #KERDEL #FanBannaPadega Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 20, 2018(With inputs from IANS)last_img