Mohun Bagan vs Kerala Blasters, In a compelling clash at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata, Kerala Blasters FC secured a historic 1-0 victory over Mohun Bagan Super Giant in the Indian Super League (ISL). The breakthrough came in the ninth minute, courtesy of Dimitrios Diamantakos’ clinical strike, propelling Kerala Blasters to the top of the league table. The win marked a significant moment for the Blasters, securing their first-ever victory against the formidable Mohun Bagan Super Giant.
Diamantakos’ Brilliance: Mohun Bagan vs Kerala Blasters
Dimitrios Diamantakos emerged as the match’s star, showcasing exceptional individual brilliance. He narrowly missed hitting the target in the early minutes but quickly redeemed himself with a spectacular solo effort. Cutting through the Mariners’ defense, Diamantakos navigated past defenders. They hammered the ball into the net from a tight angle, securing the lead and asserting himself as the league’s leading goal-scorer with seven goals.
Dynamic Blasters’ Duo:
Kerala Blasters’ attacking duo, Diamantakos, and Kwame Peprah, proved to be a relentless force, causing constant troubles for Mohun Bagan Super Giant’s backline. Their coordinated play, from direct long balls to intricate interlinking, demonstrated the Blasters’ dominance throughout the match.
Controlled Play by Kerala Blasters:
The scoreline might not fully convey the Blasters’ superiority in the game. The team, under the guidance of coach Ivan Vukomanovic, maintained total control, with Rahul KP and Peprah contributing to the offensive onslaught. Rahul KP’s attempt, following a precise distribution by Mohammed Azhar, showcased the team’s determination to secure the victory.
Missed Opportunities for MBSG:
Mohun Bagan Super Giant, despite its talented frontline, struggled to create significant chances. Even with Hugo Boumous’ quick footwork and a cross for Armando Sadiku, the home team couldn’t capitalize on opportunities. Vishal Kaith’s calm goalkeeping ensured Kerala Blasters FC maintained their lead.
Diamantakos’ impact extended beyond his goal, as he created goal-scoring opportunities and contributed defensively with tackles, interceptions, and clearances. His leadership and performance set the tone for Kerala Blasters FC, reaping the rewards of a well-executed game plan.
The first half of the season concludes with this match for both teams. Kerala Blasters FC will look to build on this momentum in the upcoming fixtures, while Mohun Bagan Super Giant aims to regroup after a challenging three-match losing streak.
Mohun Bagan Super Giant 0 – 1 Kerala Blasters FC (Dimitrios Diamantakos 9’)
In a match defined by Diamantakos’ brilliance, Kerala Blasters FC’s historic victory against Mohun Bagan Super Giant adds a new chapter to their ISL journey, placing them at the pinnacle of the league table.