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Kerala Blasters FC welcome Atletico de Kolkata in the 37th match of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2014 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on Friday. The kick-off is set for 7:00pm IST and live telecast will be on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 2 and Star Gold. Catch the live streaming link on Star Sports’ official website. Also Read - East Bengal Head Coach Robbie Fowler Promises to Treat Each Player Equally
Antonio Habas’ side were knocked off their perch in the league table for the first time last Thursday after Chennaiyin FC defeated FC Pune City 3-1. The Kolkata outfit can reclaim their top spot with a point but focus will be on securing all three points and scoring as many goals as possible in the process. Also Read - ISL 2020-21: Jamshedpur FC Sign Seasoned Goalkeeper TP Rehenesh
Atletico currently have 16 points from nine matches and come into this clash after putting an end to their four-match winless run. Marquee player Luis Garcia headed the winner in the 52nd minute helping his side secure a narrow 1-0 win over NorthEast United FC. However, things will not be easy for the team co-owned by Sourav Ganguly as they face a fully revived Kerala Blasters FC.
David James’ side are over their dismal start to the competition and have gone unbeaten in their last four matches; winning twice. Penn Orji’s strike helped them beat Delhi Dynamos FC 1-0 in their previous fixture to push them upto third place in the table. The Blasters are looking to close the gap on the top two teams and another win in front of their supporters will reduce the deficit to just one point.
Kerala Balsters FC: David James; Saumik Dey, Colin Falvey, Cedric Hengbart, Sandesh Jhingan; Raphael Romey, Godwin Franco, Stephen Pearson; Penn Orji, Milagres Gonsalves, CS Sabeeth
Atletico de Kolkata: Subhasish Roy Chowdhury; Baljit Sahni, Arnab Mondal, Josemi, Nallappan Mohanraj; Borja Fernandes, Ofentse Nato; Lester Fernandes, Luis Garcia, Jofre Mateu; Fikru Lemessa
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