Kerala Blasters FC is a professional football club based in Kochi, Kerala, India. The club competes in the Indian Super League, the top flight of Indian football. Kerala Blasters FC is one of the most popular and supported clubs in India, with a large and passionate fan base.
Established in 2014 as one of the original eight franchises in the Indian Super League, Kerala Blasters FC has made it to the ISL final on two occasions, in both 2014 and 2016, though they haven’t claimed the championship title yet. Additionally, the club clinched the Indian Super League League Winners’ Shield once, achieving this feat in 2016.
Kerala Blasters FC is known for its attacking style of play and its passionate fans. The club’s home ground, the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi, is one of the most intimidating stadiums in India.
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC ISL Match 2023-24
Six months after their contentious withdrawal from the playoffs, Kerala Blasters once more face Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League. This time, it’s in the season opener at Nehru Stadium, scheduled for Thursday.Despite the significant fines imposed on them and the ongoing 10-match suspension of head coach Ivan Vukomanovic, the Blasters have chosen to let go of the past bitterness.Frank Dauwen, the assistant coach for the Blasters, expressed, “I believe the events of last year are behind us. Now, we’re focused on the new season and the fresh opportunities it brings.”
The recent months have posed challenges for the Blasters. The team faced defeat against Gokulam Kerala in the Durand Cup, falling short of reaching the quarterfinals. Moreover, they’ll now have to navigate without the talents of Sahal Abdul Samad and goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Singh Gill, both of whom have transferred to other clubs (Mohun Bagan Super Giant and East Bengal, respectively). Additionally, the team’s forward, Ishan Pandita, is currently sidelined due to injury.
KBFC vs Bengaluru FC Match score
Kerala Blasters FC and Bengaluru FC are two of the most popular and successful clubs in the Indian Super League (ISL). The two clubs have a long-standing rivalry, and their matches are always highly anticipated.
List of the ISL 2023-24 matches between Kerala Blasters FC and Bengaluru FC:
|2023-10-14||Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium, Kochi||Kerala Blasters FC||Bengaluru FC||2-1|
|2024-03-09||Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bangalore||Bengaluru FC||Kerala Blasters FC||—|
Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC Match Highlights
Bengaluru FC secured a spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-finals with a 1-0 victory over Kerala Blasters FC at Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Friday. Sunil Chhetri netted the decisive goal in the seventh minute of extra time, marking their ninth consecutive win and confirming their place in the semi-finals.
In the first half, despite Kerala Blasters dominating possession, Bengaluru FC’s Gurpreet Singh Sandhu thwarted their attempts. Bengaluru FC relied on counterattacks, with Roy Krishna and Sivasakthi Narayanan leading the charge.
The hosts had six first-half shots, with only one on target, courtesy of Krishna in the 24th minute. The Fijian’s effort led to a corner, but he couldn’t find the target with his header.
The second half followed a similar pattern, with Kerala Blasters controlling possession. Bengaluru FC’s defense held firm, and in the 83rd minute, Dimitrios Diamantakos finally tested the keeper with a header.
The pivotal moment came in the seventh minute of extra time when Sunil Chhetri’s quick free-kick found the back of the net. Kerala Blasters protested, leading to their forfeiture and a win awarded to Bengaluru FC.
Bengaluru FC has now advanced to the next stage of the ISL playoffs, where they will face League Shield Winners Mumbai City FC in a two-legged semi-final on March 7 and 12, beginning with an away match.
Kerala blasters FC New Squad for ISL 2023-24
|Sukham Yoihenba Meitei||Midfield|
|Huidrom Naocha Singh||Left-Back|
|Jeakson Singh||Defensive Midfield|
|Freddy Lallawmawma||Defensive Midfield|
|Vibin Mohanan||Central Midfield|
|Mohammed Azhar||Central Midfield|
|Danish Farooq||Left Midfield|
|Saurav Mandal||Left Midfield|
|Adrián Luna||Attacking Midfield|
|Bryce Miranda||Left Winger|
|Mohammed Aimen||Left Winger|
|Rahul KP||Right Winger|
|Daisuke Sakai||Right Winger|
|Nihal Sudeesh||Right Winger|
The 2023-24 ISL season is expected to be one of the most competitive in the league’s history, and the match between Kerala Blasters FC and Bengaluru FC will be one of the highlights of the season. Both teams have a strong squad and are capable of winning the title.
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Faqs Regarding Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC Match 2023
The Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC match will be played on October 14, 2023 at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi, Kerala.
The Kerala Blasters FC vs Bengaluru FC match is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST.
Kerala Blasters FC and Bengaluru FC have played each other 24 times in the ISL. Kerala Blasters FC have won 10 matches, Bengaluru FC have won 8 matches, and 6 matches have been drawn.