Kerala Blasters defeated Chennaiyin FC 3-0 to keep their hopes of making the top four alive. Here are the three talking points from the game.
Jorge Diaz scores double
The Kerala Blasters forward scored a double in the span of three minutes to give his team the lead. After going into the break at 0-0, the Blasters were up two goals within ten minutes of play.
Diaz’s goal tally this season goes up to six goals from 16 games, with his double against Chennaiyin FC.
Adrian Luna steps up yet again
The Uruguayan midfielder scored a screamer for the final goal of the game, and also provided the assist for Jorge Diaz’s opener. Luna has been Kerala Blasters’ best player this season, and will be vital in their final two games as they hope to make the playoffs this season.
Kerala Blasters’ top four hopes alive
With their win against Chennaiyin, Kerala Blasters are only one point behind Mumbai City FC in fourth place. They will need one of the top teams to slip up if they are to make it to the semi-finals. But, their best chance to make it will depend directly on whether or not they are able to win their final two games of the season.
For Chennaiyin, it is the end of the road, and they will be finishing in the middle of the table, with only one game left to play for them this season.