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ISL: Winless Blasters seeking maximum points against Pune

Pune: The Franco Colomba-coached FC Pune City will be keen to win their second game on the trot when they take on Kerala Blasters FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Balewadi Sports Complex today.

FC Pune City's marquee player David Trezeguet celebrates after scoring in their last match against FC Goa. Pic/ISL/Sportzpics
FC Pune City's marquee player David Trezeguet celebrates after scoring in their last match against FC Goa. Pic/ISL/Sportzpics 

The home side beat FC Goa 2-0 on Sunday while Kerala Blasters, playing their fourth ISL encounter today, will be looking for their first win. Pune have tasted all the three verdicts in the league: a defeat, a draw and a win and with four points in their kitty are placed 5th in the points tally.

The Kerala outfit, meanwhile, were beaten by Chennaiyin FC and NorthEast United FC in their first two outings. But a draw against league leaders Atletico de Kolkata must be a morale booster for the beleaguered side who are currently lying seventh in the eight-franchise league.

"It is good we managed to pocket our first point and that too against the table toppers. It will do a world of good for us," said Kerala Blasters' Michael Chopra while talking to the media yesterday.

Chopra, who injured his left ankle against Kolkata will not be playing today, but is confident that his team will come good.

"They (Kerala) are confident and we should win," said Chopra who now plans to play in the I-League in the country next season.

Pune's coach Colomba too was confident his side could come away with three points from the encounter.

"We are confident, but it all depends on the match day," he said yesterday before adding that it was difficult to predict where his side will finish in the league at the end of the season.

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