Chennai , Aug 9: Chennaiyin FC have officially parted ways with Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 season's Golden Boot winner Nerijus Valskis. The victory saw Chennaiyin climb to fifth spot, just two points behind fourth-placed Odisha FC, while Kerala Blasters’ hopes of finishing in the top four virtually ended, with them placed eighth now. Aug 4, 1987 (33), Place of birth: But the trio of Valskis, Rafael Crivellaro and Andre Schembri started clicking a couple of months into the season. To continue enjoying Sportstar, you can turn off your adblocker or subscribe to Sportstar Plus. Match ends, Chennaiyin 3, Kerala Blasters 1. Free Trial users will have exclusive access to the following: MI vs KKR Predicted XI, Today's Match Playing 11, IPL 2020 Match 32 LIVE Updates: Will Narine play for Kolkata? Centre-Forward, Contract expires: Williams supplemented Krishna's game but even when the Australian forward missed games due to injury, Krishna rarely looked off-colour. 90'+6' Second Half ends, Chennaiyin 3, Kerala Blasters 1. 31.05.2022, Agent: Things got worse for Kerala in the 45th minute when Valskis combined beautifully with Crivellaro before receiving the return pass and lashed a finish home. Abdul Hakku’s intended pass for Rehenesh was intercepted by Valskis who set up Chhangte for Chennaiyin’s fourth goal. Lithuania. Owen Coyle, who replaced Gregory in December, was able to extract the best out of the foreign attackers and it was Valskis who stood out in front of goal. Three minutes after resumption, the Nigerian got on the end of a hopeful cross into the box from Jessel Carneiro and turned it in past goalkeeper Vishal Kaith. As for Valskis, Chennaiyin FC will be hoping to sign him once again, but it largely depends on their financial situation. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines. Unlike Krishna, Valskis couldn't get going instantly. A brace from Chhangte (59th, 80th) and another Valskis goal (90th) sealed the result in favour of the away side. 90'+5' Attempt blocked. - R. RAGU. Valskis had to wait till November 25, when Chennaiyin beat Hyderabad 2-1 in their fifth match of the season, to score his first goal. As a result, the 2019-20 ISL Golden Boot winner has received the attention of several clubs with Hyderabad FC going a step further and submitting an offer. #HeroISL #WallpaperWednesday ... Versatile midfielder Lalthathanga Khawlhring becomes Kerala Blasters… According to the International Football Association Board, here is what the rules of the game state with regard to a referee's power to change his/her decision: The decisions of the referee regarding facts connected with play, including whether or not a goal is scored and the result of the match, are final. Breakfast recipe: It's egg white fried omelette on the menu today! Fijian forward Roy Krishna has taken the league by storm, scoring 15 goals from 20 appearances. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) review, Navratri 2020: Date, puja timings, history and significance, Pakistan invites England for three-match T20 series in Jan 2021. Nerijus Valskis quickly restarted play which set Chennaiyin on a counter-attack against a flat-footed Blasters defence, which seemed stunned by the decision. Sports Team. Krishna and Valskis have provided five and six assists respectively, once again hallmarking their importance to the teams. Krishna was joined by former Wellington Phoenix teammate David Williams and the duo was able to strike up an instant partnership in front of goal. A moment of refereeing madness marred the first half of the Indian Super League (ISL) match between Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday. Nerijus Valskis quickly restarted play which set Chennaiyin on a counter-attack against a flat-footed Blasters defence, which seemed stunned by the decision. Valskis was questioned about his future by Footiepedia during an Instagram chat session this week. Kerala Blasters. #KBFCCFC #HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/XqIbwBIOMT. Explained: Why did Tejashwi Yadav not concede seats to alliance partners this time? Follow the highlights of the dramatic Southern Derby as it happened here. Sports Team. Chennaiyin too were a bit passive as the match was locked down in the midfield. Though Kerala started the first half well, they could not fashion any real opening. Chennaiyin roared into a three-goal lead at half-time, thanks to a brace from Rafael Crivellaro (39th, 45th) and another goal from Nerijus Valskis (45th). While both strikers would opt to take a shot and score if they had a choice, they have showcased their vision and passing range as well. Jamshedpur FC are all set to sign Lithuanian international and former Chennaiyin striker Nerijus Valskis FC on a two-year deal, Goal can confirm.. The referee signalled the goal which sparked a huge brawl among both sets of players in protest against the match officials. Recreation & Sports Website. In the 39th minute, Chennaiyin took the lead after Kerala goalkeeper TP Rehenesh passed the ball straight to Crivellaro who sweetly tucked it home. Athlete. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Your Privacy Controls. His quality on the ball often placed him a level above the rest of the 21 players on the field in games - that was the kind of output he delivered for ATK. * Aug 4, 1987 in Klaipeda, UdSSR The Indian Express is now on Telegram. 6, Navdeep Saini likely to get the nod for Tests in Australia, Danish shuttler’s benefactor is a chilli-tasting musician, DC vs RR in Pics: Delhi Capitals pace attack derails Rajasthan Royals run-chase, IPL 2020: CSK stay afloat with a desperate 20-run win against SRH, IPL 2020: RCB notch their fifth win by mauling KKR in Sharjah, The more things change the more they stay the same for French Open king Rafael Nadal, IPL 2020: RCB slay CSK, KKR win thriller against KXIP, Discussions confidential between us and China: Jaishankar. AND BREATHE!!! This dramatic turn of events is the latest in a long list of refereeing howlers through the season. There looked like a group of individuals trying to make an impact. Get a summary of the Kerala Blasters FC vs. Chennaiyin FC football match. Bartholomew Ogbeche scored Kerala's solitary goal in this game. However, Chennaiyin restored their advantage after yet another howler from the Kerala defence. But a hat-trick from Bartholomew Ogbeche (48th, 65th, 76th), the first of the season, threatened to bring Kerala Blasters back into the match. FC Goa. The ⚽ machine - Nerijus Valskis Ready to up Jamshedpur FC's attack! It is a three-horse race for the Golden Boot and two of them have a match to play. Sports Team. His goals helped Chennaiyin pick up one win after another and they slowly, from being in the bottom half of the table, the Machans got into the top four by the end of the league stage. Ogbeche had other ideas and scored a quickfire brace to make it 4-3. Both Krishna and Valskis, who are playing their first-ever season in Indian football, have contributed heavily towards the success of their respective teams this season. Chennaiyin FC. NorthEast United FC. His extraordinary turnaround under Owen Coyle has earned him plaudits from everyone across the country. Competing with the ATK striker and Kerala Blasters striker Bartholomew Ogbeche (15 goals) is Chennaiyin's goal machine Nerijus Valskis, who has 14 goals to his name from 19 appearances. Date of birth/Age: Nerijus Valskis, 33, from Lithuania Jamshedpur FC, since 2020 Centre-Forward Market value: €300Th. Valskis has attracted interest from several Asian clubs including Hyderabad FC after an impressive stint with the Blues in the subcontinent.