FC Pune City fought hard for their first point at home ending with a 1-1 draw against Kerala Blasters at Pune on Monday. Cedric Hengbart scored the fastest goal of this season in the third minute itself but Pune marquee Mohamed Sissoko struck in the 68th minute to rescue a point for the hosts.
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The visitors got a dream start through Hengbart who scored the fastest goal in this edition, timed at 2.12 minutes. A corner from
Kerala Blasters, unlike their rivals, had
Most of the chances fell kindly for Dramane Traore. The first came in the 24th minute when a cross from Izumi Arata was missed completely by Hughes and fell at the feet of Traore. He only had to shoot past the goalkeeper but instead shot wide after needlessly delaying his attempt.
Traore wasted another opportunity in the 40th minute when Jesus Tato provided an excellent delivery from the right but the header, under a challenge from Hengbart, sailed wide.
FC Pune City continued with their attacks in the second session, hunting for the
Pune, however, were not to be denied the
The draw meant FC Pune City picked up their first point at home after losing two matches in a row. They now have four points from four matches, while Kerala Blasters have five points from five matches and are unbeaten in three games.
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