3/25/2018 8:48:40 PM (GMT+3)

Kerala advance into Santosh Trophy semis with 3-0 over Maharashtra

Kerala advance into Santosh Trophy semis with 3-0 over Maharashtra

HOWRAH, West Bengal: Five time champions Kerala beat Maharashtra 3-0 in a Group A fixture to seal their place in the semifinals of the 72nd Santosh Trophy here at the Sailen Manna Stadium on Sunday.

Kerala, who led 2-0 at the interval, scored through Rahul Raj and Jithin MS in the 24th and 39th minutes before Rahul KP completed the score line 58th minute.

Raj converted from the spot after Maharashtra defender Pramod Pandey brought down Afdal inside the box.

They increased their lead in the 39th when Jithin got on the scoresheet following a pass from Rahul, who found the target in the 58th.

Kerala will meet Bengal on March 27 at the Mohun Bagan ground while Maharashtra face Manipur on the same day.

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