ISL: Sunil Chhetri stars when Bengaluru FC beat FC Goa 2-1
BENGALURU Bengaluru FC continued his supremacy over FC Goa with a 2-1 victory in an exciting Indian Super League match on Friday After a first half without goals dominated by visitors, Bengaluru took the lead through the captain Sunil Chhetri (59').
Goa matched through Hugo Boumous (61 ') just to see Chhetri grab the winner in the 83rd minute, which was Bengaluru's fifth victory in seven ISL games against Goa.
The result sees Bengaluru rise to the second spot with 19 points from 11 games, just two shy of FC Goa who continue to top the table.
It was the visitors who saw more of the ball and probably created an opening. However, Bengaluru first tested Mohammad Nawaz at 11 minutes. Rahul Bheke he cut the inside on the left but his attempt was rejected.
In the middle of the middle, Boumous got into the crux of the action as he passed some blue shirts to enter the box, but Albert Serran almost won the ball.
Nevertheless, Ferran Corominas He picked up the pieces and went through the two central Bengaluru, only for a timely intervention by Bheke to eliminate the danger.
In the 35th minute, from a short corner, Nishu Kumar Nawaz patted the long range of the unit with Mandar Rao Dessai picking up the pieces.
Lenny Rodrigues had the best opportunity in the first half as he was in a one-on-one situation with Gurpreet, but the goalkeeper went out of his line to clear and keep the score at 0-0.
Bengaluru began to make his way into the game after the restart as the pace of the game increased. The Blues attackers found plenty of space and bothered Goa's defense on some occasions before taking the lead in the 59th minute.
Chhetri was left unmarked when Dimas Delgado picked him up from a corner. Nawaz let his powerful header in and couldn't get down in time to keep the ball out.
Nevertheless, Goa hit back within two minutes. Boumous took matters into his own hands with a driving run down the left before exchanging passes with Mandar and Ferran Corominas . A deft touch from Corominas sent Boumous bearing down on goal and he finished with aplomb to make it 1-1.
The nature of ups and downs of the game continued with both sides looking for the winner. Erik Paartalu saw a header from a corner flying very high while Jackichand singh He found space to shoot within the area, only to shoot wide.
Nevertheless, it were Bengaluru who grabbed the winner in the 83rd minute after FC Goa failed to clear their lines during a Bengaluru counter. After both Seriton Fernandes and Mandar failed to clear a pass from deep, Chhetri pounced and raced away before tucking a neat finish past Nawaz to seal all three points for Bengaluru.