Bengaluru FC produced an exemplary performance in their Hero Indian Super League (ISL) fixture against Chennaiyin FC at the Athletic Stadium on Wednesday, eventually winning the game by a comfortable 3-0 margin.
Bangalore FC wins Indian Super League Bangalore FC defeated Chennai FC by three wickets. While Udanta Singh shone with a double, Iman Bafasa scored another goal for Bengaluru. Superstar Sunil Chhetri was at the helm of Bengaluru FC’s stellar performance.
Bangalore FC played aggressively in Goa from the start of the match. Bangalore FC were awarded a penalty following Edwin’s challenge against Sunil Chhetri. Iman did not miss the kick. Debjit watched the ball fly into the net. Despite having the opportunity to set a goal scoring record in the Indian Super League, Sunil Chhetri paved the way for Udanta’s goal today. Chhetri broke through Chennai’s defense and set up Udanta’s goal.
Udanta scored the second goal early in the second half. Once again, Udanta got the ball from Sunil Chhetri and reached the target. Bangalore missed the golden opportunity to score the fourth goal at the end of the match. Debutant Lara Sharma is back today with a clean shit. Bangalore FC are currently sixth in the ISL points table with 17 points. Chennai FC are fifth with 18 points.
Iman Basafa opened the floodgates for Bengaluru who had been lacking first-alternative goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu with Lara Sharma filling in for the star shot-stopper. Basafa transformed from the spot within the twelfth minute earlier than Udanta made it 2-0 within the forty second minute. The pacy winger struck within the 52nd minute too to take the sport away from Chennaiyin and guarantee his aspect moved to sixth within the desk with 17 factors from 13 video games.
Chennaiyin remained fifth having 18 factors from 13 matches, however a victory would have taken them high of the tree with Hyderabad FC having 20 factors from 12 outings. It was a frantic jiffy on the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim after the Southern Derby bought underway as each groups appeared determined to nostril forward. Chennaiyin had an enormous probability of their bid to take the early lead however Lukasz Gikiewicz’s shot from shut ricocheted off the bar and went out.
Two minutes later, Bengaluru had been awarded a penalty after Sunil Chhetri was fouled inside the world. Basafa stepped as much as take the spot-kick and made no mistake, sending the keeper the flawed with a tasty penalty that thundered into the highest left nook. Chennaiyin tried laborious to attract stage with Germanpreet Singh and Vladimir Koman attempting their luck however to no avail as each the efforts went vast.
Just earlier than halftime, Bengaluru double their benefit. Chhetri was on the coronary heart of the transfer and the long-lasting Indian captain confirmed composure and unselfishness of the best order as he dummied his hit, minimize into his left and put the ball on a plate for Udanta to attain.
After the break, Bengaluru began bossing the sport and bought their reward very quickly, Udanta doubling his tally with a cool end rounding Debjit Majumder in Chennaiyin’s aim after snatching the ball from Mohd Sajid Dhot with Slavko Damjanovic failing to avert the hazard too. It was Blues from there on as Prince Ibara and Rohit Kumar seeing their efforts bear no fruit.
Chennaiyin lacked attacking with up-entrance till Lallianzuala Chhangte pressured Lara into an outstanding save to sum up day within the workplace for Bengaluru.
Chennaiyin FC will have their task cut out when they face a resurgent Bengaluru FC in an Indian Super League match here on Wednesday.
Chennaiyin are fourth in the ISL standings with 18 points in their bag from 12 games. A win on the Republic Day would see them leapfrog Jamshedpur FC, Kerala Blasters FC and Hyderabad FC to the top of the table.
But for that to happen Bozidar Bandovic’s wards will have to topple Bengaluru FC who defied off-field odds to come away with a draw in their last game.
The Blues hadn’t trained for a week or so in the buildup to the match against FC Goa but a Sunil Chhetri goal — his first this season — ensured they come out with a point after their opponents had taken the lead.
Bengaluru are currently eighth in the table and a victory would mean they go within touching distance of the top-four teams.
Head coach Marco Pezzaiuoli would be a happy man after Chhetri ended his goal drought. The legendary Indian captain was dropped to the bench after his indifferent start to the season but came back with the bang in the last game.