Bengaluru FC bounces back to the Summit beating NorthEast United FC
Bengaluru FC secured a narrow 2-1 win over NorthEast United FC to secure the top spot in the Indian Super League encounter at Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Friday night.
The home side took the lead in the 14th minute through Juanan Antonio who headed Edu Garcia´s free-kick from the left-flank.
A minute later Sunil Chhetri had the chance to double the lead for the home side on Miku´s pass that was TP Rehenesh made a brilliant save.
The Highlanders brought in the parity in the added minute of the first half when Subhashish Bose handled the ball Doungel´s challenge and conceded penalty and Marcinho stepped in and made no mistake to hit the net.
Six minutes down the second half Chhetri took full advantage of the defensive error on Khabra´s right-wing cross and slotted the ball in to give the home side the 2-1 lead.
NorthEast FC tried hard to get the equalizer but were held back by Bengaluru defenders. The win takes Bengaluru FC to the top of the ISL chart with 24 points.
Full-time: Bengaluru FC 2-1 NorthEast United FC
90+2: Substitution for NorthEast United FC Jose Goncalves OFF Maic Sema IN
90: Five minutes of additional time.
86: Substitution for Bengaluru FC Miku OFF Braulio Nobrega IN
82: Substitution for Bengaluru FC Edu Garcia OFF Toni Dovale IN
78: Yellow card Harmanjot Singh Khabra
73: Substitution for NorthEast United FC Danilo Lopes OFF John Mosquera IN
73: Substitution for NorthEast United FC Martin Diaz OFF Helio Pinto IN
70: Yellow card Mamadu Samba Candé
70: Yellow card Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
69: Substitution for Bengaluru FC Udanta Kumam Singh OFF Boithang Haokip IN
51: GOAL!! Sunil Chhetri scores for Bengaluru FC
46: second half kick off
Half-time: Bengaluru FC 1-1 NorthEast United FC
45+2: Penalty Goal Márcio de Souza Gregório Júnior
45: Seven minutes added on
41: Yellow card Nirmal Chettri
14: Goal!! Juan Antonio González Fernández scores for Bengaluru FC
1: First half kick off..
NorthEast United line-up: Rehenesh TP; Nirmal Chettri, Sambinha, Jose Goncalves, Reagan Singh; Martin Diaz, Rowllin Borges; Seiminlen Doungel, Marcinho, Halicharan Narzary; Danilo.
Bengaluru FC line-up: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Harmanjyot Khabra, John Johnson, Juanan, Subhashish Bose; Lenny Rodrigues, Erik Paartalu, Edu Garcia; Udanta Singh, Miku, Sunil Chhetri.