Bengaluru pull back two-goal deficit to deny Kerala memorable win
A brilliant second-half charge by Bengaluru FC saw them come from two goals behind to hold Kerala Blasters FC to a 2-2 draw at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday. The match was a tale of two halves, with Kerala scoring two in the first-half and Bengaluru engineering a spectacular comeback in the second.
The result extended Kerala’s winless run to 14 matches, with their last victory coming on the opening day of Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19.
Slavisa Stojanovic converted a penalty on the 16th minute to hand Kerala the lead.
Courage Pekuson’s 40th-minute stunner made it 2-0 in Kerala’s favour.
Udanta Singh pulled a goal back for Bengaluru on the 69th minute, before Sunil Chhetri made it 2-2 on the 85th
Club Award – Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters FC
Swift Limitless Player of the Match – Keziron Kizito
DHL Winning Pass of the Match – Udanta Singh
ISL Emerging Player of the Match – Dheeraj Singh
Hero of the Match – Udanta Singh
Full-time: Bengaluru FC 2-2 Kerala Blasters
90: Four minutes added time
88: Substitution for Kerala Blasters, Seminlen Doungel OFF Abdul Hakku IN
85: Goal! Sunil Chhetri scores for Bengaluru FC
81: Substitution for Kerala Blasters, Kizito Keziron OFF Nikola Krcmarevic IN
72: Substitution for Kerala Blasters, Courage Pekuson OFF Cyril Kali IN
69: Goal! Udanta Kumam Singh scores for Bengaluru FC
62: Yellow card Sahal Abdul Samad
61: Substitution for Bengaluru FC, Albert Serran OFF Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores IN
56: Yellow card Soraisam Pritam Kumar Singh
54: Yellow card Seminlen Doungel
46: Substitution for Bengaluru FC, Kean Lewis OFF Rahul Bheke IN
46: Substitution for Bengaluru FC, Edmund Lalrindika OFF Francisco Hernández Marcos IN
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: Bengaluru FC 0-2 Kerala Blasters
45+3: Yellow card Kizito Keziron
45: Three minutes added on.
40: Goal! Gnohere Krizo scores for Kerala Blasters
33: Yellow card Erik Paartalu
26: Yellow card Albert Serrán Polo
16: Penalty Goal!! Goal Slavisa Stojanovic scores for Kerala Blasters