Bengaluru confirm their second successive Indian Super League final berth
Bengaluru FC scored three late goals to knock NorthEast United FC out of the Hero Indian Super League (Hero ISL) 2018-19 and sealed their spot in the March 17 final…
Bengaluru FC booked their place in the final of the 2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) beating NorthEast United 3-0 (4-2 on aggregate) in the second leg of their semi-final at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Tuesday night.
As expected host started the game on the front-foot and enjoyed possession of the ball in the initial moments of the game as they look to overturn a one-goal deficit against NorthEast United FC.
The first half witnessed Bengaluru creating chances but failing to make it convert any of those as the NorthEast defence stood tall to resist any threat from the hosts.
The second session was no deference either as Bengaluru FC continued to keep pressure on the NorthEast in search of that important one goal to bring them to level in aggregate against Highlanders.
The Highlanders defensive wall was finally broken in the 72nd minute through magical Miku who flicked Udanta´s right wing low-cross to put the ball at the back of the net.
Bengaluru triggered the second goal in the 87th minute through Dimas Delgado who reacted on rebound on Udanta´s shot that hit the post before falling for Delgado.
Sunil Chhetri hammered an injury minute goal to sealed Blues final berth in the 5th season of Indian Super League. This is Bengaluru FC´s second successive Indian Super League final since their debut in 2017-2018 season.
90+5 Substitution for Bengaluru FC, Sunil Chhetri OFF Boithang Haokip IN
90+2: Goal!! Sunil Chhetri scores for Bengaluru FC
90: SIX minutes to be added on.
88: Yellow card Redeem Tlang
87: Goal!! Dimas Delgado Morgado scores for Bengaluru FC
85: Yellow card Luis Manuel Villa López
82: Substitution for Bengaluru FC, Francisco Hernández OFF Albert Serrán Polo IN
80; Substitution for NorthEast United, Reagan Singh OFF Nikhil Kadam IN
79: Yellow card Dimas Delgado Morgado
72: Goal!! Nicolás Ladislao Fedor Flores scores for Bengaluru FC
68: Substitution for NorthEast United, Fanai Lalrempuia OFF Shouvik Ghosh IN
68: Substitution for Bengaluru FC, Juan Antonio González Fernández OFF Luis Manuel Villa López IN
63: Yellow card Rahul Bheke
56: Substitution for NorthEast United, Federico Gallego OFF Panagiotis Triadis IN
46: Second half kick-off
Half-time: Bengaluru 0-0 NorthEast United
1: First half kick off
United subs: Gurmeet (GK); Keegan, Gurwinder, Ghosh, Kadam, Triadis, Ogbeche.
NorthEast United line-up: Pawan Kumar (GK); Reagan Singh, Janeiler Rivas, Mato Grgic, Robert Lalthlamuana (C); Jose Leudo, Lalthathanga (Puitea) Khawlhring; Redeem Tlang, Federico Gallego, Lalrempuia Fanai; Juan Cruz Mascia.