Bengaluru FC registered a narrow 1-0 win over newly promoted Aizawl FC in the Hero I-League 2015-16 played at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, in Aizawl, on Saturday.
Defender Curtis Osano 26th minute header was enough for 2013-14 champions to hand them second consecutive win of the season.
For home side it was a historic day in Mizoram football history as they host their first ever Hero I-League match the ticket for which was sold out couple of day before the kickoff date.
Playing in there Red and White jersey home side had a good start of the game making an early attack on visitors and keeps the ball possession.
However visitors found the lead in 26th minute when Keegan Periera free kick was perfectly headed into the net by Kenyan defender Curtis Osano.
Ruatthara almost found the equalizer for home side, but his header from Lalbhiakhlua´s corner kick came of the post much to the delight of visitors.
In the second half, Aizawl FC continued to attack but could only create half chances for themselves. They had several dangerous shots but Thuammawia´s well-timed saves and the visitor´s back line looked strong to be broken for AFC.
In spite of superior ball possession, Aizawl FC failed to convert the chances created in their first home game. New comer however win the heart of home crowed with their performance.
Bengaluru FC Coach Westwood said, “It was a tough game and the pitch was pretty lively. Thuama made splendid saves and he truly deserves to be the Hero of the Match today.”
Aizawl FC coach Manuel said, “I truly believe we played a better football today. We had 14 corners against a side likes Bengaluru FC and that speaks for itself.”
He also confessed that Aizawl FC need to improve in every department to catch up with other sides of Hero I-League.
Curtis Osano first half header earned full three points for Bengaluru FC in their second outing against new comer Aizawl FC....
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