ISL-SEASON 5-MATCH-36-FC GOA VS BENGALURU FC
Match 36 of Indian Super League 5, held on Nov 22 ,saw the Bengaluru FC play against FC Goa.
Bengaluru kept their unbeaten run in this season intact with a 2-1 win over FC Goa at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Goa. It was a thrilling game as in the game two players got red cards. Bengaluru FC had 51% possession than FC Goa’s 49%.
Bengaluru FC entered the break with a 1-0 lead
Bengaluru FC won the toss and chose their side. In the initial minutes both, the sides played the ball in the midfield and played cautiously. In the 10th minute, the hosts took the first shot when Pena drilled a low cross to Corominas, but his shot was blocked by Juanan. The rebound ball found Hugo Boumous who fired a shot towards the target, but Gurpreet made a good save in the end. In the 16th minute Jackichand ran forward and sent a cross inside the box, but his cross was saved easily by the keeper as it was close to him. In the 28th, minute Sunil Chhetri stole the ball from Jahouh and unleashed a shot towards the target, but the keeper saved his shot, as it was straight at him. In the 34th minute, Bengaluru took the lead through Rahul’s back flick. Dimas sent a cross to Xisco at the edge of the box, but his shot hit the post and found Rahul in the box, who back flicked it into the bottom right corner to give his team a 1-0 lead. Mourtada clearance found Rahul in the box and the latter fired a shot towards the left corner, but his shot hit the crossbar. Bengaluru FC entered the break with a one-goal advantage.
Sunil’s late header kept Bengaluru’s unbeaten run intact
As the second half started, Ali was given a second yellow card and a subsequently red card for handling the ball and reduced Goa to 10 players on the field. In the 59th minute, Dimas Delgado was given a red card for a rash challenge on Boumous with his boot. This brought both teams back on level terms with 10 players on each side. In the 72nd minute, Goa scored an equalizer as Corominas sent a superb pass from the middle to Brandon Fernandes who fired a shot towards the goal, but the keeper saved it. However, the ball took a deflection off Albert and went into the back of the net. After five minutes Bengaluru took the lead once again as Udanta sent an inch-perfect cross to Chhetri who headed into the far corner with ease to give his team a 2-1 lead. Xisco skipped a couple of defenders and sent a pass to Chhetri, but his shot hit the crossbar. Finally, Bengaluru joined FC Goa at the top spot in the table with this win.
FINAL MATCH SCORE
ISL on Social Media
Here are some of the popular social media posts on the clash between Bengaluru FC and FC Goa.
Bengaluru FC tweet after the game
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) November 22, 2018
ISL tweet after the match
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) November 22, 2018
FC Goa tweet after the game
— FC Goa (@FCGoaOfficial) November 22, 2018