Cleiton Silva (79th minute) scored the decisive intention as Bengaluru FC edged out Odisha FC 2-1 appreciate in a Hero Indian Mountainous League match on the GMC Stadium, here on Thursday. Silva (79th minute) scored the match-winner for Bengaluru after Steven Taylor (71st) had cancelled out Sunil Chhetri’s (38th) first-half lead for the Blues, who remained unbeaten in their six suits to this level this season.
Bengaluru beget been dominant from the delivery however beget been lucky no longer to descend in the support of early in the game. Diego Mauricio performed a relaxing thru ball for Manuel Onwu, who managed to earn the ball past Gurpreet, however his celebrations beget been curtailed, as the assistant referee signalled it offside.
Odisha had their moments in the game with Onwu and Jerry Mawihmingthanga organising concerns for the Bengaluru protection however failed to study their opposition keeper. They failed to fable a single shot no longer off beam in the first session.
Bengaluru dominated with 58 per cent possession in the first half however no topic playing an attacking game, they struggled to earn the ball past the Odisha defence line. They had their likelihood however Ashique Kuruniyan, who had a appropriate kind thought at intention, shot wide.
Bengaluru finally obtained the leap forward in the 38th minute and it was their skipper Chhetri, who scored. Dimas Delgado learned Harmanjot Khabra who routed the attack from the coolest and floated a ideal unhealthy into the box. Chhetri leapt increased than Shubham Sarangi and headed residence. The intention made him the first Indian player to fable 50 targets contributions in the Hero ISL – 42 targets and 8 assists.
Odisha came support stronger after the restart looking out for an equaliser. They almost scored when Sarangi zigzag in a transport into the box, which fell into Gaurav Bora’s route. The defender’s shot took a deflection off a Bengaluru player forcing keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu to dive at paunchy length to push the ball away. Bengaluru almost doubled their lead when Erik Paartalu’s shot was brilliantly saved by Arshdeep Singh.
At the opposite end, Odisha made all of it square from a enviornment-fragment. Skipper Steven Taylor made an spectacular speed to attain the end of Jerry’s free-kick and nodded in the equaliser. However Bengaluru beget been certain to score their lead and beget been a hit in the 79th minute
On receiving a protracted ball, Udanta Singh headed in for Deshorn Brown in the box. The latter performed it into Silva’s route and the Brazilian did no longer whisk away out from shut differ. Odisha went all out looking out for an equaliser and obtained uncovered on the support. Bengaluru almost exploited this in stoppage time, however Arshdeep was readily in the market to effect Brown’s effort.