Points and Glory were of prime importance as Bengaluru Fc took on the might of Kerala Blasters at home on 23rd November, 2019.Bengaluru will be confident about getting another three points after a win in their last outing in the league (against Chennayin FC). Kerala Blasters, on the other hand, will be looking to return to winning ways having failed to register a victory in their last three games.
From the start, the pressure on Bengaluru as Raphael Messi snatches the ball from the home team to start his pacey run at goal. He is thwarted as he reaches the box.
Bengaluru FC have started off nicely, the players combining well as if there was no break at all.
Kerala Blasters, on the other hand, are slowly and steadily turning the screws on the home defense.
Bartholomew Ogbeche slaps a low cross right across the face of goal in the 15th minute only to see it run past the outstretched legs of Messi.
The rivalry shows its intensity as the 20th minute comes by with Bengaluru FC manager Carles Cuadrat being shown a yellow card for showing dissent.
Minute 29′ arrives with the eruption of frustration as a goal is disallowed by a cross from Udanta Singh headed in by Raphael Augusto, because of the ball seemingly having crossed the Goalkeeper’s line milliseconds before being whipped in.
Half Time – (BFC O-O Kerala Blasters FC).
Ashique Kuruniyan and Mohammad Rakip are back at it on the left side.
Both sides are looking much more cautious and don’t want to be the side to concede a goal here.
Minute 55′ – GOAL!
The ball fumbles in the penalty box with a blocked shot from Dimas Delgado and Sunil Chhetri comes in with a diving header to send the ball sailing into the net. (BFC 1-0 Kerala).
Substitution : 62′ – Prasanth Karuthadathkuni makes way for Sahal Abdul Samad. ( Kerala Blasters FC)
70′ – Harmanjot Singh comes off and in his place walks in Khabra Thongkhosiem Haokip. (BFC)
74′- Mohammed Rafi comes on for Abdul Hakku and Vlatko Drobarov in place of Mohamad Rakip.
Bookings : 70′ – Sahal Abdul samad is shown aa yellow card after Raphael Messi was done thesame just minutes earlier.
FULL TIME – BFC 1-0 Kerala Blasters F.C