Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC, Indian Super League 2017-18 highlights: BFC win 2-0
Goals from Sunil Chhetri and Eduardo Martin helped Bengaluru FC notch a 2-0 win over Mumbai City FC in their maiden Indian Super League match. Catch highlights of Indian Super League 2017-18, Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC football match, here.Updated: Nov 20, 2017 13:33 IST
Bengaluru FC, two-time winners of the I-League, made a winning start to the Indian Super League (ISL) as they defeated Mumbai City FC 2-0 in Bengaluru on Sunday. Sunil Chhetri and Eduardo Martin were the two scorers for the winners. Catch full score of Indian Super League 2017-18, Bengaluru FC vs Mumbai City FC football match, here. (Indian Super League 2017 - Full coverage)
21:57 PM IST: That’s it!! Bengaluru FC seal three points in their maiden ISL game
21:54 PM IST: GOAL!!!!! Chhetri scores, Bengaluru 2-0 ahead.
Sunil Chhetri pounces on a loose ball after a brief confusion in front of the Mumbai goal. The Bengaluru captain slots it into the empty net
21:50 PM IST: Bengaluru’s Toni is grimacing in pain after a foul from Gerson.
21:46 PM IST: It’s still four minutes from regulation time and Sunil Chhetri has been declared the Man of the Match.
21:42 PM IST: What just happened there! Chhetri ran past Bengaluru defenders but gets tripped in the box. He thinks it’s a penalty but is given a yellow card for diving.
21:39 PM IST: Second substitution for Bengaluru - Udanta Kumam (out) and Subhasish Bose (in)
21:35 PM IST: Bengaluru increasingly looking dangerous here. Miky breaks past Mumbai defenders but he is ruled off-side. BFC 1-0 MCFC (75 minutes)
21:31 PM IST:CLOSE!! Bengaluru almost get their second. Udanta sends a cross but it misses Sunil Chhetri and lands on Amrinder Singh’s hands.
21:28 PM IST: GOALLL!!! Bengaluru FC take 1-0 lead through Edu Garcia’s goal.
The Spaniard combines well with Udanta Singh and scores with a left footer at near post in the 67th minute
21:23 PM IST: Replacement for Bengaluru - Erik Paartalu comes in for Toni in the 63rd minute
21:20 PM IST: Harmanjot Khabra’s cross is thwarted by Mumbai’s Mehrajuddin Wadoo. BFC 0-0 MCFC (60 minutes
21:16 PM IST: Bengaluru gets a free kick but it results in nothing. They get a corner but no damage yet for Mumbai. Bengaluru are desperate here.
21:14 PM IST: Sunil Chhetri sets Lenny Rodrigues up nicely the ball goes wide.
21:09 PM IST: Udanta Singh creates a chance but the shot lands on roof of the net. BFC 0-0 MCFC (50 minutes)
21:05 PM IST: The second half action begins!
20:50 PM IST: Half-time! Match still goalless.
20:48 PM IST: Good save by Amrinder there. He has been a busy man so far with Bengaluru front-line probing him with constant attacks..
20:43 PM IST: No damage for Mumbai as the corner results in nothing.
20:42 PM IST: What a clearance! Márcio Rosário saves Mumbai City from a sure shot goal but concedes a corner. BFC 0-0 MCFC (42 minutes)
20:35 PM IST: Lucian Goian gives a through ball, but Achille Emana is offside. Mumbai not being able to dent Bengaluru defence so far.
20:31 PM IST: Mumbai on the attack now. Everton Santos gets the ball near the box but John Johnson clears it. No goals yet.
20:29 PM IST: Edu García takes a free-kick but Lenny Rodrigues shot goes wide. BFC 0-0 MCFC (30 minutes)
20:24 PM IST: Sunil Chhetri combines well with Udanta Singh to break past Mumbai defenders but the latter’s left-footer goes over the bar.
20:20 PM IST: Mumbai again mobilises its right flank to reach Bengaluru box. But their effort results in nothing. BFC 0-0 MCFC (21 minutes)
20:16 PM IST: Player replacement for Mumbai. Achille Emana replaces Leó Costa, who is injured. Mumbai coach would not like it.
20:17 PM IST: Gérson (Mumbai City) is booked for a bad tackle.
20:14 PM IST: Bengaluru’s Juanan takes a swerving free-kick from just outside the box but it misses the goal by a narrow margin. BFC 0-0 MCFC (15 minutes)
20:12 PM IST: Bengaluru’s passing has been more fluent that Mumbai’s. They are bringing all their experience here. But no proper shots on goal so far.
20:11 PM IST: Mumbai Leo Costa looks to be in pain after a tackle from a Bengaluru player. BFC 0-0 MCFC (10 minutes)
20:07 PM IST: Mumbai on the offensive now from the right flank. But again the ball has been cleared. The away team gets a corner though, but again no real damage for the home team.
20:03 PM IST: Three minutes and Bengaluru FC get a free-kick! But no harm done to Mumbai City
20:00 PM IST: Action starts!
19:35 PM IST: This Bengaluru FC’s debut match in the ISL. They are two-time I-League champions and reached the final of AFC Cup last season.
19:30 PM IST: Welcome everybody to the live coverage of an exciting match!
Already deemed as one of the contenders for the title this season, Bengaluru FC will look to start their campaign with a win in front of their home fans.
The Albert Roca-coached side boasts of one of the strongest squads on paper in the tournament, with skipper Sunil Chhetri leading the line.
On the other hand, Mumbai City, guided by Brazil-born Costa Rican coach Alexandre Guimaraes, come into the game on the back of a pre- season in Spain, where they played seven friendly games.
With former Bengaluru FC custodians Amrinder Singh and Arindam Bhattacharya in their ranks, Mumbai City have also brought in some Brazilian flair with as many as five players from the South American country headlining their overseas contingent. The team is being led by Romanian defender Lucian Goian
First Published: Nov 19, 2017 18:30 IST