Champions FC Goa finish campaign on a high after holding Bengaluru FC to a draw

 Bengaluru FC – 2 (Chhetri 24’, Sivasakhti 26’)            FC Goa – 2 (F.Buam 53’, Lesly 64’)

Kolkata, Tuesday, August 30, 2022: Champions FC Goa (FCG) bowed out of the 131st IndianOil Durand Cup but on a high, after their young squad held a Sunil Chhetri led Bengaluru FC (BFC) to an entertaining 2-2 draw in a Group A encounter here at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK). The Gaurs came from behind in the second half to share the spoils with Phrangki Buam and Lesly Rebello scoring to cancel out first half goals by Sunil Chhetri and N. Siva Sakthi.

All 47 games of the 131st IndianOil Durand Cup are being telecast LIVE on Sports18 1 SD & HD andSports18 Khel as well as livestreamed on the Over the Top (OTT) platform VOOT!

Bengaluru shine in the first half

The Blues dominated the game from the start and had the majority of the possession in the first half. They did not give the Gaurs any chance to settle down in the game. They were creating openings in the Gaur’s half and putting pressure on the youngsters. 

The first goal came in the 24th minute from a free- kick, after Rohit Kumar was fouled just outside the box. Sunil Chhetri curled one delightfully into the top right corner to give BFC a deserving lead. It was the talisman’s third goal of the tournament.

BFC continued to dominate in the middle with Bruno Ramires in particular, who was providing accurate balls to the wingers Udanta Singh and Namgyal Bhutia. The pair were always willing to run into the open spaces left by the Goan defence. 

One such ball from Bruno found Udanta who headed it across the six-yard box for N. Siva Sakthi to score his second of the tournament and double BFC’s lead. 

Spirited Comeback from Goa

BFC began the second half brightly but FCG showed more vigour and hunger to comeback in the game. They started to press higher up the pitch and started to create more chances. The BFC midfield and defence came under pressure and the first goal came from a mistake by them. 

A weak header to the keeper by Rohit Kumar was poached by Buam, who rounded off keeper Amrit Gope, to finish with consummate ease. 

Goa had their spirits up and started to have even more meaningful attacks. The second goal came in 63rd minute from a darting run by Vasim Inamdar, who pushed the ball ahead for Captain Lesley Rebello to finish from in-between the keeper’s legs.

The Gaurs ended their IndianOil Durand Cup campaign with four points while Bengaluru have seven points from three games.

Next match of Bengaluru FC

Bengaluru FC will play Mohammaden SC on September 2nd to decide the Winners of Group A.

Tomorrow’s Matches

Kerala Blasters will play Army Green Football Team at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati and ATK Mohun Bagan will play Indian Navy Football Team at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata. 

For Fixtures, News, Stats, and more on the WIFA Women’s league – Click here

Also Read: PIFA ride on Akanksha strike to make it 5 wins in a row

Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for all the latest happenings in the world of Indian football

Opportunity to make the team: U.K.M. Kothrud FC conducts selection trials for girls team

Pune-based U.K.M. Kothrud FC has announced that they will be conducting selection trials for their girl’s team on 15th January 2023 The club welcomes all players to come and showcase…

Share

The Sunday Football League Season 4 is back

The Sunday Football League is back with its fourth season, and it’s shaping up to be the best one yet. With eight talented teams competing at the Kes Kandivali turf, there…

Share

BFC Soccer Schools Elite team trials in Feb

Bengaluru FC launched their Mumbai program last season with the Soccer Schools and Elite programs with its local partner Soccer Schools of Excellence (SSE).  Bengaluru Football Club is a professional club…

Share

India Khelo Football Season 2 Trials in Mumbai: A Chance to Kickstart Your Football Career

After conducting trials in 34 cities & villages across India, India Khelo Football is coming to Mumbai to hunt talent on 7th January. India Khelo Football kickstarted its season 2…

Share

Mumbai Customs to conduct trials for Elite League

Former champions Mumbai Customs will be holding open trials for the upcoming MFA Elite Corporate League (Elite Division) The 2019 MFA Elite Division champions Mumbai Customs are conducting open trials…

Share

Sunday Boys to hold trials for MFA 1st Division

MFA 1st division side Sunday Boys FC will be conducting trials in the first week of November for the upcoming football season Sunday Boys Football Club was established in the…

Share

Millat FC to hold trials for MFA Elite Premier League

Millat FC – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season Millat had a decent run in…

Share

MFA Elite Division club KSA to conduct trials for the upcoming season

Karnataka Sporting Association (KSA) – a club plying their trade in MFA Elite Division will be conducting open trials for their upcoming 2022-23 season Last season KSA had an amazing…

Share

Young Guns Football Acadmey to conduct trials for their upcoming MFA 3rd Division Campaign

MFA 3rd Division club Young Guns Football Academy will be conducting open trials on October 9th for their upcoming season in Mumbai Football Young Guns Football Academy was founded in…

Share

OSCAR SSE to conduct trials for Youth I League and YPL team in the U13 category in Mumbai

Mumbai-based OSCAR SSE will conduct trials for their Youth I League and YPL team on 16th and 17th July 2022 at Wings Sports Centre ground. Oscar SSE is a 2-star…

Share