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Bengaluru FC wins Super Cup 2018: Rahul Behke, Chhetri, Miku strikes

Bengaluru FC wins Super Cup 2018: Rahul Behke, Chhetri, Miku strikes
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Bengaluru FC bid to win a fifth title in as many seasons of the club’s existence when they take on East Bengal in the final of the Super Cup on Friday. East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil stressed on the fact that his team needs to play their play and not worry too much about their opponents, Bengaluru FC, in the final of the Super Cup 2018 slated to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Bengaluru FC is a good team. We need to be positive all completely,” Jamil said on the eve of the match. “There is always a temptation to try to think creatively for a final. But we need to go ahead with regular preparations which we do for every match,” he stated.

Bengaluru have been clinical all through the tournament, always finding the answers to come away with a win. The Blues beat Gokulam Kerala FC 2-1 before beating Nero ca FC 3-1. Then, in what was a performance for the ages, a ten-man Bengaluru came from a goal down to beat arch-rivals Mohun Bagan 4-2 and storm into the final. East Bengal, on the other hand, have been doing enough to progress. They started with a 2-1 win over Mumbai City FC and followed it up with 1-0 wins over both Aizawl FC and FC Goa to set up a date with Bengaluru.

5:53 PM IST- Bengaluru wins it. They did it!!!! Yes, they did it. Big Cheer for Team, Big cheer for Bengaluru. They are the 2018 Super Cup Champion

5:52 PM IST- Al Amna with a long ball, Katsumi on the wings, Jobby inside the box tries to head, misses it. 4 minutes have been added here.

5:50 PM IST- GOAL! Rahul Bheke on the right flank, chips in, finds Chhetri in the box who makes no mistake to put it past the goalkeeper in the far corner. East Bengal 1-4 Bengaluru FC.

5:38 PM IST- 70′ – GOAL! Miku makes it three. Goes past Edurado puts it into the top corner, sublime finish.

5:37 PM IST- Chhetri on the ball, SCORES! Bengaluru take a slender but could well be the decisive lead. East Bengal 1-2 Bengaluru FC.

5:35 PM IST- PENALTY to Bengaluru! The ball struck into the arms of Gurwinder, unnecessary from him.

5:30 PM IST-  Dovale gives a nice cheeky ball inside the box to Perez, but the header goes wide.

5:26 PM IST- Miku trying to find Chhetri inside the box, cleared away by the defenders.

5:25 PM IST- Bengaluru FC playing the waited game, Udanta on the right flanck trying to find Chhetri but fails. Bengaluru putting East Bengal defence under pressure here.

5:23 PM IST- East Bengal are down to 10 men but are still attacking at every opportunity.

5:22 PM IST- Ralte runs past the Bengaluru defense, takes a hit, easily collected by Gurpreet.

5:20 PM IST- Albert Roca meanwhile in the dug-out is mulling to make some changes here.

5:17 PM IST-  AL Amna takes a good hit, ticked away by Gurpreet. Corner — taken by Katsumi cleared by the Bengaluru FC defenders.

5:15 PM IST- FOUL! Ralte fouled by Lenny, free-kick for East Bengal from a dangerous position.

5:00 PM IST-  Al Amna to Katsumi, East Bengal on the attack. Ralte hits a long ranger, he has skied it!

4:55 PM IST-  Cavin Lobo has dropped in the full-back position here, forced to. East Bengal trying to keep possession of the ball here.

4:51 PM IST-  East Bengal 1-1 Bengaluru FC. What a dramatic first-half we had in the hands. Both clubs netting one goal a piece. But it was a shocking sign By Samad Mallick who has brought the Kolkata football giants down to 10-man. Will the Kolkata football giants pay a price for this, the second half will tell the story.

4:45 PM IST- RED CARD! Samad Mallick sent-off for hitting Subhashish on the face! Horrible. He should not have done that in a match like this, fails to keep his nerves. East Bengal down to 10 men.

4:41 PM IST-  YELLOW for Aucho here! FREE-KICK for Bengaluru from near 30 yards.

4:40 PM IST- 38′ – GOOOOOAAL! Rahul Bheke scores off a wonderful header, he was left unmarked and picks the near corner. East Bengal had no man on the post. Its an equaliser. East Bengal 1-1 Bengaluru FC.

4:35 PM IST- Poor show for Bengaluru in the first-half continues, the goal might inspire them to keep the ball better and make effective touches from here on

4:40 PM IST- 27′ – GOAAAL! Kromah puts East Bengal ahead from the corner. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu failed to clear it and the Ugandan scores off a bicycle kick.

4:35 PM IST- Ralte to Al Amna passes to Kromah but Johnson keeps away the Ugandan here. The East Bengal fans are furious here.

4:30 PM IST- FREE KICK for Bengaluru FC. Udanta fouled! Time and again, basically for his pace.

4:20 PM IST- But his strike is saved easily by Ubaid CK, the East Bengal keeper.

 

4:10 PM IST- Kromah fouled by Johnson and Gurpreet right outside the penalty box. Yellow card is shown to both players.

4:05 PM IST- First corner of the match goes the Blues’ way. Chhetri shows good footwork to make his way around the EB penalty box and then wins a corner.

4:00 PM IST- Can Sunil Chhetri and Miku score today to help Bengaluru FC win their first trophy of this season?

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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