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Bengaluru FC enter the ISL playoff with flying colours
Sportslogon Team February 25th 2018


Bhubaneswar : The group topper Bengaluru FC maintained their supremacy and took sweet revenge by winning over Jamashedpur F C by 2-0 goals in their new home ground at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday

. The Blues are the only team to have qualified for the playoffs thus far and they were notch their seventh win in a row here to cemented a top-place.

The strong defensive team of the ISL had been tasted in the 9th minute of the game, the Bengaluru defender Juan Antonio Gonzalez Fernandez right flank kick was saved by the experienced goalkeeper Subrata Paul diving to his right side.

Bengaluru FC. Surely deserve the breathing space as they had outplayed Jamshedpur right from the start. Created chances but just couldn't found the finish.

In the 32nd minutes while Nicolas Ladislao Fedor popularly name as Miku entered the scoring zone alone, in the face to face encounter Subrat Paul was pulled down him, the referee rewarded a penalty kick to Bengaluru, Miku was scored from the spot which he earned himself

Kumam Udanta Singh crossed passed all the JFC defender but missed to score in an one to one encounter with JFC keeper Subrat Paul which resulted in a corner. Spain mid fielder Dimas Morgado Delgado took the corner from the right and put a scoring ball in the box. Bengaluru skipper Sunil Chhetri, a small man leaps over Wellington Priori with a powerful header crossed past the keeper in the 34th minute.

With the goal Chetri was added another feather to his cap as the first Indian player to score ten goals in the ISL league and the score card read as 2-0 in favour of Bengaluru in the first-half.

It was month since Jamshedpur FC had last tasted defeat and with three wins and a draw in their last four games, but the team seems to be discoloured today. The most scoring team Bengaluru FC dominated throughout the game

. After the change of sides, JFC made several attempt but could not get pass Bengaluru goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. JFC was got more than 10 scoring opportunity but sometimes way away from the post and meet the Gurpeet on the way to post.

It was a disappointing day, the way Bengaluru was played today it was a surprising package for us. We were took time to reshape our team. Conceding two goals down in the first half it was very difficult to make the comeback. The Bengaluru team today took a new shape, normally they use to play 4-3-4 shape, but they adopted new strategy of 4-4-2 combination, said Jamshedpur Coach Stephen James Coppell.

It was great win team as our team scripted seven win in a row. The strong JFC was not in full form today. I am happy that we entered the playoff round with highest points. Sunil is a great player his hunger for scoring is always there in the ground. The India is lucky to get a captain like him, said Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca. .
This news was added and updated on : February 25th 2018
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