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Injury time goal helps Bengaluru to enter Super Cup quarterfinals
Sportslogon Team April 1st 2018


Bhubaneswar : The injury time goal by Bengaluru F C forward Kumar Udanta Singh guided the team into the quarterfinal rounds of the first edition Hero Super Cup, defeating Gokulam Kerala FC by 2-1 goals at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

Bengaluru were dominated the proceedings right from the first whistle as they fielded their strongest possible XI. But conceding one goal down in the first half, the dreaded combination of Udant and Nicolas Ladislao made all recovery for Begaluru by scoring a goal each. While Nicolas levelled the score in the 69th minute and Udant nailed the winning goal in the 90+4 minutes.

Kalinga Stadium seems to be luck ground for Bengaluru as they played two matches here and won both the matches. Earlier, they played against Jamshedpur F C in the Indian Super League match and out played them by 2-0, where the skipper Sunil Chhetri scored the double goals.

Again skipper Sunil took the led from the front, in a one to one encounter with Gokulam goalkeeper Nikhil C Barnard, who deflected the ball to the side line in the 11th minute, which was resulted in a corner for Bengaluru , once again Sunil’s straight kicks was saved by Nikhil from the bottom line. Nikhil’s double save frustrated star striker Sunil.

However the giant killer Gokulam scripted a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minutes, forward Henry Kisekka the Ugandan calmly slots it past Bengaluru goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh in a one-on-one position to give the lead to Gokulam.

Gokulam lead after the first 45 minutes, courtesy of a 33rd minute strike by goal machine Henry. In other hand Chhetri had been guilty of squandering away a couple of chances.

After the change of sides, great comeback by Bengaluru with Nicolas Ladislao scored the equaliser in the 69th minute. It all began when Udant was crossed pass Gokulam defender Daniel Addo and put the ball to Nicolas from a point blank range, who made no mistake to score the equaliser for the team.

Brilliant combination of Udanta and Nicolas were once again opened the Gokulam’s strong defence line. Speed star Nicolas who perfectly set the ground for Udanta and he scored the winning goal in the injury time and adjudged as the hero player of the match. .
This news was added and updated on : April 1st 2018
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