ISL 2018-19, Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa Highlights: Ten-man Bengaluru FC sealed their place at the top of the table with a stunning 3-0 win over FC Goa in the Indian Super League o Thursday. Full-back Nishu Kumar received his second yellow card and was sent for an early bath in the 42nd minute.
Down to 10 men, Bengaluru produced a brilliant second-half performance to pick up all three points as Juanan (50′), Udanta Singh (58′) and Miku (69′) wrote their name on the scoresheet. The win sees Bengaluru assured of finishing top of the league for a second consecutive season while FC Goa will be disappointed at not pressing home their numerical advantage.
ISL 2018-19, Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa: Highlights
Full Time: BEN 3-0 GOA
Referee blows the final whistle and Bengaluru win! They take three more points to climb on top of the table. For Goa, it is now three defeats in a row
4 mins added on
4 minutes of time added on. But it wont make much of a difference. MEanwhile, Miku heads it to Boithang who shoots but is off target BEN 3-0 GOA
Five minutes remaining in normal time and Pena brings Miku down cynically. No option but a yellow card. This is all but over for Goa. BEN 3-0 GOA
Zaid Krouch sneaks an effort in at the near post but Gurpreet is there to make the save! He dives low and pushes it out. BEN 3-0 GOA
Khabra's back-pass is pounced on by Corominas, who wriggles past Gurpreet and then lays it off for Jahouh to strike into a gaping goal, but it's off target.
Miku curls it into the right post and it is three goal lead for BFC! Surely game over now. Double change for Goa as Edu Bedia and Jackichand Singh are replaced by Mohamed Ali and Zaid Krouch BEN 3-0 GOA
Appeal for Penalty
Miku has the ball inside the box and he waltz around the defender and is brought to the ground. He is appealing for a penalty but no signal from the ref. Replays show there was a tug! Big moment! 63 mins gone. BEN 2-0 GOA
A thunderous shot from Udanta and BFC have a two goal lead despite being down to 10 men. BEN 2-0 GOA
Mourtada's headed clearance falls for Miku, who takes a shot from distance, but it's straight at the keeper. Another close chance for BFC. BEN 1-0 GOA
Second Half begins and Bengaluru have scored in the 49th min! The free-kick's taken by Xisco for Miku to get a touch, and Juanan strikes it into the back of the net with his left foot! BEN 1-0 GOA
BEN 0-0 GOA However, BENGALURU ARE DOWN TO 10 after Nishu Kumar was sent off. BEN 0-0 GOA
RED CARD! Nishu Kumar gets his second yellow card and that's it. He is off! BFC down to 10 men. Big blow for the home team. Meanwhile, referee blows the whistle for half-tme. BEN 0-0 GOA
Good work byLuisma as he tracks back to stop Goa from getting a shot on target from the counter attack. No change in the scoreline. BEN 0-0 GOA
31' FOUL! Desai is clipped by Rino Anto on his way forward and the Bengaluru FC man gets his name taken by the referee. BEN 0-0 GOA
This time it is Miku who receives a pass 30-yard outside the goal and he quickly takes a touch and then fires it on goal. But once again the goalkeeper stands tall. BEN 0-0 GOA
Bengaluru keeping the pressure and that gives some space for Xisco but he can't find the target. BEN 0-0 GOA
Pre-match rituals are over and national anthems are done with. FC Goa win the toss. Bengaluru FC will get us underway. Let's Play!
Bengaluru Playing XI:
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rino Anto, Rahul Bheke, Juanan, Nishu Kumar, Harmanjot Khabra, Dimas Delgado, Udanta Singh, Luisma Villa, Xisco Hernandez, Miku.
Goa Playing XI:
Naveen Kumar, Seriton Fernandes, Mourtada Fall, Carlos Pena, Mandar Rao Dessai (c), Ahmed Jahouh, Lenny Rodrigues, Jackichand Singh, Edu Bedia, Brandon Fernandes, Ferran Corominas
Hello and Welcome
Hello and Welcome to our live blog of Bengaluru FC vs FC Goa. Their play-offs berths already booked, Bengaluru FC and FC Goa take on each other in their Indian Super League match in a battle for the top spot here Thursday. The Goa-based side have a chance to go three points clear of Bengaluru at the top. Stay tuned for live updates.