Bengaluru FC vs North East United, ISL 2018 Highlights: Bengaluru FC defeated North East United 2-1 in the 64th match of 2018-19 edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) to take the top spot in the table. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu stood as a strong wall for the hosts and if not for their goalkeeper, the Blues would have tasted another defeat.
Playing at the Kanteerva Stadium, Bengaluru FC took the lead in the first half with an own goal from Mislav Komorski. NEUFC gave a spirited performance in the second half, created multiple chances and got their award with an equaliser from Gallego before Chencho got the lead back for the home team.
ISL 2018, Bengaluru FC vs North East United Highlights:
The final whistle rings out at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium and Bengaluru FC beat NorthEastUnited FC 2-1 to take the top spot in the table.
Robert and Leudo come off to be replaced by Keegan and Mascia.
Bheke looks to mount an attack but the referee's blown his whistle for an earlier foul and handed the defender a caution for kicking the ball away.
Bengaluru FC steal the lead back as Chencho makes it 2-1 for the hosts. This is his second goal in as many matches against the NorthEast United FC.
Gursimrat replaces Rino for Bengaluru FC. Tempers flare on the ground with both sides getting aggressive and hungry for a lead.
Triadis was 1 on 1 with Gurpreet. He waits before taking the shot but Gurpreet bridges the gap between them, comes close enough to stop the threat from a distance.
Bart had a brilliant opportunity to take the lead against the hosts Bengaluru but could not get past the Gurpreet wall.
GOAL! BEN 1-1 NEU
The stadium falls silent as NorthEast United FC equalise with a beauty of a goal by Gallego, who slots the ball through Gurpreet's tall legs to equalise for NorthEast United in the second half.
Chencho comes on to replace Kean for Bengaluru FC while injured Mislav Komorski departs and Panagiotis Triadis takes his place.
Robert's cross finds Mislav in the box but he hits it over the target! Mislav pulled up with an injury and he's made his way down the touchline along with the medical staff.
The second half of the action between Bengaluru FC and NorthEast United FC is back. The hosts are leading by a goal.
It's half-time at Kanteerva and Bengaluru FC lead NorthEast United FC 1-0, thanks to an own goal early in the first half..
Drama unfolds on the ground as Erik gets bundled over by Leudo, who sees a yellow for the foul. The players try to reason with the referee but he has made his decision.
What a beautiful save by Gurpreet, who uses his height to the advantage as NEUFC take corner. Reagan sends a powerful header but Gurpreet punches it away.
That was a brilliant chance for Bengaluru to double their lead as Bheke's long throw is reaches Udanta, who misses Chhetri by inches.
BEN 1-0 NEUFC
Brilliant pass from Rowllin, finds Reagan down the right flank! Reagan sends a cross towards Bart but it is just too high for him.
FOUL! Grgic steps in to stop Harmanjot Khabra from advancing and receives the first booking of the night for the visitors.
Gurpreet launches a perfect long pass to Chhetri, who tries to lay it off for Udanta at the other end but it's intercepted by Grgic.
Mislav Komorski. slots in Udanta Singh's cut back as Bengaluru take 1-0 lead at home. Bheke and Rino hop over a free-kick and Dimas passes it clean to Chhetri, who peels away from the crowd and lifts it over for Udanta.
No side has been able to beat Bengaluru FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium this season. Meanwhile, NEUFC are the highest scorer away from home. Will the hosts be able to maintain their record today?
NEUFC still finding their feet here as a ball from Reagan down the wing goes out of play. Few minutes later, Bart runs in but the flag was already up. First real chance of the match
ISL match between Bengaluru vs NorthEast United underway at Sree Kanteerva Stadium in Bengaluru.
NorthEast United FC - Starting XI
TP Rehenesh (GK), Mislav Komorski, Robert Lalthlamuana, Mato Grgic, Reagan Singh, Jose Leudo, Rowllin Borges, Redeem Tlang, Lalthathanga Khawlhring, Federico Gallego, Bartholomew Ogbeche (C)
Bengaluru FC - Starting XI
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Rahul Bheke, Albert Serran, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Rino Anto, Dimas Delgado, Erik Paartalu, Kean Lewis, Udanta Singh, Sunil Chhetri (C).
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