Super Cup 2018 Final Highlights: Bengaluru FC thrash East Bengal 4-1 to lift inaugural Super Cup trophy

Super Cup 2018 Final: Bengaluru FC turned their dispair of not lifting the ISL title into glory by winning the inaugural Super League in Bhubaneswar.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: April 20, 2018 6:48:27 pm
sunil chhetri Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal: Sunil Chhetri’s Bengaluru FC beat East Bengal in the final of Super Cup. (Source: ISL)

Super Cup Final Score and Updates: Bengaluru FC faced the prospect of going without a trophy for the first time since their formation in 2013. They had suffered disappointment in the ISL Final and wanted to turn the result upside down in the next final with I-League’s East Bengal making their way to the Super Cup final. At the Kalinga Stadium, the Blues emerged as deserved victors with a 4-1 margin as East Bengal played catchup following a ludicrous sending off in the first half. A brace from Sunil Chhetri and another from Miku sealed the deal in favour of Bengaluru FC in the second half. In so doing, East Bengal coach Khalid Jamil’s quest to win a first trophy with the Kolkata club was extended further.

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Super Cup Final 2018 Score, Bengaluru FC vs East Bengal FC Updates

17:58 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
FULL TIME!

Bengaluru FC are crowned champions of the inaugural Super Cup. Commiserations for the numerous East Bengal fans in the stands at the Kalinga Stadium. It has finished 4-1 in favour of Bengaluru and the victory lap led by Sunil Chhetri has begun. They go around the pitch and applaud all the fans for making the trip with them. 

17:52 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
GOAL!

A wonderful cross and Sunil Chhetri rises above the defenders to head home his second of the evening. BFC lead 4-1. Surely no way back for East Bengal. 

17:52 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
SAVED!

CHANCE! Toni launches the counter and feeds Udanta down the right, whose cross is deflected on target but Umaid manages to tip it over. 1-3.

17:34 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
GOAL!

Minutes after scoring the penalty, Miku nets in the third goal for Bengaluru FC. A superb pass from Victor Perez finds Miku in acres of space and he shoots it straight into the top corner. Fantastic shot and with this Miku has now scored 20 goals mark in all competitions!BFC  lead 3-1

17:30 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
PENALTY!

A thunderous volley by Johnson but Umaid is there to save it again but the referee's awarded a penalty for a foul. Sunil Chhetri's standing over it and a composed finish - sends the keeper the wrong way, and slots it home. Fifth goal of the campaign. BFC lead 2-1

17:27 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
CHANCE!

A low cross from Udanta from the right and Miku latches onto it, a toe-poke towards the goal, but Umaid is there to block. 1-1.

17:21 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
SAVED BY GURPREET!

An hour played at the Kalinga Stadium, Ralte is tripped by Lenny Rodriguez. Free kick in a dangerous area. Al Amna with a dipping free-kick in that is palmed away by Gurpreet at the very end. Big hand there by Gurpreet to keep scores even

17:12 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
GOAL DISALLOWED!

East Bengal have a goal disallowed for offside. Kromah is not pleased after he gets on the end of a spill from Gurpreet having saved a shot from Lobo from inside the box. Saves one but not the second but the goal won't stand. Flag is up for offside and rightfully so. He was in an offside position when the initial shot from Lobo was taken. Stays 1-1 with 52 minutes played

17:05 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Second half underway!

Players make their way out of the tunnel at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Second half is underway. It is 1-1 between Bengaluru FC and East Bengal. Once again a reminder that Bengaluru have the player advantage. 

16:52 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Half-time

And that's the half-time whistle. The first half has seen goals, tackles, elbows, punches, yellow cards, red card. It's all square at the Kalinga Stadium but Bengaluru now have an advantage going into the second-half

16:48 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Red Card

Samad Mallik of East Bengal given a red card for punching Subhashish in the face just a minute before the half time. EB are reduced to ten men. This can prove very costly for the men in red and yellow.

16:43 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
GOAL! EB 1-1 BFC

Perez' take finds Rahul Bheke who sends in a diving header to equalise the game at 1-1 in the first-half.  What an intensely thrilling Super Cup final underway. 

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16:31 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
GOAL!

East Bengal take 1-0 lead in the first half. Gurpreet punches the ball away but Kromah finds the net in the 27th minute with a brilliant header.  

16:25 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Gurpreet untroubled

Ralte on the attack, dribbles past the defense of Bengaluru and the shot at the goal is wide. A lot of exchange in possession taking place in the middle.

16:20 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Ubaid saves

Miku plays a perfect pass in for Sunil Chhetri who has a swing towards goal and forces Ubaid to get down and make the save. For those who do not know, Chhetri is a former East Bengal player.

16:17 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
EB attack

Brilliant run by East Bengal, who attack early in the game. Ralte makes a run down the right flank and the cross is a little too forward for Kromah. 

16:11 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
EB miss their chance

That was East Bengal's chance of an early goal after they were given free kick from a dangerous area but Katsumi sends it over the crossbar.

16:09 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Yellow cards

Eight minutes into the game and the referee is handing yellow cards. Goes to show how intense the match is going to be. Johnson and Gurpreet are shown a caution after they're adjudged to have brought Kromah down.

16:07 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
East Bengal corner

After Bengaluru's failed attempt, EB win a corner, their first and Yusa takes it. Goes for another corner but the ball lands safely in the hands of Gurpreet.

16:04 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Final underway

The Super Cup final between East Bengal and Bengaluru FC underway in Bhubaneshwar. The Blues earn their first corner early in the game.

15:58 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Ten minutes to go

The players are out on the field. Ten minutes left for kick-off for the final of Super Cup.

15:50 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Starting line-up
15:48 (IST) 20 Apr 2018
Super Cup final

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the final of inaugural Super Cup in which Bengaluru FC meet East Bengal in hope of title-finish in Bhubaneshwar. The Blues' will be desperately hoping of winning this one to avoid going this season without a trophy.

I-League, East Bengal, East Bengal vs Minerva Punjab, I-League news, sports news, football, Indian Express East Bengal face Bengaluru FC in the Super Cup final. (Source: Twitter)

Bengaluru FC will be counting on the services of Miku and captain Sunil Chhetri to avoid a season going trophy-less as they face old-rivals East Bengal in the final of Super Cup 2018 on Friday in Bhubaneshwar. The Blues' lost to Chennaiyin FC in the final of Indian Super League but will look at their Super Cup semifinal clash against Mohun Bagan for motivation where they defeated the Kolkata rivals by a scoreline of 4-2, despite going a man down. Bengal, on the other hand, defeated FC Goa in the semis 1-0.