Bengaluru FC holds SC East Bengal to a 1-1 draw in the ISL 2021-22 season.
Bengaluru FC 1 – 1 SC East Bengal
At the Athletic Stadium in Bambolim, SC East Bengal held Bengaluru FC to a 1-1 tie. Nine games losing streak for SC East Bengal, The top four chances for Bengaluru FC are in jeopardy. SCEB took the lead with a diving header from Semboi Haokip (28′), but Sourav Das (OG 55′) equalised for the opponents with an own goal.
SC East Bengal goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharja received an early yellow card for fouling Prince Ibara in a frantic start. On the other hand, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu got off to a shaky start, misjudging a deep free-kick that went unpunished. Lalrinliana Hnamte’s shot from the outside of the box was stopped by the BFC defence in the 18th minute, the first major goal opportunity for either side.
Roshan Naorem received a yellow card for a shirt tug, and the resulting free-kick ended in Semboi Haokip breaking the deadlock shortly before the half-hour mark. He scored with a diving header, leaving the goalie with little chance.
Alan Costa almost equalised from Cleiton Silva’s free-kick seconds later, but his header sailed just over the bar. Marco Pezzaiuoli’s troops continued to press for an equaliser but went into halftime behind. After the restart, the tactician sent Sunil Chhetri to shift the tone of the game.
In the 55th Minute, Sourav Das scored an own goal after he miscued his header which went past through his goalkeeper on the near post. Ibara was a constant threat and had the chance to give BFC the advantage after the hour mark but his header went over the crossbar. Hira Mondal cleared Chhetri’s strike from 10-yards out at the 71st-minute which denies a lead for Bengaluru FC.
Bengaluru FC piled on more pressure as substitute Ankit Mukherjee picked up a yellow card for a foul on Ashique Kuruniyan in the late stages of the match. Udanta Singh also took an attempt at goal but he sliced across the ball which swerved away from the target. Five minutes were added for stoppages but neither side was able to find the winning goal as they settled for a point each.
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