ISL: Injury-time penalty goal hands Bengaluru FC second straight defeat at fortress

first_imgTrindade Goncalves converted a late penalty as Jamshedpur FC subjected Bengaluru FC to their second consecutive loss at home after the visitors managed a 1-0 victory at the Sree Kanteevara Stadium in Bengaluru on Thursday.Goncalves kept his cool to find the net off an injury time penalty as Jamshedpur won full points for only the second time in the league.On the other hand, Bengaluru were keen to get back to winning ways after their defeat against Chennaiyin FC in the last game. With the Bengaluru crowd and the West Block Blues backing them, they began well as always but Jamshedpur took the cake in the end. Jamshedpur now have nine points from six matches, the same as FC Pune City and are placed sixth in the league table.The defeat was Bengaluru’s third in seven matches but despite the loss, Sunil Chhetri-led club are placed second in the league table behind FC Goa with 12 points. However, Goa have two games in hand and have a huge opportunity to open up a good point gap.Bengaluru FC were keen to get back to winning ways after their defeat against Chennaiyin FC in the previous game. With the crowd backing them, they started well but, just like the previous clash, Jamshedpur FC had the last laugh with a dramatic winner in the 90th minute of play.The fierce battle seemed destined for a draw after both teams went close in either half but took a dramatic turn in the final minute of play. Substitute Sameehg Doutie made his trademark run towards the goal with the ball ahead of him and was tripped from behind by Rahul Bheke. The referee promptly awarded a penalty in the final minute which Trindade converted by showing nerves of steel.advertisementIt was a dramatic end to a match which could have gone either way in the 90 minutes of play.Jamshedpur, for instance, went close twice in quick succession in the 54th and 61st minutes. At first, Kervens Belfort had a golden opportunity to give his team the lead but goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh made a super save when his outstretched legs kept the close-range attempt away.Seven minutes later, Belfort played a delightful through ball for Jerry Mawhmingthanga, leaving the Bengaluru defence in tatters, but Jerry’s effort missed the target by a whisker.Bengaluru, too, came agonisingly close to securing the opening goal with 19 shots on goal. Captain Sunil Chhetri had the best chance in the 77th minute when he found himself with just the goalkeeper to beat. But the striker hit straight into the onrushing goalkeeper Subrata Paul, much to the disappointment of the home crowd.last_img

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