Champions FC Goa (FCG) completed their Durand Cup 2022 marketing campaign with a 2-2 draw towards the Sunil Chhetri-led Bengaluru FC (BFC) in a Group A encounter on the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK), right here on Tuesday.
The Gaurs got here from behind within the second half to share the spoils with Phrangki Buam and Lesly Rebello scoring to cancel out first-half targets by Sunil Chhetri and N Siva Sakthi.
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The Blues dominated the sport from the beginning and had nearly all of the possession within the first half. They didn’t give the Gaurs any probability to calm down within the sport. They had been creating openings within the Gaur’s half and placing stress on the children.
The primary aim got here within the twenty fourth minute from a free-kick, after Rohit Kumar was fouled simply exterior the field. Sunil Chhetri curled one delightfully into the highest proper nook to present BFC a deserving lead. It was the talisman’s third aim of the match.
BFC continued to dominate within the center with Bruno Ramires specifically, who was offering correct balls to the wingers Udanta Singh and Namgyal Bhutia. The pair had been all the time prepared to run into the open areas left by the Goan defence.
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One such ball from Bruno discovered Udanta who headed it throughout the six-yard field for N Siva Sakthi to attain his second of the match and double BFC’s lead.
BFC started the second half brightly however FCG confirmed extra vigour and starvation to come back again within the sport. They began to press larger up the pitch and began to create extra possibilities. The BFC midfield and defence got here underneath stress and the primary aim got here from a mistake by them.
A weak header to the keeper by Rohit Kumar was poached by Buam, who rounded off keeper Amrit Gope, to complete with consummate ease.
Goa had their spirits up and began to have much more significant assaults. The second aim got here within the 63rd minute from a darting run by Vasim Inamdar, who pushed the ball forward for Captain Lesley Rebello to complete from in-between the keeper’s legs.
The Gaurs ended their Durand Cup marketing campaign with 4 factors whereas Bengaluru have seven factors from three video games. Bengaluru FC will play Mohammedan SC on September 2 to resolve the Winners of Group A.
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