10.11.19: BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

Hero of the Match : - Erik Paartalu - BENGALURU FC
Club Award :- Bengaluru
Limitless Player of the Match : - Sunil Chhetri - BENGALURU FC
Winning Pass of the Match :- Raphael Augusto - BENGALURU FC
Emerging Player :- Ashique Kuruniyan - BENGALURU FC

BFC: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Rahul Bheke, Juanan, Harmanjot Khabra, Nishu Kumar, Udanta Singh, Dimas Delgado, Raphael Augusto, Erik Paartalu, Ashique Kuruniyan, Sunil Chhetri.
CFC: Vishal Kaith, Tondonba Singh, Lucian Goian, Eli Sabia, Edwin Vanspaul, Anirudh Thapa, Dhanpal Ganesh, Rafael Crivellaro, Andre Schembri, Rahim Ali, Nerijus Valskis.

10.11.19: BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 3-0 </b></font> CHENNAIYIN FC (FT)

ISL MEDIA RELEASE: Defending champions Bengaluru FC earned their first win this season after a terrific 3-0 result over arch-rivals Chennaiyin FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Sunday.

Australian midfielder Erik Paartalu got the ball rolling for Bengaluru with the opening goal (14’) before captain Sunil Chhetri made it 2-0 with a sensational strike (25’). Thongkhosiem Haokip rounded off a fine victory with a late goal (84’). The win lifts Bengaluru to the fifth position in the Hero Indian Super League while Chennaiyin, who are yet to score a goal after four games, are rock bottom.

Bengaluru FC asserted their dominance right from the start, creating several chances in the opening 10 minutes. Chennaiyin custodian Vishal Kaith was called into action early in the fifth minute when former Chennaiyin man Raphael Augusto did brilliantly to get to the byline and find Juanan with a cutback. The Spaniard’s first-time shot was blocked by Kaith with his legs. Augusto continued to torment his former team and should have scored five minutes later when Udanta Singh’s cross found his way to him, but he could not sort his feet out in time.

Kaith then had to pull off another save to prevent Udanta from scoring after being sent through on goal by Chhetri. Bengaluru’s domination paid off in the 14th minute when Erik Paartalu, returning from injury, rose highest inside the box to head home a corner from Dimas Delgado. Even after taking the lead, Bengaluru continued to maintain control of the game as Chennaiyin struggled to cope with their rivals.

Not surprisingly, the second goal came in the 25th minute. It was once again Augusto who proved to be a thorn in Chennaiyin’s side. His excellent lofted ball from inside his half found Chhetri in space down the right. The star forward beat his marker and unleashed a rasping drive from the edge of the box to beat Kaith all ends up and send the home crowd into raptures. The defending champions continued to assert their supremacy, displaying swagger and confidence as Chennaiyin looked out of sorts.

After the break, Chennaiyin displayed a bit of urgency and John Gregory sent in Lallianzuala Chhangte for Rahim Ali. However, apart from a header from Dhanpal Ganesh which went wide, Chennaiyin could not trouble their rivals much. Bengaluru continued to cruise through the game, giving their opponents no chance to stage a comeback. In the 83rd minute, Chennaiyin almost pulled a goal back when Dhanpal Ganesh tried to flick in a corner from Dragos Firtulescu, but his effort bounced back off the post.

Bengaluru, however, punished Chennaiyin almost immediately. A long ball from Paartalu found Haokip who held off Eli Sabia and scored past Kaith to complete a resounding win.


Hero of the Match - Subrata Paul: JAMSHEDPUR FC
Club Award - Jamshedpur FC & Bengaluru FC
Limitless Player of the Match - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu : BENGALURU FC
DHL Winning pass of the match - Udanta Singh : BENGALURU FC
ISL Emerging player - Mobashir Rahman

03.11.2019: JAMSHEDPUR FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> BENGALURU FC (FT)

JFC : Subrata, Tiri, Robin, Monroy, Piti, Mobasba, Bikash, Memo, Aniket, Farukh, Castel.
BFC :Gurpreet, Rahul, Serran, Juanan, Khabra, Nishu, Delgado, Augusto, Udant, Chhetri, Onwu.

ISL MEDIA RELEASE: Jamshedpur FC dropped points for the first time in the sixth season of the Hero Indian Super League after a goalless yet action-packed stalemate against Bengaluru FC at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Sunday. There were chances created at both ends with Bengaluru dominating the proceedings, but both goalkeepers' excellence came to the fore and the attackers were denied goals.

Despite dropped points, Jamshedpur are top of the standings with seven points from three matches. Bengaluru remain winless this season and are seventh, having registered three consecutive draws. The defences were tested within minutes from kick-off. Sunil Chhetri's piledriver, which swerved in the air as it travelled towards the goal, was punched away by goalkeeper Subrata Paul. Seconds later, a counter-attack resulted in Sergio Castel having space and time on the ball at the edge of the box, but the striker's low strike ricocheted off the woodwork.

03.11.2019: JAMSHEDPUR FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> BENGALURU FC(FT)

Bengaluru attempted to put the hosts under pressure with efforts from Juanan and Raphael Augusto helping them test the Jamshedpur defence. In the 20th minute, a Dimas Delgado corner was flicked across goal by Juanan. The ball fell perfectly for Harmanjot Khabra who was denied by Paul with a spectacular reflex save from close range.

Jamshedpur fashioned a chance to score from a corner-kick before the break. Piti received the short corner from the right at the edge of the box, danced past a crowd of Bengaluru defenders before chipping the ball towards the other side of the post, but the cross was aptly cleared away by an alert Bengaluru defence. The end-to-end affair continued after the break. Ashique Kuruniyan set Manuel Onwu free but goalkeeper Paul won the one-on-one contest and kept the scoreline intact.

After the moment of brilliance in goal by Paul in the first half, his opposite number Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's reflexes were tested when Farukh Choudhary attempted an audacious bicycle-kick inside the box from a corner but the India No. 1 produced a one-handed save from point-blank range.Paul was called into action again when Ashique burst forward down the left flank in a quick counter-attack. The Kerala-born winger dribbled into the box and tried to beat the goalkeeper at his near post only for the latter to repel the effort. In the end, neither team was able to fashion a goal as the match ended in an action-packed stalemate.

28.10.19: FC GOA 1-1 BENGALURU FC (FT)

Club Award : FC Goa and Bengaluru FC
Limitless Player of the Match : Ferran Corominas - FC GOA
Winning pass of the match : Manuel Onwu - BENGALURU
Emerging player : Ashique Kuruniyan - BENGALURU
Hero of the Match : Udanta Singh - BENGALURU FC

FCG : Nawaz, Pena, Seriton , Mourtada, Brandon, Doungel, Jahouh, Lenny, Mandar, Corominas, Manvir.
BFC : Gurpreet, Rahul, Juanan, Khabra, Nishu, Udanta, Delgado, Augusto, Sunil, Manuel, Ashique.
REFEREE : Crystal John
28.10.19: FC GOA <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> BENGALURU FC (FT)
ISL MEDIA RELEASE: The first meeting of the season between the two Hero Indian Super League heavyweights finished all square after FC Goa and Bengaluru FC shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Monday. In what was a fiercely contested game in midfield, the teams struggled to carve out clear-cut chances but the visitors, who produced the better output in the final third, found the breakthrough through Udanta Singh in the 62nd minute. However, in dramatic fashion, Goa’s Ferran Corominas won a penalty in injury time and converted it himself to salvage a point for his team.

The result sees FC Goa join Mumbai City FC and NorthEast United FC at the top of the table with four points from two games while Bengaluru have now played out a second consecutive draw. The goalkeepers were called into action within the first ten minutes of an intriguing game. Corominas played a good ball forward to Manvir Singh who released Seiminlen Doungel in behind the Bengaluru defence with a clever through-ball. But goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu rushed off his line just in time to collect the ball. At the other end, Udanta Singh's looping cross from the right was punched away by Goa custodian Mohammed Nawaz.

The teams resorted to a cautious approach when going forward after the early hustle. Bengaluru had more of the ball than the home side but chances were few and far between. Seriton Fernandes took matters into his own hands when he picked up the ball in midfield, danced his way past a couple of defenders and played the ball to Ahmed Jahouh with the game nearing half-time. The Moroccan midfielder tried to chip a cross into the box for Manvir but Ashique Kuruniyan, playing at left-back, made a timely interception. At the other end, a Dimas Delgado corner-kick almost bulged the net directly but Doungel's header from the line kept the match goalless at the break.
28.10.19: FC GOA <b><font color=red> 1-1 </b></font> BENGALURU FC (FT)
The hosts enjoyed a period of dominance after the break, with the likes of Ahmed Jahouh and Ferran Corominas getting slightly more time on the ball. The Spanish striker was fouled as he tried to dribble into the box close to the hour-mark but Brandon Fernandes sent the resulting free-kick high and wide. Goa couldn't score during the period they were on top and Bengaluru handed out the punishment in the 62nd minute. Udanta collected a simple flick from Manuel Onwu at the edge of the box, outfoxed Mourtada Fall with a sublime touch and slotted the ball past Nawaz to score with the game's first shot on target.

Udanta's agility got the better of the Goa defence again on the right flank a few minutes later but the winger's cross to Chhetri inside the box was cut out by a vigilant Seriton. FC Goa came alive in the final minutes of the game, with Jackichand Singh wreaking havoc on the right flank and creating two big chances in as many minutes. His drilled crosses on both occasions failed to find a teammate inside the box, much to the relief of the visitors.

But there was drama right at the end. With Bengaluru on the verge of victory, a clumsy challenge by Ashique Kuriniyan on Corominas after the youngster lost the ball resulted in the referee pointing to the spot. Corominas converted coolly from 12 yards to send the home supporters into delirium and earn a point for his team.

BFC : Gurprit, Nishu, Juanan, Rahul, Khabra, Kuruniyan, Dimas, Raphael, Manuel, Sunil, Udanta.
NEU : Subhasish, Heerings, Luedo, Komorski, Milan, Nikhil, Khawlhring, Pradhan, Tlang, Gyan, Chaves.
21.10.2019: BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
Hero of the Match : - Raphael Augusto ( BENGALURU)
Club Award : - Bengaluru FC and North East United FC
Limitless Player of the Match : - Asamoah Gyan (North East United)
ISL Emerging player : - Nishu Kumar ( BENGALURU)

ISL MEDIA : Defending champions Bengaluru FC were held to a goalless draw by a spirited NorthEast United FC in their first game of the 2019-20 Hero Indian Super League at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Monday. There were debuts handed out to several new signings, including Asamoah Gyan, Raphael Augusto and Ashique Kuruniyan, but the teams couldn't be separated at the end of 90 minutes in what was a riveting contest.
21.10.2019: BENGALURU FC <b><font color=red> 0-0 </b></font> NORTH EAST UNITED (FT)
Bengaluru got off the blocks quickly and pressed NorthEast high up the field.Ashique announced his arrival with a trademark solo run from the left-back position in the 15th minute. The former FC Pune City player beat three players on his way into the box but shot wide of the mark.NorthEast United were pinned to their own half in the early stages but were the first to have a shot on target. Collecting a layoff from Asamoah Gyan, Uruguayan Martin Chaves dribbled past Juanan and forced a diving save from Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in the 21st minute.

A few minutes later, Raphael Augusto split the Highlanders' defence with an exquisite pass that released Udanta into the box but the Indian winger failed to test the goalkeeper with a wayward shot from a promising position.The intensity dropped as the first half wore on. The Bengaluru defence failed to clear a loose ball inside the box after the half-hour mark and Rahul Bheke's header back to Gurpreet ended up with Chaves who slashed wide in front of an open goal.

The game opened up after the break and both teams started finding openings. Martin Chaves' rampaging run through the centre in the 52nd minute caught the Bengaluru defence off-guard. The forward found Gyan in space inside the box and the Ghanaian striker's splendid effort bounced back off the bar.Bengaluru, however, responded by fashioning two huge chances. Sunil Chhetri won a header at the back post and found Michael Onwu at point-blank range but he could not sort his feet out in time and the danger was cleared.

A headed clearance by Mislav Komorski after the hour-mark fell to Nishu Kumar who unleashed a powerful strike at the goal which Subhasish Roy Chowdhury in the Highlanders’ goal brilliantly kept out with one hand while diving to his right.Carles Cuadrat brought Eugeneson Lyngdoh on with less than ten minutes to go as Bengaluru tried to find a late winner but the NorthEast defence, led by Komorski and Kai Heerings, and screened by an ever-present Jose Leudo in midfield, did well to close the gaps, frustrate the hosts and pick up a point.

90': 4 minutes added time.
85': The defending champions are in search of a goal, creating pressure in North East half in the heavy ground.
77': Chance wasted by Bengaluru......Delgado after got past a host of defender failed to pass to Sunil who was in a clear position. Ball ultimately cleared by North East defense.
73': Scores are 0-0. Bengaluru FC are enjoying the territorial advantage.
69': YELLOW CARD to Subhasish from time wasting.
65': A brilliant save by Subhasish ..... saved a long ranger of Nishu of a low free kick from Delgado .
60': It's raining heavily at Bengaluru.
53': Sunil missed a easy chance of a counter attack, his shot hit a defender inside the danger zone and went out.
51': Chance missed by North East.......Gyan's shot hit the bar of a pass from Chaves.
46': Second session starts.
45': 1 minute added time.
42': Sunil's powerful shot of a cross pass from Nishu hit the hand of Heerings. Bengaluru's appeal for penalty denied by Referee.
33': Chaves shoots wide from a close range after Rahul failed to clear the ball from the danger zone.
26': Chance for Udanta.....but he shoots wide of a pass from Raphel.
25': Both the teams are now creating chances trying to utilise both the flanks. Though score are 0-0.
15': A long run by Ashique down the left got past three defenders but places wide of the target.
10': Score are 0-0. Midfield battle so far. Neither of the teams could create any positive opening so far.
0': Match started at Bengaluru.