Bengaluru FC (BFC) team played a combination of agility and agility to win.
Bengaluru FC defeated Odisha FC 3-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match at Kantheerava Stadium on Saturday. Second consecutive win in the tournament. With this, the competition in the play-off stage got more luster.
Bengaluru FC scored more than two goals in a match for the first time this season. With this win, they remain eighth in the points table. But seventh-placed Chennaiyin FC and BFC have 16 points each. Bengaluru's desire to qualify for the playoffs has risen with six more matches to play.
Odisha is fifth in the points table.
Rohit Kumar scored the first goal for BFC in a slow-paced encounter. In the 25th minute, JV Hernandez's cross from the right side was met by Alan Costa who pushed the ball to Rohit Kumar. Rohit hit the ball very easily and thousands of Bengaluru fans jumped in celebration.
Bengaluru FC went ahead with the same enthusiasm and created another chance in the 28th minute. Sivashakti Narayanan dribbled the ball and Raikrishna elegantly added it to the goalpost. With this, the Fijian broke his goal drought of 10 matches.
BFC ended the first half with a 2–0 goal lead. In the 48th minute, Diego Mauricio of Odisha reduced the deficit of his team by scoring a penalty. Gurpreet Singh collided with him and Mauricio fell down. The referee gave a penalty for this.
Substitute Udanta Singh set up a pass for Pablo Perez to score in injury time. The fans of the home team were overjoyed.
Bengaluru FC will face Jamshedpur in their next match on January 18.
Gurpreet Nayak: Captain Sunil Chhetri was not allowed in the starting XI for BFC. Thus goalkeeper Gurpreet took over the captaincy on an interim basis. In the 73rd minute, Chhetri came on as a substitute for Shivashakti.
BFC's Parag Srivas was shown a yellow card in the match.