Live Football Score, ISL 2017-18: Bengaluru FC (2-0) Mumbai City Match Reviews

Live Football Score, ISL 2017-18: Bengaluru FC (2-0) Mumbai City Match Reviews

Edu Garcia and Sunil Chhetri scored a goal each for Bengaluru FC on their way to 2-0 victory over Mumbai in debut ISL match.

On Sunday Eve,It was a momentous occasion for home fans at Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru. For the first time, Bengaluru FC was making its way to Indian Super League. Facing off against a defensively strong line-up of Mumbai City FC, the Sunil Chhetri led side would have wanted to get on to a winning start to their campaign. With the advantage of the home crowd support, hosts beat Mumbai 2-0 with Eduardo Martin Garcia and Sunil Chhetri finding the back of the net.

Bengaluru FC register 2-0 victory against Mumbai City FC.(Source: ISL)

The first half was tricky. Bengaluru kept on charging in front but brilliant goalkeeping efforts from Mumbai goalkeeper Amrinder Singh kept the Blues at bay. Miku, who led the charge for the home team, found numerous chances, but all his shots on target went in vain.

Mumbai’s resistance was finally broken in the 67th minute by 27-year old Spaniard Edu Garcia, who made the most of a defensive error from Amrinder. A comedy of errors from the goalkeeper gave away a corner to Bengaluru. Picking up the ball from a low corner, Garcia swung past Amrinder to give its side a 1-0 lead.

Morever, in the Extra Time, Amrinder, who made a run ahead, which opened up space for Chhetri who did not miss from a close distance and doubled Bengaluru’s lead. A goal in the 93rd minute left no chance for Mumbai to make any comeback and the match ended 2-0.

Accepting the Hero of the match award, Bengaluru City FC skipper said, “It feels great to make a winning start.” Speaking on home fans that roared throughout the night, Chhetri added: “I can never imagine coming to Kanteerava and playing against the Bengaluru fans. You guys are awesome!”

Full Time: Bengaluru FC 2-0 Mumbai City

Hero of the Match: Sunil Chhetri

Emerging player: Abinash Ruidas

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